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Taste of Mongolia & Gurvanbulag adventures

Enjoy the best of Central Mongolia on this multi adventure tour! This multi experience -packed trip lets you experience legendary nomadic culture, visit to  ancient capital Kharakhorum, Erdenzuu monastery, relaxing at natural hot spring, hiking and horse riding at Khhognokhaan & Khustai national parks, traditional food & feast at Gurvanbulag Eco Camp, in the heart of Mongolia.
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Length: 10nights / 11days
Tour starting: 01st of June

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Day 1 Welcoming day
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar the capital city of Mongolia. Transfer to your hotel. In the evening enjoy a traditional art performance and Welcome dinner. Stay overnight in the hotel. D

Horse-catching-768x390Day 2 Travel to a Gurvanbulag eco camp
Travel to Gurvanbulag soum (a local administration unit) in Bulgan province around 280km for 4-5 hours. On the way we will visit to Khar Bukhiin Balgas, an interesting remain of ancient town of nomad tribes dated back to 10th century. After open air lunch, we will reach to  Gurvanbulag eco camp. After some rest and refreshment enjoy your walking to the nearest hillside or try to learn Mongolian archery. For dinner you will enjoy “Khorkhog”, is real Mongolian barbeque, grilled with hot stones. Stay overnight in a ger at Gurvanbulag eco camp. BLD
Day 3 Visit nomad family & Horse culture
After breakfast visit the nomad family, will welcome you with their unique traditional hospitality. They offer unconventional home-made special dairy products, such as “aaruul”- dried curds, Mongolian salty milk tea – Suutei tsai and so on. You can interact with nomad people and get more intimate with their nature hugging lifestyle. After lunch at the camp, we will watch how Mongolian skillful cowboys catch horses by “uurga” – traditional wooden lasso and training an untamed horse that has never been ridden before.  Enjoy optional horseback riding for an hour. After dinner you will enjoy movie about Mongolian horseracing & horse training. Stay overnight in Gurvanbulag Ger camp. BLD

Day 4 Exploring around the sacred Mountain Khognokhaan
Today reach the Khognokhaan Natural Reserve, enjoy your walk on the holy mountain Khognokhaan. Visit to local Buddhist temple Erdenekhamba and ruin of ancient Uvgun monastery. Stay overnight in Khognokhaan Ger camp . BLD

20160904_200307Day 5 Travel to Kharakhorum
Today you will enjoy camel riding. We will visit to a camel herder’s family. Followed by brief instruction for riding Mongolian Bactrian camel you will get acquainted with the camels and tacks. Camel ride will take about 1-2 hours across the sand dunes of Ikh Mongol Els. After lunch travel to Kharakhorum for 90kms. Kharakhorum is the ancient capital of Mongolia where Chinggis Khaan established his headquarters in 1220. In 1235, his son and successor, Ogodei built a Palace enclosed by walls. Stay overnight in Ger camp. BLD

Day 6 Exploring  around Kharakhorum
Today you will visit to Erdenezuu Monastery, the largest and first Mongolian Buddhist temple complex built on the remains of 16th century Kharakhorum city and newly built Kharakhorum Museum. Late afternoon we will visit a local cooperative to attend a workshop for making small felt items. Stay overnight in Ger camp. BLD

Tsenkher hot-springDay 7 Travel to Tsenkher hot spring
Travel to Tsenkher hot spring for 120kms. The hot spring with water at +86.5 degree Celsius is very popular in the area. After having a rest you can hike along the surrounding forested mountain and in the evening enjoy taking a hot spring bath. Stay overnight in Ger camp. BLD

Day 8 Exploring Orkhon valley – the UNESCO World Heritage Site
Travel along the famous Orkhon valley for 80kms. The area is known as the cradle of Mongolian nomadic civilization, where  many  of  Mongolia’s  ancient monuments lie within its borders. On the way you will visit nomad families who breed yaks and horses. Enjoy a beautiful scenery over the valley and Orkhon river.After picnic lunch continue drive to Ger camp. Stay overnight in a ger at eco camp. BLD

TakhiHorse_Gobo_CHRISWALZERDay 9 Travel to Khustai National park
Travel to Khustai National Park for 315kms. Khustai National Park encompassing an area of 50.620hectare is the habitat of resurrected wild Mongolian horses, popularly known as Takhi (Przewalski’s Horse). After open air picnic lunch continue drive to Khustai National Park. Stay overnight in Ger camp. BLD

 

