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Exploring Mongolia
  • Itinerary
  • Tour detail
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  • Trip highlights
  • Various landscapes and habitats such as steppe, forest and Gobi
  • Meet local nomadic families and learn about their lifestyle
  • Khangai Mountain Range, ancient capital Kharkhorin, Khorgo volcanic crater 

This trip will take us from the southernmost part of Mongolia to the northern most part. You will experience the various landscapes as you travel from the Gobi through the steppe to the northern taiga forest. See what you will discover along the way.

Tour itinerary

Day 1: City tour. Overnight in a hotel**

Day 2: Bagagazriin chuluu via Zorgolkhairkhan

Day 3: Vulture`s gorge and Gobi 3 Saikhan

Day 4: Khongor sand dune, Optional tour: Ride a camel

Day 5: Bayanzag

Day 6: Ongi monastery and Uvurkhangai province

Day 7: Orkhon waterfall

Day 8: Tuvkhun monastery

Day 9: White lake via Kharkhorin

Day 10: Khorgo volcan

Day 11: Shine-Ider soum

Day 12: Khuvsgul lake

Day 13: Relaxing day near bank of the lake.

Day 14: Khutag-Undur

Day 15: Amarbayasgalant

Day 16: Ulaanbaatar

Day 17: Departure

Activity : We will travel approximately 200км on dirt road and 350 км on paved road. Activities such as trekking, horse riding or camel riding, sightseeing, and cultural visits are included.

Date & Price

Duration: 17 days 16 nights

Accommodation: 2 nights in hotel, 2 nights in ger camp or nomadic family, 9 nights in tent

 Transport: 4*4 Russian van

Number of participants: Min-2 PAX    


Tour detail

Day 1: An introductory city tour through Ulaanbaatar, where we will visit sites such as Gandan-tegchilen monastery, National Museum of Mongolia where you will learn about the history of Mongolia.

Overnight in a hotel.

Day 2: Drive to Gobi. On the way we will see ZorgolKhairkhan Mountain and Bagagazriinchuluu is a pile of stone massifs located in the middle of the steppe.

Overnight in a tent.(B+L+D)

Day 3: Drive to South Gobi. Visit Vulture’s gorge of Gobi GurvanSaikhan National park. Vulture’s gorge is a narrow canyon with thick ice almost all year round in its depths and plenty of wildlife. If we are lucky, we will see argali and ibex on the mountain tops.

Overnight in a tent.(B+L+D)

Day 4: In the morning we will drive to Khongor Sand dune. Khongor sand dune is the largest and most spectacular sand dune in Mongolia. (Optional tour: Ride a camel). We will visit a camel herdsman’s family. Discover their daily life and ride a camel through sand dunes. In evening sit out under the night sky and watch the stars, Overnight in a tent or nomadic family`s ger. (B+L+D)

Day 5: Trek through Khongor sand dune where we will enjoy amazing sunrise of the Mongolian Gobi. Then we will drive through the semi-desert landscape to Bayanzag. Bayanzag is a valley famous for its archeological finds, including the first dinosaur eggs.

Overnight in a tent or nomadic family`s ger. (B+L+D)

Day 6: Drive to Ongi Monastery. Ongi monastery was founded in 1660 and consisted of two temples on the north and south banks of the Ongi River. Although it was ruined during the communist period, it operates as a museum and still houses some monks. Continue to drive Khangai Mountain Range.

Overnight in a tent. (B+L+D)

Day 7: Enjoy Orkhon river valley and Orkhon waterfall Orkhon waterfall, also called UlaanTsutgalan, which was formed by a combination of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes about 20,000 years ago. Visit nomadic family. Discover their daily life and enjoy the view of nomads with yaks, sheep, goat and horses.

Overnight in tent or nomadic family`s ger. (B+L+D)

Day 8: Drive to Tuvkhun monastery and spend the afternoon trekking the area. Tuvkhun monastery was established in 1634 by UndurgegeenZanabazar, the leader of Buddhism. He lived, worked and meditated for over 30 years in this monastery. It was here where he created the Soyombo, which became the symbol of freedom and independence in Mongolia.

Overnight in a tent. (B+L+D)

Day 9: Drive to Terkhiintsagaan Lake via Kharakorum ancient city. Visit Erdenezuu monastery which, built on top of the ruins of Kharkhorin city, was the first and biggest Buddhist temple built in Mongolia.

Overnight in a tent. (B+L+D)

Day 10: Visit Khorgo crater and TerkhiinTsagaan Lake. Eruption of Khorgo volcano is said to have created TerkhiinTsagaan Lake by cutting of the flow of the river in the area.

Overnight in a tent. (B+L+D)

Day 11: Drive from TerkhiinTtsagaan Lake to Murun. Murun is the capital of Khuvsgul province and one of the biggest soums in northern Mongolia. Arrive in Shine Idersoum.

Overnight in a tent. (B+L+D)

Day 12: Drive from Shine Ider to Khuvsgul Lake. This is the deepest lake in not only Mongolia, but Central Asia, and is the world’s 14th largest source of fresh water. The lake is sacred to local Mongolians, who refer to it as ‘mother’. It contains much wildlife in its depths and surrounding areas.

Overnight in ger camp. (B+L+D)

Day 13: Trekking for about 4-5 hours around Khuvsgul Lake. We will visit Tsaatan people, who herd reindeers deep in the coniferous forest.

Overnight in tourist camp or with the family. (B+L+D)

Day 14: Drive back from Khuvsgul Lake. Arrive in Khutag-Undursoum. On our way we might have a chance to see a group of deer stones erected in the open steppe. Overnight in a tent. (B+L+D)

Day 15: Drive from Khutag-Undur to Amarbayasgalant monastery. Built in 1727-1736, Amarbayasgalant is famous for its architectural complexity. It was built without any nails, and used only materials provided by the mountains.

Overnight in a tent. (B+L+D)

Day 16: Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Some shopping and free time.

Overnight in hotel**.(B+L)

Day 17: Departure

Service included:

  • Local guides.
  • Entrance fees
  • Private transfers and transports
  • Twin/double share accommodation: hotel**
    Ger camps 2nights**
  • Meals as listed
  • Invitation letter
  • Travel equipment
  • Accommodation:

We accommodate our customers in 2-5 star hotels with favorable locations in the heart of Ulaanbaatar. Click here to see information of hotel.

  • Tourist Ger Camps: The camp is made up of several Gers, furnished with 2-3 beds, a stove and other traditional furniture, and has all modern facilities, including washing blocks with western style toilets and shower rooms, laundry places, restaurant and shopping facilities. As there is no heating system in the Gers, the stoves are used for heating.Click here to see information of hotel
  • Tents: We use tents of Ferrino brand that are easy to put up and take down and most importantly, perfectly suit Mongolia’s extreme weather condition.

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  • Meals: A group made up of more than three people will be provided with a professional chef who will be serving a wide variety of Asian, European and Mongolian dishes throughout the trip. You will be served breakfast, lunch accompanied with salad and snack, and hot meal for dinner carefully prepared to suitable the weather and condition in the trip field.

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  • Transportation: We choose the transportation from 4×4 Russian vehicles, 4×4 Japanese or Korean vehicles and modern buses. The most suitable transportation for countryside travels is, in most cases, Russian vans. Baggage is sometimes carried on horse, camel and yak carts in relevance to the trip type.

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Service not included:

  • International Airfare/train tickets + Tax
  • Excess luggage charges
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, camera or video fees at any sites etc.
  • Tips for your guide and driver (discretionary).
  • Meals in Ulaanbaatar

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