ESCORTED GROUP TOURS – ALONG THE EXOTIC ROUTE OF MONGOLIA

Southern Mongolia

15 DAYS


2019

26 June – 10 July
13 July – 27 July
05 August – 19 August


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Within 2 weeks, we take you through the vast forests, the great green steppes and the vast expenses of the Gobi desert of Mongolia. You will explore countless natural wonders as well as rich cultural sight of Mongolia. Each departure would start in Ulaanbaatar and proceed to the Khustai National Park, ancient capital Karakorum, Gobi Desert and many more opportunities to discover Mongolia.
Join one of our guaranteed departure dates and enjoy sharing the experience of travelling with others while in the expert hands of an experienced local guide.
We also give you a unique opportunity to discover Mongolian Naadam Festival on each departures with an extension on the request.

Travel highlights

Ulaanbaatar City, Khustai National Park, Bayangobi, Karakorum, Tsenher Hot Spa, Tuvkhun Monastery, Overnight in Ger of nomad family, Ongyn Khiid, Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs, Khongoryn Els, Yoliin Am,  and Baga Gazriin Chuluu.

Travel length & Guaranteed departure dates

2019 /15 days
Southern and Central Mongolia
  • 26 June - 10 July
  • 13 - 27 July
  • 05 - 19 August

Guaranteed departure dates:
Group 1 & 2 are available with Mongolian Naadam Festival extension.
Group 3 is available with Danshig Naadam extension.

Package price

No. of participants            Package price per person, in USD
2 pax                                                           $2390.00
3 – 5 pax                                                     $2260.00
6 – 9 pax                                                     $2130.00

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Day 1. Ulaanbaatar

Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel.
It is available to book a full or half day city tour

Day 2. Central Mongolia / Nomadic show – Khustai National Park 100 km

Meet your travel team and check out your hotel. Your adventure journey with 4×4 jeeps through the Mongolian country sides begins. Excursion would begin by arriving at the Mongol Nomadic camp, where you can enjoy the nomadic show. The show features Mongolian`s Nomadic life style by showing demonstration of traditional way of living,  using five kinds of livestock, using Ox and Yaks as traditional transportation for their seasonal movement. You can be part of setting up a Mongolian ger and get fully introduced Mongolian ger`s structure and how it became Nomad`s house for centuries. Also you will be get tasted the dairy products and watch how to make felt etc.
Further driving to the Khustai National Park, which is famous for preservation of its Przewalski or wild horses that had been reintroduced back into the wild. The National Park is famous not only for its wild horses but other mammals, floras and faunas. Get introduced to the National Park and proceed deep inside the park to search for the prized wild horses Spend the night at a nearby ger camp.

Lunch & Dinner are included.

Day 3. Central Mongolia / Bayangobi 180 km

After having breakfast at the camp drive to Bayangobi. Within 2-3 hours of driving, the landscape of Central Mongolia opens up with beautiful mountainous and wide valleys. After arriving at the ger camp some refreshing time and have lunch.
Visit a nomadic horse breeding family. Take an opportunity to have a horseback ride through the steppe. Spend the night in a ger camp.

Breakfast
Lunch & Dinner are included.

Day 4. Central Mongolia / Orkhon Valley and Kharakorum100 km

The day is to explore Mongolia’s Ancient Capital City Karakorum located in the Orkhon Valley. Chinggis Khaan`s choice of Karakorum city as the capital of the empire in Central Mongolia was no coincidence. The surrounding Orkhon Valley was the center of action for various nomadic dynasties that preceded the Mongol Empire, and holds enormous symbolic importance. Here you will explore the Erdenezuu monastery, museum of Karakorum, Phallic Rock and Turtle Rock. Stay overnight in ger camp.

Breakfast
Lunch & Dinner are included.

Day 5 & 6. Central Mongolia / Tsenher Hot Spa 150 km

This day the journey would take you to Central Mongolia and the Tsenher Hot Spa where you will spend following 2 days. While enjoy the natural hot spa, you can also have a short hike in the surrounding forest during the two days. Having the spa after dinner in the evening is another experience. Body massage and beauty services are available on the request.
Overnight in ger camp.

Breakfast
Lunch & Dinner are included.

Day 7. Central Mongolia / Tuvkhun Monastery 120 km

After having two full refreshing days, get ready for continuing your adventure. One of the most significant sights of Central Mongolia is Orkhon valley with its valuable attractions. Tuvhun Monastery is a large complex that by has a trail on its back that would lead you to a spectacular view of the surrounding. You can hike like the monks or take a horseback ride on getting to the top.
Further driving to Hujirt, for staying overnight with a ger family, instead of just a quick visit, the routines of nomadic life will make you totally absorbing. Mongolian hospitality requires a tea and other homemade goodies. This day you are going to experience way of Mongolian nomads and their daily life style with milking flock of fat-tailed sheep and goats.
Try homemade delicious noodles with dried goat or any available fresh meat, cabbage, potatoes and carrots for your lunch.
Get involved in their daily activities or be a member of nomads for an unique Mongolian experience. Stay in ger of nomad family.

