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MN10: 18 Days Ulaanbaatar - Gobi Desert - Southern Mongolia - Kharakorum - Central Mongolia - Khovsgol Lake - Northern Mongolia - Ulaanbaatar

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star hotels & Ger Camp
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar
Welcome to Mongolia! Our driver will wait at the Ulaanbaatar Airport and later transfer you to check in the hotel for a good rest. After that, you could stroll around nearby places. Ask for the front desk staff if you need some suggestions.

Accommodation: Ramada Hotel (4 stars)

Day 2: Baga Gazriin Chuluu
After breakfast, your driver and the guide will pick you up from the hotel and then your Mongolia hiking tour will begin with a 5-hour drive to Baga Gazriin Chuluu, a pile of astonishing granite formations located in the central steppe. There are ancient inscriptions on the rocks and rare wildlife to see such as marmots, wild mountain goats and sheep. After arrival, we will first check in the ger camp and explore the rocky maze in the afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Erdene Ukhaa Tourist Camp

  • Baga Gazriin Chuluu national park
    Baga Gazriin Chuluu National Park
Day 3: Tsagaan Suvarga (White Stupa)
Today we will set out for Tsagaan Suvarga, another nature wonder for hiking Mongolia. It will take about 5 hours to get there. You could enjoy the extraordinary landscape of Gobi Desert on the way. When arriving, we'll check in the tourist camp and have lunch before exploring Tsagaan Suvarga, locally known as the "white stupa" for being some form of nature worship. It is a canyon made of a bundle of colorful rock formations eroded by strong wind.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Tsagaan Suvarga Tourist Camp

Day 4: Yol Valley
After breakfast, we will go to Yol Valley or Yolyn Am, a narrow and deep gorge located in the middle of the Gobi Desert, with thick ice almost throughout the year. The surrounding mountains are home to various endemic plants and rare animals such as argali, ibex, and bearded vultures etc. Enjoy a pleasant hiking and photographing in the scenic valley.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Juulchin Khanbogd Tourist Camp

  • Eagle Valley
    Yol Valley
Day 5: Khongor sand dunes
Today we will drive 5 hours to Khongor, one of the largest sandy areas in Mongolia. It is nicknamed "Singing Dunes", because visitors can hear the movement of the sand as winds blow across the desert. Khongor dunes is about 180 kilometers (110miles) long. With an average height of 300 - 400 meters (984 – 1,312 feet), the sand dunes can reach up to the highest point of 800 meters (2,625 feet). At northern border of the dunes, there is a small river flowing alongside the Seruun Bulag Oasis covered with green and luxuriant vegetation. After arrival, we will first pay a visit to a local nomadic family. Then ride a camel to explore the sand dunes, enjoy a little excursion to the oasis and climb up to the top of one highest sand dunes to fully appreciate the magnificent desert landscape.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Gobi Erdene Tourist Camp

Day 6: Bayanzag (Flaming cliffs)
In the morning, we will take a 4-hour ride to Bayanzag, popularly known as Flaming Cliffs. Its sandstone cliffs glow with a stunning fiery red light, especially at sunset, hence the name. Important fossils including the world's first discovery of dinosaur eggs have been found there.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Mongol Gobi Tourist Camp

  • Flaming cliffs
    Flaming cliffs, made up of crimson rocks
Day 7: Ongi
Today we will drive 4 hours to Ongi Steppe and reside in the tourist camp. After lunch, you could go for a walk along Ongi River. Then we will visit the Ongi Monastery. It was once one of the largest and most important monasteries of Mongolia with nearly 30 temples and over 1,000 monks but destroyed in 1939 during the anti-religious purges. Now a temple and a museum have been rebuilt on the ruins. After that, you could explore nearby places on your own.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Ongi Secret Tourist Camp

Day 8: Karakorum - Erdene Zuu Monastery
Today we will drive 5 hours to Karakorum, the former capital of Mongol Empire and an important city on Silk Road. In the afternoon, we will visit a local museum to explore the history of the ancient city and Genghis Khan. Next, we'll go to Erdene Zuu Monastery, probably the oldest Buddhist monastery in Mongolia which consists of three temples and is surrounded by 108 stupas.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Munkh Tenger Tourist Camp

Day 9: Tsetserleg - Taikhar Chuluu
Today we will go to Taikar Chuluu, a 66-feet high cliff of granite with over 150 writings engraved all over its surface in different languages and periods dating from the 6th century. Then we will tour around the nearby city of Tsetserleg, capital of Arkhangai Province and one of the greenest cities in the country. After lunch, we'll go to Khorgo Extinct Volcano. The last eruption of the volcano was about 8,000 years ago. Its slope was covered with basalt and its crater is 200 meters (656 feet) in diameter and 80 meters (262 feet) in depth. After coming down from the crater, we will set out for the camp near Terkh White Lake and stay overnight there.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Maikhan Tolgoi Tourist Camp

