DISCOVERY CENTRAL MONGOLIA TOUR/8 DAYS/
Mongolia is home of nomadic culture. Almost half of the populations still remain to leave nomadic lifestyle. Central Mongolian tours give you the opportunity to explore Mongolian nomadic culture in depth, combined with ancient historical sites, monasteries as well as natural beauties. Travel deep into the Central Mongolian countryside to visit lush landscapes, UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Karakorum-Erdene Zuu Monastery, swim in the beautiful Terkh White Lake, boating and fishing at Ogii Lake… It’ll leave you in awe as you travel, so come ready to explore this truly great land!
- CATEGORY: DISCOVERY TOURS
- AVAILABLE: JUNE TO OCTOBER
- DURATION: 8 DAYS, 7 NIGHTS
- DESTINATION: CENTRAL MONGOLIA
A Chinese, English or Russian speaking Mongolian guide will accompany the group at all times. The guide will be a native Mongolian person with great local knowledge who can deal with any requests and ensure that your holiday to become one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life.
This trip you have a two choice. First one is a highest level, latest model, air-conditioned private 4WD vehicles for the maximum comfort on your touring days. And second choice is Russian 4x4 Van. Also with 20 years’ experience drives.
In Mongolia, you will be dining at fine American, European and Asian cuisine restaurants. Mutton, beef, rice and noodles form the basis of the Mongolian diet, so your meals will be based around this. However, the trail rations may include vegetables, eggs, peanut butter, cheese and sometimes yak! On some days there will be lunchboxes from our cook.
PERSONAL THINGS TO BRING WITH YOU
Warm thin layers of clothing are the best such as bring a rain jacket, gloves and hiking booth. Don’t forgot first aid kit (medicine for headache, cold, diarrhea, runny nose; bandages; any medicine prescribed for you). All your camera equipment.
TOUR PACKAGE PRICE
|Group size||Price/Per person|
|No||Include service||Exclude service||Include service of Meals|
|1||Vehicle with a driver.||Items of personal nature||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|2||Fuel for the trip whole time||Beverages, alcoholic drinks, bar bills, laundry||Per day 3 bottle water for per person /1,5 liter/|
|3||English speaking guide||Travel and insurance||One time Mongolian traditional food /lamb with vegetables/|
|4||Accommodation/Ger camps and Hotel/||International transportation|
|5||All food, during the trip and at restaurants /Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner/||Excess baggage fee in the flight /15kg includes handbag is free of charge/|
|6||All cooking and camping gears.||Optional activities|
|7||National park and border office permits (area you will go is close to China and Russia border)||Single supplement /For hotel or Ger camp/|
|8||Airport shuffle||Gratuity for the tour team|
|9||Other small administration fees Basically, includes everything.||Taxi|
Day 1 - Ulaanbaatar capital city of Mongolia
Pick you up our driver and guide from Chinggis Khan international airport. Drive to Your hotel. Visit local outdoor market /bazaar/, Gandan Monastery and Mongolia national museum. Evening Leisure day in Ulaanbaatar city. Over night at Hotel
|n/a||n/a||n/a||Grand Hill Hotel||Dinner|
Day 2 - Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes via Khustai Nuruu national park
In the morning, our tour guide & driver will pick you up from your hotel and start our tour driving to Khustai Nuruu National Park, which is the site of re-introduction scheme of Przewalski’s horse, by Mongolian’s called Tahki. It became extinct in the wild in the 1960’s, and since 1992 has been successfully re – introduced to Hustai and other parts of Mongolia, from zoos around the world. Arrive at the Hustai National Park, visit Takhi’s small museum and continue drive to Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes. Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes, located at the Khogno Khan Nature Reserve, represents mini Gobi at the Khangai mountain range. Camel riding through the Golden sand dunes is fun and we will do that with support of camel man. Overnight stay to Ger camp
|280km||Asphalt||4 Hours||Ger camp||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
Day 3 - Karakorum - Erdenezuu monastery
Former capital of Genghis Khan After breakfast time, we will drive to Karakorum. Karakorum, the capital of Great Mongolian State where today there is a small local township. In the history, the city of Karakorum was founded in 1220 in Orkhon River Valley by order of Genghis Khan and after collapsing of Yuan dynasty of Khuvilai Khan Min state’s invaders sacked the city and massacred its inhabitants in 1388 and ruined it. After 200 years, Erdene Zuu, built in 1586, is the first Buddhist monastery to have been built in Mongolia and by various construction materials were taken from the ruins of Karakorum. At its peak in the late 18th century the complex of ornate gardens and 62 temples was home to over 1000 lamas. But in 1937, by communist purges the whole monastery completely destroyed. We will visit to Karakorum Museum, Karakorum Ruin Open Museum and Erdene Zuu Monastery Complex respectively. Overnight there.
