TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1. Ulaanbaatar city
Upon arrival in Mongolia’s capital city, Ulaanbaatar, you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a leisure program of sightseeing around the city including Sukhbaatar square, Gandan Monastery and Zaisan Hill. Optional visit to Natural History Museum of Mongolia. Enjoy traditional art performance and welcome dinner at restaurant. Overnight in hotel. (D)

Day 2. Ugii Lake
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 340 km, 6-7 hours.
Drive to the direction of the Lake Ugii through Bayannuur and Dashinchilen counties of Bulgan province.. Lunch on the way at tourist camp near Elsen Tasakhai Sand Dune. Arrive at Ugii tourist camp in the late afternoon. Overnight in ger at tourist camp. (B, L, D)

Day 3. Battsengel county & Nomad family
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 70 km, 1-2 hours.
Drive to nomad family in Battsengel County. The family located in the North Tamir River Bank and great chance to experience nomadic life style and horse riding. Overnight in Ger. (B.L.D)

Day 4. North Tamir River
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 28 km, 6-7 hours.
Start hiking to Shavagtyn Yeruu along the North Tamir River Bank. Overnight in tent. (B.L.D)

Day 5. North Tamir River
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 28 km, 6-7 hours.
Continue hiking along the North Tamir River Bank. Overnight in tent. (B.L.D)

Day 6. Taikhar Stone
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 26 km, 5-6 hours.
Continue hiking along the Taikhar stone. Overnight in tent. (B.L.D)

Day 7. Khan-Ondor valley
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 28 km, 6-7 hours.
This day hiking along the Khoid Tamir River Bank to Taikhar Stone. And overnight in tent near Olont valley. (B.L.D)

Day 8. Hoh Nuur Valley
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 26 km, 5-6 hours.
Continue hiking along the North Tamir River. Overnight in nomad family Ger. (B.L.D)

Day 9. Jargalant Valley
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 24 km, 5-6 hours.
Hiking to Jargalant River through Khukh Nuur Brigade (old soviet governing unit). Overnight in tent. (B.L.D)

Day 10. Hoh Lake National Park
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 20 km, 5-6 hours.
Hiking cross the Jargalant River and arrive at Huh Lake. Hoh Lake: located in the top of the mountain in altitude of 2668m above sea level. (B.L.D)

Day 11. Jargalant River
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 26 km, 5-6 hours.
Return to Jargalant River. Overnight in tent. (B.L.D)

Day 12. Tsenkher hot spring water
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 160 km, 3-4 hours driving.
Drive to center of Arkhangai province, Tsetserleg town and visit Zaya Bandid ethnical musuem. And continue drive to Tsenkher Hot Spring water for relaxing in the hot spring pool. Overnight in tourist ger camp. (B.L.D)

Day 13. Orkhon Valley National Park & Karakorum
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 260 km, 4-5 hours driving.
Drive to Tuvkhun monastery; the monastery located on the Ondor-Shiveet Mountain which 2312 meters above sea level. It was erected by Zanabazar (1st Bogd Gegen in Mongolia) in 1654 on the smooth slope of steep rock with 20 meters high has 14 small temples and some meditating caves. It has beautiful and picturesque scenery place of relax. And continue drive to Orkhon waterfall. Orkon waterfall is 24 meter high formatted by volcanic earthquake and volcanic explosion about 25 million years ago. Drive to Karakorum nowadays a functioning monastery in constant renovation to its former splendor. Once, 1000 monks used to inhabit Erdenezuu Monastery. It had some 100 temples within its 400 by 400 meters long walls. The monastery was sacked during the purges of 1937. Only the walls and 3 temples remain. Erdene-Zuu is still one of the most fascinating sites of Mongolia, and usually we will be able to experience and see the prayers. Also here you can see Mongolian only Tibetan style temple as well. Overnight in tourist ger camp. (B.L.D)

Day 14. Ulaanbaatar city
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 360 km, 5-6 hours driving.
Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to the hotel. You may choose a city tour where you can visit souvenir and cashmere shops. Overnight in hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 15. Departure
Check-out from the hotel and you will be transferred to airport/train station for departure. (B)

Included:

  • Accommodation in a hotel in Ulaanbaatar city (twin standard room double occupancy)
  • Shared accommodation in ger camp in countryside
  • Transfer to/from airport/train station
  • Transportation
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Cultural performance
  • Visit Mongolia Team: Guide and driver
  • Domestic flights
  • All meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Horse, camel, yak ride trial

Not included

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal items
  • Visa fee
  • Optional activity cost
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • International airport departure tax
Tour code: VMT-AT-5 Hoh Lake National Park trekking tour

Length: 14 nights/15 days
Adventure level: Hard
Season: June 1 - October 15
Trip Summary:

Accommodation: 2 nights in hotels, 9 nights in tents and 3 nights in ger camps
Meals: Inclusive meals are indicated in itinerary (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Transport: 4WD Japanese Minivan or 4WD Japanese Jeep
Optional activities: Camel riding, Horse riding
Staffs: Visit Mongolia Team  (Tour guide and driver)

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