Grand lakes and Monasteries

The central and far northern of Mongolia is a remote and unique geographical area with a population of nomadic people equally as interesting and diverse as the land they inhabit. The landscape includes high mountain peaks, large lake basins, steppe grassland and desert sand-dunes. One of the main minority groups in this area is the Reindeer herder minority, who are as well the smallest one in Mongolia. Still maintaining their traditional customs and traditions, they live in tipis.

Day 1

Arrive Ulaanbaatar

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to a 4 star hotel. After lunch at a local restaurant we will spend some time sightseeing in the capital, including the National History Museum and the Fine Arts museum. Both museums house impressive displays of Mongolian National and Religious history. Dinner will be at a local restaurant, followed by an overnight stay at the same hotel.

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Day 2

Amarbayasgalant monastery

We will depart in our expedition vehicles for Amarbayasgalant which is located 350 km in the north of Ulaanbaatar. Once reaching you will visit the monastery. It is one of the most beautiful monasteries (built 1727-1736) in the country. Overnight at ger camp.


Day 3

Bulgan

After breakfast we drive to Bulgan province. The journey will take about maximum 7 hours. On the way you will stop over in Erdenet town which is the second biggest city in Mongolia after Ulaanbaatar. Optional little sightseeing in the copper mining town. Continue driving towards Bulgan aimag. Stay over night in ger camp in the area.


Day 4

Ikh-Uul

Today we will continue driving towards Ikh-Uul: drive past Khutag-Ondor into Namnan valley. Overnight at the ger camp.


Day 5-6

Blue pearl Khuvsgul lake

Drive to Khuvsgul lake which is called the pearl of Mongolia and also is known as Mongolian Switzerland. This is the land of tall evergreen trees, crystal clear lakes, icy streams and incredibly green grass. Khuvsgul Lake is linked to the Baikal Lake in Siberia, the world deepest (1500m), largest in terms of water volume. Two days at the lake. Hiking, horse riding, mountain climbing, kayaking opportunities or fishing. We stay two days in the ger camp just beside the lake.


Day 7

Uushgiin-Uver, Deer stone site

Leisurely morning at the lake. After lunch we we will drive back to Murun, on the way you will do short stop at reindeer stone. Overnight at a ger camp in the area.


Day 8

Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur or the White lake

Today we continue to drive towards Terkhiin White lake passing through Jargalant soum and Orookh’s passing and reach to the White lake. We stay in ger camp.


Day 9

Khorgo volcano

Day of leisure at the lake. Day trip to Khorgo (2240m) the National Park. It is an extinguished volcano and home for many wild animals and birds. Nice place to hike. Return to the camp.


Day 10

Tsetserleg

Drive to Tsetserleg the provincial centre of Arhangai aimag. In Tsetserleg we will have a chance to visit enlightened Zaya's monastery. Also optional visit to local museum. Then continue driving to Tsenkher hot spring and stay over night in a ger camp.


Day 11

Kharhorin

Drive to Kharhorin.On the way we will visit to the ruins of old Uigur capital (9th century) and Turkish statues (8the century) and then continue to Kharhorin, the ancient capital of Mongol Empire. Once reaching the town visit to the Erdenezuu Monastery. Stay in ger camp near the town.


Day 12

Khustai National Park and Ulaanbaatar

Drive to Khustain Nuruu National Park. It is nice mountain which homes famous Prejevalsky wild horses since 1992. On arrival you can visit a small information centre which introduces to the project and also can have a guided hike in the park. After dinner we drive to Ulaanbaatar.

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Day 13

City sightseeing

Today we have a full day guided fascinating city sightseeing. This city, once the Buddhist and spiritual heartland of the nomadic people of Mongolia is now a thriving commercial and industrial center. The program includes Gandan Monastery and Bodg Khan Palace, which is a series of beautiful traditional buildings in which the last religious King of Mongolia resided. It is a museum displaying fascinating artifacts and costumes associated with the King as well as his collection of European furniture and stuffed animals. Visit the Natural History Museum.  Lunch will be at a local restaurant. In the evening you will see traditional music and entertainment and after your farewell dinner you will be taken to your hotel.

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Day 14

International departure

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your international departure.

Departure codes and dates:
NCA-004: 20 June-03 July, 2017
NCA-010: 10-23  Aug, 2017
Price per person for a group more than 9 people: USD2.436

Single Supplement: USD380
Prices include the following:

2 domestic flights, transportation within Mongolia, twin accommodation in a 4 star hotel. Single accommodation can be arranged at an additional cost. Tented accommodation while on trek, three meals a day, English-speaking guide, transfers, camel or horse hire where specified, support staff including drivers, horse/camel men and camp assistants.


Prices do not include:

International transportation, travel insurance, visas, departure tax, alcoholic drinks, gratuities, items of a personal nature.

It is the responsibility of the client to be fully covered with travel and medical insurance while traveling in Mongolia.


Please note:

Upon request single supplement in the countryside can be provided at the additional cost. In case single accommodation in ger camps was not provided the amount would be calculated based on the missing nights and reimbursed. Nomads cannot be held responsible for over bookings, as long as the company can prove with sufficient documentation that overbooking has been the error of the third party.

Should circumstances beyond our control, such as the imposition of quarantine restrictions, any changes of domestic flight or train schedules, require a change of itinerary, we will inform your agent and propose an equivalent itinerary. Again, Nomads cannot take over the responsibility for the Airlines or the National Train Company. The traveler is responsible for having proper travel documents, such as a valid passport, proper visa and the necessary passport pictures.

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