Travel to darkhad shaman, tuva tribe
Tour code: MN-197
Duration: 10 days
Tour grade: Intermediate, good walking & hiking or horseback riding skill is needed
Total distance: 1000 km by jeep
Number of travelers: Available for 1-4 people, not big group more than 4 pax.
Activity: Meeting with nomads and shamans, shamans fire, mountain worshipping ceremony
Specially advised to pack: Sun glasses and sun hat, binocular, mosquito repellent crème, your favorite delicacies. Specially if you participate in shaman rituals and want to offer something to mountain, river and for fire, you can buy some staffs in Ulaanbaatar or In Moron town, after you arrive in Mongolia: Fr example: milk, juniper, vodka, goat meat, khadag - silk scarf and so on...
Day 1: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar city
Arrival in Ulaanbaatar city, Meeting assistance upon arrival by Blue Mongolia Tour agency representative and transfer to Hotel with 3 stars. Free time to adjust for time difference, Stay in hotel with 3 stars
Day 2: Moron town – Khoridol Saridag Mountain Range
Breakfast, Fly to Moron in Khuvsgul Province in the morning early, Trip to Complex of Deer Monuments and circle graves dated to III B.C in Uushig valley, Drive to Khoridol Saridag Mountain Range National park via Arbulag, Bayanzurkh, Ulaan Uul villages, Campsite arrangement, After dinner welcome party with bon fire, Stay outdoor tent camp.
Day 3: Rinchinlumbe village – Khog River – Horse trekking
Breakfast, Drive to Khog river area via Rinchinlumbe village, visit to local horse breeder's family-Ger, Explore nomadic lifestyle and family's daily activities, Try diary products made by hands in the traditional method, try national drink-fermented mare's milk, Horseback riding -5 hours in the smooth hills near Khog river
Day 4-7: Trekking & Meeting shaman in Taiga Siberian forest
Breakfast, Your luggages will be put on horseback, if you feel happy on horseback, you will horse and trekking trip to valley of Darhadiin hotgor – Darkhad Depression, If you don't like to ride horses, you can walk in the forest and high mountains, Meeting with Darkhad shaman from Tuva tribe with Turkish origin, who live on their reindeer herds in mountains. They live in small tents and believe in shamanism, You will stay near the shaman family in the tent camping and explore the beauty of nature and lifestyle and culture of tepee people. When you ask for shaman ritual ceremony for you and your family, shaman man will do appropraite ritual ceremony, which is needed for you: for good health, for fixing soul, clearing the energy, calling luck and success, blowing out bad energy and so on.. During the travel you will have picnic meals cooked by your guide or our chef for big group, Stay in travelers' tent camp
Day 8: Khuvsgul Lake National park
After breakfast travel in car to Khuvsgul lake national park, (145 km & 5-6 hours driving), The lake is located in impressive Khuvsgul National Park, which comprises high mountain ranges with snow caped peaks, azure lake, green forest, beautiful river, Dinner, Stay overnight in Ger tourist camp
Day 12: Khuvsgul Lake National park – Free day
Breakfast, this day is acclimatization day at the lake shore, you can have optional activities: Walking and trekking in surrounding hills, horseback riding, canoeing in Toilogt lake, sailing in Khusvgul lake, and so on.. Stay in ger tourist camp
Day 9: Moron town
Breakfast, Drive to Moron town, On the way picnic lunch, Drive to hotel in Moron town, Fly to Ulaanbaatar city back, Transfer to hotel, Friendship Monument on Zaisan hill, Free time for shopping the main street shops, art shops and antique shops, National Folk Performance Concert with songs and contortion acts, Dinner, Stay in hotel
Day 10: Departure
Breakfast, Check-out at the hotel before 12.00 noon, Blue Mongolia Tour guide and driver will see you at the hotel lobby and Make a Transfer to the airport/ train station, Departure
The tour itinerary is subject to be changed at the traveler's request and requirements.
For individual travelers /1-2 people/: 2000-2500USD
For group /more than 3-4 people/: 1900-1500USD
Above mentioned price is average amount to give you an idea. The exact amount is varied for everyone depending on number of travelers and service type including how many stars hotels you want to stay in, double or single occupancy you would prefer, what kind of additional service /such as visa support/ is required and so on...
This price INCLUDES:
Private Transfer to/from airport/hotel and hotel/airport, Private transport with driver during the trip including petrol cost and road tolls, Accommodation at hotels with 3 stars in Ulaanbaatar- standart rooms for single or twin occupancy, Accommodations in Ger tourist camps in countryside, Everyday 3 times meals and hot drinks such as cups of coffee and tea, English speaking tour guide service, Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks, Entrance fees to sightseeing and museums and cultural shows in city, Horse riding and camel riding fees, Daily supply of mineral water - 0.5L bottle of water per day, invitation letter arrangements for mongolian tourist visa issue, service fees and government tax.
This price DOES NOT INCLUDE:
International air flight round trips, international train tickets, Travel insurance, medical insurance, Fee for Mongolian tourism visa obtain, Any expenses to buy something for worshipping ceremonies, Alcoholic beverages, Additional and optional services, Fee for extra luggages, Personal expenses such as laundry service, any charge for major force beyond of our control such as the imposition of quarantine restrictions, weather bad conditions, changes of arrival/departure flights, poor roads conditions and single supplements for ger tourist camps = 20USD per night and etc.
1. Hotels in Ulaanbaatar city reserved on double occupancy, and in countryside all Ger styled tourist camps are based on triple or 4 occupancy.
2. Check-in at hotels is at 12:00m/Check-out at hotels is at 12:00m
!!! Tour itinerary and price may be subject to change. The duration of the above trip can be prolonged or changed to suit Mongolian needs. Please, make your reservations at your earliest convenience.