TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1. Ulaanbaatar
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. Huvsgul National Park
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 110 km, 3-4 hours /driving/ and 1,5h /flight/.
Flight to Murun, Huvsgul province center. Drive to Huvsgul Lake, the second largest freshwater lake in the Central Asia with over one percent of the world’s freshwater reserve and a maximum depth of 262 m. Fed by over ninety rivers and streams, Huvsgul lake drains only into the Egiin River, which then joins the Selenge river, the main tributary of Lake Baikal in neighboring Siberia. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 3. Relax & Visit Tsaatan family
Spend full day at the lake. There different activities can be offered as kayaking, horse riding, fishing and visiting Tsaatan nomadic family. Your guide will help you to book on your desired activities. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 4. Zuun Lake
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 240 km, 6-7 hours.
After breakfast, early morning drive to Shine-Ider soum, Huvsgul province. Reach the lake Zuun. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 5. Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 150 km, 4-5 hours.
Travel to extinct volcano Khorgo National park. On the way visit to picturesque River Chuluut /Canyon/ and Taikhar Rock, is 25 meters high a misterious steepsided pinnacle of granite. We arrive in Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake, 20 km long and which was formed by dam of lava flows from volcanic eruption. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 6. Khorgo National Park
Full day trekking around Khorgo mountain, is dead volcano which lies east of the Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake.
The volcanic crater of the mountain is 200 meters wide and 100 meters deep. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 7. Tsenkher Hot Spa
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 200 km, 5-6 hours.
Drive to Tsenkher soum, Arkhangai province. We will relax at the Tsenkher Hot Spring, where the water flows out of the ground at a sizzling 89C (192.2F). Visit to Yak breeder’s family and experience the traditional customs and lifestyle of local residents. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 8. Tuvkhun Monastery
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 150 km, 5-6 hours.
We continue our journey to Tuvkhun Monastery. In the afternoon we make a 2 km trek to Tuvkhun monastery, called Nord Utai, located on a mountain 2,400m above sea level. Here we enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the scenery and visit the caves located around the monastery. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 9. Ruins of 12th Century Capital City Karakorum
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 70 km, 2-3 hours.
Travel to Karakorum, ancient capital city of Great Mongolian Empire. Visit the oldest Monastery Erdene-Zuu built in 1586, with 108 stupas. Look around little town Karakorum and see historical tower on the hill. Optional horse riding is available in the evening. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 10. Ongi Monastery
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 250 km, 4-5 hours.
Travel to Ongi temple ruin. Hiking nearby Gobi mountain and along the area where the ruins are situated. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 11. Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs)
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 140 km, 3-4 hours.
Travel to Bayan Zag, more commonly known as the legendary “Flaming Cliffs”. It was here, on July 13, 1923 that Roy Chapman Andrews and his his expedition team discovered the first nest of dinosaur eggs the world had ever seen. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 12. Khongoryn Els Sand Dunes
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 180 km, 4-5 hours
Travel to Khongor Sand Dunes, the Mongolia’s largest sand dunes, reaching heights of approximately 800 meters and known locally as the “Singing Dunes”. Here you will have an opportunity to ride two humped Bacterian camels. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 13. Eagle Valley
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 200 km, 4-5 hours.
Travel to Yolyn Am, or ‘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. Visit Gobi museum and trekking through the valley. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 14. Tsagaan Suvarga
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 160 km, 4-5 hours.
Travel to Tsagaan Suvarga (White Stupa), a remarkable sand dune in the formation of a White Stupa and view 3,000–5,000-year-old rock hieroglyphs. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 15. Baga Gazriin Chuluu (Earth stone)
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 220 km, 5-6 hours.
Travel to Baga Gazriin Chuluu (Earth stone) little mountain of Middle Gobi. Excursion to Earth stone, a sacred rocky mountain, 1760m above sea level, and is famous for its unique rock formation and beautiful natural environment. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 16. Oasis in the Gobi
Visit to Sum Huh Burd oasis in the Gobi with a small lake, which has an ancient stone fortress on an island in the center of the lake. The fortress, built in 16th century, has walls 1.5 meters thick and no roof. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 17. Ulaanbaatar
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 240 km, 5-6 hours.
Travel to Ulaanbaatar. Shopping for souvenirs and cashmere is optional. Farewell dinner. Overnight in hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 18. Departure
After breakfast, transfer to 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

Earth Stone

Karakorum
Khorgo Volcano
Khuvsgul Lake
Volcano
Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake
tsagaan suvarga
Tuvkhun Monastery
     
Tour code: VMT-CLT-5 Mongolia Panorama

Length: 17 nights/18 days
Adventure level: Moderate
Season: May 15-September 15
Trip Summary:

accommodation: 2 nights in hotels and 15 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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