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Overview

We invite you to explore the highlights of central, southern and northern Mongolia. Its remoteness and history both contribute to its magic and mystery. Mongolia, with the lowest human population density of any country and with one of the highest proportions of land area which is protected, is a land where plants and animals thrive. Magical Mongolia explores South Gobi, Yol Valley and the Singing Sand Dunes. Learn nomads, Karakorum and Prezwalski horses. Magical Mongolia brings a fairy tale adventure in your life story.

A. Itinerary in Detail (20 Days)

Region: Northern, Central and Southern part of Mongolia

Tour name: Jeep tour

Tour length: 20 days, 19 nights

Available: June 01-October 1

Highlights: Amarbayasgalant Monastery, Khuvsgul Lake, Karakorum, Erdene zuu monastery, Orkhon Waterfall, Hot Spring, Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake, Gobi Desert, flaming cliffs, Great Khongor Sand dune, Earth stone, and visit nomad families and much more!

Day 1: Ulaanbaatar (City tour)

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar the capital of Mongolia.  Depending on time of arrival transfer to hotel after a meal enjoy a city tour including: Gandan monastery and visit to the biggest square Sukhbaatar which is located in the center of Ulaanbaatar. Have lunch in Mongolian Traditional Restaurant. then visit the Natural History Museum which is famous for its authentic dinosaur skeletons and fossils.Visit Zaisan memorial hill for a view of the whole city. Welcome dinner at restaurant,stay overnight in hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 2: Ulaanbaatar to Amarbayasgalant monastery

Today, we make our way to Amarbayasgalant, on the way we stop at Erdene city the biggest city in Mongolia make a short stop there. Late in the afternoon visit with monastery that’s located in Selenge province, northwest of Mongolia, the biggest monastery in Mongolia after we visit Erdene zuu monastery. Stay overnight in ger at the tourist camp. (B, L, D) 

Day 3: Amarbayasgalant monastery to Uran togoo volcano

In the morning, we drive to Uran Togoo which is an extinct volcano with spectacular red rock formations. Lake Uran Togoo is surrounded by pine forests and wild flowers, and a lovely spot to spend the night. Stay overnight in ger at the tourist camp. (B, L, D) 

Day 4: Uran togoo volcano to Murun province 

Today, we make our way to Murun province and have lunch in the beautiful nature. Stay overnight in local hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Murun province to Khuvsgul Lake

Drive to Khuvsgul National Park. Transfer to the camp and lunch visit with yak breeding family. Stay overnight in ger at the tourist camp. (B, L, D) 

Day 6: Discover Khuvsgul National park 

During this lovely day, you have an opportunity to ride reindeer and observe them.Also take a Kayak trip on the lake. Khuvsgul Lake is reckoned among the purest fresh water lakes in the world. Its surroundings are right out of a fairytale. Thel Lake is the second deepest lake in Central Asia its depth is 262 meters and it is 136 kilometers long.  Stay overnight in ger at the tourist camp. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Khuvsgul National park to Jargal jiguur hot spring

In the morning we drive to Jargal jiguur hot spring and transfer to camp in the afternoon. On the way we have a packed lunch. Visit jargal Jiguur hot spring,a sulphar spring that emerges from the ground (150m) at 70 degree Celsius. Facilities includes outdoor bathing (male and female) Stay overnight in ger at the tourist camp. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Jargal jiguur hot spring to Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake

We travel to Terkhiin Tsagaan National Park and the Khorgo volcano. The lake, birdlife and mountains are now protected within the 77,267 hectare Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park. The lake, which was formed by lava flows from a volcanic eruption many millennia ago is excellent for swimming, though a bit cold in the morning – try the late afternoon after the sun has warmed it.Horse trips and trekking is also available to Khorgo Volcano and also trekking. Stay overnight in ger at the tourist camp (B, L, D)

Day 9: Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake to Tsenkher Hot Spring

In the morning, we drive to Tsenkher hot spring. On the way we make a short stop in Tsetserleg capital of Arkhangai to visit Zaya Gegeenii huree museum and then continue the drive to the lake. Before dinner transfer to the camp, stay overnight in ger at the tourist camp. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Exploring Tsenkher Hot Spring 

This day you will have opportunity to go horse riding and trekking,exploring or just spend it hot spa bathing. Stay overnight in ger at the tourist camp. (B, L, D)

Day 11: Tsenkher Hot Spring to Tuvkhun Monastery (Talbiun)

Today we travel through the semi arid steppe land to reach Tuwkhun monastery which was funded by Zanabazar. The monastery is listed as a WORLD HERITAGE SITE by UNESCO.  Stay overnight in a ger at the tourist camp. (B, L, D)

Day 12: Tuvkhun Monastery (Talbiun) to Karakorum (Erdenezuu monastery)

