Treasures of Mongolia

Travel through southern, northern and central part of Mongolia represents three different sceneries, highlighting the ruins of the ancient capital city of the Mongol Empire in the center,  the first ever dinosaur discoveries and remarkable giant sand dunes in the south and the largest crystal clear fresh water lake in the north. The excitement and the sound of nature will follow you all the time while you are discovering the nomadic soul and culture. 

Route:

Ulaanbaatar - The Ancient Capital, Kharkhorin - Gobi Desert - Lake Khuvsgul - Ulaanbaatar

Duration:

13 nights /14 days 

Price From:

US$ ****

Region:

Central, Southern and Northern Mongolia  

Tour highlights:

The Ancient Capital-Kharkhorin, Gobi Desert and Khuvsgul Lake 

This trip is the best way to get experienced Mongolia with the different aspects that make you feel Mongolian traditional lifestyle and magnificent landscape. We start the trip in the Ancient Capital Karakorum and then flying to Gobi Desert of Mongolia which is treasure of Mongolia and then head north to an area known to the Mongolians as “Mongolian Switzerland”. The trip finishes up on the shores of Huvsgul Lake, one of the world’s largest freshwater sources.

  • Day 1. Ulaanbaatar (B/L/D)
  • Day 2. Bayangobi. 280km (B/L/D)
  • Day 3. Orkhon Waterfall. 120km (B/L/D)
  • Day 4. The Ancient Capital, Kharkhorin. 120km (B/L/D)
  • Day 5. Khustai National Park/Ulaanbaatar. 400km (B/L/D)
  • Day 6. Ulaanbaatar (B/L/D)
  • Day 7. Fly to Gobi Desert (B/L/D)
  • Day 8. Yolyn Am. 100km (B/L/D)
  • Day 9. Bayanzag - Flamming Cliffs. 80km (B/L/D)
  • Day 10. Fly back to Ulaanbaatar (B/L/D)
  • Day 11. Fly to Murun/Khuvsgul Lake. 120km (B/L/D)
  • Day 12. Khuvsgul Lake (B/L/D)
  • Day 13. Fly back to Ulaanbaatar (B/L/D)
  • Day 14. 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. Bayangobi. 280km (B/L/D)

Drive to Bayangobi and have lunch on the way. Arrive at the camp in the late afternoon. Visit in Uvgun Monastery in Khugnu Khaan Mountain. In the evening stop by a local horse breeder’s family.
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. The Ancient Capital, Karakorum. 120km (B/L/D)

After an early breakfast drive to Erdene-Zuu. Late afternoon arrive in Erdene-Zuu. Visit Erdene-Zuu, once 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 5. Khustai National Park/Ulaanbaatar. 400km (B/L/D)

Drive to Ulaanbaatar. On the way visit Khustai National Park to view the Przewalsky wild horses, recently re-introduced back into Mongolia. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar in the late afternoon.
Overnight at selected hotel

Day 6. Ulaanbaatar (B/L/D)

Tour to Gandan Monastery, followed by a tour of the Fine Arts Museum. Lunch in the hotel.
Free afternoon for your leisure time or shopping.
Overnight at selected hotel

Day 7. Fly to Gobi Desert (B/L/D)

Take flight to Dalanzadgad city and then drive to our tourist GER camp in the Gobi. In the afternoon, visit a camel breeder family for a photo opportunity, a camel riding session and to explore the nomadic lifestyle. Enjoy a peaceful evening in the Gobi Desert.
Overnight in tourist GER camp

Day 8. Yolyn Am. 100km (B/L/D)

Visit Yolyn Am which is known as Eagle Valley, located in Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park for a morning trek and an opportunity to photograph the stunning landscape, the Gobi Glacier and intriguing wildlife. Packed lunch in the National Park and do leisure hiking. Return to tourist GER camp.
Overnight in tourist GER camp

Day 9. Bayanzag - Flamming Cliffs. 80km (B/L/D)

A day trip to Bayanzag, known as Flaming Cliffs and explore the ‘Gobi Dinosaur Cemetery’ and the trail of Roy Chapman Andrews*. En route Moltsog Els sand dunes and have a picnic lunch. After the excursion in the sand dunes, drive back to tourist GER camp.
Overnight in tourist GER camp

Day 10. Fly back to Ulaanbaatar (B/L/D)

Take morning flight to Ulaanbaatar. Have lunch in the hotel. In the afternoon visit the Bogd Khan Palace Museum, beautiful Winter Palace of the last Mongolian Khan, who ruled until 1924
Overnight at selected hotel

Day 11. Fly to Murun/Khuvsgul Lake. 120km (B/L/D)

Take flight to Murun, the capital of Khuvsgul province and drive to tourist GER camp at Khuvsgul Lake. Overnight in tourist GER camp

Day 12. Khuvsgul Lake (B/L/D)

Full day to explore the breathtaking alpine scenery of this beautiful lake. There will be an ample opportunity to experience local nomadic lifestyles. Free hiking and photo session along the shores of the lake, home to diverse wildlife and countless birds.
Overnight in tourist GER camp

Day 13. Fly back to Ulaanbaatar (B/L/D)

Drive back to Murun town to catch a morning flight 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 14. 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…

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