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. Tsenher Jiguur Hot Spring. 120 km. (B/L/D)
  • Day 4. Lake Ugii. 120 km. (B/L/D)
  • Day 5. Uran Togoo. 200 km. (B/L/D)
  • Day 6. Amarbayasgalant. 300km. (B/L/D)
  • Day 7. Ulaanbaatar 350km. (B/L/D)
  • Day 8. Departure. (B)

Day 1.  Arrival / Ulaanbaatar

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

Day 2.  Ulaanbaatar / Karakorum 380km

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 Khaadiin Khushuu. Dinner and overnight stay in a ger camp. (L/D)

Day 3.  Khushuu Tsaidam -Ugii Lake 130km

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 the camp. (B/L/D)

Day 4. Arkhangai/Tsenkher Hot Spring 120 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 260 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. Rest at 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 at ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 7. Ulaanbaatar 280km

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

Day 8. Departure

In the morning transfer to the airport or train station for international departure.

Package price does not include accommodations in Ulaanbaatar

From 1398 USD per person

Tour dates:

  • GROUP 1: 18th of July – 25th of July 2016
  • GROUP 2: 27th of August- 3rd of September 2016

Group size

Minimum 3pax

Maximum 15pax

Single Supplement in Ger camp

Single occupancy in ger camps, 100 USD per person

Include:

  • 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, bus in the city area.
  • Park entrance fees
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • 1 liter of drinking water per day per person

 Exclude:

  • 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
  • Airfare or train ticket
  • Airport taxes, excess baggage charges (over 44pound / 20kilo)
  • Changes of arrival/departure flights
  • 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