Khuvsgul Lake/Northern Mongolia

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Duration

10 days, 9 nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

16 people

Languages

English

About this tour

Overview: This tour highlights clear water lakes, high mountains and unique cultures. Jewel of the tour is Khuvsgul lake also known to locals as The Blue Pearl. Surrounded by lush forest and majestic mountains, this beautiful land is also a home to unique Tsaatan tribe /The reindeer herders/, who kept their traditional way of life and culture. Along this journey, greet and meet the local nomads, climb up the volcanic crater, soak in natural hot springs, visit ancient ruins of Karakorum city and see the wild horse in their natural habitat.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Karakorum
  • Terelj National Park
  • Khuvsgul lake
  • Khorgo Volcano
  • Tsenkher hot springs
  • Karakorum
  • Khustai Nature Reserve

Included/Excluded

  • Professional tour guide
  • Private transport
  • Standard hotel room /twin based/
  • Accommodation at “ger” camps /twin based/
  • All entrance fees
  • Horse and camel riding
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • 2 bottles of drinking water per day
  • Additional services
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Single supplement
  • Gratuity to guide and driver

Itinerary

<span> Day 1 </span> Arrival

Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar, our professional English speaking local guide will warmly welcome the travellers at the airport and transfer to hotel to proceed check-in.

<span> Day 2 </span> Murun/Khuvsgul lake (domestic flight)

Today we take morning flight to Murun regional city. The flight is approx. 1.5 hour long. Lunch is served in Murun. Then we will drive further north to the Khuvsgul lake, approximately 3 hour drive. Check in to the tourist ger camp on the lake shore. Dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

<span> Day 3 </span> Around the Khuvsgul lake

Today we’ll spend the full day exploring the surroundings of the lake. We’ll start the day visiting local reindeer people who kept their unique traditional way of living up to day. Hiking in the mountains in the area until lunch. After lunch several activities are available to your choosing such as horseback riding, excursion on the lake by motorboat and fishing. After dinner relax and enjoy the peacefulness of the lake. Lunch, dinner and overnight at the camp. (B/L/D)

<span> Day 4 </span> Jargal Jiguur/Jargalant

After breakfast, transfer back to Murun city and visit ancient burial sites and Deer Stone monuments not far from the city. And continue driving through magnificent lush valleys of the northern Mongolia and arrive at the camp in time for lunch. Take a walk around the camp’s scenic surroundings and enjoy tranquillity of mother nature and visit small countryside village near the camp. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp. (B/L/D)

<span> Day 5 </span> Khorgo Volcano (380km)

Today we journey south to the beautiful volcanic area of Khorgo Terkh National Park. Highlights of this area includes magnificent volcanic crater of Khorgo and Great White Lake/locally Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur/. Lunch, dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

<span> Day 6 </span> Tsenkher hot springs (200km)

After breakfast, transfer to Tsenkher hot springs, driving through scenic valleys. Spend the day relaxing in natural hot springs and walking in its surrounding forest. Please pack your swimsuit for this day. Your may have a short hiking to a mountain top, where a stunning view awaits you. Optional massage and beauty services are available. Enjoy the hot springs again after dinner. Lunch, dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

<span> Day 7 </span> Karakorum (120km)

After breakfast transfer to Karakorum, an ancient capital of the Mongol Empire. Visit Erdene Zuu Monastery, which once was one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia, but heavily damaged in the 1930s anti-religion purges. Tour the monastery grounds and visit several temples with excellent examples of Buddhist iconography dating from the 16th century. Dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

<span> Day 8 </span> Khustai Nature Reserve (320km)

In the morning, visit Karakorum museum which displays interesting artifacts from the times of Ancient Mongolian States to Great Mongol Empire. Then transfer to Elsen Tasarkhai, also known as Small gobi, continuous sand dunes at the foot of Khugnu Khan mountain. . Camel riding is available /optional/. Lunch will be served at local camp. Then transfer to Khustai Nature Reserve. This reserve is inhabited by various kinds of wild lives including takhi otherwise known as Prezwalski horse, one of the remaining wild horse species. We will arrive at the camp around the time for lunch. After lunch, watch a documentary about the Reserve and reintroduction of takhi horses back into the wild. Then we are off to have a close look at these magnificent horses.Then transfer to Mongol Nomadic camp. Dinner and overnight at Mongol Nomadic. (B/L/D)

