Mongolia Fishing Tour for Taimen

Fishing in Mongolia is wonderful experience. We have over 4000 rivers and more than 30 lakes - all totally unspoilt and unpolluted, and a fabulous place to catch a wide variety of fish.

Mongolia Fishing Tour for Taimen

The Taimen, the largest fish in the salmon family, is a real challenge to catch - try your luck on this tour!

11 Days
Starts from: 2266 USD
Group size : 4-12 people

Schedule 2016

aug 18 aug 28
sep 15 sep 25

The Taimen, the largest fish in the salmon family, is a real challenge to catch - try your luck on this tour!

Fishing in Mongolia is wonderful experience. We have over 4000 rivers and more than 30 lakes - all totally unspoilt and unpolluted, and a fabulous place to catch a wide variety of fish. Although many of them are similar varieties to those found in European rivers, Mongolian fish are much bigger and more abundant - much more satisfying for a day at the river! The Taimen, the largest fish in the salmon family, is a real challenge to catch - try your luck on this tour! The average taimen is around 33 inches and weighs roughly 10 pounds, however, there will be multiple chances every day to try catching fish over 50 inches.
Siberian White Fish, Siberian Grayling, Lenok, Umber, Baikal, Omul and River Perch are among the other varieties you will catch among the spectacular scenery of Mongolia's exotic nature. You will stay at a fishing lodge on the river Balj in the eastern region of Mongolia. The fishing area in the campground extends about 10-15 km along the river and the surrounding area is sparsely populated, with the exception of a few nomadic dwellings.
The peaceful environment offers a perfect opportunity to escape the tension of the city and just relax and unwind. The fishing season lasts from about August 20th till October 20th. During this period, there is no rain and water is usually transparent and at a low level, enabling the best catch. June 15th to July 5th is also possible as the water level is normal, however there is occasional rain.

We don't teach you how to catch fish we just show you where to fish.

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Full itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to 4* hotel. After lunch you have a half-day city tour including a visit to the fish hall at the Natural History Museum of Mongolia. Dinner and overnight in the hotel. (L+D)

Day 2

Tour to Onon river, prepare for the fishing

Early morning after breakfast, we will have a full day drive to Onon River, eastern region of Mongolia which will be quite exciting with exploration of attractive landscape composing of mountains, forest, grassland and rivers. Overnight in tourist camp near Onon River. (B+L+D)

Day 3

Drive to fishing ger lodge “Balj” and fishing

After breakfast at the camp, we will drive about 60 km to our fishing lodge to catch Taimen. The lodge is located in bank of Balj River which flows into Onon River. Overnight in the fishing ger lodge. (B+L+D)

Day 4

Fishing in Onon River

In the morning, drive to the confluence of Onon and Barkh River for full day fishing. Onon is one of the biggest rivers abundant with fishes. It begins from Khan Khentii Mountain range and flows 800 km on Mongolian territories and flows into Shilka River, one of biggest rivers in Eurasia. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Day 5 left

Fishing days at Balj River

Full-day fishing in Balj River. Overnight in the fishing lodge. (B+L+D)

Day 6 right

Fishing days at Balj River

Full-day fishing in Balj River. Overnight in the fishing lodge. (B+L+D)

Day 7

Back to tourist camp and fishing

Up early morning drive back to tourist camp, shower and relax. Then fishing in Onon River. (B+L+D)

Day 8

Fishing in Onon River

First day, whole day fishing in Onon River. (B+L+D)

Day 9

Fishing in Onon River

Full-day fishing in Onon River. (B+L+D)

Day 10

Drive back to Ulaanbaatar and city tour options

Early morning, after breakfast, we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Check in hotel. In the evening you will attend a concert of national folklore before having a farewell dinner. Overnight in the hotel. (B+L+D)

Day 11

Departure back Mongolia

You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport. (B)

B - Breakfast L - Lunch D - Dinner

Services included in the price

Hotel is based on two people sharing one room with twin beds at 4 star hotel
2 nights including Western or Mongolian breakfast
Free luggage keeping in the hotel while on tour to countryside

Tourist Ger camp:
Shared accommodation in tourist ger camp Ger (traditional dwelling) has 2 to 4 beds - very interesting and unique Western style toilets and hot shower facility is separate block - shared The restaurant serve usually Western and Mongolian meals Single supplement cannot be guaranteed but possible Click here to see picture of the tourist ger camp

Fishing lodge:
Shared accommodation
Fishing license

Private Transfers on each day:
Air conditioned and comfortable Mitsubishi Delica 4x4 off road van Highly skilled driver Airports pick up and drop off service Allow only 4 passengers for 5 passenger seats - Your comfort is our priority! Click here to view picture of the vehicles that we use for our tours.

English speaking guiding service throughout the entire time Local fishing guide

All meals as listed in the itinerary Finest Western and Mongolian meals, deserts Daily supply of bottled water: 3 x 0.5 bottle per day

Entrance fees:
To all scenic spots as listed in the itinerary such as museums, monasteries, strictly protected areas, parks, concert, road fees

Invitation letter for entry visa to Mongolia.

Services not included in the price

International airfare or train tickets:
Discover Mongolia! offers cheap international airfares and train tickets for our clients upon request.

Personal expenses:
Such as laundry, beverages, alcoholic drinks, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.

Travel insurance:
Our clients are recommended to get travel insurance coverage from their local insurance companies before traveling.
Single room supplement:
Single supplement is available at $70 in the hotel (for 2 nights)

Single ger supplement:
Single supplement is available at $25 per night at ger camps.

Deborah Higgs

Hi Tuvshinbat I just wanted to write to you and thank you and Discover Mongolia for the wonderful trip and time we spent in Mongolia. Everything was perfect - and Mungu our guide, and Zogi - our driver was key to the success of our trip. We will definitely be recommending travelling to Mongolia, and Discover Mongolia Tours to all our friends! And we are already planning our next trip one day!! Thank you once again for your excellent service. New Zealand.

Tour information

The best time to make this trip:

May to September is the best season, with the peak season in July for the Naadam Festival. July and August are also the wettest months of the year, but be assured; our climate is such that you will still have many sunny days at this time.


Discover Mongolia use the highest level, latest model, air-conditioned private vans or 4WD vehicles for the maximum comfort on your touring days. A day's drive in the countryside will be approx 200-250km.


In Ulaanbaatar, you will be dining at fine European and Asian cuisine restaurants. Mutton, beef, rice and noodles form the basis of the Mongolian diet, so your meals will be based around this. However, the trail rations may include vegetables, eggs, peanut butter, cheese and sometimes yak! On some days there will be lunchboxes from tourist camps. It is good food and our experience has been that guests are happy with this arrangement. Please let us know in advance if you are a vegetarian. Alcohol is not provided on the trip but tourists are free to bring their own.


We believe that comfortable, welcoming accommodation is vital to the enjoyment of your trip. You will be stay in a standard 3-4 star hotel in Ulaanbaatar and a tourist ger camp (traditional dwelling) with currency (220V), shower and other useful services (2 or 4 people per ger) in the countryside. All accommodation offered by Discover Mongolia is personally checked by our staff to ensure high standards.


An English speaking Mongolian guide will accompany the group at all times. The guide will be a native Mongolian person with great local knowledge who can deal with any requests and ensure that your holiday to become one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life.

Personal things to bring with you:

Warm thin layers of clothing are the best such as bring a waterproof jacket, sandals and a hat and headscarf to protect you from the sun and winds. Don't forgot insect repellent, sun cream, lip-gloss and first aid kit (medicine for headache, cold, diarrhea, runny nose; bandages; any medicine prescribed for you ). All your camera equipment.