Our Trip Leaders

Our guides are native Mongolians working toward both the preservation of their ancient society and land. By maintaining a standard of excellence in authentic cultural representation, in factual accuracy and by sustainably informative means, these incredible men and women show their fellow adventurers what it’s like to travel Mongolia and live in this vast region through the experience of its nomadic population.


A dual Russian and English graduate from the Mongolian Institute of Foreign Languages, Azjargal (Azaa) grew up in the capital of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. A graduate of computer, guiding and TOEFL courses, Azaa has taught English and computer programs since 1994 and guided clients around the Mongolian countryside since 1998.


Buyantmaa’s experience in travel came at an early age, traveling between Laos, Mongolia, Russia, and the U.K. for primary and high school. She earned her B.A. in Tourism and Management from Otgontenger University, Mongolia, with a specialization in management, marketing, English and Japanese. A skilled guide with interests in historical and cultural knowledge, Buyantmaa is fluent in English and Russian. She regularly travels abroad, and has visited 13 countries and over 50 cities around the world. An avid swimmer, table tennis and volleyball player, she is a hardworking and active individual with a bright personality and a passion for cultural experience.


Chimedtsogzol (Tsoogii) was born into a nomadic family within Zavkhan Province, Mongolia, and grew up herding animals. She completed her English-Mongolian teacher’s certification and an M.A from the Pedagogical University of Mongolia. A veteran guide with over 9 years’ experience, Tsoogii has led expeditions throughout Mongolia. She combines experiences of travel with her knowledge of Mongolian, English and basic Russian to share her passion: exploring nomadic life and culture with clients from around the globe. In between summers, she teaches English at the National University of Mongolia’s School of Biology and Biotechnology.


A tour guide for multiple ethnic groups including Russian, British and American students since 2006, Khaliun recently graduated from Mongolian National University’s School of Biology and Biotechnology with a degree in Genetics. An avid traveller during her time at university, Khaliun is disciplined and highly motivated—with skill sets that include Mongolian, English, Russian and some Japanese, as well as field experience in Germany, London and various locations in Mongolia. She enjoys singing, reading, travelling and dancing.


Lkhagvaa grew up in the rural northern area of Mongolia near Erdenet, Orkhon Province. An experienced adventurer, Lkhagvaa gained valuable cultural and historical insights during his earlier journeys. At the age of 9, he joined the Art and Dance school of Orkhon’s morin khuur (horsehead fiddle) class, and in 2 years became a member of the Argasun Orchestra, graduating soon thereafter. He journeyed to the United States in 2011 to introduce Mongolian culture and heritage to American high school students. After traveling to Arizona, Utah and Colorado and working with a Mongolian national broadcast TV crew on the program, he returned to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to attend the National University of Mongolia’s Economic Studies program. With travel experiences in the USA, China, and South Korea and national awards in economics, mathematics and English, Lkhagvaa keeps our clients well informed on current events and the fascinating landscapes of Mongolia.


Native to Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, Temuulen has studied extensively in both Mongolia and abroad in the United States. Conversationally versed in both English and Russian, he has worked as a guide since 2011, experienced in leading horseback expeditions.


Undrakh is a native of the capital of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She spent the better part of the decade after her education gaining extensive experience in leading expeditions for discerning travelers throughout Mongolia. During this time she also served as a translator and foreign relations manager, fusing these excellent qualities to her guiding technique. With specific experiences in exploring the South Gobi and Hovsgol regions she merges the cultural experiences of reindeer, shaman, and horse trekking with her background in leading small group and private adventure travel journeys, typically focused on photography. She enjoys singing, dancing, playing basketball, mediating conversation between explorers and nomadic families, and photography.