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Let us say that we had a fantastic trip. It was even better than we had hoped for. We want to thank you for all of your help in planning the trip and making sure that all of the details were taken care of for us. Thank you. Guide Altai and driver Ganbaa are excellent. You are the best!~ Lisa and Tom, USA
Tour code: MN-33
Seasons to be arranged: June-November
Duration: 18 nights & 19 days
Number of travelers: Available for solo traveler, 2-4 people, group max of 20 people
Tour grade: Easy, adventurous
Total distance: 800 km by plane, 3500 km by jeep, 5 km by horse, 5 km by camel
Activity: 1 hour horse riding, 1 hour camel riding, hiking 2 hours, meeting with nomads
Specially advised to pack: Hiking good shoes, sun glasses and sun hat, binocular, mosquito repellent crème, your favorite delicacies
Day 1: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar city
Arrival in Ulaanbaatar city, Meeting assistance upon arrival by Blue Mongolia Tour agency representative and transfer to Hotel with 3 stars. Free time to adjust for time difference, Stay in hotel with 3 stars
Day 2: Tsagaan Suvarga Purple Cliff
After breakfast outdoor camping travel will starts as heading to middle Gobi desert area, where the horse breeders and sheep herders inhabits on the semi-desert vast steppe, Over the next four days, discover the wildlife and varying landscapes of the desert, home to Bactrian camels, Argali mountain sheep, and asker falcons, as well as rare species such as snow leopards and Gobi bears. Drive to Tsagaan Suvarga Cliff area, Upon arrival you will have free hours for relaxing, Stay in ger tourist camp
Day 3: Tsagaan Suvarga Purple Cliff – Rock paintings in Del Mountain
Breakfast, today is acclimatization day in middle gobi desert, Tsagaan Suvarga- White Stupa name is given by local people to the impressive and legendary cliff, which is eroded by natural phenomenon. Some tourists call it as White cliff, Having 10 million years history, the cliff indicates different times by its colored layers. The cliff was used by ancient people to chase the gazelles and hunt them as falling from cliff, Mongolian famous compositor wrote a White Stupa symphony for this legendary beauty, Listen to that symphony, Explore the cliff and trekking in the cliff, taking pictures, Then travel to small cave in the steppe, walk through the cave, After lunch continue the travel to Del Mountain, which is considered the rock paintings gallery made by nature and ancient people, explore around 3000 rock paintings, which are depicting different objects: wild goats, men, hunters, horses, cow carts, camels, wolf, alien with 2 antennas, group sex and so on.. interesting to see it. Drive back to the camp, Stay in ger tourist camp
Day 4: Yolun Gorge in Three Beauties of Gobi National Park
Awaken early to watch the rising sun infuse the desert with glowing hues of orange and gold. Travel to Yolyn Am, or Eagle Valley, a dramatic chasm that cuts a narrow path through the foothills of the arid Altai Mountains. Set out on a hike through this lush spot, keeping your eye out for native vultures called lammergeiers, ibex, and gazelles. Later, visit the local natural history information center about "Three Beauties of Gobi" national park, Trekking and photographing spectacular high cliff walls, Stay overnight in ger tourist camp
Day 5: Gobi Desert - Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs
Head to Bayanzag, also known as the Flaming Cliffs. Here, brilliant red sandstone harbors a treasure trove of dinosaur fossils and eggs. Look for fossils and hike down into the gorge to take in the breathtaking span of the desert landscape. Fossils’ dimension was used in Jurassic Park movie, After dinner watch documentary by National Geographic on Roy Chapmen Andrews Expedition at Bayanzag flaming Cliff, Stay in ger tourist camp
Day 6: Khongor Sand Dunes
Travel through Gegeet Valley, the habitat of the elusive snow leopard, en-route to the Khongoryn Els, a 60-mile stretch of rippling sand dunes that soar up to 600 feet and trace the edge of the Altai range. Enjoy the sunset on this stunning and remote desert landscape, and encounter the “Singing Sands,” dunes known for the uncanny, deep groan the sand emits when the dunes’ surface is disturbed. Next visit the camp of a camel herding family and experience traditional Mongolian hospitality such as offering diary products from camel milk. Ride a Bactrian camel, if you wish. After lunch explore the fascinating view of sand hills and rocky mountain ranges, Trekking to cool spring near the sand hills, Stay in ger tourist camp
