A true adventure, this journey combines dramatic landscapes of the Great Gobi Desert red stone cliffs, shifting sand dunes, majestic valleys, canyons and the pine forested mountains and meadow of Central Mongolia.
Exploring biodiversity natural treasures and experience the culture and historic of Mongolian. Spin the prayer wheels at Erdenezuu Monastery in Kharakhorum, the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire, resting, hiking in Khorgo volcano crater- White Lake, understanding life of nomads difference of Gobi and Forest, horseback riding in Orkhon Valley, Bactrain Camel trekking.
This trip has an activity rating of moderate and suits interest and ability. We’ll stay in Ger camps, nomadic families and tents. Ger camp has gers-yurt for guests. Gers are traditional Mongolian dwellings made with wooden frames and layers of felt. The gers have wooden floors and are beautifully decorated in traditional nomadic style with hand-crafted furnishings. Tourist ger camps have the advantage of offering restaurant dining and sanitary facility. The camps we stay at will have 4 beds per ger with mattresses, linens, and extra blankets. Staying with local nomadic family is the best way to see real lifestyle of Mongolian nomads and discovery beautiful nature
Early morning drive to Baga gazriin chuluu. It is located in Delgertsogt soum, Dundgobi province and surrounded by plain. The highest one is 15 km long and 10 km wide granite stone-mountain elevated at 1768m above sea level. Also you can see rock images, petroglyphs, burial mounds and ruin of temple.
After breakfast drive to Tsagaan suvraga(White Stupa). The name is given by local people to the impressive and legendary cliff which is eroded by natural phenomenon. It is located junction of middle gobi and south gobi provinces. Having 10 million years history, the cliff indicates different times by its colored layers. Tsagaan Suvraga(White Stupa)is interesting to see the sheer slope, facing east, which from a distance seems to be the ruins of the ancient city. Mongolia people found fossilized con shell print of sea plans from here.
Drive to”Three beauty mountains” National Park. We will pass Dalanzadgad which is capital of Umnugobi province. The mountains are most easterly points of the Altai mountain complex and the highest peak is 2815 meter above sea level. A number of rare plants and animals are found in the park, including the elusive snow leopard, wild goat/ibex/, wild sheep/argali/. We will explore Yoliin Am (Vulture Valley). You will visit local museum and walk to end of valley. It is wonderfully picturesque place with ice even in summer, and surrounded by sheer rocky walls, forming incredible canyons.
In the morning drive to “Khongor” sand dunes. The shifting dunes is 180 km long, 400 m height, 20 km wide. The dunes surrounded by higher mountains and bordered lush green vegetation. Local people named “Singing dune” When the wind blows over the dunes it makes strange sound like high pitched tone of an air plane. You will ride a camel three hours to sand dunes. Optional you can see sun set on the sand dunes.
In the morning drive to Bayan Zag. It means “rich in saxaul shrubs” is more common known as the Flaming Cliffs. It was formed 60-70 million years ago. The area is most famous for the first discovery of dinosaur eggs. Flaming Cliffs was discovered in 1922 by the explorer Roy Chapman Andrews, who visited in Mongolia.
Early morning drive to Ongiin Khiid/monastery/. Formerly one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia, it was founded in 1660 and consisted of two temples complexes on the North and South of the Ongi Gol River. It was completely destroyed in 1939. Over 200 monks were killed, and many surviving monks were imprisoned or forced to join the Communist regime. Drive to Saikhan Ovoo small town.
In the morning drive to Orkhon valley. We will see Red waterfall and Mongolian the longest river which is named Orkhon by Mongolia. The waterfall was formed by a unique combination of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes about 20,000 years ago. The waterfall cascades from an impressive height of 20 meters and its width is 10 meters. Learn about their unique lifestyle and culture. There is an opportunity to ride a horse, fish, and hike.
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.
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.
Drive to Kharakhorum, site of the 13th century capital of Mongol Empire, visit the impressive monastery, named “Erdene Zuu” by Mongolian and local museum where see the Great Mongol Empire, Stone Age, Bronze Age. The monastery was erected from the ruins of the legendary city of Kharakhorum. Visit small history museum.
Today is the last day of our unforgettable trip, but adventures waiting us. We will drive to Khustai National Park. Khustai was established in 2003. The park is for re-introduction of last species of wild horse known as the Przewalski Horse (Equus Przewalskii), by Mongolian’s named Takhi. When we get there we’ll visit a small museum and to watch a short documentary film about national park and wild horse. Two hours hiking in The National Park. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar.
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