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Mongolian Impression

13 days

≈ $204 per day

$2 650

COUNTRY

Mongolia

STARTS / ENDS IN

Ulaanbaatar / Ulaanbaatar

DESTINATIONS

12 (Ulaanbaatar, Baga Gazriin Chuluu, Tsagaan Suvarga, Yol Valley, Khongor sand dunes, Bayanzag, Ongi temple ruin, Orkhon Valley, Kharakhorum, Gurvanbulag community, Khustai National Park, Ulaanbaatar)

TOUR TYPE

Culture & History

TOUR GROUP

Fixed date

START DATE

25 August 2018

END DATE

06 September 2018

SEATS LEFT

7+

AGE RANGE

7 to 70 year olds

Guide's Language

  • English

Available Months

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Ulaanbaatar

    Pick up at your hotel and travel to Baga Gazriin Chuluu for 5-6hours about 240kms, is a picturesque mountain at an elevation of 1,751 meters in the Granite Belt of Mongolia. Enjoy hiking for 2-3hours. Stay
    overnight in Ger camp. LD

  • Day 2
    Baga Gazriin Chuluu

    Continue travel to Tsagaan Suvarga about 240kms for 5-6hours. This stunning area is 30 meters high white limestone formation and created over thousands of years by natural wind. Hiking for 2hours. Stay overnight in Ger camp. BLD

  • Day 3
    Tsagaan Suvarga

    Morning we will drive to Yol valley (Lammergeier’s Gorge) about 220kms. This picturesque place is nestled between the beautiful peaks of the Gurvan Saikhan Mountain and shelters rich wildlife. Visit Gobi museum
    and trekking through the valley. Stay overnight in Ger camp. BLD

  • Day 4
    Yol Valley

    Travel to Khongor sand dunes for 180kms. Known as Singing sand dunes, the Khongor dunes are up to 300ms high, 15kms wide, and 180kms long. Afternoon we will walk through the Golden sand dunes. The
    view is incredible from top of the dunes. Stay overnight in Ger camp. BLD

  • Day 5
    Khongor sand dunes

    Today we will visit a nomad family and have a chance to see nomadic life in the Gobi. You can taste traditional dairy products as made of camel cows’ milk. Optional camel riding is available. Move back to Ger camp. Stay overnight in Ger camp. BLD

  • Day 6
    Bayanzag

    Continue travel to Bayanzag for 170kms. Here you will see saksaul forest in the Gobi Desert and red flaming cliffs, which formed by the erosion of the sand and rock over many thousands of years. This is the
    place where dinosaurs were lived 70 million years ago, and is internationally famous for its dinosaur remains of complete skeletons, eggs and hatchlings of the Cretaceous Period. Stay overnight in Ger camp. BLD

  • Day 7
    Ongi temple ruin

    Travel to Ongi temple ruin for 140km. Walking along the area where the ruins are situated. Stay overnight in Ger camp. BLD

  • Day 8
    Orkhon Valley

    Drive to Orkhon valley for 5-6hours about 240kms. Today we will leave Gobi already and be entered to mountain and steppe zone. Stay overnight in Ger camp. BLD

  • Day 9
    Kharakhorum

    Travel for 100kms to Kharakhorum. Kharakhorum is the ancient capital of Mongolia where Chinggis Khan
    established his headquarters in 1220. In 1235, his son and successor, Ogodei built a palace enclosed by walls. You will visit newly built Kharakhorum Museum and Erdenezuu monastery, the largest and first
    Mongolian Buddhist temple complex built on the remains of 16thcentury Kharakhorum city. Then we will visit a local cooperative to attend a workshop for making felt items by hand. Stay overnight in Ger camp. BLD

  • Day 10
    Gurvanbulag community

    Travel to Gurvanbulag soum (a local administration unit) in Bulgan province for 100kms, the area has an amazing view. Afternoon followed by brief instruction you will enjoy horseback riding. Evening you will be filled with a lesson on “Shagai”, traditional game and play with Mongolian friends. Experience on Mongolian archery shooting. Stay overnight in community based Eco Ger camp. LD

  • Day 11
    Khustai National Park

    Morning we will visit the nomad family, enjoy their traditional hospitality and learn about their culture. They offer unconventional home-made special dairy products, such as “aaruul”- dried curds, Mongolian salty milk tea – Suutei tsai and so on. You can interact with nomad people and get more intimate with their nature hugging lifestyle. Short hike to neighboring sand dunes for 5-8kms. Enjoy optional horseback riding for an hour. For dinner you will enjoy “Khorkhog”, is real Mongolian barbeque, grilled with hot stones. Evening we will watch how Mongolian skillful cowboys catch horses by “uurga” – traditional wooden lasso
    and training an untamed horse that has never been ridden before. Stay overnight in community based Eco
    Ger camp. BLD

  • Day 12
    Ulaanbaatar

    Travel to Khustai National Park for 200kms. On the way we will visit to Khar Bukhiin Balgas, an interesting remain of ancient town of nomad tribes dated back to 10th century. Then continue drive to Khustai National Park, is encompassing an area of 50.620hectare is the habitat of resurrected wild Mongolian
    horses, popularly known as Takhi (Przewalski’s Horse). Explore the park to see the Takhi horses in the wilderness. Stay overnight in Ger camp. BLD

  • Day 13
    Ulaanbaatar

    Today you will travel for 100kms to Ulaanbaatar. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to your hotel. End of the service. B

What's included

  • Hotel

    Stay in Ger camp (10 nights) Stay in community based Ger Camp (2 nights)

  • Transfer

    All transfers by 4WD Japanese minivan in the countryside

  • Transport

    All transfers by 4WD Japanese minivan in the countryside

  • Excursions

    Entrance fees to Protected Areas and sightseeing costs

  • Guide

    English speaking guide service

  • Meals(B,L,D)

    Meals of breakfast, lunch /picnic/ and dinner as mentioned per day itinerary

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