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The flights

Flight con­nec­tions to Ulaan­baatar are avail­able from a va­ri­ety of hubs, such as Seoul and Bei­jing, with air­lines in­clud­ing Mon­go­lian Air­lines and Korean Air. Amer­i­cans don’t need a visa for Mon­go­lia, but UAE cit­i­zens can ob­tain a visa on ar­rival. UK cit­i­zens need to ob­tain a visa in ad­vance. Con­tact the Mon­go­lian Em­bassy for more in­for­ma­tion.

The trips

No­madic Road of­fers ex­pe­di­tion-style trips to Mon­go­lia in Jan­uary and Au­gust, and other des­ti­na­tions dur­ing most other months. A nine-day Mon­go­lia trip in Au­gust next year costs from $5,250 (Dh19,280) per per­son based on two shar­ing, in­clud­ing air­port trans­fers, two nights’ ho­tel ac­com­mo­da­tion in Ulaan­baatar, ve­hi­cle rental, petrol, third­party ve­hi­cle li­a­bil­ity in­sur­ance, the ser­vices of a guide and sup­port team, food and en­trance fees. www.no­madi­croad.com

A fully guided three-day, two-night itin­er­ary at Three Camel Lodge costs from $2,420 per per­son based on two shar­ing, in­clud­ing air­port trans­fers, ac­com­mo­da­tion, meals and ex­cur­sions in­clud­ing the Yol Val­ley and Flam­ing Cliffs. A re­turn in­ter­nal flight from Ulaan­baatar to Dalan­zadgad costs $300 per per­son. www.three­camel­lodge.com

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