MONGOLIAN NOMADS TOUR
|Tour code: MN-14
Seasons to be arranged: March-November
Duration: 11 nights & 12 days
Number of travelers: Available for solo traveler, 2-4 people, group max of 20 people
Tour grade: Easy
Total distance: 2100 km by jeep, 5 km by horse
Activity: 1 hour horse riding, hiking 6 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: Ulaanbaatar capital
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.
Day 2: Ogii lake
After breakfast travel to countryside as heading to Ogii lake wetlands area in Arkhangai Province, On the way explore the ancient city ruins of White Palace of Prince Tsogt and Kings of Uigurs dated to 10 century and 17 centuries, it is located in the bank of Khara Bukha River, explore the ruins, continue jeep travel to Ogii lake, Arrival at the ger tourist camp on shire of the lake and have free time, At the lake you have many optional activities: Visit to information and research center of this wetlands area, explore water birds, Walking along lakeshore, Sailing with a boat in the lake, or water- motorcycle, Horseback riding, Fishing in the lake, Today you will drive for 180 km on paved road. Dinner, Stay overnight in ger tourist camp
Day 3: Ulziit Village and Khairkhan Village
Breakfast, Continue travel to Ulziit village and Khairkhan village area, On the way explore the nomads gers- dwellings and their herds of cattle, horses, sheep and goats, Enjoy picnic lunch on the way, Visit to nomad family, who are taking care for herds of cattle and sheep/goats, Get introduced with family members, Free time, Home stay in nomad family
Day 4: Nomad family
After breakfast you will start to see in real fact what is nomadic civilization and nomadic lifestyle: Explore the daily activities of nomad people: milking cows, taking care for herd, making house holding items using raw materials from cows and sheep, Lunch with local people, Then explore the ladies job sewing national clothes and preparing diary products, After dinner you have a chance to play mongolian game with nomads, Nomad homestay
Day 5: Nomad family
Breakfast, Explore and try to prepare national products such as yogurt and fermented milk of horses, Lunch, Participate in special ceremony for nomad family or Horseback riding in green valley, Dinner, Stay in nomad home stay
Day 6: Gol Mod archealogical site – Swan Lake – Ovoo worshipping - Taikhar Rock Formation
Today the travel will turn into the history of nomadic Mongols: visit to Gol Mod archealogical site with complex of ancient burial mounds and deer stone monuments, it is dated to 3-1th BC, Travel along the beautiful viewed Swan lake, which is main drinking water for animals in this lovely valley, Drive to Agitiin davaa hill, Visit to Ovoo- pile of stones, which was made based on theory of shamanism, it is gift from people to the god=spirit of mountain, Offer milk and vodka to the ovoo, Head to Taikhar Rock Formation with graffities of many periods in the history, Relax at the camp, Stay in ger tourist camp
Day 7: Tsetserleg Town – Tsenkher Hot Spa
After breakfast travel continues as driving to Tsetserleg town, which is center of Arkhangai province, Explore small beautiful Tsetserleg town and Visit to Arkhangai Province Museum dated to 1750-s, after refueling drive to hot spa Tsenkher, Enjoy the hot spa bath and explore the hot springs source area, Free time, Stay in ger tourist camp
Day 8: Khara Khorum UNESCO Cultural Heritage area
After breakfast you will travel 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. Stay in Ger Camp
Day 9: Travel to Khogno Khan Nature Reserve Area
Breakfast and continue the travel to Khogno Khan Nature Reserve Area with Mongol Els sand dunes – local people call it as Elsen Tasarkhai, Optional camelback ride in Khogno Khan Nature Reserve, Before lunch you can have a free time to walk on small sand dunes, Trip to Erdene Hambiin Temple and Temple Ruins dated to 1700-s, The visit to this temple ruins gives you the imagination of Purge' period of 1930-s and also the interesting technics and technologies used in XVII century, Hiking to Manduhai hill in Khogno khan Mt, From tourist cmap you can see the Mongol mountain, which is called the central point of Mongolia,
Day 10: Wild Horses National Park
After breakfast your travel lasts with driving to Khustain Nuruu National Park, where herds of wild horse Przevalskii are re-acclimatizing since 1991, Lunch in restaurant at the national park, Drive to the mountains, Walking and trekking in hills, Explore wild horses -Mongolian name is takhi, Visit information hall displaying about wild horses and flora and fauna in the national park area, Information about the national park and wild horses will be given by accompanying Biologist. Drive to Mountains followed by a brief trek and wait for wild horses to come to spring drinking water. Stay overnight in ger tourist camp
Day 11: Ulaanbaatar city - city tour
Breakfast, Depart to Ulaanbaatar, City Tour including Visits to Gandantegchilen Monastery- Present biggest monastery, which houses for giant standing Buddha statue, Visit to 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, Mongolian Dinner, Stay in hotel
Day 12: Departure
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.
One person: 2390USD
Per person for group of 2 people: 2090USD
Per person for group of 3-4 people: 1990USD
Per person for group of 5-7 people: 1890USD
Per person for group of 8-10 people: 1850USD
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 0-4 years old are free of charge
This price INCLUDES:
Private Transfer to/from airport/hotel and hotel/airport, Private transport with driver during the trip including petrol cost and road tolls, Accommodation at hotels with 3 stars in Ulaanbaatar- standart rooms for single or twin occupancy, Accommodations in Ger tourist camps in countryside, Everyday 3 times meals and hot drinks such as cups of coffee and tea, English speaking tour guide service, Domestic flight from Gobi Desert to Ulaanbaatar city, Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks, Entrance fees to sightseeing and museums and cultural shows in city, Renting fee for outdoor camping gears: tent, mattrass, sleeping bag, bed linens, kitchen staffs, tent lights, travel chairs and table, Horse riding and camel riding fees, 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 trips, international train tickets, Travel insurance, medical insurance, Fee for Mongolian tourism visa obtain, Alcoholic bewerages, Additional and optional services, Fee for extra luggages, Personal expenses such as laundry service, 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 and single supplements for ger tourist camps = 20USD per night and etc.
1. The maximum weight of loaded luggage for domestic flight and vehicle is 15-20 kg, hand luggage 5 kg. For overweight, each kg will be charged in 3USD. Extra luggage can be stored free at hotels' luggage rooms in Ulaanbaatar.
2. If you want to use your own outdoor camping gears such as mattrass and sleeping bags or bed linen, you can bring it with yourself. If you gave special requested items for outdoor camping, Please, Let Blue Mongolia tour manager to pack for yourself in advance.
3. Hotels in Ulaanbaatar city reserved on double occupancy, and in countryside all Ger styled tourist camps are based on triple or 4 occupancy.
4. Check-in at hotels is at 1:00p.m/Check-out at hotels is before 12:00m.
!!! Please, make your reservations at your earliest convenience.