MONGOLIA PANORAMA
  • Price from: 1895USD

    per person based on 2 people

  • Duration: 10days / 9nights
  • Availability: 2021 Sep 07

Trip summary: 

Mongolia is known for many things – wide – open skies, Genghis Khan, Gobi Desert and more.

This journey takes 9 days and our route takes us to the most popular travel destinations including the clearest & beautiful Khovsgul Lake (136 km long, 36 km wide 262 meters deep), visit to the most interesting National Parks and much more!.

Gobi Desert –ancient home land of Dinosaur, Singing Dunes, through the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park. Gobi Gurvan Saikhan means Three Beauties of the Gobi and this range marks the eastern end of Gobi Altai mountain range, past Yulture’s Gorge, “Flaming cliff” of Bayanzag 

Terelj National Park, which is one of the most visited national parks in Mongolia. The National Park is by its natural beauty, forested alpine mountains and interesting rock formations (Massive woolsack weather conditions) very well known. 

Relaxing in wild nature and explore nomadic life style... driving, walking, horse and camel riding, climbing to sand dunes are the main activities.

Brief Itinerary:

Day

Activities

Meals

Accommodation

Day 01

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, transfer to Hotel

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HOTEL***

Day 02

Flight to Northern Mongolia –Khovsgol Lake

B , L, D

Ger camp

Day 03

Full day at the Lake

B, L, D

Ger camp

Day 04

Flight back to Ulaanbaatar-Terelj National Park

B, L, D

Ger camp

Day 05

Genghis statue complex -Ulaanbaatar

B, L, D 

HOTEL***

Day 06

Fly to Gobi Desert- Bayanzag flaming cliffs

B, L, D

Ger camp

Day 07

Khongor - the biggest sand dune in the Gobi

B, L, D

Ger camp

Day 08

Yol Valley – Dungenee canyon

B, L, D

Ger camp

Day 09

Fljght to UB- Highlights of city tour

B, L, D

HOTEL***

Day 10

Departure

 

 

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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*. Meals: not included on this day

Day 2:  Huvsgul Lake – Blue pearl of Mongolia

We start in the morning with flight to Khuvsgul, Murun town, then transfer by jeep Khovsgul Lake and National Park with its surrounding scenery of alpine mountain forests, rivers and lush pastures. At an elevation of 1645m above sea level, alpine meadows and snow capped peaks make a stunning backdrop to the lakes’ waters. Lake Huvsgul has been protected as a National Park since 1986, although traditional herders in the area continue to herd sheep and yaks by the lake.  We arrive by the Lake before lunch and check-in at the ger camp, we will explore the National Park and relaxing free time offers us the opportunity to explore the surroundings, hiking in the surrounding hills, swimming in the lake and enjoy the natural beauty of the region. 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: Murun to Khovsgul Lake 120km - driving for- 2hrs

Day 3: Full day at Khovsgol Lake

Lake Huvsgul is the second largest freshwater lake in Asia, behind its sister Lake Baikal in Siberia.   

After lunch you can saddle our horses to explore the National Park, and meet a reindeer herder family.  We will meet reindeer herders and explore their life style, custom and sacraments. 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.

In the afternoon is free time and from our comfortable lakeside ger camp we spend the days on a relatively free program of activities – hiking up lakeside mountains such as Mt. Ih Uul, horse trekking to visit local herding families and camps of Reindeer herders, boating and fishing or just relaxing at camp. Also you can ride motor-boat around the lake.

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

Day 4: Flight to Ulaanbaatar –-Terelj National Park trip

Today we say goodbye to our lakeside paradise before taking the morning flight to Ulaanbaatar.

Upon arrival in the city, drive continues to Terelj – the most and interesting National Park. Lush alpine pastures and forests of larch and pine make for a peaceful and relaxing setting. It makes an ideal base to explore the surrounding area. Our ger camp is set in a beautiful location amongst towering pock pillars and forests of Siberian Larch.

After lunch visit to Turtle Rock formation – the symbol of the National Park, then hiking to Ariyabal meditation temple-sits at the top of the mountain. From the top, you can enjoy the breathtaking view overlooking the Terelj National Park. Return to the ger camp dinner and overnight

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

Total distance: Khovsgul Lake to Murun  120km - driving for- 2hrs, UB- Terelj NP -80km

Day 5: Genghis Khan Statue complex- Ulaanbaatar

After light breakfast we drive to Ulaanbaatar . On the way we visit Genghis Khan’s Statue Complex - the biggest (40m tall) equestrian statue in the world. Explore the statue complex, have good panoramic view from top of the statue. Lunch will be at the Genghis Khan statue complex. Return back to Ulaanbaatar Upon we arrive to the city, check –in to the hotel.