Breakfast
Lunch & Dinner are included.

Day 8. Middle Gobi / Ongyn Khiid 200 km

Wake up early like a nomad and to see the rising sun over the vast landscape. Afterwards, proceed to Ongyn Khiid where the mountains would disappear and the huge open steppe would start. Located at the banks of Ongi River, you would have a chance to view the ruins of two famed monasteries, the Barlim Khiid to the north and the Khutagt Khiid to the south through an afternoon hike. Combined together, they form the complex known as Ongiin Khiid. Stay overnight inger camp.

Breakfast
Lunch & Dinner are included.

Day 9. South Gobi/ Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs 150 km

In the morning, begin your journey to Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs for the magnificent landscapes and the place where the first ever fossilized dinosaur eggs were found. The sight is totally flat on top as rain and wind had eroded the layers that formed the brightly colored cliffs from the edge. Get introduced to the history of how Roy Chapman Andrews had made the ultimate exploration of dinosaur fossilized eggs and bones over a century ago.
Prepare for the evening`s sunset, a magnificent moment to take away as a perfect memory of South Gobi. Stay overnight in ger camp.

Breakfast
Lunch & Dinner are included.

Day 10. South Gobi / Khongoryn Els 200 km

After having breakfast, head off to Khongoryn Els. Upon arrival check in at ger camp. Have lunch and visit a camel breeding family and get introduced to the way of Mongolian nomads and their way of life. Explore Mongolia`s largest Sand Dune, Khongoryn Els, which is also popularly known as the ‘Singing Dunes’. Enjoy the beauty of the stark landscape, and for those who are feeling more adventurous, climb to the very top for a fantastic view. Drive back to the ger camp and stay overnight.

Breakfast
Lunch & Dinner are included.

Day 11. South Gobi / YoliinAm 180 km

Have an early start on heading to the Three Beauties Mountain range of the Gobi National Park. The shimmering heat and isolated gers and herds of camels plus the images of lakes that is none other than a mirage are a typical sight you will see. Spend the day hiking and enjoying stunning photographic opportunities at the Yol Valley. Stay overnight at ger camp.

Breakfast
Lunch & Dinner are included.

Day 12. Middle Gobi / Tsagaan Suvraga 270 km

The direction for today is to the north, to Middle Gobi. One of the travel highlighted of Middle Gobi is Tsagaan Suvraga where you will see a white Lime Stone cliff having 10 million years of history and its beauty. Have you own time and explore the area. Stay overnight in ger camp.

Breakfast
Lunch & Dinner are included.

Day 13. Middle Gobi / Baga Gazriin Chuluu 220 km

After having breakfast drive toBagaGazriinChuluu, a unique rock formation and a lovely rock-strewn range full of canyons, caves and a solitary lake. On the way visit to Sum KhukhBurd. Have a walk at the BagaGazriinChuluu to stretch your legs and explore.
Arrive at ger camp and check in. Bonfire and have farewell dinner with your travel team.
Overnight in ger camp.

Breakfast
Lunch & Dinner are included.

Day 14. Ulaanbaatar 220 km

After breakfast drive back to Ulaanbaatar. After arriving at the city, check into the hotel. Have a leisurely afternoon. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Breakfast is included.

Day 15. Departure

After breakfast checkout from hotel and transfer to the Railway station or Airport for your international departure.

Breakfast is included.

Guaranteed departure dates:
Group 1 & 2 are available with Mongolian Naadam Festival extension.
Group 3 is available with Danshig Naadam extension.

2019
Group 126 June - 10 July
Group 213 - 27 July
Group 305 - 19 August

No. of participantsPackage price per person
2 pax$2390.00
3 - 5 pax$2260.00
6 - 9 pax$2130.00

Note: The above package price does not include hotel accommodations in UB for 2 nights to let you select your hotel from variety of choices.

Single Supplement in Ger camp:  260.0 USD per person

Package price includes:      

  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • English & preferred speaking guide at all times.
  • In the countryside all lodging will be in ger camps.
  • All meals are provided as stated in the itinerary.
  • Ground transportation: in the countryside by a chauffeur-driven 4WD jeep, bus in the city area
  • Park entrance fees
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • 1 liter of drinking water per day per person

Package price excludes:

Accommodation in a hotel or hostel in Ulaanbaatar, hotel extras, such as telephone calls, bar bills and laundry services, travel insurance, medical insurance, visa application fees, alcoholic beverages, personal expenses such as items of a personal nature, gratuity to local guides and drivers, airfare or train tickets, airport taxes, excess baggage charges (over 33 pounds / 15 kilograms), changes of arrival/departure flights, additional services, any charges of force majeure beyond our control (e.g. imposition of quarantine restrictions, etc.), optional excursions unless stated in your itinerary etc.

