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Mongolian discovery

9 days

≈ $199 per day

$1 790

COUNTRY

Mongolia

STARTS / ENDS IN

Ulaanbaatar / Ulanbaatar

DESTINATIONS

9 (Ulaanbaatar, Khar Bukhiin Balgas, Gurvanbulag, Khognokhaan, Kharakhorum, Tsenkher, Orkhon, Khustai, Ulanbaatar)

TOUR TYPE

Culture & History

TOUR GROUP

Fixed date

START DATE

25 August 2018

END DATE

02 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

    Morning pick up at your hotel and we will travel to Gurvanbulag soum (a local administration unit) in Bulgan province for 280kms in 4-5 hours, the area has an amazing view. On the way we will visit to Khar Bukhiin
    Balgas, an interesting remain of ancient castle of nomad tribes dated back to 10th century. 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 a community based Eco Ger camp. LD

  • Day 2
    Khar Bukhiin Balgas

    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 3
    Gurvanbulag

    Today reach the Khognokhaan Natural Reserve for 60kms, enjoy your walk on the holy mountain
    Khognokhaan. Visit to local Buddhist temple Erdenekhamba and ruin of ancient Uvgun monastery. Stay overnight in Khognokhaan Ger camp.
    BLD

  • Day 4
    Khognokhaan

    Morning you will enjoy camel riding. We will visit to a camel herder’s family. Followed by brief instruction for riding Mongolian Bactrian camel you will get acquainted with the camels and tacks. Camel ride will take
    about 1-2 hours across the sand dunes of Ikh Mongol Els. After lunch travel to Kharakhorum for 90kms. Kharakhorum is the ancient capital of Mongolia where Chinggis Khaan established his headquarters in 1220. In 1235, his son and successor, Ogodei built a Palace enclosed by walls. Stay overnight in Ger camp.
    BLD

  • Day 5
    Kharakhorum

    Today you will visit to Erdenezuu Monastery, the largest and first Mongolian Buddhist temple complex built on the remains of 16th century Kharakhorum city and newly built Kharakhorum Museum. Late afternoon we will visit a local cooperative to attend a workshop for making small felt items. Stay overnight in Ger camp. BLD

  • Day 6
    Tsenkher

    Travel to Tsenkher hot spring for 120kms. The hot spring with water at +86.5 degree Celsius is very popular in the area. After having a rest you can hike along the surrounding forested mountain and in the evening enjoy taking a hot spring bath. Stay overnight in Ger camp. BLD

  • Day 7
    Orkhon

    Travel along the famous Orkhon valley for 120kms. The area is known as the cradle of Mongolian nomadic civilization, where many of Mongolia’s ancient monuments lie within its borders. On the way you will visit nomad families who breed yaks and horses. Enjoy a beautiful scenery over the valley and Orkhon river. After picnic lunch continue drive to Ger camp. Stay overnight in Ger camp. BLD

  • Day 8
    Khustai

    Travel to Khustai National Park for 320kms. Khustai National Park encompassing an area of 50.620hectare is the habitat of resurrected wild Mongolian horses, popularly known as Takhi (Przewalski’s Horse). After open air picnic lunch continue drive to Khustai National Park. Stay overnight in Ger
    camp. BLD

  • Day 9
    Ulanbaatar

    In the morning explore the park to see the Takhi horses in the wilderness. Visit the Information Center for having an introductory presentation of the National Park. After lunch travel back to for 100kms to Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to your hotel. End of the service. BL

What's included

  • Hotel

    Stay in Ger camp (5 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 Horse riding and camel riding fee

  • 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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