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21 Day Explore Mongolia

$3,999
Per Person

Typically $5,599
You are bound to enjoy the untamed wide landscapes of Mongolia and the unique Nomadic heritage of Mongolians. With a balance of activities and relaxing environments, this trip will leave you with a boosted soul. A round trip from the capital Ulaanbaatar, you’ll visit Middle Gobi, South Gobi, Yol Valley,  the Khongor Sand Dunes, Orkhon waterfall, Tsenkher Hot Spring, Ongi, Karakorum, Khorgo Volcano & White lake.  Then onto Jargal Jiguur, Khuvsgul lake, Urantogoo, Amarbayasgalant Monastery, Mongolian Secret history camp and back to Ulaanbaatar.    

the tour

Our most comprehensive Mongolia Tour  – 21 Days to explore the beauty and diversity of the Central, Southern and Northern regions.  Visit untamed landscapes and learn about the unique Nomadic heritage of Mongolians. Stay in traditional Ger Camp accommodation throughout and experience the authentic way of life.  With a balance of activities and time to relax, this trip will delight!

After your arrival in the capital Ulaanbaatar prepare to be awed by the unique landscapes of the Gobi Desert.  Visit the Khongor Sand Dunes, Mongolia’s largest dunes. Witness the ‘singing dunes’ the sound of the wind blowing from north to south against the sand.  A visit to Orkhan Waterfall is welcome after the desert landscape.  Mongolia’s biggest waterfall formed over 20 000 years ago is most impressive after recent rainfall.

Love history?  You will love visiting Karakorum – once the capital of the 13th century Great Mongol Empire. Tour the Erdene-Zuu Monastery and temples with excellent examples of Buddhist Thangka paintings dating back to the 17th century.  An opportunity to relax at the Tsenkher hot spring.  Unwind in the natural spa or perhaps take a walk in the surrounding forest. Optional massage/beauty services are also available at Tsenkher. From here the tour heads north to the famous lakes region.

Starting at Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan and the magnificent volcanic area of Khorgiin Togoo.  You have the opportunity to climb the crater here!  After hiking its time to relieve those sore muscles at Jargal Jiguur hot spring.  Take the opportunity to relax and stargaze while relaxing in the pool!

Mongolia’s biggest and most beautiful freshwater lake – Khuvsgul – will take your breath away. Known as the ‘Blue Pearl’ of Mongolia our Ger Camp stay on the shore and an entire  day to explore the lake is a tour highlight. Meet the reindeer herders and go for a horse ride or optional boat trip on the lake.  The perfect balance of activities and relaxation!

INCLUDES

21 Day explore Mongolia with traditional Ger Camp accomodation, meals throughout, sightseeing as in itinerary and english speaking guide! Contact us if you have any questions about this tour.

 

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Ulaanbaatar

Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar, you will be greeted by your guide and driver. Transfer to the hotel. Explore for the rest of the day at your own leisure.

MEALS: None

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4/5* Hotel

DAY 2: Ulaanbaatar City Tour

After breakfast venture on a full day city tour starting at Gandan monastery – the largest Buddhist center in Mongolia. The national history museum next to Sukhbaatar square. Lunch at a Mongolian restaurant. Continue your visit to Bogd khan palace, Zaisan square and Buddkha park. Enjoy a Mongolian traditional folklore concert followed by a welcome dinner. Return to your hotel.

MEALS: Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4/5* Hotel

DAY 3: Middle Gobi – Baga Gazriin Chuluu (220km)

Early morning, begin your journey to Baga Gazriin Chuluu, a unique formation of rocks. In the afternoon explore the area. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight stay in a ger camp

MEALS: Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Ger Camp

DAY 4:Middle Gobi – Tsagaan Suvarga (280km)

After breakfast visit the ruins of Sum Khukh Burd Temple. Continue driving to Tsagaan Suvarga, a fascinating white limestone cliff which resembles a Stupa. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight stay in a Ger Camp.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Ger Camp

DAY 5: South Gobi – Yol Valley (280km)

Drive further south. Arrive at the Three Beauties Mountain range of the Gobi National Park. Spend the day on an excursion to Yol Valley, hiking and enjoying stunning photographic opportunities. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay in a Ger camp.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Ger Camp

DAY 6: Yol Valley – Khongor Sand Dunes (200km)

