Kharkhorin and Semi gobi desert for 4 days
Route: Kharkhorin-Elsen tasarkhai(semi gobi)- Khustai national park-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.
All price are per person per day
1pax-$179 2pax-$99 3pax-$89 4-6pax-$79
1pax-$241 2pax-$141; 3pax-$131; 4-6pax-$121
1pax-$289 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 Kharkhorin, an ancient capital of Mongolia. The Erdenezuu Monastery was the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. Its construction began in 1586, but the monastery was not totally finished till 300 years later. The building of the monastery was done with stones from the ancient capital Kharkhorin only. Around 60 temples used to be inside its walls, but the Stalinist purges destroyed many, and only 18 of them remained untouched. Nowadays, the monastery is reopened for Buddhist monks and also for visitors. After visiting Erdenezuu we’ll spend the night in a ger ( yurt ) guesthouse or ger camp near Erdenezuu temple.
We'll to drive to Mount Khogno Khan Nature Reserve in the afternoon. On reaching the mountain after a couple of hours you will arrive at a nomadic family ger in front of this beautifully forested rocky mountain. 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". Spend the night in a family ger.
We'll do camel or horseback riding for a couple of hours. And then we'll go hiking to the Uvgon temple ruins. Spend the night in a family ger or Ger camp.
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.
Finally, 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.