The Diverse Cultures of Western Mongolia

The Diverse Cultures of Western Mongolia

10 Tage
9 Nächte
1 - 11 travelers
May 1st, 2024 - September 30th, 2024


Mongolia is country with over 30 different ethnic groups residing in different corners of the country, most of whom live in Western part of Mongolia. The great majority (86%), of Mongolians, are Khalh Mongolians, (Khalh means shield) followed by Kazakhs – 6%, Barga, Bayad, Buryad, Darkhad, Khoton, Uuld, Torguud, Tsaatan, Uriankhai, Uzemchin and Zakhchin. The tour provides you with great opportunities to learn about their customs and lifestyles. 

Verfügbare Tourdaten

2023-06-01 - 2023-09-30

2024-05-01 - 2024-09-30


blue_checkUvs Lake – Tsengel Khairkhan Mountain – Tsambagarav Mountain – Khovd city


Ulaanbaatar - Ulaangom - Uvs Lake - Bayan-Ulgii - Khovd - Ulaanbaatar


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

    We will meet you and transfer you to your three or four-star hotel. Optional city tour depending on arrival: Gandan Monastery and Winter Palace Museum of the Bogd Khan, last king of Mongolia. Overnight at selected hotel

    Day 2 - Ulaangom. (B/L/D)

    Early morning transfer to the airport for flight to Ulaangom city in Uvs Province. The flight will take two hours. Local staff will meet you at Ulaangom airport and your first destination will be Uvs Lake, 40 km away. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the lake. Tent camping. Overnight at tent

    Day 3 - Uvs Lake. (B/L/D)

    Uvs lake – Tsagaan Nuur canyon (240 km). Lunch at the Uureg Lake. After lunch, you will visit a nomad family of the Durvud ethnic group. You will be introduced to the nomadic lifestyle as well as the particular and unique culture, traditions and history of the Durvud people. Tent camping near the Tsagaan Nuur canyon. Overnight at tent

    Day 4 - Tsengel Hairhan Mountain. (B/L/D)

    Tsagaan Nuur canyon – Tsengel Hairhan Mountain. (180 km). Drive to the Tsengel Kharhan Mountain. On this day you will visit a Kazakh nomad family and will experience the traditional lifestyle of the Kazakh Mongolians. One of the unique traditions of the Kazakh people is hunting with eagles. In the afternoon you will visit a Kazakh nomadic family who use Golden Eagles for hunting. We will introduce you to the methods of catching and training Golden Eagles for hunting. Tent camping. Overnight at tent

    Day 5 - Tsambagarav mountain. (B/L/D)

    Tsengel Hairhan mountain.- Tsengel Hairhan mountain.- Tsambagarav mountain (190 km). Drive to Tsambagarav Mountain, stopping on the way for a relaxed picnic lunch at Tolbo Lake. After lunch, you will visit a Kazakh family in order to witness the production methods of traditional handicrafts, such as intricate and delicate ger wall hangings. You can also experience nomadic life by riding a horse, milking a cow or a sheep. Traditional cuisine for dinner. Overnight at tent

    Day 6 - Hovd City. (B/L/D)

    Tsambagarav mountain – Hovd City. (140 km). On the way visit a nomadic family from the Uuld ethnic group of Mongolia. You will be introduced to the traditions and culture of Uuld people. Tented camping near Hovd town. Overnight at tent

    Day 7 - Hovd City. (B/L/D)

    Hovd – Day excursion to the nearby Har Us Lake, the second largest freshwater lake in the country, and Tsenheriin Cave. Overnight in a hotel in Hovd city. Overnight at local hotel

    Day 8 - Ulaanbaatar. (B/L/D)

    Flight to Ulaanbaatar. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at hotel Overnight at a selected hotel

    Day 9 - Ulaanbaatar. (B/L/D)

    In the morning visit the National History museum. Drive to Terelj National Park. On the way visit the huge Turtle rock and enjoy the beautiful scenery in the park. After lunch, you will be initiated into the methods of assembling a ger, a traditional Mongolian dwelling. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Overnight at selected hotel

    Day 10 - Departure. (B)

    After an early breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for departure.

The Diverse Cultures of Western Mongolia
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