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Mongolia Overland Special Tour

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  • 16 Days

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Flexible program designing, available FIT and small group departures on request, competitive prices.

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Mongolia Overland Special Tour

This is the way to truly experience Mongolia and its breathtaking landscapes and nomadic lifestyle and culture. In 16 days you will encounter yourself in chilling areas of taiga, clear waters of the north, peaceful green meadows, as well as hot desert plains surrounded mighty impressive dunes of the south, so different colors like Mongolia itself. Our experienced tour team will let you explore all the wonders that this tour offers.

DAY 1

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Short city tour can be included. You will visit Mongolian Buddhist Center- Gandan monastery which was constructed in 1809 and the National Museum of Mongolia. Prepare for the next day's trip. Stay overnight at hotel accommodation in Ulaanbaatar.

Hotel night.
DAY 2

Amarbayasgalant Monastery

Driving by pass Erdenet city and reach to Amarbayasgalant Monastery, one of the most beautiful monasteries in Mongolia. Visit and explore the grounds of the monastery. "Monastery of Tranquil Felicity", is one of the three largest Buddhist monastic centers in Mongolia. The monastery complex is located in the Iven Valley near the Selenge River, at the foot of Mount Büren-Khaan in Baruunbüren sum (district) of Selenge Province in northern Mongolia. The nearest town is Erdenet which is about 60 km to the southwest. The monastery was established and funded by order of Manchu emperor Kang Xi or Enkh-Amgalan Khan to serve as a final resting place for Zanabazar (1635–1723), the first Jebtsundamba Khutuktu, or spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism for the Khalkha in Outer Mongolia. According to tradition, while searching for an appropriate site to build the monastery, the exploratory group came across two young boys, Amur and Bayasgalant, playing in a field on the steppe. They were inspired to build the monastery on that very spot and to name it after the two children, Amur-Bayasgalant. Construction took place between 1727 and 1736 and Zanabazar's remains were transferred to a newly created temple in 1788. Tourist ger camp. (B/L/D) Read more

Amarbayasgalant. Ger camp
DAY 3

Khutag Undur

Heading to the Khuvsgul Lake, we will have overnight stop at the middle way in Khutag-Undur soum, Bulgan Province in northern Mongolia. Tourist ger camp. (B/L/D)

Khutag Undur. Ger camp.
DAY 4

Khuvsgul Lake

Arrive at Khuvsgul Lake National Park. Magnificent Khuvsgul Lake - itself is one of the natural wonders of the world covering area of 2.760 km2. This is land of taiga forest, crystal-clear lakes, icy streams and lush grass. Magnificent surroundings will make our 2 nights stay enjoyable. Walking along the lake shore and hiking in vicinity areas. Tourist ger camp. (B/L/D) Read more

Khuvsgul Lake. Ger camp
DAY 5

Enjoy free day in Khuvsgul Lake

Enjoy your own in Khuvsgul Lake. In northern Mongolia, where the Central Asian Steppe meets the Siberian Taiga, Lake Huvsgul National Park preserves a place of outstanding and pristine beauty. It has long been regarded as “Blue Pearl of Mongolia” Lake Huvsgul is one of 17 ancient lakes worldwide and is variously estimated an between 2 and 5 million years old. This exceptionally pritistine lake is 136 km long, 20-40 km wide, and up to 260 m deep; it contains nearly 70% of all fresh water in Mongolia. The only outlet river Eg flows to the Selenge River, that connects Lake Baikal with Lake Huvsgul. They are sister lakes. In 1992, this stunning landscape were set aside as Lake Huvsgul National Park. In 2011, the whole territory of park was expanded to 1.180.270 hectares when the uppe headwaters of the Uur River were made a part of the park. In recent years, this spectacular landscape of water and mountains that is sacred to so many has become the destination of more and more travelers, from all around Mongolia and beyond. Read more

Khuvsgul Lake. Ger camp
DAY 6

Shine Ider

Leave Khuvsgul and drive to Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake passing through Shine-Ider and Jargalant village, which is located 180 km south from Murun city. Enjoy hot spring and gazzling stars in Jargalant. The hot spring, sulphar spring that emerge from the ground (150m) at 70 degree Celsius. Tourist ger camp. (B/L/D) Read more

Jargalant soum. Ger camp.
DAY 7

Khorgo Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur

Hiking in Khorgo-Terkh National Park - An astonishingly beautiful freshwater lake surrounded by extinct volcanoes at an altitude of 2.060 m. The lake is 16 km wide and 10 m deep with its deepest point at 28 meters and over 20 kilometers in length. It has lovely sandy shores and enough warm water good for swimming. The area offers great adventure for visitors with its caves, mountain cliffs and Khorgo volcano creator. Explore the lake and the volcano creator. Tourist ger camp. (B/L/D) Read more

Khorgo NP. Ger camp.
DAY 8

Tsenkher Hot Spring

Tsenkher Hot Springs & Spa. Enjoy the nature and hot spa after long drive. Due to the many old volcanoes in Arkhangai province, it has many hot springs. The water of Tsenkher Hot Spring is 85,5°C hot (185,9°F). In a pleasant verdant wooded area, some yurts camps with equipment and baths with a less hot temperature have been set up for the travellers, but also for the nomads and the inhabitants of Ulan Bator who are very keen on these baths. Tsenkher hot springs have healing properties notably on articular diseases and nervous system’s diseases. Composition: sodium carbonate, hydrocarbonate, sulfate, fluorite, hydrogen sulfide.You can discuss options for exploring the local area with your tour guide. Tourist ger camp. (B/L/D) Read more

