the homeland of great Chinggis Khaan

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

Explore nomadic lifestyle, culture and tradition

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

Essential Mongolia Tour

Visits to 3 Beautiful National Parks See Takhi, Asian wild horses Camel riding in semi desert terrain

11 Days
Starts from: 1660 USD
Group size : 4-12 people

Schedule 2016

jun 02 jun 13 jun 18 jun 27
jul 12 jul 21 aug 01 aug 10
aug 17 aug 26 sep 01 sep 10

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

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
  • Visits to 3 Beautiful National Parks
  • See Takhi, Asian wild horses
  • Camel riding in semi desert terrain
  • A chance to see how the real Mongolian authentic Barbecue is made the traditional way!

Full itinerary

Day 1

​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)

The capital city (Click to ENLARGE all photo)

Day 2

​Drive to the 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)

Giant Chinggis Khaan statue

Day 3

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)

The Baldan Bereewen monastery

Day 4

​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)

Historical place "Khukh nuur"

Day 5

​See Takhi, the Asian wild horse

Early morning drive to Hustai National Park and see 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)

Przewalski's horse

Day 6

​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)

The lake “Ugii” was inscribed in Ramsar convention.

Day 7

​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 desert. 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)

a chance to ride 2 humped camel

Day 8

​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)

Karakorum the ancient capital of Mongolia

Day 9

​Drive back to Ulaanbaatar and city tour options

Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. You'll see 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)

Day 10

Departure from Mongolia.

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



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 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

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 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.

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.

Most sincerely, Lisa Pearl

Dear Oyunaa, We had a lovely tour with Dawa and Nanida. We enjoyed every minute of their company. Dawa was very knowledgeable and gave us a meaningful appreciation for Mongolian history, culture, and land. I wonder if you could pass along this email to her because I never got to thank her in person. I got rushed into our hotel to confirm our reservation. USA. Sep, 2011

Tour information

​The best time to make this trip:

July, 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 visit the Gobi is June or September.


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.


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.


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.


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.