Through the South Gobi to North Khuvsgul Lake

The nomadic lifestyle may seem slightly inconsistent with the modern world. However, its harmony with nature is truly unique and powerful to bring out the true nature of a person.

OVERVIEW

“Sacred mountains, forested hills and sizzling hot springs. Thriving creatures of the Gobi and fossils found nowhere else the globe. These are few of the amazements in the Mongolian wild.
This classic touring Route takes you from Blue Pearl “ Khuvsgul lake” in the North to Singing sand Khongoriin Els in the heart of the Southern Mongolia”

Tour lenght: 20 Days 

  • Day 1. Baga gazariin chuluu. Small Rock Formation
  • Day 2. Tsagaan suvarga- Stupa shaped white cliffs
  • Day 3.  “Vulture Mouth”- Yoliin Am National Park
  • Day 4.  Bayanzag – Red Flaming cliffs
  • Day 5-6.  Khongor Sand Dune - a camel riding
  • Day 7.  Ongi Monastery ruins- Rock Formation 
  • Day 8.  Drive to Orkhon waterfall –Orkhon valley
  • Day 9.   Kharkhorin village and visit the Erdenezuu Monastery
  • Day 10. Tsenkher Hot Spring- Natural hot spa
  • Day 11. Terkh White Lake / Terkhiin Tsagaan nuur
  • Day 12. Terkh White Lake and the horse trip to Khorgo Volcanic Mt.
  • Day 13. Drive to Moron city, - get connected –Where WIFI available
  • Day 14. Khatgal Village. Overnight in Ger Camp and prepare for horse trip.
  • Day 15. Start horse trip around Khovsgol Lake. To Jankhai village
  • Day 16. Continue horse trip and visit reindeer family.
  • Day 17. Kayaking short time, and drive back to Khatgal village
  • Day 18. Drive to Khutag Ondor and overnight there
  • Day 19. Drive to Amarbayasgalant monastery.
  • Day 20. Back to UB and have lunch on the way back

COST INCLUDED

Driver and tour assistant: Reliable and professional driver and English-speaking local tour guide who also cooks will assist you to make your adventure tour around Mongolia in reality.

 

Accommodation: You usually stay in extra ger which is prepared by nomads, sometimes at ( selected days) tourist ger camp.

 

Food: You will have a lunch as original Mongolian food in the finest local restaurants on the way and the breakfast and dinner is cooked by the tour guide. Vegeterias are welcome. Drinks provide 1.5 liter of mineral water per day.

 

Fees: National Park and museum fees are included in the price of the tour.

 

Activities: You are able to ride a horse or camel and local guide will be your assistant for how to ride a horse or camel safety.

 

Vehicle type: Japanese jeep, Russian or Korean minivans, gasoline inclusive.

 

Total Km of Covered: 2020miles /3250km ( per day 5-7hrs)

Details:

Day 1. 9 AM, start Drive to Baga Gazriin Chuluu/ small rock formation /the first stop on the Gobi trip list is Baga Gazriin Chuluu (more commonly known as the Small Stones of Middle Gobi). It is granite formation in the middle of the Mongolian Sandy plane. At the food of the formation we will visit the remains of a small monastery named Delgeriin Choir.

Nomad family’s private guest ger

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

 


Day 2.Tsagaan suvarga- White Stupa - Driving through Gobi desert will give you an exotic view of the desert – with boundless view of horizons, rare species of mammals and plants. On the way you can take the photo of wonderful spots, running gazelles, grassing camels.

Nomad family’s private guest ger

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

 


Day 3. Yol Valley - You will be driven to the valley of Yolyn Am.The valley begins from Zuun Saikhan Mountain, a branch of the Gurvan Saikhan mountain system, and stretches over 10 km. It is completely shaded from the sun in some parts by high cliff walls. The beauty of the valley, combined with the sound of vultures– this is an experience not to be missed.

Nomad family’s private guest ger

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Shower available


Day 4-5. After breakfast, we will drive towards Khongor sand dunes. that extend along the northern side of Sevrei and Zoolun mountain ranges, explore the area, climbing one of the dunes affords the energetic traveler with an unforgettable experience of endless vistas across a sea of daffodil-colored sand. Bactrian (two humped) camel ride experience.

