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Wildlife Viewing in Western Mongolia 10 - Days
Mongolia is one of the largest countries in the world and virtually untouched by human development so it's the perfect place to explore the wild. Travel with us across the Har Us National Park, the Altai Mountains and the Gobi Desert. Not only will the beautiful scenery inspire and amaze you, but also you are guaranteed to see a wide range of wildlife. Altai Ibex, wild ass, gazelle, wolf, fox, marten, beaver, marmot, sable and others are all abundant here, plus for the birdwatchers, there's eagles, falcons, goshawks, kites, harriers, lammergeyers, vultures and owls. Accompanied by our knowledgeable guides, you will love every moment of this special tour.

Group size: 4 to 12 people
Tour cost: Starting US$ 2265
Schedule 2014: July 14 – 23, Aug 04 – 13, Sep 01 – 10
Highlights:
Khar Us Lake NP, Canyon of Bodonch River, Canyon of Uench River, discover life of nomadic family, Altai Ibex, pack of wolves, wild ass, black-tailed gazelle, concert of National Folklore

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Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and City tour

After arriving in Ulaanbaatar, You'll be greeted at the airport and escorted to the 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. The next spot will be Sukhbaatar square, where all central departments including Government house situated on. Lunch in restaurant. Then, an excursion to the Zaisan Hill War Memorial to get bearings with a panoramic view of the whole city. Overnight in the hotel. (L+D)

Fly to Hovd and drive to Har Us Lake National park

Early morning flight to Hovd Province, Western Mongolia. The flight takes two hours, and on arrival at the airstrip in the Hovd a local driver, who will take you to this trip, will meet you. After light lunch we start tour to Har Us Lake National park. There are we have good opportunity to see varieties of birds and beaver. You can rest, hearing sound of various waterfowls gathered in the lake. Overnight in tent. (B+L+D)


Drive to Canyon of Bodonch River

Up early morning, the tour continuation, cross over Baga Ulaan pass of Altai Mountain range and arrive in Canyon of Bodonch River (canyon, stretching for 100 km between the Altai mountain and Gobi desert). Discover life of nomadic family and explore local area by riding camel and horse. Overnight in comfortable ger. (national dwelling)(B+L+D)


Sightseeing tour in Canyon of Bodonch River

Explore wild nature and sightseeing tour in Canyon of Bodonch River including dog stone, camel stone, stone like ram and an exciting cirrus rock. Overnight in comfortable ger. (national dwelling) (B+L+D)


Enjoy Altai Ibex

Today's journey goal is to see Altai Ibex. To approach to ibex place by jeep in the early morning, then by walking in short distance discover and take a photograph Ibex. If lucky we can see pack of wolves. Overnight in ger (national dwelling)(B+L+D)


Discover Gobi wildlife

Tour from Altai Mountain range to "B" part of National Park "Great Gobi" and enjoy Gobi wild nature and animals such as; wild ass, black-tailed gazelle, wolf and variety of birds. Overnight in tent. (B+L+D)


Canyon of Uench

In the early morning we will drive to Canyon of Uench River and during this trip we have a good opportunity to enjoy wild life and sightseeing. Overnight in comfortable ger. (national dwelling) (B+L+D)


Drive to Hovd and visit the museum

Up early you will be driven back to Hovd where you will visit the museum and lunch at a local restaurant. Relax and overnight in the hotel. (B+L+D)


Fly back to Ulaanbaatar and city tour

After breakfast you will be driven to the local airport with your guide for your return flight to Ulaanbaatar. On arrival in your hotel take a city tour including a visit to the wildlife exhibitions hall at the Natural History Museum and Bogd Khan Palace, a series of beautiful traditional buildings where the last religious King of Mongolia resided. During this city tour you will be taken to souvenir and cashmere shops before enjoying an evening concert of National Folklore. A farewell dinner and overnight in the hotel. (B+L+D)


Departure back Mongolia

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


B - Breakfast        L - Dinner        D - Dinner

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. The best time to horse trekking in Mongolia is June to October when the horses are at their best.

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. All accommodation offered by Discover Mongolia is personally checked by our staff to ensure high standards.

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 some days there will be lunchboxes from tourist camps. It is good food and our experience has been that guests are happy with this arrangement. Please let us know in advance if you are a vegetarian. Alcohol is not provided on the trip but tourists are free to bring their own.

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.

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.

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 prescribed for you ). All your camera equipment.

Dates & Price

2014 Dates

Price

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July 14 – 23

US$2265

 

Aug 04 – 13

US$2265

Sep 01 – 10

US$2265



2015 Dates

Price

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July 14 – 23

US$2265

 

Aug 04 – 13

US$2265

Sep 01 – 10

US$2265

Services included in the price


 

Shared accommodation in 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 and camel ride trial


Services not included in the price


International airfare


Personal equipments


Optional activity cost


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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.


Feed back


Thank you for our delightful short travel in Mongolia. Fe Valvekens from Hong Kong.


Thank you for our delightful short travel in Mongolia. Ronald L. Cain from UK. 2011 Oct 28

"Good Morning,
I had a very enjoyable trip visiting Mongolia. And Otgoo and Nandia were great guides. Thank you every so much for making my visit so great. And please tell Otgoo and Nandia I said hello. "

Thank you for our delightful short travel in Mongolia. Bernd Steinmetzer 2009 Aug 15

"Hallo,
Now we are back in Berlin, today I'm sitting in my office again and have to work. Let me say it again: It was a wonderful time for us all in Mongolia! We want to say THANK YOU and to all of the Discover Mongolia-Team. We enjoyed our trip a lot and we never will not forget your hospitality. Kindly regards, also from Grandma and Anja"

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