DISCOVER MONGOLIA

Adventure Sightseeing Tour

Overview

On this an adventurous 4WD /total 3400km driving/ trip across Mongolia, we will experience the incredible diversity of scenery in Mongolia abounds. There are much of the journey being on dirt roads but it is also highly rewarding with spectacular scenery and memorable sights throughout. Offering plenty of good walks and cultural interactions

Our tour will take 19 days to cover the best travel destinations in Mongolia including the most visited Terelj  National Park, famous Genghis Khan’s statue complex  which is currently the biggest (40m high) equestrian  statue in the world, Gobi desert- ancient homeland of Dinosaurs, Khongor - towering sand dunes with green  meadows; known as the "singing sands", Sparsely habited: silence - endless vast steppe with dancing mirages,  famous Bayanzag - flaming cliffs, most interesting National Parks – UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Karakorum -  ruins and museum of ancient.

The tour continues to the Northern Mongolia for Khovsgol Lake; the second largest freshwater lake in Central  Asia, making up over 1% of the world’s freshwater storage. It is one of the most beautiful and scenic spots in  Mongolia, where high mountain peaks, forests, lush meadows and steppes all form a rich ecosystem and diverse wildlife habitats. Also, visit Tsaatan minority who live in huts and reindeer herding.

From

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$ 2580 $ 2950 $ 3550
Per adult in a twin share room Want your own room? from an extra USD 240
NO BOOKING OR CREDIT CARD FEES
BEST PRICE QUARENTEE Flexible to choose your travel dates
TOUR CODE EPA-11
DURATION 19 days
DESTINATION 18 destinations in Mongolia
START/END IN Ulaanbaatar/ Ulaanbaatar
TOTAL DRIVING 3400km
AGE RANGE min 3 years old
ACCOMADATION Hotel (2 nights), Tourist camp ger (15 nights)
MEALS Breakfasts 18, Lunches 17, Dinners 18
GROUP SIZE min 2 max 18
TRANSPORT Jeep & 4WD
AVIALABILITY 2019-06-01 to 2019-10-01

Highlights

Itinerary

 

Sainbainuu! Welcome to Mongolia, whenever your international flight lands in “Chinggis Khan” international airport our team will meet you at the airport and you will be transferred to the hotel in the city. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

You may need some time to relax and recover from the long-distance flight or possibly from jet-lag. If you feel like going for a walk and checking out places nearby, feel free to ask from your hotel reception for recommendations.

Accommodation

Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included

Dinner at / Hotel Restaurant/ if your flight lands late at Ulaanbaatar we will prepare dinner box at your hotel room

 

Today, after breakfast your adventure begins we will drive to Terelj National Park. This is one of the most visited national parks in Mongolia which is by its natural beauty, forested alpine mountains and interesting rock formations (Massive woolsack weather conditions) very well known. 

On the way visit “Genghis Khan Statue Complex” which is currently the biggest (40m high) equestrian statue in the world. There is a recreation area, restaurants, and souvenir shops occupy the base structure. From here, you can ascend to the head of the horse using an elevator.

There you have a good panoramic view of the complex area and the scenery beyond. You are now definitely in Genghis Khan’s country!

  Accommodation

  •  Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Terelj National Park
  • Genghis Khan Statue Complex
  • Turtle Rock

Meals Included

  • Breakfast   at /hotel restaurant/ Ulaanbaatar
  • Lunch         at/tourist ger camp restaurant/ Terelj National Park
  • Dinner        at/tourist ger camp restaurant/ Terelj National Park

 

After breakfast at tourist Ger camp restaurant, we drive to Baga Gazriin Chuluu (approximately 6 hours) from Ulaanbataar a series of granitic formations located in the Middle Gobi province. Ruggedly beautiful, the rocks are worshipped by locals, who are known to make pilgrimages here, and it is rumored that Genghis Khan also traveled to this site during his conquests.

Here the group will encounter ancient rock paintings, natural springs, and a ruined monastery. You will have the opportunity to hike in the area and take in the awe-inspiring views before heading onwards to a tourist ger camp for the night. 

Accommodation

  • Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Middle gobi – Baga Gazarin chuluu hike

Meals Included

  • Breakfast   at/tourist ger camp restaurant/ Terelj National Park
  • Lunch        at /Tourist  ger camp restaurant/  Baga Gazarin chuluu
  • Dinner       at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/   Baga Gazarin chuluu

 

After breakfast at tourist Ger camp restaurant,  we will drive to Tsagaan Suvarga  (approximately 5 hours). Also known as the "white stupa”, the region is well known for its formation of rocky cliffs that are composed of differ rent ores. When exposed to oxygen, the rock turns different shades of pink, red and orange.

