Jalman Meadows

In the uppermost parts of the Tuul River Valley, just a one day ride from the watershed of Asia, is Jalman Mountain and Jalman Meadows, a huge meadow along the Tuul River with a lot of wildflowers in the summer. 

Route:

Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area

Duration:

5 days

Price From:

US$ 290

Region:

Tuv aimag

Tour highlights:

Horse riding, Swimming, Mountain bik ing

  • Dayhikes
  • Yak cart rafting
  • Swimming
  • Reading
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Yak cart sauna

Dayhikes: From the lookout point of Hifte Gatsaa there is a beautiful

view over the Jalman Meadows and the Tuul River. You can order a picnic lunch from camp and make day hikes in any direction. Included.

Yak cart rafting : Load a lightweight catamaran inflatable raft onto a yak cart. A herdsman will follow as you trek for half a day up the Tuul River. You’ll have your picnic lunch at noon and return by the raft downstream through the Jalman Meadows to camp. Life vests, paddles and picnic lunch are provided.

USD 15 p.p. half day, USD 30 p.p. full day.

Swimming: The Tuul River is at its most pristine way up here and next to the camp. The water may be cold, but usually pleasant during parts of July and August. The river is crystal clear and transparent with regular deep pools.

Reading: A small library on Mongolia, with many recent additions, has been collected over the years and is available to guests in the Library Ger next to our Restaurant Ger.

Horse riding: Hourly, half days and full day rides are organized with local horsemen at an additional cost. Picnic lunch can be provided from the camp. There are a few hard hats and chaps, which is why serious riders are best advised to bring their own. Full day rides should be preordered. USD 35 p.p. full day; USD 18 p.p. half day and USD 7 per hour.

Mountain biking: There are two mountain bikes that may be rented for the day for excellent excursions in the area.

Yak cart sauna: Bring a folded ger to the river by yak cart and build your own riverside sauna from it. Optional.

Conferences & lectures: At an additional cost for groups, seminars on contemporary, historical or natural  Mongolia  can be  organized, along with subjects like traditional Mongolian medicine and music.

Low Impact Ger Camp

Jalman ger camp has a maximum capacity of 30 guests in double occupancy gers and vehicles are parked away from the camp. The entire ger camp is fully collapsible, and do not have shower nor WC blocks. The toilets are long drop style allowing for natural decomposition. Showers are provided in a small ger with hot water using portable showers. All trash is separated. The camp can be relocated leaving no more impact on the area than a herdsman family would. Solar panels and windmills generate some electricity for refrigerator and kitchen use. Jalman Meadows Ger Camp is indeed a fully collapsible hotel.

Practicalities

Transfers: Operates daily as shared transfer on fixed times. Departs 09:00 from UB and returns 14:00 from camp.  You may at a supplement cost order a private transfer at any time suitable to you. The entire drive from Ulaanbaatar to Jalman Meadows with a 4WD vehicle is 3 hours and with a bus 3,5 hours

Tour available dates:

mid May to end of September

Overnight Tour

No.persons 1        
3day/2n USD 290 per person        
4day/3n USD 415 per person        
5day/4n USD 540 per person        

Discounts: 0-2 years free. 3-12 years 50%

Price Include:

  • All meals outside Ulaanbaatar.
  • All overnights in double occupancy ger.
  • Transfers to and out of camp on scheduled times.

 Exclude:

  • Laundry
  • imported drinks
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Hotel nights in Ulaanbaatar

This is a suggested packing list, which you should feel free to adjust to suit your needs. Please refer to our travel guide for more detailed information.

 

  • Hiking boots
  • Rain coat or warm coat depending on the weather