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Central Mongolia + Horse Trek + Gobi

Overview

Mongolia is located in different natural zones. West part is very high mountains and east part is just steppe. North is southern most part of Siberia and south is Gobi Desert. But central part of Mongolia is mountainous and covered by trees with many rivers and streams. This tour is very contrast you will travel cool Khangai Mountain and then reach to hot desert. You will not believe that just 3 days ago you were in lush green nature, when you are traveling around Khongor Sand Dune in Gobi.

- Discover Erdene Zuu, built from the rubble of Genghis Khan's capital
- Visit to authentic nomadic family & overnight in a traditional ger dwelling
- Ride sturdy Central Asian tarpan horse just like legendary nomads Mongol warriors
- Explore most famous sights of Gobi Desert

Length: 8 days
Area:
 Southern and Central Mongolia
Type:
private package tour

Climate & Potential date: from early of May to end of September, each year 
Difficulty: moderate (Trip is not suitable for children & elder)

Distance: driving: 1200 km (+590 km), horseback ride: 200 km

By days: Day1. Karakorum
Day2. Tuvkhun Monastery & Orkhon Waterfall
Day3. Full day horse trek through Naiman Lake
Day4. Ongi Monastery Ruin
Day5. Bayanzag
Day6. Khongor Sand Dune
Day7. Yol Valley
Day8. Fly back to Ulaanbaatar
Prices

We offer 2 different type of tour arrangements for our customers.  

Standard ArrangementWhat is Standard Arrangement of TGM?
(Staying through the tourist ger camps) What is Tourist Ger Camp of Mongolia?

2090 USD for 1pax
1290 USD p.p for 2pax
1030 USD p.p for 3pax
900 USD p.p for 4pax
820 USD p.p for 5pax
770 USD p.p for 6pax
Single supplement: 140 usd
Included: 6 nights in Tourist Ger Camp, 1 night in the tent, food service, land transportation, English speaking guide service, all entrance fees and Government charges, all activities costs, sleeping bag, mineral water, domestic flight pick up
Not included: OW domestic flight, gratuities for staffs, personal expenses (extra some drinks, souvenir buying, locals concerts etc), travel insurance
Budget ArrangementWhat is Budget Arrangement of TGM?
(Staying in the local ger guesthouses) What is Local Ger Guesthouse of Mongolia? 
1690 USD for 1pax
970 USD p.p for 2pax
740 USD p.p for 3pax
620 USD p.p for 4pax
550 USD p.p for 5pax
510 USD p.p for 6pax
Included: 6 night s in Local Ger Guesthouse, 1 night in the tent, land transportation, English speaking guide service, all entrance fees and Government charges, all activities costs, sleeping bag, domestic flight pick up
Not included: OW domestic flight, food service, gratuities for staffs, personal expenses (extra some drinks, souvenir buying, locals concerts etc), travel insurance

Child policy: 0 - 3 years old baby free of charge
                       4 - 12 years old child 30% discount (counted as 1pax)
Group policy: Up from 6pax please see our Group Service. Get better rate. 
Discount policy: We always try to lower the our service prices by looking better solution for our customers. Here is several Discount Policy you can save until 10% that we can do on our best for our customers.

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Why domestic flight not included? The rate of the flight tickets is not constant, very changeable & will depends by many reasons such us when to buy etc. But we are able to book the tickets for you in their contract price without any charge or you directly to book by youself. There is 2 companies running in the business Aero Mongolia & Hunnu Air. You can google & book the tickets online.

Why food service not included in the Budget Arrangement? You can buy meals from local ger guesthouses by paying only 2 or 3 usd per meal. There is plenty of food shops on the way when you are touring. You can carry your own food from UB. It is nice you eat our own breakfast and then buy meals for lunch and dinner. Meals will be basic and usually cooked Mongolian traditional or Russian styled foods. Or you can get basic free kitchen belonings from us and cook yourself.more other Customers' FAQs

Detailed Itinerary

Day1. Karakorum - Genghis Khaan's capital city

pick you up from your accommodation - drive to Karakorum /360 km/ - check-in to the local accommodation - Explore and enjoy historical sites around Erdene Zuu khiid (Erdene Zuu monastery complex), visit to the Kharkhorum Museum - dinner time - free time - overnight there

Karakorum, the capital of Great Mongolian State where today there is a small local township. In the history, the city of Karakorum was founded in 1220 in Orkhon River Valley by order of Genghis Khan and after collapsing of Yuan dynasty of Khuvilai Khan Min state’s invaders sacked the city and massacred its inhabitants in 1388 and ruined it.

symbol of Karakorum the turtle rock

wall of the Erdene Zuu Monastery 

inside of the Erdene Zuu Monastery Complex

(more pictures & info of Karakorum)

Day2. Tuvkhun Temple - hike in the larch forest & Orkhon Waterfall - horse ride

breakfast time - drive to Tövkhön khiid /90 km/ - lunch time and meet local horseman and horses - ride and explore Tövkhön khiid - drive to Orkhon Waterfall (50) - dinner time - leisure hike around the waterfall - overnight there

The monastery is located on the peak of the densely forested and picturesque mountain Shiveet at the elevation of 2000m. Mongolian first bogd (head of the Buddhism) Zanabazar's followers built the temple in 1653 for meditation and art studio purpose. Over 25 m high and 10 m wide Orkhon Waterfall is the biggest waterfall in the country and one of the most attractive destination in Orkhon River Valley, UNISCO World heritage site. The surrounding areas of the waterfall was formed by volcanic activities dated back approximately 20,000 years and covered by over 10 m thick lava layer with interesting shapes of bubbles which created smaller waterfalls with 4-5 m heights.

