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GREAT KHUVSGUL

Join into a small Adventure Sightseeing Group Tour

Overview

On this an adventurous Sightseeing 4WD /total1450km driving/ Group Tour to northern Mongolia with one-way domestic flight, 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, beautiful nature and cultural interactions.

Our tour will take 8 days to cover the best travel destinations in Mongolia including UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Mongolian Ancient Capita Karakorum - ruins and museum of ancient, Taikhar rock, Terkh white Lake, Khorgo extinct volcano, the most visited Terelj National Park and famous Genghis Khan’s statue complex, which is currently the biggest (40m high) equestrian statue in the world.


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.

 

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$ 1590 $ 0000 $ 0000
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 EGA-19
DURATION 8 Days
DESTINATION 10 destinations in Mongolia
START/END IN Ulaanbaatar/ Ulaanbaatar
TOTAL DRIVING 1450km
AGE RANGE 1450km
ACCOMADATION Hotel (2 nights), Tourist camp ger (5 nights)
MEALS Breakfasts 7, Lunches 6, Dinners 7
GROUP SIZE min 4 max 12
TRANSPORT Jeep & 4WD, plane
AVIALABILITY 2019-06-01 to 2019-10-01

Highlights

Itinerary

Sainbainuu! Welcome to Mongolia, whenever your international flight lands at “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 a dinner box at your hotel room

 

After breakfast we will drive to Bayan Gobi (approximately 5 hours), magnificent sand dunes - surrounded by hills with willow trees, streams, and bushes, and appear as a small desert in the center of the country. This sand dune is 80km long and the widest part of the sand dune is 9-10 km. The sand dunes are the perfect place for camel riding.

We will discover this magnificent place on camelback. Mongolia is home to 2/3 of the two-humped Bactrian camels in the world. After lunch we have 1-hour free time,  we can enjoy hiking up to a sand dune, camel riding or visit camel herder family and explore their unique nomadic lifestyle. In the afternoon we will drive to the Karakorum and Erdenezuu Monastery (approximately 1-2 hours).

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 city the Karakorum
  • Erdenezuu Monastery & Museum
  • Bayan Gobi sand dunes
  • visit camel herder family
  • Hiking camel riding, horse riding

Meals Included

  • Breakfast  at /Hotel restaurant/
  • Lunch        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Bayangobi
  • Dinner        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Karakorum

After breakfast, we will drive to Taikar Rock (approximately 3-4 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. 

After lunch, we start driving to see amazing extinct Khorgo volcano drive (approximately 2-3 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, fishing, and swimming are all good here. Stay overnight at tourist Ger camp

Accommodation

  • Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Taikhar rock
  • Chuluut river canyon
  • Khorgo extinct volcano
  • Terkh White Lake National Park
  • Swimming, Fishing, Horse riding

 

Meals Included

  • Breakfast  at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/   Karakorum
  • Lunch        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/  Taikhar rock
  • Dinner        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Terkh white lake

Today is a long travel day, after breakfast we will drive (approx 8-9 hours), through beautiful nature routes, we cross vast grasslands, and arrive at Khovsgol Lake. Today’s lunch will be more nomadic style We will take lunch boxes from tourist camp restaurant and will have lunch somewhere between the Terkh lake and Khovsgol lake. 

Some say Khovsgol lake 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. Stay overnight at tourist Ger camp.

Accommodation

  • Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Khuvsgul Lake National Park

Meals Included

  • Breakfast   at / Tourist ger camp restaurant / Terkh white lake
  • Lunch        at /beautiful nature  lunch box/     on the way to Khovsgol
  • Dinner       at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/   Khovsgol lake

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/ Khovsgol lake
  • Lunch        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Khovsgol lake
  • Dinner        at /Tourist ger camp restaurant/ Khovsgol lake

Today we will drive be approximately 1-2  hour to the local airport for flight to Ulaanbaatar and we will drive to Terelj National Park (approximately 1-2 hours). 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. 

we will explore the national park and see Turtle Rock - an interesting rock formation looking like a turtle. Also, visit Ariyabal meditation temple - surrounded by scenic mountains with massive rock formations and sits at top of the mountain. From the top, you can enjoy the breathtaking view overlooking the Terelj National Park. 

Accommodation

  • Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Terelj National Park
  • Turtle Rock
  • Ariyabal meditation temple
  • Hiking horse riding

Meals Included

  • Breakfast   at /tourist ger camp restaurant/ Khovsgol lake
  • Lunch         at /tourist ger camp restaurant/ Murun city
  • Dinner        at /tourist ger camp restaurant/ Terelj National park

Today we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar. 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!
We will visit Zaisan Memorial Hill is located on the south side of Ulaanbaatar City, right beside the Bogd Khan Mountain having the best view of the city and surrounding hills. 
Next visit Bogd Khan Palace museum - the complex was a residence of 8th Bogd Javzandamba in the 19th century, the head of Mongolian religion. The palace consists of seven Summer Prayer temples and the winter palace. 
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, 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 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/ Terelj national park
  • 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 (2 nights )  based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds.
  • Tourist Ger Camp (5 nights) - 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  (7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners )
  • Privet Vehicle in the countryside trip and city tour during your  trip & petrol + experienced driver
  • Private English speaking guides at all times
  • Domestic flight tickets (Khovsgol -Ulaanbaatar city) free luggage allowance is 15kg
  • Camel 1 hour, Horse riding + horse riding guide 1-hour boating fee according to the itinerary
  •  “Wonders of Mongolian Art” performance with Tumen-Ekh ensemble
  • All entrance fees of 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
  • Excess luggage charges – 1.5$ per kg for Domestic  flights
  • 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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