Beauty of Mongolia Tour

Fall in love with the natural diversity of Mongolia!

For Mongolia lovers, this is an experience of a lifetime.

Duration: 18 days

Group size: 4-12 =2,482 $

Total distance: approx. 3200 kms.

Hot spots: Ulaanbaatar city, Baga Gazriin Chuluu, Tsagaan Suvarga, Algui red crack, Eagle Valley, Khongoriin Els Sand Dunes,  Bayanzag,  Ongi Temple, Tuvkhun Monastery, Ulaan Tsutgalan, Capital City Karakorum, Tsenkher Hot Spa, Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake, Khorgo National Park, Ogii lake, Hustai Hill, Equestrian statue of Genghis Khan, Ulaanbaatar city.

FULL ITINERARY

Day 1: Ulaanbaatar. On your arrival at Chingis Khaan International airport in UB, you will be met our guide and driver and transferred to the hotel. In the afternoon you will be guided for city tour to visit Gandan Monastery, National History Museum and Cashmere Store or at 18 o’ clock, Mongolian traditional show at Tumen Ekh: folkloric dances, contortion, and of course khoomi, the overtone singing. Overnight stay in hotel \B, L, D\.

Day 2: Baga Gazriin Chuluu. After breakfast in the morning, will drive to Baga Gazriin Chuluu (Earth stone) little mountain of Middle Gobi. Excursion to Earth stone, a sacred rocky mountain, 1,760 m above sea level, and is famous for its unique rock formation and beautiful natural environment. Overnight at ger camp. (B, L, D).

Day 3: Driving to Tsagaan Suvarga thru Mandalgovi, center city of Dundgobi aimag. Tsagaan Suvarga, known as White stupa rock formation one of the famous destinations in Mongolia. The Tsagaan Suvarga (White Stupa) cliff is 30 meters high and 100 meters wide. Having 10 million years history, the cliff indicates different times by its colored layers. Imagine it as the seafloor, or as the terrain in Mars, it’s amazing either way. From a distance Tsagaan Suvarga resembles the ruins of an ancient town with crumbling buildings. Painted and carved on the rocks are ancient images of people hunting ibex with long bows and petroglyphs depicting wild animals and cattle .Overnight at ger camp. (B, L, D).

Day 4: Algui Red Crack \Cliff\ Next morning we will drive to one of the richest dinosaur fossil sites in Gobi Desert. This site has oases and lakes, and serve as a refuge and grazing land for wild animals, which makes this landscape even more beautiful. First day, Ride two-humped Bactrian Camel and  travel to Dinosaur Fossils natural site.Algui Red Crack \Cliff\ is one of the richest dinosaur fossil sites in Gobi Desert. This site has oases and lakes, and serve as a refuge and grazing land for wild animals, which makes this landscape even more beautiful. First day, Ride two-humped Bactrian Camel and  travel to Dinosaur Fossils natural site. Perfect place for photographing, descovering. After the tour, drive to “Gobi Dinosaur” Ger camp. There you will ride camels and visit local families. Overnight at ger camp. (B, L, D).

Day 5: Eagle Valley, located in the foothills of the Altai Mountains. The valley’s remnant streams create ice formations which you may find in the mouth of the valley as late as July. The mountains surrounding the valley also provide habitat for Argali wild sheep (one of the last wild great horned sheep) and ibex, which may be spotted in the early morning as they walk along the mountain ridges. Overnight in a ger camp.\B, L, D\.

Day 6: Moltsog Sand Dune is situated northeast of Flaming Cliffs in Bulgan Soum, Umnugobi Aimag. Surrounded by saxaul trees, they are smaller but beautifully formed and provide pleasant alternative. Activities include playing, walking, climbing, and surfing on sand dunes. Bactrian camel riding in Gobi, and visiting herders’ family are the best way to experience Mongolian nomadic life. Then drive to Glaming Cliffs.

