If you are going to travel in summer days, it better to put on following clothes: Warm clothes like warm sweater with waterproof and wind protection, warm socks, sturdy hiking boots (for hiking), summer gloves (for riding horses), t-shirt, shirts, trausers, sandals, light rain coat, sunglasses, wide brimmed hat will keep the sun off your face, money belt for your valuables /travelers' cheques, passport and cash/. Sarong or light towels or long shirts are good for avoid indecent exposure when going to toilet in open fields...
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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-51
Seasons to be arranged: 9-24, July annually
Duration: 13 nights & 14 days
Number of travelers: Available for solo traveler, 2-4 people, group max of 20 people
Tour grade: Easy
Total distance: 1100 km by jeep, 5 km by horse
Activity: 1 hour horse 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. Rest of the day at leisure to adjust to time difference. Stay in hotel
Day 2: 11, July. Naadam Festival Holiday
This morning, attend the opening ceremony of Naadam—Mongolia’s famous annual festival and sporting event—at the National Stadium. Dressed in traditional garb, participants compete in the “three manly sports” (wrestling, archery, and horse racing). After the pageantry of the opening ceremony, witness the pomp of the ritualized archery, ankle bone targeting and wrestling contests. There is nice chance to see the perfect mastery and majesty of horsemanship, After lunch transfer to the horseracing field outside of Ulaanbaatar to experience the excitement of thundering hooves during the traditional horse race. Visit horse breeder's tents and see how they are taking care for racing horses, Explore horseracing with children jockeys, Enjoy with holiday special cuisine dinner and stay in hotel
Day 3: Bayan-Olgii Province - Tsagaan River valley
After breakfast transfer to the airport to catch flight to Olgii town in western part of Mongolia, Upon your arrival in Ulgii airport our Ulgii tour guide will meet you and take you to grocery shop to collect some food staff: bottles of beer and wine, if you like to drink, your favorite delicacies and so on.. Travel to north-west about 185 km to Shiveet khairkhan Mountain, Free time and Outdoor Tent camping
Day 4: Shiveet Khairkhan Sacred Mountain – White River gateway
After breakfast travel to Shiveet Khairkhan Mountain - single big mountain, which is separated from others, has over 400 mountain wild goats on it, as so local people respect and do not any hunting. It is also keeping the Huns tribe’s trails dated to 3 B.C, The Huns were the reason for the Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huangdi to build the Great Wall of China, Continue the trip, Reach Tsagaan river, Drive to Tsagaan River – White River, After some rest head to Tsagaan River basin area- main gateway of national park Altai Tavan Bogd, Day Hike to the peak of Sul mountain and visit to Tuvan family on the top of high hills, Come down to base camp at Tsagaan River, Meet up with local Tuvan herders who will provide us with horses and camels for the hike, In the evening enjoy bon fire and dinner, Stay in outdoor tent camping
Day 5 Altai Tavanbogd Mountain with snow peaks – Trekking
In the national park area vehicles and motorcycles are forbidden, so with the support of camels and horses, our hiking travel will be more comfortable. All of luggages will be loaded on the camelback for 16km to the base camp area at the edge of 20 km long Potanina glacier and some high peak. Get introduced with local guide, who will take care for horses and camels and luggages, Trekking travel will start to Potanina Glacier edge, that runs down from the highest mountains in Mongolia Stay overnight in outdoor tent camp
Day 6: Trekking along Glacier
At breakfast enjoy a cup of coffee and tea, which water is from snow and ice next to colorful flower carpeted green meadow, Walking along the Potanina Glacier, Walking on the wild flower carpeted green meadows heading to Grane and Prezevalskii Glaciers, Hike up through a mountainous terrain of rock outcroppings to Malchin base camp, Perhaps catch sights of local wildlife including marmots, hares, and a number of birds (golden eagles, vultures, and falcons), Come to the Malchin mountain, Free time, Campsite elevation is 2,900m, stay overnight in outdoor tent camp
Day 7: Horseback trekking to White River base camp
Breakfast, In the morning we will start travel on horseback to the camp, where the jeeps and tracks left, Lunch, Trip to Khovd river, which has the wild white water, Picnic Dinner in open air, Stay overnight in the tent camping
Day 8: Olgii town
After breakfast drive to Khovd river, where are many kinds of interesting historical sights, Lunch, Trekking and exploring the deer stones monuments, graves, human shaped rock and so on, which all are dated to ancient times, Transfer to the hotel in Olgii town, Dinner, Stay in the hotel
Day 9: Ulaanbaatar city
After breakfast visit the local museum of Ulgii town with comprehensive information of flora and fauna of Bayan Ulgii province as well as it colorful traditional costumes. Transfer to the airport and fly to UB approx. 4 hours. Free time, Visit main square Chinggis Khan, Drive to Zaisan hill, which is observation deck for Ulaanbaatar city from west to east. After dinner stay in hotel
Day 10: 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 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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, Stay in hotel
Day 15: 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
For individual travelers /1-2 people/: 3800-3100USD
For group /more than 5 people/: 3100-2800USD
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.
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