Nomad family’s private guest ger

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Shower available


Day 6. Red Flaming Cliffs Bayanzag a saxual forest and area of red cliffs “Bayanzag” which have been formed from the erosion of the sand and rock over many thousands of years. A lot of dinosaurs’ findings such as skeleton & dinosaur’ eggs have been found there. Visit Khavtsgait, where some of the most precious petroglyphs of the Gobi.

Nomad family’s private guest ger

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

 


Day 7. Ongi monastery - One of the largest monasteries in Mongolia, Ongi monastery was founded in 1660 and consisted of two temple complexes on the north and south banks of the Ongi River. The northern complex built in the 18th century.

Nomad family’s private guest ger

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Shower available


Day 8. Orkhon Waterfall Scenic and untouched natural distinct spot allow good opportunities for hiking and horseback riding. Try morning hike through the canyon of the river.

Nomad family’s private guest ger

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

 


Day 9. Drive to the city Kharhorin, ancient capital of Mongolia founded in the 13th century. Visit Erdenezuu Monastery is the earliest surviving Buddhist monastery in Mongolia

Nomad family’s private guest ger

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Shower available


Day 10. Tsenkher Hot Spa - Reflect, relax, spa, enjoy the premier nude spa retreat in Arkhangai province, enjoy a whirlpool and contemplate the mountain above you - Relax in the sun and swim free in a spa water pool - Tsenkher's curative mineral waters have been used for centuries as the most pure and healing in the Mongolia.

Nomad family’s private guest ger

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Shower available


Day 11-12. Terkh white lake - Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur, visit Tsetserleg city no the way, a stunning lake surrounded by mountains, volcanic rock and grassy slopes. The area such as an interesting hike and horse trip to (8km round trip) to the top of Khorgo Uul– an extinct volcano crater. The lake has volcanic origins, something that is easy to figure out by the trail of solidified lava formations.

Nomad family’s private guest ger

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

 


Day 13. Moron city provincial center of Khuvsgul. After lunch at local restaurant, Town lovely Lake Khuvsgul which rests alongside the Siberian border, surrounded by rolling hills and alpine forests.

Nomad family’s private guest ger

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Shower available


Day 14. Khatgal Village You will drive to Lake Khuvsgul which is the deepest fresh water lake in Central Asia. It has the same geomorphologic & ecological origin as Lake Baikal in Russia and constitutes over 1% of the world’s total surface water. Tourists call it the ‘Switzerland of Mongolia’. For rest of the day, you will be sightseeing & walking around the lake.

Nomad family’s private guest ger

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

 


Day 15-16. Horse trip in Jankhai village, distance in a beautiful green meadow and right side of the lake. Surrounding nature is very cool! You will see this beautiful nature spirit and visit nomads’ family and interact with those nomads. 2nd day continuing horseback riding in lake and visit to Reindeer family spot/Tsaatan people/.

Misheel ger camp

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Shower available


Day 17. Free leisure day - Trekking around the Khusvgul Lake. Afternoon Kayaking short time to Khusliin Khad (Whispery rock).

Misheel ger camp

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Shower available


Day 18. Full day Khutag –Ondor sum Bulgan province. Prettiest location next to a meandering stream at the base of a small valley. Natural mineral spring for your health.

Nomad family’s private guest ger

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

 


Day 19. A Spiritual Amarbayasgalant Monastery. The star attraction of Selenge province, this monastery is considered to be one of the top three Buddhist institutions in Mongolia (Along with Erdenezuu and Gandan monastery) and the country's most intact architectural complex.

Nomad family’s private guest ger

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

 


Day 20. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to your staying place.

 

Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

 

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FAQ

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1. When is the best time to come to Mongolia?

May to September is the best season, with the high season in July for the Naadam Festival. August and September are also suitable months of the year, our climate is such that you will still have many sunny days at this time.

2. Is Mongolia a safe destination?

Mongolia has one of the lowest crime rates in the world and people are known for their nomadic hospitality and kindness and they will make you feel very welcome. But when you are in the street of Ulaanbaatar city, you have to watch your bag and wallet unless there are many pickpockets around.

3. What should I bring with me?

Warm and thin layers of clothing, waterproof jacket, good walking boots, sandals and a hat and/or headscarf to protect you from the sun and winds. Don’t forget insect repellent, sun cream, lip-gloss and first aid kit (medicine for headache, cold, diarrhea, runny nose; bandages; any medicine prescribed for you ) and camera equipment.

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