Day 10 See the wild horses & back to Ulaanbaatar
In the  morning explore the park to see the Takhi horses in the wilderness. Visit the Information Center for having an introductory presentation of the National Park. After lunch travel back to for 90 kms to Ulaanbaatar.Shopping for cashmere and souvenirs. Farewell dinner. Transfer to your hotel. Stay overnight in hotel. BLD

Day 11 Departure
After breakfast transfer to airport for departure. B

• Category: Community based tours Mongolia

• Travel places: Ulaanbaatar – Khar Bukhiin Balgas – Nomad community at Gurvanbulag valley – Khognokhaan Natural Reserve – Kharakhorum – Tsenkher Hot Spring – Orkhon Valley – Khustai National Park – Ulaanbaatar

• Activities: Learning nomadic life, sharing experience with herders, trekking, horse riding and camel riding

• Duration: 10nights / 11days

• Number of participants: Min-2, max-12

• Season: June – September

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• Date of departures 2018 (start in Ulaanbaatar):
TM01 01 Jun
TM03 07 Jun
TM05 12 Jun
TM06 18 Jun
TM08 22 Jun
TM10 29 Jun
TM11 01 Jul
TM12 14 Jul
TM13 28 Jul
TM14 04 Aug
TM16 12 Aug
TM17 23 Aug
TM19 28 Aug
TM20 02 Sep
TM21 06 Sep
TM22 16 Sep

Price from:
USD 2690per person (3paying members)

Included: All activities described in the itinerary, twin/double basis hotel accommodation (2 nights) in Ulaanbaatar, Ger camp stay (5 nights) and stay in community based Ger camp (2 nights)  in the countryside. English speaking guide service, entrance fees to Protected Areas and sightseeing costs, all transfers by bus/minibus in the city and by 4WD Russian minivan in the countryside. Meals of breakfast, lunch /picnic/ and dinner as mentioned per day itinerary.

Excluded: International transportation to and from Mongolia, travel insurance, mineral (bottled) water and alcoholic drinks, tips and gratuities, laundry and items of a personal nature.

An advantage of this trip you can travel through different zones and enjoy vast open spaces with natural contrasts within several days. During the trip, approximately it takes 4-7 hours driving from one to next destination. Each 1-1.5 hours, we have short stop frequently for photographs, toilets, stretch and meet with local nomads. In the countryside, we use 4WD vehicles, specially, Russian minivans and Japanese jeeps. Normally, 2-3 people are in one jeep with luggage. The minivan has capacity of 7 people with luggage. All vehicles used in our tours are insured and carefully prepared before departures. Our drivers are also good mechanics, have many years of experience for driving through unmarked, unpaved bumpy roads in the countryside.

Overnight we stay tourist camp. It is very enjoyable for the guests to stay in tourist camps when they are in the countryside. Most of the tourist camps supply the Mongolian traditional dwelling “Ger” as guest’s accommodation. Ger is a very convenient dwelling as moveable, dome-shaped and constructed of wooden framework and felt cover. Tourist Ger is heated by a wood stove and furnished with traditionally painted wood-framed beds (with full sized mattresses 137x190cm) or hotel standard size beds with clean sheets, comforters, pillows and blankets. Normally, three or two beds are in one Ger. If client wants to stay alone in a Ger there will be an additional charge. The camp provides restaurant/bar, western-style toilet, washing facilities and showers. The numbers of low-impact eco Ger camps are increased and many business people started in practicing for eco-friendly concepts in last year’s. We prefer and cooperate with Ger camps that follow this core responsibility and able to provide best services for our clients.

When you stay in Ger camps, the camp provides meals of mostly western cuisine and also we can enjoy Mongolian traditional cuisine. Sometimes there are not many choices for meals in tourist Ger camps due to their remote location. Mostly we have picnic lunch from ger camps. It is also available to have and taste traditional dairy products such as yogurt /Mongolian name is tarag/, dried milk curds /aaruul/, milk tea /suutei tsai/, fermented mare’s milk wine /airag/, sour cream /tsotsgii/ and cheese /byaslag/ when you visit to nomad herder families.

Generally, in Mongolia water quality is good. But you are advised to buy mineral water. Bottles of Mineral water are available from shops, food markets and kiosks in capital and many of the provinces centers and tourist Ger camps in the countryside. Mineral or bottled water usually exclude in our offers since we try to produce as less garbage as possible. But in other hand we provide well plenty of drinks like tea and coffee during our tours.

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