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Nomad’s Hospitality Cultural Tour
(7 days)

Private tours available everyday
Main Price chevron_right$890


until April 15, 2017 chevron_right
$828
TOUR DESCRIPTION

Staying with authentic nomad families will be the real experience of Mongolian culture and highlight of Mongolian tours. The nomads are mainly entirely self-sufficient, living off the land and their herd. Mouth to mouth message of visitors at this least modernized and modern communication is just thriving communities of wide open territory and their day to day about survival and existence life with help and share of each other may influence them to be naturally hospitable, and their home doors are always open to everybody. For outsiders, staying with nomads and discovering the nomadic lifestyle could be very rewarding and an eye-opening experience. When you take this tour, you will learn a lot about nomadic life and can find more about yourself in the entirely different world. Just to specify few of the experiences; unlimited horseback riding for your enjoyment or herd animals, see how Mongolian traditional dwelling ger will be assembled, learn to cook traditional meals, cookies, and dairy products, play traditional games, milk animals, sip traditional alcoholic drinks and sing your country song and much more. To make your tour more attractive from cultural side, we also included a day trip to ancient monastery Erdenezuu built on the site of the 13th century Great Mongol Empire’s capital Kharkhorum in the broad valley of the Orkhon River, the World Cultural Heritage Site.

Most exciting experiences of the tour
  • Experience authentic nomadic life while staying with the nomads
  • Experience authentic nomadic life while staying with nomads
  • Taste home cooked traditional meals and a Mongolian barbecue
  • Ride strong Mongol horses without time and space limit and some camel riding
  • Assemble traditional dwelling ger, observe and experience what nomads do daily
  • Stay famous Mongol ger (felt accommodation)
  • World Cultural Heritage Site Orkhon river valley and the oldest monastery Erdenezuu
  • Elsentasarkhai, the most northern edge of the Gobi
  • Duration: 6 nights/7 days
  • Tour grade: Moderate
  • Group size: At your request
  • Available: May 1 to October 15
PLACES VISITED

Elsentasarkhai (northern edge of the Gobi), Erdenezuu Monastery in the Orkhon River Valley and Hugnu Tarni National Park

DETAILED ITINERARY
Day 1: Stat the tour to Erdenezuu monastery in Kharkhorin

Meet your guide and driver at the airport/ the railway station/ your accommodation. Before leaving Ulaanbaatar, prepare for the several days’ stay with the nomads if needed. Start the tour to Kharakhorin, where Erdenezuu monastery coexists with Kharkhorin village in the wide valley of the Orkhon River. Erdenezuu is the oldest, largest and the most beautiful monastery in Mongolia. Our driving takes 5-6 hours on paved roads of mountain steppes. Arrive in Kharkhorin. Climb or drive up hills with a monument and an ancient turtle stone to see the whole view of Erdenezuu Monastery from up. Next, visit the Kharakhorum Museum display remnants of the old city.

What’s Included: Ger camp
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Visit Erdenezuu monastery and the nomad life experience starts

After breakfast visit Erdenezuu monastery museum to see some valuable religious items and admire its stunning architecture. As well as, we visit an active temple for a morning chant of the monks. Next, we drive to a nomad family live in an area called “Elsentaserhai.” Elsentasarkhai is a unique place represents Gobi desert, mountain steppe and high mountains in the single area. Visit the nomads and join on the nomadic lunch. Today will be another exciting and interesting day to assemble a traditional dwelling ger with the help of nomads in which you will stay next couple of days. Welcome dinner with the nomad family. Stay in a ger neighboring the nomad family.

What’s Included: Nomad family
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3-5: Days to learn and practice the nomadic life, custom and tradition.

Every morning, you will get up at the sunlight shine upon the top window of the ger and noise of wakening up animals. You will have three full days to observe what nomads do daily, Iearn their custom and tradition and taste home cooked meals. Volunteering to help the nomads is available. You milk animals, cook traditional meals and cookies, make dairy products from milk, tend livestock, collect horses while riding on horseback, see how horses caught, play traditional games and much more. Horse riding tour to Hugnu Khaan Mountain, visit camel herding nomads and camel riding along the sand dunes.

