Mongol Rally

Mongol Rally

I did the Mongol Rally!!

Below is a map of our entire route from London, UK to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia:

Mongol Rally 2013

What is the Mongol Rally?

Imagine driving 1/3 of the way around the world through the toughest terrain on earth. The Mongol Rally is an unsupported driving adventure from London, England to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Our Team, The Drama of Llama, will be crossing nearly crossed over 10,000 miles of unforgiving deserts, perilous mountain ranges, and non-existent roads, in an ill-suited car for this type of mission.

But this rally is not just an adventure; it is a way to help those in need while having an adventure.

The most interesting thing about the Mongol Rally is that anything can happen in that span of 10,000 miles!

The Charities

Cool EarthEach Mongol Rally team will be raising a minimum of £500 ($760) for Cool Earth, the official Mongol Rally charity focused on saving the Amazon, and another minimum of £500 to a charity of their choice.

Set Her FreeOur charity of choice, Set Her Free, is a non-profit organization that is working to restore the lives of young girls formerly enslaved by the sex trades—the harshest form of child labor in Uganda.

We were committed to raising as much money as possible for these charities. Our goal was to raise at least $5000 to support 4 young girls for a year and save at least 20 acres of rainforest in the Amazon.

Also, our car will be handed over to a charity upon our arrival in Mongolia. (Post Rally Update: Um, our car didn’t arrive in Ulaanbaatar, but we still had a great time hitchhiking after the crash!)

All Posts about the Mongol Rally on GloboTreks

And a short clip of our experience:

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12 thoughts on “Mongol Rally”

  1. The Mongol rally is one of the toughest ones around. My friend, who is a professional racing driver wanted to race, but he backed out because of lack of funds.

    1. I understand how it can be hard to do because of funding, but it is a once in a lifetime experience that I believe you should have if you’re an adventurer.

  2. My brother did the Mongol Rally last year and it changed his life! Now he can’t stand to get on a plane because he just wants to drive everywhere ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a fantastic time and looking forward to hearing about your adventures.

  3. Norbert, I can’t see the map and would love to see your route. Did you stick to the original? […]Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia ?


    1. Hey Rafael –

      Thanks for letting me know about the map. I’ve replaced it. Yes, we stuck to the original route for most of the rally. We did all the countries you mentioned previously. ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Patrick McMullen

    its always my dream to do this. I want to be the first Deaf America person to do this Mongol Rally. I want do this. I am glad I read your blogs about this! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Patrick, by all means, plan on it! What is stopping you? I think it’s really courageous what you want to do, and I truly applaud you for that. Go forward!

  5. hi
    i have the idea of do the mongol rally in 2019, following(or trying) the central route you took.
    How many weeks took you to complete it?how many hours a day you drove?My idea is to drive at least 10 hours a day, but because we are very short on time, can not spend too much fun time in every city

    1. Hi Gus –

      It took us 47 days, which was a bit over what we expected, but not too bad. You could do it in about a month if you’re quick enough and don’t have much trouble along the way. Our driving times were all over the place depending on our “goal of the day.” Sometimes the next city we wanted to say it was just a few hours away, while other days we drove all day until 2 am or so. But, I’d say an average of our driving days were 8 to 10 hours, with stops in between. We also had resting/sightseeing days in major cities. We also lost a few days with our car crash and a sick day, so take into account any potential unforeseen events when planning your desired time on the road.

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