Ancient capital of the Great Mongol Empire

Tour to the capital of the Great Mongol Empire, which was the most important city in the medieval world. Also you will get to visit natural hot spring and some scenic spots of the area.

Route:

Karakorum, Khushuu Tsaidam, Tsenkher Hot Spring, Orkhon  Waterfall, Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes

Duration:

7 nights / 8 days

Price From:

US$ 1398

Region:

Central Mongolia  

Tour highlights:

Karakorum, Khushuu Tsaidam, Tsenkher Hot Spring, Orkhon  Waterfall, Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes

On this tour you will visit the capital of the Great Mongol Empire which this tour named after. Also you will see the best places in the area such as natural Tsenher hot spring, Lake Ugii with its numerous water birds, extinct Uran Togoo volcano, as well as museums and the monasteries.

  • Day 1. Ulaanbaatar.
  • Day 2. Karakorum. 380km. (B/L/D)
  • Day 3. Lake Ugii. 130 km. (B/L/D)
  • Day 4. Tsenher Jiguur Hot Spring. 140 km. (B/L/D)
  • Day 5. Orkhon Waterfall 160 km. (B/L/D)
  • Day 6.  Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes (230 km). (B/L/D)
  • Day 7. Ulaanbaatar 280km. (B/L/D)
  • Day 8. Departure. (B)

Day 1. Arrival

Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar, you will be greeted by your guide and driver, and transferred to your hotel. Half or full day city tours are available.

Day 2. Karakorum (380 km)

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Karakorum, the 13th century capital of the Great Mongol Empire. Lunch on the way. After arrival in Karakorum visit Erdenezuu Monastery and Karakorum museum as well as turtle stone. Dinner and overnight stay in a Ger camp (L/D).

Day 3. Khushuu Tsaidam / Ugii Lake (130 km)

Start driving to the monuments of prince Kul-Tegin (685-731), the oldest and most important findings of Turkish period. Continue driving. In the evening, hiking around the lake and enjoy watching the birds. Dinner and overnight stay in a Ger camp (B/L/D).

Day 4. Tsenkher Hot Spring  (140 km)

Drive to Tsenkher hot spring. Spend the day relaxing in natural spa and walking in the surrounding forest. Optional massage and beauty services are available. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay in a Ger camp (B/L/D). 

Day 5. Orkhon Waterfall  (160 km)

This morning we drive to the beautiful Orkhon Waterfall, and enjoy the charming surroundings of the river including small waterfalls of 4-5 meters in height, as well as the Ulaan Tsutgalan waterfall, the biggest in Mongolia at a height of 24 meters. The Orkhon river Valley has been protected as a National Park since 2006. Overnight stay in a Ger camp near the waterfall (B/L/D).

Day 6. Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes  (230 km)

Breakfast at camp and drive to Bayan Gobi. Arrive in Bayan Gobi in the late afternoon. Visit to a camel-breeder’s ger for a full day camel riding and visit to Ovgon Temple and travel through Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes. Overnight stay in a Ger camp (B/L/D).

Day 7. Ulaanbaatar (280 km)

Breakfast at ger camp and drive back to Ulaanbaatar. After arrival in Ulaanbaatar, transfer to your hotel accommodation in Ulaanbaatar (B).

Day 8. Departure

Transfer to the airport or train station for international departure.

 

Tour dates: 

GROUP 1: 18th of July – 25th of July 2018

GROUP 2: 25th of August- 01st of September 2018 

 

Tour includes:

  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • English speaking guide at all times.
  • In the countryside all lodging will be in ger camps.
  • All meals are provided as stated in the itinerary.
  • Ground transportation: in the countryside by a chauffeur driven 4WD jeep, minivan or bus in the city area.
  • Park entrance fees
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • 1 liter of drinking water per day per person

Package price DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Accommodation in a hotel or hostel in Ulaanbaatar, Hotel extras, such as telephone calls, bar bills and laundry services, Travel insurance, medical insurance, Visa application fees, Alcoholic beverages, Personal expenses such as IDD call, internet, laundry, items of a personal nature, Gratuity to local guides and drivers, Additional services, Any charges of major force beyond our control (e.g. imposition, quarantine restrictions, etc...), Optional excursions unless stated in your itinerary, etc…

 

This is a suggested packing list, which you should feel free to adjust to suit your needs. Please refer to our travel guide for more detailed information.

  • backpack or soft bag
  • waterproof bag cover
  • day pack
  • head lamp/flashlight
  • spare batteries/bulb
  • personal medications
  • waterproof hiking boots
  • waterproof jacket with hood
  • waterproof over pants
  • fleece jacket or wool jumper
  • cotton t-shirts
  • long sleeve shirts
  • lightweight trousers
  • shorts
  • socks
  • underwear
  • sun hat
  • sandals
  • sun glasses
  • sun cream
  • insect repellent
  • resealing (Ziploc) plastic bags
  • binoculars/camera
  • watch/ alarm clock
  • money belt/ pouch
  • insurance confirmation copy
  • emergency contact number