MONGOLIA CLASSIC TOUR
|Tour code: MN-07
Seasons to be arranged: June-November
Duration: 11 nights & 12 days
Number of travelers: Available for solo traveler, 2-4 people, group max of 20 people
Tour grade: Easy
Total distance: 1200 km by plane, 1900 km by jeep, 5 km by horse, 5 km by camel
Activity: 1 hour horse riding, 1 hour camel riding, hiking 2 hours, meeting with nomads
Specially advised to pack: Hiking good shoes, sun glasses and sun hat, binocular, mosquito repellent crème, your favorite delicacies
Day 1: Ulaanbaatar capital
Arrival in Ulaanbaatar city, Meeting assistance upon arrival by Blue Mongolia Tour agency representative and transfer to Hotel with 3 stars. City tour including visits to Gandantegchilen Monastery- Present biggest monastery, which houses for giant standing Buddha statue, National History Museum gives you real insight into Mongolian origin and history, Visit main Square Sukhbaatar, 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 2: Gobi Desert - Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs
This travel will start in the morning earlier. Soar over the vast steppe on a flight to the mystical Gobi, site of some of the most important paleontological discoveries of the 20th century. Over the next four days, discover the wildlife and varying landscapes of the desert, home to Bactrian camels, Argali mountain sheep, and asker falcons, as well as rare species such as snow leopards and Gobi bears. Head to Bayanzag, also known as the Flaming Cliffs. Here, brilliant red sandstone harbors a treasure trove of dinosaur fossils and eggs. Look for fossils and hike down into the gorge to take in the breathtaking span of the desert landscape. Fossils’ dimension was used in Jurassic Park movie, After dinner watch documentary by National Geographic on Roy Chapmen Andrews Expedition at Bayanzag flaming Cliff, Stay in ger tourist camp
Day 3: Khongor Sand Dunes
Travel through Gegeet Valley, the habitat of the elusive snow leopard, en route to the Khongoryn Els, a 60-mile stretch of rippling sand dunes that soar up to 600 feet and trace the edge of the Altai range. Enjoy the sunset on this stunning and remote desert landscape, and spend the night at ger camp. Free day, Stay in ger tourist camp
Day 4: Khongor Sand dunes
After breakfast, encounter the “Singing Sands,” dunes known for the uncanny, deep groan the sand emits when the dunes’ surface is disturbed. Next visit the camp of a camel herding family and experience traditional Mongolian hospitality such as offering diary products from camel milk. Ride a Bactrian camel, if you wish. After lunch explore the fascinating view of sand hills and rocky mountain ranges, Trekking to cool spring near the sand hills, stay in ger tourist camp
Day 5: Yollun Gorge
Awaken early to watch the rising sun infuse the desert with glowing hues of orange and gold. Travel to Yolyn Am, or Eagle Valley, a dramatic chasm that cuts a narrow path through the foothills of the arid Altai Mountains. Set out on a hike through this lush spot, keeping your eye out for native vultures called lammergeiers, ibex, and gazelles. Later, visit the local natural history information center about "Three Beauties of Gobi" national park, Trekking and photographing spectacular high cliff walls, Stay overnight in ger tourist camp
Day 6: Ulaanbaatar city - Wild Horses National Park Khustain Nuruu
In the morning early fly to Ulaanbaatar back, In Ulaanbaatar the travel continues with visit to several places: Visit to Natural History Museum offers nice chance to see petrified dinosaur skeletons and nestled eggs, Visit to Mongolian Last King Bogd Jabzundamba-XIII’s Winter Palace Museum, where is possibility to explore the temples and art works made by Mongolian artists, After lunch in city restaurant travel to to Wild Horses National Park in Khustain Nuruu Mt, where herds of wild horse Przevalskii are re-acclimatizing since 1991, Information about the national park and wild horses will be given by accompanying Biologist. Drive to Mountains followed by a brief trek and wait for wild horses to come to spring drinking water.; Mongolian name is takhi, Stay in ger tourist camp
Day 7: Khara Khorum UNESCO Cultural Heritage area
After breakfast you will travel west to Khara Khorum Area, which was the capital city site of Mongolian Empire founded by Chinggis Khan’s sons. Enroute stop at home of a horse breeder nomad family, may be try national drink Airag- mare’s fermented milk, Optional Horseback ride in Khogno Khan Nature Reserve, central point of Mongolia. After lunch at the ger camp continue drive to Khara Khorum area. Upon arrival visit to Khara Khorum newly opened museum and explore the archaeological expedition’s research results and history of Mongolian Empire and major military campaigns of Chinggis Khan’s sons. Visit the monument for 3 great Empires in Mongolian history, the Erdene Zuu Buddhist Monastery - 430 years old which was Buddhist center of Mongolia until 1937, when communists came and destroyed some part of it. Stay in Ger Camp
