Gobi, Central & West Mongolian Adventure 31 Jul - 16 Aug

Gobi, Central & West Mongolian Adventure

Overview

Here is all wonders of Mongolia in a tour itinerary. Not many companies offer this tour in Mongolia. Because it is not standard types of tours like going from Gobi to Khuvsgul Lake through central Mongolia. It is more adventurous. Many nights of this tour will be spent in the tent. It has sand dunes, big lakes, snow capped mountains. This tour’s activity is rich. Camel ride, horse ride, fishing, boating etc. If you are looking unforgettable vacation of Mongolia, we recommend this tour for you.

– Great journey through most famous parts of Gobi Desert including camel trek
– Discover Erdene Zuu, built from the rubble of Genghis Khan’s capital
– Orkhon Waterfall, home of yaks and visit to yak herder family
– Take rest and relax in open bath of Tsenkher Hot Spring under millions star
– Take a very scenic hike across a lava field of Khorgo Extinct Volcano and get to know a bunch of stuff about volcanoes and volcanic activity
– Hike or ride to the top of the dunes and gaze out over the panoramic views of Khar Lake
– Withness a river comes out from the bottom of the sand
– Explore the most wilderness part, Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, of the country including ancient rock drawings

Length: 17 days
Type: 
Private Package Tour
Area:
 Western Mongolia – National park Altai Tavan Bogd, Central Mongolia – Khorgo-Terkh, Gobi desert
Potential dates and weather condition: From June to September
Difficulty: moderate (need some experience necessary. The trip suitable for 20-50)
Total distance: driving: 2803 km (+600 +1710), flight: 1.5 hours and 3 hours

By days:  Day1. Fly to Gobi. Yol Valley & Bayanzag
Day2. Khongor Sand Dune
Day3. Khongor Sand Dune
Day4. Ongi Monastery Ruins
Day5. Karakorum
Day6. Tsenkher Hot Spring
Day7. Khorgo-Terkh National Park
Day8. Khar Lake
Day9. Mukhart River
Day10. Khyargas Lake
Day11. Khyargas Lake
Day12. Ulgii town
Day13. Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
Day14. Rock drawings
Day15. Khoton Khurgan Lake
Day16. Eagle Hunter
Day17. Fly back to UB
Prices

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

Standard Arrangement What is Standard Arrangement of TGM?
(Staying through the tourist ger camps) What is tourist ger camp of Mongolia?
4990 USD for 1pax
3500 USD p.p for 2pax
2900 USD p.p for 3pax
2500 USD p.p for 4pax
2300 USD p.p for 5pax
2200 USD p.p for 6pax
Single supplement: 230 usd
Included: 6 nights in tourist ger camp, 1 night in the camel herder family, 2 nights in the local hotel, 7 nights in the tent, food service, land transportation, English speaking guide service, mineral water, all entrance fees and Government charges, all activities costs, sleeping bag, domestic flight drop off & pick up
Not included: one way domestic flights, gratuities for staffs, personal expenses, travel insurance
Budget Arrangement What is Budget Arrangement of TGM?
(Staying in the local ger guesthouses) What is local ger guesthouse of Mongolia?
4400 USD for 1pax
2800 USD p.p for 2pax
2400 USD p.p for 3pax
2200 USD p.p for 4pax
2000 USD p.p for 5pax
1900 USD p.p for 6pax
Included: 8 nights in local ger guesthouse, 1 night in tourist ger camp, 7 nights in the tent, land transportation, English speaking guide service, all entrance fees and Government charges, all activities costs, domestic flight drop off & pick up
Not included: one way domestic flights, food service, sleeping bag, gratuities for staffs, personal expenses, travel insurance

Child policy: 0 – 3 years old baby free of charge, 4 – 12 years old child: 30% discount (counted as 1pax)
Group policy: Up from 6pax please see our Group Service
Discount policy: We always try to lower the our service prices by looking better solution for our customers. Here is several Discounts you can save until 10% that we can do on our best for our customers.

 ? Why domestic flight not included? The rate of the flight tickets is not constant, very changeable & will depends by many reasons such us when to buy etc. But we are able to book the tickets for you in their contract price without any charge or you directly to book by youself. There is 2 companies running in the business Aero Mongolia & Hunnu Air. You can google & book the tickets online.

