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. (D)

Day 2. Khongoryn Els Sand Dunes
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 220 km, 5-6 hours /driving/ and 1,5h /flight/.
Flight to the Gobi Desert. Drive to Khongor Sand Dunes, the Mongolia’s largest sand dunes, reaching heights of approximately 800 meters and known locally as the “Singing Dunes”. Here you will have an opportunity to ride two humped Bacterian camels. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 3. Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs)
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 180 km, 5 hours.
Travel to Bayan Zag, more commonly known as the legendary “Flaming Cliffs”. It was here, on July 13, 1923 that Roy Chapman Andrews and his his expedition team discovered the first nest of dinosaur eggs the world had ever seen. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 4. Eagle Valley
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 40 km, 1-2 hours.
Travel to Yolyn Am, or ‘Eagle Valley', located in the foothills of the Altai Mountains. The valley’s remnant streams create ice formations which you may find in the mouth of the valley as late as July. The mountains surrounding the valley also provide habitat for Argali wild sheep (one of the last wild great horned sheep) and ibex, which may be spotted in the early morning as they walk along the mountain ridges. Visit Gobi museum and trekking through the valley. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 5. Ulaanbaatar
Flight back to Ulaanbaatar. After lunch, visit the Bogd Khan Palace Museum and the National history museum. Overnight in hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 6. Huvsgul National Park
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 110 km, 3-4 hours /driving/ and 1,5h /flight/.
Flight to Murun, Huvsgul province center. Drive to Huvsgul Lake, the second largest freshwater lake in the Central Asia with over one percent of the world’s freshwater reserve and a maximum depth of 262 m. Fed by over ninety rivers and streams, Huvsgul lake drains only into the Egiin River, which then joins the Selenge river, the main tributary of Lake Baikal in neighboring Siberia. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 7-8. Relax & Visit Tsaatan family
Spend two full days at the lake. There different activities can be offered as kayaking, horse riding, fishing and visiting Tsaatan nomadic family. Your guide will help you to book on your desired activities. Stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 9. Ulaanbaatar
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 110 km, 3-4 hours /driving/ and 1,5h /flight/.
Drive back to Murun for the flight back to Ulaanbaatar, and transfer to the hotel. Shopping for souvenirs and cashmere is optional. Farewell dinner. Overnight in hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 10. 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

Huvsgul

Huvsgul lake
Sand
Yol had
Tour code: VMT-CL-6-Contrasts of Mongolia

Length: 9 nights/10 days
Adventure level: Moderate
Season: May 15-September 15
Trip Summary:

accommodation: 3 nights in hotels and 6 nights in ger camps
Meals: Inclusive meals are indicated in itinerary (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Transport: bus or minibus in Ulaanbaatar and Russian 4WD minivans in countryside
Optional activities: Camel riding and Horse riding
Staffs: Visit Mongolia Team  (Tour guide and driver)

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