Among nomads in Arkhangai

Days:
15
Price:
1290 EUR
International flight not included
Comfort:
Difficult:
Nomadic lifestyle Travel with children Hiking

A stay in Arkhangai with nomads to discover daily activities of the breeders in this land of nomadism. Each season has its special features for a unique travel.

A stay prepared and organized with AVSF and the cooperative Ar Arvidjin Delgerekh, respecting the habits for a fair and sustainable tourism.

Ulan Bator
  • Arrival at the airport, meeting with our driver. Transfer to your hotel, settling in, and rest.

  • Appointment at 12 o'clock at your hotel with your guide. He will take you in the restaurant of your choice.

  • Let's immerse ourselves in the heart of the Mongolian history, in the wonderful National History Museum. Three floors of a rich, glorious, violent and noble past, from prehistory to Soviet period, including the creation of the great Mongolian Empire by Genghis Khan.

  • Walk in the centre of Ulan-Bator. Discovery of Gengis Khan Square and the House of Parliament.

  • At 18 o' clock, Mongolian traditional show at Tumen Ekh: folkloric dances, contortion, and of course khoomi, the overtone singing.

Accommodation
2 stars hotel
Ulan Bator
280km - 4h 30m
Khogno Khan

Ulan Bator - Khogno Khan

  • Visit of Gandantegchinlen Monastery. In the morning, lamas get together to pray. They will answer your questions at the Mongolian Buddhist Centre.

  • We arrive at the splendid rocky formations of Khogno Khan. Discovery of the park : semidesert steppes, taiga, stunning rocky formations, 80-kilometre (49,71 miles) long sand dunes, are characteristic of this arid area nicknamed "Mini-Gobi".

  • Pony trek until Erdene Khambiin Monastery. "Monk Erdene's Monastery" dates from 17th century and was built in the mountain. Zanabazar built it in honour of his teacher, monk Erdene.

  • Visit of the sand dunes of Elsen Tasarkhai.

Breakfast
2 stars hotel
Lunch
Made by your team
Dinner
Eden camp
Accommodation
Eden camp
Khogno Khan
250km - 4h
Tsenkher hot springs

Khogno Khan - Tsenkher hot springs

  • Arrival at Tsenkher hot springs, where you can lounge in the hot springs of the camp.

Breakfast
Eden camp
Lunch
Picnic from the camp
Dinner
Shiveet Mankhan
Accommodation
Shiveet Mankhan
Tsenkher hot springs
40km - 1h
Tsetserleg
120km - 3h
Ondor Ulaan

Tsenkher hot springs - Tsetserleg

  • Stop at Tsetserleg, small lovely village nested in mountains of larches. We'll buy fresh supplies at the local market and visit Zayan Gegeen Museum.

Tsetserleg - Ondor Ulaan

  • We arrive in the sum of Ondor Ulaan where we'll stay at Nyambuu's, a yaks breeders member of the cooperative Ar Arvijin Delgerekh.

Day 5

  • During our stay, we participate in many nomadic activities : making dairy products and making the deel, the Mongolian traditional cloth.

Breakfast
4 Shiveet Mankhan
5 Made by your team
Lunch
4 Local restaurant
5 made by the family
Dinner
made by the family
Accommodation
Yurt for guests with a family
Ondor Ulaan
23km - 5h 30m
Jargalant

Ondor Ulaan - Jargalant

  • Trekking day from yurt to yurt until the camp of Mandakhbayar, in the sum of Jargalant, member of the cooperative Ar Arvijin Delgerekh.

Day 7

  • We participate in different works bound to breeding and in making dairy products.

Breakfast
Made by your team
Lunch
6 Made by your team
7 made by the family
Dinner
made by the family
Accommodation
Yurt for guests with a family
Jargalant
110km - 3h 30m
Tariat

Jargalant - Tariat

  • We join a new family of the yaks breeders cooperative, living in the sum of Tariat, near Khorgo Terkhiin Tsagaan National Park.

Day 8

  • Once arrived at Lhagvadondov's home, we'll participate in putting up the yurt where we'll sleep during our stay.

Day 9

  • Road to Khorgo – Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur Natural Park that is located 2060 metres (1,28 mile) above the sea level. This lake, called "the great white lake", and its whole volcanic surroundings, are the emblematic area of the province of Arkhangai. The waters of the lake are full of fish and it's possible to fish if you wish.

