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Oyunerdene Battulga

I was born in a small town called Ugtaal and grew up with my grandparents in the countryside. We lived in a ger (traditional yurt) and moved from one place to another according to a season. Just as every other nomadic kid, I learned to ride a horse when I was 5 and herded sheep, goats, cows, and horses daily.

To me it was just a normal way of living and only when I moved to the UK for my undergraduate degree, I realized that the way Mongolian nomads live is one of the oldest and most distinctive cultures in the world.

So after studying and working abroad for nearly 10 years, I moved back to Mongolia to share the beauty and culture of my country to travelers all around the world.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Gobi & Central Mongolia trips, Tsaatan- the reindeer herder trips, Winter trips, Nomadic family stays & experiences, Private & Family trips, Eagle hunters (Altai 5 Bogd National park) trips "

Featured trips & expertise

Horse trekking in Orkhon Valley
Horse Trekking In The Orkhon Valley - 14 Days

Eight hundred years ago the Mongols won an empire on horseback. Follow their path from their ancient capital, Karakorum, up the stunning Orkhon Valley, past waterfalls, hot springs and ancient Buddhist retreats. This nine-day itinerary is perfect for travelers looking for a moderately difficult horse trek that combines history, culture and natural beauty.

Highlights of Mongolia
Highlights of Mongolia

Mongolia ranks high on the bucket list for adventurous travelers in search of Earth’s last untouched landscapes. The following is a list of top destinations to tick off while visiting the stomping grounds of Ghengis Khan.

Recent trip reviews for Oyunerdene

Trans siberian, Mongolia - Jul 4 - Jul 14, 2019

Traveler: Judith H. - Local specialist: Oyunerdene Battulga

Te trip was amazing. The organisation was superb and we were able to do all that was promised. Our guide and driver looked after us and we did not have to worry about anything other than having a good time.

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Oyunerdene Battulga, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Judith!

Mongolia eagle hunting trip, Mongolia - Jul 6 - Jul 9, 2019

Traveler: Trina N. - Local specialist: Oyunerdene Battulga

Oyunerdene has been a saint for helping us see the best of Mongolia. I am very happy and satisfied with the service we have received.

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Oyunerdene Battulga, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Trina for traveling with us and the wonderful review :)

Mongolia tour, Mongolia - Jun 15 - Jun 21, 2019

Traveler: Manzurur K. - Local specialist: Oyunerdene Battulga

I contacted Oyunerdene back in March. She was quick to respond and provided me a tentative plan. Later, I changed my returned date and stayed for 3 more days in Mongolia. She was quick to accommodate for those days as well.
When I arrived in Ulaanbaatar, my guide Jagaa and driver Ganbaa were waiting for me, with a placard with my name on it. They stayed with me for 10 days.
We spend the next 4 days driving through the Gobi desert. In these 4 days, we stayed with three nomadic families and one... read more

I contacted Oyunerdene back in March. She was quick to respond and provided me a tentative plan. Later, I changed my returned date and stayed for 3 more days in Mongolia. She was quick to accommodate for those days as well.
When I arrived in Ulaanbaatar, my guide Jagaa and driver Ganbaa were waiting for me, with a placard with my name on it. They stayed with me for 10 days.
We spend the next 4 days driving through the Gobi desert. In these 4 days, we stayed with three nomadic families and one tourist resort. The roads in the Gobi are unmarked, unpaved and bumpy. We didn't have any issue with the car, driving on those roads, and the driver was knowledgeable. We always made everywhere in time. On my first day, roads out of Ulaanbaatar were closed due to flooding. But the driver was able to find a detour, which made it possible for us to stay on track.
I went to Gandantegchinlen Monastery, Naartuul Market, Ongi monastery, Bayanzag, Yol Valley, Aryabal temple, and Hustai national park. My guide went with me everywhere. She was fairly knowledgeable and was happy to answer any question or observation I had.
Meals were arranged in advance as well. We had lunch and dinner with the families we are staying with or at the resort.
The best part of my trip was the stay in the Gobi desert, in almost complete seclusion. It's an almost surreal and unique experience.

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Oyunerdene Battulga, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Manzurur for traveling with us and the nice review! These photos are amazing. We hope to hear from you in the future :)

Trip to mongolia, Mongolia - Jun 5 - Jun 13, 2019

Traveler: Weila C. - Local specialist: Oyunerdene Battulga

Oyu planned a wonderful 10days roadtrip for us. There were 6 of us (grandparents, 2 kids and us). Activities planned were suitable for all (except grandparents couldn't climb the sand dunes) and nobody felt left out. We covered the Terelji National Park, sunset at Ugii Lake, explored the ancient city Kharkhorin and Endene Zuu Monastery, Ongi Monastery, sliding @ Singing Sand Dunes, horse riding at Yol Valley to see the ice lake and not to mention building our own gers! Our guide and driver,... read more

Oyu planned a wonderful 10days roadtrip for us. There were 6 of us (grandparents, 2 kids and us). Activities planned were suitable for all (except grandparents couldn't climb the sand dunes) and nobody felt left out. We covered the Terelji National Park, sunset at Ugii Lake, explored the ancient city Kharkhorin and Endene Zuu Monastery, Ongi Monastery, sliding @ Singing Sand Dunes, horse riding at Yol Valley to see the ice lake and not to mention building our own gers! Our guide and driver, Jagaa and Bazaraa toke really good care of us. We met friendly and beautiful people along the way and left Mongolia with thoughts of our next trip.

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Oyunerdene Battulga, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Weila! Looking forward to hear from you soon :)

Highlights of mongolia, Mongolia - May 23 - May 26, 2019

Traveler: Felipe C. - Local specialist: Oyunerdene Battulga

I was very pleased with the way that Oyunerdene organized my tour based on the information I provided to her. I was able to experience Mongolia’s nature, wildlife and people. The nomadic family I stayed with was great and their gers were in a beautiful setting next to a river and surrounded by gorgeous green hills packed with horses, sheep and goats. My tour guide, Jagaa, and driver, Gambaa, were friendly and genuinely nice, they showed me the warm welcoming attitude of Mongolian people.
I couldn’t have been happier. Thanks to them.

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Oyunerdene Battulga, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Felipe for traveling with us and the kind review! We hope to hear from you in the future.