Tsenkher ger camp
DAY 9

Kharkhorin

Arrive in Kharkhorin. Ancient capital city Kharkhorin was founded in 1220 in the legendary Orkhon river valley. It was from there that Mongol Empire governed, until Khubilai khaan, the grandson of Chinggis Khaan, moved the city to Beijing. On the ruins of Kharkhorin, in 1586, was built Erdene Zuu Monastery which is surrounded by monumental walls with 108 stupas. The monastery is kept till nowadays and it is considered as one of the leading religious centers of Mongolia. Visit to Erdene Zuu Monastery and the local market of art crafts and antique items. Tourist ger camp. (B/L/D) Read more

Kharkhorin. Ger camp
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DAY 10

Ongi Monastery

Drive to the south towards Gobi Desert. Overnight stop at Ongi River and Saikhan ovoo area of Middle Gobi province. Ongi Monastery, a small mountainous area with the sites of remains of ruined old monasteries. Once the monastery has served as a midway point for Buddhist pilgrimages going to holy Tibet. Tourist ger camp. (B/L/D) Read more

Ongi Ger camp.
DAY 11

Bayanzag-Flaming Cliffs

Drive towards Bayanzag - classic desert of rock, red sands, scrub, sun and unbelievable emptiness has become known to the world as "Cemetery of Dinosaurs”. The red sandstone cliffs and canyons of Bayanzag are where the fossil beds of dinosaur bones and first ever recorded dinosaur eggs in 1922 - discoveries which made world headlines by American paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews first time. Nowadays there is a local museum which displays important facts and some exhibits of this famous area. Tourist ger camp. (B/L/D) Read more

Bayanzag ger camp
DAY 12

Khongor sand Dunes

The sand dunes of Khongor rive are known as the « singing sands » and they extend for 180 km and at some places they are 80m high. These spectacular dunes are bordered by lush green vegetation supported by a small river Khongor. Walking and Sliding at the dunes. Visit camel breeding family and get some experience with camel riding. Tourist ger camp. (B/L/D) Read more

Khongor Ger camp
DAY 13

Yol/ Eagle Valley

Yol Valley in Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park. Yol valley is formatted by two high rock walls a big glacier on the ground kept frozen during a hot summer days. It has breathtaking dramatic scenery and without doubt is one of the beautiful places of the country. Hiking along the valley and reach up the icy glacier. Visit natural museum of localities. Tourist ger camp. (B/L/D) Read more

Ger camp
DAY 14

Baga Gazriin Chuluu

Arrive in Baga Gazriin Chuluu mountain area Dundgobi province. This is another granite rock formation in the middle of the steppe plains. 5 km away, the highest peak 1768 meters in the area; Baga Gazriin Uul Mountain will take about 5 hours to climb. Leisure time for rock climbing and hiking activities. Tourist ger camp. (B/L/D) Read more

Ger camp
DAY 15

Ulaanbaatar

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Free activities for personal exploration. Shopping & Cultural Performance, which was founded in 1989 and has gone on to win awards across the world. The ensemble’s goal is to present a rare selection of ancient Mongolian performing arts and culture to local and international audiences, particularly younger generations.. Farewell dinner in UB. Hotel night. (B/L/D) Read more

Hotel
DAY 16

Departure

Pick up from hotel and transfer to airport. Departure from Ulaanbaatar. (B)

ACCOMMODATIONS

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TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Meals mentioned in tour itinerary
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee
  • Museums and cultural performances

Package excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers
  • Travel Insurance
  • Excess Baggage Charge
  • Optional Activity Cost
  • Single Supplement

More information

  • Half day and Full day city tour is available as optional
  • We arrange international and domestic train and flight tickets
  • Visa Support, Visa invitation letter
  • Airport and Train station transfer

REVIEWS

7 Reviews

Frans van Diepen, Iris Suelting, Netherlands

The trip as a whole was fantastic and the Eagle Hunting Festival was the highlights. Perfect, we liked being here. The hospitality of the people, the trip itself was magnificent and fantastic. We had a very caring and professional and friendly guide Puujee. He was very attending full for our needs.

Stefan Max, Marcel Weber, Susanne Nelskamp, Netherlands

The whole trek on horseback was unforgettable. The whole lake might have been the most impressive and memorable sight. I enjoyed the whole trip immensely and will remember is for a long time. I also enjoyed the company of the guide, local guide, driver and cook very much. We would have liked it better if the trek on horseback had been the grand final of the tour at the end, since it was the highlight. The four days of driving around were nice but sort of our climax. If when we come back to Mongolia we will gladly travel with them again. Read more

Pinoli Marco, Boccellari Carlo, Bollani Lina, Italy

Gobi desert and nomad people every place is wonderful. Beautiful land and very beautiful people. I LOVE Mongolia, in my heart forever. Tour guide did everything very professional and has good knowledge. Also our tour driver was very professional and expert.

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