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15 days
Availability : 1 January - 31 December
Ulaanbaatar
Min Age : 6+
Overview

One of the most beautiful places in Mongolia is Khuvsgul Lake. Khuvsgul is the deepest and freshest lake. Also northern Mongolia is called Mongolian Switzerland because it is completely covered by green forest. The lake is more than 2 million years old and was formed by the earthquake. This tour offers you to cover Gobi, part of central Mongolia and Khuvsgul Lake. 

Departure & Return Location

Ulaanbaatar

Departure Time

In the morning

Price Includes

  • Private English speaking guide and driver
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Accommodation at the ger camps
  • All entrance fees of all national parks
  • Bottled drinking water (unlimited)
  • Road and toll fees
  • Petrol and fuel
  • Visa support invitation letter
  • All meals (B+L+D)
  • Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar (if requested with additional charge)

Price Excludes

  • Daily personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, camera or video fees etc.
  • Tips for your driver and guide (discretionary)
  • Travel insurance

Day 1Amarbayasgalant monastery

Amarbayasgalant monastery is one of the three largest Buddhist centers in Mongolia, is located near the Selenge River in the Iven Valley at the foot of Buren Khan Mountain. It was built from 1727 to 1736, without the use of any nails. Amarbayasgalant was one of the very few monasteries to have partly escaped destruction during the Stalinist purge of 1937, after which only the buildings of the central section remained. Restoration work began in 1988 with funds provided by UNESCO.

Day 2Uran crater

The Uran Togoo – Tulga Uul is a national protected area in the Bulgan Province, Mongolia. It is located about 60 km directly west of Bulgan city around the extinct volcanoes Uran Togoo, Tulga, Togoo, and Jalavch Uul. All four mountain names allude to their volcanic past with designations borrowed from around the fireplace. Uran crater is 500-600 meters wide and 50 meters deep. We will hike to the crater.

Day 3-4Khuvsgul Lake

Khuvsgul Lake is 136km long and 36km wide at 1645m above the sea level. It is second largest lake in Mongolia as well as the deepest. It is well-known as the Blue pearl of Mongolia, because of its crystal clear water. Bicycling, swimming, walking, horse-riding, and hiking are the main activities there.

Day 5Uushgiin Uvur deer stone monuments and Shine Ider Village.

Uushgiin Uvur is located on southeastern sunny side of rock Uushig mountain 17km west from Murun. You can find tombs, rectangular burials and 14 deer stones in a single area at the same time. This memorial contains the most clearly depicted deer stone in Mongolia. These deer stones were aligned from north to south in a single column. Total of 109 deer figures as well as some human figures were carved on 14 stones. After we have visited this place, we will have lunch in Murun and head to Shine Ider village. In the wild nature, we will camp.

Day 6-7Khorgo-Terkh National Park

Great White Lake is the highlight of Arkhangai province and famous for its attractive scenery. It has been protected since 1965, fully in 1997, to safeguard spectacular mountain scenery and endangered flora and fauna. It’s surrounded by the Khangai Mountain Range, which reach as 3000 meters above the sea level. The most area of the National park is covered by poplar and peach forest, where grow wild berries, rare herbs and many different varieties of wild berries and flowers. There are lots of wild animals such as deer, ibex and others, as well as various kinds of birds. Around the Great White Lake we will hike and explore the unique natural formation and Khorgo volcanic crater.

Day 8Tsenkher Hot Spring

The 86℃ hot spring water is supposed to have curative properties for arthritic joints and other ailments. Also spring is kept in high pressure under the ground flow rate is high, 10 litres per second. The water has mineral content and containing everything from simple calcium, sodium to sulphuric. The hot spring helps you to keep your skin softly and naturally. During the daytime you can have sunbath and when it gets dark you can enjoy the starts while you are sitting in the hot spring.

Day 9Kharakhorum (The ancient capital of Great Mongol empire)

Karakorum was one of the most important cities in the history of the Silk Road. Although founded by Genghis Khan in 1220, Karakorum’s development as capital of the Mongol Empire occurred in the 1230s under his son Ugudei. The Mongols had a profound impact on the history of trade across Central Asia, as their vast empire connected east and west. We will explore highlights of the city and visit Erdene-Zuu monastery.

Day 10Ongi Monastery

Ongi monastery is the ruin of a big monastery on the bank of the Ongiin River. Ongi monastery has 28 temples and other buildings on the south slope of the Rocky Mountain like Balsa country and stupas which are not broken. Ongi monastery had about 1000 lamas and it was destroyed during the Stalinist purges in 1930s.The ruins of Ongi Temple are found in Saikhan Ovoo soum of Dundgobi (Middle Gobi) province.

Day 11Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs)

Flaming cliffs are located in the province of Umnugobi (“South Gobi”). Its name means “rich in saxaul”, an endangered Central Asian tree 2 to 9 m high, whose roots are precious to protect soil from erosion.Significant paleontological discoveries have been made there, especially by American paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews in 1920: fossilized dinosaur eggs and specimens of Velociraptor. Its nickname of “Flaming Cliffs” is due to the orange-red rock the mountain is made of.

Day 12Khongor Sand Dunes

Khongor Sand Dunes are the largest and most spectacular sand dunes situated in Sevrei soum. Also known as the “singing dunes”, they are up to 300 m high, 20 km wide and about 100 km long. The spectacular dunes are bordered by lush green vegetation supported by a small river Khongor, which is fed by underground sources from surrounding mountains.

Day 13Yol Valley

Yol valley is situated in east north part of Zuun Saikhan mountain. This area has been main attraction of tourists for many decades. Very wide at the entrance, it narrows gradually into a remarkable gorge. In spring two or three kilometers long winds its way through the defile and in July, freezing into a thick corridor of ice that stretches along a considerable distance. Also you will see the “Mukhar shivert” canyon where you will see the frozen waterfall. That stands there for whole year around.

Day 14Del Mountain Petroglyph

Del mountain is located in Ulziit soum, Dundgobi province. It is a big open area gallery. There are about 3000 ancient rock paintings and 4 Runic scripts on the rocks. Also they have 20 rectangular tombs from that area. Mostly these rock paintings belong to the Bronze and iron ages. They have depicted wolves, ibexes, foxes, group of people riding horses, camels and gers. Welcome to the natural gallery.

Day 15Tsagaan Suvarga (White Stupa) and Ulaanbaatar

The scarp of Tsagaan Suvarga is located in Ulziit soum of Dundgovi province. It is interesting to see the sheer slope, facing east, which from a distance seems to be the ruins of the ancient city. The cliff is 30 meters high and 100 meters wide. Over thousands of years the wind has created this amazing structure.It is sheer slope and was an old seabed with sedimentary structure created by millions years and the different colors of the ground represent different times. Afterward we will head to Ulaanbaatar.

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