Nov 15th, 2018
Mongolia Wilderness Float Trips
For the traveling angler, a float trip through the wilds of Outer Mongolia represents a spectacular angling adventure. Rich with native culture, stunning scenery, spectacular trout and grayling fishing, and numerous opportunities to hook the exotic and monstrous river taimen, these luxurious wilderness float trips are unlike any other. After a full day of floating and fishing through some of the most pristine and dramatic landscapes imaginable, you will arrive at a fully set up camp complete with a large dining tent, shower tent, multiple outhouse tents, and either traditional Mongolian ger’s with wood stoves or expedition style tents complete with cots and bedding. For those that enjoy the pace and solitude of true river-time, this is one of the ultimate adventures. In the past there were multiple outfitters operating multiple different rivers, but now both of the major float trips are owned and operated by the same company. As the true names of the rivers have been guarded over the years, the programs have retained the names of the original outfitters: Fish Mongolia and Mongolia River Guides.
Picking your program:
Now that both rivers are being operated by the same outfitter, and both have an exceptionally high level of service, the hard choice is which one? The group size, quality of the guiding and camp set ups are virtually the same on both rivers.
Delger River: The most outstanding feature of the Delger is that it is on one of the most beautiful rivers imaginable. It starts high in the mountains so it’s season starts much earlier and runs longer the other operations. This make it the perfect trip to combine with either Naadam (Mongolia’s largest festival) in July, or the Eagle Festival in early October. Just taking this trip as a scenic float is totally worth the price of admission. Getting to the river is more adventuresome than other programs because it involves a flight, and then an eight hour overland drive into the river. For some the drive might be part of “getting there”, but modern 4WD trucks are comfortable and the scenery is absolutely spectacular, making the trip most enjoyable.
Onon River: The Onon is also on a beautiful river, and as they charter directly from the capital, in and out of the river travel is quite easy. It also has a more prolific population of Tiamen and the unique armor trout. All the fishing is from drift boats and as it is a lower land river its season starts in early September and goes until the first snow fall in mid-October.
Contact Brian at 800.552.2729 for more information on fly fishing in Mongolia
July 7 – 17, 2019 – 4 spots
July 20 – July 30,2019 – 4 spots
August 10 – Aug 20, 2019 – 4 spots
August 20 – Aug 30, 2019 – 4 spots
Aug 30 – Sept 7, 2019 – 2 spots
Sept 6 – Sept 14, 2019 – 4 spots
Sept 12 – Sept 22, 2019 – 2 spots
Sept 13 – Sept 21, 2019 – 1 spot
Sept 19 – Sept 29, 2019 – 1 spot
Sept 26 – Oct 6, 2019 – 1 spot
Oct 11 – Oct 20, 2019 – 4 spot
Rate: $6,450 per person for an 8 night/7 day package
Included: Two nights hotel in Ulaanbaatar, airport transfers, transfers to/from the river, fishing permits, guide services, accommodations and meals including soft drinks, beer, wine and classic Mongolian vodka at camp, $500 Conservation fee.
Not included: International airfare, meals and drinks in Ulaanbaatar, and gratuities.