After breakfast drive to Khongor Sand Dunes known as the Singing Dunes. A climb up to the sand dunes will be rewarded with breathtaking views. In the evening observe a spectacular sunset, please prepare your cameras. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay in a Ger camp.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Ger Camp

DAY 7: Khongor Sand Dunes

Full free day for camel ride, sand dune trekking etc… in the evening enjoy an Authentic Mongolian Barbeque cooked in the traditional way. Enjoy a short camel ride. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay in a Ger camp.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Ger Camp

DAY 8: South Gobi – Bayanzag (150km)

Drive to the world-famous Flaming Cliffs (Bayanzag), rich in saxaul trees of Gobi. Explore the site of the first paleontological discoveries in Mongolia by following the footsteps of Roy Chapman Andrews (January 26, 1884 – March 11, 1960), an American explorer, adventurer and naturalist. Visit a nomadic camel breeding family and experience the hospitality of Mongolian nomads. Enjoy a short camel ride. Lunch, dinner, and overnight stay in a Ger camp.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Ger Camp

DAY 9: Middle Gobi – Ongi Monastery (150km)

After breakfast drive north and visit the ruins of the once great Ongi Monastery, local restored temple and have a walk in the surrounding area. Dinner and overnight stay in a Ger camp.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Ger Camp

DAY 10: Orkhon Waterfall (300km)

After relaxing in the morning we will drive to Orkhon waterfall. This waterfall was formed by unique combination of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes about 20 000 years ago. The fall is most impressive after a heavy rain. The Orkhon waterfall is the biggest waterfall is Mongolia. Dinner and overnight stay in a Ger camp.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Ger Camp

DAY 11: Karakorum – Erdene-Zuu Monastery (160km)

After breakfast drive to Karakorum, once the capital of the 13th century Great Mongol Empire. Visit Erdene-Zuu Monastery, which was the first and the largest monastery in Mongolia built on the ruins of the ancient capital. Tour the monastery and visit several temples with excellent examples of Buddhist Thangka paintings and statues dating back to the 17th century. Visit the Karakorum museum. Dinner and overnight stay in a Ger camp.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Ger Camp

DAY 12: Tsenkher Hot Spring (115km)

Drive to the Tsenkher hot spring. Spend the day relaxing in a natural spa and walking in the surrounding forest. Please do not forget to pack your swimsuit for this day. Optional massage and beauty services are available. Enjoy the spa again after dinner. Lunch, dinner, and overnight stay in a Ger camp.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Ger Camp

DAY 13: Khorgo Volcano & White lake (215km)

Drive to the magnificent volcanic area of Khorgiin Togoo, which is located on the eastern shore of Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan. Today, you will have plenty of opportunities for hiking, please wear hiking shoes to climb up the volcanic crater. Dinner and overnight stay in a Ger camp.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Ger Camp

DAY 14: Jargal Jiguur – Zuun Lake (105 – 170km)

After breakfast, start the drive to Jargal Jiguur hot spring. The spring comes out from a depth of 150m and its water is not mixed with soil water due to its high temperature. The camp transfers the hot water via pipes. Enjoy the stargazing in the hot spa in the pool. Lunch, dinner, and overnight stay in a Ger camp.

In Zuun Lake – overnight stay next to lake is optional instead of Jargal Jiguur

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Ger Camp

DAY 15: Khuvsgul lake (240 – 320km)

In the morning, drive north to Khuvsgul province. Please keep your cameras handy, photo opportunities will present themselves often. Late afternoon, reach the beautiful Khuvsgul Lake and settle at the ger camp located on the shore. Lunch, dinner, and overnight stay in a Ger camp.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Ger Camp

DAY 16: Khuvsgul lake

Explore the breathtaking shores of Mongolia’s biggest and most beautiful freshwater lake. There is an opportunity to go horse riding. After lunch, visit a reindeer herder family and short horse riding. Learn about their unique lifestyle and culture. Lunch, dinner, and overnight stay in a Ger camp.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Ger Camp

DAY 17: Uran togoo (400km)

After breakfast, drive to Uran Togoo, an extinct volcano in Bulgan province. You will have a scenic drive with endless green pastures and the deep blue sky. Lunch, dinner, and overnight stay in a Ger camp.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Ger Camp

DAY 18: Amarbayasgalant Monastery (220km)

