Explore Mongolia tour
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Explore Mongolia tour is a big loop starting from Ulaanbaatar to the Great Gobi and travels through central and northern Mongolia, and brings you back to the capital. It takes you through the spectacular, diverse landscape, amazing hospitable culture and magnificent natural and historical wonders of the country. The tour begins with the Great Gobi desert where dinosaurs roamed for millions of years and first scientifically recognized dinosaur eggs were found. Glamorous Ice gorge, magnificent Flaming cliff and magical Singing sand dunes are also covered. In the middle of the trip you will be taken to heart of Mongolia; the amazing historical site Karakorum-capital of Mongol Empire, the historic charming monastery Erdenzuu and the glamorous extinct volcano Khorgo. Beautiful landscape, spectacular scenery and magical legends about the places you visit don’t give you a second to get bored. The final part of the trip will be at alluring lake Khuvsgul, also called “Blue Pearl”. The stunning beauty of nature, pristine sparkling lake and Tsaatan-reindeer people (Dukha people) will be the highlight of the final part of the trip.
GREAT GOBI: Yolyn Am-Ice gorge, Flaming cliff, visit to nomadic family, camel riding in desert, climbing sand dune-Khongoryn els, charming buddhist temple Ongi.
CENTRAL MONGOLIA: Karakorum – capital of Mongol Empire, biggest buddhist monastery Erdenezuu , Extinct Volcano Khorgo , Great Lakes, Tsenkher hot spa, Chuluut river canyon.
NORTHERN MONGOLIA: Jargalant hot spa, alluring lake Khuvsgul, Horse riding, reindeer people.
Day 1. Ulaanbaatar – Tsagaan suvarga
Start you great adventure to Tsagaan Suvarga, up to 60 meter high rocky formations eroded by wind and reminds you a ruined city of ancient time.
Day 2. Tsagaan suvarga – Yolyn Am
Travel to Yolyn Am-ice gorge where you will enjoy being in natural fridge during Gobi boiling hot day. Visit a local museum and get introduction to the area and its wildlife.
Day 3. Yolyn Am – Khongor Sand Dunes
Start your day driving through thrilling ice gorge to Khongor sand dunes – the largest sand dunes in Mongolia which are 300m high and 130km long. Visit a camel herding family and ride camel to sand dunes then climb to its summit. See the sunset from top of the dunes with a bottle of wine before billions of stars come out.
Day 4. Khongor Sand Dunes – Flaming Cliff
Travel to magnificent Flaming Cliff known as the land of dinosaurs where first scientifically recognized dinosaur egg discovered. Admire the wide open plain where you will spot nothing but a shadow of cloud.
Day 5. Flaming Cliff– Ongi temple
Hit the road to charming old temple on your way to central Mongolia. You will absolutely be isolated in wilderness. Drive across the endless steppe without a single hill until the beautiful small temple stops you. Get introduction of sad history in Mongolian Buddhism in 20th century, but beautiful stories and amazing natural beauty will bring happiness back to you.
Day 6. Ongi temple – Karakorum
Travel from the Gobi’s isolated landscapes to totally different landscape. Travel to Karakorum, the capital of Mongol Empire in 13th century and a place of great history, and visit a small but informative history museum. The attraction of the day is Erdenezuu monastery – first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia and UNESCO world heritage.
Day 7. Karakorum – Tsenkher Hot Spa
Carry on your trip to Tsenkher hot spa where you will rest and relax after five day long trip. Area is beautiful with mountains and trees where you can hike for a while.
Day 8.Tsenkher Hot Spa – Khorgo volcano
Head for Khorgo, the extinct volcano, and the great White Lake and on the way stop by a Chuluut river gorge which witnesses the volcanic eruption sometime eight thousand years ago. Climb up to the dead volcano and admire the breathtaking scenery and see the ocean of lava that blocked the river and formed great White Lake.
Day 9. Khorgo volcano – Jargalant hot spa
Start your next adventurous day driving on shore of the lake, pass over incredible mountain ridges and travel through beautiful thick forest. See and enjoy Mongolian beautiful countryside with plenty of yaks. Break your journey at Jargalant natural hot spa.
Day 10. Jargalant hot spa – Murun city
Carry on your trip to Murun–a city of northern Mongolia, through stunning mountains with thick forest and shallow rivers. The area is famous for its yak and black goat.
Day 11. Murun city – Lake Khuvsgul
Head to our final and the most admiring destination Khuvsgul lake, the deepest lake in the country. On the way stop for an astonishin archelogical site Uushgiin uvur; amazing deer stones and a reindeer family. Do some optional activities like taking boat tour, hiking, and horse riding.
Day 12. A day at Lake Khuvsgul.
Go hiking to the mountain peak for a panoramic view of the great lake and enjoy the spectacular view of the area. Do some optional activities like taking boat tour, swimming and horse riding.
Day 13. Lake Khuvsgul – Amarbayasgalant monastery.
Travel to Amarbayasgalant monastery. Visit one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries in the country and enjoy amazing traditional architecture.
Day 14. Amarbayasgalant monastery – Ulaanbaatar.
Head back to Ulaanbaatar. Do cashmere or souvenir shopping before attending an astounding folk performance ‘Tumen Ekh’ which includes Mongolian throat singing, contortion and traditional music instrument etc. After the performance you will be taken to your hotel.
Available from April – November
English speaking guide
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Entrance tickets to national parks and sightseeings
Hot spa fee
Hotel in Ulaanbaatar
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