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Central & North Mongolian Tour

- Blue Pearl of Asia Lake Khuvsgul
- Discover Erdene Zuu, Chinggis Khaan's former capital
- Visit to the home of nomadic family

By this tour, you will see most spectacular two destination, National park Lake Khuvsgul and Karakorum ancient capital and Erdene Zuu monastery complex, of Mongolian tourism market.

Length: 7 days
Type: 
Private Package Tour
Area:
Central Mongolia & North Mongolia
Potential date and weather condition: from June to Sept, each year. 
Difficulty: easier - moderate (No experience necessary. Trips suitable for most ages and abilities)
Distance: driving: 1274 km (+830 km), flight: 1.5 hours

Day1. Karakorum
Day2. Tsenkher Hot Spring
Day3.
 Chuluut River Canyon, Taikhar Rock & Khorgo-Terkh National Park
Day4. Shine Ider sub-province
Day5. Khuvsgul Lake National Park
Day6. Khuvsgul Lake National Park
Day7. Fly back to Ulaanbaatar

Prices

Standard Arrangement (tourist ger camp)
2110 USD for 1pax
1270 USD p.p for 2pax
1000 USD p.p for 3pax
860 USD p.p for 4pax
790 USD p.p for 5pax
740 USD p.p for 6pax
Single supplement: 120 usd
Included:
6 nights in Tourist Ger Camp, food service, land transportation, English speaking guide service, mineral water, all entrance fees and Government charges, all activities costs, domestic flight pick up
Not included: OW domestic flight, gratuities for staffs, personal expenses, travel insurance
Budget Arrangement (local ger guesthouse)
1630 USD for 1pax
910 USD p.p for 2pax
670 USD p.p for 3pax
560 USD p.p for 4pax
490 USD p.p for 5pax
440 USD p.p for 6pax
Included: 5 nights in Local Ger Guesthouse, 1 night in Tourist Ger Camp, land transportation, English speaking guide service, all entrance fees and Government charges, all activities costs, domestic flight pick up
Not included: OW domestic flight, food service, sleeping bag, gratuities for staffs, personal expenses, 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
Discount policy: We always try to lower the our service prices by looking better solution for our customers. Here is several Discounts you can save until 10% that we can do on our best for our customers.

Detailed Itinerary

Day1. Elsen Tasarkhai Sands - camel riding & Karakorum

We will pick you up from your accommodation and drive to Elsen Tasarkhai Sands (283 km). Its English meaning is Piece of Sand and considered the northern edge of the Gobi desert. It is small sand dunes, continuously lies in the lowland of legendary Khugnu Khaan and Bat Khaan Mountains. After lunch time, we will ride camels here. The two-humped camels are very comfortable to ride, as they walk slowly and gently and we will be well supported by the humps, sitting comfortably between them.

Before dinner time, we will drive to Karakorum (82 km). 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. After 200 years, Erdene Zuu, built in 1586, is the first Buddhist monastery to have been built in Mongolia and by various construction materials were taken from the ruins of Karakorum. At its peak in the late 18th century the complex of ornate gardens and 62 temples was home to over 1000 lamas. But in 1937, by communist purges the whole monastery completely destroyed. Overnight there.

Day2. Karakorum - Genghis Khan's former capital & Tsenkher Hot Spring - take rest in open pool

After breakfast time, we will do half day tour of Karakorum. We will visit to Karakorum Museum, Karakorum Ruin Open Museum and Erdene Zuu Monastery Complex respectively. After lunch time, we will drive to Tsenkher Hot Spring (125 km). Tsenkher's abundant therapeutic natural hot spring, flows out from the ground at +86°c, have been identified as amongst the best in the Mongolia in terms of healing qualities, radio energy & temperature variance & water supply, and are particularly effective in treating a multitude of ailments and skin diseases because they can accommodate many different forms/strengths of therapy. In the evening, we will enjoy in the open pool. Overnight in the tourist ger camp.

Day3. Taikhar Rock & Khorgo-Terkh National Park - horse trek & climb up

Taikhar Rock viewAfter breakfast time, After lunch time, we will drive to Taikhar Rock (51 km). Taikhar Rock is a large granite over 18 m high rock formation. Geologically, the rock was separated by Tamir river systems in millions years from north side of the mountain. The rock has a large number of inscriptions, over 150, in various scripts including Turkish, Uighar, Mongolian, Tibetan, Manchu, Sogda and Chinese too.  Unfortunately, most of them seem to have barely appeared as time passes.

