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2-3 hours drive
Availability : Oct 28’ - Dec 16’2018
Central Mongolia
Central Mongolia
Max People : 14
Tour Details

 The magical Central Mongolian trip is aimed at visiting places of World Heritage like Elsen tasarkhai(semi-gobi),Orkhon waterfall, Tuvkhun monastery, Erdene Zuu, Kharkhorin (Ancient city), Khushuu Tsaidam, Chuluut Gol, Tsenher hot spring, Taikhar chuluu, Khorgo (Volcano), Terkhiin tsagaan nuur (White lake), Khushuu Tsaidam, and Ugii lake…. A trip like this enhances the cultural, traditional, historic and scenic reflections of Mongolia. The trip, organised in traditional style includes a visit to a Mongolian Nomad family, Horse riding, dining with them in the traditional Mongolian cuisine This trip is also aimed at giving the guests the most comfortable time, safety & security and above all the memories of a life time.

Departure & Return Location

Ulaanbaatar

Departure Time

in the morning 8-9 am

Price Includes

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Stay in camp and resorts

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • Sleeping bag
What to Expect
  • Elsentasarkhai, the Gobi representation area
  • Visit as many nomad families as you wish and experience authentic nomadic life while staying with them one day
  • Try authentic Mongolian meals and a Mongolian barbecue offered by nomads
  • See deer stones considered first monuments of humankind
  • Horse and camel riding
  • World Cultural Heritage Site the Orkhon River Valley and the oldest monastery Erdenezuu
  • Hiking through mountain trails to visit Tovhon Monastery and the surrounding area and the Orkhon River Valley
  • Relax at an outdoor hot spa pool
  • Have breathtaking views from on extinct volcanoes and mountain passes
  • Visit local towns and an interesting local market
  • Stay traditional dwelling Mongol ger (felt accommodation)
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  • We are local experts
  • Responsible travel in Mongolia
  • Well experienced & Trained guides
Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, City tour starts

Meet at the airport/ the railway station and transfer to a hotel. After being refreshed, taken on a short city sightseeing tour if the time permits. First, we will visit Gandantegchilen Monastery. The monastery is a favored place for locals as well as foreigners due to its interesting religious artifacts and peacefulness. A 26 m gilded statue of a Buddha is another thing of interest. Next, visit Central Square and the National Museum of Mongolia. Have a welcome dinner in a Mongolian barbecue restaurant.

What’s Included: 3* hotel, airport pick up, city sightseeing
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2Leave Ulaanbaatar, start the countryside tour

Drive to Elsentasarkhai (mini Gobi), experience nomad life, Mongolian barbecue, horse and camel riding
Elsentasarhai is a unique place representing features of the Gobi desert, mountain steppes and grasslands in a single area. Arrive in Elsentasarkhai by lunch time and visit a nomad family. After the nomadic lunch, we will have a horseback trekking over the steppes with the help of a local equestrian. We also ride two-humped camels. Next, ride back the nomad family and spend the day learning and experiencing first-hand about the nomadic life. In the evening, try authentic Mongolian barbecue cooked with hot stones.

What’s Included: Nomad home stay, Mongoian barbecue, horse and camel riding
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3Drive to Erdenezuu Monastery and see remains of ancient capital Kharkhorin

Kharkhorin, formerly known as Karakorum, was once a capital of Genghis Khaan’s Great Mongol Empire in the 13th century. After the move of Mongolian capital to Beijing, and the fall of the Empire, Karakorum was abandoned and then destroyed by vengeful Manchurian soldiers in 1388. Today, in the vast valley of the Orkhon River, awe-inspiring ancient monastery Erdenezuu coexists with modern town Kharkhorin. Visit an active temple of the monastery and temple museums. We also visit the Kharkhorum Museum displays some items of the ancient city Karakorum.

What’s Included: ger camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4Drive to Tsenkher Hot Spa, visit Tovhon Monastery

Our today’s adventure will continue to Tsenher Hot Spa through eye capturing valleys of wooded mountains. On our way, we will view some ancient tombs date back to The Bronze Age and visit Tovhon Monastery. This small monastery was built on 2312 m rocky top of Shiveet Ulaan Mountain. Reaching the monastery will require us 3 hours soft hiking up and down the mountain, but not steep. The vista is incredible from the mountaintop. The journey continues driving through a lush green valley filled with nomads and their countless animals, mainly yaks. Arrive at Tsenkher Hot Spa and be refreshed while bathing in the outdoor hot spa.

What’s Included: ger camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Drive to and discover Khorgo Terhiin Tsagaan National Park

Khorgo Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake National Park is one of the most beautiful national parks with its extinct volcanoes, freshwater lakes, fast current rivers and forested mountains. The Khorgo volcano became extinct 6000-8000 years ago. It is considered the last of Mongolian over 300 volcanoes to become extinct. The Khorgo is not the only volcano in the area, there are several more, but it is the biggest one. Terkhiin Tsagaan, a fresh water lake was formed after lava flow from the volcanoes blocked the North and South Terkh Rivers. The areas surrounding the volcanoes covered with thick basalt. On the way, we will visit a yak herding nomad family. Climb the Khorgo volcano and hike along its crater edges with views of surrounding basalt covered lands, sights of the Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake and the Suman River in the distance and nearby town. We also explore some caves such as “Yellow Dog’s Cave” and “Ice Cave”.

What’s Included: ger camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6See deer stones, visit an interesting local market of Tsetserleg and drive to Ugii Lake

The journey will continue to sacred Ugii Lake. On the way, we stop at deep lava canyon of the Culuut River and see deer stones. The deer stones spread widely in Central Asia. 600 deer stones found in Central Asia. 500 of them found in the territory of Mongolia. Deer stone is the first monuments of the human. The earliest of them belong to XIII-IX century BC while most of them belong to the Bronze Age. On repaired standing stones, the sun, the moon, belt, knife, and deer those are jumping up sky were carved fantastically. Next, visit the local market of Tsettserleg, a central town of Arkhangai province. Arrive at Ugii Lake late afternoon. Ugii Lake is a magnet for migratory birds. Over 200 species of birds recorded around the lake. At the lake, you can watch birds, hike or fish.

What’s Included: ger camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7Drive back to Ulaanbaatar

Today is the last day to be in the beautiful countryside of Mongolia. Arrival in Ulaanbaatar and check in a hotel and free time for shopping and optional activities.(B/L)

What’s Included: 3* hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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