Destination: Northern Mongolia
-Explore Lake Khuvsgul. It is Mongolia’s deepest freshwater lake and surrounded by dozens of small rivers and streams that empty into its waters, pristine taiga forest, and valleys and meadows rich with wildflowers. Horse riding.
Visit Amarbayasgalant Monastery
Explore Uran Togoo uul Natural Monument
Khorgo Terkhiin tsagaan nuur National Park, Kharakhorum,
UNESCO world heritage site ancient capital at Karakorum, Erdene Zuu monastery
Real nomadic way of lifestyle, to see how to make and dairy products
Guesthouse 2 nights
Nomadic family staying 5 nights
Camping 1 night (in summer)
Town ger hostel 1 night
Day 1. Ulaanbaatar
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. You’ll be greeted at the airport and transferred to hotel or Guesthouse.
Day 2. Amarbayasgalant monastery
After breakfast start your journey to Amarbayasgalant monastery, one of most beautiful monasteries in Mongolia. It was build between 1726 and 1736 and dedicated to Undur Gegeen Zanabazar and built by Manchu style.
Day 3. Uran Togoo uul
In the morning drive to Uran Togoo uul, dead volcano in Bulgan province of Mongolia. It is located about 60 km directly west of Bulgan city. Then we will drive to Khutag Undur small town. We will see ruins which was Uighar city ruin Baibalik is situated 14km west from the centre of Khutag-Undur Small town, Bulgan province.
Day 4. Khuvsgul lake
In the morning drive to Khuvsgul lake. It is 136 kilometers long and 36 kilometers wide, 265 m deep and at 1.645 meters above sea level. It is the second-most voluminous freshwater lake in Asia, and holds almost 70% of Mongolia’s fresh water and 0.4% of all the fresh water in the world. Well known as the Blue pearl of Mongolia because of its crystal clear water, 99 springs and rivers flow into the lake and just one river flows out of the Khuvsgul which is Eg river. Also the lake surrounded by alpine mountains, which are covered with thick taiga.
Day 5, 6. Khuvsgul lake
Explore flora and fauna. You will ride horse along shore of the lake. On the way we will visit Tsaatan family, breed reindeers. Some families bring their reindeer to the shore of Khuvsgul lake each summer, to partake in the tourist in industry.
Day 7. Shine Ider small town
Drive to Shine Ider small town.
Day 8. Khorgo Terkhiin tsagaan nuur National Park
Early morning drive to Khorgo Terkhiin tsagaan nuur National Park. Extinct volcanic craters, pine-clad lava fields and the occasional herd of grazing yaks, the Great White Lake, as it’s known in English, is the natural highlight of Arkhangai province. Today you will have plenty of opportunities for hiking to magnificent volcanic area of Khorgiin Togoo.
Day 9. Kharakhorum
In the morning drive to Kharakorum which was ancient capital of Mongolian Empire in 13th century. In 1220 Genghis Khan chose to move his capital from Khentii to Karakorum. Though the city was not completed until after his death it was, for a time, the political, economic and cultural center of the vast Mongol Empire, housing great palaces, mosques, churches and monasteries representing many of the world’s religions. We will visit the largest monastery, named “Erdene Zuu” by Mongolian and local museum where see the Great Mongol Empire, Stone Age, Bronze Age. Also we will see phallic and turtle rocks. Drive to Khugnu Khan Natural Reserve. You will ride a camel to sand dunes.
Day 10. Ulaanbaatar
After breakfast drive back to Ulaanbaatar
Day 11. Departure
Extension to Great Gobi desert
Extension to the magnificent Altai Mountains in Western Mongolia
Extension to native land of Chinggis Khaan in eastern Mongolia
Extension to Central Mongolia
Accommodation during the trip
Driver + 4WD vehicle + Petrol
English Speaking guide
Three meals (B,L,D)
Bottled water supply for 1.5 l pp for every day
Entrance fees for National Parks and Museums
Optional activity costs