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Open your mind, open your heart, in a few days you will start a great ADVENTURE. Return to your roots. Start enjoying simple things like fresh air, the sounds of animals, sunsets, starry skies, a chat, a song, …
All runners who wish will be picked up at Ulaanbaatar International Airport. Pick-up will take place on August 2nd 2024. For those arriving on previous days, please contact the organisation by e-mail.
The Local currency is the tugrik. It’s composed of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 1.000, 5.000, 10.000 and 20.000-tugriks banknotes. The face of Genghis Khan or Sukhbaatar is represented on each banknote. The exchange rate constantly varies. CONVERSOR
Except in Ulan Baator, in Mongolia it is not possible to use the credit card or to withdraw cash from the ATM (Automatic Teler Machine). It is recommended to have tugriks when leaving the city of Ulan Baator. The Visa card is generaly more accepted than Master Card. You can exchange money in the airport or the hotel (high commissions). In Mart Shopping Center, you can exchange also (lower commission).
In general, they prefer USD, it is their second currency.
Premium Hotel****. Toiruu Street, Chingeltei District-5, Chingeltei, 151500 Ulán Bator, Mongolia.
6.-WHAT IS THE PROGRAMME ON FRIDAY, THE 2nd OF AUGUST 2024, AFTER ARRIVING AT THE HOTEL?
Premium Hotel Ulaan Baatar:
9:30am – 1:00 pm: check-in and bib numbers delivery at the upper floor.
1:00 pm to 6.00 pm: optional guided visit to Ulaan Baatar: Sukhbaatar Square, Chinggis Khaan Monument, National History Museum, and Zaisan Memorial hill complex for a panoramic view of the city. Gandan Monastery Complex included in the visit.
7:00 – 8:30 pm: Race presentation and following Welcome Dinner on the upper floor of the hotel.
You can check the weather forecast on the following websites.
Daytime average temperature: 23º / 25º.
Nighttime average temperature: 10º / 12º (cold).
Yes. It is not a problem but we need to know it in advance so that the cook takes it into account. Please, let us know ASAP.
No. Both in the hotel and in the gers you will sleep in beds with bedclothes.
Gaiters are highly recommended ONLY for stage 1 in the dunes, no need for gaiters in the other stages.
Yes, there are hot waters showers.
Yes, there are laundry service in the hotel in Ulaan Baatar as well as in the tourist camp of the third stage. You can always hand-wash your clothes.
Yes. So that you can enjoy the hot spring waters in Tsenkhe (stage 3 / stage 4).
There is toilette paper in all tourist camps but it is always advisible to have one of your own, just in case.
Yes, it is possible to charge electronic devices in common areas. Please, check your plug type.
In the Premium Hotel in Ulaan Baatar you wont have any problems. In the tourist camps the connection is not a prime one, so you better don’t have great expectations. To avoid any connection problems we advise you to buy a local SIM. You can always contact the racers assistance to help you in case you needed.
Yes, we will provide you with some fruits every day such as water melon, apples or mandarines.
Yes, It is. A small backpack is necesary to carry the mandatory equipment and a liter of water and some caloric food.
The official race bib-number must be visible at all times during the race on the outermost garmen. A second bib-number is to be put on the backpack and to be visible at all times.
Soon, you will receive the GPS tracks by email. Meanwhile, you can enjoy the routes as if you were a bird.
Yes, the race entry includes a 40-50 liters race bag with your bib-number. This is the bag you can leave at the start line every day to be found later at the finish line. We recomend to include dry clothes, warnm cothes, comfortable shoes, and other personal stuff. Your luggage will not be at the finish line, these will be in your gerd in the tourist camp upon arrival. We reccomend that your luggage be flexible, waterproof and easy to carry.