13 DAYS TRIP THE MYSTERIOUS EAGLE HUNTERS & SEMI-DESERT
DAY 1/2. FLY TO ULGII TOWN AND MEET WITH YOUR GUIDE AND DRIVER/TO EAGLE HUNTER/
Today you will catch a flight from Ulaanbaator to Ulgii town and upon your arrival at Ulgii Airport we will pick you up and head to the west to visit eagle hunters and stay overnight with them to exchange experience and explore their lifestyle and custom. You will dress kozak traditional garments and take a selfie with an eagle and eagle hunters and here we will spend two nights.
Homestay with eagle hunters /kozak traditional meal/BLD
DAY 3. EAGLE HUNTER-ULGII TOWN/
After lunch time, we will leave the eagle hunters and drive to Ulgii town, an administrational town of Bayan Ulgii province.
On our arrival in the town, we will have our dinner at Turkish restaurant and head to a local guesthouse to stay over the night/BLD/
DAY 4. TO TSAMBAGARAV UUL NATIONAL PARK
Early in the morning, we will say goodbye to the other two travelers who will catch a flight to Ulaanbaator city and continue our driving to Tsambagarav Uul National Park, covers 1,190 square kilometres in a glacial region which includes Tsambagarav Mount, permanent snow-capped mountain which has an elevation of 4,193m, straddles the border between Khovd and Bayan-Ulgii province. Stay over the night with kozak family/BLD/
DAY 5. TO SENKHER CAVE/ANCIENT ROCK PAINTINGS/
Head to Senkher cave also known as Khoid tsenher which is reasonably attractive because of approximately 15,000 years old history. There are numerous passages to explore with the largest cavern being about 15m high, with the floor measuring around 12m by 18m. Unfortunately, some recent graffiti has marred the cave paintings. Controversy has erupted among experts about the interpretation of the paintings. It is interesting that both ostriches and mammoths are depicted on the walls, proving that both lived in Mongolia up to approximately 15,000 years ago.
Overnight in tent/BLD/
DAY 6. TO RED YABAR/RED CANYON PAINTED WITH RED OCHRE/
Drive to Biger village to see red yabar/a beautiful cliffs with ochre/ and its crenellated formation is accentuated in early-morning or late-afternoon light, and the snow-capped backdrop completes a dramatic scene.
Overnight in tent/BLD/
DAY 7. TO BOON TSAGAAN LAKE/
After breakfast, we will drive to Boon Tsagaan lake which is a large, scenic saltwater lake, situated in Baatsagaan village and the lake is fed by Baidrag river with prolific birdlife, notably relic gulls, whooper swans and geese. We will set up our tent on its eastern shore and hoping to view birdlife.
Overnight in tent/BLD/ DAY 8. TO OROG LAKE AND BOGD MOUNTAIN
Head to Orog Lake, a salt water lake, also referred to as Shar Burd Lake which is surrounded by small sand dunes and it is good place to watch waterfowls. It is nestled in the foothills of Ikh Bogd, a snowcapped mountain with an altitude of 3957m in Bogd village. Overnight in tent/BLD/
DAY 9/10. TO KHONGOR SAND DUNES
Head to Khongor sand dunes, the largest and most spectacular sand dunes in Mongolia that stretches for an extraordinary 120km long, 3-20km wide and more than 300m high. Enjoy camel riding and in the evening climb up to the peak of the singing dune to enjoy sunset and an amazing panoramic view of the surrounding oasis and here we will spend two nights.
Overnight in ger camp/BLD/
DAY 11. TO BAYAN ZAG/FLAMMING CLIFFS/
Travel to "The Flaming Cliffs or Bayan Zag – saxaul forest lies around 90 km from the Gobi Three Beauties National Park. The place became famous with its first scientifically recognized dinosaur fossilized eggs in the world and some different species of dinosaur skeletons were discovered by Roy Andrew Chapman American explorer in 1923. Activities: hiking through saxaul forest, enjoy sunset, explore ancient sea bed. Overnight in tourist camp/BLD/
DAY 12. TO YOLYN AM/VULTURE’S VALLEY/
Drive to the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park and visit Vulture’s Valley or Yolyn am, a deep and narrow gorge with steep rock walls situated within The Gobi Three Beauties mount range in southern Mongolia. The valley is named after vulture, which is called Yol in Mongolian. The gorge is also called as ice canyon. The thickness of ice field reaches over 3 meters deep by the end of winter, and is several kilometers long. Activities: hiking, explore ice field and view wild animals, visit south gobi museum.
Stay overnight in ger camp/BLD/
DAY 13. TO TSAGAAN SUVARGE/WHITE CANYON/
Drive to Tsagaan Suvarga/white canyon/, located in ulziit village of middle gobi province. It is interesting to see the sheer slope, facing east, which looks like the ruins of the ancient city from a distance. Over thousands of years the wind has created this amazing structure. It is an ancient seabed with sedimentary structure created by million years and the different colors of the ground represent different times. Activities: hiking, enjoy the stunning view of colorful fissures. Overnight in nomadic ger camp/BLD/
DAY 14. DRIVE BACK TO ULAANBAATOR CITY AND TRANSFERRED TO ACCOMMODATION
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