The central Mongolia is part of unique combination where mountains, forest and Gobi-type landscapes are all in one location. This region has many historical sites, natural wonders in Mongolia’s heartland, particularly in the Orkhon River Valley, which contains archaeological remains dating back several centuries.
Location: 290 km west of Ulaanbaatar in the Gurvanbulag soum of Bulgan province
Features: Beautiful natural combination of Forest Mountain, rolling steppe and Gobi landscapes can be found together in this area, belongs to buffer zone of Khognokhaan Mountain Nature reserve.
Activities: Visiting nomads & experiencing culture, exploring natural and cultural sites, trekking, horseriding and ox cart trek
Natural and cultural sites around: Khognokhaan Mountain, Erdene Khamba temple, ruin of Uvgun (45 km), sand dune of Ikh Mongol Els (3 km), Avzaga Khairkhan Mountain (16 km), petroglyphs of Agt valley (22 km), Elsen Tasarkhai (45 km), Batkhaan mountain (71 km), Ugii lake (74km), Khar Bukhiin Balgas- ancient fortress (80 km), Central Point of Mongolia (95 km), Shireet Tsagaan lake, Ikh Mongol and Baga Mongol mountains (100 km).
Location: 512 km west of Ulaanbaatar in the Ikhtamir soum of Arkhangai province
Features: The area is surrounded by beautiful forested mountains along Khoid Tamir river and belongs to buffer zone of Khangain Nuruu (Mountain Range) National Park.
Activities: Visiting nomads & experiencing culture, exploring natural and cultural sites, trekking, horseriding, yak riding and yak cart trek
Natural and cultural sites around: Ancient tombs in Altansandal mountain (), Forest Mountains of Khangai Mountain range (10 km), Zaya Gegeenii Khuree & Bulgan Mountain (38 km) Taikhar rock (25 km), Khukh Lake (86 km), Tsenkher hot spring (59 km), Gyalgar hot spring (62 km), Khorgo Terkiin Tsagaan Lake National Park (161 km)
Location: 300 km southeast of Ulaanbaatar in the Dalanjargalan soum of Dornogobi province
Features: The Nature reserve established in 1996, and covers an area of about 66,000 hectares of grassland and semi-desert steppe environments and harbors one of the last remaining populations of Argali, wild sheep (Ovis ammon) and Siberian ibex (Capra sibirica).
Activities: Exploring Argali sheep and ibex, pray birds, beautiful rock formations and archeological sites while trekking
Natural and cultural sites around: Choir (80 km), Shivee Gobi (50 km)
Location: 247 km southeast of Ulaanbaatar in the Gobisumber province
Features: This is one of the very interesting and important places of Mongolia due to its rich cultural heritage and great historical value. The Borjigin people who also known as the Golden kin, Golden family or Altan Urag of Chinggis Khan and his successors have been lived in the steppe of Gobisumber and formed distinctive cultural identity of central Mongolian ethnic group. Naturally, the area belongs to the steppe zone, but also contains Gobi type landscape. Altitude is 1000-1200 m (3281-3937 feet) above sea level. Choir town is a halfway between Sainshand and Ulaanbaatar, and was declared a Free Trade Zone.
Activities: Visiting cultural and historical sites, trekking, camel riding and camel cart trek
Natural and cultural sites around: Zaraa bulan- Kherlen river (100km), Human statue of Zuun Uvur (25km), sacred Mountain Choiriyn Bogd , Dagvasundel Burkhan – the Buddhist God image engraved on the rock is dedicated for men’s worship (35km), statue of White Tara (36km), ruin of Zuun Janjin Choir monastery (36km), ruin of Mongolian first telecommunication station house (48km), rock formation Khanan Khad (45km), mineral spring Tsoorkhoi (40km), Khalzan Mountain (70km), sacred Mountain Otsol Sansar (25km), sacred Mountain Sumber (45km), lost town of Soviet Russia (45km)