Why food service not included in the Budget Arrangement? You can buy meals from local ger guesthouses by paying only 2 or 3 usd per meal. There is plenty of food shops on the way when you are touring. You can carry your own food from UB. It is nice you eat our own breakfast and then buy meals for lunch and dinner. Meals will be basic and usually cooked Mongolian traditional or Russian styled foods. Or you can get basic free kitchen belonings from us and cook yourself. more other Customers’ FAQs

Detailed Itinerary

Day1. Fly to Gobi. Yol Valley – horse ride & Bayanzag – famous dinosaur site.

In the morning, we will pick you up from your accommodation and transfer to the airport. After you landed in Dalanzadgad, our local guide and driver will pick you up and drive to Yol Valley (40 km). Yol means vulture in Mongolian and the valley begins from Zuun Saikhan Mountain and stretches over 10 km. The narrowest part, only 3 or 4 person can pass in same time, of the valley is completely shaded from the direct sun shine by high cliff walls. Also, the valley is famous for the fact that there is ice created in winter by small stream of the valley present there even during the hot summer months until end of July. The beauty of the valley, combined with the smell of juniper creates an atmosphere of awe and wonder. There we will ride horse through the valley. An hour hiking is also a nice activity there if you not like horse ride. As well, we visit to local natural museum of Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park. Then we will drive to Bayanzag (101 km). Bayanzag means saxual forest in English and area of red cliffs “Bayanzag” which have been formed from the erosion of the water and wind over many millions of years. A lot of dinosaurs’ findings such as Protoceratops & dinosaur’ eggs have been found there in first time. American zoologist Roy Chapman Andrews discovered this place and named as Flaming Cliffs. The red colored cliffs themselves are very imposing from a distance, and are particularly fiery in the light of the setting sun. It is an interesting place to wander about to get a closer look at one of the world’s most famous paleontologist sites. In the evening we will walk around the site. Overnight there.

domestic flight in Mongolia
domestic flight in Mongolia
view of Yol Valley
view of Yol Valley
view of Bayanzag
view of Bayanzag

Day2. Khongor Sand Dune – oasis tour & climb up

After breakfast time, we will drive to Khongor Sand Dune (152 km). Khongor is second biggest sand dune in the country that extend along the northern side of Sevrei and Zoolun mountain ranges. It range from 5 to 10 km in width, nearly 100 km long, with crests rising 80 to 300m above the surrounding landscape. The booming sound produced by the masses of moving sand can be heard from afar when occurs windy day. Hence locals called it as Singing Sands. Near Khongor River at the northern edge of the dunes, there is Khongor Oasis. Walk on the meadow and taste mineral water from the sand foot. Overnight there.

Khongor Sand Dune view from a distance
Khongor Sand Dune view from a distance
view of oasis part of Khongor Sand Dune
view of oasis part of Khongor Sand Dune
tourists usually climb up to the Khongor Sand Dune
tourists usually climb up to the Khongor Sand Dune

Day3. Khongor Sand Dune – a day camel trekking

After breakfast time, we will do camel trek in full day. The two-humped camels are very comfortable to ride, as they walk slowly and gently and we will be well supported by the humps, sitting comfortably between them. Our camel man will take us to the sand-dunes. After that we will visit to camel herder family who lives around the Khongor Oasis. Taste dairy products of camel milk and drink milk tea. Overnight in the camel herder family.

camel riding in Gobi Desert
camel riding in Gobi Desert
camels are near to the Khongor Sand Dune
camels are near to the Khongor Sand Dune

Day4. Ongi Monastery Ruin – hiking

After breakfast time, we will drive to Ongi Monastery Ruin (299 km). Ongi Monastery Ruin is the ruins of a Buddhist monastery founded in 1760 and destroyed in 1937 by communist purges. Located on the shore of the Ongi River, the monastery was formerly one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia. Raw violence of the destruction at the site was still visible, still palpable, even though it happened over years ago. It is a good place for overnight of traveling between Central Mongolia and Gobi. We will hike to the ruins for visiting to local ger museum displayed survived objects of destroyed monastery and a small lovely and active Buddhist temple. Overnight there.

