Azaa Choijoo was born and raised amid the rolling hills and grasslands of Mongolia’s eastern steppes, and has been a professional Trip Leader since 1998. Fluent in English, Russian, and Kalkh Mongol, Azaa is a graduate of the Institute of Foreign Languages in Ulaanbaatar. During the school year, she teaches Russian and English at a Middle School in “UB,” and describes her homeland as “one of the few countries with an untouched nature—a land with no fences, free and unchanged in millennia, with a magnificent culture where you are welcomed at every door.” Although she loves all of Mongolia, she has a particular fondness for the Gobi, with its vast open spaces, stillness, and variety of landscapes. A delightful leader with boundless energy and an incredible command of her country’s history, Azaa loves sharing Mongolia’s natural beauty and fascinating culture, especially facilitating visits with local families. “At first people seem shy and not so talkative. But after a few questions they become more open. I want my trip members to intercommunicate with nomadic families and experience their life.” When not leading trips, Azaa lives in Ulaanbaatar with her husband and two children, and visits her parents at their ger in the countryside.
Azaa was delightful. She handled all the trip logistics well, was highly knowledgeable about a wide range of Mongolian topics, and was an extremely pleasant person to be around.
Azaa was an excellent guide! She was extremely knowledgeable and considerate. It was great to have her as part of the trip.
Azaa is mature, very knowledgeable, and good working with people. She is also adaptable and will ensure that what is promised is delivered.
Azaa did a great job. She knows the country, the people, the history, the arts, and it was very good to have her, particularly in a country where very few speak English.
Azaa was able to adapt quickly to changing circumstances and provided us with a great experience.
Azaa was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Azaa was superb—very informative and responsive to our needs.
Aaza was an excellent guide. Our wonderful interaction with the people was facilitated by her warm manner.
An intelligent, knowledgable, personable, skillful, tactful, competent guide—A1.
Azaa was the best trip guide I have ever experienced. She was helpful, resourceful, patient, attentive, and unflappable. Without her, the trip would not have been as great. What a pleasure to travel with her!
Azaa was amazingly patient and unfailingly calm and professional, while also perfectly friendly. A simply wonderful guide in every way!