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Travel Buddies- A Leading Mongolia Tour Company
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
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Availability : May to October with tourist camp & year round with nomad family stay
Activity level: Leisurely
Group size: Min 2
Price: from $680
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  • TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

    • Traverse through Semi Gobi with stunning landscape

    • Visit to ancient capital Karakorum and first Buddhist monastery

    • Tour to Chinggis Khan Statue Complex and Terelj National Park

    • Relax in hot bath, Tsenkher Hot Spring

    • Boar tour in Ogii lake

     

    DETAILED DESCRIPTION

    Discover Mongolia from its amazing landscapes and cultural sights to the friendly locals. Set off for Semi Gobi where to see Elsen tasarkhai, ruin of Uvgun monastery and head to Central Mongolia where to traverse through ancient capital of Mongolia and first Buddhist Monastery Erdenezuu. Unwind in hot natural stone bath and navigate the Lake Ogii with boat. Meet hospitable nomad family and do homestay for one night. Make a most out of Mongolia with this short tour.

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

    ACTIVITY LEVEL – Leisurely

    DURATION / DISTANCE 6 days / 5 nights / 1150km with car
    PLACES VISITEDElsen Tasarkhai- Semi Gobi / Kharkhorin (Karakorum ruins and Erdene Zuu Khiid) / Tsenkher hot springs / Ogii Lake /Chinggis Khan Statue Complex & Terelj National Park

    GROUP SIZE
    Minimum group size 2 people
    Average group size 2-4 people

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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: TERELJ NATIONAL PARK & GENGHIS 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 ride a horse for an hour. Continue the journey to the Turtle rock and hike to Meditation center. Overnight in tourist Ger camp.

    • DAY 2: SAND DUNE – ELSEN TASARKHAI /320KM-7 HOURS/ (B,L,D)

      Head to Mongol sand dune, extended 80km displaying a taste of the Gobi Desert. Visit ruin of the temple called Erdenekhamba in Khugnu Khan nature reserve. The sand dune Elsen tasarkhai is part of the nature reserve. It is green Gobi that offers food for camel so that the place is rich in camel. We will stay overnight in Ger next to a nomad family.

    • Day 3: Karakorum & Erdene Zuu Monastery (100km-2 hours) (B,L,D)

      KarakorumAfter 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)

      Hot spa Tsenkher

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

    • Day 5: TRAVEL TO OGII LAKE (130KM-3 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 watch the amazing bird life that fill the lake with sound and color. Overnight in tourist Ger camp.

    • Day 6: KHUSTAI NATIONAL PARK & ULAANBAATAR (360KM – 7 HOURS) (B,L)

      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. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar and transfer to the hotel in Ulaanbaatar.

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  • DEPARTURE DATES FOR 2017: May to October

    PRIVATE DEPARTURE FOR 2017: Dates are flexible and able to customize.

    TOUR PRICE PER PERSON:
    680 USD per person based on 4 people
    795 USD per person based on 3 people
    985 USD per person based on 2 people

    PRICE INCLUDES:

    • One night stay next to a nomad family and 5 nights in tourist Ger camp / twin share /
    • All transport throughout tour in 4WD vehicles /Japanese jeep or mini-van with A/C/
    • English speaking guide
    • Horseback & Camel riding fee for one hour each
    • Sightseeing, entrance fees and museum tickets, camel riding fee
    • 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 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.

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