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Taking you to Lake Khuvsgul, famed as Blue Pearl amongst Mongolians, this tour will show you some of the best landscapes in the Northern Mongolia. Serving as a meeting point between Eurasian steppes and Siberian Taiga, Khuvsgul area is rich with life and great landscapes. In addition, you can visit culturally and historically important sites such as Amarbaysgalant and Kharkhorin.
Amarbayasgalant Monastery, Lake Khuvsgul, Jargal Jiguur Hot Spring, Khorgiin Togoo Volcano, Karakorum
Arrival in Ulaanbaatar by air or train. You will be greeted by your guide and driver. Transfer to a hotel. Optional half or full-day city tours are available. Overnight stay at a hotel.
In the morning, start your journey to Amarbayasgalant Monastery, or the "Monastery of Tranquil Felicity" – one of the three largest Buddhist monastic centers in Mongolia. The monastery was established in 1727 and completed in 1736 to serve as a final resting place for Zanabazar (1635–1723), the first Jebtsundamba Khutuktu, or spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism for the Khalkha Mongolians in Mongolia. His remains were transferred to a newly created temple in 1788. Amarbayasgalant was one of the very few monasteries to have partly escaped destruction during the Stalinist purges of 1937. Visit and explore the grounds of the monastery. Dinner and overnight stay in a ger camp. (L/D)
After breakfast, drive to Uran Togoo, an extinct volcano in Bulgan province. You will have a scenic drive with endless green pastures and the deep blue sky. Dinner and overnight stay in a ger camp. (B/L/D)
In the morning, drive north to Khuvsgul province. Please keep your cameras handy, photo opportunities will present themselves often. In the late afternoon, reach the beautiful Khuvsgul Lake and settle at the ger camp located closely to the shore. Lunch, dinner, and overnight stay in a Ger camp. (B/L/D)
Explore the breathtaking shores of Mongolia’s biggest and most beautiful freshwater lake. There is an opportunity to go horse riding and boat riding. After lunch, visit a reindeer herder family and learn about the customs of Tsaatan people (also known as Dukha). Lunch, dinner, and overnight stay in a Ger camp. (B/L/D)
After breakfast, start the drive to Jargal Jiguur hot spring. The spring comes out from a depth of 150m and its water is not mixed with soil water due to its high temperature. The camp transfers the hot water via pipes. Enjoy the stargazing in the hot spa in the pool. Overnight stay in a ger camp. (B/L/D)
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)
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)
After breakfast, drive back to Ulaanbaatar and check into your hotel. In the evening, enjoy a Mongolian traditional folk concert followed by a dinner at a restaurant. Overnight stay in a hotel. (B/L/D)
In the morning, transfer to the airport or train station for international departure.
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