Schedule 2017 & 2018
|Naadam jul 02||Festival jul 13|
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.
|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.|
Why choose this tour
- More cultural and more historical
- 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
- I have discovered Mongolia! brand t-shirt is yours!
- A chance to see how the real Mongolian authentic Barbecue is made the traditional way!
(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)
City tour staring from central square
The Capital city of Mongolia
(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)
Time to take Photos
(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)
Home land of Chinggis khaan
(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)
In Natural Zone
(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)
Bactrian Camel riding
(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)
State Department Store
SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Hotel is based on two people
sharing one room with twin beds at 4 star hotel
|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 Single supplement cannot be guaranteed but possible
Domestic flights from Ulaanbaatar to South Gobi from Huvsgul to Ulaanbaatar
|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!
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
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 trip - 1 hour|
|A chance to see how the real authentic Mongolian Barbecue is made the traditional way!|
|Invitation letter for entry visa to Mongolia.|
|I discovered Mongolia! brand t-shirt is yours!|
Service 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 obtainingentry visa to Mongolia.|
|Excess luggage charges:|
Free luggage allowance is 15 kg for domestic flights depending on the air company.
Such as laundry, beverages, alcoholic drinks, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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