This afternoon is free to catch some sightseeing and bargain hunt for souvenirs, Cashmere, leather goods and traditional handicrafts are all good options. Dinner is at “Modern Nomads” international chain restaurant. After dinner, transfer to the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel 3* Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Total distance: 80km, driving for- 2hrs

Day 6: Flight to Gobi Desert –Bayanzag (flaming cliffs)

Early in the morning transfer to the airport for flight to Dalanzadgad wich is a town of South Gobi.

Upon arrival and drive to the Bayanzag known as Flaming cliffs and enjoy the day hiking amongst colourful sands of red, yellow, and orange. Bayanzag is a world-renowned dinosaur fossil exploration site, discovered in the 1920’s by Mongolian and Roy Chapman Andrews American

Paleontologists. After lunch we are free to explore the region and feel like dinosaur hunters because even now many dinosaur fossils remain. As scientists defined it was an inland sea bottom some 200 million years ago. Dinner and overnight ger camp.

Accommodation: Ger camp Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Total distance: 110km, driving for- 2hrs

Day 7: Khongor sand dunes-visit camel breeder family $ camel trek

This morning, we will drive west to the extraordinary sand dunes of Khongoriin Els, Mongolia’s largest sand dunes. The Khongoriin Els stretch for 200km and 12km in width and the highest dunes are 300m high in places. The dunes are known as the “Singing Dunes” due to beautiful sounds created by patterns in the dunes on a windy day. These oases are sanctuaries for birdlife including snow white swans. After lunch and check-in we will take some personal rest and refreshment in the camp.

            In the afternoon we will visit local camel breeding family to experience the Mongolian nomadic lifestyle. Its chance to try drinking Hormog (fermented camel milk).

            The sand dunes are the perfect place for camel riding, which is relatively easy with their gentle gaits and soft comfortable back. Mongolia is home to 2/3 of the two-humped Bactrian camels in the world. The Gobi has 100 000 camels, which we are typically used by herders for transportation of their gers.

            In the evening, we will explore the singing dines and climb to the highest points, opportunity to see the breathtaking view of the surrounding area and amazing sunshine panorama of sand dunes.  

Accommodation: Ger camp Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Total distance: 160km, driving for- 3,5hrs  

Day 8:  Yol Valley, Three beauties of the Gobi National Park 

After breakfast we drive through the Dungenee canyon and Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park reach the Yol valley. Gobi Gurvan Saikhan means Three Beauties of the Gobi. The national Park’s landscape is extremely varied, with rocky and sandy desert plain, precipitous cliffs and ravine, salt pans, and oasis.We visit a spectacular natural sights of this region – Yolyn Am. Yolyn Am means Vulture’s mouth and is a canyon so deep and narrow that even in the height of summer winter ice can remain on the valley floor.

            This region is also renowned for the diversity of its wildlife and many endangered species if you may be lucky enough can be found here, including Khulan, Ibex, Argali grazing high on the cliff walls 

We explore the canyon before transferring to a nearby ger camp for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Ger camp Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Total distance: 190km, driving for- 3,5hrs

Day 9:  Flight back to Ulaanbaatar

This morning we transfer to the airport for the morning flight to Ulaanbaatar, arriving in the city at mid-day. We transfer to the hotel and freshen up before a light lunch.

This afternoon our tour of Ulaanbaatar starts in earnest. we visit to Gandan Monastery, the largest and most famous functioning monastery in Mongolia.  Here we will see the impressive Golden Buddha Statue of Migjid Janraisag and may experience monks in worship. From here we will visit the National History Museum and see sights from Mongolia’s history from pre-historic times the Mongol Empire up until Mongolia’s more recent communist past.

Next stop is Sukhbaatar Square, the town’s central square named after the people’s revolutionary hero. There is an equestrian statue of Sukhbaatar and a massive Bronze statue of Genghis Khan with his four warriors in front of Parliament house.

 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 or 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.

We enjoy a farewell dinner in the evening. Dinner is at Veranda Mediterranean restaurant. 

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 10 Departure

As your memorable trip comes to end, transfer to the airport for your flight to home

Meals: Breakfast

Price: from 1895USD /per person based on 2 people/

Included services:

  • Trained English speaking guide at all times
  • National Parks and Cultural sight entrance fees according to the itinerary
  • Internal flights: + included all tax, free luggage allowance is 15kg
  • Private transfers & transports 4WD Japanese minivans + Experienced driver
  • Comfortable 4* hotel in the city – based on twin/double
  • Best ger camp accommodation in countryside
  • All meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Complimentary drink water 
  • Visa support invitation letter where applicable       

Price excludes:

  • International Airfare/Train tickets & Travel Insurances
  • Excess luggage charges – 1.5$ per kg for internal flights
  • Items of personal nature, drinks bill
  • Tips and gratuities


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