Adventures of Mongolia BF01

16 Days From £0 (2,690 USD)

Join us as we explore the Central and Southern part of Mongolia, highlights include Karakorum, Gobi Desert, flaming cliffs, Earth stone and visiting nomad families.

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Travel Style: Private Tour
Start Location: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
End Location: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Accommodation: Hotels and Gers
Period: June - October
Difficulty: Suitable For Most Travellers

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Years In Business: 1

Tour Highlights

Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake, , Volcano, Tsenher hot spa, Tuwkhun monastery, Karakorum, Erdene zuu monastery Gobi Desert, flaming cliffs, Great Khongor Sand dune, Earth stone, and visit nomad families and much more!

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
-Shared accommodation in ger camp
-All meals as listed in itinerary
-All entrance fees
-Sightseeing as per itinerary
-Accommodation in 4 stars hotel in Ulaanbaatar (twin -standard room double occupancy)
-Transportations by 4WD vehicles
-English speaking guide (other language guide on request)
-Daily supply of bottled water, Domestic Flight

Excludes
-International airfare
-Travel insurance
-Beverages
-Optional activity cost
-Excess baggage charge
-Single room supplement
-Any additional things which are not mentioned above

Prices per person, based on 2 people traveling - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. Ulaanbaatar (City tour) Arrive in Ulaanbaatar the capital of Mongolia. Depending on time of arrival and transfer to hotel and after breakfast you will enjoy city tour including: Gandan monastery and visit to the biggest square Sukhbaatar which is located in the center point of Ulaanbaatar. Have lunch in Mongolian Traditional Restaurant. After that, visit to Natural History Museum which is famous for its authentic dinosaur skeletons and fossils (Bogd khan palace museum) and visit Zaisan memorial hill to view of whole city from there. Welcome dinner at restaurant and stay overnight in hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 02. Ulaanbaatar to Amarbayasgalant monastery. After breakfast drive to Amarbayasgalant The monastery was established by order of Manju emperor Enkh- Amgalan Khan, to cherish and give respect to the Undur Geghen Zanabazar, his skills, wisdom, intellect and accomplishments.One hundred thousand langs (=3730 kg) of silver from the state fund were used to build a magnificently styled place for Buddha teaching and practice in honor of Zanabazar. After searching for a suitable place, the construction works of the monastery called Amarbayasgalant’, a palace for God `s meditation, began in the year of red horse, 1726, and was completed in the year of red dragon, 1736. Out of deep respect the monastery was then offered to the Undur Geghen. Late in the afternoon visit with monastery which is located in Selenge province, northwest of Mongolia, the biggest monastery in Mongolia after Erdene zuu monastery. Stay overnight in ger at the tourist camp. (Ger means Mongolian traditional felt accommodation). (B, L, D)
Day 03. Amarbayasgalant monastery to Ugii Lake. In the morning drive to Ugii Lake. On the way we will be visiting two monuments of Turkish and about 60 kilometers from the imperial town of Karakorin. There are two important monoliths located near another one. The first monument is dedicated to the Turkish prince Kul-Tegin (638-731), and the other to his brother Bilge-Khan (716-734). In the afternoon take some rest and short hiking by lakeshore. Stay overnight in ger at tourist camp. (B, L, D)
Day 04. Ugii Lake to Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake. We travel to Terkhiin Tsagaan National Park and Khorgo volcano. The lake, birdlife and mountains are now protected within the 77,267 hectare Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park. The lake, which was formed by lava flows from a volcanic eruption many mil¬lennia ago, is excellent for swimming, though a bit cold in the morning - try the late afternoon, after the sun has warmed it. There is a horse trips and trekking is available to Khorgo Volcano and trekking. Stay overnight in ger at the tourist camp. (B, L, D)
Day 05. Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake to Tsenkher Hot Spring. In the morning, we will drive to Tsenkher hot spring. On the way we will make a short stop in Tsetserleg capital of Arkhangai visit Zaya Gegeenii huree museum and then continue drive to lake. Stay overnight in ger at the tourist camp. (B, L, D)
Day 06. Exploring Tsenkher Hot Spring. This day you will have opportunity to ride horse and trekking for exploring and taking pictures of flora and fauna of this area. For whole days have hot spa bathing. Stay overnight in ger at the tourist camp. (B, L, D)
Day 07. Tsenkher Hot Spring to Tuvkhun Monastery (Talbiun). Today we travel through semi arid steppe to reach Tuwkhun monastery which is founded by Zanabazar. This attractive landscape is registered as WORLD HERITAGE PLACE from UNESCO. Stay overnight in ger at the tourist camp. (B, L, D)