Day 10: Terkh White Lake National Park
You could spend the whole day exploring the national park on your own. Covering an area of 61 square meters (24 square miles), Terkh White Lake embraced by serval extinct volcanoes is one of the most beautiful lakes in Mongolia, and an ideal place for hiking, horse riding, fishing and swimming. In the evening, we will visit a local family and learn about their daily life.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Maikhan Tolgoi Tourist Camp

  • Terkh White Lake Mongolia
    Terkh White Lake
Day 11: Jargal Hot Springs - Northern Mongolia
After breakfast, we'll drive through the vast steppe to northern Mongolia. Have lunch at Jargal Jiguur Tourist Camp and take a break at Jargalant Hot Springs. Then keep driving north and stay overnight at a tourist camp on the way.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Ulziit Khishig Tourist Camp

Day 12: Moron Town - Khovsgol Lake National Park
After breakfast, we will continue the Mongolia hiking tour to Khovsgol Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Mongolia. On the way we will have lunch at Murun, a small town of Khovsgol Province, and then drive 2 hours to Khatgal Village where you could visit its bazaar, port and observe rural life. Khovsgol is the home to many deer herders and you will have an opportunity to visit such a family to experience their traditions and lifestyle.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Khuvsgul Eco Tour Camp Tourist Camp

Day 13: Full day at Khovsgol Lake National Park
Khovsgol Lake is a great place for horse riding. After being given elementary instructions about horse riding, we will discover the landscape of the park from horseback and return back for lunch at noon. We'll leave the rest of the day for you to climb nearby mountains, walk around the lake, and take photos.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Khuvsgul Eco Tour Camp Tourist Camp

  • Khovsgol Lake Mongolia
    Khovsgol Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Mongolia
Day 14: Fly back to Ulaanbaatar
Today we'll fly back to Ulaanbaatar. On the way to the airport in Murun Town, we'll visit Uushig Ancient Deer Stone Monument featuring 14 stones clearly carved with 109 deer figures which were made in THE Bronze Age. The local guide in Ulaanbaatar will greet you at the airport and send you to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Ramada Hotel (4 stars)

Day 15: Ulaanbaatar - Hustai National Park (Wild Horse Park)
Today we will go to the Gandan Buddhist Monastery, the largest Buddhist monastery in the country famous for a 26-meter-high statue of Megjid Janraisig. Then we will visit Hustai National Park, the habitat to the endangered Perzevalski's horse and a popular destination for hiking Mongolia. We'll first be given a short introduction about the park and the wild horses, and then drive to the neighboring spot of the wild horses' haunt and hike to find them.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hustai Tourist Camp

Day 16: Terelj National Park
Today's hiking Mongolia plan will begin with the visit to Terelj National Park. After checking in the ger camp in the park, we will go to see its Turtle Rock and the nearby Ariyabal Meditation Temple. The temple is located on the top of one steep mountain and offers a bird's eye view of the entire park. Visitors need to make a climb of 108 steps to reach the top. Later, you will ride a horse to explore the beautiful grasslands, forests and strange rocks in the valley.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Terelj Star Tourist Camp

  • Terelj National Park
    The beautiful natural landscape at Terelj National Park
Day 17: Genghis Khan's Statue Complex - Ulaanbaatar city highlights
In the morning, we will return back to Ulaanbaatar and on the way visit Genghis Khan Statue Complex, which is 40 meters (130 feet) high and the largest iron equestrian statue of Genghis Khan in the world. From the platform at the horse head, you could enjoy overlooking the city. Then we will go to the Sukhbaatar Square, where important political and cultural events are held. Then visit Museum of Mongolian National History to get a deeper understanding of Mongolian history and culture. In the evening, an extraordinary Mongolian traditional music and dance show with throating singing awaits you to appreciate. After the show, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Ramada Hotel (4 stars)

Day 18: Departure from Ulaanbaatar
Today, according to your flight schedule, the driver will escort you to the airport. Hope you've had a fantastic time during the Mongolia hiking tour.

Meals: Breakfast

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Tour Prices
Month2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
01 Jun - 15 Sep$4439 $3995$3239 $2915
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
What's Included
  • Economy class airfare of Moron Town - Ulaanbaatar.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Service of English speaking guides per itinerary.
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
  • Complementary drink water during the trip.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out Ulaanbaatar.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Mongolia Visa Fee.
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