Wonders of Mongolia

Days:
14
Price:
1800 EUR
International flight not included
Comfort:
Difficult:
Must see Comfort & Luxury Travel with children Adventure Horse riding Hiking Culture

At North, a great blue lake wrapped by mountains : all was green, all was blue, except some huts here and there. We were arrived in the land of shamans... Magic was everywhere. Then we took the road towards South and reached the Khangai, this former volcanic mountain range where many nomad breeders have taken up residence. Mountains, rivers, and lakes... A tour that gives time to enjoy.

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
Hotel Nine
Ulan Bator
750km - 1h 15m
Moron
130km - 3h
Alag Tsar

Ulan Bator - Moron

  • Flight to Mörön, the capital of the province of Khövsgöl, where our driver is waiting for us.

Day 2

  • We arrive at Lake Khövsgöl, one of the natural wonders of the world. This mountain covers an area of 2760 square kilometres, and its water is so pure that we can drink it ! It's surrounded with many peaks culminating at more than 2000 metres and covered with forests of pines and lush meadows where yaks and horses graze !

  • We go towards East and the green small valleys of Alag Sar, and spend the night in a small yurts camp.

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Let's start a beautiful story... With local breeders and their yaks, we leave for our 2-days hike or pony-trek in the tree-filled valleys of Alag Tsar. Following the peaceful tempo of the cart, we discover this land of nomadism. In the heart of summer, the area is flowered and we will move literally on a carpet of edelweiss, while at West, we will see on the opposite bank the peaks culminating at 3000 metres that bathe in the crystal water of the lake.

In the evening, with the breeders, we will put up the yurt that we carried, in which we will spend the night.

Breakfast
2 Hotel Nine
3 Alag tsar camp
4 Made by your team
Lunch
24 Made by your team
3 Picnic from the camp
Dinner
24 Alag tsar camp
3 Made by your team
Accommodation
Alag tsar camp
Alag Tsar
130km - 3h
Moron
130km - 3h
Shine Ider

Alag Tsar - Moron

  • Visit of the site containing several deer stones at Uushigiin Övör.

  • Stop in Mörön to buy fresh supplies at the market.

Moron - Shine Ider

  • Journey towards centre : the track goes through many passes and sinks into lost valleys where landscapes quickly change. Altitude exceeds 2000 metres (1,24 mile) at the passes.

    Landscapes are more and more beautiful and there are more and more photo opportunities.

Breakfast
Alag tsar camp
Lunch
Picnic from the camp
Dinner
Zuun nuur camp
Accommodation
Zuun nuur camp
Shine Ider
180km - 6h
Terkhiin Tsagaan national park

Shine Ider - Terkhiin Tsagaan national park

  • 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.

Day 7

  • 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
6 Zuun nuur camp
7 Maikhan Tolgoi
Lunch
6 Picnic from the camp
7 Picnic from the camp
Dinner
Maikhan Tolgoi
Accommodation
Maikhan Tolgoi
Terkhiin Tsagaan national park
160km - 4h
Tsetserleg
40km - 1h
Tsenkher hot springs

Terkhiin Tsagaan national park - 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 - Tsenkher hot springs

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

Breakfast
Maikhan Tolgoi
Lunch
Local restaurant
Dinner
Shiveet Mankhan
Accommodation
Shiveet Mankhan
Tsenkher hot springs
110km - 4h 15m
Tovkhon monastery
42km - 1h 15m
Orkhon valley

Tsenkher hot springs - 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 on the whole Khangai range. We'll picnic in exceptional surroundings, facing Orkhon Valley.

Day 10

  • 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 were 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
9 Shiveet Mankhan
10 Made by your team
Lunch
9 Picnic from the camp
10 Made by your team
Dinner
9 made by the family
10 Mongolian barbecue "Khorkhog"
Accommodation
Yurt for guests with a family
Orkhon valley
130km - 3h 30m
Kharkhorin
110km - 1h 30m
Khogno Khan

Orkhon valley - 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.

  • 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".

Breakfast
Made by your team
Lunch
Local restaurant
Dinner
Eden camp
Accommodation
Eden camp
Khogno Khan
210km - 3h 30m
Khustai national park

Khogno Khan - Khustai national park

  • 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.

  • Camelback trek along the sand dunes of Elsen tasarkhai.

  • 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
Eden camp
Lunch
Eden camp
Dinner
Khustai camp
Accommodation
Khustai camp
Khustai national park
130km - 2h 30m
Ulan Bator

Khustai national park - 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.

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

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

Breakfast
Khustai camp
Accommodation
Hotel Nine
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
Hotel Nine
Start date End date Available Status Price
2019/06/03 2019/06/16 10 Not confirmed 1800 EUR
2019/06/28 2019/07/11 10 Not confirmed 1800 EUR

Possible Naadam extension in Ulan Bator on July 11th and 12th (2 days for 300 Euros per person)

2019/07/11 2019/07/24 10 Not confirmed 1950 EUR

Special Naadam. Day 1 program modified to allow you to attend the Naadam Festival

2019/07/28 2019/08/10 10 Not confirmed 1800 EUR
2019/08/11 2019/08/24 10 Not confirmed 1800 EUR
2019/09/01 2019/09/14 10 Not confirmed 1800 EUR
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  • Transfers airport / hotel / airport

  • Flight Ulan Bator / Moron

  • 2 nights in 3* hotel in Ulan Bator, breakfast included

  • Full pension during the tour

  • Water

  • 8 nights in comfortable yurts camp, with warm showers

  • 2 nights in a host family, in guest yurt

  • 1 night in the mobile yurt

  • Journeys in Japanese 4WD jeep with Air con + driver

  • Petrol

  • English-speaking guide

  • Assistant for groups > 8 persons

  • Pony treks

  • 2 days trekking or horse riding, "yak carting"

  • 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

  • Additional charges for luggage exceeding 15kg (total weight for both carry-on checked luggage) on the domestic flight