Some useful hints for a longer trip to the countyside and the bigger cities.|
You may find accomodation at Hovd Hotel in Hovd city (3000 T) and at the Basteau hotel (5000 T)in Bayan Olgii, and the Ayanchin Hotel in Bayanhongor (8000 T) . The other cites have no good hotels or they are totally overpriced, but no warm water. So bring your tent with you and do some camping.
All aimag capitals have public hot showers, 20 minutes for 900 T. To be in the wilderness a nice 3-day trip is of concern: Ulan Bataar-Murun, continue to Tossontsengel or Jargalant. There you have a 3 days walk (100 km) to Uliastai or the track to Uliastai for hichhiking.
If something happens to you - accept it. Have some money with you, learn this damned crazy language and make friends with the people. A digital camera is a good thing for showing pictures, the people enjoy it very much.
For the long trips bring a cell phone with you, arrange a money deposit in your guesthouse in UB and make some preparations if you need that money. HAve also a credit card with you, all aimag capitals have bank companies who allow withdrawals in Tugrik with any Visa or American Express card.