Ongi Monastery Ruins view
Ongi Monastery Ruins view
Ongi River
Ongi River
our tourists listen interesting history of the Ongi
our tourists listen interesting history of the Ongi

Day5. Visit to nomadic family & Karakorum – former capital city of Genghis Khan

After breakfast time, we will drive to a nomadic family in Central Mongolia (217 km). Enjoy the joyful atmosphere and learn the clever nomads’ way of life by taking every chance of taking part in the nomadic life activities like a nomad. Experience the milking cows or goats. Watch how they produce tasty and nutritious dairy products. Taste their drink Airag (horse milk). Then, participate in the nomads’ daily chores – prepare dried dung from a nearby mountain for the family’s household use for making fire. After lunch time, we will drive to Karakorum (44 km). Karakorum, the capital of Great Mongolian State where today there is a small local township. The city of Karakorum was founded in 1220 in Orkhon River Valley by order of Genghis Khan and after collapse of Yuan dynasty of Khuvilai Khan, Min state’s invaders sacked the city in 1388 and ruined it. After 200 years in 1586, Erdene Zuu, the first Buddhist monastery have been built there by remained ruin of Karakorum as construction materials. In the 18th century, the complex of ornate gardens and 62 temples were home to over 1000 lamas. But in 1937, the most monasteries destroyed by communist purges. We will visit to Karakorum Museum, Karakorum Open Museum and Erdene Zuu Monastery respectively. Overnight there.

Turtle Rock at Erdene Zuu Monastery
Turtle Rock at Erdene Zuu Monastery
our customers are entering to Erdene Zuu Monastery
our customers are entering to Erdene Zuu Monastery
Imperial Map at Karakorum
Imperial Map at Karakorum

Day6. Tsenkher Hot Spring – relaxing

After breakfast time, we will drive to Tsenkher Hot Spring (125 km). Tsenkher’s abundant therapeutic natural hot spring, flows out from the ground at +86°c, have been identified as amongst the best in the Mongolia in terms of healing qualities, radio energy & temperature variance & water supply, and are particularly effective in treating a multitude of ailments and skin diseases because they can accommodate many different forms/strengths of therapy. There is several tourist ger resorts which provide hot pools by hot water from the Tsenkher geothermal area. We will do hiking to the scenic Shiveet Mountain or Tsenkher Valley which is home of yaks and stay in pool in the evening. Overnight in the tourist ger camp.

hot spring water comes out from this place
hot spring water comes out from this place
relaxing in open hot spring bath
relaxing in open hot spring bath

Day7. Khorgo-Terkh National Park – study volcanic activities

After breakfast time, we will drive to Khorgo-Terkh National Park (212 km). On the way, we will see Chuluut River Canyon. The volcano erupted in the Quaternary Period and its lava closed the water stream of a river and result of this meeting has created a truly incredible landscape, Khorgo Extinct Volcano and Terkh Lake, large placid lake is ringed by sandy beaches. There is a number of small or big circuit gorges, Shar Nokhoin Tam & Solo Person’s Cave etc, and complete or not complete erupted 13 volcanoes and rock formations with fast flowing rivers and cascades. From the top of the volcano panoramic view is superb. We will climb up to the top of the volcano and walk discover the circuit gorges. Overnight there.

view of Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake
view of Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake
view of Khorgo Extinct Volcano
view of Khorgo Extinct Volcano

Day8. Khar Lake – sand meet water

After breakfast time, we will drive to Khar Lake (360 km). This lake, hidden between high mountains lake, has unique distinction. It’s west shore met rolling sands dunes of Bor Khyar Sands that created sand meets waters. We will do some hiking on the sands and try fishing. Overnight in the tent.

view of Ulaagchiin Khar Lake
view of Ulaagchiin Khar Lake
It is the place sands meet water
It is the place sands meet water
people can swim here
people can swim here
camping is really nice here
camping is really nice here

Day9. Mukhart River – magical river

After breakfast time, we will drive to Mukhart River (80 km). On the way, we will see Senjit Rock which is tall arch rock located on the top of mountain with brief taking view. The Mukhart River in the Bor Kyar Sand Dune emerges from a half crater foot of the 400 m tall sand dune together to create the magnificent oasis and runs for a few miles then disappears beneath the sands. The river valley has several species of trees and bushes. After lunch time, we will hike to the dam and and climb up to the top of sand dune. Overnight in tent.

Senjit Rock view
Senjit Rock view
Bor Khyar Sand Dune view
Bor Khyar Sand Dune view
around Senjit Rock area
around Senjit Rock area
view of Mukhart River & Bor Khyar Sand Dune
view of Mukhart River & Bor Khyar Sand Dune
walking in the Mukhart River
walking in the Mukhart River
customers usually climb up to the top of sand dune
customers usually climb up to the top of sand dune

Day10-11. Khyargas Lake – fishing and bird watching

After breakfast time, we will drive to Khyargas Lake (250 km). It is a big and salt watered lake of semi-desert area and size is over 3000 km squire. There is several highlights in the lake but Khetsuu Rock is major one. Water fouls arrive there in the April and settle the nest on the white rocks and spend whole summer there. Around Khetsuu Rock is fishers’ paradise. In the evening we will hike to the Khetsuu Khad natural rock formation with opportunity for bird watching. Overnight in the tent.

view of Khyargas Lake
view of Khyargas Lake
fishing in the lake
fishing in the lake

 

Day12. Ulgii town

After breakfast time, we will drive to Ulgii town (400 km). Ulgii is bigger town at West Mongolia. We will visit to local food market. Overnight in the hotel.

