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Archer girl at Naadam Festival
Duration: 21 days
Transportation: Airplane, Extensive driving
Accommodation: Hotel, ger camp
Departure date: Any time between June 15 and Sep 15
Tour grade: Moderate
Tour code: N10

Destinations: Gobi Desert, Yoliin-Am National Park, Hongor sand dune, Flaming Cliffs, Ovgon Temple, Khustai National Park, Erdene-Zuu monastery in Khar-Khorin, Tuvkhun temple, Khoshoo Tsaidam Monument, 13th century complex, Terelj National Park,  Khorgo Volcano, Chuluut River Caynon, Lake Terkh, Lake Huvsgul, the 13th century complex, Chingis Khan complex, Kherlen River

Complete introduction to Mongolian nature, landscape, culture and religion.  The route covers all popular tourist spots in Gobi Desert, Central and Northern Mongolia and some tourist attractions in Eastern Mongolia. Recommended for first time visitors to Mongolia.

Sightseeing, Ulaanbaatar City tour and optional trekking and horseback riding.
Suggested Customization
Add State Naadam Festival during July 10-12 or Naadam Festival either in South Gobi, Arkhagai, Huvsgul provinces or Khar-Khorin
Add 1-5 day Nomadic Family Homestay
Remove either Lake Huvsgul, Central Mongolia or Gobi Desert Gobi, Eastern Mongolia component
Add 1-3 day horseback riding trip
Stay longer at Lake Huvsgul for leisure
Add or Remove 1-2 day Ulaanbaatar City Tour

Day 1: Arrive at Ulaanbaatar City, Transfer to hotel. After some personal refreshment, start guided
city tour. Visit to Zaisan Memorial to see a view of the entire city. Our staff will guide you through
some major spots, such as Sukhbaatar Square and the Opera House. Visit the Museum of Natural
History and other museums, if time allows. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Transfer to the airport to fly to South Gobi. Depending on the flight schedule, visit to The
Bogd Khan Palace Museum and the Zanabazar Museum of Fine Arts in Ulaanbaatar City. Arrive in
Dalanzadgad, a provincial center of South-Gobi aymag. Then, drive to the Gobi Gurvan Saihan (The
three beauties of Gobi) National Park and arrive at the Hongoriin Els sand dune. Enjoy horse and
camel riding along the sand dune. Have dinner at the tourist camp restaurant. Stay overnight at the
ger camp.

Day 3: Drive to Bayanzag (The Rich in Saxual), which is referred to as “The Flaming Cliffs” for its
shapes and colors. Visit a nomadic herder family. You will be introduced to the daily life of herders
and try some hand processed dairy products. Then head towards Valley of Vultures (Yoliin Am)
National Park. Stay overnight at the ger camp close to the Valley.

Day 4: Trek in Yoliin Am National Park. You will see an ice cup if you come here before the end of
July. Visit the local museum at the entrance to the valley, named the “Three beauties of Gobi” which
presents information about the fauna and flora of the national park. Drive back to Dalanzadgad to
catch your flight back to the capital city. Stay overnight in the hotel in Ulaanbaatar City.

Day 5: Drive to the Khogno Khan Mountain, one of the strictly protected areas of Mongolia. Make a
trek to the mountain through beautiful surroundings to visit Ovgon Temple. Then drive to Bayangobi,
a spectacular combination of sand dunes, and grassland. Have lunch and dinner at the tourist camp
restaurants. Stay overnight at ger camp.

Day 6: Drive to Khar-Khorin, the ancient capital of Mongolia in the 13th century, and see Mongolia’s
oldest monastery Erdene Zuu. Drive toward Tuvkhun Temple, a place where Zanabazar, the first
Buddhist leader of Mongolia, meditated and created his finest works of arts within a period of over
30years. Stay overnight in a ger camp near the Monastery.

Day 7: Trek to Tuvkhun Temple. Enjoy the stunning beauty of the High Mountain, where the temple
is built. Zanabazar called the temple the Land of Happy Solitude. There is a cave called Mother
Belly, which is said to cleanse people of all their sins if they go in and out of the cave. Drive back to
Khar-Khorin. Stay overnight at a ger camp.

Days 8-9: Drive further northwest to Tsenkher Hot Spring. At the spring, water with hydrogen
sulphide pulses out of ground at 86°C. Take a hot soak. Visit a nomadic herder family and taste
some hand processed dairy products. Observe the daily activities of herders. Ride horses and
enjoy leisure time. Stay overnight at the ger camp.

Day 10: Drive further to the town of Tsetserleg, a provincial center of Arkhangai aymag and visit
Zaya Gegeen Temple Museum built, in the 18th century. Next drive to Taihar Rock and observe
inscriptions in different Asian languages, such as Old and New Mongolian and Turkish, Tibetan, and
Chinese. Relax near the river bank. Stay overnight at the ger camp.

Day 11: Drive to the Chuluut River Canyon. The Chuluut river is rich in many species of fish,
including lennok and taimen. Trek down to the canyon. Drive westward to the dormant Horgo
volcano. Enjoy the stunning natural beauty created by past volcanic eruptions. Do some fishing and
swim in Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake, our final destination for today. Stay overnight in the ger camp.

Day 12: Take a long drive through amazing natural beauty towards Lake Huvsgul, leaving the
territory of Arkhangai Province behind. Camp in a tent camp or a ger camp.

Day 13: Drive to Lake Huvsgul. On the way, stop shortly at Murun, a provincial center of Huvsgul
Aimag. Arrive at the Huvsgul Lake by driving through wonderful landscape. Stay overnight at the ger
camp on the shore of the lake.

Days 14-15: Leisure time at Huvsgul Lake. After refreshments, trek to the nearby mountain and do
some horse back riding along the shore. Taking a motor boat to the other shore of the river is
optional. If the water is warm enough, you can swim in the crystal clear lake and do some fishing.
Visit the reindeer breeding family living on the shore of the lake.  Stay overnight at the ger camp. 
Stay overnight at the ger camp.

Day 16: Drive back to Murun and catch your flight back to Ulaanbaatar City. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 17: Tour Ulaanbaatar City for a full day.  Visit Gandan Monastery, and the Museum of National
History. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 18:  Drive to the 13th century complex. See how the Mongols lived in the 13th century. Horse
and camel riding is optional. Then drive to Terelj National Park. See a rock shaped like a turtle and
visit a temple in the middle of a rocky mountain. Stay overnight at the ger camp.

Day 19: Drive to the Chingis Complex and to see a huge statue of Genghis Khan, and the
dramatized lives of ancient warriors. Drive to the Kherlen river. Enjoy fishing and swimming and a
barbeque dinner. Tent camping on the river bank.

Day 20: Enjoy the morning at the river. In the afternoon drive to Ulaanbaatar City. Stay overnight at
the hotel.

Day 21: Take advantage of free time before your departure. Visit some cashmere, clothing, souvenir
and antique shops. Transfer to the airport.
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Number of
people in your group
2 3-4 5-10 11-14
Price per person
(in USD)
2790 2590 2490 2290
Further price reductions for group(s) of 15 people or more. Contact us
One person is free for a group of every 15 people
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