Tailor-made Tours & Small Group Travel to Mongolia

Splendid Mongolia (19 days / 18 nights)

Region:
Southern, Western, Central and Northern part of Mongolia
Duration:
19 days / 18 nights
Dates:
June 8 -26,
June 14 – July 2,
July 13 – 31,
July 18 – Aug 6 with Rural Naadam Festival,
Aug 15 - Sep 2
Note:
You can arrange your own trip date (with best rate possible) as you request
Number of travelers:
Min - 2, Max - 18
Price: $3895 for per person
Single supplement: $680

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  • Kharakhorum, site of ancient monasteries and location of the ancient Mongol Empire's capital
  • Magnificent Statue of Chinggis khan
  • Observing Wild Horses (Przewalski Horse)
  • Experience unique lifestyle of Kazakh family
  • Visiting Eagle hunting Family
  • Explore colorful embroidery and textiles, and their gers
  • Flaming Cliffs in the Gobi, where Roy Chapman Andrews discovered the first dinosaur eggs the world had ever seen
  • Discover the site of the Khavtsgait Petroglyphs
  • Ride camels and walk along Mongolia’s largest sand dunes at Khongor sand Dune
  • Stay in local Ger camps
  • Pristine Khuvsgul lake and visiting reindeer family
  • Enjoy the hospitality of the local people by visiting a family ‘ger’
  • Explore Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park
  • Explore the capital Ulaanbaatar and the Gandan Monastery

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Upon arrival at Genghis Khan International Airport, you are met by our tour guide and transferred to the hotel in the city center.
Rest of the day is for rest and to recover jet lag and travel fatigue.

Overnight 4* hotel
Meals: Dinner

Cultural Tour of Ulaanbaatar

The first stop is at Sukhbaatar Square, which is the central square named after the revolutionary hero of 1921 Damdiny Sukhbaatar whom declared independence from China. You will visit the Gandan Monastery that is the largest and most famous functioning monastery in Mongolia; here you may experience the monks in worship and see the impressive Golden Buddha Statue of Migjid Janraisig. Time permitting you can visit the Natural History Museum which is famous for its authentic dinosaur skeletons and also visit the Zaisan memorial hill to get a fantastic view of whole city. You will have a welcome dinner at local restaurant.

Overnight 4* hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Fly to the Gobi Desert (1.2 hours) and then drive to Yol Valley and Gurvansaikhan National Park

This morning we fly over vast steppe to the Gobi, Mongolia’s southernmost province of semi-arid desert. Meet your local guide and driver and then transfer by4WD vehicle to the Yol Valley in Gurvansaikhan National Park, situated in the lap ofAltai Mountains. On the way to our lodge, we stop to visit the local Natural History Museum for an insight to the flora and fauna of the area. The next three days will be well spent exploring the vast Gobi-the habitat of the Bactrian Camels, Argali mountain sheep, Golden Eagles, Jerboas that resembles the Kangaroo rats, Saker Falcons etc. We may also take a scenic hike through the valley to discover the habitat of indigenous vulture-like lammergeyers, Altai snow cocks, ibex, yaks, and Argali mountain sheep.

Overnight in Ger Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Yol Valley to Hongoryn Els

After breakfast, take in the stunning scenery of the Gobi-Altai Mountain range as you transfer to the towering sand dunes of Khongoryn Els, home to the ‘Singing Sands’. These spectacular dunes got their name from the noise made by the shifting sand in the wind. Feel the breeze in your hair as you ride a camel across the dunes before returning to the ger camp. Isolated from the rest of the country, the Singing Sands are the best keptsecret for thousand years in the history of Mongolia.

Overnight in Ger Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Khongor sand dunes

Today we will have a full day exploring the sand dunes and rest after the long drive. The dunes seem to stretch on forever like a soft ribbon of sand draped over the desert. The shifting sand blown by the wind or someone makes sound so it is called Singing Sand Dunes. There is a 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.

Overnight in Ger Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Khongor Sand Dune to the Flaming Cliffs

Following breakfast, we drive to Bayanzag. After lunch and some rest, we drive to Bayan Zag, popularly called as “The Flaming Cliffs” for its glowing orange rock. It was here, in 1922, that Dr. This area got international name as Roy Chapman Andrews and his exploration team from the American Museum of Natural History discovered the first nest of dinosaur eggs here. The area is haven for the natural history scientists as the area is rich in dinosaur fossils.