The cliffs dates are back as far as 10 million years, with the different colored layers indicating different times in the rock's history. Hike and explore the nearby caves after lunch. Also, the area is an excellent site for taking photographs of the beautiful panoramic views. Stay overnight at tourist Ger camp

Accommodation

  • Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Tsagaan Suvarga / white stupa/ hike

Meals Included

  • Breakfast  at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/   Baga Gazarin Chuluu
  • Lunch        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/  Tsagaan Suvarga 
  • Dinner        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/  Tsagaan Suvarga 

After breakfast at tourist Ger camp restaurant, we will drive to Yolyn Am (Eagle Canyon) (approximately 5 hours) is a deep and narrow gorge in the Gurvan Saikhan (Three Beauties of the Gobi) Mountain National Park. The area, as part of the Gobi Desert, sees little precipitation. However, Yolyn Am is notable for a deep ice field; it remains frozen for most of the year, except late summer.

There is a small natural museum at the entrance of the National park which exhibits a collection of dinosaur eggs, bones, stuffed birds and snow leopard. This place is also very rich in the rare plants. You may be lucky enough to spot wild sheep and goat, grazing high on the cliff walls. Stay overnight at tourist Ger camp near Gobi Gurvan Saikhan & Yolin am / Eagle Canyon /.

Accommodation

  • Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Gobi Gurvan Saikhan
  • Yolin am / Eagle Canyon /
  • Horse Trekking, hiking in Yolin am
  • small natural museum at the entrance of the Yolin am / Eagle Canyon /

Meals Included

  • Breakfast  at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/  Tsagaan Suvarga
  • Lunch        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/   Yolin am / Eagle Canyon /
  • Dinner        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/  Yolin am  / Eagle Canyon /

After breakfast at tourist Ger camp restaurant, we will drive to the giant sand dunes known as Khongor Sand Dunes (approximately 5-6 hours), Mongolia's largest and called the ‘singing sands’ by the locals. These monster dunes stretch for over 180km and can reach up to 300 meters in height. There is a small river called Khongoryn Gol, with dark green banks full of flowers along the side of the dunes This is the quintessential landscape that one would picture if asked to imagine a desert.

Sweeping, wave-like patterns of sand framed by a bright blue sky and lit by a relentless sun. The dunes’ nickname comes from the sound produced by small avalanches of sand on a windy day, and the noise has been likened the distant hum of an aircraft propeller. There'll be time to do a walk up to the top of the dunes, and watch the sunset. Stay overnight at tourist Ger camp

Accommodation

  • Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Khongor Sand Dunes - Sunset walk

Meals Included

  • Breakfast  at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Yolin am / Vulture Canyon /
  • Lunch        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Khongor Sand Dunes
  • Dinner        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Khongor Sand Dunes

Today you will have a chance to ride a two-humped camel along the iconic singing sand dunes. The camel is a gentle, calm and extraordinary patient animal and can carry on without water for a month. The Khongor Sand Dunes are the perfect place for camel riding.

Enjoy this typically Mongolian experience while you make your way through this remote landscape and take in the views. The rest of the day we will visit camel herder family and free time. Perhaps go for a walk, read a book, catch up on some sleep or just relax around the ger camp

Accommodation

Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Khongoriin Sand Dunes - Sunset walk & camel ride
  • visit camel herder family

Meals Included

  • Breakfast  at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/  Khongor Sand Dunes
  • Lunch        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/  Khongor Sand Dunes
  • Dinner        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Khongor Sand Dunes

After breakfast, we will drive to Bayanzag /Flaming Cliffs/  (approximately 5-6 hours),  first discovered by Roy Chapman Andrews, famous American explorer in 1920, flaming cliffs of Bayanzag are an important site for both archeological and paleontological finds.

Complete dinosaur skeletons, including One-horned dinosaur (Protoceratops) and Egg-thief (Oviraptor) and numerous eggs, were excavated in ravines between the red flaming cliffs, which look like fire in the middle of the desert from distance. These magnificent red tall rocks formed as a result of wind and water erosion. White fossilized bones are still found nowadays. Stay overnight at tourist Ger camp.

Accommodation

  • Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs - Sunset walk
  • Hike

Meals Included

  • Breakfast  at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Khongor Sand Dunes
  • Lunch        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Bayanzag         
  • Dinner        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Bayanzag

After breakfast, we will drive to the Ongiin Khiid   (approximately 5-6 hours). Ongiin Khiid refers to two ruined monasteries: Bari Lam Khiid, which was built in 1810 on the north bank of the river near the tourist ger camps, and Khutagt Lam Khiid, which was built in 1760 on the south side of the river and is only accessible when the water is low or frozen over.