  • Hiking along the banks of the lake. We go towards Southeast where Khorgo Volcano reaches its highest point at 2240 metres (1,39 mile). (Easy) ascent of the volcano. From the top, we enjoy a splendid view on the lake and the surrounding hills. Nearby the volcano, stunning lava flows form an original landscape never seen up to now.

Breakfast
Made by your team
Lunch
8 Made by your team
9 made by the family
Dinner
made by the family
Accommodation
Yurt for guests with a family
Tariat
60km - 2h
Khangai - Myagmar family

Tariat - Khangai - Myagmar family

  • We drive towards the sum of Khangai in the extreme Northwest of the province of Arkhangai, in the mountains of Khangai.

  • We arrive at Myagmar's home, a yaks breeder belonging to the Ar Arvijin Delgerekh cooperative .

Day 11

  • Life with the nomads and discovery of the activities bound to yacks breeding. We'll participate in making dairy products, we'll attend the making of a Mongolian barbecue and we'll enjoy it for dinner.

Breakfast
Made by your team
Lunch
Made by your team
Dinner
made by the family
Accommodation
Yurt for guests with a family
Khangai - Myagmar family
200km - 6h
Ondor Ulaan

Khangai - Myagmar family - Ondor Ulaan

  • We join the host family living in Öndör Ulaan. We make a small break near Kharkhorin.

Breakfast
Made by your team
Lunch
Made by your team
Dinner
made by the family
Accommodation
Yurt for guests with a family
Ondor Ulaan
260km - 5h
Kharkhorin

Ondor Ulaan - Kharkhorin

  • Journey to Kharkhorin, the former capital of Mongolia. The legendary city of Genghis Khan was founded in 1220 and was one of the stages of the silk road. The Mongolian Empire was governed from this city, until Kubilai Khan set up the capital in Beijing. Today, there are only a few vestiges left of the former capital.

  • Visit of Erdene Zuu Monastery, built in 1586 by a nomad prince. The Chinese and Tibetan-inspired buildings are surrounded with 108 sacred stupas.

Breakfast
Made by your team
Lunch
Local restaurant
Dinner
Anja camp
Accommodation
Anja camp
Kharkhorin
380km - 6h
Ulan Bator

Kharkhorin - Ulan Bator

  • Back to Ulan-Bator. Last herds of wild horses crossing the road outside our dumbfounded eyes, last yurts smoking far away, the steppe will be with us until the last moment.

    Arrival in town and settling in at your hotel, where you can rest a few moments.

  • Rest of the day free. With our guide, you can go and shop in the centre of the city.

Breakfast
Anja camp
Lunch
Picnic from the camp
Accommodation
2 stars hotel
Flight back
  • Breakfast at the hotel. We go with you to the international airport of Ulan Bator. The transfer can be organized at the time you want, according to the schedule of your flight.

Breakfast
2 stars hotel
Lunch
Made by your team
Start date End date Available Status Price
2019/07/07 2019/07/21 8 Not confirmed 1290 EUR
2019/07/21 2019/08/04 8 Not confirmed 1290 EUR
2019/08/11 2019/08/25 8 Not confirmed 1290 EUR
2019/09/08 2019/09/22 8 Not confirmed 1290 EUR
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3500 EUR 2000 EUR 1600 EUR 1400 EUR 1290 EUR
  • Transfers airport / hotel / airport

  • 2 nights in 2* hotel in Ulan Bator, breakfast included

  • Full pension during the tour

  • Water

  • 3 nights in comfortable yurts camp with warm showers

  • 9 nights in a host family, in guest yurt

  • Journeys in jeep or minibus + driver

  • Petrol

  • English-speaking guide

  • Pony trek

  • Local guides for the treks

  • Nomadic activities described in the program

  • Entrance fees for the parks and museums indicated in the program

  • Traditional show

  • Equipment for meals (camping tables and chairs) and nights (sleeping bag)

  • International transport

  • Passport and visa fees

  • Repatriation insurance

  • Travel insurance

  • Drinks / alcohols extras

  • Meals in Ulan Bator

  • Phone calls

  • Any excursion that is not indicated in the program