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Travel Buddies- A Leading Mongolia Tour Company
Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
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Availability : June to September
Activity level: Soft Adventurous
Price: from $1390
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  • TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

    • Enjoy hiking and horse riding in Khovsgol lake

    • Visit reindeer breeding people

    • Discover Trekhiin Tsagaan lake and Khorgo volcano

    • Learn the culture meeting with nomads and visiting monastery

    DETAILED DESCRIPTION

    Travel to the lake Khovsgol; with clear crystal water contains about 1.5% of the world’s fresh water. The lake is surrounded by high mountain chains, thick pine forests and rich in wildlife. This is an excellent place for hiking and horse riding. You will also enjoy discovering best attractions along the way including the ancient capital city Karakorum, Erdenezuu monastery, Khogro volcano and Khorgo Terkh national park.

    ACTIVITIES – Cultural Activities / Walking Tours /Boating tour / Wildlife

    ACTIVITY LEVEL –  Soft adventurous

    DURATION / DISTANCE 9 days / 8 nights / 1300km with car / domestic flight Khovsgol to Ulaanbaatar ( 1 hour 20 minutes one way)

    PLACES VISITEDKharakhorum ancient capital – Tsenkher hot springs – Khorgo Terkh National Park – Moron town – Lake Khovsgol

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    • Day 0: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, capital of Mongolia

      ulaanbaatar smallArrival 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: Karakorum & Erdene Zuu monastery (370km-7 hours) (B,L,D)

      Today we will drive to Karakorum, the site of the 13th century Mongolian capital. Visit Karakorum museum and see the Great Mongol state period, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Ancient state period halls. Take a 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 Karakorum, the Erdenezuu was the first and the biggest Buddhist monastery of the 16th century. Overnight in tourist camp.

    • Day 2: Enjoy Tsenkher hot springs (150km-3 hours) (B,L,D)

      Take the chance to unwind today with a trip to the Tsenkher Hot Springs. Settle in to the tourist Ger camp and enjoy a natural hot spring bath.

    • Day 3: Hiking to Khorgo volcano (220km – 7 hours) (B,L,D)

      Traverse through the dramatic Chuluut gorge, surrender to a fascinating view of the river flows through 50m steep trap gorge. Travel to Khorgo volcano and marvel at the mind blowing lunar-like lavas field with a stunning hike to the cone along stone stairs. Descend into lava formed untouched cave. Overnight in tourist camp.

    • Day 4: White lake (B,L,D)

      Cliff

      Enjoy another day in White Lake, formed by lava flows from volcanic eruptions and displaying some lava creature made by man. Enjoy hiking, short horse riding along the shore of the breathtaking lake. Take the time to watch the amazing birdlife that fills the lake with sound and color. Overnight in tourist camp.

    • Day 5: Moron town (260km – 8 hours) (B,L,D)

      Leaving the White Lake this morning, take a scenic and a long ride over grassland and forest steppe to Moron town. Let the mind wander as you travel through the spectacular landscape full of extremes. From thick pine forests and lush meadow with grazing yaks and horses and 2000m high mountain. Overnight in a local hotel.

    • Day 6: Khovsgol lake (190km-5 hours) (B,L,D)

      Lake Khovsgol

      Travel to the lake Khovsgol; with clear crystal water contains about 1.5% of the world’s fresh water. The lake is surrounded by high mountain chains, thick pine forests and rich in wildlife. Overnight in tourist camp.

       

    • Day 7: Khovsgol lake – Motorboating and hiking to tsaatan (B,L,D)

      This morning we will hike to reindeer breeding family; who make their summer home in the lake and witness of visit Tsaatan traditional house- teepee and immerse in their culture. After lunch embark on the motor-boat, navigate the lake and approach to one of four fascinating islands. Overnight in tourist camp.

    • Day 8: Khovsgol lake – horse riding & hiking(B,L,D)

      The adventure commences along the eastern shore of the lake where your guide will ride you a horse. Feast the eyes on iconic view and feel quietness. Spend the leisure time relaxing and hiking over the mountain. Overnight in tourist camp.

    • Day 9: Local flight to Ulaanbaatar (1 hour 20 minutes)(B,L)

      This morning we will drive to Moron town and take a local flight to Ulaanbaatar.

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  • DEPARTURE FOR SMALL GROUP FOR 2017:

    START DATE END DATE GROUP STATUS PRICE(USD) BOOKING
    July 06 July 14 6  Available $1290  ENQUIRE
    August 05 August 13 6 Available $1290  ENQUIRE

    Dates for private tour & own created groups are flexible and able to customise.

    CREATE YOUR OWN GROUP WITH FLEXIBLE DATE :
    1390 USD per person based on 4 people
    1570 USD per person based on 3 people
    1870 USD per person based on 2 people

    PRICE INCLUDES:

    • 8 nights in Tourist ger camp / twin-share/
    • Domestic flight tickets (Khovsgol -Ulaanbaatar city)
    • All transport throughout tour in 4WD vehicles /Japanese jeep or mini-van with A/C
    • English speaking guide
    • Horse riding fee
    • Sightseeing, boating fee, entrance fees and museum tickets
    • Bottled water – 1 liter per day
    • Meals as indicated in itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
     

    PRICE NOT INCLUDES:

    • International airfares
    • Visa application & fees
    • Tipping(optional)
    • Travel insurance (recommended)
    • Personal expenses
    • Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar-Travel Buddies can arrange all types of accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
    • Meals/beverages not stated in itinerary
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  • 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.

    ACCOMMODATION

    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 SUPPLEMENTS

    Single supplement assurance single accommodations in Gers. If single traveller 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.

    MEALS

    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.

    VEHICLE

    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.

    INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE

    There are several flights per week to the capital, Ulan Bator (ULN), from Beijing, Seoul, Moscow and Turkey.

    VISA REQUIREMENTS

    Visa is required for most travelers, 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.

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