Mongolia Bird Watching Tour

The best seasons to visit are the migration times.

10 Days
Starts from: 1645 USD
Group size : 4-12 people

Schedule 2015

jul 02 jul 11 aug 25 sep 03
sep 08 sep 17

The best seasons to visit are the migration times.


Mongolia is home to over 400 species of birds. Mongolia has a rich composition of bird species due to the migration routes from Pacific and Indian Oceans to the Mediterranean Sea and to the Arctic Ocean and northern tundra. The best seasons to visit are the migration times.
In the Gobi you may see the desert warbler, houbara bustard, saxaul sparrow, sand goose, finch, cinereous vulture and many more. In the steppes: the gray demoiselle crane, a variety of hoopoes, odd eagle, vulture, upland buzzard, steppe eagle, variety of falcons including saker falcon, black kite and variety of owls and hawks. In the mountains: ptarmigan, finch, woodpecker, owl, Lammergeyers, Altai snowcock. In the Lakes: Dalmtian pelicans, hooded cranes, relict gulls and bar headed geese.
Among most popular places for above-mentioned birds in Mongolia are Ugii Lake, Orkhon waterfall and Hugnu khan National park. These areas are the best spot to see forest, steppe and water birds.




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Full itinerary

Day 1

​Arrive in Ulaanbaatar

After arriving in Ulaanbaatar, You'll be greeted at the airport and escorted to your hotel. City sightseeing tour including a visit Gandan Monastery with its huge gold plated Buddha, a symbol of Mongolian national pride and cultural revival. See the monks chanting, spin some prayer wheels and view the intricately embroidered thanks. In the afternoon visit to the bird exhibitions hall at the Natural History Museum. Overnight in the hotel. (L+D)

Day 2

​Drive to Gun Galuut National Reserve and Terelj National Park

After breakfast, drive to Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve. We will see bird watching at the lakes Ayaga & Ikh-Gun. Wetland birds including White Naped Crane, Hooded Cranes, Whooper Swan, Swan Goose, and Black Stork. Then visit to the Terelj national park forest birds watching and exploring, taking pictures, enjoy wildlife, flora & fauna of the area. Overnight in the tourist camp. (B+L+D)


Day 3

​Drive to Hustai national park and Bird watching

After breakfast, drive to Hustai National Park and see the Takhi, the Asian wild horse and steppe birds. Enjoy hiking and photographing the charming landscape and bird watching. Visit Takhi's small museum and overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)


Day 4

​Drive to Bayan Lake, Tsagaan Lake, Zegst Lake, monument of Tsogt taij

After breakfast, today we will drive to Tsagaan Lake, Zegst Lake, Bayan Lake, - a great spot for water birds watching. Visit Tsogt Taij, the oldest monument, built in 1601. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)


Day 5

​Drive to Ugii Lake and visit a nomad family

After breakfast, we will drive to Ugii Lake - a great spot for water bird watching. You have opportunity to walk to the lakeside & mountain for exploring, taking pictures, enjoy wildlife, flora & fauna of the lake area. Then visit a local nomad family and horseback trail. Overnight tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Morning is good time to take a photo

Ugii Lake-UUGAN ERDENE Photographer

Day 6

​Erdene-Zuu, the oldest Monastery

Today make a trip to the Orkhon Waterfall situated in Hangai Mountain National park. Water falls from height of 20 meters and the width of the stream at the point where forms the spectacular waterfall is 10 meters. It is great opportunity to bird watching to the area along the Orkhon river. On the way we visit the site of Karakorum, which was the capital city of Great Mongol Empire founded in the 13th century by Genghis Khan. You will also visit the oldest Monastery Erdene-Zuu built in 1586, with 108 stupas. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

erdenezuu

Photo's by UUGAN-ERDENE photographer

Day 7 left

​Bird watching and visit the Tuvkhun monastery

Today is yours to explore and discover the Orkhon waterfall - a great spot for bird watching and fishing. We will also visit the Tuvkhun monastery. On the peak of the Undur shireet with 2312 meters high, this locates in boundary of Arkhangai and Uvurkhangai aimags. It was erected by Zanabazar (1st Bogd Gegeen in Mongolia) in 1654 on the smooth grand of the south slope of steep rock with 20 meters high has 14 small temples. He created his famous script "Soyombo" there in 1680. Overnight in tourist camp.(B+L+D)


Day 8 right

​Bird watching and visit the Sangiin Dalai Lake

Depart overland to Hugnu khan National park which is a unique area combining of forest and sand dunes. The area is the best spot to see forest and steppe birds. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Day 9

​Drive back to Ulaanbaatar and city tour options

Early morning, drive to Huduu Lake - a great spot to see water birds watching. After the lunch drive back from the camp to Ulaanbaatar. You may choose an optional city tour where you will be taken to souvenir and cashmere shops before enjoying an evening concert of National Folklore. Overnight in the hotel.(B+L+D)

Day 10

​ Departure Mongolia.

You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport. (B)

B - Breakfast L - Dinner D - Dinner

Services included in the price


Shared accommodation in the hotel

Shared accommodation in tourist ger camp

Guiding and interpreting service

All meals as listed in the itinerary

Daily supply of bottled water

Transfers by vehicle 4x4

Local guides

All entrance fees

Horse ride trial

Services not included in the price


International airfare

Personal equipments

Optional activity cost

hhh

Excess baggage charges

Single room supplement

Alcoholic drinks

Travel Insurance


All prices are USD per person based on double occupancy. Single supplements are only available at hotels. Single gers cannot be guaranteed. If a suitable roommate is not available,
a single supplement fee ($70) will be invoiced.

Ludy and Daisy. USA

I would like to let your company know that we had a great time in Mongolia. Our tour guides, Norka and Sethna, were wonderful! Our drivers, Bayra and Batir, were great. We learned a lot about your beautiful country and were happy that we decided to take this vacation. We are both glad we used your company for our tours.Thank you!

Tour information

​The best time to make this trip:

May to September is the best season, with the peak season in July for the Naadam Festival. July and August are also the wettest months of the year, but be assured; our climate is such that you will still have many sunny days at this time.

​Meals:

In Ulaanbaatar, you will be dining at fine European and Asian cuisine restaurants. Mutton, beef, rice and noodles form the basis of the Mongolian diet, so your meals will be based around this. However, the trail rations may include vegetables, eggs, peanut butter, cheese and sometimes yak! On so...

​Accommodation:

We believe that comfortable, welcoming accommodation is vital to the enjoyment of your trip. You will be stay in a standard 3-4 star hotel in Ulaanbaatar and a tourist ger camp (traditional dwelling) with currency (220V), shower and other useful services (2 or 4 people per ger) in the countryside...

​Guide:

An English speaking Mongolian guide will accompany the group at all times. The guide will be a native Mongolian person with great local knowledge who can deal with any requests and ensure that your holiday to become one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life.

​Transport:

Discover Mongolia use the highest level, latest model, air-conditioned private vans or 4WD vehicles for the maximum comfort on your touring days. A day's drive in the countryside will be approx 200-250km.

​Personal things to bring with you:

Warm thin layers of clothing are the best such as bring a waterproof jacket, sandals and a hat and headscarf to protect you from the sun and winds. Don't forgot insect repellent, sun cream, lip-gloss and first aid kit (medicine for headache, cold, diarrhea, runny nose; bandages; any medicine pres...