Births in the steppe

Days:
14
Price:
1100 EUR
International flight not included
Comfort:
Difficult:
Nomadic lifestyle Travel with children

A stay among nomads in Arkhangai organized especially during the period of birth of the animals, from mid-March to May. You'll take part in all the nomadic activities bound to the births with several families of Arkhangai.

A stay prepared and organized in cooperation with AVSF and the Ar Arvidjin Delgerekh cooperative, respecting the habits of 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 to 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
made by the family
Accommodation
Yurt for guests with a family
Khogno Khan
185km - 3h
Tsagaan Sum hot springs

Khogno Khan - Tsagaan Sum hot springs

  • Arrival at Tsagaan Sum hot springs, to rest at a family homestay, and from where you can lounge in the hot springs of the near camp.

Breakfast
Made by your team
Lunch
Made by your team
Dinner
made by the family
Accommodation
Yurt for guests with a family
Tsagaan Sum hot springs
100km - 2h
Tsetserleg
120km - 3h
Ondor Ulaan

Tsagaan Sum 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 attend many nomadic activities that take place during this period of the year : births of the animals, combing out, and making Mongolian traditional dishes.

Breakfast
4 Made by your team
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
200km - 6h
Khangai - Myagmar family

Ondor Ulaan - Khangai - Myagmar family

  • We take the road to the sum of Khangai, extreme Northwest of the province of Arkhangai, in the mountains of Khangai.

  • We join Myagmar, a yaks breeder belonging to Ar Arvijin Delgerekh cooperative.

  • Living with nomads and discovering the activities bound to the birth of animals, notably babies yaks.

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
30km - 6h
Khangai - Erdenebat family

Khangai - Myagmar family - Khangai - Erdenebat family

  • Trekking in the Khangai area, with a yak pulling a cart.

  • We join Erdenebat, a yaks breeder belonging to Ar Arvijin Delgerekh cooperative.

Day 8

  • Nomadic activities : giving birth and combing out the animals.

Breakfast
Made by your team
Lunch
7 Made by your team
8 made by the family
Dinner
made by the family
Accommodation
Yurt for guests with a family
Khangai - Erdenebat family
60km - 2h
Khangai - Bayasgalan family

Khangai - Erdenebat family - Khangai - Bayasgalan family

  • We drive to join Bayasgalan and his family, another family belonging to the cooperative. Journey on a mountain track in the splendid landscapes of Khangai.

  • We'll discover the activities bound to the preparation of traditional dishes, and of course we'll see the animals in another environment.

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

Khangai - Bayasgalan family - Tariat

  • We go to join another family belonging to the yaks breeders cooperative, who lives in the sum of Tariat, near the Khorgo Terkhiin Tsagaan National Park.

Day 10

  • We join Munkhsukh, a horses breeder, who will teach you how to break a horse and how to train it. Munkhsukh makes his own harnesses.

Day 11

  • Road to Khorgo – Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur Natural Park that is located 2060 metres (1,28 mile) above 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 of 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
11 Made by your team
11 made by the family
Dinner
made by the family
Accommodation
Yurt for guests with a family
Tariat
260km - 6h
Kharkhorin

Tariat - 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. Visit of the Museum of Kharkhorin.

Breakfast
Made by your team
Lunch
Local restaurant
Dinner
made by the family
Accommodation
Yurt for guests with a family
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
Made by your team
Lunch
Local restaurant
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
1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-8
3000 EUR 1750 EUR 1400 EUR 1200 EUR 1100 EUR

You can go for a private journey to the dates of your choice for your very own group of people. In this particular case, the price proposed depends entirely on the final number of participants (please refer yourself to the prices mentioned below).

In the case of an exclusive private trip for you, this program seen here can serve as a base to draw the lines of the final offer. And you can create an entire trip « à la carte ».

  • 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

  • 8 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

Booking conditions

Booking Conditions

All requests for registration must be made by e-mail from the Local Agency, directly online from the Customer Area accessible from the website of the Local Agency, or the website of our group www.nomadays.fr.

To connect to the Customer Area, simply enter the login and password set during the first connection.

Registration is considered final once the online booking form is completed and upon received payment of the deposit and/or balance depending on the date of registration.

Depending on the services chosen and the regulations of the country, a photocopy of the passport may be requested by the Local Agency. In case of not sending the photocopy of the passport within the time indicated by the Local Agency, it cannot guarantee the proper performance of the reserved services.

Once payment has been made, a confirmation email is sent to the Customer. It includes the confirmation of the regulation as well as the electronic downloadable invoice.

A confirmation letter is sent to the Customer electronically. If the Customer does not receive the confirmation letter, the reservation would nevertheless be definitive as if it is confirmed by the Local Agency.

Payment Conditions

Registration made more than 30 days before the departure date

The Customer must pay a deposit of 30% of the total amount of the reserved services. The balance must be paid no later than 30 days before the date of the beginning of the stay.

Registration made less than 30 days before the departure date The Customer must pay the full amount of the trip at one time.

Methods of Payment

Upon confirmation of your reservation, your local agent will prepare your electronic invoice, hosted on the platform of Nomadays under your own account. Payments are made either:

  • By credit card online, free of charge, from the payment links available on the electronic invoice.

  • By bank transfer to the account of the travel agency.

The electronic invoice is updated with each payment received and can be consulted at any time from the Customer Area. The electronic invoice is downloadable and printable.