Explore Central and Western Mongolia, 8 Days
Day 1. Welcome to Meet Our Team / Travel Directly to Ancient Capital of Kharkhorin
Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, our driver will greet you at the Airport at 07:00AM and as soon as we out of the city we will enjoy our morning breakfast an open-air in the nature after breakfast driving straight to the Kharkhorin central of Mongolia. First day of our journey is dedicated to visit the Erdene Zuu Monastery in Kharkhorin, which was the ancient capital city of Mongolia in the 13th century for about 30 years, located in northwestern part of Uvurkhangai province. The Erdene Zuu monastery is the oldest surviving Buddhist monastery in mongolia, it was built in 1586 by Abtai Sain Khan. However, after the fall of communism in Mongolia in 1990, the monastery was turned over to the lamas again and became a place of worship. After a day excursion in town, continue to Semi Desert, a unique combination of Gobi sand dunes, and beautiful mountains. Overnight will stay at a nomadic family in Ger. (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Accommodation)
Day 2. Drive to Khustai Nature Reserve
After morning breakfast in the family ger, we will have a full day trip to drive and dedicated an active and sightseeing around Khustai National Park, this park is a good stop-off on the road. It is the only place in the world where the magnificent Takhi wild horses still existing in Mongolia. After the excursion and hiking in the Khustai Nature Reserve, we will continue our journey back to Ulaanbaatar city (if necessary). Before we end of our day journey stop at Zaisan Hill where you have the best panoramic view of Ulaanbaatar city. Overnight will stay at a hotel in Ulaanbaatar city. (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner+Accommodation)
Day3 City Sightseeing / Travel to Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex & Terelj National Park
Today, we will start our trip including the Chinggis Khaan Monument on the Sukhbaatar Square, and visiting at Naran-Tuul Market. Afterwards, we will continue our trip driving to the north east of Ulaanbaatar visiting the Statue of Chinggis Khan Complex. This is one of the biggest horse statue of Chinggis Khan in the world. We will explore and visiting museums in the complex. Afterwards, we will drive again to the Terelj National Park. Terelj offers fascinating rock formations, which it’s Turtle Rock against a background of pine trees covered mountains. The park is rich in flora and fauna and reminds of beautiful Alpine valleys. We will walk to the meditation temple of Ariyabal from there the scenery of park is magnificent. After all excursion of your trip, we will set off again by 4WD back to the city and transfer to your accommodation place. Overnight will stay at a hotel in Ulaanbaatar city. (Breakfast+Lunch+Accommodation
Day 4 to Bayan-Ulgii Western of Mongolia
Early in the morning pick you up at your hotel, we will drive to the airport and ending our memorable journey. Wish you have a pleasant and safe flight to the Ulgii city. Once you arrive to the airport expedition team will meet you. You will start driving to Sagsai village to Eagle Hunter’s family. It is time to observe and photograph a majestic bird. After having lunch , you will start driving to Tavan Bogd Massice Mountains. You will arrive there in the evening. Stay with the Tuvan nomadic family.
Day 5 Explore the heart of Altai Mountains.
After breakfast you will drive to the entrance of Tavan Bogd and start hiking to the Mountains. Depending on the weather and snow conditions, you will try to get closer to Holly Five peaks and longest glacier in Mongolia. It is time to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of majestic mountains. On the other side of the river at the bottom of Shiveet Khairkhan mountain there are numerous petroglyphs from Hunnu civilization time. If river is still frozen a great opportunity experience curved patterns. Stay with the family.
Day 6 Drive to Khoton and Khurgan Lakes full day driving
Today after breakfast, you will start your trekking along with camels loaded with travel gears..Landscape around the lake is very beautiful and picturesque, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, its shoreline has ancient moraine depressions and hills and its east shore has forest trees. Stay with the family
Day7 Drive to Ulgii
After breakfast time to take photos and enjoy beautiful landscape of lakes and start driving to Ulgii. Visit local market and mosque. Stay at the hotel
Day 8 Fly back to Ulaanbaatar