July 11. Ulaanbaatar / Mongolian Naadam Festival

Naadam Festival officially starts today, and everyone should brace themselves for a festive and busy day. Transfer to the National Stadium and get seated with locals and thousands of tourists from all over the world who had come to watch the festival under one roof. Naadam Ceremony opens with the Mongolian President`s speech and a performance by country’s leading dancers, athletes, horse riders and musicians would take place. Escape the stadium for lunch and come back to the see the strong wrestlers and sharp archers. Walk around the stadium to see the ankle-bone shooting game and enjoy the local atmosphere with local Mongolians.  Watch a special Mongolian folklore concert and have a festive Gala dinner in the evening. Back to the hotel and spend the overnight.

Lunch & Dinner are included.

July 12. Ulaanbaatar / Mongolian Naadam Festival 110 km

Drive for an hour outside of Ulaanbaatar City for the national horse race. Walk to the horses` finishing line and get seated with boxed lunches. The horse jockeys for the event are all children between 5 to 12 year old and many of them have been in the saddle since ages of 1 to 3. Watch and feel the emotion in the children and their horses when they complete the 20 kilometer distance while competing with from over 300 other horse and their jockeys. Drive back to the city and be part of Naadam Festival championship in the central stadium. You will see how Mongolians are addicted to their national wrestling and being part of it. Closing speech by the Mongolian President right after Mongolian wrestling match. Transfer to the hotel and stay overnight.

Lunch & Dinner are included.

No. of participantsNaadam Package price per person
2 pax$440.00
3 - 5 pax$390.00
6 - 9 pax$340.00

Naadam package price includes:      

  • Naadam opening and closing ceremony tickets
  • Full program of Naadam Festival
  • Naadam Gala Concert
  • English speaking guide at all times.
  • All meals are provided as stated in the itinerary
  • Gala dinner on July 11
  • Ground transportation
  • Park entrance fees
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • 1 liter of drinking water per day per person

04 Aug 2018 & 03 Aug 2019.
Danshig Naadam 110 km

Meet your guide and driver. Transfer to Hui Doloon Hudag for the Danshig Naadam, originates in the 16th century, when Mongolia was divided into seven khoshuus (regions) after Gersenz Jalair Khaan’s (the 16th generation descendant of Chinggis Khaan) widow divided Khalkha Mongol to her seven princes. The seven khoshuus of Khalkha gathered annually at Danshig Naadam and competed in Three Manly Games of the Mongols – archery, wrestling and horse racing. Danshig was an important event, which unified the rupturing Khakha princes under one roof once a year.
You will also have precious opportunities to photograph various Buddhist rituals, including the Tsam dance. The word ‘Tsam’ means a dance of the Buddha (deva) and elements of this dance show as if protectors and deities have physically descended on Earth. In Mongolia, the Tsam was introduced at the beginning of the 18th century and the first tsam performance in Mongolia was in Erdene-Zuu Monastery in 1786. After lunch at a ger camp drive back to the Danshig Naadam ground to enjoy the Mongolian traditional wrestling and cheer with the crowd. Transfer back to your hotel.

Lunch & Dinner are included.

05 Aug 2018 & 06 Aug 2019.
Danshig Naadam 110 km

Enjoy second day of the festival. It is a compact version of National Naadam Festival. The main purpose of Danshig Naadam is to give foreign visitors a unique chance to experience traditional wrestling, archery and horse racing contest from closer distance in order to have an opportunity for fastidious photo and video features. Originally a test of a nomad’s aptitude, it requires strength, stamina, accurate marksmanship and skillful horsemanship. Given the equine nature of nomadic life, much importance is placed on the horse races. Drawing herdsman from hundreds of miles around, races are staged on the vast steppes covering distances of up to 20 miles this event provided together with fashion and folk music and dance show is a fascinating experience of Mongolian Nomad culture to remember. Transfer back to the hotel.

Lunch & Dinner are included.

No. of participantsDanshig Naadam Package price per person
2 pax$200.00
3 - 5 pax$160.00
6 - 9 pax$110.00

Naadam package price includes:      

  • Full program of Danshig Naadam Festival
  • English speaking guide at all times.
  • All meals are provided as stated in the itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Park entrance fees
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • 1 liter of drinking water per day per person