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Reindeer breading family on shore of Lake Huvsgul
Duration: 18 days
Transportation: Airplane, Extensive driving
Accommodation: Hotel, Ger tourist camp, tent camping
Departure date: Any time between June 15 and Sep 15
Tour grade: Moderate
Tour code: N9

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, Khorgo Volcano, Chuluut River Caynon, Lake Terkh, Lake Huvsgul

Description: Classic introduction to Mongolian nature, landscape, culture and religion.  The route covers all popular tourist spots in Gobi Desert, Central and Northern Mongolia region. 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 component
Add 1-3 day horseback riding trip
Combine it with Wonders of Zavkhan trip (Trip code: B1)
Add or Remove 1-2 day Ulaanbaatar City Tour
2015 Special offer

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

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: 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)
2090 1790 1390 1090
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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