Ultimate Mongolian Experience

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Duration

17 days, 16 nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

16 people

Languages

English

About this tour

Overview: Explore the best Mongolia has to offer on this tour. From mysterious Gobi-desert in the south to the biggest freshwater lake in the north and beautiful steppes in between, you will experience vastness and diversity of Mongolian landscapes, as well as its people’s hospitality. Have a close insight to lifestyle of different ethnic groups of Mongolian nomads, which are camel herders, horse herders and reindeer herders, while immersing in untouched natural sceneries.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Karakorum
  • Terelj National Park
  • Middle Gobi – Baga Gazryn Chuluu
  • Tsagaan Suvarga
  • Yolin Am – Vulture Valley
  • Khongor – Singing sand dunes
  • Bayanzag
  • Ongyn Khiid
  • Karakorum
  • Tsenkher Natural Hot Springs
  • Khorgo Volcano-Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan
  • Khuvsgul lake
  • Terelj National Park

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 оr train station, and transfer to hotel to proceed check-in.

<span> Day 2 </span> Middle Gobi - Baga Gazryn Chuluu (220 km)

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby after breakfast. Today we begin the journey heading to Baga Gazryn Chuluu, a unique formation of rocks in the Middle Gobi province. Visit ruins of an ancient temple and explore the area. Lunch is on the way. Have dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

<span> Day 3 </span> Tsagaan Suvarga (200 km)

After breakfast, drive further heading magnificent Tsagaan Suvarga. Meaning “White Stupa”, it is a deep escarpment formed over time due to erosion of a sedimentary mud in the sea bottom and looks like a stupa from far distance. From far-east it looks like a city ruin or a settlement, but from west it looks like a flat steppe. This escarpment is 60m high, about 400m wide, and believed to have almost 900 steep banks. After rainfall, torrents of water flowing down the banks looks like a massive waterfall. Lunch, dinner, and overnight stay are in a ger camp near Tsagaan Suvarga. (B/L/D)

<span> Day 4 </span> Yolin Am - Vulture Valley (275 km)

Drive further south. Arrive at the Three Beauties of the Gobi National Park. Spend the day on an excursion to Yolin Am (Vulture Valley) – a deep and narrow gorge that cuts a path through the foothills of mountains and is covered by snow and ice for most time of the year for hiking and stunning photograph opportunities. Lunch, dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

<span> Day 5 </span> Khongor – Singing sand dunes (220 km)

After breakfast drive to Khongor sand dunes, known as Singing Dunes. After having lunch at the camp, visit a nomadic camel herder family and experience the authentic hospitality of nomads. Then ride a camel for about 1 hour nearby the sand dunes. A good climb up to the sand dunes will be challenging, but will reward you with a breath taking panoramic view. In the evening observe a spectacular sunset, please prepare your cameras. Lunch, dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

<span> Day 6 </span> Bayanzag (150 km)

Drive to the world’s famous Flaming Cliffs and Bayanzag (forest of the Gobi). Discover the area of first paleontological finding in Mongolia by following footsteps of American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews. During the sunset the cliffs will change colours to beautiful deep red hue, hence the name Flaming Cliffs. Lunch, dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

<span> Day 7 </span> Ongyn Khiid (150 km)

After breakfast drive to north heading Ongyn Khiid. Visit the ruins of Ongy Monastery and have a walk in the mysteriously beautiful surrounding area. Dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

<span> Day 8 </span> Karakorum (300 km)

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

<span> Day 9 </span> Tsenkher Natural Hot Springs (120km)

In the morning, travel to Tsenkher hot springs. 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 small hike 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 10 </span> Khorgo Volcano - Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan (200km)

Early breakfast in the camp, then transfer to Khorgo volcano in the Tariat-Chuluut volcanic field in the Tariat district of Arkhangai Province of Mongolia. The Khorgo lies east of the lake Terkhiin tsagaan and together they are the core of the Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park. It became under state protection in 1965. After lunch, explore around the volcano, and optional horse riding nearby the lake. Lunch, dinner, and overnight stay in a camp. (B/L/D)

After breakfast, 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 12 </span> Khuvsgul Lake through Murun (200km)

Following breakfast, transfer to Murun regional city. On the way visit ancient burial sites and Deer Stone monuments not far from the city. Explore neatly organized city and have lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch we will drive further north to the Khuvsgul lake, approximately 2-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 13 </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 14 </span> Khustai Nature Reserve

Today we take morning flight Ulaanbaatar city. The flight is approx. 1.5-hour long. Upon arrival 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. Dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

<span> Day 15 </span> Terelj National Park (200km)

After breakfast transfer to Terelj National Park. On the way explore the Chinggis Khaan Statue - biggest equestrian statue in the world. In Terelj, visit local nomadic family to learn about their distinct lifestyle and horseback riding for an hour. After lunch have a short hiking to Aryabal temple of Tibetan Buddhist design in. Then visit giant Turtle Rock and other unique rock formations which are highlights of the National Park. Dinner and overnight stay at tourist Ger camp. (B/L/D)

<span> Day 16 </span> Ulaanbaatar city tour (110kms)

In the morning, transfer back to Ulaanbaatar. Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar, guided tours to city highlights such as Sukhbaatar Square, Bogd Khaan’s Winter Palace Museum, Zaisan Memorial Hill, Gandan Monastery and National History Museum. Lunch and dinner in a city restaurant. Enjoy traditional folk concert in the evening. Overnight in a hotel. (B/L/D)

<span> Day 17 </span> Departure

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

Durations

17 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
12pax-3590$220
23-4 pax-3090$34500
35-8 pax-2890$58700
49-11pax-2590$9111000
512-16 pax-2540$12161050
From: $3.590,00
Total
$3.590,00

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Phone

+976 7000 2232

Fax

+976 7000 2223

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