Khongor Sand Dune

The best of Mongolia within a short time, flying across the country to combine 3 main attractions in Lake Huvsgul, the Naadam festival and the Gobi desert.

Friendly Skies of Mongolia Tour 12 - Days

The best of Mongolia within a short time, flying across the country to combine 3 main attractions in Lake Huvsgul, the Naadam festival and the Gobi desert.

Traditional Naadam Festival

The best of Mongolia within a short time, flying across the country to combine 3 main attractions in Lake Huvsgul, the Naadam festival and the Gobi desert.

Traditional Naadam Festival

Local Naadam Festival- Horse racing is one of the 3 main sport.

12 Days
Starts from: 2375 USD
Group size : 4-12 people

Schedule 2019 & 2020

jul 06 jul 16

A trip ensures that you see the best of Mongolia within a short time, flying across the country to combine 3 main attractions of Huvsgul Lake, Naadam festival and Gobi desert. This trip is suitable for families with children and elders who prefer a relaxed, yet fun-packed and interesting itinerary.We guarantee that you won't find any other way to experience the real Mongolia in a very short time.

The early days of the tour take place in the beauties of the second largest fresh water Lake Huvsgul and Taiga Mountains, before flying back to Ulaanbaatar to participate in the Naadam festival, the national holiday of Mongolia. Once you have had your fill of the sports, people watching and local food and culture, we will fly out to Gobi desert to visit sand dunes and the land of dinosaurs with some of the most spectacular sunsets you will ever see.

This trip also offers you the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of fun activities, including horse and camel riding, boating, hiking and visiting nomad families. We pack in as much or as little as you want!

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Full itinerary

Day 1

July 05. Arrive in Mongolia

After arriving in Ulaanbaatar, you'll be greeted at the airport and escorted to your hotel. After lunch, we will have a city tour including Gandan monastery. Overnight in the hotel. (L+D)

Gandan Monastery ( click to enlarge )

Day 2

July 06. Fly to Murun and drive to Huvsgul National park

In the morning, we will fly to Murun, the capital of the Huvsgul province. The flight takes one and a half hours, and on arrival at the airstrip, you will be taken to Huvsgul Lake National Park. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Tourist camp in Huvsgul lake NP

Day 3

July 07-08. Discover Huvsgul National park

During two lovely days, you will explore the fascinating and unique spots of Huvsgul Lake - the deepest (262 m) fresh water lake in Mongolia. You have the opportunity to trek to the lakeside & mountain for exploring wildlife, flora & fauna of Huvsgul lake area. The photographic expedition can be made by horse riding, boating or walking and fishing. Lunch, dinner and overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

The largest lake in Asia

Day 4

July 09.Drive to Murun and fly back Ulaanbaatar

Up early to travel back to Murun with your guide for your return flight to Ulaanbaatar . Check in Hotel and in the afternoon visit National History Museum, where you will see artifacts from Mongolia and Central Asia from the Stone Age to the present. Dinner in one of the finest restaurants and overnight in the hotel. (B+L+D)

Flight to the capital city

Day 5 left

July10.Naadam festival preview

After breakfast, you will go out with your guide to see the preview of the Naadam Festival. You will visit the horse-racing arena to watch a race of foals followed by the archery – these are the national sports of Mongolia . Overnight in the hotel. (B+L+D)

Day 6 right

July11.The ceremony of Naadam festival

Today you will watch the inauguration ceremony of Naadam which is opened by the president of Mongolia. You will see a performance of the national instrument Morin Khuur and a choir concert before attending the horse races taking place outside the city center. Overnight in hotel. (B+L+D)

Day 7

July 12. Fly to South Gobi and visit Eagle valley

We will fly to the capital of the South Gobi . The flight takes one and a half hours, and on arrival at the airstrip in the Gobi a local driver will take you to Yolyn Am, or ' Eagle Valley '. Yol Am is a picturesque place; there is ice even in summer and surrounded by sheer rocky walls, forming incredible canyons. The areas are situated in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park that encompasses the "Three Beauties" peaks and the most easterly points of the Altai Mountains. You may also visit the Gobi museum. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Eagle valley

Day 8

July 13-14. Explore Dinosaur's land and Khongor Sand Dune

Early morning, we will be driven to Khongor Sand Dunes. These are Mongolia 's largest sand dunes, reaching a height of 800 meters in some areas. The sand dunes change color with each hour of the day, from yellow to silver to rose-colored at dawn and sundown. We will drive to the legendary "Flaming Cliffs," where, in 1922, the first nest of dinosaur eggs the world had ever seen was discovered. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Dinosaur's land and Khongor Sand Dune

Day 9 left

July 15.Fly back Ulaanbaatar and city tour options

After breakfast you will have a flight back to Ulaanbaatar. City tour options and you will be taken to souvenir and cashmere shops. A farewell dinner and overnight in the hotel. (B+L+D)

Day 10 right

July 16. Departure back 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 before traveling. Buy Simple and Flexible Travel Insurance from

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.


Dear Oyunaa, We have left Mongolia and are now in Jeju Island, South Korea. I just want to write this to thank you again for your kind help while we were in Mongolia. Also we appreciated very much the nice assistance and great companionship of the tour guide and driver during our very short trip in Mongolia. Your honesty and willingness to help really impressed us. We will speak highly of your company and will send our friends your way should they decide to visit Mongolia in the future. All the best. 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.