NORTHERN MONGOLIAN ADVENTURES

  • NORTHERN MONGOLIAN ADVENTURES
10 day
from 1534 USD

OVERVIEW

Northern Mongolian Adventure package tour offers you an opportunity to create a lifetime ending memories with followings; to acquaint with nomadic lifestyle and history, to meet with nomadic people and experience their way of life by yourself, to relax in the hot spring has a healing ability with beautiful surroundings, to do a lifetime memory of boat cruise, hiking, and horseback riding in the alpine-like beautiful  landscape. Let’s pack up and seize this tour now for the cherishing adventure in the far east.

HIGHLIGHTS

Ulaanbaatar city tour

Kharkhorin, the ancient capital city

Tsenkher Hot Spring

Khorgo extinct volcano hiking

Terkh White lake

Bird watching

Wild life observing

Nomadic family visit

Khuvsgul lake excursion(s): horse riding, boat cruise or kayaking

Uran crater hiking

Amarbayasgalat monastery visit

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar city

Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar city, our driver and English-speaking guide will pick you up from the airport and be transferred to your hotel in downtown. After you settled in, we will start sightseeing tour including visit Sukhbaatar’s square. The Square is in the center of Ulaanbaatar, in front of the Mongolian Parliament House. Across from the central square, we will visit the National Museum of Mongolia, the biggest museum with over 54000 exhibitions from prehistoric period till 21st century. Our next stop will be at Zaisan Hill Memorial.  This hill provides a panoramic view of Ulaanbaatar. Overnight in a hotel.

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Day 2: Drive to Mongol esl

After breakfast at the hotel, our team will pick you up from your hotel, and begin our Northern Mongolian Journey. Today we will visit Mongol els in central Mongolia. It is a unique place with three different forms of the natural landscape; the combination of a Gobi sand dunes, green steppe, and rocky mountains. Here we will visit a camel breeder family for learn to milk and ride a Bactrian camel. Bactrian camels have two humps which make them very comfortable to ride than Arabian camels. After the camel breeder family, you have some time to explore the sand dunes in the middle of Mongolian green steppe. Overnight in a ger camp near the sand dunes.

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Day 3: Kharkhorin city

Our team will head to Kharkhorin city. The city had existed as a capital for the world’s largest contiguous empire through over 40 years. In the Kharkhorin city, we will visit to a museum, has many exhibitions which show the history of Mongolian nomadic life from hunter-gatherers’ period till the most powerful and consummate empire throughout the world. After the museum, we will visit to Erdenezuu monastery, the biggest Buddhist Monastery Museum in Mongolia. Which has many expensive and precious Buddhist artworks from 17th century including mold deities of gold and silver, thankas, split paintings and manuscripts. In the evening before sunset, you have time to

wander on the bank of Orkhon River. Overnight in a ger camp.

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Day 4: Tsenkher hot spring

This morning, we will have breakfast at the ger camp, and continue our journey to Tsenkher hot spring. The host spring is the 2nd hottest spring in Mongolia, elevated at 1860 m above sea level. Water from this geological spectacle emerges to the ground at 87°C with a flow rate of 101/sec. Composition of sodium carbonate, hydro-carbonate, sulfur and other chemical ingredients have healing property for some ailments. Facilities include outdoor pools (separately for men and women), showers, and both cozy gers and houses. In the afternoon, we will drive to a village for visit to Zayan Gegeen Monastery, founded in the 17th century, housed over 1000 monks before its closing in the 1930s. Overnight in a ger camp.

 

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Day 5: Terkhiin Tsagaan lake

On this day we will drive to Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake also called "White Lake, which is elevated at 2,060 m above sea level, and surrounded by extinct volcano named Khorgo, which contains spectacular combinations of ebony forest-covered mountain scenery and rocky formations formed by volcanic eruptions. The Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake is registered in Ramsar’s Convention because many of rare species of birds including whooper swan, shelduck, common heron, great white egret, and bar-headed goose gather here. Once we arrive in Khorgo – Terkh National Park, we will climb up to the extinct volcano, and saunter on the shore of the lake for bird watching. Overnight in a ger camp.

