Our short tour to Khustai and Terelj National Park was a nice trip to experience Mongolia.
Galmandakh was very patient and answered promptly many questions so I could put together a trip which pleased us most. This took quite a while as I had many questions and he did not always exactly answer all of of them…
Tara, our guide looked well after us. When we realised that her itinerary didn’t fully match with the one we had agreed and paid for (eg. visit of a family in a ger), she was flexible and adjusted her programme. When I fell ill, she cared a lot and did everything to improve the situation. Her English is not at a high level but she is able to give the required information. She knows a lot about Buddhism and everyday life in Mongolia. However, when it came to other topics like e.g. Khustai NP, the information was rather scarce and we felt forced to ask.
We slept and mostly ate at the ger camps. Both camps were nicely located with a good restaurant and even a souvenir shop.
The driver was experienced and reliable. The day after the trip he picked us up at the hotel on time and brought us to the airport for a cheap price.
As we had to change the schedule because I didn’t feel well enough for horse riding, the agency gave us some of the money back.
Our tour was subcontracted out to another company so it wasn't necessarily true to the spirit of Indy Guide. We had a very nice time in the Gobi but since it wasn't with Galmndakh directly, I don't feel I can fairly give a review.