One of the largest monasteries in Mongolia, the complex was destroyed in 1937 as part of a communist purge. Since 1990, a small but growing contingent of monks has resettled amid the ruins, gradually restoring the ancient site. Spend the day exploring the ruins and visit the small museum. Stay overnight at tourist Ger camp.

Accommodation

  • Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Ongi Temple Ruins 

Meals Included

  • Breakfast  at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/  Bayanzag
  • Lunch        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/  Ongi Temple Ruins
  • Dinner        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Ongi Temple Ruins

After breakfast, we will drive to the Karakorum and Erdenezuu Monastery (approximately 6-7hours). We will visit the museum of Karakorum and the symbolic ruins of the ancient city, which was the capital city of the Great Mongol Empire founded in the 13th century by Genghis Khan.

Also visit the magnificent and oldest Buddhist Monastery complex of Erdene Zuu, built in the 16th century, with 108 stupas. Here you can see interesting listen to monk chanting Buddhist sutras. Stay overnight at tourist Ger camp.

Accommodation

  • Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Ancient Capital Karakorum
  • Erdenezuu Monastery & Museum

Meals Included

  • Breakfast  at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Ongi Temple Ruins
  • Lunch        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Karakorum
  • Dinner        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Karakorum

After breakfast, we will drive to Tsenkher Valley (approximately 3-4 hours) which  Mongolians call 'The Paradise of the Horse Herders' due to its lush grasses and open valleys, where water flows out of the ground at 86°C, and where we can enjoy a relaxing soak.

The following day we will take a short, easy walk to meet one of the many nomadic families that spend their summers in the region. The afternoon is free to explore the valley and surrounding hills either by foot or by horseback. In Tsenkher we will stay at the tourist ger camp. 

Accommodation

  •  Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Tsenkher Valley  Hot springs
  • Horse riding
  • Hiking in the beautiful forest
  • Visiting nomadic families

Meals Included

  • Breakfast  at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Karakorum
  • Lunch        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Tsenkher hot springs
  • Dinner        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Tsenkher hot springs

Today our tour will continue towards to Taikar Rock, drive  (approximately 1-2 hours), which is a massive granite rock located on the banks of the Tamir River surrounding the flat country. It’s covered with 150 writings in many different languages and dating back from many different periods. 
On the way, we will visit Tsetserleg town, which is the capital of Arkhangai province with a population of around 20,000. Tsetserleg means garden and the city ringed by scenic mountains, the streets are tree-lined and a lovely little temple overlooks the town. Stay overnight at tourist Ger camp

Accommodation

  • Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Taikhar rock, hiking
  • Yak riding

Meals Included

  • Breakfast  at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Tsenkher hot springs
  • Lunch        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Tsenkher hot springs
  • Dinner        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Taikhar rock

Today we will go to see the amazing extinct Khorgo volcano drive (approximately 3-4 hours),  which was active 8000 years ago. This province is beautiful scenery of mountains, cliffs, rapid rivers, lakes, extinct volcanoes and fantastic caves green forests and pastures, where the long-haired yaks and horse thrive. 

After seeing extinct Khorgo volcano crater our journey will continue to Terkh White Lake. Terkh White Lake is a mesmerizing beautiful lake with crystal clear fresh water. Hiking, horse riding, mountain climbing and swimming are all good here. Stay overnight at tourist Ger camp

Accommodation

  • Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Chuluut river canyon
  • Khorgo extinct volcano
  • Terkh White Lake National Park

Meals Included

  • Breakfast  at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Taikhar rock
  • Lunch        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Terkh White Lake National Park
  • Dinner        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Terkh White Lake National Park

Today is the long driving day, after breakfast, we will drive (approx 8-9 hours) through beautiful nature routes, we cross vast grasslands and arrive at Khovsgol Lake. Some say this is Mongolia's most beautiful destination. Khovsgol Lake is the second largest freshwater lake in Central Asia with 262m depth. This gorgeous lake is fed by 96 rivers and streams but only Egiin River flows out from the lake.

Khuvsgul lake is inhabited by 9 species of fish, while the nearby taiga forest, forest steppe, mountains and the lake provide habitat for 68 species of mammals. The lake is surrounded by dozens of stunning mountains, thick pine forests and lush meadows with grazing yaks and horses. Overnight at the tourist ger camp near the lake.

Accommodation

  • Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Khuvsgul Lake National Park

Meals Included

  • Breakfast     at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Terkh White Lake National Park
  • Lunchbox lunch from tourist camp restaurant /Bento/
  • Dinner         at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Khuvsgul lake National Park

In the morning we will hike in the surrounding forest mountains to have a better look at the crystal blue lake. Explore on foot and relax on one of our few days, not on the road. All of these are great ways to experience this gorgeous region.

There are horse riding and fishing opportunities around the lake. In the afternoon, we will drive to the north to visit Reindeer village where we can experience Tsaatan; reindeer breeders’ unique everyday life and traditional tent dwelling “Urts”. Return to the tourist ger camp and overnight in the ger.

