HU Travellers Meeting Mongolia 2019


Horizons Unlimited 2nd Mongolia Travellers Meeting - Ulaan Bataar

Friday Aug 2 to Sunday Aug 4, 2019

It's All About Overland Adventure

Whether you're a seasoned veteran with wisdom to share or a complete novice hungry for ideas and guidance, it doesn't matter if you ride a motorcycle, a bicycle, or drive an expedition vehicle...

Horizons Unlimited meetings are for everyone who dreams of adventure along the road less travelled.

Inspiring, Informing & Connecting

Some people value Horizons Unlimited events for what they learn from the unique line-up of presenters. Some people value the chance to discover new products and services at the trade stands. Some people value just kicking back with a beer among old friends and new.

Most people enjoy a little bit of everything, and everyone goes home fired-up for adventure with a smile on their face.

Group photo at HU South Africa.

The event will include a packed schedule of presentations and activities. All within the relaxed and friendly atmosphere that Horizons Unlimited is known for.

Horizons Unlimited Mongolia 2019 Event Schedule

The event is taking place from Friday, Aug 2 to Sunday, Aug 4, 2019.

The Registration Tent will open for check-ins at 3:00 pm. The first presentations will begin after dinner. The event will draw to a close at Noon on Sunday, Aug 4.

Over the course of the event there'll be talks, demonstrations, workshops, discussion groups, challenges and competitions, with many presentations being repeated so you won't miss out.

As well as hearing inspiring stories of overlanding adventure from around the world, you'll get the low-down on preparing for your journey, navigation, first-aid, photography, filming and a host of other essential topics. Whatever your past experience or future plans may be, there's something for everyone.

Draft schedule will be available approximately 1 week before the event.

PLEASE NOTE: The schedule is subject to change at any time - all the presenters are volunteers and travelling, thus they may be delayed or unable to get there. Some may have anxiety attacks and be unable to perform! ;-) And sometimes travellers show up unexpectedly with great pics and stories, so we try to fit them in!

Presenters at HU Mongolia 2019 include...

Lobke Dijkstra

Lobke Dijkstra, Solob

Wildcamping - Isn't That Dangerous???
Tips for sustainable and safe wildcamping

How to enjoy the great outdoors and maximize your freedom, while minimizing your impact on the natural environment? In this presentation, I share my experiences gathered through years of wild camping; expect practical tips that'll make you feel at home in the great outdoors: from wild animal encounters to insect bite identification; from fire to water management; from the best place to the worst; from creative coffee making techniques to bush showers; from personal hygiene to safety considerations. All with a focus on keeping your environmental impact as limited as possible.

Lobke Dijkstra

LOBKE DIJKSTRA's nomadic lifestyle combined work and travel for over 15 years. After backpacking, cycling, and living in home-built vans, she spent the past three years on the motorbike, as a solo female rider criss-crossing her way through South America, Europe, Eurasia, central Asia onto Vladivostok, camping wild the majority of time and fully enjoying the outdoor freedom!

Dr. Tsolmon

Dr. Tsolmon, Mongolian Historian

Dr. Tsolmon is a leading historian of Mongolia from the 12th to 14th centuries. Enhance your travel experiences by learning more about the country through which you ride and its people.

Nargie, Chef

Nargie specializes in genuine Mongolian cuisine and hearty meals. His YouTube channel has over 4 million viewers. Watch Nargie preparing a true Mongolian bbq here >>

Mongolian bbq

Froit Valdo

Froit Valdo, Froit Tent Producer

Froit manufactures field tents and imports from Germany to Europe.

Froit, a ger tent

Froit, a ger tent

Justin Tully

Justin Tully

Justin is a former adviser of the Mongolian Mountaineering Federation and founder of Wild Nature Sports of Mongolia. He shares his extensive knowledge of trails to the peaks of Mongolia.

Justin Tully and pup

LOTS of presentations to come! As people register to present we'll list them here.

How about you? We're all here to learn, and there's LOTS to learn! We want to do more presentations and seminars - but we need volunteers to give them! Any topic you can contribute having to do with motorcycle travel, maintenance, planning etc, lasting 20 minutes or more, would be great. Please contact us here to volunteer.

