Zavkhan overland Arkhangai

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

Duration:  13 nights /14 Days

Price From:

US$ 1598

Region:

Central, Western and Northern Mongolia

Tour highlights:

Ulaagchiin Khar Lake, Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake, Zuun Lake and Khuvsgul Lake, Kharkhorin and Tsenkher Hot Spring.

DISCOVERING UNTOUCHED DESTINATION LAKE AND RIVER IN DESERT

  • Day 1. Arrival in Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 2. Khustai National Park (120km)
  • Day 3. Kharkhorin     (285km)
  • Day 4. Tsenkher Hot Spring   (120km)
  • Day 5. Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake           (240km)
  • Day 6.  Khojul Gol (River)      (170km)
  • Day 7.  Ulaagchiin Khar Nuur (Lake) (110km)
  • Day 8.  Ulaagchiin Khar Nuur (Lake) – Senjit Khad – Mukhart river – Ulaagchiin Khar Nuur (Lake  (170km)
  • Day 9. Khojuliin Gol (110km)
  • Day 10. Zuun Lake       (100km)
  • Day 11. Khuvsgul Lake (240km)
  • Day 12. Khuvsgul Lake
  • Day 13. Murun (130km) - Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 14. Departure

 

Day 1.              Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar, you will be greeted by your guide and driver. Transfer to the hotel. Optional half and full day tours will be available.

Day 2.              Khustai National Park (120km)

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Khustai national park founded in 1993 to reintroduce Mongolia’s wild horse Takhi (Przewalski horse). These wild horses which were unique to Mongolia became extinct in 1960s. In the early 1990s these beautiful creatures were reintroduced from the Western zoos and they have taken well to their freedom. Best time to see them is during their early morning or evening watering time. Overnight stay in a Ger camp. (L/D)

Day 3.              Kharkhorin     (285km)

After breakfast at the camp, drive towards the town of Kharkhorin located on the site of the capital of the 13th century Great Mongol Empire. The town is home to the Erdene Zuu monastery, which was the first and the largest Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. The monastery was subject to Stalinist Purge of 1937 but parts of the monastery survived.  Tour the monastery and visit several temples with excellent examples of Buddhist Thangka paintings and statues dating back to the 17th century. Visit the Kharkhorin museum which presents a display of a wide range of artifacts that can be traced back to the periods of the Great Mongol Empire and even the Turkic state which ruled Mongolia in the 6th century CE. Overnight stay in a Ger camp. (B/L/D)

 

Day 4.              Tsenkher Hot Spring   (120km)

In the morning, drive to the Tsenkher hot spring located in Arkhangai province. The province had large amounts of volcanic activities in the past times which has left an exotic image in many of its areas. Spend the day enjoying a full access to a relaxing natural spa and trekking in the surrounding forest. Please do not forget to pack your swimsuit for this day. Optional massage services are available. Overnight stay in a Ger camp. (B/L/D)

 

Day 5.              Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake           (240km)

Drive to the magnificent volcanic area of Khorgo located on the eastern shore of Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan. The area is surrounded with many myths and legends dating back to the past centuries. On the way stop by the volcano and have picnic lunch. Then continue driving to the Ger camp by the lakeshore. Leisure time in the afternoon. Overnight stay in a Ger camp. (B/L/D)

 

Day 6.              Khojul Gol (River)      (170km)

Drive to mountain Marz in the Khangai mountain range and reach river Khojul. This river has a unique spot where sandy river bank joins with the larch forest. Optional activity to visit the local market/bazaar of Tosontsengel town (15km) is available. Overnight stay in a Ger camp. (B/L/D)

 

Day 7.              Ulaagchiin Khar Nuur (Lake) (110km)

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

Note: Tent camping along the shore is available on request with no extra fee.

 

Day 8.              Ulaagchiin Khar Nuur (Lake) – Senjit Khad – Mukhart river – Ulaagchiin Khar Nuur (Lake  (170km)

In the early morning, after breakfast, drive up to the mountain top and proceed to drive through the rocky gate called Senjit Khad to reach the Mukhart River. And drive back to the lake for overnight stay in a Ger camp. (B/L/D)

Note: Tent camping along the shore is available on request with no extra fee.

 

Day 9.              Khojuliin Gol (110km)

Drive to mountain Marz in the Khangai mountain range and reach river Khojul. This river has a unique spot where sandy river bank joins with the larch forest. Leisure and optional activities will be available. Option will be present to visit the local market/bazaar of Tosontsengel town(15km). Overnight stay in a Ger camp. (B/L/D)

 

Day 10.            Zuun Lake       (100km)

Drive up to the North in order to reach Khuvsgul Province. 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 soum and about 100km southwest of Murun town. Overnight stay in a Ger camp at Zuun Nuur (Lake) shore. (B/L/D)

 

Day 11.            Khuvsgul Lake (240km)

In the morning, drive north into the Khuvsgul province. The province is home to Asia’s second largest freshwater lake Khuvsgul. Keep your cameras close as photo opportunities will be present. In the late afternoon, reach the beautiful Khuvsgul Lake and settle in a Ger camp located on the lakeshore. (B/L/D)

 

Day 12.             Khuvsgul Lake

Explore the breathtaking shores of Mongolia’s biggest and most beautiful freshwater lake. Optional activities will be available for horse riding, photo shooting, trekking and jet boat renting. Optional for visit a reindeer herding family. Overnight stay in a Ger camp on the lakeshore. (B/L/D)

 

Day 13.             Murun (130km) - Ulaanbaatar

In the morning, drive back to Murun town to catch a flight to Ulaanbaatar city. Enjoy a lunch upon landing in Ulaanbaatar city. Shopping in Mongolia’s finest cashmere & souvenir store are available on request. Attend a Mongolian traditional folklore performance followed by a farewell dinner. (B/L/D)

 

Day 14.             Departure

Transfer to the railway station or the airport for international departure.

 

Package price does not include accommodations in Ulaanbaatar:

From 2088 USD per person

Departure dates:

  • GROUP 1: 25th of June - 09th of July / 2020

Group size:

  • Minimum 3pax
  • Maximum 15pax

 Single supplement in Ger camps:

 Single supplement - 220 USD per person

 Tour includes:

  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • English-speaking guide at all times
  • In the countryside all lodging will be in Ger camps on standard twin share basis
  • All meals are provided as stated in the itinerary
  • Ground transportation: in the countryside by a chauffeured 4WD vehicle, bus in the city area
  • Park entrance fees
  • Domestic flight
  • 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, international 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