Explore the Beauty of Northern Mongolia - 10 Day Tour

Route: Hovkhgol province, Arkhangai province, Uvurkhangai province

• Tour highlights: Khuvsgul Lake and Reindeer people – White Lake- Amarbayasgalant monastery, hot spring, horse and camel ride

• Available: Available throughout the year

• Length of tour: 9 nights / 10 days

• Travel style: Classic

The largest freshwater lake in the northern part - Khuvsgul becomes the eye-catching ornament in the landlocked Mongolia. It is named as Mongolian Switzerland as well as Blue Pearl among the locals. For the living of local ethnic group in this part of Mongolia, Reindeers are used for riding and the Nomadic tips are used for living.

Day1. Going to Amarbayasgalant Monastery

Ulan Bator – Amarbayasgalant 350km 

We take the road towards Amarbayasgalant Monastery. It's the most important monastery of Mongolia it was built in the 18th century in the memory of the first Bogd Gegeen Zanabazar who was at the head of the Mongolian religion. Located North of the province of Selenge, the monastery enjoys exceptional surroundings.

Stay overnight: Nomadic family’s ger or tourist ger camp

Day2 . Going to the natural park of extinct volcanos

Amarbayasgalant – Uran Togoo National Park 220km

Visit of Amarbayasgalant Monastery.

We cut across wheat fields and large cultures and reach Erdenet. It's one of the most important economic centers of the country. It has one of the largest open-air mines of the world (copper mine).

Journey to the Uran Togoo National Park.

Stay overnight: tent camping or tourist ger camp

Day 3-4. Khovsgol, little Mongolian Switzerland

Uran Togoo – Khovsgol lake 380km

Day 3

We arrive at Lake Khövsgöl, one of the natural wonders of the world. This mountain covers an area of 2760 square kilometers, and its water is so pure that we can drink it! It's surrounded by many peaks culminating at more than 2000 meters and covered with forests of pines and lush meadows where yaks and horses graze!

Day 4

We will hike or horse ride today. we discover this land of nomadism. In the heart of summer, the area is flowered and we will move literally on a carpet of edelweiss, while at West, we will see on the opposite bank the peaks culminating at 3000 meters that bathe in the crystal water of the lake.  

Visit of the Reindeer people – Tsaatan ethnic group

Stay overnight: Nomadic family’s ger or tourist ger camp

Day 5. Let's go for the central steppes

Jankhai – Moron 145km

Visit of the site containing several deer stones at Uushigiin Övör.

Stop in Mörön to buy fresh supplies at the market.

Moron - Zuun lake 130km

The journey towards the center. The track passes through many passes, we go deeper in remote valleys, and the landscapes quickly change. The passes are more than 2000 meters above the sea level. Landscapes get more and more lovely and photo opportunities more and more numerous.

Stay overnight: tent camping or tourist ger camp

Day 6-7. The great white lake of Mongolia

Zuun lake - Terkhiin Tsagaan national park 180km

The road to Khorgo – Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur Natural Park that is located 2060 meters (1,28 mile) above the sea level. This lake, called "the great white lake", and its whole volcanic surroundings, are the emblematic area of the province of Arkhangai. The waters of the lake are full of fish and it's possible to fish if you wish.

Day 7

Hiking along the banks of the lake. We go towards Southeast where Khorgo Volcano reaches its highest point at 2240 meters (1,39 mile). (Easy) the ascent of the volcano. From the top, we enjoy a splendid view of the lake and the surrounding hills. Nearby the volcano, stunning lava flows from an original landscape has never seen up to now.

Stay overnight: Nomadic family’s ger or tourist ger camp

Day 8. Relaxing in Tsenkher hot springs

Terkhiin Tsagaan national park - Tsetserleg

Stop at Tsetserleg, a small lovely village nestled in mountains of larches. We'll buy fresh supplies at the local market and visit Zayan Gegeen Museum.

Arrival at Tsenkher hot springs, where you can lounge in the pools of hot water of the camp.

Day 9  Joys of desert in Khogno Khan

Tsenkher hot spring – Mini Gobi 250km

Arrival in the Khogno Khan National Park.

Pony trek until Erdene Khambiin Monastery. "Monk Erdene's Monastery" dates from 17th century and was built on the mountain. Zanabazar built it in honor of his teacher, monk Erdene.

Visit of the sand dunes of Elsen Tasarkhai. 

Camel ride to sand dunes

Stay overnight: Nomadic family’s ger or tourist camp

Day10. Back to the Mongolian capital

Back to Ulan-Bator. Last herds of wild horses crossing the road outside our dumbfounded eyes, last yurts smoking far away, the steppe will be with us until the last moment. Arrival in town and settling in at your hotel, where you can rest a few moments.

Rest of the day free. With our guide, you can go and shop in the center of the city.

 

 

Discounts: 30% off for children under 2-6 years old

Included

• Transfers upon arrival and departure

• English speaking guide at all times.

• In the countryside, all lodging will be in ger camps and nomadic family’s Ger. 

• All meals are provided as stated in the itinerary.

• Ground transportation: in the countryside by driven 4WD van, bus in the city area.

• Park entrance fees

• Horse and Camel ride 

• Sightseeing as per itinerary

• 1.5 liter of drinking water per day per person

Not included

• Accommodation in a hotel or hostel in Ulaanbaatar

• Hotel extras, such as telephone calls, bar bills, and laundry services

• Travel insurance, medical insurance

• Visa application fees

• Alcoholic beverages

• Personal expenses such as IDD call, the internet, laundry, items of a personal nature

• Gratuity to local guides and drivers

• Airfare or train ticket

• Airport taxes, excess baggage charges (over 44pound / 20kilo)

• Changes of arrival/departure flights

• Additional services

• Any charges of major force beyond our control (e.g. imposition, quarantine restrictions, etc…)

Packing list

This is a suggested packing list, which you should feel free to adjust to suit your needs. Please refer to our travel guide for more detailed information. 

 

• Backpack or soft bag

• Waterproof bag cover

• Daypack

• Headlamp/flashlight

• Spare batteries/bulb

• Personal medications

• Waterproof hiking boots

• Waterproof jacket with hood

• Waterproof over pants

• Fleece jacket or wool jumper

• Cotton t-shirts

• Long sleeve shirts

• Lightweight trousers

• Shorts

• Socks

• Underwear

• Sun hat

• Sandals

• Sunglasses

• Sun cream

• Insect repellent

• Resealing (Ziploc) plastic bags

• Binoculars/Camera

• Watch/ alarm clock

• Money belt/ pouch

• Insurance confirmation copy

• Emergency contact number

 

Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch/Dinner
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Entrance fees (i.e. parks, events)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Accommodation (Hotel)
Transport: Bus/Minibus
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