Panel discussions at most HU events include...

Border crossings - How to get through borders with minimal stress and cost!

Packing light - Tips and techniques from experienced travellers to reduce weight and bulk.

Regional discussions - e.g. travelling in South America or Asia.

For Women Only - A must for the ladies, so be sure to plan on being there! A chance to talk to experienced travelling women without the men around!

Experienced Travellers Panel - ask the experts anything you want!

Walk arounds / Show and tell!

Tool Kits - Show us your favorite tools. Toolkit discussion.

Tents and Bedding discussion (in the camping area) - What works, cheap vs dear and which ones keep you dry, warm and comfy!

Farkle Walk - Take a stroll and talk about your best bike mods - homemade saddle bags, toolbox mounts, GPS mounts, seats, side stands, tank panniers, cup holders, etc.



The Adventure Travel Zone

  • Equipment Specialists
  • Manufacturers
  • Tour Operators
  • Adventure Travel Authors and Film-Makers
  • The HU Store

Exhibitors To Be Confirmed

If you know of any motorcycle or travel equipment vendors or tour operators who should be there, please suggest it to them! Vendors please contact me for details.

Facilities for a Fantastic Three Days

HU Mongolia will be hosted at the River Point Lodge in Ulaanbataar.
14 Tuul Bulag Street
Gachuurt, Bayan Zurkh District
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Join the fun at River Point Lodge, Mongolia. Aerial view.

Musical entertainment at River Point Lodge, Mongolia.

Learn from presentations by fellow travellers at River Point Lodge, Mongolia.

Join the fun at River Point Lodge, Mongolia.

I've already registered - I just want to pay!


ALL PRICES in USD $. Includes admission to all slide shows, Tech Clinics, demos, ride outs and discussion groups. Camping and Meals (Optional) are priced separately.



Full Pass

Register & Pay before Jul 25, 2019




Pay Cash on Arrival

Full Pass




Accommodation is NOT included with your registration fee. Camping, Dorm Room or Ger accommodation is available. See descriptions above. You are responsible for providing linens – sheets, pillows, sleeping bags, towels, etc. – for all accommodations.


Per Night

Tent camping, per tent

Ger, shared, per person




All beds are sized for one person. All accommoation is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to ensure your accommodations!


Please order when you register so you don't go hungry!

Friday Lunch - coffee, tea, bread, soup, rice or pasta stir fry, sausage, burger, boiled eggs, fruit and biscuits


Friday Dinner - Italian - tea, Bolognese or Alfredo with with ham sauce or Arrabiata sauce with pasta and cheese, mixed salad


Saturday Breakfast - coffee, tea, milk, toast, fruit, mixed salad, eggs, sausage


Saturday Lunch - coffee, tea, bread, soup, rice or pasta stir fry, sausage, burger, boiled eggs, fruit and biscuits


Saturday Dinner - Asian - Tea, fried rice or noodles, stir fry beef or chicken, or stir fry vegetarian


Sunday Breakfast - coffee, tea, milk, toast, fruit, mixed salad, eggs, sausage


Sunday Lunch - coffee, tea, bread, soup, rice or pasta stir fry, sausage, burger, boiled eggs, fruit and biscuits





days to go!

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Comments about HU Events

"So many trips, tips, subjects, discussions, questions, answers, experiences, insights... I could go on and on. I will be back, and back, and back."

"It was like being with family... a friendly group with shared love of adventure."

"Everyone was humble, genuine, and encouraging, and I really needed that kind of 'we're all just people' kind of atmosphere."

"You'll see and hear the most useful ideas on so many subjects that it boggles the mind."

"Full of very inspiring people who got me fired up again and motivated for my next trip!"

"What a fantastic inspirational weekend...we will be back."

"I have picked up so much information... and met some new friends and wonderful people."

"...a new league of awesomeness."

"Great atmosphere and camaraderie, especially at dinner time, and interesting presentations."

"I have learned so much, made some great mates and met some of the best people. I was buzzing by the time I got home. I have a little trip planned and just can't wait to get out there."

For more about HU Events, see some magazine articles here.

You can help!

