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Beauty of Mongolia and Nomad Experience Tour
(10 days)

Private tours available everyday
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$879
TOUR DESCRIPTION

The easiest description of the tour is less price, much to experience and view. The tour includes most attractive and must see places of the Gobi desert, central and northern Mongolia. As well as, your comfort is our comfort. Backpack and travel at a low price are real experience and experiment itself. We are here to help you to travel the country of pristine nature and unique culture at an appropriate price while completely satisfied by the travel service and the travel tools. Our experienced tour leaders happily share their knowledge, and our experienced drivers bring you the most breath-taking places of our wide open country. We choose best ger camps as our accommodation and the most beautiful places as our camping site where you enjoy bright stars of the clear sky and bonfire when available. Our Mongolian Beauty Tour exclusively dedicated to nature lovers or people who want to be away from stress and noise of cities and find themselves in the world of the back century before its threatened by modernization. Exploring ancient historical and cultural remains, visiting nomad families are an inseparable part of the tour.

Most exciting experiences of the tour
  • Travel through richest in flora green part of Mongolia populated by most numerous pastoral nomads and their countless animals
  • Visit as many nomad families as you wish and experience authentic nomadic life while staying with them
  • Ride strong Mongol horses on fenceless steppes and camel riding
  • Relax at a hot spa pool
  • Stay traditional dwelling Mongol ger (felt accommodation)
  • World Cultural Heritage Site Orkhon River Valley and the oldest monastery Erdenezuu
  • Visit Tovhon monastery on a mountain top and have awe-inspiring panoramic views of the surrounding areas
  • Elsentasarkhai, most northern edge of the Gobi
  • Duration: 11 nights/12 days
  • Tour grade: Moderate
  • Group size: At your request
  • Available: May 15 to October 1
PLACES VISITED

Tsagaan Suvarga, Eagle Valley, Khongor Sand Dunes (largest in Mongolia), Flaming Cliffs (dinosaur excavation site), ruins of Ongi Monastery, Erdenezuu Monastery in the Orkhon River Valley, Tovhon Monastery, Tsetserleg town tour, Khorgo Terkhiin Tsagaan Narional Park, Ugii Lake.

GROUP DEPARTURES

Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

DETAILED ITINERARY
Day 1: Tsagaan Suvarga colorful mud cliffs

Tsagaan Suvarga means "White Stupa." It is one of the most famous highlights in the Gobi. Tsagaan Suvarga is a picturesque natural formation of colorful, massive mud cliffs look like stupas. Hiking through the cliffs and take beautiful pictures.

What’s Included: Ger Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Drive to Gobi Gurban Saikhan Mountain National Park, visit Eagle Valley

The Gobi Gurban Saikhan means "Three beautiful mountains in the Gobi." The Gobi Gurban Saikhan Mountain is a beautiful national park itself rich in wildlife and scenic places. Among them, Yoliin Am/Eagle Valley is the accessible one by car. After our car parks at an allowed area, we will walk through the beautiful valley into depths of a sheer rock canyon, which accepts no sunlight. Therefore, it has ice until the end of June. The hiking continues 2 to 2.5 hours on the two ways. Golden eagles, very shy wild sheep and ibexes are indigenous to the valley.

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

Day 3: Largest sand dunes Khongor

Our journey will continue to Khongor, the largest sand dunes. After reaching the sand dunes, go hiking along the green river shore, climb sand dunes and have an hour camel riding. If you can climb one of the tallest sand dunes, don't forget to spread the sand northwards against the wind to find the reason why locals call the sand dunes "Singing Sand." The views are fantastic from the top of the sand dunes.

