Mongolia Overland Tour 2021

16 days from $1870

This is the best way to discover Mongolia, travel through the breathtaking landscapes, experience nomadic lifestyle and culture. This 16 day overland tour takes you to the most popular travel destinations of Mongolia. You will encounter yourself in chilling areas of Lake Khovsgol, known as Blue Pearl of Mongolia, the second most voluminous fresh water lake in Asia. Then travel to Mongolia’s historical site, Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape - UNESCO’s world heritage. You will also explore Gobi Desert where prehistoric remains, impressive sand dunes and camel herding nomads are awaiting your visit. Our experienced tour team will let you explore all the wonders this trip offers.

Highlights

  •  Beautiful Khuvsgul  Lake National Park
  •  Orkhon Valley Cultural landscape - Ancient capital Kharkhorin and Erdene Zuu Monastery
  •  Khorgo-Terkh National Park
  •  Gobi Desert - Dinosaur Trail
  •  Camel herding nomad family

Key Info

Physical level: Moderate Physical level: Moderate
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Tour Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1.

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar.

Transfer to the hotel. Unpack and rest in the hotel. Short city tour with Gandan Monastery, the National Museum of Mongolia, which represents Mongolian Culture starting from Stone Age to the 21st century and Buddhism, and Sukhbaatar Square (also known as Chingis Khaan Square). (L/D)

in the hotel

Day 2.

Visit Amarbayasgalant Monastery

This morning drive to the famous Amarbayasgalant Monastery. Excursion through the monastery, located at the foot of Burenkhaan mountain, Amarbayasgalant or "Monastery of Tranquil Felicity”, is one of the largest and most important monasteries in Mongolia. Built between 1727 and 1736 with more than 40 temples in honor of Zanabazar, the first Bogd Gegeen (Spiritual leader of Mongolian Buddhism), it is one of the very few monasteries to have partly escaped the destruction of 1937, after which only the buildings of the central section remained. The entire contents: the Tankas, statues, and manuscripts were looted by the Communists or hidden until more fortunate times. Restoration work began in 1988 and now the Amarbayasgalant monastery shows great stylistic unity. (B/L/D)

 

in the camp

Day 3.

Heading to the Khovsgol Lake

Heading to the Khovsgol Lake, we will have overnight stop at the middle way in Khutag-Undur. (B/L/D)

in the camp

Days 4-5.

Enjoy Magnificent Khovsgol Lake

Arrive at Khovsgol Lake National Park. Magnificent Khovsgol Lake - itself is one of the natural wonders of the world covering an area of 2.760 km2. It is a land of taiga forest, crystal-clear lakes, icy streams, and lush grass. Magnificent surroundings will make our 2 nights stay enjoyable.  Walking along the lakeshore and hiking in vicinity areas. (B/L/D)

in the camp 3 hours

Day 6.

Stopover at Shine-Ider village

Leave Khovsgol Lake after walking along the shore and have lunch at Murun town. After lunch drive to Shine Ider soum, surrounding by beautiful landscape. (B/L/D)

in the camp

Day 7.

Exploring Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur NP

Hiking in Khorgo-Terkh National Park - An astonishingly beautiful freshwater lake surrounded by extinct volcanoes at an altitude of 2.060 m. The lake is 16 km wide and 10 m deep with its deepest point at 28 meters and over 20 kilometers in length. It has lovely sandy shores and enough warm water good for swimming. The area offers a great adventure for visitors with its caves, mountain cliffs, and Khorgo volcano creator. Explore the lake and the volcano creator. (B/L/D) 

in the camp 3 hours

Day 8.

Relaxing at Tsenkher Hot Spring

Arrive in Tsenkher Hot Springs & Spa, which locates in the middle of forested hills and breathtaking mountains. Enjoy the nature and hot spa after a long drive. You can discuss options for exploring the local area with your tour guide. (B/L/D) 

in the camp

Day 9.

Discover ancient capital Kharkhorin

Arrive in Kharkhorin. Ancient capital city Kharkhorin was founded in 1220 in the legendary Orkhon river valley. It was from there that the Mongol Empire governed, until Khubilai khaan, the grandson of Chinggis Khaan, moved the city to Beijing. On the ruins of Kharkhorin, in 1586, was built Erdene Zuu Monastery which is surrounded by monumental walls with 108 stupas. The monastery is kept till nowadays and it is considered as one of the leading religious centers of Mongolia. Visit Erdene Zuu Monastery and the local market of art crafts and antique items. Tourist ger camp. (B/L/D)

in the camp

Day 10.

Explore mystical Ongi Monastery

Drive to the south towards Gobi Desert. Overnight stop at Ongi River and Saikhan ovoo area of Middle Gobi province. Ongi Monastery, a small mountainous area with the sites of remains of ruined old monasteries. Once the monastery has served as a midway point for Buddhist pilgrimages going to holy Tibet. Enjoy the sunset from the top of the mountain. (B/L/D)

in the camp

Days 11.

Bayanzag - The Flaming Cliffs

Drive towards Bayanzag, red stone cliffs and canyons- the 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 fossil beds of dinosaur bones and first-ever recorded dinosaur eggs in 1922 - discoveries which made world headlines by American paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews first time. Nowadays there is a local museum which displays important facts and some exhibits of this famous area. (B/L/D)

in the camp

Day 12.

Climb up Khongor Sand Dunes

The sand dunes of Khongor are known as the « singing dunes » and they extend for 180 km and at some places they are 80m high. These spectacular dunes are bordered by lush green vegetation supported by a small river Khongor. Walking and Sliding at the dunes before the sunset and meditate in the middle of nowhere. Visit camel breeding family and get some experience with camel riding. (B/L/D)

  

in the camp 1 hour

Day 13.

Explore Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park

Yol Valley in Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park. Yol valley is formatted by two high rock walls a big glacier on the ground kept frozen during hot summer days. It has breathtaking dramatic scenery and without a doubt is one of the beautiful places in the country. Hiking along the valley and reach up the icy glacier. Visit the natural museum of localities. (B/L/D)

 

in the camp 3 hours

Day 14.

Baga Gazriin Chuluu mountain area

Arrive in Baga Gazriin Chuluu mountain area Dundgobi province. This is another granite rock formation in the middle of the steppe plains. 5 km away, the highest peak of 1768 meters in the area of Baga Gazriin Uul Mountain. Leisure time for rock climbing and hiking activities. (B/L/D)

in the camp 2 hours

Day 15.

Take a city tour

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Free activities for personal exploration. Option to visit Bogd Khan Palace Museum. Shopping & Cultural Performance. Farewell dinner. (B/L/D)

in the hotel

Day 16.

Departure

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

Prices & Inclusions

Prices & Inclusions
Group size Price/Per person
2 pax 2570$
3-4 pax 2370$
5-8 pax 2170$
9-12 pax 1970$
13-15 PAX 1870$

Includes

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

An hour horse and camel riding

Not Includes

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

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