If you have a few minutes, please download the poster (Adobe pdf format) and print off a few and hand them round your club or your local bike shop or anywhere seems like a good place.

Poster in pdf format (445 kb):

HU Mongolia 2019 meeting poster.

High res poster (742 kb)


Postcard in pdf format (614 kb) full colour Event postcard, can be printed 4 to a page:

Horizons Unlimited Mongolia 2019 postcard.

You may need to right click and choose "save target as..."


Join the Volunteer Crew

From welcoming travellers at the gate, to taking care of the campsite and making sure all the presentations run smoothly, the success of every HU event relies on the enthusiasm of its volunteer crew.

Dee Masters, volunteer extraordinaire!

"What a wonderful bunch of people. I had no idea how much fun I'd have by helping out!"

"It was my absolute pleasure to be able to give something back to the HU community and working with such great folks really made the event special."

Volunteering is a great way to make new friends, get more involved with Horizons Unlimited and have loads of fun! You can sign up to volunteer when you register for the meeting, OR click here if you have already registered and want to add volunteering.

Be a Presenter

We're inviting submissions for presentations, so whether you're attending the event or exploring a distant continent, if you've got a story to tell or expertise to share we'd like to hear from you.

We love to hear stories about your travel adventures, especially if you have great pics! Also, practical how-to sessions such as roadside cooking, navigation / GPS, trip prep and planning, adventure motorcycling medicine, packing light, setting your bike up, communications / blogging from the road, self-publishing your story, yoga for bikers, bodging / bike maintenance, self-defense, photography, videography, tire repair, safe riding techniques, how to pick up your bike, off-road riding, all are of interest.

There are 45 minute and 100 minute sessions available for talks, workshops, demos and live web chats.

Click here to submit your ideas


Submitting a Presenter registration DOES NOT mean you will automatically be included in the schedule, as we can have more presenters than available presentation slots. We will confirm one way or the other as soon as we can (but not immediately!)

Departing or Returning?

If you're planning an expedition, why not make the Horizons Unlimited meeting your official start point? Or maybe you're nearing the completion of a journey and would like a very public welcome home? Of course you might just be passing through and fancy marking a key stage of your travels?

We'd love to make you a big part of the meeting, so feel free to get in touch and tell us your plans.

Book your Exhibitor Stand space

Over the course of four days, this Horizons Unlimited event offers a unique opportunity to build awareness of your brand and talk directly to potential customers.

The Adventure Travel Zone occupies a central position at the event site and is exclusive to trade stands representing the overland adventure travel market.

Choose between our Premium and Standard packages, both of which include on-site advertising and can include a presentation about your products and services. Be sure to let us know you want to do a presentation when you register.

Click here to book your trade stand

Advertise at HU Mongolia

Run a business that serves the overland adventure travel market? Want to spread the word at HU Ontario but can't take a Trade Stand? Send us a vinyl or roller banner and we'll display it in a prominent position.

Click here to arrange advertising

Mongolia 2018 Venue Location

Gachuur Road, Shiltgeen
35 kms east of Ulaan Baatar
+976 9917 6004
N 47 55 37, E 107 09 40


Local Hosts

Chinzorig Chuluunbaatar is the local host for HU Mongolia.

Chinzorig Chuluunbaatar is the local host for this event, assisted by Natalia Muñoz and the Drive Mongolia team: Navaan Baatar, Rene Poeschko, Tsolmon Orgil, Lhagvasuren Uyanga and Ariunsanaa Ganbaatar.

We're VERY grateful to them for stepping up and making it happen with a lot of legwork and effort.

We can always use help - please volunteer to help out for a couple of hours when you register!

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New to Horizons Unlimited?

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle. The website, HUBB forum and regular events across the globe have inspired thousands of people to follow their dreams and take the road less travelled.

Susan and Grant Johnson
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Membership - Show you're proud to be a Horizons Unlimited Traveller!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love overland adventure travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events such as this one (18 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.

You can join at a reduced rate as part of your meeting registration. Note that new Memberships with your Meeting Registration are applied as of the Meeting date or as soon as possible thereafter, not earlier, unless you make a special request in the Comments box when you register.