Route: Kustai national park – Elsen tasarkhai(semi gobi)-Orkhon waterfall – Kharkhorin -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.
This tour is Budget. But you have a choice
Budget - $391- for 4 days
All price are per person per day
2pax-$141; 3pax-$131; 4-6pax-$121
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.
We’ll drive to the Elsen tasarkhai on the way we’ll visit 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. After lunch. We will drive to Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes which are a semi-desert typed beautiful landscape with big sand dunes. We are going to have camel riding in here. After having dinner we can hike around the sand dunes. We can possibly see the sunset brilliantly in the area.
We’ll drive to waterfall “Orkhon”, which is great place for taking photos and go hiking through the gorge. You can able to ride a horse and hiking around
We’ll drive to 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.
We’ll drive back to Ulaanbaatar
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
horse riding for an hour or longer regarding on guest’s request
Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
1.5L drinking water a day per person
All meal ( breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Accommodation in UB
Tips for the driver and the guide
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.
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.