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MongoliaHighlights of Mongolia 

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Making the most of Mongolia tour on a 9-day journey let travelers explore the iconic sites of Gobi Desert as well as beauties of crystal clear Lake Khovsgol.The tour starts with the Gobi Desert where you experience Bactrian camel rides, dune climbing to see a sunset, drive across the arid steppe and hike in a scenic valley and homeland of the dinosaur. Immerse in Mongolian nomad culture with a nom...

Making the most of Mongolia tour on a 9-day journey let travelers explore the iconic sites of Gobi Desert as well as beauties of crystal clear Lake Khovsgol.


The tour starts with the Gobi Desert where you experience Bactrian camel rides, dune climbing to see a sunset, drive across the arid steppe and hike in a scenic valley and homeland of the dinosaur. Immerse in Mongolian nomad culture with a nomad family visit and cooking traditional Mongolian food class.


Explore Terelj national park with a scenic hike to the meditation temple and visit the enormous stainless statue of Genghis Khan with a climb the steps up to the horse’s mane to get a view of the surrounding river and hills on your way back to Ulaanbaatar city.


The next destination is Lake Khuvsgul known as the Switzerland of Mongolia. Our base is a beautiful lodge located on the western shore of the lake where we will spend a few days horseback riding, hiking, and motor boating. Chances to meet reindeer herders Duka people and visit their teepee provide further cultural insight of ethnic groups in Mongolia.

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Customizable tour itinerary

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 the airport to 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: Land of Dinosaur Bayanzag

• Take a local flight early in the morning, approaching the heart of the Gobi desert.

• Our local driver and guide pick you up (07:50 a.m) and drive to Bayanzag to discover the incredible site known as Flaming Cliff.

• First excavated in 1922 the area renowned worldwide for the dinosaur eggs and bones discovered in the classic desert of rock and red sand.

• Take a stunning hike through the red sand dune and hike in the Gobi forest area.

• Arrive in a nomad family and learn to cook Mongolian traditional dumplings and milk tea.

• Learn from the daily chores such as rounding up livestock, milking goat and processing dairy products.

•  Overnight in tourist Ger camp.


Hiking : Hike to Flaming cliff for 50-60 minutes. 

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

Sites visited in the activity : Flaming cliff ; Nomad family in the Gobi. 

Board : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
Bayanzag
Accommodation
Night at Gobi mirage (Gobi)

Day 3: Wander Khongor sand dune

• Today we will drive across the Gobi Desert. The dunes have curves which end in a sharp edge, making them look like ocean waves.

• We will ride camel from a nomad family nearby.

• Overnight in tourist Ger camp.

Camel riding : Ride Bactrian camel for an hour. 

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

Sites visited in the activity
: near Khongor sand dune ; Khongor sand dune. 

Board : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
GobiKhongor sand dune
Accommodation
Night at the Gobi Erdene Camp (Gobi)

Day 4: Hiking in Yol valley

• This morning you will travel to Gurvan Saikhan National Park. Get ready for 2 hours hike to the valley along a flowing stream. 

• On the way, visit a small museum that displays a collection of dinosaur eggs, bones and exotic stuffed animals.

• Completing the activities, we get to the tourist Ger camp to settle and rest for the day. Stay overnight in tourist Ger camp. 

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

Cultural site
: Visit provincial museum for 30 -40 minutes.  

Board : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
Yol valley
Accommodation
Gobi Nomad Lodge (Gobi)

Day 5: Terelj national park & Genghis khan statue

• This morning, take a local flight to Ulaanbaatar. Upon arrival, we will continue the journey to the eastern Mongolia where the famous Chinggis khan statue is. 

• Afterwards, we will travel to the Terelj national park surrounded by massive granite mountain.

•  Visit iconic Turtle rock and hike to Buddhist Meditation center in the mountainside. Explore the center with a stunning hike from crossing the short trail bridge to 108 stairs.

• Overnight in tourist Ger camp.

Hiking : Hike to the Ariyabal meditation temple uphill for 30-40 minutes. 

Sites visited in the activity : Ariyabal meditation temple. 

Board : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
Terelj Nationalpark
Accommodation
night in Terelj Lodge (Terelj)

Day 6: Fly to Khuvsgul - visit lake Khuvsgul

• This morning we take a local flight to Murun.

• Upon arrival, we will visit Uushig ancient Deer Stone; complex of the most clearly depicted deer stones from bronze Age.

• You will see a deer, an arch, a shield, a horse, a knife, the moon, the sun and a mirror figured belt were engraved on the stones.

•  Afterwards, we will drive to the lake Khuvsgul which contains about 1.5% of the world’s fresh water and is surrounded by high mountain chains and thick pine forests.

• We will visit reindeer breeding family; who make their summer home in the lake area. Visit Tsaatan traditional house- teepee and take photos of reindeer and the family.

• Have leisure time and settle in tourist camp.

Cultural site
: Visit reindeer teepee and take photograph of reindeer and people. 

Board : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
Khuvsgul Lake
Accommodation
night in Ashihai Camp (Khuvsgul Lake)

Day 7: Horseback riding and motor boating

• This morning, we will ride for few hours to the mountain.

• After lunch, embark on the motor-boat and visit one of four fascinating islands.

• Hiking is optional activity. Stay overnight in tourist camp. 

Horse riding : Ride horse for few hours through forest and mountain. 

Motor boating : Visit one of the islands of Lake Khuvsgul for 1 hour. 

Board : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
Khuvsgul Lake
Accommodation
night in Ashihai Camp (Khuvsgul Lake)

Day 8: Return to Ulaanbaatar 

• Return to Ulaanbaatar. Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar, we will visit Zaisan memorial hill and Narantuul market or shopping mall.  

Board : Breakfast and Lunch.

Visited:
Ulaanbaatar, Zaïsan
Accommodation
Blue Sky (Ulaanbaatar)

Day 9: 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.

Board : Breakfast.

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

Visited:
Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar Bayanzag Gobi Khongor sand dune Yol valley Terelj Nationalpark Khuvsgul Lake Zaïsan

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 $2,520
  • Single Room Supplement : $280

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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