Classic Mongolia tour
Day 1 Baga Gazariin Chuluu
Baga Gazriin Chuluu /Rock Formations/ is a 15 km long and 10 km wide stone massif, is located Middle Gobi. Over 20 kinds of medicinal herbs and many species of animals such as wild sheep, ibex and marmot exist here; if you have a chance you might the wild animals. Surtiin am is one of many beautiful places in Baga Gazriin stone massif. This is a narrow canyon with asp, birch, white wicker and an elm tree, as well the ruin of a stone temple and the site of 2 yurts where monks lived and meditated since the seventieth century. Stay overnight in a ger camp. (Lunch and Dinner)
Day 2 White Stupa
Tsagaan Suvarga/ White Stupa/ is interesting to see the sheer slope, facing east, which from a distance seems to be the ruins of the ancient city. Enjoy hiking around colourful Stupa, feeling like meditation in there. Stay overnight in a ger camp (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 3 Yol Valley
Today’s destination is Yolyn Am. Enjoy small hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife and 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. Stay overnight in a local family. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 4 Khongor sand dunes
We continue our journey to the Khongor sand dune. It has an extraordinary length of approximately 180 km and 12 kilometres wide. There is an oasis near a river Khongor at the northern edge of the sand dunes. Free day for leisure nearby the sand dune. Dune journey, camel riding and trekking. Stay overnight in a local family. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 5 Bayanzag(stopover) and Ongi Monastery
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 saxaul trees and other classic desert vegetation.
Driving to Ongi monastery. The older southern complex consisted of various administrative buildings as well as 11 temples. The northern complex, built in the 18th century, consisted of 17 temples – among them one of the largest temples in all of Mongolia. The grounds housed also 4 Buddhist universities. It was completely destroyed in 1939. Although there is little left, it is interesting to go there to explore the ruins. Stay overnight in a ger camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 6-7 Orkhon waterfall
Drive to Orkhon Waterfall, which was formed by volcanic eruptions about 20.000 years ago, the waterfall cascades from a height of 20 km. It is a scenic, tranquil spot and the surrounding nature is undisturbed, where is hiking. Stay overnight in the Nomadic family. An opportunity to join the nomad family herding and yak milking. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 8 Tsenkher hot springs
Drive to Tsenkher hot springs. The waters are supposed to have curative properties for joints and other ailments. Outdoor pools are attended by staff who can or heat the water via a water-gate system; there are also indoor pools. Men and women bathe separately. It is an excellent place to relax. Stay overnight in a ger camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 9 Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur( White Lake)
Today we are going to drive to Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur on a very good newly built paved road until reaching a destination. It is an astonishingly beautiful lake with relatively pure fresh water. Torrents of lava issuing from the Khorgo volcano blocked the north and south Terkh rivers, so forming the dammed lake of Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake at an altitude of 2060 meters above sea level. The lake supports Pike and other fish. Rare birds are found here. After exploring the environment, you can prepare yourself for next day. Stay overnight in a ger camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 10 Shine- Ider
After breakfast drive to Shine-Ider small town of Khuvsgul province. Stay overnight in a ger camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 11 Khuwsgul lake
Khuvsgul lake is inhabited by 9 species of fish, while the nearby taiga forest, forest steppe, mountains and the lake provide habitat for 68 species of mammals. The lake is surrounded by dozens of stunning mountains, thick pine forests and lush meadows with grazing yaks and horses. Stay overnight in a ger camp (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 12 Khuwsgul lake
In the morning we will hike in the surrounding forest mountains to have a better look at the crystal blue lake. In the afternoon, we will drive to the north to visit Reindeer tiny village where we can experience Tsaatan; reindeer breeders’ unique everyday life and. Stay overnight in a ger camp (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 13 Drive to Urantogoo
We will drive to the mountain called Uran Togoo which is an extinct volcano which is another attractive destination of Northern Mongolia which located about 60kms from Bulgan city. Stay overnight in a ger camp (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 14 Amarbayasgalant monastery
Amarbayasgalant is one of the four great monasteries of Mongolia and the most important northern monastery. Stay overnight in a ger camp (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 15 Ulaanbaatar
Drive back to UB, on the way having lunch. (Breakfast, Lunch)
This trip encompasses the many stunning highlights of the world-famous Gobi desert, as well as the lush, green surroundings of Central and Northern Mongolia. Driving south from Ulaanbaatar, you will pass through the Middle and Southern regions of the desert, allowing you to experience the vastness of this special landscape. Among the rolling sand dunes and hills, activities include riding two-humped Bactrian camels through the desert, visiting a Nomadic family, as well as enjoying the spectacular sunrises and sunsets that are on offer each day.
After wandering around the Gobi, we will then head north to Central Mongolia. Here you will enjoy the spectacular and lush greenery, swimming in freshwater lakes and waterfalls, as well as many famous cultural sites.
North Mongolia is a main travel destination of Mongolia. The highlight of Mongolia’s northern provinces, an alpine region bordering the forests of Siberia, is pristine Lake Khuwsgul, known as Mongolia’s “dark blue pearl.” Believed to be several million years old, Mongolia’s deepest freshwater lake is surrounded by dozens of small rivers and streams that empty into its waters, pristine taiga forest, and valleys and meadows rich with wildflowers.
Activities –Horse riding, camel riding, hiking, historical, and cultural experiences,
Location– Gobi desert, Central and North Mongolia
Vehicle-Road Mongolia is tough and it requires excellent vehicles with experienced drivers. We ensure reliable and excellent vehicle including 4wd Korean Mini-van.
English speaking guide
Three meals a day
Camel riding and horse riding
Entrance fees for the parks, road fees, and museums indicated in the program
Daily drinking water (1.5 litres per person per day)
Free accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
Pick up and drop off at train station and airport
Personal expenses like special drink and snacks.
Travel insurance (trip, medical and personal)