The Jewels of Central Mongolia

Touring around the center of ancient nomads is a unique experience of our lifetime. Exploring the ancient capital of the Great Mongol Empire, walking around stunning Orkhon waterfall surrounded by 20000 years old volcanic stones located in Orkhon Valley, UNESCO World Heritage site, watching the sunset at Ogii lake - famous for its birdlife, having a rest in Tsenkher Natural hot spring set between forested hills and watching the only truly wild horses in their wilderness are the activities that can make you feel like dreams come true.   

Route:

Ulaanbaatar - The Ancient Capital, Kharkhorin - Orkhon Waterfall - Tsenkher Hot Springs - Ugii Lake - Kultegin Monument - Khustai National Park

Duration:

7 nights /8 days 

Price From:

US$ ****

Region:

Central Mongolia  

Tour highlights:

Ulaanbaatar - The Ancient Capital, Kharkhorin - Orkhon Waterfall - Tsenkher Hot Springs - Ugii Lake - Kultegin Monument - Khustai National Park

In Central Mongolia, commonly you can experience little bit of everything from the monasteries to the mountains and rivers. Central Mongolia, commonly known as the Horse Breeders’ Paradise for its serene beauty is a land of flourishing green meadows, rolling hills and crystal blue lakes and rivers lying at the northern foot of the Khangai Mountain Range. This is where many nomadic families are herding their livestock, and a great place to experience the Mongolian culture at first hand. Come with us on a trip that has been specially designed to accommodate travelers of every age, going at an easy pace that would allow one to truly absorb the unique tranquility Mongolia so typical to Mongolia.

  • Day 1. Ulaanbaatar (B/L/D)
  • Day 2. The Ancient Capital, Kharhorin. 380km (B/L/D)
  • Day 3. Orkhon Waterfall. 120km (B/L/D)
  • Day 4. Tsenkher Hot Springs. 140km (B/L/D)
  • Day 5. Ugii Lake. 240 km (B/L/D)
  • Day 6. Khustai National Park. 300km (B/L/D)
  • Day 7. Ulaanbaatar (B/L/D)
  • Day 8. Departure (B)

Day 1. Ulaanbaatar. (B/L/D)

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to selected hotel. After lunch, take city tour including Sukhbaatar Square, National History Museum and then visit Zaisan Hill War Memorial to get your bearings with a panoramic view of the whole city. Enjoy traditional concert and have a dinner.
Overnight at selected hotel

Day 2. The Ancient Capital, Karakorum. 380km (B/L/D)

After an early breakfast drive to the Ancient Capital of Mongolia, Karakorum and upon arrival,visit Erdene-Zuu Monastery. Erdene-Zuu Monastery is one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia. Tour of the monastery grounds and several chapels with excellent examples of Buddhist iconography dating from the 16th century. Visit the ruins of Karakorum, the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire.
Overnight in tourist GER camp

Day 3. Orkhon Waterfall. 120km (B/L/D)

Drive to Orkhon Waterfall. On the way visit Shankh Monastery to attend chanting and meet with the monks. Keep driving to Orkhon Waterfall and arrive at the waterfall late afternoon. Have packed lunch on the way. Excursion to the beautiful Orkhon Waterfall. Hiking and photo session along the river.
Overnight in tourist GER camp

Day 4. Tsenkher Hot Springs. 140km (B/L/D)

After breakfast we will drive through thick pine forests to the Tsenkher hot springs where we can enjoy with hot spring flows out of the ground at 82 relaxing soak.
Overnight in tourist GER camp

Day 5. Ugii Lake. 240 km (B/L/D)

Today we will drive to Ugii Lake where we can enjoy hiking through the lakeshore and enjoying for bird watching. In the afternoon we will visit Kultegin Monument which is the massive stone tomb was built in honor of a Turkic prince and warrior killed in a battle that took place not far away. The stone is engraved in both Chinese and Runic scripts.
Overnight in tourist GER camp

Day 6. Khustai National Park. 300km (B/L/D)

Today we drive to Khustai National Park. Khustai was established as part of a unique project to reintroduce the world’s last surviving wild horses back to their natural environment. On the brink of extinction during the last century, only a very few Takhi or Przewalski’s horse were left in zoos around Europe. This graceful steppe horse was returned to Mongolia, and today, thanks to this special project, two herds again roam the Mongolian steppes.
Overnight in tourist GER camp

Day 7. Ulaanbaatar (B/L/D)

Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Have lunch in the hotel; take tour to the Gobi cashmere factory for shopping for original and pure cashmere gifts and garments. Have farewell dinner
Overnight at selected hotel

Day 8. Departure (B)

After breakfast transfer to the airport or train station for your international departure.

TOUR AVAILABLE DATES:

01 June – 15 October

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…