Early morning drive to Karakorum,arrive late afternoon, on the way we stop for a picnic. The ancient capital of Mongolia, Karakorum city was located on the right bank of Orkhon River and on the north-eastern slopes of the Khangai Mountain it was founded by Chinggis khan in 1220.At the time it was not only the capital of the vast Mongolian empire but the epicentre of trade along the Silk Road. At that time the inhabitants of city were mostly merchants craftsmen who came to karakorum from all over the world. Khubilai khan moved to the capital of the Mongolian Empire to China, establishing the Yuan Dynasty and the city began losing its importance.  In 1379 much of the city was badly damaged during an attack by the army of the Ming Dynasty. Stay overnight in ger at the tourist camp. (B, L, D)

Erdene Zuu monastery

Erdene zuu monastery was built by Avtai Sain Khan on the ruin of the Mongolian capital Karakorum in 1586. It was the first great Buddhist Monastery of Mongolia. It is part of the World Heritage Site entitled The Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape. Stones from the ruins of Karakorum were used in its construction. It is surrounded by a wall featuring 108 stupas, 108 being a sacred number in Buddhism, and the number of beads in a Buddhist rosary. The monastery was damaged by warfare in the 1680s but was rebuilt in the 18th century and by 1872 had a full 62 temples inside. The Erdene Zuu Monastery was placed under state protection and became museum in 1944.

Day 13: Karakorum (Erdenezuu monastery) to Ongi temple

Drive to Ongi temple. The ruins of Ongi Temple are found in Saikhan Ovoo soum of Dundgobi (Middle Gobi) province. It used to be a big Buddhist monastery compound built by Bari Yonzon Khamba at the bank of Ongi River. Transfer to the camp before the lunch. Visit the ruins of temple also there is small ger museum. Dinner and stay overnight in ger at tourist camp.  (B, L, D)

Day 14: Ongi temple to Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs)

Drive to Bayanzag, located 20 kilometers far from Bulgan soum, where 70 million years ago a lot of Paleontological findings were discovered. The place is known as Flaming Cliffs so named by Roy Chapman Andrews an American explorer who visited Mongolia in 1922. During his two year stay, he explored the Mongolian Gobi Desert and he found dinosaur fossils and dinosaur eggs,the first time in the world that dinosaur eggs were dsiscovered. Dinner and stay overnight in ger at the tourist camp. (B, L, D)

Day 15: Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs) to Khongor sand dunes (Singing sand dune)

Today we drive to Khongor sand dune a huge dune, the length of it is approximately 180 kilometers and 3-15 kilometers wide. From a distance it looks like a fin of huge gold fish. Stay overnight in ger at tourist camp. (B, L, D)

Day 16: camel riding tour to Sand dune

Free day! Visit the camel breeding family to learn about their traditional nomadic lifestyle, you also have a chance to go camel riding at the area nearby the sand dunes. The shifting sand blown by the wind or someone makes sound so it is called the Singing Sand Dunes. There is beautiful green oasis known as Seruun bulag near the Khongor River. Return to the camp for lunch to enjoy this tranquil and  very peaceful setting in the beautiful surroundings of the Gobi Desert. Dinner and stay overnight in ger at tourist camp. (B, L, D)

Day 17: Khongor sand dunes to Yol Canyon

After breakfast drive to Yol canyon, visit to local natural museum before entering the valley. The valley is very wide at the entrance, it narrows gradually into a remarkable gorge.There is good opportunities chance to view wild animals such as ibex and wild sheep,there are also many vultures. Dinner and stay overnight in ger at the tourist camp. (B, L, D)

Day 18: Yol Canyon to Baga Gazriin Chuluu (Earth stone)

Drive to Middle Gobi,known as Baga Gazriin chuluu (earth stone). Arri8ve early afternoon, lunch at the camp. There are some interesting granite rock formations, also there  is and eye spa which supposed to be good for the eyes and improves vision. There is ruin of ancient small temple, located in the center of the rock. Stay overnight in t ger at the tourist camp. (B, L, D)

Day 19: Baga Gazriin Chuluu (Earth stone) to Ulaanbaatar

Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to the hotel and lunch at the finest restaurant in Ulaanbaatar. In the afternoon free time for shopping.In the evening we attend a national folklore performance by “Tumen Ekh” national song, throat singing, tsam mask dance to name but three. A farewell dinner, stay overnight in hotel.

Day 20: Departure

Check out from the hotel and transfer to the “Chinggis Khan” International airport or train station for depar

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

(The cost varies with the number of trekkers in the group. Please contact us with the number of trekkers for the exact quote)

Cost Includes

  • Shared accommodation in ger camp
  • All meals as listed in itinerary
  • All entrance fees
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Accommodation in 4 stars hotel in Ulaanbaatar (twin standard room double occupancy)
  • Transportations by 4WD vehicles
  • English speaking guide (other language guide on request)
  • Daily supply of bottled water

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages
  • Optional activity cost
  • Excess baggage charge
  • Single room supplement
  • Any additional things which are not mentioned above
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