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

Day 4: Flaming Cliffs and Ongi Monastery Ruin

Our adventure will continue to the Flaming Cliffs, where American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews found the cemetery of dinosaurs and the first dinosaur eggs ever in the world. We will have some hiking through the cliffs in search of dinosaur bones may found and see the Gobi tree grove named “Bayanzag.” Bayanzag means “rich in saxaul trees.” This tree only grows in Central Asian Gobi. The journey continues on 80 km Ongi steppes heading to Ongi Monastery. Ongi Monastery was one of the biggest 7 monasteries in Mongolia. There were two monasteries consisted of more than 30 temples on the shores of the Ongi River surrounded by Gobi mountains. The temples destroyed during the socialist purge of the 1930s. Now the ruins of the monasteries involve a vast area. Visit a new active temple, a ger museum, explore the monastery ruins and climb a nearby mountain to have views of the mountain from.

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

Day 5: Karkhorin, Erdenezuu Monastery

Our today’s tour takes place in the transition zone from the Gobi desert to mountain steppes. Kharkhorin, formerly known as Karakorum, was once a capital of Genghis Khaan's Great Mongol Empire in the 13th century. After the move of Mongolian capital to Beijing, and the fall of the Empire, Karakorum was abandoned and then destroyed by vengeful Manchurian soldiers in 1388. Today, in the vast valley of the Orkhon River, awe-inspiring ancient monastery Erdenezuu coexists with Kharkhorin town. See some valuable religious items in the monastery museum and admire its stunning architecture.

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

Day 6: Drive to Tsenkher hot spring, visit Tovhon monastery

Our today’s adventure will continue to Tsenher Hot spa through eye capturing valleys of wooded mountains. On our way, we will view ancient tombs and burial mounds those dates back to The Bronze Age and visit Tovhon Monastery. This small monastery was built on 2312 m a rocky top of Shiveet Ulaan Mountain. Reaching the monastery will demand you 3 hours walking up and down the mountain, but not steep. Hiring horses are available based on a private payment. The vista is incredible from the mountain top. Arrive at Tsenkher Hot Spa after about 2.5 hours driving through a lush green valley full of nomads and their animals (mainly yaks). Be refreshed while having an outdoor hot spa bath.

What’s Included: Hot Spa ger camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7, 8: Beautiful Khorgo Terkhiin Tsagaan National Park and experience nomadic life

Along the way to the national park, we drive via Tsetserleg, a central town of Arkhangai province where we will visit an interesting local market of dairy products and climb a hill have a big statue of Buddha to see the town from up. Drive further and have a short break at the Chuluut River flows between 30-50 m high lava canyons. The journey continues to Khorgo Terkhiin Tasaag national park. The Khorgo Terkhiin Tsagaan National Park was established to protect the spectacular mountain scenery and endangered species of flora and fauna. There are several extinct volcanoes within the national park area. The most spectacular and the most accessible one is Khorgo volcano. Astonishingly beautiful clear water Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan (known as Great White Lake) formed after lava flows from the volcanoes blocked the north and south Terkh Rivers. The lake is renowned for its fish and birdlife, including the Ruddy Shellduck and Great Cormorant. Rare species of flowers and pine trees grow in the black volcanic soil, and ancient lava flows streak out across the meadow are home to alpine wildlife. Discover the beautiful national park, climb Khorgo extinct volcano, explore some caves such as “Yellow Dog’s cave” and “Ice Cave.” Watch birds while walking along the shore of Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake. We stay with a yak herding nomad family ad explore more about the nomadic life.

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

Day 9: Drive to Ugii Lake

Today is a day of a bit longer driving to Ugii Lake. Watch birds, hike along the shore of the Ugii Lake and relax in a ger camp in the vicinity of the lake.

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

Day 10: Drive back Ulaanbaatar

We will drive to Ulaanbaatar on paved roads of the mountain steppes with a lunch stop on the way. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar after 5-5.5 hours driving and transfer to your accommodation.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour price per person
  • 2 PAX
    1460$
  • 3 PAX
    1117$
  • 4 PAX
    944$
    (more attractive price for more than 4 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:
  • 5 nights in ger camp (Double/twin share)
  • 4 days with nomad families
  • English speaking guide
  • Four wheels driving vehicle
  • 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
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