Overnight in Ger Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day trip to Khavtsgait Petroglyphs

In the morning we drive to the site of the Khavtsgait Petroglyphs. The KhavtsgaitPetroglyphs from the Bronze Age (4000-3000 BC) are beautifully carved on many rockson the top of a sacred mountain. It is easy to find the rock paintings there because theyare spread on rocks all around. The area is very rocky and can be slippery to climb, butby carefully following a path up the mountain, you can reach the top to see thesebeautiful rock paintings.
The petroglyphs were carved and painted with motifs consisting of animals,hunting scenes and weapons. They depict various animals related to everyday life ofancient people including deer, bears, wolves and hunters, and wolves with livestock.Other paintings depict more domestic scenes of yaks pulling carts, the wheels and horsesflattened sideways like hieroglyphs, and herders on horseback. The engravings vary insize, ranging from two-centimeters to the real life size of horses.

Overnight in ger camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Return to Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, we return to Muron for our afternoon flight to Ulaanbaatar. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel in the city and rest of the day is open for you to pursue your own interest.

Overnight in 4* hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

To Lake Khovsgul in the North

1.2 hours flight to Muron and 3 hrs drive to the Lake Khovsgul
Following breakfast, we are transferred to the airport for flight to Muron in the north. Muron is the headquarter of the Khovsgul Province. We meet our local guideat the airport and then we drive by 4WD vehicle through the vast Mongolian steppe into the forested mountains and finally we arrive at the Lake Khovsgul-Mongolia's largest lake. The lake, also known as the "Dark Blue Pearl" of Mongolia is situated amidst the pristine nature with beautiful forests, mountains and meadows and abundant with bird species and orchids.

Overnight in Ger Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Discover Khuvsgul National park

During whole lovely day, you will have an opportunity to ride reindeer and observe them. We spend the next two days in walking, hiking, horseback riding in the environs of the lake and thenearby mountains and visiting the local nomadic families. Optional boating trip isavailable on request. Khuvsgul Lake is reckoned among the purest fresh water lakes in the world. Its surroundings right outof a fairytale. Khuvsgul Lake is the second deepest lake in Central Asia and contains 60% as muchwater as Lake Baikal. Depth of Khuvsgul Lake is 262 meters and 136 kilometers long.
Walking and hiking in the lake shores, Horse riding trek near the lake, visiting yak breeding family and experience their unique lifestyle

Overnight in Ger Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Back to Ulaanbaatar

Following breakfast, transfer back to the airport and fly to Ulaanbaatar. Rest of the day is open for you to pursue your own interest.

Overnight in 4* hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Flight from Ulaanbaatar to Ulgii

Transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Ulgii (2.5 hours), capital of Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia’s westernmost province. If the time permits, we will visit Ulgii town to explore local market.

Overnight in local hotel or ger camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Explore Ulgii Town and Visiting Museum

Ulgii (or Ölgii) is the capital of the Bayan-Ölgii Aimag (province) located in the extreme west of the country. It has an altitude of about 5,600 feet and population of about 29,000. It is the largest town in the area. It is the center of the predominately Kazakh region of Mongolia. The isolation of the Altai Mountains has preserved the language and traditions of the Kazakhs, who live amongst some of the most spectacular scenery in Mongolia. We will visit Kazakh families in their settlement. Their Gers are slightly larger than Mongolian Gers, and are decorated with brightly colored rugs. We will enjoy their hospitality and friendliness and learn more in deep about their culture. You will see their traditional technology to make colorful rug.
A visit to the well regarded provincial museum should provide a good overview of the Muslim culture of Western Mongolia that differs so much from most of Mongolia.

Overnight in local hotel or Ger Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Visiting Eagle Hunting Family and explore their unique lifestyle

We will be visiting some of the nomads of the area and experiencing their unique lifestyle.
Kazakh craftswomen are renowned for their colorful embroidery and textiles, and their gers are beautifully decorated. Handcrafted felt carpets line the floor, and delicately embroidered tapestries adorn the walls of their homes, with each design unique to a particular family. After meeting a Kazakh, you will be impressed by the generous hospitality expressed through expansive meals with many dishes and countless cups of milk tea and sweets.

