TEMPLES AND TREASURE
  • Price from: 1550USD

    /per person based on 2 people/

  • Duration: 8 days/ 7nights
  • Availability: 2021 Aug 05 - Aug 12

Trip Summary:

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

This journey takes 8 days to the most popular travel destinations including ancient capital of Mongol Empire – UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Karakorum, oldest and most famous Erdene-Zuu monastery - Mongolian Buddhist culture experience and much more!

Khustain Nuruu National Park-famous for the reintroduction of Mongolia’s native horses, the Takhi or Przewalski horse. Sand dunes of the Mongol Els and the rocky outcrop of Mt Hugnu Khan,  pure water steppe lake of Ugii.

We cover a spectacular range of Mongolia’s landscapes and sights of cultural and historical interest, from the rolling green steppes of Central Mongolia.

Brief Itinerary:

Day

Activities

Meals

Accommodation

Day 01

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, transfer to Hotel

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Hotel****

Day 02

Introductory city tour, folklore performance in the evening

B , L, D

Hotel****

Day 03

Mongol Els sand dunes & camel trail

B, L, D

Ger camp

Day 04

Hugnu Khan Mt National Park - Karakorum

B, L, D

Ger camp

Day 05

Erdenezuu Buddhist Monastery - Ugii lake

B, L, D

Ger camp

Day 06

Hustai National Park (Wild Horse Park)

B, L, D

Ger camp

Day 07

Mongol Nomadic - Ulaanbaatar

B, L, D

Hotel****

Day 08

Departure

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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. Meals: not included on this day 

Day 2 City Tour 

9:00am our tour of Ulaanbaatar starts in earnest. We start our city tour with a 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 revolutionary hero of 1921, Damdiny Sukhbaatar,who declared independence from China. There is an equestrian statue of Sukhbaatar and a massive Bronze statue of Genghis Khan with his four warriors in front of Parliament house. We will have lunch at Modern Nomads which is one of the best restaurant in the city. Afterwards we visit Bogd Khan Palace museum - the complex was a residence of 8th Bogd Javzandamba in 19th century, the head of Mongolian religion. The palace consists of seven Summer Prayer temples and the winter palace. Continue to Zaisan memorial on the side MT Bogd Khan was constructed in memory of fallen soldiers and makes an ideal point to start our tour and offers panoramic views of the city.

 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. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3 Mongol Els sand dunes

After breakfast drive to Mongol Els magnificent sand dunes - surrounded by hills with willow trees, streams and bushes, and appear as a small desert in the center of the country. This sand dune is 80km long and the widest part of the sand dune is 9-10 km. Also, the sand dune called as mini Gobi. Check –in and lunch at the Ger camp.

In the afternoon, we will visit camel breeder’s family and explore their unique nomadic lifestyle. 

The sand dunes are the perfect place for camel trek. We will discover this magnificent place on camel back. Mongolia is home to 2/3 of the two-humped Bactrian camels in the world. It is a gentle, calm and extraordinary patient animal and can carry on without water for a month. Bet, you never rode a Bactrian camel, riding a Bactrian camel is much more comfortable than the camel in Sahara, India or anywhere else. Its two humps support you from both sides and easy pace will comfort you so much. Return to the Ger camp near the sand dunes for dinner and overnight.

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

Total distance: 290km, driving for-5.5hrs

Day 4 Hugnu Khan Mt National Park -Karakorum 

After breakfast short drive to Hugnu Khan Mt National Park –It’s picturesque area of Rocky Mountains, semi desert, Gobi and sand dunes steppes all in one location three different natural zones. The Mountain Range is ideal for hiking around and wildlife observation and photography. 

Continue drive to Karakorum which was the capital of Mongolian Empire and of the world as well in 13th century. We visit the sights of the ancient capital of Genghis Khan which was the largest contiguous empire in the World History.

In the afternoon we will visit museum of Karakorum and we are free to explore this region. Dinner and overnight at the ger camp.      

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

Total distance: 100, driving for- 2hrs

Day 5 Buddhist Monastery of ErdeneZuu –Ugii Lake

Today morning we visit the sights of the magnificent and oldest Buddhist Monastery of Erdenezuu. Morning are the best time to visit Erdenezuu, which we do thing after breakfast. Erdenezuu Monastery was built in 1586 under the direction of Avtai Haan on the ruins of the ancient capital. Much of the monastery was destroyed during Stalinist purges of the 1930’s, but an impressive wall with 108 stupas and number of temples still remain.

Then we will drive Ugii Lake – is located up 1337m from the ocean level and it’s pure water stepp lake. There are over 10 kinds of fishes and home of 150 kinds of birds.Lake attracts a wide variety of birdlife, including cranes, ducks and other migratory birds. We stay Tourist ger camp near the lake.   

Accommodation: Ger camp Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Total distance: 90km, driving for- 2hrs 

Day 6 Hustai National Park & Wild Horses

Today we drive to Hustai National Park –home to the Mongolian Wild horse known as Przewalski horse(Takhi) with unique landscapes and steppe. The Takhi was once native to Mongolia but became extinct earlier this century, Through the efforts of several Mongolian and International organizations, this magnificent wild horse once again roams the steppes in Hustain Nuruu National Park.

Unique wild horse – Takhi reintroduction project at Hustai National Park started in 1992. As the successful implementation of the project today have over 220 Takhi in the Park. After lunch we will visit the Project Information ger center to learn more about the horses and take a guided through the park to view Takhi horses. There is great opportunity to take photo for these endangered horses. If you are lucky you can see deer, eagles and more animals. Return to the Ger camp and overnight. 

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

Total distance: 260km, driving for 4-5hrs

Day 7 Mongol Nomadic – Ulaanbaatar

This morning your tour starts 9 am and drive to Ulaanbaatar. On the way we will visit Mongol Nomadic Ger camp for Mongolian nomads show which will be show you real Mongolian nomadic way of living and traditional custom and culture for the past period.

The show demonstrates traditional living way of real Mongolian nomads and breeding and using of five kinds of livestock and movement from one place to another using ox, yak, camel and horse carts which are the carts. Lunch served by Mongolian food in the camp, we will drive to Ulaanbaatar. Upon we arrive to the city, check –in to the hotel. Then this evening is free to catch some last minuet sightseeing and bargain hunt for souvenirs, Cashmere, leather goods and traditional handicrafts are all good options. We enjoy a farewell dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Total distance: 110km, driving for 2hrs 

Day 8 Departure

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

Meals: Breakfast

Price: from 1780 USD /per person based on 2 people/ 

Possible to customize and choose own dates for private tour

Included services:

  • Trained English speaking guide at all times
  • National Park and Cultural sight entrance fees according to the itinerary
  • Private transfers - 4WD Japanese minivans + Experienced driver
  • Best*** hotel in the city – based on twin/double
  • All meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Camel Trek in the sand dunes
  • 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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