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MN21: 3 Days Central Mongolia Tour from Ulaanbaatar

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized

Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car

Accommodation: Ger Camp

Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Drive to Hugnu Khan Mt. National Park, Visit a local family
Welcome to our central Mongolia tour! About 8 o'clock in the morning, our guide will pick you up at your hotel in Ulaanbaatar. Then we will drive to Hugnu Khan Mt. National park, also called Mt. Khugnu Khan National Park, 257 km (160 mile) west to Ulaanbaatar. It is a beautiful natural reserve with Gobi desert, steppe, forests and mountains all in one place, covering an area of 181.5 square mile. There are also groups of plants and animals that attract visitors.

After lunch, our guide will drive you to Uvgun Monastery in the National Park. Uvgun Monastery is a Buddhist monastery built in the 17th century, destroyed and rebuilt for times later. When climbing up to the temple on the top of the hill, you can see the ruins. In the late afternoon, you will pay a visit with the guide to a local nomad family, where you will learn their customs and explore the real nomadic life.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Ger camp

Day 2: Highlights of Elsen tasarkhai and Karakorum
After breakfast, we will go on our tour of central Mongolia for Elsen tasarkhai sand dunes surrounded by the mountains with bushes, willow trees and a river nearby. You can go hiking or ride a camel here, looking like a small desert in center Mongolia.

Then we will be transferred to Karakorum, the ancient capital of the Mongolian empire and the center of the world in the 13th century. After lunch, you will continue the central Mongolia tour, and the guide will lead you to Karakorum Museum and the ruins of the ancient city. The cultural relics of the Mongolian empire are protected and studied in Karakorum Museum, where the world heritage Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape is introduced here as well. As the most prosperous place in Mongolia at that time, the ruins of ancient Karakorum capital is very grand with historical sites and rare antique wares.

The next destination of our travel to central Mongolia is the famous Erdene Zuu Monastery, which is the first and the largest lama temple in Mongolia. Built in 1586 AD, now it is also a museum with large amounts of relics and Tibetan Buddhist architecture. After that, you will follow our guide to Ogii Lake, a freshwater lake famous for fishes and fowls. It is an important wetland around the world as a major habitat of migrant birds. We will stay overnight at the Mongolian yurt for tourists near Ogii Lake.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Ger camp

  • Erdene Zuu Monastery
    Erdene Zuu Monastery, the oldest Buddhist monastery of Mongolia
Day 3: Drive to Hustai National Park, Return back to Ulaanbaatar
Around 8:00 am, you must set off to return back to Ulaanbaatar. On the way, the guide will take you to Hustai National Park. It is a natural reserve and the home to the Mongolian wild horse - Przewalski horse (takhi). After lunch at the Mongolian yurt in the national park, you will be guided to visit the small Ger information center about Prezewalski wild horses. Then it is the time to see the real wild horses, and you can see other animals and birds if you are lucky.

When you finish watching the wild horses, our central Mongolia tour is close to the end. After about 2 hours' drive, the guide will send you back to your hotel in Ulaanbaatar at 18 o'clock or so. Hope you will have fun on the journey!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour Prices
Month2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Year Round$639$459
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
What's Included
  • Service of English speaking local guides per the itinerary.
  • All transfers in private A/C vehicle with experienced driver.
  • Accommodation at the Ger camp for 2 nights.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
  • Camel riding for 1 hour.
  • 2 Bottles drinking water per person.
  • All government applicable taxes and service charges.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out Ulaanbaatar.
  • Mongolia Visa Fee.
  • Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
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