Day13. Altai Tavan Bogd – snow capped mountains

After breakfast time, we will drive to Altai Tavan Bogd Nationla Park (170 km). The name Altai comes from the Turkish word Ala-Tau, which means red mountain. Altai is a braid that intertwines high mountain ranges of incomparable beauty alternating moorlands, gorges, rivers and valleys sprinkled with small towns rich with culture and old traditions. There are pristine lakes and rivers, glacier parks, snow-capped peaks, and green mountain forests. There is 19 km long Potanin’s Glacier. Overnight in the tent.

Day7. Khyargas Lake - full day rest Today we will spend full day at the lake for rest.Overnight there.
view of Altai Tavan Bogd
camping in here is really nice
camping in here is really nice

Day14. Potanin’s Glasier – horse trek

After breakfst time, we will enjoy an exhilarating horseback pack trip through untamed wilderness and panoramic scenery. The horseback riding enthusiast will experience an unforgettable excursion through timbered ridges and mountain meadows. We offer horse pack trips suited for all ages and abilities with rides varying in length. Horse pack trips allow you to reach deep into the southern Siberian wilderness. Horseback riding and fun are the main objectives on horse pack trips combined with good nomad’s Mongolian hospitality. Saddle up the whole family for an unforgettable horseback riding adventure. In the evening, we will come back to the our base camp and overnight in tent.

hiking along Tsagaan Us River
hiking along Tsagaan Us River
horse trek in Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
horse trek in Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
customers are trekking to Altai Tavan Bogd from the base camp
customers are trekking to Altai Tavan Bogd from the base camp

Day15. Khoton & Khurgan Lakes – waterfall

After breakfast time, we will drive to Khoton & Khurgan Lakes (210 km). Located over 2000 m above sea level, both lakes are connected each other by 3 km long Sirgaal Channel. Surrounding nature is very picturesque, snowcapped mountains with coniferous forest and pristine clear streams gers of Kazakh people and pasturing yaks. There are about 20 islands in the lakes which are the home of home to many species of red listed birds: whooper swan, goose, eagle, hooded crane and various species of ducks. There is a nice waterfall Goojuur. Overnight in the tent.

Khoton & Khurgan Lakes area
Khoton & Khurgan Lakes area
Khoton Lake view
Khoton Lake view
Baga Turgen Waterfall
Baga Turgen Waterfall

Day16. Eagle Hunter

After breakfast time, we will drive to Sagsai Valley (133 km). There we will visit to eagle hunter family. Hunting with Golden Eagle is one of the most unique features of the Kazakh life. The hunter is named kusbegi or berkutchi. The experience of wild birds training was gained by Kazakh kusbegi by centuries, the secrets were impacted from the father to the son and kept deep secret. At the present time we can meet few people with such name. These masters have innate gift of wild birds training. After dinner time, we will drive to Uglii town (27 km) and overnight in the local hotel.

visiting to the kazakh family
visiting to the kazakh family
a kazakh man holding his eagle on the hand
a kazakh man holding his eagle on the hand
visiting to kazakh nomadic family
visiting to kazakh nomadic family

Day17. Fly back to Ulaanbaatar.

After breakfast time, we will drive to Ulgii and fly back to Ulaanbaatar. After you arrive in the city, our driver will pick you up and transfer to your drop off place.

Booking

Our Booking is easy & complete in below 4 steps.

Step1:  Please carefully read our Contract Of Private Package Tour. Cancellation & other condition will be follow this contract.
Step2:  Send us your Booking Form (Only one of the group member’s Booking Form is fine. No need to send us all member’s booking forms)
Step3:  You will be received an Voucher & Invoice from us via email.
Step4:  Select payment method and pay the Payment.

Information
  • Above prices are changeable by changing components (kind of services) of the itinerary.
  • This is a private tour and you or your travel buddies will be in the tour.
  • Domestic flight companies accept only 10kg-15kg lugguge incuding your carry on bags too for free transfer.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in correct pick up location at correct time as stated on your booking form.
  • No smoking in travel vehicles or aircraft.
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