Day 7 – Ongi Temple Ruins in middle gobi area
After breakfast you will have safari and full day drive to Ongi River basin area, On the way you will have box lunch and enroute stops for drinks, photographing, discovering nature views and so on.., After accommodating in ger tourst camp you have a walking trip to Ongi Buddhist Temple ruins, These Ongi temple ruins are damaged by communist people by 1937-1939 and later by 1999 one temple was restored and it became the present information center, If you like hiking, trekking visit to God Figure on the hill, Free time and Dinner, Today driving distance is 390 kms on earth road, Today driving distance is 180 km on earth road, Stay overnight in ger tourist camp
Day 8 – Uurt River Scold in Khangai Mt. National Park
Breakfast, Then you will be driven to Orkhon waterfall in National park Khangai Mt. , On the way exploring several valleys edged with rolling low hills, Enjoy the picnic lunch, Just after entering in Khangai Nuruu National park explore the ancient complex of offertory sites and rectangle shaped burial mounds dated to 3rd B.C, Head to more further to Uurt river scold and photographing, Drive to Saikhanii am open area of mountain, . Today driving distance is 390 km on earth road, Dinner and Stay overnight in outdoor tent camping
Day 9 – Orkhon waterfall & Enjoy with Nomad family hospitality
After breakfast you will be driven to volcano lavas slowly and reached at the Orkhon waterfall area, Visit to yak herders or horse breeders’ Home-Ger, Get introduced with local family, Talking with them, Photograph yak milking, Try diary products from yak milk, Drink Mongolian national drink - fermented milk of horse, Horseback riding and trekking to big Orkhon waterfall and small waterfall, After lunch walking to Orkhon waterfall, Trekking down the river cliff and inside the cliff as photographing, Free time, Enjoy the fly fishing in Tsagaan river, Today driving distance is 210 km on earth road, Dinner and Stay overnight in tent camping
Day 10 – Khara Khorum – UNESCO Historical & Cultural Heritage Site
After Breakfast you will be driven west to Khara Khorum Area, which was the capital city site of Mongolian Empire founded by Chinggis Khan’s sons. Upon arrival visit to Khara Khorum newly opened museum and explore the archaeological expedition’s research results and history of Mongolian Empire and major military campaigns of Chinggis Khan’s sons. Visit the monument for 3 great Empires in Mongolian history, the Erdene Zuu Buddhist Monastery - 430 years old which was Buddhist center of Mongolia until 1937, when communists came and destroyed some part of it. Dinner and Stay in Ger tourist camp
Day 11: Tsenher Hot Spa bath
After breakfast travel to Tsenkher hot spa bath area, Travel through Khangain Mountains and cross Tsenkher river and reach to Shivee Ulaan Mountain with hot springs, After lunch trekking to the hot mineral spring’s source area with hot air comes from ground, Enjoy the hot spa bath at the tourist camp, Free time, Dinner and stay in ger tourist camp
Day 12: Khorgo Volcano & Terkh White Lake National Park
Breakfast, today morning you will travel to small beautiful Tsetserleg town and Visit to Zay Gegeen Temple Museum dated to 1750s, Drive continue to Taikhar rock inscription, explore many kinds of scripts dated III-XVIII centuries such as Turkic, old Mongolian, Chinese character, Tibetan and modern Mongolian cyrillic, after lunch continue drive to Chuluut wild water river and river cliff, on where you can see fish swimming in the river in deep cliff, (180 km & 8-9 hours driving), Trip to impressive Khorgo volcano and Terkh white lake national park, dinner, Stay in ger tourist camp
Day 13: Khorgo Volcano & Terkh White Lake National Park
Breakfast, today is acclimatization day in national park area, Hiking to Khorgo extinct volcano, which is very tiny and covered with trees, Explore the crater with small lake inside of it, Trip to another big crater and lake, where are many emigrating birds, Hiking to mountains and explore the cave with several rooms, Trekking in this beautiful national park, After lunch take a trip to white lake with a lot of species fish, walking on the bank river exploring the pile's of stones devoted for lake, Explore the ground cave with ice in summer hottest days, the stone shelters formed by lava from exploding crater, Dinner, Stay in tourist camp
Day 14: Ider River basin area – Moron Town
Breakfast, Drive to small temple on the top of high hill in Tariat village, Joyful driving in smooth green hills and forest (185 km & 6-7 hours drive), Visit temple and explore how lamas are reading Tibeten books and praying for god, continue the travel to Ider river crossing green meadow valley (240 km & 8-9 hours driving), Drive to Delger river and explore Ovoo-pile of stones, which is devoted for god of nature, Drive to Moron town of Khuvsgul province, Dinner, Campfire work, Stay in local hotel
