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Let us say that we had a fantastic trip. It was even better than we had hoped for. We want to thank you for all of your help in planning the trip and making sure that all of the details were taken care of for us. Thank you. Guide Altai and driver Ganbaa are excellent. You are the best!~ Lisa and Tom, USA
Tour code: MN-54
Seasons to be arranged: 1,June – 1,November
Duration: 17 nights & 18 days
Number of travelers: Available for solo traveler, 2-4 people, group max of 20 people
Tour grade: Easy
Total distance: 1400 km by plane, 2500 km by jeep, 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. Free hours for relaxing and adjusting for time difference. Dinner, Stay in hotel
Day 2: Moron town – Khuvsgul lake National Park
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, then travel 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 3: 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 4: Hiking to Khisaa peak in Khuvsgul Lake National Park
Breakfast, Visit to tepees=tsaatan’s tent to explore the tribe's lifestyle, herd of reindeers and talk with them about their life in the forest, Drive to mountains and hiking to Khisaa peak, This is good place to explore the surrounding view of majestic mountain ranges in the far distance, islands in the beautiful lake and clouds moving in below of the peak, Timely photographing on the peak, 6-7 hours soft hiking, Lunch in open air, Return to tourist camp, Free time, Motor boat sailing to a small island in middle of lake-2 hours, Dinner, Stay overnight in tourist camp
Day 5: Galt Hot spring Spa resort
After breakfast travel to Galt hot spa bath area, On the way cross Ider river, Travel through Khangain Mountains and reach to Salbart mountain with hot springs, After lunch trekking to the hot mineral spring’s source area with hot air comes from ground, Enjoy the hot spa bath at the tourist camp, Free time, Dinner and stay in ger tourist camp
Day 6: Khorgo Volcano & Terkh white lake
Today take trip to impressive Khorgo volcano & Terkh white lake national park as crossing through high rolling hills, green meadows and Siberian forested landscapes, Free day, Stay in ger tourist camp
Day 7: Khorgo Volcano & Terkh White Lake National Park
Breakfast, today is acclimatization day in national park area, Hiking to Khorgo extinct volcano, which is very tiny and covered with trees, Explore the crater with small lake inside of it, Trip to another big crater and lake, where are many emigrating birds, Hiking to mountains and explore the cave with several rooms, Trekking in this beautiful national park, After lunch take a trip to white lake with a lot of species fish, walking on the bank river exploring the pile's of stones devoted for lake, Explore the ground cave with ice in summer hottest days, the stone shelters formed by lava from exploding crater, Dinner, Stay in tourist camp
Day 8: Khangain Nuruu Mountain Range
After breakfast drive through Khangain Nuruu Mountain range- high rolling hills, Explore the valley and open plains in middle of hills, nomad families and forestry area, wildlife watching and adventurous drive in this area, the landscape is amazing with wild flowers, Picnic meal and bon fire and stay overnight in outdoor tent camp
Day 9: Baidrag River – Boon Tsagaan lake
Today you will take driving along the Baidrag river, it is long hours drive to Boon Tsagaan lake in gobi desert area, The Baidrag river makes the Boon Tsagaan lake, which is home for many species of birds, come to vast steppe of 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. Set up the camp and bon fire, stay overnight in outdoor tent camp
Day 10: Boon Tsagaan Lake
After breakfast you will have free time and today is acclimatization day at the lake, bird watching walking along the lakeshore and nature exploring, stay in tent camp
Day 11: Bugiin Tsav Canyon with dinosaur fossils
Breakfast, Drive to Shinejinst village for refueling, This gobi part is very famous for gazelles and wild ass herds, Trip to Bugiin Tsav Orange & Green Cliffs, which houses for millions of fossils of stones with picture of see animals dated to ancient eras, It seems like original natural museum made by nature itself, Fossils of many different species like dinosaurs, a turtle, a fish and a mollusk along with interesting traces showing their lifestyle lie around the ground everywhere and it really catches researchers’ as well as people’s interest. Skeleton of carnivorous Tarbosaurus found in the area is now being kept as a show in the Museum of Natural History. Picnic lunch, Dinner, Campsite bon fire, Stay overnight in outdoor tent camp
