Mongolian Wildlife and Bird Watching | GER to GER Packaged Geotourism Trips in Mongolia

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5 Days - Group sizes: 2-6/prices per person; ask for solo prices
Ulaanbaatar

Discounts for Group sizes 5-8: $616 p.p.

Mongolia Wildlife Reserve and Conservation Trip specializes in highlighting the county’s broad diversity of wildlife that ranges from domestic to the internationally famed migratory birds that temporarily use the country as a rest stop along their global travels. Though to truly appreciate what Mongolia has to offer one must travel to Mongolia at different seasons and across the entire country. This itinerary will take you to Gun Galuut Natural Reserve, Khustai National Park and Khugnu Khan national park. At each location you will have opportunities to hike, trek through the National Parks. You will be amazed by the wonderful blend of geographical terrains as you experience both the wildlife habitats as well as Mongolia’s nomadic family’s lifestyles.

Day One –Trek to Chingis Khan’s Statue followed by Overland Trip to Gun Galuut Nature Reserve (L, D – Overnight at Gun Galuut): In the morning you will start your overland trip towards the Chingis Khan’s Statue where you will have plenty of time for photography. Afterwards, you will continue your journey to the Gun Galuut Nature Reserve where you will have lunch at the Steppe Nomads Ger Camp. This afternoon, you will begin your day trek hiking around Baits Mountain where you can observe and take photos of the endangered wild mountain sheep. Throughout the Reserve there are many observation points to view a number of rare bird species including the White Napped Crane, Black Stork, Swan Goose, Whooper Swan, etc. In the evening time you will return back to the Gun Galuut Camp where you will have your evening dinner and overnight.

Day Two – Overland Trip to the Internationally Famed Hustain Nuruu Protected Reserve (B, L, D – Overnight in extra Mongolian Nomadic Ger): After breakfast you will travel overland to Hustain Nuruu Protected Reserve located in Tuv Aimag (Central Province). Upon arrival at the camp you will have lunch to which you will quickly visit to Khustai Park’s Information Center (see the flora and fauna exhibits) before continuing onwards to Hustain Pike. At this location you will be visiting the natural habitat of the internationally famous “Przewalski” wild horses (Takhi) followed by a wonderful trek along the Moltsog sand dunes.

Day Three – Horseback riding to Mongolia’s Swan Lake (desert oasis) nestled next to the Mongol Desert Sand Dunes (B, L, D – Overnight in Ger): After breakfast, you will continue your journey to the nomadic family where you will be greeted by Mr. Idertsogt and welcomed with a hot nomadic lunch and traditional tea. In the afternoon, you will have a 6-kilometer round trip by horseback to the truly picturesque Swan Lake (desert oasis) that is situated exactly next to the Mongol Desert Sand Dunes. Swan Lake is both a pristine example of the beauty of co-existence of extremes (desert and water) as well as vibrantly intoxicating home to a Swan Couples that is testament to strength, tolerance and passion to exist as a pair in such extreme yet beautiful environment. In the evening, you continue the journey to the family where you will be warmly invited to enjoy your evening dinner before returning to the family’s extra Ger for rest and sleep.

Day Four – Overland journey to Lake Ugii (B, L, D – Overnight in Ger): After breakfast, we will drive to Ugii Lake – a great spot for water bird watching. You have opportunity to walk to the lakeside & mountain for exploring, taking pictures, enjoy wildlife, flora & fauna of the lake area. Ugii Lake is located in the territory of Arkhangai province and it is one of the biggest lakes of Mongolia and has 27 square km area. Average depth of Lake is 6.64m, in some sections could reach down to 23.5m. Ugii Lake also provides a favorable condition for research work and traveling thus Ugii Lake attracts travelers, tourists and nature researchers from Mongolia as well as from foreign countries.  More than 150 types rare species of birds dwelling in Ugii Lake. Overnight tourist camp. 

Day Five – Return back to Ulaanbaatar (B, L, D): After breakfast, you will drive back to Ulaanbaatar City, check-in to your hotel, get cleaned up and enjoy the afternoon shopping. In the evening, we will all gather to have our farewell dinner.

Included services:

  • Visiting nomadic family
  • All breakfast, lunch and dinner which are stated on itinerary
  • Herder guide service on route
  • Sightseeing
  • Horse riding according to itinerary
  • Cultural activities (milking animals, play ankle bone game etc)
  • Boiled water on route
  • Private transportation as stated on itinerary
  • National park fee & entrance fee
  • 3 night at tourist camp
  • 1 nights at nomadic families’ extra felt dwelling
  • Private English speaking guide

Not included:

  • Camping equipment /sleeping bag and riding helmet/
  • Personal use