Day 08. Tuvkhun Monastery (Talbiun) to Karakorum (Erdenezuu monastery). Early morning drive to Karakorum and arrive late afternoon, on the way picnic. Ancient capital of Mongolia Karakorum city was located on the right bank of Orkhon River and on the north-eastern slopes of the Khangai Mountain and founded by Chinggis khan in 1220, was not only the capital of the vast Mongolian Empire but the epicentre of trade along the Silk Road. At that time the inhabitants of city were mostly Merchants craftsmen who came to karakorum from all over the world. Khubilai khan moved to the capital of the Mongolian Empire to China, establishing the Yuan Dynasty, began losing its importance. In 1379 much of the city was badly damaged during an attack by the army of the Min Dynasty. Stay overnight in ger at the tourist camp. (B, L, D) Erdene Zuu monastery. Erdene zuu monastery was built by Avtai Sain Khan on the ruin of the Mongolian capital Karakorum in 1586. It was the first great Buddhist Monastery of Mongolia. It is part of the World Heritage Site entitled Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape. Stones from the ruins of Karakorum were used in construction. It is surrounded by a wall featuring 108 stupas, 108 being a sacred number in Buddhism, and the number of beads in a Buddhist rosary. The monastery was damaged by warfare in the 1680s, but was rebuilt in the 18th century and by 1872 had a full 62 temples inside. The Erdene Zuu Monastery was taken to state protection and became museum in 1944.
Day 09. Karakorum (Erdenezuu monastery) to Ongi temple. Drive to Ongi temple. The ruins of Ongi Temple are found in Saikhan Ovoo soum of Dundgobi (Middle Gobi) province. It used to be a big Buddhist monastery compound built by Bari Yonzon Khamba at the bank of Ongi River. Transfer to the camp before the lunch. Visit the ruins of temple also there is small ger museum signifies ancient things. Dinner and stay overnight in ger at tourist camp. (B, L, D)
Day 10. Ongi temple to Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs). Drive to Bayanzag which is located 20 kilometers far from Bulgan soum, where 70 million years ago a lot of Paleontological findings have been discovered. The place is known as Flaming Cliffs so named by Roy Chapman Andrews American explorer who had visited Mongolia in 1922. During two years he searched through the Mongolian Gobi Desert and he found dinosaur fossils and dinosaur eggs about 10-15 cm from the Bayanzag for the first time in the world. Visiting and exploring native land of dinosaurs and taking some photos for beautiful surroundings. Stay overnight in ger at the tourist camp. (B, L, D)
Day 11. Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs) to Khongor sand dunes (Singing sand dune) Today we will drive to Khongor sand dune which the length of approximately 180 kilometers and 3-15 kilometers wide. From distance it looks like a fin of huge gold fish. Stay overnight in ger at tourist camp. (B, L, D)
Day 12. Camel riding tour to Sand dune. Free day! Visiting camel breeding family to learn about their traditional nomadic lifestyle and take some photo. You have chance for camel riding tour is available at the area nearby the sand dunes. The shifting sand blown by the wind or someone makes sound so it is called Singing Sand Dunes. There is beautiful green oasis known as Seruun bulag near the Khongor River. Return to the camp for lunch and enjoy feeling silence and a peaceful in the beautiful surroundings Gobi Deserts. Dinner and stay overnight in ger at tourist camp. (B, L, D)
Day 13. Khongor sand dunes to Yol Canyon. After breakfast drive to Yol canyon visit to local natural museum before entering to valley. Very wide at the entrance, it narrows gradually into a remarkable gorge. You have a big chance to see wild animals such as ibex and wild sheep of course see the vulture. Visit with such a beautiful gorge that is known as ice waterfall located different part of mountain. Stay overnight in ger at the tourist camp. (B, L, D)
Day 14. Yol Canyon to Baga Gazriin Chuluu (Earth stone). Drive to Middle Gobi is known as Baga Gazriin chuluu (earth stone). You will be reached in the early afternoon, lunch at the camp. There are some interesting granite rock formations, also there eye spa which supposed to be good for sights. There is ruin of ancient small temple, located middle of the rock. Stay overnight in ger at the tourist camp. (B, L, D)
Day 15. Baga Gazriin Chuluu (Earth stone) to Ulaanbaatar. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to the hotel and lunch at the finest restaurant in Ulaanbaatar. In the afternoon free time do shopping for cashmere shop, souvenir shop and State Department Store. Enjoy watch national folklore performance by .Tumen Ekh. national song, throat singing, tsam mask dance and so on. A farewell dinner and stay overnight in hotel.
Day 16. Departure. Check out from the hotel and transfer to the .Chinggis Khan. International airport or train station for departure.