Day 12: Zulganai Oasis
After breakfast travel to one of the beautiful distinctive places in Gobi desert - Zulganai Oasis /140 km & 5-6 hours driving/, The Zulganai river takes it’s its source from the West Mountain of Altan flows to the west 20km and dissolves into the sand. the Zulganai River has beautiful dense forest with cane and willow. There cane grows about 3 meters high even the camel wasn’t shown, Trekking around oasis, Exploring sand dunes, small river, bushes in green meadows, birds, camels and so on, After lunch drive to Narandaats yellow smooth hills, trekking to yellow hills and slope places, where is hidden dinosaur fossils until today, Looking for fossils, Dinner, Stay overnight in outdoor tent camp
Day 13: Hermen Tsav Flaming Grand Canyon
Breakfast, Head to Hermen tsav Flaming Grand Canyon, This is the biggest canyon in Mongolia and it stretches for about 10km and reaches about 100-200m in depth at some parts. Hermen Tsav has a canyon with beautiful oasis, sand dune and jungle of canes and willows. This ground canyon is incredible beautiful place for timely photographing! Also when the sun rises and sets down, the color of the canyon seems it is in different planet, There you can see the colorful layers of soil and it proves that this place was ancient see bottom area. Nowadays, there are treasure chest fossilized dinosaur bones and eggs lying on the surface of sandy land. Trekking in the canyon taking pictures of canyon, red & green bushes, sand dunes in the canyon, After lunch continue trekking and photographing, Looking for petrified dinosaur fossils, Dinner, Stay overnight in outdoor tent camping at the canyon
Day 14: Ukhaa Tolgod Hill – Zagiin Hooloi - Khongor sand dunes
Awaken early to watch the rising sun infuse the desert with glowing hues of orange and gold. Breakfast, Driving in Gobi vast steppe with low trees, En-route stops on the way to have rest and fresh air, Contiue the drive to Ukhaa Tolgod red colored sandy hills, Passing by hills and head to Zagiin Khooloi- valley with saksaul gobi tree forest, the some trees reach up to 3 meters and even camel is not seen in the trees, Drive to magnificent Khongor sand dunes (160 km & 5-6 hours driving), Trekking and hiking to sand hills, Dinner, Stay overnight in Ger tourist camp
Day 15: Khongor Sand dunes in Three Beauties of Gobi Park
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 16: Bayanzag Flaming Cliff
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 lunch watch documentary by National Geographic on Roy Chapmen Andrews Expedition at Bayanzag flaming Cliff, Drive to Dalanzadgad town, Stay in ger tourist camp
Day 17: Ulaanbaatar city
In the morning early fly to Ulaanbaatar back, In Ulaanbaatar the travel continues with visit to several places: Visit to Paleontology 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, Free time, Stay in hotel
Day 18: 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
Solo Traveler: 5000USD
Per Person for group of 2 people: 4200USD
Per Person for group of 3-4 people: 3500USD
Per Person for group of 5-9 people: contact us for detailed tour price
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 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:
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, Renting fee for outdoor camping gears: tent, mattrass, sleeping bag, bed linens, kitchen staffs, tent lights, travel chairs and table, 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, Alcoholic bewerages, 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. The maximum weight of loaded luggage for domestic flight and vehicle is 15-20 kg, hand luggage 5 kg. For overweight, each kg will be charged in 3USD. Extra luggage can be stored free at hotels' luggage rooms in Ulaanbaatar.
2. If you want to use your own outdoor camping gears such as mattrass and sleeping bags or bed linen, you can bring it with yourself. If you gave special requested items for outdoor camping, Please, Let Blue Mongolia tour manager to pack for yourself in advance.
3. Hotels in Ulaanbaatar city reserved on double occupancy, and in countryside all Ger styled tourist camps are based on triple or 4 occupancy.
4. Check-in at hotels is at 1:00p.m/Check-out at hotels is before 12:00m.
!!! Please, make your reservations at your earliest convenience.
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