You can call him Bold. Bold has been guiding for our company for over a dozen years. He has guided almost all the provinces of Mongolia leading private and group tours. Bold was born and grew up in a beautiful central Mongolian province, Arkhangai Aimag where he found his love for nature and outdoors. He was brought to the capital city Ulaanbaatar for university where he received his Bachelor of Mathematics from the National University of Mongolia in 1996. Bold successfully completed his Master's of Mathematics for Teachers from Waterloo University, Canada in 2018.
He is bold and strong like his name, knowledgeable about unique Mongolian nomadic culture and a friendly person with a great care for others. When not guiding, Bold teaches math at the International School of Ulaanbaatar. Because he has been working with colleagues who came from many different nationalities and cultures he has a great sense of how to communicate and connect the different cultures and customs with those of Mongolia. Plus, he is an excellent driver and you can be sure that you will not be getting lost in the Mongolian wilderness while you are traveling with Bold.
Munkhjargal is our key person who 'makes it happen' in Ulaanbaatar. She is a highly sought after professional interpreter and a tour industry professional. She has translated (including simultaneous interpretation) for visiting dignitaries from the USA and Europe and worked with a number of internationally recognized agencies that have had projects in Mongolia. She makes sure things are done right with the highest degree of professionalism. In the past, she has worked as the general manager of the Duut Resort Mongolia, arguably one of the more luxurious resorts in central Mongolia. She graduated from the Mongolian University of Humanities as a Russian and English teacher in 1996 and holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Management Academy of Mongolia. She has 4 years experience working in the Mongolian Parliament and 10 years INGO managerial experience with JCS International. Munkhjargal was also a team member on several international projects conducted by UNDP Mongolia and the US Embassy in Ulaanbaatar between 2005 and 2008. Since 2008 she has traveled to most of Mongolia's border crossings.
Agvaandanzan is our professional mountain guide. He started his guiding career when he was a medical student in 1984. He has been guiding Mongolia's great mountains since 1988. Starting from 1997 he has been a certified summit guide and he has climbed all the high-altitude mountains of Mongolia. The Khuiten Peak is the highest (4,375m) for glacier climbing and expedition and he summits this peak 5-7 times a year with domestic and international climbers. He is proud of his safety record and a high success rate in guiding. In 2008 he became the highest ranked mountain sports athlete of Mongolia. Agvaandanzan climbed the Nepali Palder Peak (5,896m) along with the Asian joint mountaineers in 2011 and became an internationally recognized professional mountain athlete.
Agvaandanzan lives in Bayan Ulgii aimag (a far western province of Mongolia) with his wife and their youngest son. His oldest son is a medical student in Russia and is a mountain climber as well. When not in the mountains, Agvaandanzan dedicates his time to train and prepare the younger generation of mountain climbers of Mongolia.
Sofia is our multilingual guide in Bayan Ulgii aimag and she speaks Kazakh, Mongolian, English and Russian. She is an expert on the lives of the Kazakh people. Mongolia is a country with more than 20 ethnic groups and the Kazakhs are the specific group of people with their own language and a unique culture. If you wish to learn about the Mongolian Kazakhs and their traditions including eagle hunting, Sofia is the right person to guide you! She is a highly responsible and very punctual person.
When not guiding, she works in a local school as a Russian and English teacher. She is a highly recognized teacher by the province's education administration because her students have excelled in academic performance. Sofia lives with her husband and 2 children.
Our tourists call him Ulzii. Like most of the Mongolian countryside boys Ulzii learned to ride horses from the early age. His guiding experience started when he was 16 years old following his father. Since then it has been 8 years as he became an officially trained and certified horseback tour guide.
When he talks about his tourists he calls them by their citizenship, like an American citizen, or a Swiss citizen. This is his way of treating his clients with great reverence. Also, he loves and understands his horses very well. Just make sure you follow his instructions. He even prepares Mongolian national outfits for you to wear in order to make you smell familiar to the horses. Ulzii lives in Khatgal town of Khuvsgul aimag (the northern province of Mongolia) with his wife and a daughter.