This trip is most exciting and unforgettable overland adventure. We will travel Gobi Desert ( Gobi meaning "desert" in Mongolian. It is not dead desert as you would expect, but lively and rich in natural vegetation, wild animals and very rare birds) Three Beauties of Gobi National Park, massive sand dunes of Khongoriin Els, Mongolian ancient capital Khar Khorin, Erdene Zuu Buddhist Monastery, hot springs, Hovsgol Lake National Park-Mongolian largest and deepest lake and meet Tsaatan people, reindeer herders who live in tepees, with their shamanic traditions which have existed for thousands of years
We will also follow a dinosaur fossil trail, laid down by Roy Chapman Andrews and his team from the American Museum of Natural History who discovered the first nest of dinosaur eggs the world had ever seen.
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DAY 1: ARRIVE IN ULAANBAATAR-NATION'S CAPITAL CITY (L,D)
Upon arrival at the Ulaanbaatar airport, you will be met by your guide and driver and transferred to your hotel. Ulaanbaatar is a very rapidly growing and developing city with a population of nearly a million people. Your hotel is within walking distance from Sukhbaatar Square, museums, theatres, and shops. Depending on an arrival time, you may enjoy a short city orientation tour before dinner. Sightseeing of UB, including the Natural History Museum with 16 m long 70 million year old skeleton of a Tarbosaur, Gandan Monastry - Mongolia's Buddist centre, the Green Palace of the Mongolian last king Bogd Javzandamba. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 2: FLY TO SOUTH GOBI AND VISIT VULTURE CANYON. (B,L,D)
In the early morning we will take a flight to Dalanzadgad of the South Gobi province. After one and a half hours, we will land in South Gobi and meet our driver. He will take us to Yolin Am ( Vulture Canyon) where is part of Great Gobi National Park and a wonderfully picturesque place and surrounded by sheer rocky walls and incredible 40 km long canyon. We will visit Gobi museum and hike down into Canyon. Return to the camp. Overnight at the tourist ger camp.
DAY 3: MONGOLIAN SAND SEA (B,L,D)
Breakfast at our campsite. Visit the Mongolian largest sand dunes of Khongoryn Els where 180 km long, up to 800m high. known as "the singing sands". It easy to climb up to highest Dune and can see amazing views of the Gobi and sunset. We will visit camel breeder's home and camel trekking. Overnight at the tourist ger camp.
DAY 4: BAYAN ZAG-DINOSAUR FOSSIL FINDS (B,L,D)
After lunch,we will start the drive towards Karakorum. On the way, we will explore the world famous Flaming Cliffs- Bayan Zag. You can explore the trail of American palaeontologist, Roy Chapman Andrews who discovered dinosaur fossils here, including a nest of fossilised dinosaurs eggs in 1920. Dinner and Overnight at tourist ger camp.
DAY 5: VISIT ONGI TEMPLE (B,L,D)
After the breakfast we will drive to Ongi Temple which had about thousand lamas. It is a ruin of big monasteries and located on the bank of Ongi river. It was destroyed by Communist around 1930.Now some monks are restoring this amazing site. On the way, we will enjoy the vast steppe of the country. Overnight at the tourist ger camp.
DAY 6: VISIT ERDENEZUU MONASTERY AND MONGOLIAN ANCIENT CAPITAL KARAKORIN (B,L,D)
Breakfast at camp. Drive towards to Karakorum. Arrive at Erdenezuu Monastery , Mongolia's oldest Buddist monastery with 108 stupas, founded by Avtai Sain Khan in 1586. Kharakhorum was formerly a great capital city built in 1235, by Ogoodei Khan, Genghis khan's third son. Overnight in the tourist ger camp.
DAY 7: TOUR TO TSENKHER HOT SPRINGS (B,L,D)
Our Journey continues beautiful Arkhangai province. On the way we will visit nomadic family where you will enjoy their long lasting traditional culture, wonderful hospitality, ride thier horses and have a taste fermented mare's milk. We will reach at Tsenkher Hot Spings where flows out of the ground at 80 degrees Celsius. Here we can have a relaxing hot spring bath and get a massage. Overnight in tourist ger camp.
DAY 8-9: HORGO EXTINCT VOLCANO AND BEAUTIFUL WHITE LAKE (B,L,D)
We will drive to Horgo extinct volcano and beautiful White Lake (Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake). Here we can ride and hiking to see the volcano crater and the Lake - good place fishing and relaxing before striking to north for Huvsgul Lake. Also we will visit a local horsemen family where you have an opportunity to experience their way of life, their culture and traditions. Overnight at the tourist camp
DAY 10: DRIVE TOWARDS TO JARGALANT HOT SPRINGS. (B,L,D)
After lunch, Our journey will continue to Hovsgol Lake. Before sunset, we will reach at Jargal Jiguur tourist camp and hot springs where water flows out of the ground at 70 degrees Celsius and contains hydrogen sulphide. Here we can have a outdoor bath (male and female), showers and accommodation. Overnight in tourist ger camp.
DAY 11-12: ARRIVE IN HOVSGOL LAKE NATIONAL PARK (B,L,D)
After breakfast we will drive to Hovsgol Lake, known as The ‘Blue Pearl' of Mongolia - Hovsgol Lake and Hovsgol National Park - is located in Northern Mongolia on the border with Russia. The park was established in 1992 in order to preserve the crystal clear lake and its surrounding meadows, pasture, and mountain forests with their unique flora and fauna. Here, live the Tsaatan people, reindeer herders who live in tepees, with their shamanic traditions which have existed for thousands of years. Overnight at the tourist ger camp.
DAY 13: FREE RELAXING DAY IN THE NATIONAL PARK OF LAKE HOVSGOL (B,L,D)
This is a free day. You can enjoy horse riding, walking and hiking around the national park. Dinner will be real Mongolian Barbeque (stone grilled mutton). Overnight at the tourist ger camp.
DAY 14: FLIGHT TO ULAANBAATAR AND CITY TOUR OPTIONS (B,L,D)
Today our driver take us to Murun, capital of the Hovsgol province. We will get a flight to Ulaanbaatar. souvenir and cashmere shops before attending a performance of national folklore. A farewell dinner in Mongolian Barbeque restaurant and overnight in the hotel.
DAY 15. DEPARTURE BACK FROM MONGOLIA (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport.
From middle of May - To beginning of October
2, 4 up to 12 people
15 days/14 nights
$3,450.00 USD per person for 2-3 pax:
Tour price included:
All accommodation: twin bedded rooms in hotel, sharing tourist Ger camp and tent
All transport as listed in itinerary and Airport transfers.
All meals as listed in itinerary.(breakfast-B, lunch-L and dinner-D).
Camping equipments (tent, sleeping bag, kitchen, cooking equipment, cook etc...)
All entrance fees of attractions.
English speaking guide
Tour price not included:
Visa and passport fees
International departure taxes and excess baggage fees
Insurances of any kind
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