Bird watching tour

Mongolia is home to over 400 species of birds. 70% of them are migrant birds. The best time to see rare birds in Mongolia in May or in September. 

Route:

Ulaanbaatar – Terelj National Park - Bayankhongo town - Boon tsagaan nuur - Orog nuur - Altai Mountains - Khongor Sand dunes - Yoliin am - Gun Galuut National Park

Duration:

14 nights /15 days 

Price From:

US$ 3598

Region:

Central and Southern Mongolia  

Tour highlights:

Buun Tsagaan Lake – Orog Lake – Gobi Desert – Yolyn Am 

Birding in Mongolia is one of the most special interest trips that you can do in Mongolia. The avifauna of Mongolia includes a total of 427 species. During this trip probably we can see rare birds such as Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus), Swan Goose (Anser cygnoides), Baikal Teal *Pallas's Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus), Altai Snowcock (Tetraogallus altaicus), Daurian Partridge (Perdix dauuricae), Black-billed Capercaillie, White-naped Crane (Grus vipio), Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo), Oriental Plover (Charadrius veredo), Relict Gull (Ichthyaetus relictus), Pallas's Sandgrouse (Syrrhaptes paradoxus), Kozlov's Accentor (Prunella koslowi), Chinese Bush Warbler (Bradypterus tacsanowskius), Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler (Locustella certhiola), Asian Desert Warbler (Sylvia nana), Sulphur-bellied Warbler (Phylloscopus griseolus), Azure Tit (Cyanistes cyanus), White-crowned Penduline Tit (Remiz coronatus), Henderson's Ground Jay (Podoces hendersoni) and Great Rosefinch (Carpodacus rubicilla).

  • Day 1 Arrival in Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 2 Ulaanbaatar – Tuul River – Terelj National Park
  • Day 3 Terelj National Park – Ulaanbaatar – Bayankhongor town
  • Day 4 Bayankhongor town – Boon Tsagaan Nuur
  • Day 5 Boon Tsagaan Nuur
  • Day 6 Boon Tsagaan Nuur – Orog Nuur
  • Day 7 Orog Nuur
  • Day 8 Orog Nuur – Altai Mountains (Ikh Bogdiin Nuruu)
  • Day 9 Altai Mountains – Khongor Sand dunes
  • Day 10 Khongor Sand dunes – Yoliin Am
  • Day 11 Yoliin Am
  • Day 12 Yoliin Am – Dalanzadgad town – Ulaanbaatar – Gun Galuut National Park
  • Day 13 Gun Galuut National Park
  • Day 14 Gun Galuut National Park – Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 15 Departure

Day 1 Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to selected hotel. After check-in hotel, we will do short city tour including Sukhbaatar Square, Chinggis Khaan Monument, National History Museum and Zaisan Hill for panoramic view of the city. Before dinner, we will enjoy Mongolian traditional folklore concert. Have a welcoming dinner.

Overnight in selected hotel (L/D)

Day 2 Ulaanbaatar – Tuul River – Terelj National Park   

After breakfast, we will drive towards to Terelj National Park, passing by Tuul River where we can do birding. After lunch, we will have birding around the area.

Overnight in tourist GER camp (B/L/D)

Day 3 Terelj National Park – Ulaanbaatar – Bayankhongor town

After breakfast in tourist GER camp, we will drive to airport to take flight to Bayankhongor town.

Overnight in local hotel in Bayankhongor town (B/L/D)

Day 4 Bayankhongor town – Boon Tsagaan Nuur

After breakfast, we will drive to Boon Tsagaan Nuur. Upon arrival in Boon Tsagaan Nuur, we will do birding around the area.

Overnight in tent (B/L/D)

Day 5 Boon Tsagaan Nuur

Today we will dedicate full day for birding in Boon Tsagaan Nuur.

Overnight in tent (B/L/D)

Day 6 Boon Tsagaan Nuur – Orog Nuur

After breakfast, we will drive to Orog Nuur. Upon arrival in Orog Nuur, we will do birding around the area.

Overnight in tent (B/L/D)

Day 7 Orog Nuur

Today we will dedicate full day for birding in Orog Nuur.

Overnight in tent (B/L/D)

Day 8 Orog Nuur – Altai Mountains (Ikh Bogdiin Nuruu)

Today we will go for birding around Ikh Bogdiin Nuruu area.

Overnight in tent (B/L/D)

Day 9 Altai Mountains – Khongor Sand dunes

Today we will drive to Khongor sand dunes. Upon arrival, we will go for birding around Khongor sand dunes.

Overnight in tourist GER camp (B/L/D)

Day 10 Khongor Sand dunes – Yoliin Am

Today we will go for birding around Yoliin Am area.

Overnight in tourist GER camp (B/L/D)

Day 11 Yolyn Am

Today we will dedicate full day birding in Yolyn Am area.

Overnight in tourist GER camp (B/L/D)

Day 12 Yolyn Am – Dalanzadgad town – Ulaanbaatar – Gun Galuut National Park

After breakfast, we will drive to Dalanzadgad town to take flight to Ulaanbaatar. Upon arrival, directly we will drive to Gun Galuut National Park.

Overnight in tourist GER camp (B/L/D)

Day 13 Gun Galuut National Park

Today we will have full day birding in Gun Galuut National Park.

Overnight in tourist GER camp (B/L/D)

Day 14 Gun Galuut National Park – Ulaanbaatar

After leisure breakfast, we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar and transfer to hotel and check in. In the afternoon, we will do short sightseeing tour including Bogd Khan Winter Palace Museum. In the afternoon free time for shopping and for relax. Have a farewell dinner.

Overnight in selected hotel (B/L/D)

Day 15 Departure

Check out hotel. Transfer to airport. Departure (B)

Tour available dates:

01 June – 15 October

Tour package price

2 pax:                              4348 USD per person

3-5 pax:                           3598 USD per person

Supplement for domestic flight

UB-Bayankhongor town:      170 USD per person

Dalanzadgad town-UB:        180 USD per person

Including:

  • Hotel**** in Ulaanbaatar for 2 nights
  • Local hotel for 1 night
  • Tourist GER camp for 6 nights
  • Tent camping for 5 nights
  • All transportation during whole trip
  • English speaking guide
  • Professional birding guide
  • Full board during the trip
  • Cook and cooking set
  • Camping equipments as mattresses and tent
  • Sightseeing and National park entrance fee as mentioned in the program
  • 1L bottled mineral water per person per day

 Excluding:

  • Insurance
  • International transport
  • Beverages
  • Any additional program which is not mentioned above
  • Camping goods and sleeping bags
  • Birding equipments
  • Tip

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
  • day pack
  • head lamp/flashlight
  • spare batteries/bulb
  • personal medications
  • hiking boots/shoes
  • rain jacket with hood
  • fleece jacket or wool jumper
  • cotton t-shirts
  • long sleeve shirts
  • lightweight trousers
  • shorts
  • warm hat
  • socks
  • underwear
  • sun hat
  • sandals
  • sun glasses
  • sun cream
  • spare glasses
  • insect repellent
  • plastic bags
  • binoculars/camera
  • wet tissues
  • watch/ alarm clock
  • money belt/ pouch
  • insurance confirmation copy
  • emergency contact number