KHOVSGUL LAKE-BLUE PEARL OF MONGOLIA
  • Price from: 1300USD

    /per person based on 2 people/

  • Duration: 8 days/7 nights
  • Availability: 2019 Jun 04

Trip Summary:

The tour takes 8 days to the Northern Mongolia for Khovsgol Lake; the second largest freshwater lake in Central Asia, behind its sister Baikal in Siberia. At an elevation of 1645 m above sea level, forests, alpine, meadows and snowcapped peaks make stunning backdrop to the lake’ waters. It is one of the most beautiful and scenic spots in Mongolia, where steppes all form a rich ecosystem and diverse wildlife habitats. Also, visit Tsaatan minority who live in huts and reindeer herding. 

During this trip, you will also enjoy visiting the most visited Terelj National Park and famous Genghis Khan’s statue complex, which is currently the biggest (40m high) equestrian statue in the world.

BRIEF ITINERARY:

Day

Today’s Programs

Meals

Accomodation

Day 01

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

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Hotel***

Day 02

Flight to Murun town drive to Khatgal village

B, L, D

Ger camp

Day 03

Full day at Khovsgol Lake

B, L, D

Ger camp

Day 04

Full day at Khovsgol Lake

B, L, D

Ger camp

Day 05

Full day at Khovsgol Lake

B, L, D

Ger camp

Day 06

Flight back to Ulaanbaatar & Terelj National Park

B, L,D

Ger camp

Day 07

Genghis khan statue complex- Ulaanbaaatar & half day city tour

B, L, D

Hotel***

Day 08

Departure

B

 

 

DETAILED ITINERARY:

Day 01 Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

On arrival at Genghis Khaan International Airport then we transfer to the Hotel to freshen up and you may need some time to relax from the long –distance flight or possibly from jet lag 

Accommodation: Hotel 3*, and Meals: No meals on this day.

Day 02 Flight to Lake Khuvsgul, Northern Mongolia

Eraly morning flight to Murun, the capital of Khuvsgul aimag Northern Province, drive to the Lake Khuvsgul NP with its surrounding scenery of Alpine mountain forests, rivers, and lush pastures and known as “Blue Pearl”. Lunch and check-in at the Ger camp, free afternoon, explore the surrounding lakeside area. The Lake water is crystal clear blue, so that you can see bottom of lake when you are sailing and this lake is surrounded by deep forest and magnificent mountains.

Accommodation: Ger camp. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Total distance: 110km, driving for ~2.5hrs. 

Day 03-05 Full day at Khovsgol Lake

Lake Khuvsgul is the second largest freshwater lake in Central Asia, behind its sister Baikal in Siberia. At an elevation of 1645 m above sea level, forests, alpine, meadows and snowcapped peaks make stunning backdrop to the lake’ waters. Lake Khuvsgul has been protected as a National Park since 1986, although traditional herders in the area continue to herd sheep and yaks by the lake.  Khovsgol province is home to the southernmost indigenous reindeer herding people (Tsaatan) in the world. Reindeer herders practice shamanism and live in teepees.  They are the last reindeer herders who survived for thousands of years inhabiting the remotest subarctic taiga, moving between 5 and 10 times a year. From our comfortable lakeside ger camp we spend the next few days on relatively free program of activities – hiking, horse riding, visiting local herding families, kayaking or just enjoy at wild life nature to take photos. It is possible that we have luck of fishing at Eg river.  

Day 06 Goodbye pearl of Mongolia – Terelj NP

After breakfast we start our journey back to Murun town to catch the flight to Ulaanbaatar. Upon arrival in the city, drive to Terelj National Park, which is one of the most visited national park in Mongolia.  

Light lunch at Ger camp is set in a beautiful location amongst towering rock pillars and forests of Siberian Larch. We will take short drive to see Turtle Rock - interesting rock formation looking like a turtle and visit Ariyabal meditation temple - surrounded by scenic mountains with massive rock formations and sits at top of the mountain. From the top, you can enjoy the breathtaking view overlooking the Terelj National Park.

Accommodation: Ger camp Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Total distance: 76km, driving for ~2.5hrs.  

Day 07 Genghis Khaan Statue Complex - Ulaanbaatar

Today we start short drive to “Genghis Khan Statue Complex” which is currently the biggest (40m high) equestrian statue in the world. We visit museum and see the biggest traditional boots in the world, Golden whip eagle also take Panoramical sightseeing on horse back.

Upon arrival city, start our city tour, first visit to Sukhbaatar square which lies at the heart of the city surrounded by important buildings such as government palace, banks and theaters and post office. There is an equestrian statue of Sukhbaatar and a massive Bronze statue of Genghis khan with his four warriors in front of Parliament House.

Lunch at Modern Nomads restaurant, Continue to visit Museum of Mongolian National History – the museum covers a broad cross-section of Mongolia’s history ancient and recentn and some fascinating exhibits.   

We will visit Zaisan Memorial Hill is located in the south side of Ulaanbaatar City, it is a best view of the city and surrounding hills.

This evening we will enjoy a performance of traditional Mongolian song and dance “Wonders of Mongolia” folklore show by famous Tumen-Ekh ensemble. The most interesting performances are the throat singing, contortionists and Tsam dancers, Khoomii ot throat singing is a musical art delivered with the help of a guttural voice and specific way of breathing. This is one of the most successful folk art groups to share traditional Mongolian music with the world.

Accommodation: Hotel 3*, Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 08 Departure  

As your memorable trip comes to end, transfer to airport for your flight to your next destination or home.

Price: from 1300 USD /per person based on 2 people/ 

Possible to customize and choose own dates for private tour!

Included services: 

  • Trained English speaking guide
  • Domestic airfares+ included all tax, free luggage allowance is 15kg
  • 2 nights -comfortable 3* hotel in the city – based on twin/double
  • 5 nights-ger camp accommodation in countryside (per itinerary)
  • National Park and Cultural sight entrance fees according to the itinerary
  • Private transfers - 4WD Japanese minivans + Experienced driver
  • All meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Complimentary drink water
  • Visa support invitation letter where applicable

Excluded services:

  • International Airfare/Train tickets & Travel Insurances
  • Items of personal nature, drinks bill
  • Tips and gratuities


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