Central Mongolian Journey

Cultural/Nomadic
Experiences
14
Days
7

Itinerary Details

Country is rich in its extraordinary, unique destinations and attractions.  The Central part of Mongolia is especially famous for historical sites, ancient monasteries and of course its beauty. If you are interested in Mongolian history and culture, this trip is yours

From Terelj national park, Elsen Tasarkhai Semi gobi-desert to  UNESCO world heritage Orkhon valley, Ancient capital of Mongolian empire Kharkhorin city, without missing a single step you will be there.   

Visit local nomadic families, live as  nomadic. Bond with them like you are their family member. This trip packed everything you would love to try. So why not? 

 

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Day 1 Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Airport transfer
Meeting point
Meet in Ulaanbaatar.
09:00 AM

Attraction places: Ulaanbaatar city is the capital and the biggest urban area of the whole country where almost half of the Mongolian population lives. Surrounded by 4 holy mountains, Ulaanbaatar is Mongolian economic, cultural and political center and has a number of tourist attractions and hosts the most varied types of entertainment.   Among the world’s capital cities, Ulaanbaatar is notable as the capital city located at the highest altitude with the coldest climatic conditions.

 

Activity: Airport transfer service to your accommodation. 

Day 2 Drive to Terelj national park. Visit Chinggis Khan horse statue
Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: Terelj National Park is the most popular destination and the third biggest protected area in Mongolia, including Chingis khan equestrian statue. Visitors can take leisurely strolls on meadows carpeted with edelweiss and a dazzling variety of other wildflowers, view fascinating rock formations against a backdrop of pine-covered mountains and wander along the wooded banks of a mountain stream. 

There are also a huge number of adventure activities such as rafting, riding, hiking, skiing, camping and mountain biking.

Activity: Turtle rock formation and meditation temple, visit to a nomadic family. Explore Chingis khan equestrian. Free horse-riding (1 hour), you may shoot archery.  Hike in the beautiful nature.

(Distance approx 70 km,1-2 hours drive on dirt and paved road)

 

Accommodation options:
Nomad Family
Tourist Ger Camp
Day 3 Drive to Elsen Tasarkhai. Visit Khustai national park
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: Hustain Nuruu National Park, set 91km southwest of Ulaanbaatar, is home to the world's only naturally surviving wild horse. The Przewalski horse (or takhi in Mongolian) has been successfully reintroduced into the wild. On the territory of Hustai National Park and it is butter zone there are many historical monument ensembles of Ungut- famous with it is a large number of man-like figures, which belongs to 6-8th century AD and many other sepultures, rectangular tombs and the ruin of old monastery.

Elsen Tasarhai is a unique combination of sand dunes and green oasis. Elsen Tasarhai literally means " an isolated torn-off piece of sand", and it is a small sequence of a real desert in the midst of green steppes. The area is surrounded by sand dunes, small lakes, rivers, and exotic granite mountains. It feels like in the Gobi Desert, and visitors can hike in the sand dunes. 

 

Activity: Visit a small Takhi, the wild horse’s museum. Watch a 15 minutes documentary film. See the Takhi horse and other wildlife. Hike around for a little while and take some good shots. 

Drive to Elsentasarkhai. Enjoy hiking to the sand dunes or in surrounding areas Camel ride (1 hour) and relaxation in peaceful nature.

(Distance approx 280 km, 3-4 hours drive on dirt and paved road)

Accommodation options:
Nomad Family
Tourist Ger Camp
Day 4 Relax in Tsenkher hot spring
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: Tsenkher hot spring is located among the forested mountains in Tsenkher soum, Arkhangai province. The spring is 97C hot and the spring water is good for your skin and bones. There are swimming pools dedicated to guests sunbathing.

Activity: You can have a bath in the spring water. Hiking in the forest and admiring the pretty flowers. Read the book outside. Play games. 

 

(Distance approx 180 km, 2-3 hours drive on dirt road)

Accommodation options:
Tourist Ger Camp
Day 5 Drive to Kharkhorin. Visit nomadic family
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: Kharkhorin was the capital of the Mongolian Great Empire of Chinggis Khaan in the 13th century. Now it is one of the biggest soum of Mongolia and there are some places where tourists like to visit, including ancient Erdenezuu monastery, Turtle Rock, Penis Rock, and Great Kings’ monument. Erdene Zuu monastery was established in 1586 and was protected by the Mongolian government since 1944. The monastery has 108 stupas, an active temple and a worthy monastery museum which displays the Buddhist cultural items between 16-18th century mostly.     

Activity: Take photos on the way to Erdene Zuu monastery. its famous museum. Visit funny Penis Rock, Great Kings’ monument and Turtle Rock where you may see the panoramic view of Karakorum and Erdene Zuu monastery. - Hiking to the Orkhon River. Visit a nomadic family. Enjoy Mongolian Barbeque for dinner.

(Distance approx 280 km, 4-5 hours drive on dirt and paved road)

Accommodation options:
Nomad Family
Day 6 Back to Ulaanbaatar
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places:  Last day of the tour will start as driving to Ulaanbaatar city.  Today is your chance to do some shopping for souvenirs and cashmere in Ulaanbaatar. Later in the evening, you will attend a live Mongolian traditional music and dance performance. A perfect ending for a perfect journey. 

Activities: Cashmere shopping in most famous factory stores. Tumen ekh folklore concert. 

 

Day 7 Departure from Mongolia
Breakfast

You will be transferred to the airport. 

Highlights

  • Zaisan Memorial Hill
  • Walking through Sukhbaatar square
  • Shopping in Ulaanbaatar
  • Visit the imposing 130-foot tall Genghis Khan Statue.
  • Take in the beauty and wonder of the beautiful Terelj National Park.
  • Visit Elsen tasarkhai and camel ride trial
  • You can have a bath in the spring water.
  • Visit Erdene-Zuu, the oldest monastery, with 108 stupas
  • Visit Nomadic Family
  • Shopping in Ulaanbaatar
  • Enjoy Traditional Folklore Concert

Prices

We offer 2 different type of tour arrangements for our customers.

Standard Arrangement

Standard arrangement tour is the perfect combination of luxury and a budget tour. Choose from the best tours around Mongolia with a reasonable price. 

You will be staying in a tourist ger camp (traditional dwelling) shared between 2 to 4 people, with currency, modern shower and toilet facilities and other useful services in the countryside. All accommodation offered is personally checked by our staff to ensure standards.

 

We will use the highest level, latest model, air-conditioned private vans or 4WD vehicles for the maximum comfort on your touring days. A day's drive in the countryside will be approximately 200-250km.

 

Budget Arrangement

Budget arrangement tour means traveling for the lowest cost , while still having a certain level of comfort, without missing anything.  

Visiting and  staying with nomadic families which means everyone staying in one ger with 4-6 bed, making your own food with the help of your guide, and camping in beautiful spots are included in the budget arrangement. Just a similar way of bed and breakfast.

We will use the safest, air-conditioned private vans or Russian UAZ vans on your touring days. A day's drive in the countryside will be approximately 250-350km.

 

Enhance your trip with add-on experiences

Your tour includes all the essentials but you can add extra wow-factor to your tour by adding on the experiences that suit you best.

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