A yurt story

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

A stay with the nomads of Arkhangai during which you will learn how to set up a yurt. You will participate in making felt and attend the work of the wood (structure of the yurt and furniture).

A journey prepared and organized in cooperation 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

  • Discover how to make dairy products : cheese, airag and vodka made with milk.

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
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 begin our learning about the yurt, with the traditional making of felt. The day is dedicated to the work of wool.

Day 8

  • Today we help with the making of felt.

Day 9

  • During our third day in the area, we will drive to Jargalant village and visit the workshop of a cabinetmaker. This day is dedicated on learning how to make the wooden structure of the yurt and the Mongolian traditional furniture. Visite of solar greenhouse.

Breakfast
Made by your team
Lunch
6 Made by your team
789 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 10

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

Day 11

  • 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
10 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
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 shopping 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
1-1 2-2 3-3 4-4 5-5 6-6
3100 EUR 1850 EUR 1450 EUR 1250 EUR 1150 EUR 1100 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 camps with warm shower

  • 8 nights with host families, in guest yurt

  • Journeys in jeep or minibus + driver

  • Petrol

  • English-speaking guide

  • Pony trek

  • Local guides for the trekkings

  • 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 bags)

  • 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