After lunch time, we will drive to the Khorgo-Terkh National Park (161 km). On the way, we will see Chuluut River Canyon. The volcano erupted in the Quaternary Period and its lava closed the water stream of a river and result of this meeting has created a truly incredible landscape, Khorgo Extinct Volcano and Terkh Lake, large placid lake is ringed by sandy beaches. There is a number of rock formations of erupted several volcanoes and circuit gorges with fast flowing rivers and cascades. We will horse trek there and climb up to the top of the volcano. Overnight there.

Day4. Shine Ider sub-province

After breakfast time, we will drive to Shine Ider sub-province (170 km). On the way, we will see picturesque and high Orookh Mountain Pass. We will walk larch forested surrounding mountain of the tourist ger camp. Overnight in the tourist ger camp.

Day5. Uushig Deer Stones - ancient burial site & Khuvsgul Lake National Park

After breakfast time, we will drive to Uushig Deer Stones (109 km). A complex of 30 deer stones of Uushig Valley and its burial mounts belong to the ancient Huns period and over 3000 years old. The Bronze Age funeral practice, sacrificial ritual and ideology and animal style art, which were spread among ancient nomads, are all together represented through deer stones made by long block of granite. Highly artistic illustrations of deers and other images are symbol of Shamanism. Especially, statues with images of human face draw attentions of many scientists and considered one of the rarest statues. We will walk around the site.

Then we will drive to Khuvsgul Lake (132 km). About midway along border between Mongolia and Russian Siberia, in a gigantic stone bowl nearly 110km long and almost 40km wide, lies 3% of the all the fresh water on earth - Lake Khusgul. The lake region is home to an enormous variety of plants and animals. Since 1990s Lake Khuvsgul and the entire surrounding area have been designated as a national park, and Khuvsgul is today a naturalist's paradise and an idyllic holiday destination. The water in the lake is so clean and clear that one can easily catch sight of ground. Overnight there.

Day6. Khuvsgul Lake National Park - half day trekking and visit to reindeer people

After breakfast time, you will have half day hiking. Hiking and climbing up to the top of the back mountain of the lake is unforgettable. You will hike over a beautiful and fully covered forest of Siberian larch. Your guide will be accompanying you and packed lunch will be available. (car driving: 36 km)

After lunch time, you will visit a reindeer herders’ family. They are Tuvan people who moved to the Mongolia from Tuvan Republic around 1920s to the northern most part of Mongolia. Dukha (another name) are one of the last groups of nomadic reindeer herders (about 40 families left). Some reindeer people moved to the lake area for selling hand made souviner to tourists and brought their reindeers.

Day7. Back to Ulaanbaatar.

After breakfast time, we will drive to Murun town (119 km) and fly to Ulaanbaatar city. After you landed in Ulaanbaatar city, you will be transferred to your booked accommodation.

How to book this tour?

  • Step1: Check availability of the tour via email (to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or phone call (+976 99811918 or 88701918) and get confirmation.
  • Step2: Please carefully read our Contract
  • Step3: Send us your Booking Form
  • Step4: You will be received an Invoice from us via email.
  • Step5: Select payment method and pay the Payment.
  • Step6: Recieve the Voucher via email.

Remark:

  • 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 lugguge incuding your carry on bags too for free transfer.
  • All transactions will be conducted in United States currency, U.S Dollars
  • 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.
  • Trip itineraries may include some element of risk.
  • In the budget arrangement, you have to bring your own sleeping bag. If you like you can hire it from us.

Customers' FAQ:

Why food was not included in the Budget Arrangement and is it easy to get food there? 
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.

I want to join to another group. Is it possible?
Yes it is possible, if we have a group fitted date and same tour. Check it with us. We understand people want to share cost by joining another tours. But shorter tours (under 8 -10 days) are not often possible for join-in. If there is no tour you can join, you can post your tour in our Join-In Or Build Group section for collecting some travel other travel buddies. Usually longer tours (vacation kind of) tours are available for join and you can see our Group Scheduled Tours.

Why domestic flight was not included in the prices? 
Actual price of RT domestic price will depends when we bought the tickets. If we book it early enough, the ticket price will be much lower. If we book the tickets to close to tour starting day, the ticket price will be much higher. That is why, it was not able to add constant ticket prices on the tour price. There is only 2 domestic companies now in Mongolia.

How are the domestic flights usually booked and check the flight timetable?
If you like we can book it for you and you can pay to us. We offer our contract prices for our customers who bought a tour from us. Or you can book the tickets yourself through online. It is up to you. You can check the flight timetable from Aero Mongolia and Hunnu Air companies web pages.

How long have you been in business?
We have been providing high-quality sightseeing travel  at low prices for over 10 years. Read our customer testimonials. You can also see ratings and reviews of our tours from real travelers on the tour/activity details page.

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