Taste of Mongolia

Experience everything that Mongolia has to offer when you take this tour. You will go home with memories that will last a lifetime.

Chinggis Khaan Statue

Visit the statue which is dedicated to the most famous man in Mongolian history and wonder at its beauty and elegance.

Taste of Mongolia Tour

Terelj National Park Take in the beauty and wonder of the beautiful Terelj National Park. The Khenttii Mountain Range is great for photography.

Karakorum Exploration

Full of history and wonder, Karakorum is one of the highlights of our tour and a favorite of many of our clients

8 Days
Starts from: 1388 USD
Group size : 4-12 people

Schedule 2019 & 2020

jun 02 jun 09 jun 16 jun 23
jul 03 jul 10 jul 13 jul 20
aug 01 aug 08 aug 14 aug 21
sep 01 sep 08 sep 15 sep 22

A short trip but nevertheless a packed itinerary! You will experience beautiful sceneries, fascinating historical sites and enjoy culture and fun on the way. You will be horse trekking through not only mountain steppe but also camel riding through deserts.

We will then take you to the symbolic ruins of Genghis Khan's capital city Karakorum and visit the largest Erdenezuu monastery. Enjoy Mongolian authentic barbecue, prepared the traditional way ---the meat is grilled with hot stones resulting in a great unique taste.

This is a wonderful trip that enables you to experience Mongolia and collect amazing memories in a short time.

Why choose this tour

  • More cultural and more historical
  • Orkhon Valley - UNESCO World Natural Heritage
  • Explore nomadic lifestyle, culture and tradition
  • Visits to 2 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)

Chinggis Khaan Square

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Day 2

Terelj National Park and visit Chinggis Khaan statue

After breakfast, drive to 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. Continue to Terelj National park. You'll explore the extraordinary formation of rocks and stones; some of them look quite similar to turtles. The Terelj National Park incorporates parts of Khentii Mountain Range. Horseback riding trial. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Terelj National Park

Day 3

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 in Khustai NP

Day 4

Erdenezuu and Karakorum

After breakfast at the tourist camp, drive to Karakorum, the symbolic ruins of the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire. 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.

The Erdenezuu Monastery

Day 5

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. On the way, you will see Khusuu Tsaidam, a Turkic inscribed monument of the Turkic State (6th - 8th Centuries A.D). Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)


The Ugii lake is designated as a Ramsar Site of International Importance

Day 6

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)

Nice chances to ride the 2 humped Camel

Day 7

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)

zaisan hill

Explore the Capital city of Modern Nomads

Day 8

Departure from Mongolia

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

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 toilets and hot shower facility is separate block - shared The restaurant serve usually Western and Mongolian meals Single supplement cannot be guaranteed but possibleClick 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 vehiclesthat we use for our tours.

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

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!

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.
/ -> citizens of the
Singapore , Hong Kong; - no need a visa for a visit not exceeding two weeks /

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 before traveling. Buy Simple and Flexible Travel Insurance from WorldNomads.com.

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.


-OVERALL EXPERIENCE: -I got so much more than I could have ever imagined. other comments had written on the feedback paper! THE GER CAMP (Yurta) STAYS: need improvement in karakorum; Favorites: Ugii lake, Terelj NP, Elsen Tasarkhai,Okay: Khustai. Overall the ger stays were really very pleasant. It would have been nice to stay at some gers for more than one night. The food was delicuous. GUIDE SERVICE: -We could not asked for a more pleasant tour guide (Gantul), she was so kind and full of information. She was always very accommodating and modern. That we were always comfortable. Wynter

Taste of Mongolia Tour (06/16/2016-06/23/2016 ) USA

Arpakorn Kumpanon

OVERALL EXPERIENCE: Excellent; HIGHLIGHTS: horse back+Camel back riding; nomadic family visit, museums , monasteries.. Thank you Margad & ZORA for taking good care of us. We appreciate & enjoy the trip very much. Arpakorn

Taste of Mongolia tour ( 06/02/2016-06/08/2016 ) USA

​Private tour Taste of Mongolia 14-21 AUG:

Hi Oyuna.I'd have to say we had a great tour, really with no problems at all, we had a great driver Zorigo & Boggi was an excellent guide. In my view Boggi really made the difference with her friendly, outgoing & obliging manner & I'd like to commend her to your manager and advise what a real asset you have in her. Please give our best regards to Boggi & Zorigo and thanks to all for a great tour !! Cheers Allan & Sarah Kelly New Zealand

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.