Flavours of Mongolia

Days:
10
Price:
950 EUR
International flight not included
Comfort:
Difficult:
Nomadic lifestyle Must see Culture Travel with children Hiking Horse riding

From Ulan Bator, you will go discovering the natural wonders of Mongolia : Przewalski's horses, Kharkhorin and Erdene Zuu Monastery, nomadic life with a family in Orkhon Valley, Naiman Nuur National Park, and camelback trek in the Mini-Gobi.

The best of Mongolia in 10 days !

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
Holiday Inn Hotel
Ulan Bator
130km - 2h 30m
Khustai national park

Ulan Bator - Khustai national park

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

  • Journey to Khustai Reserve that houses the Przewalski horses (takh). Twilight is the best moment to observe them. We'll walk until the river where they drink, and observe them with no fear to bother.

Breakfast
Holiday Inn Hotel
Lunch
Made by your team
Dinner
Khustai camp
Accommodation
Khustai camp
Khustai national park
270km
Kharkhorin

Khustai national park - 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
Khustai camp
Lunch
3 Picnic from the camp
3 Local restaurant
Dinner
Anja camp
Accommodation
Anja camp
Kharkhorin
92km
Tovkhon monastery
42km
Orkhon valley

Kharkhorin - Tovkhon monastery

  • Journey to Orkhon Valley. Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the valley is a land of nomadism and many breeders set their summer camp there.

  • Visit of Tovkhon Monastery. Vehicles can't go until the top of Öndör Ulaan Hill and we will walk until there to discover Tovkhon Ermitage, where Zanabazar, the first religious leader of Mongolia, created the Soyombo alphabet. The monastery is located 2312 metres (1,44 mile) above the sea level and from that place we'll have a wonderful view of the whole Khangai range. We'll picnic in exceptional surroundings, facing Orkhon Valley.

Day 4

  • Those who wish will go pony trekking along Orkhon Valley, from the camp until Orkhon waterfalls.

  • Visit of Ulan Tsutgalaan falls, white flood flowing on the black stone, transformed in rainbow by a short sunray... These 16-metres (52,49 feet) falls are just magic ! They formed 20.000 years ago, as a result of a unique combination of earthquakes and volcano eruptions.

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Stay at herders' from the valley. During your stay, you will discover their way of life and you will be proposed many activities, such as milking, making traditional dairy products, or rounding up the animals with a horse.

You will also attend the preparation of a Mongolian barbecue that you will enjoy with yours hosts.

Breakfast
4 Anja camp
5 Made by your team
Lunch
4 Picnic from the camp
5 Made by your team
Dinner
4 made by the family
5 Mongolian barbecue "Khorkhog"
Accommodation
Yurt for guests with a family
Orkhon valley
260km
Naiman nuur

Orkhon valley - Naiman nuur

  • We go deeper in the Khangai mountains. The track is harsh, notably because of a pass located 2800 metres (1,74 mile) above the sea level. We reach the very remote Naiman Nuur National Park, "eight lakes", where we'll see many forests of larches and, as the name suggests, many lakes.

    This area can be very cool and it's not unusual to have snow in June or in August !

Day 7

  • Peaceful day breathing fresh air in this altitude area. We hike in the park discovering its splendours and arrive near Lake Shireet, probably the most beautiful lake of the area. Back to our host family's to benefit the simple pleasures of life, such as drinking a cup of tea with milk or playing ankle bones.

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Stay with a nomads family living in this mountainous area, with whom we'll share moments of their daily life.

Breakfast
Made by your team
Lunch
Made by your team
Dinner
made by the family
Accommodation
Yurt for guests with a family
Naiman nuur
260km
Khogno Khan
  • 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".

  • Walk 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.

Breakfast
Made by your team
Lunch
Made by your team
Dinner
Eden camp
Accommodation
Eden camp
Khogno Khan
280km
Ulan Bator

Khogno Khan - Ulan Bator

  • Camelback trek along the sand dunes of Elsen tasarkhai.

  • 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 shopping in the centre of the city.

Breakfast
Eden camp
Lunch
Picnic from the camp
Accommodation
Holiday Inn 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
Holiday Inn Hotel
2-2 3-3 4-4 5-8 9-10
1450 EUR 1200 EUR 1100 EUR 1000 EUR 950 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 3* hotel in Ulan Bator, breakfast included

  • Full pension during the tour

  • Water

  • 3 nights in comfortable yurts camp with warm showers

  • 4 nights in a host family, in guest yurt

  • Journeys in Japanese 4WD jeep or Russian 4x4 UAZ + driver

  • Petrol

  • English-speaking guide

  • Assistant for groups > 8 persons

  • Pony trek

  • Camel trek

  • Local guides for the treks

  • 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.