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Mongolia is a land of infinite space, a wild country with untouched nature, rich in tradition and culture. After staying in the capital city Ulaanbaatar for one night, you will fly to Mongolia’s western-most province, Bayan Ulgii. You will discover the unique Kazakh cultural heritage gere by spending time with a Kazakh family, and staying overnight at a ger camp. The highlight of this trip is the Golden Eagle Festival, where hunters display their traditional Kazakh costumes and their eagle’s equipment and ornaments. Go trekking along the beautiful Khovd River, which flows through the Tavan Bogd Mountain.

    Destinations: Ulaanbaatar, Ulgii, Sagsai soum

    Overview
    Mongolia is a land of infinite space, a wild country with untouched nature, rich in tradition and culture. After staying in the capital city Ulaanbaatar for one night, you will fly to Mongolia’s western-most province, Bayan Ulgii. You will discover the unique Kazakh cultural heritage gere by spending time with a Kazakh family, and staying overnight at a ger camp. The highlight of this trip is the Golden Eagle Festival, where hunters display their traditional Kazakh costumes and their eagle’s equipment and ornaments. Go trekking along the beautiful Khovd River, which flows through the Tavan Bogd Mountain.

    Brief Itinerary
    Day 1 Sep 27 Ulaanbaatar arrival (no meals incl.)
    Day 2 Sep 28 Ulaanbaatar fy to Ulgii (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
    Day 3 Sep 29 Sagsai soum (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
    Day 4 Sep 30 Golden Eagle Festival (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
    Day 5 Oct 01 Golden Eagle Festival (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
    Day 6 Oct 02 Ulgii trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
    Day 7 Oct 03 Ulgii – Ulaanbaatar by flight (Breakfast)
    Day 8 Oct 04 Ulaanbaatar departure (Breakfast)

    Duration: 8 days
    Tour valid: 27/09 – 04/10/2017
    Activities level: Moderate
    Transport: Air conditioned vehicle
    Meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 5 dinners
    Hotel Accommodation: First class hotel, Modern ger camps
    Price p. person: CNY 14980 per person, twin sharing room or ger camps
    Single room surcharge: CNY 2460 per person

    Size of group: 4 persons
    Including:
    - Transfers on arrival and departure
    - English speaking guide at all times
    - 2 nights hotel accommodoation at Ulaan Baatar Ramada Hotel with twin sharing room
    - 7 breakfast, 4 lunches and 4 dinners
    - All lodging in the countryside in ger camps
    - All meals are provided as stated in the itinerary
    - Ground transportation: in the countryside by a chauffeured 4WD jeep, bus in the city area
    - Park entrance fees
    - Sightseeing as per itinerary
    - 1 liter of drinking water per day per person
    - Round way flight ticket on Oct 05 and Oct 10
    - Only Russian Jeeps and minivans are available in this region

    The above Package Price Per Pax excludes:
    Hotel extras, such as telephone calls, bar bills and laundry services. Travel insurance, medical insurance, visa application fees, alcoholic beverages, personal expenses such as items of a personal nature, gratuity to local guides and drivers, in & out air fare or train ticket, airport taxes, excess baggage charges (over 33pounds/ 15kilos), changes of arrival/departure flights, additional services, any charges of force majeure beyond our control (e.g. imposition, quarantine restrictions, etc.), optional excursions unless stated in your itinerary, etc…

    Important notice:
    Since the trip will be in the mountainous, high altitude region of Mongolia, and the weather can be very unpredictable and you might even experience snow, we suggest you bring the following:
    - Warm coat
    - Gloves
    - Scarf
    - Woolen hat
    - Long underwear / long johns
    - Woolen jumper
    - Woolen socks
    - Sleeping bag (for -10 to -15C)
    Please bring the above in addition to your usual gear and items for such a trip. Only Russian jeeps/minivans are available in this region.
    Day 1 Sep 27 Ulaanbaatar arrival (no meals incl.)
    Arrival in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to your hotel. Stay Ulaan Baatar for 1 night.

    Day 2 Sep 28 Ulaanbaatr – Ulgii (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
    After breakfast fly to Mongolia’s western-most province, Bayan Ulgii. Ulgii is home to the Kazakh people, who have a unique cultural heritage – music, handicrafts and traditional Hunting with Golden Eagles. On arrival in Ulgii, the provincial capital, visit the local museum, which provides insight into the diverse ethnic groups in the region. After a delicious lunch visit the local Mosque and market. Spend the night with and Eagle trainer's family.

    Day 3 Sep 29 Free day in Sagsai soum (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
    Today we spend a full day with Kazakh family. Drive to man stone which is located in Sagsai soum and lunch with family. Drive back to Ulgii city in the late afternoon and stay overnight at a ger camp.

    Day 4-5 Sep 30-Oct 01 Golden Eagle Festival (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
    Eagle trainers will gather to show their skills and their eagles’ abilities. The festival will begin with the hunters displaying their traditional Kazakh costumes and their eagles’ equipment and ornaments. This is an exciting and authentic event which not only features eagle hunters’ competitions, but also other Kazakh traditional games such as Kokbar (goat carcass polo), Kazakh archery, and many more.
    Prizes are given for the best traditional costume, the eagle gear and ornaments. The eagles will be rated according to their speed and agility. During the festival, folklore performances will add even more cheerfulness to an already fantastic atmosphere. Spend the night in a ger camp.

    Day 6 Oct 02 Half day trekking in Ulgii (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
    After breakfast short rest at ger camp and then we will start half day trekking along the beautiful Khovd River, which flows from Tavan Bogd mountain of the Altai Mountains to Khar-Us Lake for 516 kilometers. Stay overnight at ger camp.

    Day 7 Oct 03 Ulgii - Ulaanbaatar (Breakfast)
    Transfer to the airport for the flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Spend the night in a hotel.

    Day 8 Oct 04 Ulaanbaatar (Breakfast)
    Transfer to the airport or railway station for an international departure.
    BeijingHotel Name: Ramada Ulaanbaatar City Center - Standard Twin
    Information: Ramada Ulaanbaatar Citycenter is a contemporary 4-star superior hotel offering modern accommodation in the heart of Ulan Bator.
    Location:Ulaanbaatar Ramada hotel, near Gandantegchilen Monastery, combines the best accommodations with a great location in the heart of the city.

    BeijingHotel Name: Modern Mongolian Ger Camps
    Information:Throughout the countryside accommodation is offered in the form of traditional Mongolian ‘gers.’ These ger camps are slightly modified for foreign tourists but in effect offer a traditional experience and the opportunity to experience Mongolia’s wilderness. Most ger camps are situated in attractive areas: on the shores of small rivers, nestled under rocky hills or on vast open plains and all under amazing night skies.
    The gers are made from wooden frames with layers

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