Events & Naadam
The Blue Pearl of Mongolia
Unforgettable tour to the pristine lake Khuvsgul. The lake holds the 2% of the world’s fresh water reserve. On this tour you will also visit extinct volcano and natural hot spring.
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9 nights / 10 days
Northern Mongolia, Central Mongolia
Amarbayasgalant Monastery, Lake Khuvsgul, Jargal Jiguur Hot Spring, Khorgiin Togoo Volcano, Karakorum
- Day 1. Ulaanbaatar.
- Day 2. Amarbayasgalant. 350km. (L/D)
- Day 3. Bulgan province / Uran Togoo. 300 km. (B/L/D)
- Day 4. Lake Khuvsgul. 450km. (B/L/D)
- Day 5. Lake Khuvsgul. (B/L/D)
- Day 6. Jargal Jiguur Hot Spring. 280km. (B/L/D)
- Day 7. Khorgiin Togoo volcano / Lake Terhiin Tsagaan. 100km. (B/L/D)
- Day 8. Karakorum. 320 km. (B/L/D)
- Day 9. Ulaanbaatar. 380km. (B/L/D)
- Day 10. Departure. (B)
Day 1. Arrival
Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar, you will be greeted by your guide and driver. Transfer to a hotel. Optional half- or all-day city tours are available.
Day 2. Ulaanbaatar / Amarbayasgalant (350 km)
In the morning, start your journey to Amarbayasgalant Monastery, or the "Monastery of Tranquil Felicity" – one of the three largest Buddhist monastic centers in Mongolia. The monastery was established in 1727 and completed in 1736 to serve as a final resting place for Zanabazar (1635–1723), the first Jebtsundamba Khutuktu, or spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism for the Khalkha Mongolians in Mongolia. His remains were transferred to a newly created temple in 1788. Amarbayasgalant was one of the very few monasteries to have partly escaped destruction during the Stalinist purges of 1937. Visit and explore the grounds of the monastery. Dinner and overnight stay in a Ger camp (L/D).
Day 3. Bulgan province / Uran Togoo (300 km)
After breakfast, drive to Uran Togoo, an extinct volcano in Bulgan province. You will have a scenic drive with endless green pastures and the deep blue sky. Dinner and overnight stay in a Ger camp (B/L/D).
Day 4. Lake Khuvsgul (400 km)
In the morning, drive north to Khuvsgul province. Please keep your cameras handy, photo opportunities will present themselves often. Late afternoon, reach the beautiful Khuvsgul Lake and settle in a Ger camp located on the shore (B/L/D).
Day 5. Lake Khuvsgul
Explore the breathtaking shores of Mongolia’s biggest and most beautiful freshwater lake. There is an opportunity to go horse riding. After lunch, visit a reindeer herder family. Learn about their unique lifestyle and culture. Dinner and overnight stay in a Ger camp on the lakeshore (B/L/D).
Day 6. Jargal Jiguur Hot Spring (280 km)
After breakfast, start the drive to Jargal Jiguur hot spring. The spring comes out from a depth of 150m and its water is not mixed with soil water due to its high temperature. The camp transfers the hot water via pipes. Enjoy the stargazing in the hot spa in the pool. Overnight stay in a Ger camp (B/L/D).
Day 7. Khorgiin Togoo Volcano / Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan (100 km)
Drive to the magnificent volcanic area of Khorgiin Togoo, which is located on the eastern shore of Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan. Today, you will have plenty of opportunities for hiking, please wear hiking shoes to climb up the volcanic crater. Dinner and overnight stay in a Ger camp (B/L/D).
Day 8. Karakorum (320 km)
After breakfast, drive to Karakorum, once the capital of the 13th century Great Mongol Empire. Visit Erdene-Zuu Monastery, which was the first and the largest monastery in Mongolia built on the ruins of the ancient capital. Tour the monastery and visit several temples with excellent examples of Buddhist Thangka paintings and statues dating back to the 17th century. Visit the Karakorum museum. Dinner and overnight stay in a Ger camp (B/L/D).
Day 9. Ulaanbaatar (380 km)
After breakfast, drive back to Ulaanbaatar and check into your hotel. In the evening, enjoy a Mongolian traditional folk concert followed by a dinner at a restaurant. Overnight stay in a hotel (B/L/D).
Day 10. Departure
Transfer to the airport or train station for international departure.
TOUR AVAILABLE DATES:
- GROUP 3: 16th of August – 25th of August/2018
- GROUP 1: 21st of June – 30th of June/2018
- GROUP 2: 19th of July – 28th of July/2018
- GROUP 4: 6th of September – 15th of September/2018
- 1 liter of drinking water per day per person
- Park entrance fees
- All meals are provided as stated in the itinerary
- English-speaking guide at all times
- Transfers upon arrival and departure
- In the countryside all lodging will be in ger camps
- Ground transportation: in the countryside by a chauffeured 4WD jeep, minivan or bus in the city area
- Sightseeing as per itinerary
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 items of personal nature, gratuity to local guides and drivers, airfare or train tickets, airport taxes, excess baggage charges (over 33 pounds / 15 kilograms), changes of arrival/departure flights, additional services, any charges of force majeure beyond our control (e.g. imposition of 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
- spare batteries/bulb
- personal medications
- winter coat
- winter boots
- fleece jacket or wool jumper
- cotton t-shirts
- long sleeve shirts
- winter long johns
- winter socks
- sun glasses
- resealing (Ziploc) plastic bags
- watch/ alarm clock
- money belt/ pouch
- insurance confirmation copy
- emergency contact number
- winter mittens
- winter woolly hat