Day 15: Khuvsgul Lake National Park
Breakfast, the trip in north part of Mongolia will introduce you the different lifestyle of Darkhad- Tuva people and their culture and belief, and as well as different landscape view, Trip to Complex of Deer Monuments and circle graves dated to III B.C in Uushig valley, travel to Khuvsgul lake, The lake is located in impressive Khuvsgul national park, which comprises high mountain ranges with snow capped peaks, azure lake, green forest, beautiful river, today driving distance is 145 km & 5-6 hours driving, Dinner, Stay overnight in Ger tourist camp
Day 16: Hiking to Khisaa peak in Khuvsgul Lake National Park
Breakfast, Visit to tepees=tsaatan’s tent to explore the tribe's lifestyle, herd of reindeers and talk with them about their life in the forest, Drive to mountains and hiking to Khisaa peak, This is good place to explore the surrounding view of majestic mountain ranges in the far distance, islands in the beautiful lake and clouds moving in below of the peak, Timely photographing on the peak, 6-7 hours soft hiking, Lunch in open air, Return to tourist camp, Free time, Motor boat sailing to a small island in middle of lake-2 hours, Dinner, Stay overnight in tourist camp
Day 17: Ulaanbaatar city
Breakfast, Drive to Moron town, which is center of Khuvsgul Province, Walking in Moron town exploring the main square, Fly to Ulaanbaatar, Transfer to hotel, Free time, Dinner, Stay in the hotel
Day 18: Ulaanbaatar city
Breakfast, City tour including Visits to Gandantegchilen Monastery- Present biggest monastery, which houses for giant standing Buddha statue, National History Museum gives you real insight into Mongolian origin and history, Paleontology Museum offers nice chance to see petrified dinosaur skeletons and nestled eggs, National Folk Performance Concert with songs and contortion acts, Stay in hotel
Day 19: Departure day
Breakfast, Check-out at the hotel before 12.00 noon, Blue Mongolia Tour guide and driver will see you at the hotel lobby and Make a Transfer to the airport/ train station, Departure
The tour itinerary is subject to be changed at the traveler's request and requirements.
For individual travelers /1-2 people/: 4500-3800USD
For group /more than 3-4 people/ : 3800-3400USD
Above mentioned price is average amount to give you an idea. The exact amount is varied for everyone depending on number of travelers and service type including how many stars hotels you want to stay in, double or single occupancy you would prefer, what kind of additional service /such as visa support/ is required and so on...
• If group is bigger than 16 people: 16 +1pax free of charge
• For Family trip, children 0-9 years old are free of charge
This price INCLUDES:
Transfer to/from airport/hotel, Private transport with driver during the trip including petrol cost, Accommodation at hotels in Ulaanbaatar, Accommodations in Ger tourist camps in countryside, Everyday 3 times meals, English speaking tour guide, Entrance fees to protected areas, Entrance fees to sightseeing and museums and cultural shows, Horse riding and camel riding fees, Domestic flights, flight insurance, Daily supply of mineral water - 0.5L bottle of water per day, invitation letter arrangements for Mongolian tourist visa issue, service fees and government tax.
This price DOES NOT INCLUDE:
International air flight round trip, Travel insurance, medical insurance, Fee for Visa obtaining, Alcoholic beverages, Additional services, Fee for extra luggage, Personal expenses such as IDD call, internet using, laundry, any charge for major force beyond of our control such as the imposition of quarantine restrictions, weather bad conditions, changes of arrival/departure flights, poor roads conditions, etc.
1. The maximum weight of loaded luggage for domestic flight and vehicle is 10 kg, hand luggage 5 kg. For overweight, each kg will be charged in 1.5USD. Extra luggage can be stored free at hotels in Ulaanbaatar.
2. Hotels in Ulaanbaatar city reserved on double occupancy, and in countryside all Ger styled tourist camps are based on triple or 4 occupancy.
3. Check-in at hotels is at 12:00m/Check-out at hotels is at 12:00m.
!!! Tour itinerary and price may be subject to change.
The duration of the above trip can be prolonged or changed to suit your needs.
Please, make your reservations at your earliest convenience.
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