Accommodation

  •  Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Khuvsgul Lake National Park
  • Khuvsgul lake boat trip
  • Reindeer village
  • Tsaatan, reindeer breeders
  • Horse riding, hiking

Meals Included

  • Breakfast  at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Khuvsgul lake National Park
  • Lunch        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Khuvsgul lake National Park
  • Dinner        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Khuvsgul lake National Park

After breakfast at the tourist ger camp restaurant we will drive to Uran Togoo (approximately 6-7 hours) we will arrive in tourist ger camp located near Uran extinct volcano. This place is great for hiking and wildlife observation.

Its ridge of the crater is one of many examples of circles that arise in nature resembled a nice creature of a craftsman. Uran's highest point provides unobstructed, panoramic views of the volcanic fields. Overnight at the tourist ger camp

Accommodation

  • Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Uran Togoo extinct volcano
  • Hiking

Meals Included

  • Breakfast  at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/  Khuvsgul lake National Park
  • Lunch        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/  Uran Togoo
  • Dinner        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Uran Togoo

After breakfast at tourist ger camp restaurant, we will drive to beautiful Amarbaysgalant monastery located in the valley of the Iven River (approximately 3-4 hours). This monastery registered in the world’s cultural heritage by UNESCO.

Presently, 30 monks reside in the newly restored monastery ranging in age from 7 to 90. In the afternoon we start a drive to Ulaanbaatar  (approximately 5-6 hours) Upon arrival in UB and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is flexible for your will, have a rest or a walk near the hotel. 

Accommodation

  • Hotel  (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Amarbaysgalant monastery

Meals Included

  • Breakfast  at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/
  • Lunch        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ or lunch box
  • Dinner        at /Hotel restaurant/

After lunch, visit “Gandan” Monastery, Mongolia’s largest functioning Buddhist monastery including the Mongolian Buddhist University. The highlight of visiting Gandan is the 26-meter-high majestic gilded indoor statue of Megjid Janraisig. 

Afterward, free of your choice. You can be transferred to the hotel for rest and refreshment or go shopping for souvenirs and local products, your guide will be ready to serve you for that. Suggested shopping places are State department store, the famous “Gobi” cashmere factory store. 

In the evening, we will visit “Wonders of Mongolia” folklore show by famous Tumen-Ekh ensemble - is one of the most successful folk art groups to share traditional Mongolian music with the world, having traveled to over 40 countries. Will have dinner at 8:00 o’clock and transferred to the hotel. 


Accommodation

  • Hotel 4-5 star (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Zaisan Memorial Hill
  • Bogd Khan Palace museum
  • “Gandan” Monastery
  • Shopping at Department store, Gobi cashmere factory store
  • “Wonders of Mongolia” folklore show

Meals Included

  • Breakfast   at/tourist ger camp restaurant/
  • Lunch         at/ restaurant/ in Ulaanbaatar/
  • Dinner        at/ restaurant/ in Ulaanbaatar/

You will be free at leisure in your hotel or wander around on your own until being escorted to the Chinggis Khaan International Airport for your departure flight home.

Your driver will assist you with flight check-in and luggage, and see you off at the point of security check.  Note: You must be at the Chinggis Khaan International Airport  2 hours before your flight time.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast   at /hotel restaurant/

Inclusions and Exclusions

TOUR FARE INCLUDED

  • Airport Pick up / Drop off service with privet Vehicle for Arrival/Departure
  • All Hotels 4-5star and Good tourist ger camps during the trip.
  • Hotel (3 nights )  based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds.
  • Tourist Ger Camp (15 nights ) with private bathroom based on two persons sharing one Ger with twin beds.
  • If you would like to spend one or two nights as a homestay in the local nomadic family or in a ger camp please just mention it when you book our tour.
  • All meals during the trip  (18 breakfasts, 17 lunches, 18 dinners )
  • Privet Vehicle in the countryside trip and city tour during your  trip & petrol + experienced driver
  • Private English, speaking guides at all times
  • Camel 1 hour, Horse riding + horse riding guide 1 hour 3 times, yak riding, boating fee according to the itinerary
  •  “Wonders of Mongolian Art” performance with Tumen-Ekh ensemble
  • All entrance fees for museums, attractions, national parks and protected areas according to the itinerary
  • Bottled water – 1 liter per day
  • Visa invitation letter, if required 
  • all taxes

TOUR FARE EXCLUDED

  • International Airfare
  • Daily personal expenses
  • Laundry, camera & video fees at any states
  • Visa application & fees
  • Changes of arrival/ departure flight
  • Tips and gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Meals/beverages not stated in itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Snacks

 

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