The Tuvkhun Temple is located on the top of Shireet Mountain. (more pictures & info of Tuvkhun Monastery)

Orkhon Waterfall is biggest waterfall in Mongolia (more pictures & info about Orkhon Waterfall)

Day3. Horsetrek trek to Naiman Lake

breakfast time - horseback riding towards Eight Lakes - lunch time - horseback riding - dinner time - riding to the nomadic family home - overnight in the tent (110 km)

The horseback riding enthusiast will experience an unforgettable excursion through timbered ridges and mountain meadows. We offer horse pack trips suited for all ages and abilities with rides varying in length . Horse pack trips allow you to reach deep into the southern Siberian wilderness.

Shireet Lake view from a distance 

we will do a day horse trek 

This area is home of yaks  

(more pictures & info of Naiman Lake)

Day4. Ongi Monastery Ruin - hiking

breakfast time - drive to Ongiin khiid /250 km/ - check-in to the local accommodation - lunch time - Explore Buddhist temple ruins, once was biggest complex in 17th century at Ongiin khiid (Ongi Monastery) - dinner time - free time  - overnight there

Ongi Monastery Ruins is the visible ruins of a Buddhist monastery founded in 1760 and destroyed in 1937 by communists. Located on the shore of the Ongi River, the monastery was formerly one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia.

Ongi Monastery Ruins

Ongi Monastery Ruin view

Ongi River view

Ongi Monastery Ruin view from a distance

Ongi Monastery Ruin's museum & active temple view from front side

(more pictures & info of Ongi Monastery Ruin)

Day5. Bayanzag - famous dinosaur site

breakfast time - drive to Bayanzag /170 km/ - check-in to the local accommodation - lunch time - free time - dinner time - Hike and explore most famous dinosaur site, Bayanzag or Ulaan ereg  (Flaming Cliffs) in the setting sun - overnight in there

Bayanzag means saxual forest in English and area of red cliffs “Bayanzag” which have been formed from the erosion of the water and wind over many millions of years. A lot of dinosaurs’ findings such as Protoceratops & dinosaur’ eggs have been found there in first time.

Bayanzag view from car parking

tourist usually do hike for explore the site

dinosaur eggs found from here in first time

(more pictures & info of Bayanzag)

Day6. Khongor Sand Dune - camel riding and climbing

breakfast time - drive to Khongoryn els /150 km/ - check-in local accommodation - lunch time - short drive to Khongoryn els - Climb up to over 200 m high Khongoryn els (Singing or Khongor sand dunes) and ride two humped camels around picturesque desert oasis Khongoryn gol (Khongor river) - drive back to local accommodation - dinner time - free time - overnight there

Khongor is second biggest sand dune in the country that extend along the northern side of Sevrei and Zoolun mountain ranges. It range from 5 to 10 km in width, nearly 100 km long, with crests rising 80 to 300m above the surrounding landscape.

from the top of the Khongor Sand Dune in the morning

Khongor Oasis view

Khongor Oasis view from a distance. Background white mountain is Khongor Sand Dune

camel riding in Gobi Desert

(more pictures & info of Khongor Sand Dune)

Day7. Yol Valley - a narrow picturesque gorge

breakfast time - drive to Yolyn am /190 km/ - lunch time - horse back riding in picturesque narrow Yolyn am (Eagle valley) and see ice glaciers in hot summer time in the second biggest Desert in the World, Gobi and visit to local attractive museum - drive to and check-in the local accommodation - dinner time - free time - overnight there

Yol means vulture in Mongolian and the valley begins from Zuun Saikhan Mountain, a branch of the Gurvan Saikhan Mountain range, and stretches over 10 km. The narrowest part, only 3 or 4 person can pass in same time, of the valley is completely shaded from the direct sun shine by high cliff walls.

Yol Valley view from the entrance 

horse riding in here fun

you might see ice in July in hot desert in Yol Valley

(more pictures & info of Yol Valley)

Day8. Fly back to Ulaanbaatar

breakfast time - drive to Dalanzadgad (60 km) - transfer to local airfield - fly to Ulaanbaatar (1.5 hours) - pick you up from airport - transfer to your accommodation - endtransfer to your accommodation - end

Booking

Our Booking is easy & complete in below 4 steps. 

Step1:  Please carefully read our Contract Of Private Package Tour. Cancellation & other condition will be follow this contract. 
Step2:   Send us your Booking Form (Only one of the group member's Booking Form is fine. No need to send us all member's booking forms) 
Step3:   You will be received an Voucher & Invoice from us via email. 
Step4: Select payment method and pay the Payment.
Information
  • Above prices are changeable by changing components (kind of services) of the itinerary.
  • This is a private tour and you or your travel buddies will be in the tour.
  • Domestic flight companies accept only 10kg-15kg lugguge incuding your carry on bags too for free transfer.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in correct pick up location at correct time as stated on your booking form.
  • No smoking in travel vehicles or aircraft. 

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