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Golden Gobi and Kharkhorin tour - 11 days

Golden Gobi and Kharkhorin tour

Least thing to do in Mongolia for travellers is to visit two major important hightlights of the country: South Gobi and Kharkhorin!

Indeed, this itinerary could be classified as a CLASSIC by presenting true essence of Mongolian nature and culture with visits to hospitable nomad settlement, active Buddhist monasteries, historical sites and natural parks. Nature along this tour will be changing dramatically.

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​Least thing to do in Mongolia for travellers is to visit two major important hightlights of the country: South Gobi and Kharkhorin!
Indeed, this itinerary could be classified as a CLASSIC by presenting true essence of Mongolian nature and culture with visits to hospitable nomad settlement, active Buddhist monasteries, historical sites and natural parks. Nature along this tour will be changing dramatically: from the golden dunes of Gobi to the open green valleys dotted with wild flowers, through vast steppes, a great waterfall and charming lake Ugii ! In this trip you are available to see "Takhi", Mongolian wild horse or best-known Prjewalski's horses which are the last remaining species of truly wild horse in the world. The takhi is being reintroducing within Khustai National Park which covers steppe and forest mountain area with abundant wildlife.
 

            Brief Itinarary

Day 1. Arrival in UB. City tour 
Day 2. Flight to Dalanzagdad. Drive to Yol Valley - Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park
Day 3. Khongor Sand Dunes
Day 4. Bayanzag - the Cemetery of Dinosaurs
Day 5. Ongi Monastery
Day 6. Orkhon Waterfall
Day 7. Tuvkhun Monastery - Kharkhorin, Erdene Zuu Monastery, Kharkhorum Museum
Day 8. Ugii Lake
Day 9. Khustai National Park/ Przewalski Takhi wild horse 
Day 10. Arrival in UB. Bogd khaan Winter Palace Museum, Shopping & Evening Cultural Performance
Day 11. Transfer to the Airport & Departure
 

 

Services included in the cost:

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

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. Short city tour. Gandan monastery and the Museum of national history. Prepare for the trip. Hotel. 

Day 2. Flight to Dalanzagdad town Southgobi province. Drive to Yoliin Am known as Vulture valley in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan mountain (28km) - this sunless canyon located in the middle of Goibi Gurvan Saikhan Mountain National Park has a particular beauty with narrow paths broadening in places between rocks, while buzzards and eagles wheel and glide in the blue skies above. The cliffs of the canyon block the sunlight from the rivers below, so that they remain frozen throughout the year. Tourist ger camp. 

Day 3. Drive to Khongor sand dunes (195km) - the largest and most spectacular sand dunes in Mongolia. Dunes of Khongor is known as the «singing sands» and rise from the plain reaching a height of 80m and extending for about 180km long. The spectacular dunes are bordered by lush green vegetation supported by a small river Khongoriin gol. Hiking and sliding through the sand dunes. Visit camel breeding family and experience short camel riding. Tourist ger camp.

Day 4. Drive towards Bayanzag (140 km) - classic desert of rock, red sands, scrub, sun and unbelievable emptiness has become known to the world as "Cemetery of Dinosaurs”. The red sandstone cliffs and canyons of Bayanzag are where the American paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews first discovered fossil beds of dinosaur bones and first ever recorded dinosaur eggs in 1922 - discoveries which made world headlines. Nowadays there is a local museum which displays important facts and some exhibits of this famous area. Tourist ger camp. 

Day 5. Drive to the north towards Central Mongolia. Overnight stop in Middlegobi province, at the Ongi monastery ruins. Tourist ger camp.

Day 6. We will reach Orkhon waterfall. Formed by volcanic eruptions about 20.000 years ago, the waterfall cascades from a height of 20m. It is scenic, tranquil spot and surrounding nature is undisturbed, as such there are opportunities for good walking and riding in the area. Tourist ger camp. 

Day 7. Drive to Kharkhorin (130 km) – ruins of ancient capital of Mongolian Empire built by king Ugudei in 1235. The city was strategically located at the crossroads of traditional routes, creating a staging post for migrating nomads and merchants caravans. Foreign envoys and prominent clerics travelled to this city for an audience with king of Mongolian Empire. Far after when the Khubilai Khaan(King) moved the capital to Beijing in 1264, Kharkhorin was raised to the ground by Manchu soldiers. However the bricks and stones from the ruins of this ancient city were used to build the Erdene Zuu Monastery nearby, so in that way the old city lives on till today. On the way visit Tuvkhun monastery. Visit Erdene Zuu monastery in Kharkhorin and local market for interesting souvenirs and artworks. Tourist ger camp. 

Day 8. Drive to Ugii lake (75 km) - another lovely place of silence and tranquility. Walking along the lake shore. Horse riding. Tourist ger camp.

Day 9. Trip turns back to Ulaanbaatar. Overnight stop at Khustai national park /190 km/ to watch wild horses takhi, widely known as “Przewalski horse”. Przewalski horses are the only wild horse to survive in modern times. The species were returned to Mongolia from world zoos and reserves within Khustai National Park in 100 km west of Ulaanbaatar. Khustain Nuruu has good vegetation, springs, birch forest and rocks which are suitable for many wild animals including 46 species of mammals and 172 species of birds. Tourist ger camp. 

Day 10. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. After lunch visit Bogd Khaan Winter Palace Museum and State department store. Amazing performance of traditional dance and folk in the evening. Hotel night. 

Day 11. Transfer to the airport and depart Ulaanbaatar.


​Least thing to do in Mongolia for travellers is to visit two major important hightlights of the country: South Gobi and Kharkhorin!
Indeed, this itinerary could be classified as a CLASSIC by presenting true essence of Mongolian nature and culture with visits to hospitable nomad settlement, active Buddhist monasteries, historical sites and natural parks. Nature along this tour will be changing dramatically: from the golden dunes of Gobi to the open green valleys dotted with wild flowers, through vast steppes, a great waterfall and charming lake Ugii ! In this trip you are available to see "Takhi", Mongolian wild horse or best-known Prjewalski's horses which are the last remaining species of truly wild horse in the world. The takhi is being reintroducing within Khustai National Park which covers steppe and forest mountain area with abundant wildlife.
 

            Brief Itinarary

Day 1. Arrival in UB. City tour 
Day 2. Flight to Dalanzagdad. Drive to Yol Valley - Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park
Day 3. Khongor Sand Dunes
Day 4. Bayanzag - the Cemetery of Dinosaurs
Day 5. Ongi Monastery
Day 6. Orkhon Waterfall
Day 7. Tuvkhun Monastery - Kharkhorin, Erdene Zuu Monastery, Kharkhorum Museum
Day 8. Ugii Lake
Day 9. Khustai National Park/ Przewalski Takhi wild horse 
Day 10. Arrival in UB. Bogd khaan Winter Palace Museum, Shopping & Evening Cultural Performance
Day 11. Transfer to the Airport & Departure
 

 

Services included in the cost:

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

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

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Group size Price/Per person
2 pax 2170$
3-4 pax 1970$
5-8 pax 1820$
9-15 pax 1660$

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