During the whole trip, you will see the amazing shifts in natural scenes and its components. This is one of our classic tours, covering the central and southern parts of Mongolia. During this tour, you could witness and experience the highlighting species of flora and fauna such as inhabitation of Przewalski wild horses, relics of Gobi dinosaurs, duties of domestic animals, in particular camels, and the irresistible smell of wild vegetations growing in different natural zones. A couple of major religious and historical sites - Karakorum and Ongi - are included conveniently after each other. During the whole trip, you will see the amazing shifts in natural scenes and its components. Find out more in the tour itinerary below.
Why choose this tour Discover more and drive less Visits to beautiful Karakorum, Gobi - Mongolian top attractions Lifetime opportunity to ride two humped Bactrian camel in their homeland Explore nomadic lifestyle, culture and tradition Professional team and high quality services Relax the nights in comfortable and finest tourist camps and enjoy the delicious meals See Takhi, Asian wild horses Includes domestic flight - saves time and provides more comfort!
Meet in Ulaanbaatar and then drive to Hustai National Park and see Takhi, the Asian wild horse. If you have a chance, see wolf, argali sheep and deer. Enjoy small hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife. Horse ride an hour. Visit Takhi’s small museum and overnight in tourist camp. (L+D)
After breakfast at the tourist camp, drive to Karakorum, the symbolic ruins of the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire. Visit Erdene-Zuu, the oldest monastery, with 108 stupas, built in 1586. Then visit Karakorum museum and see the Great Mongol state period, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Ancient state period halls. Overnight in tourist camp by Orkhon River. (B+L+D)
After the breakfast, drive to Ongi Temple which had about thousand lamas. On the way we will visit an authentic local nomad family. There we have an opportunity to experience their way of life, their culture and traditions. It is a ruin of big monastery Bari Yonzon Hamba on the bank of river. Overnight in the tourist camp. (B+L+D)
Today we will drive to Bayanzag, (known as a Flaming Cliffs where the first nest of dinosaur eggs found in 1922) a site famous for the remains of dinosaurs which lived here 60 million years ago. You can walk around where dinosaurs once roamed and see saksaul trees and other classic desert vegetation. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)
After breakfast, you will be driven to Khongor sand dunes. These are Mongolia’s largest sand dunes, reaching height of 300 meters in some areas. In the afternoon, you will be riding on two-humped Bactrian camels to explore Khongor sand dunes. Plus, you will have an opportunity to visit a camel herdsman’s family to explore their way of life, their culture and traditions. The sand dunes change color with each hour of the day, from yellow to silver to rose-colored at (dawn/ sundown). Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)
Today’s destination is Yolyn Am, or ‘Eagle Valley’. Take a trip to Yol Am and Dungene valley – a wonderfully picturesque place with ice in summer, and surrounded by sheer rocky walls, forming incredible canyons. Enjoy small hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife. Visit Gobi museum. These areas are situated in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park that encompasses the “Three Beauties” peaks and the most easterly points of the Altai Mountains. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)
After breakfast you will have a flight back to Ulaanbaatar. End the trip. (B)
BDT 1,14,500 per person on twin sharing basis.
Tourist Ger Camp:
Shared accommodation in tourist ger camp Ger (traditional dwelling) has 2 to 4 beds – very interesting and unique Western toilets and hot shower facility is separate block – shared The restaurant serve usually Western and Mongolian meals Single supplement cannot be guaranteed but possible
Cost Does Not Include
INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE OR TRAIN TICKETS:
Discover Mongolia! Offers cheap international airfares and train tickets for our clients upon request.
MONGOLIA ENTRY VISA FEE:
Discover Mongolia! Provides confirmed clients an invitation letter for obtaining entry visa to Mongolia.
EXCESS LUGGAGE CHARGES:
Free luggage allowance is 15 kg for domestic flights depending on the air company.
Such as laundry, beverages, alcoholic drinks, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
Our clients are recommended to get travel insurance coverage from their local insurance companies before traveling.
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT:
Single supplement is available at $70 in the hotel
SINGLE GER SUPPLEMENT:
Single supplement is available at $25 per night at ger camps.
In Ulaanbaatar, you will be dining at fine European and Asian cuisine restaurants. Mutton, beef, rice and noodles form the basis of the Mongolian diet, so your meals will be based around this. However, the trail rations may include vegetables, eggs, peanut butter, cheese and sometimes yak! On some days there will be lunchboxes from tourist camps. It is good food and our experience has been that guests are happy with this arrangement. Please let us know in advance if you are a vegetarian. Alcohol is not provided on the trip but tourists are free to bring their own.
Discover Mongolia 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 approx 200-250km.
To all scenic spots as listed in the itinerary such as museums, monasteries, strictly protected areas, parks, concert, road fees
HORSE RIDE TRIAL – 1 HOUR
CAMEL RIDE TRIAL – 1 HOUR
BOAT RENTAL – 1 HOUR
PRIVATE TRANSFERS ON EACH DAY:
Air conditioned and comfortable Mitsubishi Delica 4×4 off road van Highly skilled driver Airports pick up and drop off service Allow only 4 passengers for 5 passenger seats – Your comfort is our priority!
An English speaking Mongolian guide will accompany the group at all times. The guide will be a native Mongolian person with great local knowledge who can deal with any requests and ensure that your holiday to become one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life.
Personal things to bring with you:
Warm thin layers of clothing are the best such as bring a waterproof jacket, sandals and a hat and headscarf to protect you from the sun and winds. Don’t forgot insect repellent, sun cream, lip-gloss and first aid kit (medicine for headache, cold, diarrhea, runny nose; bandages; any medicine prescribed for you). All your camera equipment.
The best time to make this trip:
May to September is the best season, with the peak season in July for the Naadam Festival. July and August are also the wettest months of the year, but be assured; our climate is such that you will still have many sunny days at this time.
We believe that comfortable, welcoming accommodation is vital to the enjoyment of your trip. You will be stay in a standard 3-4 star hotel in Ulaanbaatar and a tourist ger camp (traditional dwelling) with currency (220V), shower and other useful services (2 or 4 people per ger) in the countryside. All accommodation offered by Discover Mongolia is personally checked by our staff to ensure high standards.