Schedule 2016 & 2017
|jul 04||jul 13|
|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
- Available with Naadam festival - UNESCO World Cultural Heritage
- 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!
July 04. 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)
Tour starts from the Central Square.
UB city Tour
July 05. 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. Tour 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)
in Terelj National Park
July 06. 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)
In Khustai National Park
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)
Tour activity in Camp
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)
Local Naadam festival
July 11. Visit Elsen tasarkhai and camel ride trial
Up 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)
in Elsen Tasarkhai
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)
UB city tour
July 13. Departure from Mongolia
You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport. (B)
Departure from Mongolia
Chinghis Khaan international airport
Services included in the price
Tourist Ger camp:
Private Transfers on each day:
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!Click here to see picture of brand t-shirt
Services not included in the price
International airfare or train tickets:
Mongolia entry visa fee:
Single room supplement:
Single ger supplement:
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.
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