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Explore Central and Northern Mongolia 11 days

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11 Days
Max People : 12
Overview

This journey begins among the Siberian Taiga Forest, the cleanest fresh watered Lake Khuvsgul, to the Mountains and grassland of Central Mongolia. Then overland to the former site of Kharakhorum, 13th century capital of Mongolian Empire and visit  the biggest monastery Erdenezuu learn more Buddhist philosophy, and camel riding in Semi Gobi. Experience the hospitality of Mongolia’s nomads while exploring Northern and Central Mongolia   

  • Learn more Buddhist philosophy while visiting the two monasteries
  • Explore crystal watered the Lake Khuvsgul
  • Horse trek across mountain passes, carpeted wild flowers grassland valleys
  • Hiking to top of mountain for the greatest view of Khuvsgul lake
  • Visit local nomadic family
  • To learn and taste Mongolian dairy products
Itinerary

Day 1Amarbayasgalant Monastery

After breakfast start your journey to Amarbayasgalant monastery, one of most beautiful monasteries in Mongolia. It was built between 1726 and 1736 and dedicated to Undur Gegeen Zanabazar and built by Manchu style. We’ll visit monastery and see chanting ceremony in the main temple. When we hiking, enjoy beautiful wild nature and to see the biggest stupa and Bogd Zonkhopa’s Statue.  

Day 2Uran 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 3,4,5Khuvsgul 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. 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 6Shine Ider small town

Drive to Shine Ider small town. On the way we’ll pass two mountains. When we get there, you’ll have plenty of time for walking.  

Day 7Khorgo Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur

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 8Tsenkher Hot Spring

After breakfast drive to Tsenkher hot spring. It is one of the biggest Mongolia’s hot springs, has a temperature of 86 degree with flow rate and high alkalinity and relatively high amounts of fluoride. The hot spring is mostly used for relaxing and resorting your health

Day 9Kharakorum

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. 

Day 10Khugnu Khan Nature Reserve

Drive to Elsen tasarkhai /Khugnu Khan Nature Reserve Area/ which is mountains, forests, steppes, Gobi Desert and mineral water sources all in one location represents three different natural zones. Around area is nice place to hiking, climbing. You will visit to older family to explore the nomadic lifestyle and to have talking with nomads about their life and tradition. We will ride a camel to sand dunes, horse to mountain. After dinner you have a chance to play Mongolian traditional game by ankle bones with nomads. You will ride a camel to sand dunes. Stay in nomadic family. 

 

Day 11Khustai National Park- Ulaanbaatar

Today we will drive to Khustai National Park.  Khustai was established in 2003. Unique wild horse – Takhi reintroduction project at Khustai National Park started in 1992. Two hours hiking in The National Park.  Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. 

Price Includes

  • Accommodation during the trip/Nomadic Family, Tourist camp, and Camping/
  • Driver + 4WD vehicle + Petrol
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Camel and Horse Riding
  • Three meals (B,L,D)
  • Bottled water supply for 1.5 l pp for every day
  • Tent, sleeping bags and mattress

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks
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