<span> Day 9 </span> Ulaanbaatar (100 km)

After breakfast and relaxing morning, enjoy Mongol Nomadic show where you will be introduced to very traditional Mongolian nomadic culture and life style. Lunch at the camp. Then in the afternoon transfer back to Ulaanbaatar. Visit city highlights such as Gandan Monastery, Sukhbaatar square, National Museum before dinner. After dinner visit Zaisan Hill Memorial and enjoy panoramic view of the city. Overnight stay at a hotel in UB. (B/L/D)

<span> Day 10 </span> Departure

Following breakfast, transfer to the international departure point and conclude the tour. (B)

Durations

10 days

Languages

English

Frequently asked questions

If you are a citizen of one of the 46 countries that has been granted “visa-free access” to Mongolia, or 41 countries covered in a 30 day visa-free visit regime until 31st December 2016, you do not need to present a visa when entering Mongolia for tourism purposes. With exception of those, visitors are required to have a valid visa issued by Mongolian diplomatic missions or honorary consuls abroad. The following materials are required to obtain a visa under grounds of tourism: 1. Passport, valid for at least six months from the end of intended period of stay in Mongolia 2. One passport size photo 3. Completed and signed Visa Application Form for Tourists 4. Invitation from Mongolia (Either an invitation of the receiving entity, or an official request of the sending country and the organization). 5. Transit visa processing requires visa for next destination, and copy of onward tickets

By airways: Providing you with comfort flights, Mongolian national flag carrier MIAT – Mongolian airlines operate scheduled and chartered flights to Ulaanbaatar from Berlin, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka and Beijing. The Chinggis Khaan international airport, conveniently located 18 km southwest of the capital, hosts following carriers apart from MIAT: - Aeromongolia - Hunnu Air - Aeroflot Air - China - Korean Air - Turkish Airlines We will always be happy to help arrange your international flights to Mongolia. By railways: If your holiday duration and plan allows, another great way to get to Mongolia is via trans-Mongolian train. This is possible either from Moscow or Beijing. The journey takes 4 nights and 5 days from Moscow, and 1 night and 2 days from Beijing. It is a magical journey which takes you from the heart of buzzing downtowns of metropolises into nomadic Mongolia, past the Great Wall of China through the Gobi desert, or Russian countryside villages through the Baikal Lake. Also trains to border cities run every day, as the cities of Ulaan-Ude (Russia) and Erlian (China) are both popular get-away destinations for locals, for a little cultural sightseeing and a bit of shopping. You can let us handle your international railway tickets, to make your travel plan even smoother.

Yes, you would want to pack a few additional things to make your travel more comfortable.Those are: -Your personal toiletries - Summer hat, sunglasses and sunscreen - Earplugs to use when camping in the countryside - Small headlamp or a flashlight - Portable battery charger for your phone, tablet, camera etc.,Small first aid bag including following: - Small adhesive bands - Blister plasters - Painkillers - Medicine to treat occasional diarrhea - Lip balm - Wet tissue - Mosquito repellent creamOther optional: - Sleeping bag or sleeping sack - Mosquito net - After sun cream when possibleClothing: - Trekking shoes - Weatherproof jacket - Wool hat, gloves, scarf - Pajamas - Spare pairs of socks and underwear - Bathing or swimming suit - Other casual clothing

Foreign currency can be exchanged at . commercial banks and Mongolian national currency “Tugrug” are in notes of 1, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 20,000. The US dollar is preferred currency. Credit cards are also accepted at major hotels, restaurants and tourist shops. UB and major cities have ATMs.

Mongolian nationwide electricity output is 220V/50HZ in a European style plug. Most likely all the wall sockets will feature 2 widely spaced round pins. But no worries if your device is different, because universal plug converter is commonly found at relatively cheap price here in Mongolia.

Mongolians have several national holidays and celebrations, and when we talk about celebrating holidays, we mean to do it nationwide. Believe us, celebrations take festive forms in most cases, and some certain are

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Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk discount adult
#Discount groupFrom adultTo adultValue
12 pax-2390$220
23-4 pax-1990$34400
35-8 pax-1920$58470
49-11 pax-1720$911670
512-15 pax-1660$1215730
From: $2.390,00
Total
$2.390,00

Information Contact

Email

[email protected]

Website

letstravelmongolia.com

Phone

+976 7000 2232

Fax

+976 7000 2223

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