Detailed Tours Description
Upon arrival at the airport we will be welcomed by
your guide. He will bring us to your comfortable, centrally located hotel.
In the afternoon we will visit the Bogd Khan's Winter
Palace, a series of beautiful traditional buildings in which the eighth
Living Buddha and the last king lived. It is now a museum displaying fascinating
artefacts and costumes associated with the last king as well as his collection
of stuffed animals.
(Hotel, L, D)
After breakfast in our hotel restaurant, we will depart
for the countryside. Being our first day driving we will go quite slowly
to get accustomed to our ATV. We'll drive 100 km southward into the direction
of Bag Gazariin Chuluu.
Tonight we will reach the beautiful region of Bag
Gazrin Chuluu. It is a huge granite formation in the middle of the Mongolian
sandy plane. At the foot of the formation we will visit the remains of a
small monastery named Delgeriin Chior.
End of the afternoon we will drive around in the area.
We will visit the picturesque ruins of a small monastery that are hidden
in a nice little protected valley.
After a breakfast, we will start driving towards the
Gobi desert. Today we will see the landscape changing dramatically from
the fertile grassland to the inhospitably rocky land. The number of families
and cattle we will see along the road will gradually reduce. Camels will
slowly replace cows.
We will head for Saigan Ovoo Sum. This little town
is located along a small desert river (Ongiin Gol) at the entrance of a
beautiful mountainous region. A little further southward along the river,
we will find Hoshuu Monastery and spend the night here.
After the long and intensive trip of the day before,
we will enjoy the peace and beauty of the Delger Khangai Mountains. We will
explore the ruins of Hoshuu Monastery on one side of the river and the ruins
of Ongiin Monastery on the other side of the river. We will hike around
in this massive series of rocky hills cut by the river.
For those willing to do more ATV, we'll organise a
drive in the totally flat area of the Gobi Desert.
We will spend a second night here before facing a
second driving intensive day back to the North.
Today we will drive to the small desert town of Olziit.
Our destination of today will be Khujirt village that
is well known for its hot water spring. To reach this place, we will have
to head nearly 300 km (8 hours) more northwards. We will pass through Arvaikheer,
capital city of Ovorkhangai province and some other small countryside towns.
Today we will drive until the Orkhon waterfalls, which
is located in the Orkhon valley. The area surrounding the waterfall is a
green, with forest covered mountainous area. The valley is known as the
cradle of the Mongolian civilization. Many ancient Mongolian as well as
Turkish monuments lie within its borders. On the way we will see some ancient
In the afternoon we will hike around the waterfalls.
We will hike down to the bottom of the gorges.
We will drive up the mountain to reach Tuvshin Monastery.
In the evening we will reach Tsenkher hot spring resort.
Managed by Japanese this resort has a large open-air pool at its customer's
disposal. The hot water of the pool flows continuously in from the hot water
spring. At the spring, the temperature of the water is over 80 ° C. A complex
pipelines system regulates the water temperature.
Some will spend hours sitting in the pool talking
to their friends while staring at the stars or scanning the nightly nature
In the morning we will head for Kharkhorin (also called
Karakorum, 130 km, 4 hours driving), site of the 13th century
capital of the Mongolian Empire created by Chinggis Khan. Very little is
left from this legendary city. In the 16th century, Mongolia's
biggest Monastery was build from the ruins of Kharkhorin. Now Erdene Zuu
Monastery are the remains of what once was a huge monastery of 100 temples
and about 1.000 lamas residencing there.
We will explore the grounds of Erdene Zuu Monastery
surrounded by its massive 400 m X 400 m walls. We will be guided around
the 3 remaining temples: Dalai Lama, Zuu of Buddha and Lavrin Temple. We
will also see the Turtle Rock and the Phallic Rock.
We will spend the night in a ger camp.
From here we leave for Khustai Nuruu National Park
located about 100 km southwest from Ulaanbaatar. It was established in 1993
and protects today the Takhi, the Mongolian's wild horses, also known as
the Przewalski horses.
The Takhi became extinct in the middle of the 20th
century. They then could only be found in the zoos. Special breeding programs
increased their numbers. From 1993, with the assistance from international
environmental agencies, the Takhi horses were reintroduced in Mongolia.
Today there are about 150 Takhi horses in Khustai.
After arrival at the camp of the Khustai Nuruu National
Park we will meet the staff of the park and be introduced to the project.
Today we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar.
Today we will have a full free day to stroll around
in Ulaanbaatar and buy some souvenirs before heading back home. In the evening
we will have a farewell dinner in a good restaurant.
(Hotel, B, D)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure
We offer 3 different price categories for our tours:
Budget Trips: tented camp, cook,
food, guide, Russian mini van
Normal Trips: ger camp stay
with food, guide, Russian mini van
Luxury Trips: ger camp stay
with food, guide, Japanese jeep
Please contact us for the updated prices. We offer special discount prices for off season tours.
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