Kharkhorin & Central Mongolia Tour 4 Days

Kharkhorin & Central Mongolia Tour

our 2 customers are going to the trip
our 2 customers are going to the trip

You will see Central Mongolian best highlight – Karakorum with Khustai National Park and driving distance of this tour is not more than 5 hours in a day. All drives of this tour is on the paved road.

– Including a half day camel riding at Elsen Tasarkhai Sands
– Discover Erdene Zuu, built from the rubble of Genghis Khan’s capital

– Meet wild horse in their natural habitat – learn about Takhi, wild horse, and other wildlife
– Visit the home of a nomadic family in the Khustai National Park

Length: 4 days
 Central Mongolia
 private package tour
Potential dates and weather condition: from May to October in each year.
Difficulty: easy – moderate (No experience necessary. Trips suitable for most ages and abilities)
Distance: 790 km

Day1. Khustai National Park & Elsen Tasarkhai Sand  Day2. Karakorum & Tsenkher Hot Spring  Day3. Khushuu Tsaidam Monument & Ugii Lake  Day4. Back to UB


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

Standard Arrangement What is standard arrangement?
(Staying through the tourist ger camps) What is tourist ger camp?
1000 USD for 1pax
600 USD p.p for 2pax
500 USD p.p for 3pax
450 USD p.p for 4pax
400 USD p.p for 5pax
350 USD p.p for 6pax
Single supplement: 160 usd
Included: 2 nights in tourist ger camp, 1 night in the nomadic family, food service, land transportation, English speaking guide service, all entrance fees and Government charges, all activities costs, sleeping bag, mineral water
Not included: gratuities for staffs, personal expenses (extra some drinks, souvenir buying, locals concerts etc), travel insurance
Budget Arrangement What is budget arrangement?
(Staying in the local ger guesthouses) What is local ger guesthouse?
800 USD for 1pax
500 USD p.p for 2pax
450 USD p.p for 3pax
400 USD p.p for 4pax
350 USD p.p for 5pax
300 USD p.p for 6pax
Included: 3 nights in local ger guesthouse, land transportation, English speaking guide service, all entrance fees and Government charges, all activities costs, sleeping bag
Not included: food service, gratuities for staffs, personal expenses (extra some drinks, souvenir buying, locals concerts etc), 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. Get better rate.
Discount policy: We always try to lower the our service prices by looking better solution for our customers. Here is several Discount Policy you can save until 10% that we can do on our best for our customers.

 ?  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. Khustai National Park – wild horses & Elsen Tasarkhai Sands – camel riding

a takhi wild horse walking in Khustai Mountain
a takhi wild horse walking in Khustai Mountain

We will pick you up from your accommodation and drive to Khustai National Park (130 km – mostly paved road 2 hours). National Park Khustai where re-introduction of the wild takhi horses (Przhevalsky’s horses) has taken place since 1992. Takhi is last wild horse subspecies surviving in the 21st century. It was discovered in western Mongolia in the late 1870s by the Russian explorer N.M. Przhevalsky. Several expeditions since 1969 have failed to find this horse, which probably crossed with half-wild domesticated horses and lost its distinct features. Specimens have been kept and bred in zoos, and Mongolia in the late 20th century attempted to reintroduce them into the wild.

our guide is looking wild horses takhi by binocular
our guide is looking wild horses takhi by binocular

Then we will be spent at leisure hiking in the surrounding mountains for seeing the wild horses. If we luck we may see also maral deer & other animals. Then we will drive to Elsen Tasarkhai Sands (230 km – paved road 3 hours). Its English meaning is Piece of Sand and considered the northern edge of the Gobi desert.

few camels are in Elsen Tasarkhai Sands
few camels are in Elsen Tasarkhai Sands

It is small sand dunes, continuously lies in the lowland of legendary Khugnu Khaan and Bat Khaan Mountains. We will ride camels here. 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. Overnight there.

Day2. Karakorum – Mongolian ancient capital city & Tsenkher Hot Spring – relax

Turtle Rock & Erdene Zuu Wall view
Turtle Rock & Erdene Zuu Wall view

After breakfast time, we will drive to Karakorum (90 km – paved road 1 hour). Karakorum, the capital of Great Mongolian State where today there is a small local township. In the history, the city of Karakorum was founded in 1220 in Orkhon River Valley by order of Genghis Khan and after collapsing of Yuan dynasty of Khuvilai Khan Min state’s invaders sacked the city and massacred its inhabitants in 1388 and ruined it.

Imperial map at Karakorum
Imperial map at Karakorum

After 200 years, Erdene Zuu, built in 1586, is the first Buddhist monastery to have been built in Mongolia and by various construction materials were taken from the ruins of Karakorum. At its peak in the late 18th century the complex of ornate gardens and 62 temples was home to over 1000 lamas. But in 1937, by communist purges the whole monastery completely destroyed. We will visit to Karakorum Museum, Karakorum Ruin Open Museum and Erdene Zuu Monastery Complex respectively.

hot spring water comes out from this place
hot spring water comes out from this place

After lunch time, we will drive to Tsenkher Hot Spring (120 km mostly paved road – 2 hours). 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. In the evening, we will enjoy in the open pool. Overnight in the tourist ger camp.

Day3. Khushuu Tsaidam Monument – ancient Turkish site & Ugii Lake- boating and fishing

view of Ugii Lake
view of Ugii Lake

After breakfast time, we will drive to Khushuu Tsaidam (160 km paved road – 3 hours). Khushuu Tsaidam Monuments are two memorial stone installations erected by the Turkish people written in Old Turkic alphabet in the early 8th century in the Orkhon Valley. After lunch time, we will drive to Ugii Lake (40 km dirt road – an hour). This small picturesque lake is called a paradise for fishers and covers area of only 27 km.sq, average depth of the Lake is 6.64m and deepest point is over 15 m. Its shore length is 23 km. In the afternoon, we will do some boating experience and fishing there. Overnight there.

Day4. Back to Ulaanbaatar.

After breakfast time, we will drive to Ulaanbaatar city (350 km paved road – 6 hours) and after we transfer you to your accommodation our trip will finish.


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.

  • 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.
  • 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 vehicle.
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