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Mongolia Adventure trip in Mongolia 

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This 13 day highlights tour in Mongolia takes you overland from one of the country’s best known Gobi Desert, South Gobi, to the Karakorum center of history and culture of Mongol empire and legendary Khorgo-Terkh national park.Wander the first Buddhist monastery in ancient capital city and learn from history of the ancient empires. We will explore Khorgo volcano and White lake national park in Khan...

This 13 day highlights tour in Mongolia takes you overland from one of the country’s best known Gobi Desert, South Gobi, to the Karakorum center of history and culture of Mongol empire and legendary Khorgo-Terkh national park.


Wander the first Buddhist monastery in ancient capital city and learn from history of the ancient empires. We will explore Khorgo volcano and White lake national park in Khangai mountain.


Enjoy a pack of activities such as hiking, riding Mongolian pony horse and Bactrian camel, cooking traditional Mongolian foodclass, going on pilgrimage in the footsteps of Zanabazar, relaxing in natural hot springs and stargazing.

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This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar and City tour

• Transfer from Airport the hotel.

• After refreshment, we will visit Gandan Monastery to learn about Tibetan Buddhism of Mongolia and national museum about Mongolian history.

•  Visit the main square and watch traditional concert of folk dance and music. Feast on Mongolian traditional meal for dinner. Stay overnight in hotel. 

Cultural site : Visit prayer’s temple with 26.5 m indoor statue of Avalokitesvara and other temples. Watch folk dance and music, contortion as well as mask dance.

Historical site : Visit national museum. Walk along the main square and visit Sukhbaatar and Chinggis khan statue. 

Sites visited in the activity : Gandan monastery for an hour, National museum for 2 hours, Main square for 30 minutes, Concert for 70 minutes. 

Board : Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
Ulaanbaatar
Accommodation
Blue Sky (Ulaanbaatar)

Day 2: Flight to the Gobi and hiking in Yol Valley 

• This morning you will be transferred to the domestic airport and take a local flight to the South Gobi.

• Upon arrival, our driver and guide pick you up and travel to Gurvan Saikhan National Park. Get ready for 2 hours hike to the valley along a flowing stream.

• Completing the activities on the way, we get to the tourist Ger camp to settle and rest for the day. 

• Late afternoon, we will visit nomad family and learn to prepare Mongolian dumplings and milk tea. Stay overnight in eco lodge. 

Hiking : Hike in ice valley for 1.5 to 2 hours. 

Cooking class : Prepare dumplings and cook milk tea for 1.5 hours. 

Sites visited in the activity
: Yol valley, Nomad family in the Gobi. 

Board : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
GobiYol valley
Accommodation
Dream Gobi Lodge (Gobi)

Day 3: Wander Khongor sand dune

• Today we will drive across the Gobi Desert. We will ride camel from a nomad family nearby. Overnight in tourist Ger camp.

Camel riding : Ride Bactrian camel for an hour. 

Climbing to the dune and see sunset : Climb for 40 minutes and stay for sunset. 

Sites visited in the activity : Khongor sand dune. 

Board : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
Gobi
Accommodation
Night at the Gobi Erdene Camp (Gobi)

Day 4: Hike to Khavtsgait petroglyphs and flaming cliff 

• After breakfast, travel to Khavtsgait, mountain with ancient rock paintings depicted ibex, camel, hunter and animals dated back to Bronze Age. 

•After a hike, head to Bayanzag to discover and learn about the incredible site known as "Flaming clif". 

• Wander around the top of the cliffs along the ridge and around the base.

• Overnight in tourist Ger camp 

Hiking : Hike to Khavtsgait rock painting uphill for 30-40 minutes. Hike to Flaming cliff for 50-60 minutes

Sites visited in the activity
: Khavstgait.  

Board : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
GobiBayanzag
Accommodation
Mongol Gobi Camp (Gobi)

Day 5: Ongi monastery ruin

• Travel and hike through the Ongi temple and monastery ruins which is situated in bank of only river of the Gobi called Ongi.

• Overnight in tourist Ger camp. 

Hiking : Hike to visit ruin of Ongi and Buddha on the top of hill for 2 hours. 

Board : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
Ongi temple ruin
Accommodation
Night at Secret of Ongii Camp (Ongi)

Day 6: Orkhon valley – Unesco heritage site 

• Today we will drive to the Orkhon valley, a Unesco world heritage site. 

• Arrive in eco lodge built in Orkhon valley carved by the Orkhon river and is midst of historical and cultural landscape of Mongolia.

• We will head to Khangay natural park. Visit Uurtiin tokhoi cliff towering 30m above Orkhon river and overlook the beautiful river.

• Continue our visit to Orkhon waterfall which is 24 meters high waterfall formed by volcanic activity where you can swim and hike.

