TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1. Ulaanbaatar
Upon arrival in Mongolia’s capital city, Ulaanbaatar, you will be transferred to the hotel. In the afternoon, 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. (D)

Day 2. Erdene-Zuu Monastery
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 360 km, 5-6 hours.
Travel to Karakorum, ancient capital city of Great Mongolian Empire. Visit the oldest Monastery Erdene-Zuu built in 1586, with 108 stupas. Look around little town Karakorum and see historical towel on the hill. Optional horse riding is available in the evening. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 3. Shankh monastery
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 120 km, 4-5 hours.
Travel to the Orkhon Waterfall. Water falls from height of 20 meters and the width of the stream at the point where forms the spectacular waterfall is 10 meters. The road to the waterfall is not easily accessible, owing to rocky surface of the area along the Orkhon river. On the way we visit Shankh monastery. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 4. Tuvkhun Monastery
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 100 km, 4-5 hours.
We continue our journey to Tuvkhun Monastery. In the afternoon we make a 2 km trek to Tuvkhun monastery, called Nord Utai, located on a mountain 2,400m above sea level. Here we enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the scenery and visit the caves located around the monastery. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 5. Uvgun Monastery
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 150 km, 3-4 hours.
Travel to Bayangobi. It is unique place with many different forms of natural landscapes: Gobi sand dunes, forests, and rocky mountains. Visit Erdene Khambyn Khuree. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 6. Manzshir Monastery
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 320 km, 6-7 hours.
Travel to Bogd Khan National park. Visit the Manzshir Monastery, 18th century monastery. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 7. Ulaanbaatar
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 45 km, 1 hour.
Travel to Ulaanbaatar. Shopping for souvenirs and cashmere is optional. Farewell dinner. Overnight in hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 8. 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
Shankh Monastery
Erdene-Zuu Monastery
Tuvkhun Monastery
Tour code: VMT-CHT-2-Buddhist Monasteries tour

Length: 7 nights/8 days
Adventure level: Soft
Season: May 15-September 15
Trip Summary:

accommodation: 2 nights in hotels and 5 nights in ger camps
Meals: Inclusive meals are indicated in itinerary (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Transport: 4WD Japanese Minivan or 4WD Japanese Jeep or bus
Optional activities: Horse riding
Staffs: Visit Mongolia Team  (Tour guide and driver)

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