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Essential Mongolia Naadam tour 12 - Days
                                     This 10-day fully-escorted tour allows you to see Mongolia easily                                     in comfort without compromising the quality, excitement and                                         beauty of this amazing country.

                                           The tour opens to the homeland of great Chinggis Khaan and                                            explores the history and landscape composing of mountains,                                            forests, grassland and rivers.

                                       You will be traveling to Orkhon valley, a UNESCO world heritage                                       site and here you can visit the ruins of Mongolian ancient capital,                                     the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia and more.

Plus, you have an opportunity to try a variety of fun activities, including boating on the lake, hiking through the mountains, riding horse on the steppes and camels in the sand dunes. We guarantee this tour will be your one of the most unforgettable holidays.

Group size: 4 to 12 people
Tour cost: US$ 1938 - including taxes
Schedule 2015: 02-13 July (Local Naadam Festival)
Destinations: Ulaanbaatar » Khan Hentii » Terelj NP » Hustai NP » Ugii Lake » Karakorum...

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Orkhon Valley - UNESCO World Natural Heritage
Explore nomadic lifestyle, culture and tradition
Available with Naadam festival - UNESCO World Cultural Heritage
Visits to 3 Beautiful National Parks
See Takhi, Asian wild horses
Camel riding in semi desert terrain
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A chance to see how the real Mongolian authentic Barbecue is made the traditional way!

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(July 02) Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and city tour

After arriving in Ulaanbaatar, you'll be greeted at the airport and escorted to 4* hotel. After lunch, take a city sightseeing tour including a visit to 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. Then visit National Museum of Mongolian History, where you will see artifacts from Mongolia and Central Asia from the Stone Age to the present. Overnight in the hotel. (L+D)

(July 03) Drive to homeland of Chinggis Khaan

After breakfast, we will drive to northeast from Ulaanbaatar to reach Khan Hentii Mountain National park. On the way, visit Giant Chinggis Khaan statue. The statues in total is 40m high and see as far sighted Chinggis Khaan holds a golden whip in his right hand. Enjoy attractive landscape composing of mountains, forests, grassland and rivers. Enjoy small hiking and photographing the charming landscape. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

(July 04) Khan Khentii Mountain National park

After breakfast, tour to birthplace of Jamukha who was not only the best friend of Chinggis Khaan but also major clan leader. After lunch at tourist camp, drive to the ruins of Bereeven Monastery which was built in 17th century. Overnight in the tourist camp. (B+L+D)

(July 05) Huh Nuur, homeland of Chinggis Khaan and Terelj National Park

After breakfast, drive to Terelj National park. On the way, visit small Lake Khokh where Chinggis Khaan was entitled as the Khan of Mongols in 1189 and learn about this, one of the most significant moments in the history of Mongolia. Then you'll explore the extraordinary formation of rocks and stones; some of them look quite similar to turtles and horse riding. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

(July 06) See Takhi, the Asian wild horse

Early morning drive to Hustai National Park and see the Takhi, the Asian wild horse. If you have a chance, see wolf, argali sheep and deer. Enjoy small hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife. Visit Takhi's small museum and overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

(July 07) Ugii Lake.

After breakfast, drive to Ugii Lake (altitude 1387 m; surface area-25 sq. km). When you visit the lake, you will have an opportunity to take a boat tour and do some birding. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

(July 08) Erdenezuu and Karakorum

After breakfast at the tourist camp, drive to Karakorum, the symbolic ruins of the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire. On the way, you will see Khusuu Tsaidam, a Turkic inscribed monument of the Turkic State (6th - 8th Centuries A.D). Visit Erdene-Zuu, the oldest monastery, with 108 stupas, built in 1586. Then visit Karakorum museum and see the Great Mongol state period, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Ancient state period halls. Overnight in tourist camp by Orkhon River. (B+L+D)

(July 09) Local Naadam Festival

Today is the inauguration ceremony of Naadam, opened by the governor of the town. There will be held wrestling, horse racing and archery tournaments. Naadam festival continues to tournaments of wrestling, horse racing, archery and other traditional games. A real chance for you to experience the tradition and culture of the people of this unique country. A chance to try the local foods and beverages. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

(July 10) Local Naadam Festival and Tuvhun monastery complex

After breakfast, Naadam festival continues on the second day with tournaments of wrestling, horse racing, archery and other traditional games. Trip to Tuvhun monastery and which is one of the most beautiful monasteries in Mongolia. It was built in 1654 by Bogd Gegeen Zanabazar. He created the Mongolian Soyombo script, and produced great architecture of Buddhist temples and monastries. The monastery is located on the top of a mountain. Temple will be quite interesting spot - by walking. Overnight in tourist Ger camp. (B+L+D)

(July 11) Visit Elsen tasarkhai and camel ride trial

Early morning, drive to Elsen tasarkhai unique area of forest and sand dunes. After lunch in tourist camp, there is an opportunity for a camel ride trial through the sand dunes. We will visit a local nomad family where you have an opportunity to experience their way of life, their culture and traditions. Dinner is real authentic Mongolian barbecue, prepared in the traditional style with hot stones. Overnight in a tourist camp. (B+L+D)

(July 12) Drive back to Ulaanbaatar and city tour options

Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Visit Bogd Khan Palace, which is a series of beautiful traditional buildings, where the last religious King of Mongolia resided. 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 at the hotel. (B+L+D)

(July 13) Departure from Mongolia.

End of tour. You will be transferred to the airport.

B - Breakfast       L - Lunch       D - Dinner

Services included in the price


Hotel is based on two people sharing one room with twin beds at 4 star hotel
2 nights including Western or Mongolian breakfast
Free luggage keeping in the hotel while on tour to countryside

Tourist Ger camp:
Shared accommodation in tourist ger camp Ger (traditional dwelling) has 2 to 4 beds - very interesting and unique Western style toilets and hot shower facility is separate block - shared The restaurant serve usually Western and Mongolian meals Click here to see picture of the tourist ger camp

Private Transfers on each day:
Air conditioned and comfortable Mitsubishi Delica 4x4 off road van Highly skilled driver Airports pick up and drop off service Allow only 4 passengers for 5 passenger seats - Your comfort is our priority! Click here to view picture of the vehicles that we use for our tours.

English speaking guiding service throughout the entire time Local guides for horse and camel ride trials Boat driver

All meals as listed in the itinerary Finest Western and Mongolian meals, deserts Authentic Mongolian Barbecue Daily supply of bottled water: 3 x 0.5 bottle per day

Entrance fees:
To all scenic spots as listed in the itinerary such as museums, monasteries, strictly protected areas, parks, concert, road fees

Horse ride - 1 hour
Camel ride - 1 hour
Boat cruise - 1 hour

A chance to see how the real authentic Mongolian Barbecue is made the traditional way!

Invitation letter for entry visa to Mongolia.

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Services not included in the price

International airfare or train tickets:
Discover Mongolia! offers cheap international airfares and train tickets for our clients upon request.

Mongolia entry visa fee:
Discover Mongolia! provides confirmed clients an invitation letter for obtaining entry visa to Mongolia.


Personal expenses:
Such as laundry, beverages, alcoholic drinks, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.

Travel insurance:
Our clients are recommended to get travel insurance coverage from their local insurance companies before traveling.


Single room supplement:
Single supplement is available at $70 in the hotel (for 2 nights)


Single ger supplement:
Single supplement is available at $25 per night at ger camps.

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