Day 7: Flaming Cliffs more commonly known as the legendary “Flaming Cliffs”. Bayanzag is a red rock creation, formed 60-70 million years ago. The study of dinosaurs began in the mid-1800s, initial surveys in Mongolia began in the early 20th century. In 1922 the Central Asiatic Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History, which discovered the first nest of dinosaur eggs at Bayanzag or Shabarak Usu (muddy water).  Overnight in a ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Travel to the direction of south through the wide huge open land called Ongi steppe. We will see changing landscape from forest steppe into semi-desert Gobi land. In the afternoon we will visit the ruins of Ongi Monastery which was built in the 18th century, the former main religious center of South Mongolia. Hiking in nearby Gobi mountain and along the area where the ruins are situated. Overnight in a ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 9: In the morning drive to Tuvkhun Monastery. We will arrive at the base of Undur Shireet mountain. We will hike to get monastery approximately 5 km. On the peak of the Undur shireet with 2312 meters high, this locates in boundary of Arkhangai and Uvurkhangai aimags. It was established by Zanabazar (1st Bogd Gegen in Mongolia) in 1654 on the smooth grand of the south slope of steep rock with 20 meters high has 14 small temples. He created his famous script “Soyombo” there in 1680. Overnight in a ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 10: The Ulaan Tsutgalan (waterfall) of the Orkhon river is the highest waterfall of Mongolia and the most visited destination of the Orkhon valley, which is inscribed as Cultural Landscape of the world. Along the road we arrive the Uurtiin Tokhoi is a cold spring with carbonic gas, which lies at the sheer sided canyon of the Orkhon river and able to taste real natural mineral water. Overnight in a ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 11: Karakorium. Ruins of 12th Century Capital City Karakorum. Travel to Karakorum, the former capital city of world’s greatest land empire, established by Chinggis Khan. Here we will tour the oldest Buddhist Monastery Erdenezuu, religious complex spanning over 400 sq. meters surrounded by 108 stupas. It was first built on the ruins of Karakorum in 1586 by Abtai Sain Khan. The site has some of the best works of religious art and architecture in Mongolia. Visit Karakorum museum. Overnight in a ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 12: Drive to Tsenkher hot spring, which is located 27km from Tsetserleg, Arkhangai aimag. Set between green forested hills with amazingly beautiful mountains, cliffs and rapid rivers, this geographical gem emerges from the ground at 85.5°C (185.9°F). Tsenkher Hot Springs have healing properties that assist in treating articular diseases and nervous system diseases. The water composition of the hot spring is hydrogen sulfide, sodium carbonate, hydro carbonate, sulfate, and fluorite. The Tsenher Hot Springs provide a place for you to soak in the heat controlled water-pools nestled in a lushly filled mountain valley. This health spa also offers indoor and outdoor baths.

Day 13: Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake -Khorgo National Park includes lakes, cinder cones and volcanic flows. It features activities such as fishing, hiking, horse trekking, bird watching, and photographing. After breakfast, drive to the Terkh white lake in the afternoon. After lunch, We explore sightseeing around Terkh lake. Hiking to the Khorgo volcano and caves which was created by volcano eruption. The Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur is also known as White Lake in the Khangai Mountain range in central Mongolia with relatively pure fresh water. The lake is 16 km wide, about 4-10m deep with its deepest point at 28m and over 20kms in a length. It is flooded 61sq.mk and the lake has pike and other fishes. Rare birds are found here as well. This volcanic lake was created thousands of years ago by lava flows from the nearby Khorgo Mountain volcano. Khorgo Mountain is an extinct volcano, which lies east of the White lake. This area has been protected since 1965, fully in 1997. Overnight at Ger camp \B,L,D\.

Day 14: Drive to Ugii Lake (altitude 1387 m; surface area-25 sq. km). 14 kinds of fish such as a perch, a Luce and about 150 types of aquatic birds gather at Lake Ugii. When you visit the lake, you will have an opportunity to take a boat tour and do some birding. We will visit a local horsemen family where you have an opportunity to experience their way of life, their culture and traditions. Dinner is real authentic Mongolian barbecue, prepared in the traditional style with hot stones. Overnight in tourist camp. \B,L,D\.

Day 15: Khustai National Park. Travel to Hustai Nature Reserve to see the Przewalski wild horses, re-introduced back into the wild in their native homeland. Visit the local information center for learn about the history of the last pure wild horses and the history of the area. In the evening you have chance to go horse riding. Overnight in a ger camp. \B,L,D\.

Day 16: Chingis Khaan Statue Complex is a 40 metres (130 ft) tall statue of Chingis Khaan on horseback, on the bank of the Tuul River. Visitors walk to the head of the horse through its chest and neck, where they have a panoramic view. The main statue area will be surrounded by 200 gers designed and arranged like the pattern of the horse brand marks that were used by the 13th century Mongol tribes. Overnight in the hotel. \B,L,D\.

Day 17: Drive back to  Ulaanbaatar. Shopping in Cashmere and souvenir shops. Rest of your time will be spent for the travel preparation back your country and relax.

Day 19: You will be transferred to Chingis Khaan international airport.