BEST of Northern Mongolia Tour – Mongolia Expedition

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10 Days - Group sizes: 2+/prices per person; ask for solo prices

Discounts for Group sizes: (4-7) $1229 p.p., (8-11) $1042 p.p., (12+) $980 p.p.

[ ZONE 3 – Packaged Trips for Everyone ]

Day One – Arrival to Ulaanbaatar, Local Sightseeing and Fine Dining (D – Overnight in Hotel): On the first day of your arrival you will transfer to the 3 Star Hotel and possibly have a short city sight-seeing tour (depending on arrival time) that includes visiting the main square, oldest Buddhist Gandan Monastery and the National Museum. In the evening, you will have a welcoming dinner at a fine local restaurant before returning to your hotel for the evening. It’s a good idea to rest early this evening before tomorrow’s early departure that will take you to the first point along the travel route.

Day Two – Overland Travel to Ancient Karakorum (B, L, D – Overnight in Mongolian Ger Camp): In the morning you will travel overland to the Ancient Capital City of the Mongol Empire known as Kharakorum where you can spend time walking through the ruins as well as visit the Erdenezuu monastery that is located within its fortress walls before retiring to a nearby ger camp. Kharakorum was established in 1220 and flourished both as Mongol Empire’s Capital for 32 years as well as Mongolia’s Capital for 140 years and Erdenezuu Monastery is Mongolia’s first Buddhist Monastery established by Abtai Sain Khan in 1585.

Day Three – Overland Trip to Mongolia’s White Lake – Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake for hiking Trip to “Khorgo” Volcano and Yellow Dog’s Cave (B, L, D – Overnight in Mongolian Nomadic Ger Camp): After breakfast, you will continue your overland travel to White Lake for 185 km. White Lake is an astonishingly beautiful lake – the lake is about 20 km long and 16km wide, it supports Pike and other fish as well as rare birds’ species can be found here. You will be served lunch when you arrive at tourist camp. Then you will hike for 20kms (round trip) to a volcanic crater called Khorgo that is 2100m above sea level. From the summit there is a splendid view of the whole lake region, as you continue your journey, you will also visit the famous Yellow Dog’s cave (a local legend stated that a compassionate monk kept a sick dog in this cave in order to protect it from being killed). In the evening, you will return to camp and be welcomed with a dinner and milk tea before retiring to your Ger.

Day Four – Overland Trip Across Central Mongolia to Galt Hot Springs (B, L, D – Overnight in Mongolian Ger Camp): After breakfast, you will overland drive through the wooded slopes of Khangai Mountain Range and cross high mountain passes. Along the way, you will have a picnic lunch before arriving at Galt Hot Springs where you can relax in properly outfitted hot springs and overnight at the ger camp.

Day Five – Overland Trip Northwards to Mongolia’s famed Lake Khuvsgul for Horseback Riding Trip and some Trekking (B, L, D – Overnight in Mongolian Ger Camp): Lake Khuvsgul is truly a highlight of any trip to Mongolia and today you head north to the crystal clear waters – it is the deepest lake in Central Asia, measured with a maximum depth of 262 meters. The reflections of larch forests and majestic Mountains around the lake are truly amazing; 96 rivers and streams feed into Khuvsgul Lake and the Egiin River exits from it. On the way we will pass through Murun that is the capital of Khuvsgul Province before reaching the overnight destination at the ger camp located next to Khuvsgul Lake.

Day Six – Trekking Trip along Mongolia’s Khuvsgul Lake (Overnight in Mongolian Ger Camp): After your breakfast, you can spend it trekking around the lake’s beautiful scenery. The scenery of the area is well worth the exploration time! Possibly you can also travel by boat on the Lake on your own as camp organizes the full day and half-day boat trip. Tonight you will overnight in a ger camp next to the lake.

Day Seven – Overland Trip and Trekking Trip to the Extinct Mongolian Uran Volcano (B, L, D – Overnight in Mongolian Ger Camp): After breakfast at camp, you will drive to Bulgan province. Today you will enjoy hiking up to the extinct Uran volcano. This extinct volcano lies near the road, and stretches from Moron to Bulgan town. The reserve occupies a territory of 8 square kilometers with an elevation of 1,686 meters above sea level. It has been protected since 1965, and today enjoys the statue of “Natural Monument “. On the top of the extinct volcano is crater, 500 to 600 meters wide and 50 meters deep, filled with a small “crater lake” about 20 meters in diameter. There are green woods in the center of the Crater Lake. It is a really fascinating mountain. Red deer, Argali, Wild boar, Siberian Ibex, ruddy Shelduck, and duck are found in this area. Tonight you will overnight in a ger camp nearby the Mountain.

Day Eight – Overland Trip to Mongolia’s Hidden Gem – Amarbayasgalant Monastery (B, L, D – Overnight in Mongolian Ger Camp): After your early morning breakfast at camp, you will continue your overland travel to Amarbayasgalant monastery. Upon arrival at tourist camp close to the monastery, you will be served a lunch and tea. Afterwards you will make walking tour for 2 kilometers to the monastery. During your visitation to the monastery, you will be introduced about history, uniqueness of Monastery and daily life of monks. Later on you will walk back to the camp for dinner and overnight in Ger.

Day Nine – Overland Trip Back to Ulaanbaatar (B, L, D – Overnight in Hotel): After breakfast, you will drive to Darkhan for 160km. Upon arrival in Darkhan, you will have your lunch at the restaurant and then continue your journey back to UB city.  Check in hotel. It’s going to be a great time for stretching your legs before your evening’s dinner at a fine restaurant. Overnight in 3 star hotel in Ulaanbaatar.

Day 10 – Departure from Ulaanbaatar (B)

After breakfast at our hotel, we will drive to the airport for our international departing flight.

Included services:

  • All breakfast, lunch and dinner which are stated on itinerary
  • Sightseeing
  • Japanese air conditioned vehicle service which stated on itinerary
  • 7 nights at tourist camp
  • 2 nights at 3 star hotel
  • Private English speaking guide on route
  • National park fees and monastery entrance fee
  • Camping equipment
  • Half day city tour