Discovery Central Mongolia tour/8 DAYS/

Short description

Mongolia is home of nomadic culture. Almost half of the populations still remain to leave nomadic lifestyle. Central Mongolian tours give you the opportunity to explore Mongolian nomadic culture in depth, combined with ancient historical sites, monasteries as well as natural beauties. Travel deep into the Central Mongolian countryside to visit lush landscapes, UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Karakorum-Erdene Zuu Monastery, swim in the beautiful Terkh White Lake, boating and fishing at Ogii Lake…  It’ll leave you in awe as you travel, so come ready to explore this truly great land!

Tour itinerary
  • Day 1 - Ulaanbaatar capital city of Mongolia
    Pick you up our driver and guide from Chinggis Khan international airport. Drive to Your hotel. Visit local outdoor market /bazaar/, Gandan Monastery and Mongolia national museum. Evening Leisure day in Ulaanbaatar city. Over night at Hotel
  • Day 2 - Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes via Khustai Nuruu national park
    In the morning, our tour guide & driver will pick you up from your hotel and start our tour driving to Khustai Nuruu National Park, which is the site of re-introduction scheme of Przewalski’s horse, by Mongolian’s called Tahki. It became extinct in the wild in the 1960’s, and since 1992 has been successfully re – introduced to Hustai and other parts of Mongolia, from zoos around the world. Arrive at the Hustai National Park, visit Takhi’s small museum and continue drive to Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes. Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes, located at the Khogno Khan Nature Reserve, represents mini Gobi at the Khangai mountain range. Camel riding through the Golden sand dunes is fun and we will do that with support of camel man. Overnight stay to Ger camp
  • Day 3 - Karakorum - Erdenezuu monastery
    Former capital of Genghis Khan After breakfast time, we will drive to Karakorum. Karakorum, the capital of Great Mongolian State where today there is a small local township. In the history, the city of Karakorum was founded in 1220 in Orkhon River Valley by order of Genghis Khan and after collapsing of Yuan dynasty of Khuvilai Khan Min state’s invaders sacked the city and massacred its inhabitants in 1388 and ruined it. After 200 years, Erdene Zuu, built in 1586, is the first Buddhist monastery to have been built in Mongolia and by various construction materials were taken from the ruins of Karakorum. At its peak in the late 18th century the complex of ornate gardens and 62 temples was home to over 1000 lamas. But in 1937, by communist purges the whole monastery completely destroyed. We will visit to Karakorum Museum, Karakorum Ruin Open Museum and Erdene Zuu Monastery Complex respectively. Overnight there.
  • Day 4 - Orkhon waterfall via Tuvkhun monastery
    Today we will drive to Orkhon Waterfall, but our first destination will be Tuvkhun Monastery, which is located in beautiful Shireet Ulaan Mountain at Khangai Mountains. The monastery was built in 1654 by High Saint Zanabazar who was a great sculptor and one of the biggest representatives of Buddhism in Mongolia. During Zanabazar’s lifetime retreat was called Bayasgalant Aglag Oron (Happy Secluded Place) and after his death it became Tuvkhun Monastery, the name which it is known today. Hike through the black forests and explore the monastery, and after picnic lunch we will head to Orkhon Waterfall. Over 25 m high Orkhon Waterfall is the biggest waterfall in Mongolia and one of the most attractive destinations in Orkhon river valley, UNISCO World heritage site. The surrounding areas of the waterfall were formed by volcanic activities dated back approximately 20,000 years (possibly Quaternary period). Flows of Orkhon River created a 130 km long canyon through the lava plateau. The area is ideal for fishing, horse riding, cycling and photography. Scenic and untouched natural distinct spot allow good opportunities for hiking and horseback riding and we will do that. We will do some horse riding through the breathtakingly beautiful areas and our horse riding activity suitable from beginners to advanced riders. Overnight in Ger camp.
  • Day 5 - Tsenkher hot spring
    After breakfast, drive to Tsenkher hot spring, located in Arkhangai province. The Arkhangai province have many old volcanos, which explain the presence of this hot water source that flows all year long at 1860 meters (1, 16 mile) above the sea level in the sub province of Tsenkher. The water is at 85,5°C (185,9°F). In a pleasant verdant wooded area, some Ger camps with equipment and baths with a less hot temperature have been set up for the travelers. Tsenkher hot springs have healing properties notably on articular diseases and nervous system’s diseases. In the evening have spa bath and relax at Ger camp. Overnight in Ger camp.
  • Day 6 - Khorgo volcano mountain
    Drive to Khorgo- Terkh National Park. On the way we will pass the Tsertserleg town, which is provincial center of Arkhangai province. Just before we reach the Khorgo-Terkh National Park we will see Chuluut river great canyon which huge creation of volcanic earthquake. After arriving at Khorgo –Terkh National Park, climb up to the top of extinct volcano Khorgo, the top view is amazing. The Khorgo crater, situated at an altitude of 2.210 meters with a diameter of 20 meters and depth of 70 to 80 meters, approximately 8000 years ago volcanic lava flooded the valleys nearby which are covered today with small forests of Siberian larch and a great variety of berries and flowers. Arrive at the camp, and after some relaxation free hiking around or swimming in the beautiful lake Terkh White. Overnight in Ger camp.
  • Day 7 - Ugii lake
    Today we will drive to Ogii Lake, which covers 27 sq.km areas, average depth is 6.64m and has length of 23.5m. The lake is abundant in various types of fish and birds, which create an incredible natural beauty. Ogii Lake is known as the one of the best lakes for fishing and delicate sand, whetstone coast and the soft waves makes very pleasant for boat adventure. Arrive at the camp and after lunch we will spend rest of the day boating (optional) and fishing at the lake. Overnight in Ger camp.
  • Day 8 - Ulaanbaatar city capital city of Mongolia
    In the morning after breakfast, drive to Ulaanbaatar by paved road for 360 km. Lunch will be on the road at local cuisine. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Free time. End of the tour.
  • Day 9 - Home sweet home
    Leave Ulaanbaatar. Our driver drop off to Chinggis Khan international airport. Thank you for visiting our country

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Tour route
  • Day 1 - Ulaanbaatar
    Distance: n/a
    Time: n/a
  • Day 2 - Ulaanbaatar > Khustai nuruu
    Distance: 100km
    Time: 2 hours
  • Day 2 - Khustai nuruu > Elsen Tasarkhai
    Distance: 210km
    Time: 3 hours
  • Day 3 - Elsen Tasarkhai > Karakorum
    Distance: 80km
    Time: 1 hours
  • Day 4 - Karakorum > Tuvkhun monastery
    Distance: 90km
    Time: 2 hours
  • Day 4 - Tuvkhun monastery > Orkhon waterfall
    Distance: 50km
    Time: 2 hours
  • Day 5 - Orkhon waterfall > Tsenkher Hot spring
    Distance: 100km
    Time: 2 hours
  • Day 6 - Tsenkher Hot spring > Khorgo volcano mountain
    Distance: 220km
    Time: 4 hours
  • Day 7 - Khorgo volcano mountain > Ugii lake
    Distance: 300km
    Time: 5 hours
  • Day 8 - Ugii lake > Ulaanbaatar
    Distance: 330km
    Time: 6 hours
  • Day 9 - Home sweet home
    Distance: n/a
    Time: n/a
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