• Hike to the spot where the River Ulaan merges with Orkhon. Visit a yak herder family to learn from the nomadic life and return to the lodge.

• After dinner observe countless stars through telescope and enjoy steppe night. 

Hiking : Hike to Orkhon waterfall for 30 minutes. Visit Uurtiin tohoi cliff and Orkhon waterfall. 

Board : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
Orkhon valley
Accommodation
Night at Ursa Major Ecolodge (Ulaanbaatar)

Day 7: Hike to Tuvkhun Hermitage 

• This morning we will travel to Tuvkhun khiid hermitage.

• Visit Tuvkhun temple located on top of the mountain in Khangai range and hike 5 km to the temple each way. The monastery is placed in a unique natural rocky landscape where there is a small cave named "Mother's abdomen".  

Hiking : Hike uphill to the mountain above 2000 meters’ sea level (2-3 hours), horse riding is possible. 

Board : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
Tuvkhun
Accommodation
Night at Ursa Major Ecolodge (Ulaanbaatar)

Day 8: Khorgo - Terkh national park 

• In the morning, we will pass by Tsetserleg town which is small and well-structured. We will visit Chuluut River, which flows in the gorge formed of lava of the nearby extinct volcano such as Khorgo and others.

• Moreover, visit Khorgo-terkh national park, which consists of Khorgo volcano and the White lake.

• Walk up to the crater of an Extinct Khorgo volcano. Lastly, we will arrive in White Lake created by volcanic eruption. Hike around the lake and stay in tourist Ger camp. 

Hiking : Hike to Khorgo volcano for 1.5 hours. 

Lake Terkh
: Hike at lake Terkh for 30-40 minutes. 

Board : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
Terkhiin Tsagaan LakeTolgoi
Accommodation
Maikhan Tolgoi Camp (Tolgoi)

Day 9: Unwind in Tsenkher natural hot spring

• Take a chance to unwind today with a trip to the Tsenkher hot springs.

• Settle in tourist Ger camp and enjoy a natural hot spring bath. 

• Hike to the source of hot spring water. Enjoy horseback riding for an hour. 

Hot spring
: Bath in hot spring for unlimited time.

Hike : to the source of hot spring water for 40 minutes to 1 hour.

Horseback riding
: Ride for an hour.  

Board : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
Tsenher
Accommodation
Duut Resort (Tsenher)

Day 10: Traverse Kharkhorin town and Erdenezuu monastery

• After breakfast drive to Karakorum, the site of the 13th century Mongolian capital.

• Visit Karakorum museum and learn about the Great Mongol state period, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Ancient state.

• Take a tour through the ancient city before moving on the beautiful ruins of Erdene Zuu Monastery.

• Overnight in tourist Ger camp.

Cultural site
: Walk and visit Erdenezuu complex for 1.5-2 hours; Learn from history of Mongolia; Walk around the three walls for 20 minutes. 

Board : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
Kharkhorin, Erdenezuu
Accommodation
Munkhtenger Tourist Ger camp (Erdenezuu)

Day 11: Wild horse park Khustai

• Leaving the former capital, we will travel to Khustain National park which is a home of wild horses. Visit the information center and learn the history about the wild horses and the national park.

• Then drive into the park and start looking for wild horses. Enjoy scenic hike to spot wild horses and nature.

• We will drive further for wild life observation to the southern valley of Ungut Mountain and visit Ungut, a monument ensemble consisting of man stones from the 6-8th centuries AD.

• Stay overnight in Khustai tourist Ger camp. 

Hiking
: Hike to spot wild horses for 1 to 2 hours.

Cultural site
: Visit Ungut monument for 30 minutes. 

Board : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
Khustai
Accommodation
Ger Camp (Khustai)

Day 12: Return to Ulaanbaatar

• Return to Ulaanbaatar. Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar, we will visit Zaisan memorial hill and Narantuul market or State department store. 

Hiking : Take stairs to reach Zaisan hill memorial. 

Sites visited in the activity 
: Medium uphill climbing for 20-30 minutes ; Narantuul market or State department store. 

Board : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
Ulaanbaatar
Accommodation
Blue Sky (Ulaanbaatar)

Day 13: Departure

• Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport / train for departure.

• According to your departure time, our agency is happy and ready to prepare activities just for you.

• Or extend your trip if you wish to continue the adventure!  

Board : Breakfast.

We hope you have enjoyed your stay in beautiful Mongolia, and wish you a safe trip home! 

Visited:
Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar Gobi Yol valley Bayanzag Ongi temple ruin Orkhon valley Tuvkhun Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake Tolgoi Tsenher Kharkhorin Erdenezuu Khustai

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

For 2 Adults
Season Price Per Adult
Prices Starting From
June 2020 to September 2020 $2,980
  • Single Room Supplement : $420

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance

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