ESCORTED GROUP TOURS – A TRUE NOMADIC ADVENTURE TOUR

Central & Western Mongolia

12 DAYS


2020

16 June – 27 June


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Some areas as far as the eye can see, herders “of five muzzles”: goat, sheep, cattle, horse and camel; nomads riding horses and meadows dotted with white gers…welcome to Mongolia! We smoothly begin that trip in the steppe by the Ugii Lake, we walk by the lake and we can also learn horse-riding. As nomads, we sleep in real gers. Then, we go to the Orkhon Valley and visit Karakorum, ancient capital city of Great Mongolian Empire Period.
After, during four days, we go to the Huisiin Naiman Lake by a real traveling trekking with horses of packsaddle. Naiman Nuur with its exceptional configuration is surrounded by the beautiful nature of the middle part of the Khangai Mountain. These lakes with fresh water and interconnected by ground water channels such as Shireet, Khaliut, Bugat, Khaya, Khuis, Onon, Doroo, Bayan-Uul are called Huisiin Naiman Nuur. Finally, we reach the dunes of the small Gobi Desert… deserted atmosphere to discover with the family.

Travel highlights

Visit and exploring nomad’s capital city Ulaanbaatar, meet and experience with nomadic family lifestyle in the countryside, easy hiking and visiting Nomadic family in remotest area, Karakorum, capital city of Great Mongol Empire. Orkhon Valley is the center of Nomads, which located Mongolia’s ancient capital cities are, and discovery of different landscapes of Mongolia.

Travel length & Guaranteed departure dates

2020 /12 days
Central and Western Mongolia
  • 16 - 27 June

Guaranteed departure dates:
Group 1 is 16-27th June

Package price

No. of participants            Package price per person, in USD
2 pax                                                           $2650.00
3 – 5 pax                                                     $2450.00
6 – 9 pax                                                     $2300.00

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Day 1. Ulaanbaatar / City tour

Transfer to the hotel. Unpacking and rest. After lunch, visit to the Natural History Museum and Gandantegchinlen Monastery, “Great place of complete joy”, this encloses several sumptuous temples decorated with gold and precious stones. Hotel.
Any later arrival than noon can check in hotel right after lunch and participate afternoon city tour. Please note that there is no price change depending on our arrival time.

Lunch & Dinner are included.

Day 2. Heading to Khustai NP 120 km

Drive to Khustai National Park to watch wild horse takhi, widely known as “Przewalski’s horse”. Przewalski’s horses are the only wild horse to survive in modern times. The species were returned to Mongolia from world zoos and reserves within Khustai National Park in 100 km west of Ulaanbaatar. Khustain Nuruu has good vegetation, springs, birch forest and rocks which are suitable for many wild animals including 46 species of mammals and 172 species of birds. Stay overnight at Khustai tourist ger camp.

Breakfast
Lunch & Dinner are included.

Day 3. Explore ancient capital city- Karakorum 280 km

Drive to Karakorum, ancient capital city of Great Mongol Empire. Visit to the Erdene Zuu Monastery which is the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. This day we have 3-4 hours walking. Ger camp.
In 1220, Chinggis Khaan made a decision to build the capital city Karakorum in Orkhon valley. It has been completed by his son, after his death; but only four decades after, Hubilai Khaan moved it to what it now Beijing. Karakorum was abandoned and then later destroyed by Manchurian soldiers. All things left of Karakorum was used to contribute to the construction of the Erdene Zuu monastery, in the 16th century, which itself was badly destroyed during the Stalinist purges. Erdene Zuu was the first center of Lamaism in Mongolia. The monastery was built in 1586.
All the temples, except three zuu temples, were destroyed and an unknown number of monks were killed in Stalinist purges. The monastery closed until 1965 when it was permitted to reopen as a museum. It was only with the collapse of communism that monastery became active again. The three main temples or Three zuu temples were dedicated to the three periods of Buddha’s life: as a child, adult and old. Monastery is surrounded by fortress wall and 2 turtle rocks remained from Karakorum city.

Breakfast
Lunch & Dinner are included.

Day 4. Hiking to the Tuvkhun Monastery 120 km

Drive to the Tuvkhun monastery on the way we visit to Shakhiin khiid. The Tovkhon monastery is settled on the Shiveet mountain top. This is the place where Zanabazar, the head and founder of Mongolian Buddhism, was creating his famous art works such as the national script “soyombo” in XVI century. Now, the temple has accepted as “the world precious heritage” by UNESCO. We can see the symbolic rock formations named “Mother womb”, stone script and caves in surroundings. 4 hours walking. Tourist ger camp.

Breakfast
Lunch & Dinner are included.

Day 5. Discover Orkhon Waterfall 40 km

We continue our trip by car to the Ulaan Tsutgalan Waterfall which is one of the biggest waterfalls in Mongolia. Tented stay. Three-four hours walking. Ger camp.

Breakfast
Lunch & Dinner are included.

Day 6. Enjoy Trekking day 15-30 km

Trekking & Horseback riding day to Shavart Valley. It’s the beginning of our easy tree-day trek; we will leave our vehicle behind, and further horses will support our team. passage way through a green valley, and we walk down to the place of our tent. Four- five hours horse riding. Tented camp.

Breakfast
Lunch & Dinner are included.

Day 7-8. Trekking & Horseback riding days 15-30 km

Now trekking through Orkhon valley until we reach the magnificent huisiin Naiman Nuur Lake, which means “The eight lakes of the Navel”. The lake is surrounded by extinct volcanoes. Altitude is 2500m high. We meet herders of yak, horse and sheep, and we stop in nomad family. Four hours walking. Tented camp. Huisiin Naiman Nuur is beautiful lake was created by volcanic eruptions centuries ago, covers 11,500 hectares around the lake located in Uvurkhangai Province to the southwest of the Khangai Mountain Range. Naiman Nuur with its exceptional configuration is surrounded by the beautiful nature of the middle part of the Khangai Mountain. These lakes with fresh water and interconnected by ground water channels such as Shireet, Khaliut, Bugat, Khaya, Khuis, Onon, Doroo, Bayan-Uul are called Huisiin Naiman Nuur. These lakes located in 500m to 3km to each other. It was placed under state protection in 1992. Tented camp.

Breakfast
Lunch & Dinner are included.

Day 9. Enjoyable day at Khuisiin Naiman Nuur Lake 10 km

Enjoyable day at the lake, too. Visiting to nomad family and walking through surrounding area.  Tented camp.

Breakfast
Lunch & Dinner are included.

Day 10. Magnificent Khugnu Khaan 220 km

Drive to the Khugnu Khan Mountain, just like a gateway of the Gobi Desert. On the camel back we go for a ride in a landscape of sandy dunes. Tourist ger camp.

Breakfast
Lunch & Dinner are included.

Day 11. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar 280 km

We come back to Ulaanbaatar. Free time and shopping. Before dinner we will see traditional songs and dance show. Overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast
Lunch & Dinner are included.

Day 12. Departure

Transfer to the airport and departure.

Breakfast is included.

Guaranteed departure dates:

2020
Group 116 - 27 June

No. of participantsPackage price per person
2 pax$2650.00
3 - 5 pax$2450.00
6 - 9 pax$2300.00

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:  420.0 USD per person

Package price includes:      

  • Accommodation: Hotel****, ger camp, tented camp
  • Guiding and interpreting service
  • Full board meals
  • Transport: vehicle 4×4 or minivan
  • Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks
  • Museums and cultural performance
  • Horse and Camping equipment

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.