Khuvsgul lake & Reindeer people for 17 days

 

Route: Khustai national park– Elsen tasarkhai(semi gobi)- Kharkhorin– Tsenkher hot spring- Great white lake(Terkhiin tsagaan nuur)-Shine ider village- Murun province- Ulaan uul- Tsagaan nuur- Reindeer people- Khuvsgul lake- Uran togoo -Ulaanbaatar 


Activities: 

 On this tour you will have the chance to experience local family life style, hiking, camel and horseback riding climbing sand dunes, visiting temples and musuems, capture a glimpse of a wild horse and visit the ancient Mongolian capital and its museum. 5 days horseback riding trip and visiting Reindeer people. 

This tour is Budget. But you have a choice

Budget:  $1683- for 17 days

All price are per person per day

Mid-Range 

2pax-$141;        3pax-$131;       4-6pax-$121

Comfortable

2pax-$176;        3pax-$166        4-6pax-$146

Please note: the difference between comfortable tour and budget tour relates primarily to the accommodation type. Within a budget tour all accommodation will be with a nomadic family in their Ger. While a comfortable tour includes accommodation at Ger camps which are similar to a 3-4 star hotel standard. Finally the Mid-Range tour mixes Comfortable and Budget, where you will stay some nights in the traditional Ger with a nomadic family and others in a Ger camp.



Day 1


We’ll drive to the Khustai National Park, located on the north side of the Tuul River, about a two-hour drive west of Ulaanbaatar.  Although located in the central grasslands, Khustai means “with birch” because birch trees and aspen groves are plentiful in the area. It is a hilly terrain, with the Tuul River forming the southern boundary. The national park was originally set up in 1993 as a nature reserve for the first reintroduction of the Przewalski’s Horse (Equus przewalskii) into Mongolia. Today the Khustai Trust runs the park, funded mainly by tourism funds. After lunch We’ll to drive to Mount Khogno Khan Nature Reserve in the afternoon.  The mountain is home to hundreds of birds, deer, and gazelle. You’ll be able to go hiking around the area or to the small sand dunes nearby called ” Elsen tasarkhai”.  


Day 2


We’ll drive to Tsenkher hot spring.  You’ll be able relax taking natural hot bath in the hot spring water.  Stay at ger camp at Tsenkher hot spring. On the way we’ll visit Kharkhorin, an ancient capital of Mongolia. Mongolian ancient capital, Kharakhorin, Chinggis Khaan’s fabled city, was founded in 1220 in the Orkhon Valley, at the crossroads of the Silk Road. It was from there that the Mongol Empire was governed until Kubilai Khan moved it to Beijing. It served as the capital for 40 years. Following the move, and the subsequent collapse of the Mongolian empire, Karakorum was abandoned. Whatever was left was used to help build the glorious Erdene Zuu monastery in the 16th century. Nearby, Turkish monuments and rock inscriptions erected in 8-9th centuries in memory of outstanding fighters for independence.


Day 3


After your breakfast. We’ll drive to Great White Lake and Khorgo Volcano. Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National park was established to protect the spectacular mountain scenery and endangered species of fauna and flora. The area has extinct volcanoes, many beautiful lakes, a great number of animals and birds, and is definitely one of the best natural tourist attractions. Khorgo is a unique natural complex (2240 m), National Park surrounded by the Khangai Mountains, which is 3000 meters above the sea level. In the craters some of them are very tiny crystal- clears lakes. The Khorgo crater, situated at an altitude of 2.210 meters with a diameter of 20 meters and depth of 70 to 80 meters, is the most stunning.


Day 4


We’ll go hiking to the Volcano “Khorgo” for a day.  There are lots of animals such as deer, wild goat and other animals, as well as various kinds of birds. Khorgo volcano crater is situated at an altitude of 2210 a diameter of 20 meters and depth of 70 to 80 meters, is the most interesting at all.

Day 5


We’ll drive to Shine Ider village of Khuvgul province

Day 6


We’ll drive to Murun town, a capital of Khuvsgul province.  And we’ll get the border permit for visiting Reindeer People. Murun pronvince is one of the biggest province in Mongolia. It’s also one of most tourism province.

Day 7


We’ll drive to Ulaan Uul village of Khuvsgul province.

Day 8


We’ll drive to Tsagaannuur. We’ll meet horse herder Family and get perpared for the horse trek to Reindeer people. The reindeer herders of northern Khuvsgul aimag, Mongolia are a small, tenacious group who strive to maintain their way of life and culture in the face of great challenge.  They are called Tsaatan, tsachin or Dukha.  The Reindeer People  are in two main groups, the Western Taiga and the Eastern Taiga.  Both are most readily reached from the town of Tsagaan Nuur (generally reached by car) or from Renchinlhumbe (generally reached from Lake Khovsgol by horse or foot). 

Day 9


We’ll start the horse trekking to the Reindeer people. Herse trekkin will be full day.  Stay overnights in tent 

Day 10


Horse trekking and we’ll visit the Family. Experiencing local family life style. The life style is little bit different from mongolian nomadic people because they herding Reideer. Stay overnights in tent or Family yurt.

Day 11


Horse trekking we going back to the van. Stay overnights in tent. 

Day 12


Horse trekking and back to the van. Stay overnights family ger

Day 13


This is one of the longest driving. it’s about full day!! We’ll drive to the Khuvsgul lake which is one of the most visited places for both locals and tourists. We’ll go hiking around the Khusvsgul lake whichis one of the country’s largest and most spectacular protected areas. Lake Khuvsgul’s 380 cubic km of water make it the fourteenth largest freshwater lake in the world and second largest in Central Asia by volume, with over 1% of the world’s fresh water. At its deepest, the lake dives 262 meters. Ninety-six rivers and strearns empty into lake, but only the Egiin River exits the lake. The Egiin flows southeast until it joins the Selenge River, which flows through one of Mongolia’s most densely populated areas on its way to Lake Baikal. The Lake is 1645 meters above sea level and is generally frozen from January until April or May. 

Day 14 


We’ll stay two days in Khuvsgul lake. Because you got tired 5 days horse trekking. After your lunch We’ll have a short drive to Toilogt go hiking around the Khuvsgul lake. after that we’ll comeback to camp 

Day 15


We’ll go hiking around the area and climb the mountain to enjoy the view Sayan mountain and the Khuvsgul lake.

Day 16


We’ll drive to the Uran Togoo near Bulgan province. Uran Togoo is a very famous mountain in Mongolia, because of its beautiful landscapes and history. There was an active volcanoes 20-25 million years. 

Day 17

 
We’ll drive back to Ulaanbaatar
 

Included:


Driver + 4WD vehicle + Gas
English speaking tour guide/cook
National park entrance fee
Camel riding for an hour or longer regarding on guest’s request
horseback riding
Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary 
1.5L drinking water a day per person
All meal ( breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Not included:


Accommodation in UB
Travel insurance
Personal items
Tips for the driver and the guide
Visa fee
Travel insurance
Alcohol drinks

 

Number of days: 17
Covered regions:
Central Mongolia
Gobi Desert
Western Mongolia
Northern Mongolia
Eastern Mongolia
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: Travel insurance, Alcoholic Beverages,
Transport: SUV 4x4
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
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Languages:
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German
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Payment Method

For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.