TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1. Ulaanbaatar
Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, transfer to the hotel. City tour including Sukhbaatar square a central point of Ulaanbaatar, Zaisan Hill with panoramic view of whole city and Gandan monastery, the largest monastery in the country. After lunch at the restaurant in UB will be excursion to the Natural history museum where the biggest dinosaur skeletons in the world and the fossilized skeletons of dinosaurs found in Gobi Desert are kept intact. Welcome dinner in one of the finest restaurants in UB. Overnight in hotel. (L, D)

Day 2. Terelj National Park
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 70 km, 1-2 hours.
Drive to Terelj National Park, one of the most visited sites near Ulaanbaatar. Terelj is set in the picturesque valley of the granite mountains and the beautiful Terelj river. Transfer to tourist ger camp. We will then visit the Turtle Rock and the Temple of Meditation. Hiking around. Overnight in ger at tourist camp. (B, L, D)

Day 3. Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dune
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 370 km, 6-7 hours.
Drive to Elsen Tasarkhai sand dune, a unique area combining forest, Gobi sand dunes and rocky mountains. Excursion to Hugnu Khaan Mountain and sand dune on the steppe. Free time for hiking and walking in the near. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 4. Ruins of 12th Century Capital City Karakorum
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 80 km, 1-2 hours.
Drive 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 towel on the hill. Optional horse riding is available in the evening. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 5. Khustai Hill
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 300 km, 5-6 hours.
Drive to Khustai Nature Reserve to see the Przewalski wild horses, recently re-introduced back to Mongolia. Visit the local information center for learn about the history of the last pure wild horses and the history of the area. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 6. Ulaanbaatar
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 100 km, 2-3 hours.
Drive to Ulaanbaatar. After lunch at the restaurant in UB visit the Bogd Khan Palace Museum and the National history museum. In the evening enjoy a performance of Mongolian folk art. Stay overnight in hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 7. 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

Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dune

Karakorum
Terelj-Turtle rock
Wild horses
Tour code: VMT-ST-6 Terelj, Khustai, Karakorum and Elsen Tasarkhai

Length: 6 nights/7 days
Adventure level: Soft
Season: May 15-September 15
Trip Summary:

accommodation: 2 nights in hotels and 1 night in ger camps
Meals: Inclusive meals are indicated in itinerary (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Transport: 4WD Japanese Minivan or 4WD Japanese Jeep or bus
Optional activities: Horse riding
Staffs: Visit Mongolia Team  (Tour guide and driver)

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