A True nomadic Adventure tour

A True Nomadic Adventure Tour - 12 days

A True Nomadic Adventure Tour

We smoothly begin that trip in the steppe by the Ugii Lake, we walk by the lake and we can also learn horse-riding. As nomads, we sleep in real gers.
Then, we go to the Orkhon Valley and visit Kharkhorum, the ancient capital of Mongolian Empire.

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Some areas as far as the eye can see, herders “of five muzzles”: goat, sheep, cattle, horse and camel; nomads riding horses and meadows dotted with white gers…welcome to Mongolia! We smoothly begin that trip in the steppe by the Ugii Lake, we walk by the lake and we can also learn horse-riding. As nomads, we sleep in real gers. Then, we go to the Orkhon Valley and visit Karakorum, ancient capital city of Great Mongolian Empire Period.

After, during four days, we go to the Huisiin Naiman Lake by a real traveling trekking with horses of packsaddle. Naiman Nuur with its exceptional configuration is surrounded by the beautiful nature of the middle part of the Khangai Mountain. These lakes with fresh water and interconnected by ground water channels such as Shireet, Khaliut, Bugat, Khaya, Khuis, Onon, Doroo, Bayan-Uul are called Huisiin Naiman Nuur. Finally, we reach the dunes of the small Gobi Desert… deserted atmosphere to discover with the family.

   

            Brief Itinerary

Day 1.  Arrival in UB, City tour
Day 2.  Drive to Ugii Lake
Day 3.  Kharkhorin & Erdene Zuu Monastery
Day 4.  Shankh Monastery & Tuvkhun Monastery
Day 5.  Orkhon Waterfall
Day 6.  Trekking & Horse riding day/ Reach to Shavart Valley  
Days 7-8. Trekking & Horse riding days/ Trekking towards to Khuisiin Naiman Nuur   
Day 9.  Resting day at Khuisiin Naiman Nuur. Meet and Visit to Nomad family 
Day 10.  Drive to Khungu Khan Mountain/Khugnu-Tarni National Park, Camel Riding
Day 11.  Back in UB. Shopping & Traditional Cultural Performance 
Day 12.  Transfer to the Airport & Departure


Services included in the cost:

Accommodation: Hotel***,* ger camp, tented camp 
Guiding and interpreting service 
Full board meals 
Camping equipments
Transport: vehicle 4x4 or minivan
Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks
Museums and cultural performance
Horses and Camping equipments

Services not included in the cost:

International airfare 
Personal equipments 
Optional activity cost 
Excess baggage charges
Single room supplement 
Alcoholic drinks 
Sleeping bag 
Travel Insurance


Day 1. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to the hotel. Unpacking and rest. After lunch, visit to the Natural History Museum and Gandantegchinlen Monastery, “Great place of complete joy”, this encloses several sumptuous temples decorated with gold and precious stones. Hotel.

Day 2. Drive to Ugii Lake teaming with fish, first impression in the steppe and first night in a traditional dwelling ger.
Arrival at the lake and today we have two-hours walking. Ger camp.

Day 3. Drive to Kharkhorum, ancient capital city of Great Mongol Empire. Visit to the Erdene Zuu Monastery which is the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. This day we have 3-4 hours walking. Tented camp.

In 1220, Chinggis Khaan made a decision to build the capital city Kharkhorum in Orkhon valley. It has been completed by his son, after his death; but only four decades after, Hubilai Khaan moved it to what it now Beijing. Kharkhorum was abandoned and then later destroyed by Manchurian soldiers. All things left of Kharkhorum was used to contribute to the construction of the Erdene Zuu monastery, in the 16th century, which itself was badly destroyed during the Stalinist purges.
Erdene Zuu was the first center of Lamaism in Mongolia. The monastery was built in 1586.

All the temples, except three zuu temples, were destroyed and an unknown number of monks were killed in Stalinist purges. The monastery closed until 1965 when it was permitted to reopen as a museum. It was only with the collapse of communism that monastery became active again. The three main temples or Three zuu temples were dedicated to the three periods of Buddha’s life: as a child, adult and old. Monastery is surrounded by fortress wall and 2 turtle rocks remained from Karakorum city.

Day 4. Drive to the Tuvkhun monastery on the way we visit to Shakhiin khiid. The Tovkhon monastery is settled on the Shiveet mountain top. This is the place where Zanabazar, the head and founder of Mongolian Buddhism, was creating his famous art works such as the national script “soyombo” in XVI century. Now, the temple has accepted as “the world precious heritage” by UNESCO. We can see the symbolic rock formations named “Mother womb”, stone script and caves in surroundings. 4 hours walking. Tented camp. 

Day 5. We continue our trip by car to the Ulaan Tsutgalan Waterfall which is one of the biggest waterfalls in Mongolia. Tent stay. Three-four hours walking. Tented camp.