What’s Included: Nomad family, horse and camel riding
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Drive back Ulaanbaatar

Drive back Ulaanbaatar and have lunch in a Mongolian barbecue restaurant. Free afternoon to discover the city your own.

What’s Included: 3* hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Departure

Our driver will transfer you to the airport/railway station. End of the tour.

What’s Included: 3airport transfer
Meals: Breakfast

Tour price per person
  • 2 PAX
    890$
  • 3-4 PAX
    730$
  • 5-6 PAX
    560$
    (more attractive price for more than 6 pax)
Discounts:
  • For children of a family trip
  • One free space for every 16 pax
  • Low season discount:
    5-10%
    (May, September)
  • Please contact us for more trip details.
The tour includes:
  • 1 night in a 3* hotel (Double/twin share)
  • 4 days with a nomad family
  • 1 day at a ger camp
  • English speaking guide
  • Transfer service
  • Horse and camel riding
  • 2*0.5 liter bottled water per person per day
  • Entry fees to the museums and the national parks
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
The tour excludes:
  • Items of personal nature
  • Bar bills, laundry, telephone calls
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Visa Fee
  • International transportation
  • Optional activities and additional services
  • Single supplements
  • Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
  • Gratiuty for the guides and drivers
Is this tour suitable for me?

This is a moderate and the most recommended tour to experience authentic nomadic life while staying at their extra ger and explore some exciting attractions, scenic places, cultural and historical remnants of central Mongolia in a short period. The tour will be guided by English speaking guide or your preferred language speaking guides entirely. There will be no much driving except for the first day. Exploring cultural items and experiencing real nomad life is the sole purpose of the tour. You may hear the nomadic life is a harsh life of day to day survival and existence. Therefore, there is even no little thought for the nomads about comfort. Everything will be completely local, and we recommend the tour for passionate cultural travelers. During the nomad family stay, you will not have any access to modern WC, bathroom, standard table, chairs and electricity, but some source of light with the help of solar panel or car aqua. The meals will be local and simple. The tour has not included any demanding physical activities, but some horse and camel riding with a support of your guide and local guides. We suggest you bring or prepare your personal usage such as snacks, drinks (we will provide bottled water), sanitary and medical item, etc. before leaving for the countryside.

When is the best time to take the tour?

The most suitable time to take the tour is between 15 May and 20 September. During this period, the weather will be warm and enjoyable. However, you should not expect warm weather during the trip either you travel in summer or certain times as vast Mongolian territory differentiates in altitude and earth surface. Overall, Mongolia is elevated at least 700 m high above surrounding Siberian plateau and Chinese territory. Therefore, the weather is extreme and fluctuates a lot hourly, daytime and at night. Receiving snow falls is common in May and September. Average monthly temperatures are +22°C, highest 29°C daytime in May, first half of June, last half of August and in September and +26°C, highest +35 to +38°C daytime in June, July and August. The temperature drops 10-20°C in the evening and at nights. The temperature drops dramatically if it rains. The tour is available either in offseason and winter. For your pre-departure preparation and an idea to prepare this inflexible weather condition and unique experience, you may check our packing list recommendation.

Accommodation

We will stay a night in a ger camp where you can have access to a shower, bathroom, and a local restaurant. About the Nomad’s Hospitality Tour, we will stay with a nomad family rather than ger camps and the tour is available either in off seasons. For more information about the accommodation, please visit Mongolia ger camps and Mongolia nomad family.

Guides

The majority of our guides are English speaking. We also have some guides who speak German, French, Spanish and Japanese. They are all professionally trained, friendly, helpful, and most of them were born and grown in the countryside. Therefore, they have good knowledge about their motherland’s culture, tradition, history, and geography. Our guides have minimum three years and more years of guiding experience. During the horse and camel riding, local guides will follow you.

Transportation

You can have a choice of vehicles. The tour is available either with a sedan car (have three passengers seats) or four-wheel driving Japanese vehicle (have five passenger seats except for a driver) driven by experienced, friendly and good mechanic-drivers. Different car types are available upon request, and you may check the tour vehicles at Mongolia transportation.. The tour price varies according to your preferred vehicle type.

To plan your dream holiday or customize the tour exclusively for you, what to do and see in Mongolia page may help you.

As well as, please check attractions in central Mongolia

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