Nomadic life in Photo

Mongolia offers a stunning array of photographic opportunities. Travel through the vast steppe to capture images of Mongolian horses, traditional ger camps, and camel-herding families. 

Route:

Ulaanbaatar - Khustai National Park - Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes - Karakorum - Lake Ugii

Duration:

7 nights / 8 days 

Price From:

US$ 2298

Region:

Central Mongolia

Tour highlights:

Khustai National Park - Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes - Karakorum - Lake Ugii

Mongolia offers a stunning array of photographic opportunities. Travel through the vast steppe to capture images of Mongolian horses, traditional ger camps, and camel-herding families.

  • Day 1 Arrival in Ulaanbaatar (L/D)
  • Day 2 Ulaanbaatar - Khustai National Park – Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes  (B/L/D)
  • Day 3 Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes (B/L/D)
  • Day 4 Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes Karakorum  (B/L/D)
  • Day 5 Karakorum - Lake Ugii (B/L/D)
  • Day 6 Lake Ugii - Ulaanbaatar  (B/L/D)
  • Day 7 Ulaanbaatar - Chinggis Khaan Statue complex - Ulaanbaatar (B/L/D)
  • Day 8 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 - Khustai National Park – Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes

Early morning after breakfast you will start your tour to Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes. On the way you will visit Khustai National Park. You will take a picture of Takhi Przewalski horse and deer. Also here you will have the chance to shoot landscape. After lunch at Khustai national park and continue driving to Elsen Tasarhai Sand Dunes. Meet with the family for next day’s photo shoot of life of camel breeding nomadic family. Enjoy camel riding.

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

Day 3 Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes

After breakfast drive to the camel breeding family. On this day you will take pictures of nomadic people’s life and landscape of Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes. This place has a very unique combination of mountains, forests and Gobi desert landscape in one location.

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

Day 4 Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes Karakorum

Start driving to Karakorum after breakfast. Karakorum is the 13th century capital of the Great Mongol Empire. Here you can shoot the biggest monastery of Mongolia, Erdene Zuu. It has total of 108 stupas and 25 for each side and 2 for each corner.

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

Day 5 Karakorum - Lake Ugii

Drive to Lake Ugii in Arkhangai province. On the way drive through ancient Turkic king Bilge’s memorial statue and the museum. Ger camp is located on the shore of Lake Ugii. You will visit a nomadic horse breeding family during the day. You will take the picture of their culture, life and the horses. The lake Ugii has a magnificent view and countless water birds will be at your doorsteps. Here you will take the pictures of the landscape. Enjoy short horse ride.

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

Day 6 Lake Ugii - Ulaanbaatar

Before breakfast take a picture of the lake while the sun is rising. After breakfast drive back to Ulaanbaatar.

Overnight in selected hotel (B/L/D)

Day 7 Ulaanbaatar - Chinggis Khaan Statue complex - Ulaanbaatar

Breakfast at the hotel and start driving to Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex. You will take pictures of landscape and continue driving to XIII century complex. It consists of 6 camps and tribes which are very unique on their own.  Everything is built in XIII century style. Take the pictures of XIII century Mongol life style. Return to Ulaanbaatar and dinner.

Overnight in selected hotel (B/L/D)

Day 8 Departure

Transfer to airport for you international flight.

Tour available dates:

01 June – 15 October

Tour package price

2 pax:                              2548 USD per person

3-5 pax:                            2298 USD per person

Include:

  • Transfers on arrival and departure
  • English speaking guide at all time
  • Tourist GER camp stay during 4 nights
  • Hotel**** stay during 3 nights
  • All meals are provided as stated in the itinerary.
  • Ground transportation: in the country side by a chauffeured 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
  • 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