|80km||Asphalt||1 hours||Ger camp||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
Day 4 - Orkhon waterfall via Tuvkhun monastery
Today we will drive to Orkhon Waterfall, but our first destination will be Tuvkhun Monastery, which is located in beautiful Shireet Ulaan Mountain at Khangai Mountains. The monastery was built in 1654 by High Saint Zanabazar who was a great sculptor and one of the biggest representatives of Buddhism in Mongolia. During Zanabazar’s lifetime retreat was called Bayasgalant Aglag Oron (Happy Secluded Place) and after his death it became Tuvkhun Monastery, the name which it is known today. Hike through the black forests and explore the monastery, and after picnic lunch we will head to Orkhon Waterfall. Over 25 m high Orkhon Waterfall is the biggest waterfall in Mongolia and one of the most attractive destinations in Orkhon river valley, UNISCO World heritage site. The surrounding areas of the waterfall were formed by volcanic activities dated back approximately 20,000 years (possibly Quaternary period). Flows of Orkhon River created a 130 km long canyon through the lava plateau. The area is ideal for fishing, horse riding, cycling and photography. Scenic and untouched natural distinct spot allow good opportunities for hiking and horseback riding and we will do that. We will do some horse riding through the breathtakingly beautiful areas and our horse riding activity suitable from beginners to advanced riders. Overnight in Ger camp.
|140km||Offroad||3 hours||Ger camp||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
Day 5 - Tsenkher hot spring
After breakfast, drive to Tsenkher hot spring, located in Arkhangai province. The Arkhangai province have many old volcanos, which explain the presence of this hot water source that flows all year long at 1860 meters (1, 16 mile) above the sea level in the sub province of Tsenkher. The water is at 85,5°C (185,9°F). In a pleasant verdant wooded area, some Ger camps with equipment and baths with a less hot temperature have been set up for the travelers. Tsenkher hot springs have healing properties notably on articular diseases and nervous system’s diseases. In the evening have spa bath and relax at Ger camp. Overnight in Ger camp.
|100km||Asphalt||2 hours||Ger camp||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
Day 6 - Khorgo volcano mountain
Drive to Khorgo- Terkh National Park. On the way we will pass the Tsertserleg town, which is provincial center of Arkhangai province. Just before we reach the Khorgo-Terkh National Park we will see Chuluut river great canyon which huge creation of volcanic earthquake. After arriving at Khorgo –Terkh National Park, climb up to the top of extinct volcano Khorgo, the top view is amazing. The Khorgo crater, situated at an altitude of 2.210 meters with a diameter of 20 meters and depth of 70 to 80 meters, approximately 8000 years ago volcanic lava flooded the valleys nearby which are covered today with small forests of Siberian larch and a great variety of berries and flowers. Arrive at the camp, and after some relaxation free hiking around or swimming in the beautiful lake Terkh White. Overnight in Ger camp.
|220km||Asphalt||3 hours||Ger camp||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
Day 7 - Ugii lake
Today we will drive to Ogii Lake, which covers 27 sq.km areas, average depth is 6.64m and has length of 23.5m. The lake is abundant in various types of fish and birds, which create an incredible natural beauty. Ogii Lake is known as the one of the best lakes for fishing and delicate sand, whetstone coast and the soft waves makes very pleasant for boat adventure. Arrive at the camp and after lunch we will spend rest of the day boating (optional) and fishing at the lake. Overnight in Ger camp.
|Drive time||4 hours|
|Food||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
Day 8 - Ulaanbaatar city capital city of Mongolia
In the morning after breakfast, drive to Ulaanbaatar by paved road for 330 km. Lunch will be on the road at local cuisine. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Free time. End of the tour.
|330km||Asphalt||4 hours||Grand Hill Hotel||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
Day 9 - Home sweet home
Leave Ulaanbaatar. Our driver drop off to Chinggis Khan international airport. Thank you for visiting our country
|Drive time||1 hour|