TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1. Ulaanbaatar
Upon arrival in Mongolia’s capital city, Ulaanbaatar, you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a leisure program of sightseeing around the city including Sukhbaatar square, Gandan Monastery and Zaisan Hill. Optional visit to Natural History Museum of Mongolia. Enjoy traditional art performance and Welcome dinner at restaurant. Overnight in hotel. (L, D)

Day 2. Ulaanbaatar/Choibalsan
Flight to the Choibalsan, the capital of Dornod province, land of plain is one of the largest, undisturbed steppe ecosystem in the world and the core habitat of the Mongolian gazelle. Stay overnight in local hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 3. Choibalsan/Menen Steppe
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 200 km, 5-6 hours.
After breakfast, drive to famious steppe Menen. This is dry steppe, unspoiled by man. In 1992 a Strictly Protected Area of 5,704 square kilometers was declared, primarily to safeguard ob example of the large undisturbed steppe ecosystem in the World, and protect one of the greatest wildlife sights in Central Asia-the massive herds of Mongolian Gazelle (Procarpa gutturosa). Stay overnight in tents. (B, L, D)

Day 4. Menen steppe/Buir Lake
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 160 km, 4-5 hours.
After breakfast, we drive to the Buir Lake. Buir Lake is not only a very beautiful lake also the largest in the east Mongolia, 21 kilometers wide, 40 kilometers long and covering 615 square kilometers. The lake is home to Mirror Carp, Taimen, Chub, Lenok, Amur Graying, Pike, Khadary, Silver Carp, Amur Catfish, Burbot, Whitefish, and Golden Carp. A fishery is developed, and an estimated 300 tones may be landed annually. The main game fish is Amur Carp. Black Stork, White Spoonbill and Little Whimbrel are common. Stay overnight in tents. (B, L, D)

Day 5. Buir Lake/ Dornod Mongol Tal Strictly Protected Area
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 180 km, 5-6 hours.
After breakfast, we drive to the land of Gazelle, Badam ish steppe at Dornod Mongol Tal Strictly Protected Area. Dominated by Mongolian white gazelle, this is one of the greatest wildlife site on earth, is home to 25 species of mammals. Between 300,000 to 1 million gazelle, one of Asia’s largest remaining wildlife populations, inhabit the steppes. Herds of up to 40,000 animals pass through the reserve during the late fall. The protected area is inhabited by 125 species of birds including the endangered great bustard and steppe eagles, upland buzzard and the rough-legged harrier. Stay overnight in tents. (B, L, D)

Day 6. Dornod Mongol Tal Strictly Protected Area
Today is day of photograph. Stay overnight in tents. (B, L, D)

Day 7. Dornod Mongol Tal / Shaazan Lake
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 200 km, 5-6 hours.
Drive to the Shaazan lake which is located in 22 km from Choibalsan. Stay overnight in herder’s eco ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 8. Choibalsan/Ulaanbaatar
Flight to Ulaanbaatar. Arrive in UB. Shopping for souvenirs and cashmere is optional. Farewell dinner. Overnight in hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 9. Ulaanbaatar/Departure
After breakfast, transfer to departure (B)

Included:

  • Accommodation in a hotel in Ulaanbaatar city (twin standard room double occupancy)
  • Shared accommodation in ger camp in countryside
  • Transfer to/from airport/train station
  • Transportation
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Cultural performance
  • Visit Mongolia Team: Guide and driver
  • Domestic flights
  • All meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Horse, camel, yak ride trial

Not included

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal items
  • Visa fee
  • Optional activity cost
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • International airport departure tax
Tour code: VMT-AT-7 Mongolian Gazelle Tour

Length: 8 nights/9 days
Adventure level: Moderate
Season: June 1 - October 15
Trip Summary:

Accommodation: 2 nights in hotels, 1 nights in ger camps, 5 nights in tents
Meals: Inclusive meals are indicated in itinerary (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Transport: 4WD Japanese jeep or Russian minivan
Staffs: Visit Mongolia Team  (Tour guide and driver)

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