In the morning, start your journey to Amarbayasgalant Monastery, or the “Monastery of Tranquil Felicity” – one of the three largest Buddhist monastic centers in Mongolia. The monastery was established in 1727 and completed in 1736 to serve as a final resting place for Zanabazar (1635–1723), the first Jebtsundamba Khutuktu, or spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism for the Khalkha Mongolians in Mongolia. His remains were transferred to a newly created temple in 1788. Amarbayasgalant was one of the very few monasteries to have partly escaped destruction during the Stalinist purges of 1937. Visit and explore the grounds of the monastery. Lunch, dinner, and overnight stay in a Ger camp.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Ger Camp

DAY 19: Selenge Province – Mongolian Secret history camp (245km)

Drive to beautiful Aglag Buteel Monastery and be amazed by the combination of natural beauty and Buddhist heritages. This monastery is located 62mi/100km away from Ulaanbaatar in Bornuur soum of Tuv province. It is on the way to the second largest city of Mongolia, Darkhan. Buddhism is a widely practiced religion in Mongolia and has been revived since the 1990s after the collapse of communism. As people’s religious freedom return, a number of new Buddhist monasteries have been established. Aglag Buteel Monastery is one of the monasteries built by renowned Buddhist lama and artist, Purevbat, of Mongolia. The monastery was built to the south of Garid (Garuda) Uul, a stunning mountain with larch forest. Enjoy a walk around the monastery and explore its rich heritage. Dinner and overnight stay in a Ger camp.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Ger Camp

DAY 20: Ulaanbaatar (100km)

In the morning we will return to the capital Ulaanbaatar – checkin to your hotel. The rest of the day at your leisure.

MEALS: Lunch

OVERNIGHT: 3/4/5 Star Hotel, Ulaanbaatar

DAY 21: End of Tour

Thank you for choosing to travel with MyHoliday2 – we hope you take some special memories of Mongolia home with you! After checkout you will be transferred to the International Airport for Departure.

Description

Our most comprehensive Mongolia Tour  – 21 Days to explore the beauty and diversity of the Central, Southern and Northern regions.  Visit untamed landscapes and learn about the unique Nomadic heritage of Mongolians. Stay in traditional Ger Camp accommodation throughout and experience the authentic way of life.  With a balance of activities and time to relax, this trip will delight!

After your arrival in the capital Ulaanbaatar prepare to be awed by the unique landscapes of the Gobi Desert.  Visit the Khongor Sand Dunes, Mongolia’s largest dunes. Witness the ‘singing dunes’ the sound of the wind blowing from north to south against the sand.  A visit to Orkhan Waterfall is welcome after the desert landscape.  Mongolia’s biggest waterfall formed over 20 000 years ago is most impressive after recent rainfall.

Love history?  You will love visiting Karakorum – once the capital of the 13th century Great Mongol Empire. Tour the Erdene-Zuu Monastery and temples with excellent examples of Buddhist Thangka paintings dating back to the 17th century.  An opportunity to relax at the Tsenkher hot spring.  Unwind in the natural spa or perhaps take a walk in the surrounding forest. Optional massage/beauty services are also available at Tsenkher. From here the tour heads north to the famous lakes region.

Starting at Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan and the magnificent volcanic area of Khorgiin Togoo.  You have the opportunity to climb the crater here!  After hiking its time to relieve those sore muscles at Jargal Jiguur hot spring.  Take the opportunity to relax and stargaze while relaxing in the pool!

Mongolia’s biggest and most beautiful freshwater lake – Khuvsgul – will take your breath away. Known as the ‘Blue Pearl’ of Mongolia our Ger Camp stay on the shore and an entire  day to explore the lake is a tour highlight. Meet the reindeer herders and go for a horse ride or optional boat trip on the lake.  The perfect balance of activities and relaxation!

INCLUDES

21 Day explore Mongolia with traditional Ger Camp accomodation, meals throughout, sightseeing as in itinerary and english speaking guide! Contact us if you have any questions about this tour.

