Zavkhan overland Khuvsgul Lake

Route:  Khustai, Kharkhorin, Tsenkher Hot Spring, White Lake, Khojuliin Gol (River), Dayan Mountain, Uliastai town, Ulaagchiin Khar Nuur /Lake/, Senjit Khad , Mukhart river, Zuun Lake, Khuvsgul Lake

Duration:  13 nights /14 Days

Price From:

US$ 2198

Region:

Zavkhan Province -Khuvsgul Lake

Tour highlights:
Khustai, Kharkhorin, Tsenkher Hot Spring, White Lake, Khojuliin Gol (River), Dayan Mountain, Uliastai town, Ulaagchiin Khar Nuur /Lake/, Senjit Khad ,Mukhart river, Zuun Lake, Khuvsgul Lake

ITINERARY

  • Day 1. Arrival in Ulaanbaatar Thu/ Mon
  • Day 2. Khustai National Park
  • Day 3. Ancient Capital Kharkhorin
  • Day 4. Tsenkher Hot Spring
  • Day 5. White Lake
  • Day 6. Khojuliin Gol (River)
  • Day 7. Ulaagchiin Khar Nuur (Lake)
  • Day 8. Ulaagchiin Khar Nuur (Lake) – Senjit Khad – Mukhart river – Ulaagchiin Khar Nuur (Lake)
  • Day 9. Khojuliin Gol (River)
  • Day 10. Zuun Lake
  • Day 11. Khuvsgul Lake
  • Day 12. Khuvsgul Lake
  • Day 13. Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 14. Departure

ITINERARY

Day 1. Arrival in Ulaanbaatar Thu/ Mon

Arrival at airport/train station. Our guide and driver will you up and transfer to the hotel. If time permits city tour is optional. Overnight stay at hotel. (D)

Day 2. Khustai National Park

After breakfast drive to Khustai National Park. Drive deep into the National Park in search of Przewalski horses (takhi), ancestor of all modern-day horses in the world. If you have binoculars, please bring them. View a short documentary and visit the museum. Overnight stay in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 3. Ancient Capital Kharkhorin

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 4. Tsenkher Hot Spring

Drive to the Tsenkher hot spring. Spend the day relaxing in a natural spa and walking in the surrounding forest. Please do not forget to pack your swimsuit for this day. Optional massage and beauty services are available. Enjoy the spa again after dinner. Lunch, dinner, and overnight stay in a Ger camp (B/L/D).

Day 5. White Lake

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 6. Khojuliin Gol (River)

Drive to mountain Marz in the Khangai mountain range and reach river Khojul. This river is the unique place by its sandy river bank joints to the larch forest. Free day for leisure and visiting local market of Tosontsengel town(15km) is available on request. Overnight stay in a Ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 7. Ulaagchiin Khar Nuur (Lake)

In the morning after breakfast start the journey to one of the most untouched lakes Ulaagchiin Khar Nuur (Lake) to enjoy the lake shore activity. Overnight stay in a Ger camp. (B/L/D)

Ulaagchiin Khar Nuur (Lake) is the 30km long, 5-10km wide, 48m deep fresh water lake that has one island called Avgash which is the homeland of water birds. This lake surrounded by sand dune in the western shore, rocky beach in the southern shore. The sandy beach is the most recommended part of the for pro swimming & diving.

Day 8. Ulaagchiin Khar Nuur (Lake) – Senjit KhadMukhart river – Ulaagchiin Khar Nuur (Lake)

Early morning after breakfast drive up to the mountain top to drive through the rock gate called Senjit Khad to reach a Mukhart River. And drive back to the lake for overnight in Ger camp. (B/L/D)

Mukhart River is without a doubt one of the key attractions in the vast steppes of Mongolia. This river itself is a masterpiece of nature, as it flows from underneath the sand dunes. Numerous berries such as blueberries and sweetbriers grow in this region. The locals highly recommend stopping by this beautiful lake for refreshments and relaxation. With its extraordinary features and is a beautiful oasis in the desert. One that may remind you of the Great Gobi Desert of Mongolia at the same time with oasis.

Day 9. Khojuliin Gol (River)

Drive to mountain Marz in the Khangai mountain range and reach river Khojul. This river is the unique place by its sandy river bank joints to the larch forest. Free day for leisure and visiting local market of Tosontsengel town(15km) is available on request. Overnight stay in a Ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 10. Zuun Lake

Drive up to north to reach Khuvsgul Province and on the way overnight at Zuun Nuur (Lake) shore. (B/L/D)

This large lake is the scenic highlight of Khuvsgul province. There is excellent camping all around, or you can stay at the Ger camp, located on a hill overlooking the southern shore. This blue dollop of water is located 13km north of Shine-Ider village and about 100km southwest of Murun town.

Day 11. Khuvsgul Lake

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 at the ger camp located on the shore. (B/L/D)

Day 12. Khuvsgul Lake

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 13. Ulaanbaatar

Early morning drive back to Murun town to catch a flight to Ulaanbaatar city. Once deplane in Ulaanbaatar city have a lunch in the city and if time permits shopping in Mongolian finest cashmere factory store and in the evening enjoy Mongolian traditional performance followed by farewell dinner. (B/L/D)

Day 14. Departure

Check out from hotel for transfer to airport/train station. (B)

TOUR ESSENTIAL

 

Tour Price

2198 USD per person 

Single Supplement in Ger camp

Single supplement 220 USD per person 

Group size

     Minimum 3pax

     Maximum 15pax

 Tour dates:

Open on request

 Tour includes:      

  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Domestic flight fare
  • 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, minivan or bus in the city area.
  • Park entrance fees
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • 1 liter of drinking water per day per person

 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 a 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
  • waterproof bag cover
  • day pack
  • head lamp/flashlight
  • spare batteries/bulb
  • personal medications
  • waterproof hiking boots
  • waterproof jacket with hood
  • waterproof over pants
  • fleece jacket or wool jumper
  • cotton t-shirts
  • long sleeve shirts
  • lightweight trousers
  • shorts
  • socks
  • underwear
  • sun hat
  • sandals
  • sun glasses
  • sun cream
  • insect repellent
  • resealing (Ziploc) plastic bags
  • binoculars/camera
  • watch/ alarm clock
  • money belt/ pouch
  • insurance confirmation copy
  • emergency contact number