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Day 6: Nomadic family visit in Shine-Ider village

After breakfast, we will pack up and head to the village Shine-Ider in Khuvsgul province. In the end of approximately 5 hours driving, we will reach a nomadic family. When we are in nomadic family, you have an opportunity to learn about their lifestyle including how they milk cows, how they take care of their herds in the vast pasture land, and also you will get a chance to try what nomadic people do in daily life. Overnight in a ger with a nomadic family.

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Day 7: Drive to Khuvsgul lake

Today we will wake up at the same with nomadic people, and acquaint with their morning routes and will have a warm breakfast with the family in their cozy ger. After breakfast, we will pack up and head for the long, yet for an incredibly scenic drive to Khuvsgul Lake. Along the way to the lake we will have lunch in Murun town. Khuvsgul Lake is the deepest and the 2nd most voluminous freshwater lake in Asia. The lake is surrounded by snow-topped mountain ranges from its west side, and by flat-topped mountains with slopping mountainsides, covered by forest from the east side.  Once we reach Khuvsgul Lake, we will check-in to our ger camp on the west shore of Khuvsgul Lake which means you will see the view of the lake just outside of your ger’s door. Overnight in a ger camp on the lakeshore.

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Day 8: Adventures on the shore of the blue pearl

We will have breakfast at the camp, and today you have options for the excursion including boat cruise of approximately 1 hour in the lake, horse trekking on the lakeshore averagely 1 hour or kayaking in the lake. In the afternoon, you have time to relax on the lakeshore. Overnight in a ger camp on the lakeshore.

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Day 9: Drive to Uran volcano

On this day, we will expand our journey in Bulgan province. The province is famous for its breathtaking nature with a thick forest covered mountains, magnificent pasturelands and even streams with a beautiful bank. Throughout the day, we will hike up to ‘Uran’ extinct volcano, its mountainsides covered with fir and ebony forest from its backside and inside the crater. Also, there is a lake inside the crater. Overnight in a ger camp near the Uran volcano. 

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Day 10: Amarbayasgalant monastery

We will head to Amarbayasgalant monastery, which was the biggest pilgrimage Buddhist center for Mongols in the 18-19th century. Meantime the monastery had 40 temples and over 6000 monks before it affected by anti-religious victimization in the 1930s. The architectural complex of the Monastery embodies Manchu-style spatial arrangement in construction planning, Chinese architectural arts, and vernacular architectural elements and knowledge of Mongolian people. The monastery’s restoration has performed with its original materials and design archive photos, after restoration, the monastery registered in Cultural Heritage List of UNESCO.

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Day 11: Drive back to Ulaanbaatar city

Early morning, we will have breakfast at the camp, and head for a long drive back to Ulaanbaatar city. We will arrive in the capital city in the afternoon, and you have time for visiting the world’s number one cashmere store and Mongolian souvenir shops or relaxing in your hotel until dinner. In the evening, our farewell dinner will take place in a restaurant. Overnight in a hotel.

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Day 12: Departure

Today is the end of the Northern Mongolian Adventure tour. Our team will transfer you to the airport in time for your international flight. Have a nice trip back to your home and thank you for choosing ELT Mongolian tours.

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PRICE

 

Group size

Price per person

2 pax

2315 USD

3-5 pax

1979 USD

6-9 pax

1872 USD

10-14 pax

1768 USD

15+ pax

1708 USD

 

INCLUSIONS

Accommodation (twin based): 2 nights in 4 – star hotel, 8 nights in ger camps, 1 night in nomadic family’s ger

Guiding and interpreting service

Full board meals

Transportation: vehicle 4x4 or minivan

Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks

Museums and cultural performance

Sleeping bags

Camping equipment

Pack animal rental

EXCLUSIONS

International airfare

Personal equipment

Optional activity cost

Excess baggage charges

Alcoholic drinks

Travel insurance

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