9DAYS NIGHT SKY-STARGAZING IN THE WIDE OPEN STEPPE, EXPLORE SEMI GOBI DESERT, GREAT WHITE LAKE, DISCOVER LAKE KHUVSGUL, ENJOY TSENKHER HOT SPRING, VISIT ANCIENT CAPITAL OF KHARKHORIN & EXPLORE AMARBAYASGALANT MONASTERY
Recommended Days: 9days/8nights
Recommended Activities: Experience a Camel & Yak Herder Nomads Traditions & Culture/Sightseeing/Discover Lake Khuvsgul & Great White Lake/Semi Gobi/Relax & Enjoy Hot Spring/Visit Erdene-Zuu Temple Museum/Explore Amarbayasgalant Monastery
Transport Type: by Russian Van (4WD)
Total Driving km: 2700kms
Tour Date: Depart daily from May – October*
Trip Code: Central+North
Day 1. Welcome to Meet Our Team / Travel to Semi Gobi Desert
Today, we will start our journey and drive to Semi-Desert, a unique combination a spectacular of Gobi Sand Dunes and granite beautiful mountains. We have an opportunity stay with a nomadic herdsman’s family to experience the nomadic way of life. Overnight will stay with a nomadic family in Ger.
Day 2. Excursion around Ancient Capital of Kharkhorin / Continue to travel to Tsenkher Hot Spring
After morning breakfast, we will set off again by 4WD and before the last day of our journey is dedicated to visiting the Erdene Zuu Monastery in Kharkhorin, which was the ancient capital city of Mongolia in the 13th century for about 30 years, located in northwestern part of Uvurkhangai province. The Erdene Zuu monastery is the oldest surviving Buddhist monastery in Mongolia, it was built in 1586 by Abtai Sain Khan. However, after the fall of communism in Mongolia in 1990, the monastery was turned over to the lamas again and became a place of worship. After sightseeing, we continue to drive to the Tsenkher Hot Spring. The hot springs emerge from the ground at 87 degrees Celsius and purposes medical treatment of joint and dermatology. Overnight will stay with a tourist Ger camp.
Day 3. Explore to Great White Lake / On the way, explore Khorgo Volcano Mountain
After morning breakfast, we will set off again by 4WD and drive to the great white Lake and Khorgo Volcano mountain. On the way we stop at Khorgo Inactive Volcano Mountain, walking up to the top of the volcano 400m, where we will see the stunning view and refreshing up. Reaching our destination, the whole area of the Lake is the beautiful picturesque place. Overnight will stay with a nomadic family in Ger.
Day 4. Traveling from Central heading to the North / Reaching to Murun city
After an early morning breakfast, we will set off again by 4WD and will have long way driving to the Murun capital of Khuvsgul province, on the way we will enjoy our day and passing by several high mountain passes. Overnight will spend an open air in a tent outside of Murun city.
Day 5. The route to Lake Khuvsgul
After an early morning breakfast, we will set off again by 4DW and drive to the Lake Khuvsgul. On the way, we will enjoy our lunch an open air. We will continue our picturesque journey drive to Lake Khuvsgul, second largest freshwater lake in Central Asia with over one percent of the world’s freshwater and a maximum depth of 262m. Overnight will stay with a nomadic yak herder family in Ger.
Day 6. Explore Lake Khuvsgul / Horseback Riding
After relaxing morning breakfast, we will meet our local horse guide. You will be briefed by the horse guide about the rules for horse riding and sightseeing opportunities in the area. We will make a horseback riding trip alongside the shore lake and the surrounding with forest mountains to have a better look of the beautiful Blue Pearl Lake Khuvsgul. Overnight will stay with a same nomadic yak herder family in Ger.
Day 7. Travel to Uran Togoo Old Volcano Mountain
Today, we will have a full day driving to the Uran Togoo volcano mountain and hiking to the one of the oldest Volcano Mountain. Up there we will have a stunning view. Overnight will spend an open air in a tent.
Day 8. Travel to Amarbayasgalant Buddhist Monastery
Enjoy our morning breakfast at our camping spot we will drive to the Amarbayasgalant monastery. Amarbayasgalant, one of the most well-known and largest of Mongolia, is located in the beautiful Iven Gol River Valley. The beauty, decorations, and construction of the monastery have made it one of the most magnificent architectural monuments not only in Mongolia. The monastery was established by order of Manju emperor Enkh-Amgalan Khan, to cherish and give respect to the Undur Gegeen Zanabazar, his skills, wisdom, intellect, and accomplishments. Overnight will stay with a nomadic family in Ger.
Day 9. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar
After morning breakfast, we will head back to Ulaanbaatar, on the way we will enjoy our lunch. Afterward, you will transfer to your accommodation in Ulaanbaatar and end our memorable journey.
THIS TOUR PRICE GUARANTEED 9 DAYS FOR 2-3 PAYING MEMBERS
The tour price includes the following services
• Accommodation during the trip
• 5 Nights Nomadic Family (shared in traditional Ger)
• 1 Night Tourist Camp at Tsenkher Hot Spring (shared in traditional Ger)
• 2 Nights Wild Camping (shared in Tent)
• Driver + 4WD Vehicle + All Petrol
• English speaking Tour Guide
• Our own cooking meals for daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
• Catering for Vegetarian Food (on your request)
• Mongolian Barbeque Steamed & Grilled with Super Hot Stones
• Water during safari
• All entrance fees & Sightseeing as listed in itinerary
• National Park fees
• Private Camel & Horse Riding with local Guide
• Camping equipment
The tour price exclusive the following services
• International Airfare & Train tickets
• Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
• Personal expenses
• Optional activities and additional costs
• Toiletry (toilet paper, wet tissue)
• Soft drink & Sweet bars (available to purchase)
• Toiletry (toilet paper, wet tissue)
• Travel & Medical Insurance
• Vaccination charges