 

DEPARTURE DATES

DEPARTURE DATES 2022:

June: 9

July: 16

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2023:

June: 10

July: 15

INCLUSIONS

 

Transfers upon arrival and departure

English-speaking guide at all times

Countryside lodging in traditional ger camps

18 x Breakfasts, 19 x Lunches, 18 x Dinners

Ground transportation in the city and the countryside

1 ltr of drinking water per day

Sightseeing:

Ulaanbaatar 1/2 day city tour

Tsagaan Suvarga

Yoliin Am National Park

Khongor (Singing) Sand Dunes Camel Ride

Gobi Dinosaur Cemetery

Ongi Monastery

Orkhon Waterfall and Valley trekking

Tuvkhun Monastery

Karakorum

Tsenkher hot springs

Khorgo-Terkh National Park and Volcano

Jargal Jiguur hot spring

Khuvsgul Lake

Urangtogoo Volcanic Crater

Amarbaysgalant Monastery

 

 

 

EXCLUSIONS

International Airfares

Visa fees

Travel insurance

Beverages for all meals

Personal expenses

Tipping to local guides and drivers

Optional tours

Other meals not included in itinerary

HOTELS

Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar: 3 or 4 or 5 star Hotel

Accommodation in countryside: Tourist Ger Camp

 

UPGRADES & OPTIONS

 

UPGRADES:

Upgrade to a 4/5 Star Hotel in Ulaanbaatar & Luxury Ger Camps  – contact MyHoliday2 for rates

Note: Ger Camp upgrades are not available in every camp – see itinerary for details

 

EXTRA NIGHTS:

Extend your time in Mongolia with extra nights pre or post tour

 

PRE/POST TOUR:

3 Star Hotel Ulaanbaatar – $160

4/5 Star Hotel Ulaanbaatar – $230

 

Prices are based per room per night and include breakfast

 

TOUR INFORMATION

 

VALIDITY:

Voucher valid on selected dates until 29th August 2022

Voucher valid for 1 person, based on twin/double share

Bookings must be made at least 30 days prior to departure

 

RATES:

21 Day Best of Mongolia Standard Package – $3999

 

GROUP SIZE:

Minimum 3 people

Maximum 15 people

 

SINGLE TRAVELLER SURCHARGE:

Single travellers who require their own room will be required to pay the single supplement:

3 Star Package – $800

 

CHILDREN POLICY:

Not suitable for children under 15

Child 15 years plus require an adult voucher

 

TOUR INFORMATION:

Ger accommodation – Staying in a ger camp – Beyond Ulaanbaatar we will be staying at ger camps, the traditional home of around half of the country’s population still choosing to live in these traditional tents. A stay in a ger offers the opportunity to experience this traditional way of life and is an ideal base from which to explore Mongolias incredible landscapes and wildlife. Made of felt and canvas draped across a wooden frame, the lightweight and well insulated ger (also known by the Russian name ‘yurt’) can be quickly dismantled, packed away and moved to better grazing lands as needed and when the seasons change. Anything up to 30 gers can be clustered together around a larger central ger, used for meals and entertainment. Long evenings can be spent enjoying the atmosphere and sharing stories with fellow travellers.  Many camps also have a traditional Mongolian throat singing performance after dinner. Accommodation and facilities are simple. Individual gers are simple but always cosy and comfortable, usually consisting of up to four single wooden beds, linen, thick blankets, table and chairs. The ger is heated by a central wood-burning stove, excellent for keeping out the night chill, which will be started for you each evening and usually replenished the following morning before you wake. Lux Gers are inclusive of bathrooms attached to or located with the ger.

Ablutions – Camps are equipped with a toilet and shower block and have limited electricity running from a central generator, and limited hot water that needs to be boiled in readiness for a quick shower. As such, showers need to be booked, and it’s not uncommon that people go a few days between showers in these climes.  Most of the Ger camps we use will also have a laundry service available, at a small additional cost.

Food – Conditions on the vast, cold Mongolian steppe has always made food a necessity, rather than an art. The nomadic diet comprises a lot of meat and dairy, supplemented with flour based doughs, occasionally rice, and seldom any vegetables (other than potatoes) or fish

Level of Activity – As there is an increased amount of walking and activity including hiking and exploring, participants must possess a medium level of fitness and be 100% mobile.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

 

Travel insurance is recommended. MyHoliday2 takes no responsibility for any travel issues that may arise

Day tours included in itinerary may join a larger group than specified

It is the customers responsibility to obtain the correct visa for their destination and cover all fees associated

It is the customers responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport for travel and must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of intended stay.

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