Day 8: Tovkhon Buddhist meditation temple
Breakfast, today you will travel to Tovkhon temple in beautiful mountainous area of Khangain Nuruu National Park, Take your small travel bag and start hiking to Shiveet Hill on mountain's path, app: up to 2 hours you will reach the top of mountain, Visit to Buddhist temple Tovkhon- Temple of Great Joy, Box lunch in open air, Hiking to small cave called mother belly, meditation caves, meditation rock seat in the sun, If you do yoga or meditation, this is the perpect place for your interest, Hiking to the peak of hill with stupa, where the surrounding nature view looks fascinating, Trekking down to the bottom of the mountain, free time and refreshing drinks near the vehicle, Drive to tourist camp, After dinner you can drive to ancient deer monuments and complex of graves dated to III.B.C. Today driving distance is 80 kms on earth road, Stay overnight in tent camping
Day 9: Orkhon waterfall & Enjoy with Nomad family hospitality
After breakfast you will be driven to volcano lavas slowly and reached at the Orkhon waterfall area, Visit to yak herders or horse breeders’ Home-Ger, Get introduced with local family, Talking with them, Photograph yak milking, Try diary products from yak milk, Drink Mongolian national drink - fermented milk of horse, Horseback riding and trekking to big Orkhon waterfall and small waterfall, After lunch walking to Orkhon waterfall, Trekking down the river cliff and inside the cliff as photographing, Free time, Enjoy the fly fishing in Tsagaan river, Today driving distance is 210 km on earth road, Dinner and Stay overnight in tent camping
Day 10: Uurt River Scold in Khangai Mt. National Park – Ogii lake
Breakfast, Then travel to Uurt Scold at Tsagaan river, Near the scold area explore the ancient complex of offertory sites and rectangle shaped burial mounds dated to 3rd B.C, Continue the travel to Khoshoo Tsaidam area via Khara Khorum, At Khoshoo Tsaidam area on bank of Orkhon river to explore Turkish Rock Inscription-Monuments about Kultigen King of Turkish tribe and battling and Other Historical remains from Turkish Empire, Visit to Tureg's Culture Museum, This Khoshoo Tsaidam area was ruins of Ancient Turkish city, who were very strong in 6-8AD, After that you will drive to Ogii clear water lake wetlands area, Optional activities: Visit to information and research center of this wetlands area, explore water birds, Walking along lakeshore, Sailing with a boat in the lake, or water- motorcycle, Horseback riding, Fishing in the lake, Today you will drive for 180 km on paved road. Dinner, Stay overnight in ger tourist camp
Day 11: Ulaanbaatar city
Breakfast, Today you will depart to Ulaanbaatar city, On the way you will explore ruins of ancient White Palace dated to 10th and 17th centuries, located on the bank of Khara Bukha river, Box lunch in open air on the way, Continue drive to Ulaanbaatar city, Transfer to hotel, Dinner at the hotel restaurant, Stay in the hotel
Day 12: 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/: 3300-2500USD
For group /more than 5 people/: 2400-1900USD
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...
• If group is bigger than 16 people: 16 +1pax free of charge
• For Family trip, children 0-9 years old are free of charge
This price INCLUDES:
Transfer to/from airport/hotel, Private transport with driver during the trip including petrol cost, Accommodation at hotels in Ulaanbaatar, Accommodations in Ger tourist camps in countryside, Everyday 3 times meals, English speaking tour guide, Entrance fees to protected areas, Entrance fees to sightseeing and museums and cultural shows, Horse riding and camel riding fees, Domestic return flights, flight insurance, 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 trip, Travel insurance, medical insurance, Fee for Visa obtaining, Alcoholic beverages, Additional services, Fee for extra luggage, Personal expenses such as IDD call, internet using, laundry, 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, etc.
1. The maximum weight of loaded luggage for domestic flight and vehicle is 10 kg, hand luggage 5 kg. For overweight, each kg will be charged in 1.5USD. Extra luggage can be stored free at hotels in Ulaanbaatar.
2. Hotels in Ulaanbaatar city reserved on double occupancy, and in countryside all Ger styled tourist camps are based on triple or 4 occupancy.
3. 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 your needs. Please, make your reservations at your earliest convenience.