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Detailed Tours Description

 

1st day

You will be met at the airport on arrival, and transferred to your 3-star hotel. The day can be spent sightseeing in Ulaanbaatar, including Gandan Monastery and the Bogd Khan Palace, which is a series of beautiful traditional buildings in which the last religious King of Mongolia resided. It is now a museum displaying fascinating artefacts and costumes associated with the King as well as his collection of European furniture and stuffed animals. Visit the Natural History Museum and the Fine Arts Museum. Lunch and dinner will be at local restaurants.

(Hotel, L, D)

2nd day

We will transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Khovd. Khovd City is the capital of Khovd aimag and lies near Black Water Lake and Jargalant Mountain. You will be met at the airport by our local guides and drivers and taken to Buyant River for lunch. In the afternoon we will drive to Namarjin Valley in the Altai Mountains, about a 5-hour drive. You will be rewarded with the view of this vast wide-open valley filled with grazing herds of goat, sheep, and yaks, and spotted with many gers. Towering over the valley is the impressive snow-capped peak of Tsambagarav Mountain. Because our horsemen's families live here you will have a unique opportunity to experience the nomadic way of life.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D).

3rd day

We will spend the morning at leisure in the valley, walking and resting after the journey. The Namarjin is a lush and green valley with a small stream flowing through it, and is surrounded by rocky hills. Many nomadic families make it their home in the summer months. The Kazakhs, who are Muslims and one of Mongolia's ethnic minorities, populate this area. After breakfast we will meet the horsemen and saddle up the horses for a short ride so that you can accustom yourself to the horse and tack, and to the terrain. In the afternoon we will ride to an adjacent gorge to see a glacier. On the way we will visit a Kazakh family and see their gers and way of life. Their gers are a little larger than standard and decorated with traditional hand-stitched colourful rugs. Their traditional dress is also slightly different to the Mongols as the men tend to wear large, black dels and small, bright hats. We will return to the camp for the night.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D).

4th day

Horse riding ' visit Kazakh eagle hunters ' Khongor Olon Lake

Today we begin our linear ride, and each day the camp will be moved by vehicles. While riding to Khongor Olon Lake we will visit the mighty Kazakh eagle hunters. Their eagles are kept near the Kazak gers in the summer months and then taken out to catch small animals of prey in early winter when the first snows cover the ground. The eagles are trained from a young age or caught when they are older having already developed the hunting instinct. When they are 15 years of age they are released back into the wild. We will see the birds outside the gers and watch the Kazakh men with them. We will stay overnight in the camp by the edge of the lake.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D).

5th day and 6th day

We will continue riding over the Sukhait Mountains to Doroo Lake for the next two days. The landscape changes from high mountains to low grassland and open valleys, which will allow you to gallop freely across the vast plains. We will stay overnight in tents by the side of the lake.

 (Tented Camp, B, L, D)

7th day

After these days of riding, we will spend a day of leisure by the lake: walking; bird watching; visiting nomadic families; and swimming. We will stay overnight at a tented camp.

 (Tented Camp, B, L, D)

8th day

Today is the last day of riding. We will ride until we reach Khashaat Valley, where we will have a farewell dinner with our horsemen. You will be served a special Mongolian meal of 'horhog,' which is mutton cooked slowly in a huge, metal urn with vegetables, water and hot rocks from a flaming fire. The meat becomes soft and tasty and the water turns into a thick meaty broth. We will camp in Khashaat Valley.

 (Tented Camp, B, L, D)

9th day

Today we will travel in vehicles and continue the journey through the westernmost province of Mongolia, Bayan Olgii. We travel to Achit Nuur Lake - an 8-hour drive - passing through Olgii, the capital of the aimag. Achit Nuur is a large fresh-water lake with an abundance of bird life. We will spend the night in a tented camp by the side of the lake.

 (Tented Camp, B, L, D)

10th day

We will spend the morning at Achit Lake and then drive to Uureg Lake in the far north of Uvs aimag. It is an exhilarating drive of about 4 hours over a rocky, mountainous road. The lake, which nestles between mountains, is small in comparison to Achit, but affords views across to Siberia. Overnight tented camp at Uureg Lake.

 (Tented Camp, B, L, D)

11th day

We will spend a day of leisure at Uureg Lake, walking, bird watching, and swimming. We will stay at the previous night's camp by the lake.

 (Tented Camp, B, L, D)

12th day

We will spend the morning at Uureg Lake and then drive to Uvs Lake, passing through the aimag capital of Uvs, Ulaangom. Uvs Nuur is the largest lake in Mongolia and covers 3500 sq. km. It is surrounded by sand dunes on the eastern side and is a salt-water lake. The bird life includes Arctic tern, sand grouse and rock partridge. They live undisturbed around the shores of the lake due to the absence of animal and human habitation, and the abundance of shrimp living in the lake. We will camp on the shores of the lake.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

13th day

We will drive to Ulaangom for the flight to Ulaanbaatar, departing Ulaangom 13.00, and arriving Ulaanbaatar 16.30. You will be met at the airport and taken to your 3-star hotel. Dinner will be at a local restaurant.
 (Hotel, B, L, D)

14nd day

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure

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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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