Overnight in local hotel or Ger Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Flight back to Ulaanbaatar, Terelj National Park

Following an early morning breakfast, we are transferred to the Dalanzadgad Airport. We bid farewell to our drivers and fly to Ulaanbaatar where we meet our local transport and then we are transferred to Gorkhi Terelj National Park. Upon arrival at the airport, meet your driver and you are transferred to Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. This unforgettable excursion will take you to features such as unique rock formations, scenic valleys, a winding river, and restful groves of trees. Many nomads live in the park itself, where they find lush grazing land for their animals. You will take a tour in the park and visit the notable rocks called "The Turtle rock", and “Monk reading a book". You will visit the Aryabal meditation center and learn more about Mongolian Buddhism.
On the way, you will take a detour to visit the giant Statue of Chinggis Khan which stands 40m (132 ft) high. The monument is about 33 miles east of Ulaanbaatar and stands at the point where according to the legend, he found a golden whip. The statue is symbolically pointed east towards his birthplace. It is on top of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex, a visitor centre, itself 10 meters (32 ft 10 in) tall, with 36 columns representing the 36 khans from Genghis to Ligdan Khan. It was designed by sculptor D. Erdenebileg and architect J. Enkhjargal and erected in 2008.

Overnight in Ger Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Terelj National Park to Hustai National Park

We will drive to Hustai National Park Hustai National Park is the site of a unique re- introduction scheme of Przewalskii’s horse (Equus przewalskii), called "takhi" by Mongolians. It became extinct in the wild in 1969 and, since 1992, has been successfully re-introduced to Hustai from zoos around the world. This has been an international effort monitored by The Foundation for the Przewalskii Horse, based in the Netherlands and MACNE (Mongolian Association for Conservation of Nature and the Environment). The national park is rolling Steppe Mountains with rather large patches of birch and aspen forests. There are also visible remains of Neolithic graves. In addition, red deer (Cervus elaphus) and wolf (Canis lupus) have increased quite a bit during the last few years, as well as Mongolian gazelle. Species present in Hustai but usually not seen include Lynx, Argali Sheep and Roe Deer. The Hustai National Park in Mongolia is world famous for the successful reintroduction of the Prezwalski horse.
Upon arrival in Hustai, we check in our ger camp. After wash and change, we will take jeep ride in the park. Usually we are able to see the herds of wild horses grazing in the grasslands of the parks and other wild animals.

Overnight in Ger Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Drive to Karakorum, Erdene Zuu monastery

After breakfast at our camp, we head further west to Karakorum (Locally called Kharahhorin or Harhorin), the symbolic ruins of the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire.
On the way, you may stop for an optional camel ride in the sand dunes. Mounted on the double hump camel, you can wander about the sand dunes and visit the nomadic camps in the area.
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 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.
Next, we will visit the Karakorum Museum and see the Great Mongol state period, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Ancient state period halls.

Overnight in Ger Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Back to Ulaanbaatar

In the morning, we drive back to Ulaanbaatar. En route to the hotel, we may visit the Bogdo Khaan Winter Palace Museum. The Bogdo Khaan Winter Palace is the home of the last Mongolian King, Javzun Damba Khutagt VII. The museum contains a number of Buddhist artworks and the private collection of Bogdo Khaan, composed of gifts from rulers and kings from all over the world. The artworks displayed here were made by the top Mongolian, Tibetan, and Chinese master-sculptors of the 18th and 19th centuries and represent the gods of the Buddhist pantheon. In the evening you can enjoy a farewell dinner and attend the local folklore dance shows.

Overnight in 4* hotel
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Depart Mongolia

Transfer to the airport for flight to next destination.

Price: $3895 for per person
Single supplement: $680
IncludedNot included
Private ger for every 2 people in Ger campInternational airfare
All meals as listed in itineraryTravel insurance
All entrance feesBeverages
Sightseeing as per itineraryOptional activity cost
Accommodation in 4 stars hotel in Ulaanbaatar (twin standard room double occupancy)Excess baggage charge
Transportations by 4WD vehiclesSingle room supplement
English speaking guide (other language guide on request)Any additional things which are not mentioned above
Daily supply of bottled water
Cultural Show

All airport transfers and sightseeing will be by private cars, SUVs and mini bus. The arrival and departure transfers will be by Sedan Cars which are usually Japanese made Toyota or Honda cars. Sightseeing within Ulaanbaatar will be by an air conditioned minibus. Outside Ulaanbaatar, we provide 4WD Land cruisers or SUVs. There will be 3 to 4 travelers seated in a 4WD vehicle.

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Hello Soyoloo

Just want to thank you for your wonderful hospitality and expert tour guiding during our trip to Mongolia. We loved visiting the Husai National Park and exploring the city of Ulaanbaatar. Our favorite part of the trip was seeing the beautiful countryside and encountering wild horses, camels and eagles. Thank you so much for showing us around and making sure our trip was a success. We also enjoyed our driver, Zoloo. Look forward to planning our next adventure with you.

Best,
Lisa Berkman
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