Gobi Ibex inhabits Gobi desert, the coldest and farthest north of all deserts. Gobi desert is an arid high plateau located in Mongolia and China and surrounded by mountain ranges. Other big game species found here are Gobi Argali, White-tailed and Black-tailed Gazelle, Wolf. The average length of the horns is 35-38 inches. The horns are slimmer and shorter than those of the Altai and Mid-Asian Ibex, however the cross ridges are often larger and closer together. General color is pale brown without a lighter saddle. This hunt can be nicely combined with the White-tailed Gazelle.
How to get there:
You fly to Ulaanbaatar (UB) through Frankfurt or Moscow or Seoul. You are met by our representative, assisted through the customs, and taken to hotel. We do everything possible to expedite the custom procedure. Next morning we organize a vehicle transfer to the camp.
The season is from July 1 to September 30.
Hunting is done on foot by spot-and-stalk. Jeeps or horses are used for transportation to the hunting area. Ibex are found in good numbers at 7,000-8,500 feet. During the day you will explore the upper edges of the mountains and examine the hillsides, feeding and resting areas through the field glasses. You will spot males, evaluate their size, and then complete the stalk.
The camps are traditional Asian yurts. They are warm, clean and comfortable with separate areas for dining, bathing and sleeping. Every camp has a cook and interpreter. You will find very good food and quality service. Electricity is supplied by generating sets.
In July and August the weather is generally moderate, with temperatures ranging between 50-80 F. Nights are always cool due to the high elevation. Mongolia is known as a country with 255 cloudless days each year. That is why it is often called the Land of Blue Sky. Snow can be expected at the tops in the last decade of September.