Tour through ancient capital Kharkhorin
Discover the oldest Buddhist monastery Erdenezuu
Boat tour and bird watching, Ogii Lake
Camel riding through sand dune with green grasses
Spend a week with your family in the beautiful nature of Mongolia. Meanwhile, see varieties of landscapes as much as possible with some activities like horse riding, camel riding, staying in traditional Ger camp etc. Also, don’t miss cultural sights to hospitable nomad families and museum and monasteries which provide the great insight of Mongolian culture and history.
ACTIVITIES – Cultural Activities / Walking Tours /Boat tour / Wildlife
ACTIVITY LEVEL – Leisurely
DURATION / DISTANCE – 7 days / 6 nights / 1400km with car
PLACES VISITED – Terelj N.P/ Kharkhorin (Karakorum ruins and Erdene Zuu Khiid) / Tsenkher Hot Springs/ Khustai N.P/ Ogii Lake / Elsen Tasarkhai
Minimum group size 2 people
Average group size 2-4 people
Suitable for ages 6 years old and over
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Day 0: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, capital of Mongolia
Arrival at the Chinggis Khaan International Airport and transfer to the hotel for check in. Enjoy the rest of today at leisure to relax or begin exploring the treasures of Mongolia. Hotel in Ulaanbaatar is not included in the package.
Day 1: Terelj N.P & Chinggis Khan Statue (90km-2 hours) (L,D)
Set off for central Mongolia, first drive to the largest Equestrian Chinggis khan statue to visit the museums and complex. Afterwards, head to Terelj national park and visit Turtle rock and hike to Meditation enter. Overnight in tourist Ger camp.
Day 2. wild horse in Khustai National Park (190km-4 hours) (B,L,D)
Travel to the Khustai national park and visit a small museum displaying a collection of photos and videos about the wild horse. Take a stunning hike to bring you closer discovering the wild horses of total about 350 adopting the re-introduced landscapes and wildlife. Overnight in tourist Ger camp.
Day 3: Karakorum & Erdene Zuu Monastery (300km-6 hours) (B,L,D)
After breakfast this morning drive to Karakorum, the site of the 13th century Mongolian capital. Tour through the ancient city before moving on the beautiful ruins of Erdene Zuu Monastery. Surrounded by huge 400m x 400m walls built from the ruins of Kharakhorum, the Erdenezuu was the first and the biggest Buddhist monastery of the 16th century. Overnight in tourist Ger camp.
Day 4: Tsenkher Hotwater Springs and Baths(150km-3 hours) (B,L,D)
Take the chance to unwind today with a trip to the Tsenkher Hot Springs . Settle in to tourist Ger camp and enjoy a natural hot spring bath.
Day 5: Ogii Lake and boat tour (250km-5 hours) (B,L,D)
After driving to the Arkhangai province this morning, set up camp on the shores of the breathtaking Lake Ogii. Take the time to do boat tour and watch the amazing birdlife that fill the lake with sound and color. Overnight in tourist Ger camp.
Day 6: Sand dune – Elsen tasarkhai(150km-3 hours) (B,L,D)
Head to Mongol sand dune, extended 80km displaying a taste of the Gobi Desert. There are grasses grow in the sand that offers food for camel so that the place is rich in camel. Experience riding two humped camels over the dune. Overnight in tourist Ger camp.
Day 7: Ulaanbaatar (250km- 6 hours) (B,L)
After breakfast at the camp, set off for Ulaanbaatar. Take in every last bit of the unique scenery and savor the last traditional lunch before ending this incredible adventure in Ulaanbaatar. Transfer back to our accommodation before dinner.
DEPARTURE FOR PRIVATE & SMALL GROUP FOR 2017:
June to September. Dates for private tour are flexible and able to customise.
CREATE YOUR OWN GROUP WITH FLEXIBLE DATE:
840 USD per person based on 4 people
985 USD per person based on 3 people
1220 USD per person based on 2 people
0-11 years old children with 20% discount
- 6 nights accommodation in tourist Ger camps /twin share/
- All transport throughout tour in 4WD vehicles /Japanese jeep or mini-van with A/C
- English speaking guide
- Camel riding fee for one hour
- Sightseeing, entrance fees and museum tickets
- Bottled water – 1 litre per day
- Meals as indicated in itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Able to request kids play including football,basketball and sand board
PRICE NOT INCLUDES:
- International airfares
- Visa application & fees
- Travel insurance (recommended)
- Personal expenses
- Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar-Travel Buddies can arrange all types of accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
- Meals/beverages not stated in itinerary
FORESEE THE COUNTRY
Mongolia is developing country with vast landscapes and road transportation projects are still on going but it has many opportunities to experience adventure travel. From doing outdoor activities, immersing nomad culture and local communities. Experiencing authentic Mongolia may require a spirit of adventure, flexibility, basic comfort of accommodation and facilities. Luxuries are only found around Ulaanbaatar. Travelling through the countryside can involve hours driving in a 4wd vehicle over the dusty and bumpy road; most roads are unpaved.Toilets during the drive over the vast steppe may not find but the rule of nature applies as you can toilet anywhere you feel alright.
Accommodations are clean and traditional. Mongolian traditional house (Yurt) called Ger is provided for the entire trip. Traditional dwelling; one room round tent made of a latticed wood structure covered with layers of felt and canvas, heated by a wood stove and furnished with wood-framed 1-4 beds. The camp restaurant and western-style toilet and shower facilities are located in a central building or big Ger found a few hundred feet from the Gers. We use fine tourist camps but not the best so if you require finest accommodation (e.x Ger with en-suite bathroom or) there is surcharge.
Traditional Nomadic homes: Overnight in nomad family’s extra Ger that built next to their’s. You will immerse in nomad lifestyle visiting and having closer insight of them. The toilet there is dry and shower is not available.
Single supplement assurance single accommodations in Gers. If single traveler wishes to share accommodations, no single supplement surcharge – only if you require your own Ger accommodation. Make sure to send us your request at least 30 days prior to the tour start.
Food during the tour can be found many varieties of a typical meat-based dish with vegetable and rice/pasta/noodle. Fortunately, vegetarian foods are available and can be requested. Some of the lunch meals are picnic. Bringing some snacks with you is recommended.
Road in Mongolia is tough and it requires excellent vehicles with experienced drivers. We ensure reliable and excellent vehicle including 4WD Land cruiser, Japanese mini-van and Russian van.
There are several flights per week to the capital, Ulan Bator (ULN), from Beijing, Seoul, Moscow and Turkey.
Visa is required for most travellers, and must be obtained in advance of entry. The only exception is US citizens, who can enter the country as a tourist for up to 90 days. It is your responsibility to organise a visa for Mongolia. Please contact us if you need a Mongolian visa support letter and further assistance.
TRAVEL INSURANCE IS RECOMMENDED
Insurance fee /expenses to cancel travel, health insurance/ is not included in travel payment. We hereby recommend you to involve in travel insurance by Insurance Authorities in host country and under conditions and terms proposed by them.
It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of your return to your country, with at least 2 blank pages at the time of travel.
KNOW WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
Bring your warm clothes, the weather in the evening and early morning is cold in the countryside though it is summer. Raincoat-August is only raining season in Mongolia. First aid kit, flashlight, insect repellent, cap, sunglasses, scarf, sun cream, lip balm, backpack and own towel. Definitely, your camera and its equipment.