Day 6. Trekking & Horse riding day to Shavart Valley. It’s the beginning of our easy tree-day trek; we will leave our vehicle behind, and further horses will support our team. passage way through a green valley, and we walk down to the place of our tent. Four- five hours horse riding. Tented camp.

Days 7-8. Trekking & Horse riding days. Now trekking through Orkhon valley until we reach the magnificent huisiin Naiman Nuur Lake, which means “The eight lakes of the Navel”. The lake is surrounded by extinct volcanoes. Altitude is 2500m high. We meet herders of yak, horse and sheep, and we stop in nomad family. Four hours walking. Tented camp.

Huisiin Naiman Nuur is beautiful lake was created by volcanic eruptions centuries ago, covers 11,500 hectares around the lake located in Uvurkhangai Province to the southwest of the Khangai Mountain Range. Naiman Nuur with its exceptional configuration is surrounded by the beautiful nature of the middle part of the Khangai Mountain. These lakes with fresh water and interconnected by ground water channels such as Shireet, Khaliut, Bugat, Khaya, Khuis, Onon, Doroo, Bayan-Uul are called Huisiin Naiman Nuur. These lakes located in 500m to 3km to each other. It was placed under state protection in 1992. Tented camp.

Day 9. Enjoyable day at the lake, too. Visiting to nomad family and walking through surrounding area.  Tented camp.

Day 10. Drive to the Khugnu Khan Mountain, just like a gateway of the Gobi Desert. On the camel back we go for a ride in a landscape of sandy dunes.
2-3 hours walking. Tented camp.

Day 11. We come back to Ulaanbaatar. Free time and shopping. Before dinner we will see traditional songs and dance show. Hotel.

Day 12. Transfer to the airport and departure. 


Some areas as far as the eye can see, herders “of five muzzles”: goat, sheep, cattle, horse and camel; nomads riding horses and meadows dotted with white gers…welcome to Mongolia! We smoothly begin that trip in the steppe by the Ugii Lake, we walk by the lake and we can also learn horse-riding. As nomads, we sleep in real gers. Then, we go to the Orkhon Valley and visit Karakorum, ancient capital city of Great Mongolian Empire Period.

After, during four days, we go to the Huisiin Naiman Lake by a real traveling trekking with horses of packsaddle. Naiman Nuur with its exceptional configuration is surrounded by the beautiful nature of the middle part of the Khangai Mountain. These lakes with fresh water and interconnected by ground water channels such as Shireet, Khaliut, Bugat, Khaya, Khuis, Onon, Doroo, Bayan-Uul are called Huisiin Naiman Nuur. Finally, we reach the dunes of the small Gobi Desert… deserted atmosphere to discover with the family.

   

            Brief Itinerary

Day 1.  Arrival in UB, City tour
Day 2.  Drive to Ugii Lake
Day 3.  Kharkhorin & Erdene Zuu Monastery
Day 4.  Shankh Monastery & Tuvkhun Monastery
Day 5.  Orkhon Waterfall
Day 6.  Trekking & Horse riding day/ Reach to Shavart Valley  
Days 7-8. Trekking & Horse riding days/ Trekking towards to Khuisiin Naiman Nuur   
Day 9.  Resting day at Khuisiin Naiman Nuur. Meet and Visit to Nomad family 
Day 10.  Drive to Khungu Khan Mountain/Khugnu-Tarni National Park, Camel Riding
Day 11.  Back in UB. Shopping & Traditional Cultural Performance 
Day 12.  Transfer to the Airport & Departure


Services included in the cost:

Accommodation: Hotel***,* ger camp, tented camp 
Guiding and interpreting service 
Full board meals 
Camping equipments
Transport: vehicle 4x4 or minivan
Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks
Museums and cultural performance
Horses and Camping equipments

Services not included in the cost:

International airfare 
Personal equipments 
Optional activity cost 
Excess baggage charges
Single room supplement 
Alcoholic drinks 
Sleeping bag 
Travel Insurance

Group size Price/Per person
2 pax 2350$
3-4 pax 2150$
5-8 pax 1950$
9-15 pax 1750$

 


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Our Client's Testimonials: Mr. Stefan Max, Mr. Marcel Weber and Mrs. Susanne Nelskamp, Deutch friends

The whole trek on horseback was unforgettable. The whole lake might have been the most impressive and memorable sight. I enjoyed the whole trip immensely and will remember is for a long time. I also enjoyed the company of the guide, local guide, driver and cook very much.

We would have liked it better if the trek on horseback had been the grand final of the tour at the end, since it was the highlight. The four days of driving around were nice but sort of our climax. If when we come back to Mongolia we will gladly travel with them again.

Mr. Stefan Max, Mr. Marcel Weber and Mrs. Susanne Nelskamp, Deutch friends, travelled in the trip on 6th Aug – 4th Sep, 2014.
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