Cultural and Conventional Tour

6 days from $848

You will have a unique opportunity to experience Mongolian culture, nomadic lifestyle, and picturesque landscape and this tour offer 6 days leisure holiday through the country’s central with visits to the important monastery of Mongolian Buddhist history. Relaxing days at beautiful freshwater lakes combined to make this spiritual tour more enjoyable.  
One more highlight of the trip is Przewalski horses /Takhi in Mongolian/ in Hustai National Park.  Przewalski horses are the only wild horse to survive in modern times.
The species were returned to Mongolia from world zoos and reserves within Hustai National Park is 100 km west of Ulaanbaatar. Takhi, like zebra and the extinct tarpan, are a wild species and have never been domesticated or ridden.

Highlights

  •  Ugii lake
  •  Ancient capital Kharkhorin
  •  Erden Zuu monastery
  •  Hustai National Park
  •  Takhi - Przewalsi horse

Key Info

Physical level: Easy Physical level: Easy
Overlanding & Discovering Overlanding & Discovering

Tour Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1.

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to the hotel and relax. City tour including the Gandan Monastery, the National Museum of Mongolia, which represents Mongolian Culture starting from the Stone Age to the 21st century, and Buddhism, Sukhbaatar Square (also known as Chingis Khaan Square). In Gandan Monastery, you can take local prayers, monks, the biggest standing indoor Buddha statue, and temples' own figure. (L/D)

in the hotel

Day 2.

Lake Ugii

Head to Lake Ugii in the morning. The road is smoothly paved, and for the last 90 km, we drive on a dirt road, which leads to the lake. Lake Ugii is a wonderful place to have to relax after long driving. The lake has an abundant birdlife of more than 150 bird species. Bird watching, fishing is parts of the available entertainment. We will visit a local family, exploring their nomadic lifestyle and livestock farming. Getting the first experience of a Mongolian ger. (B/L/D)

in the camp

Day 3.

Erdene Zuu Monastery in Kharkhorin

Drive to Kharkhorin, the ancient capital of Mongolia at the time of the Mongol Empire. There’s almost nothing left from this great capital of the world, but in 1586, under the rule of King Avtai Sain, the Erdene-Zuu Monastery was built at the site of the ruins of ancient Kharkhorin. The Erdene-Zuu – means Hundred of Treasures was again destroyed during the Stalinist purges of the 1930s, but there are still various Buddhist statues, works of art, religious instruments, and even Tsam religious dance masks at the monastery. There are an amazing 108 stupas surrounding the monastery. (B/L/D)

in the camp

Day 4.

Khustai National Park

Drive to Khustai National Park - 90 000 hectares reserved area to the west of Ulaanbaatar is a wild horse sanctuary that offers an unexpected encounter with wild horses of Przewalski or Takhi, the world's only naturally surviving wild horses, recently re-introduced to the region. (B/L/D)

in the camp

Day 5.

City Tour

Drive back to Ulaanbaatar and visit the Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan, where the last king of Mongolia lived and now turned into a museum. Option to go shopping for souvenirs and other Mongolian natural products. Amazing cultural performance - national folk and dance concert in the evening. (B/L/D)

in the hotel

Day 6.

Departure Day

Transfer to Chinggis Khaan International Airport or Train station and depart Mongolia. (B)

Prices & Inclusions

Prices & Inclusions
Group size Price/Per person
2 PAX 1198$
3-4 pax 1098$
5-8 PAX 998$
9-12 PAX 898$
13-15 PAX 848$

Includes

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

Not Includes

International airfare 
Personal equipment
Optional activity cost 
Excess baggage charges
Single room supplement 
Alcoholic drinks 
Travel Insurance
The extra cost for photography in museums
Tip for a tour guide, driver, etc

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