Mongolia is a land of infinite space, a wild country with untouched nature, rich in tradition and culture. Arriving in the capital city of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, you will first discover the famous Khustai National Park, where you can stroll quietly on the meadows carpeted with edelweiss and other wildflowers. This park was declared as a Specially Protected Area in 1993 so as to conserve its biodiversity and to facilitate the re-introduction of wild horses. A large number of adventure activities such as rafting, horse riding, hiking and biking are possible. Follow in Marco Polo and Genghis Khan’s footsteps and spend a night in a typical Mongol ger camp. You will also visit the Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes and Kharkhorum ruins, which was the ancient capital of the Great Mongolian Empire in the 13th Century.
Destinations: Ulaanbaatar, Khustai National Park, Harhorin
Day 1 Ulaanbaatar arrival (no meal)
Day 2 Ulaanbaatar city tour, drive to Khustai national park (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 3 Drive to Harhorin (Karakorum) ancient capital (Breakfast)
Day 4 Harhorin, sightseeing (Breakfast)
Day 5 Drive back to Ulaanbaataar (Breakfast)
Day 6 Ulaanbaatar departure (Breakfast)
Duration: 6 days
Activities level: Easy to Moderate
Transport: Private air conditioned vehicle
Meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Hotel Accommodation: Mongolian tourist Ger camp, Ulaanbaatar Ramada hotel
Price: can be sent upon request.
Day 01 Ulaanbaatar arrival (no meal)
Arrival in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to hotel for the night. Ulaanbaatar Int’l Airport is about 25 km from the city. Approx. 30-40 min. Lunch and dinner will be on your own. Overnight in Ulaanbaatar
Day 02 Ulaanbaatar city tour, drive to Khustai National Park (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
In the morning you will do short city tour including Sukhbaatar Square and National History Museum.
Then drive around 110 km. (approx 2 hours) on paved road to Khustai National Park. Khustai National Park is famous for their wild horses (also known as Przewalski horse/Takhi). The park was declared as a Specially Protected Area in 1993 so as to conserve its biodiversity and to facilitate the re-introduction of the Takhi into their homeland; after 40 years of near extinction there are now over 170 of them left.
A large number of adventure activities such as rafting, horse riding, hiking or biking are possible.
Spend the night in ger of tourist camp.
Day 03 Drive to Harhorin (Karkorum) ancient capital (Breakfast)
You will drive about 200 km. to the Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes, which are situated in the Uvurkhangai, Bulgan and Tuv provinces, stretching through the Western side of Mount Khugnu Khan to Mount Batkhaan. The main road separates the sand dune into two parts, Mongol Els on the South and Khugnu Tarnyn Els on the North. The Elsen Tasarkhasi dunes are surrounded by the Khugnu Khan and Ikh Mongol mountains.
On the way, you will visit also Nomads families and their gers. Then drive 90 km to Harhorin (also called Karakorum). Karakorum was the ancient capital of the Mongolian Great Empire in the 13th Century. Permanent structures were only ercted after Chinggis’s death by his son Ugedei Khaan. Karakorum served as the political, cultural and economic capital of the Mongols for only 40 years, before Kubilai Khaan moved it to Kanbalik, in what is now Beijing.
You will stop at Phallic Rock, Turtle Rocks and Great Imperial Map Monument.
Lunch in a village or town on the way, dinner in camp, at your own expense
Overnight in the Ger tourist camp
Day 04 Harhorin sightseeing (Breakfast)
Today you will visit the first Buddhist monastery in the country, Erdenezuu. It was built in 1586 then sacked during the purges in 1937. Only walls and 3 temples remain. You will also see Boovon had a secret stone statue of a man’s penis that was made by monks during the 18th Century in the goal of shaming young monks who did not follow rules.
Afternoon optional program can be a horseback riding, visiting a nomad family, hiking along the river or just simply enjoying the grassland view and sun!
Lunch and dinner on your own. Overnight in Ger tourist camp.
Day 05 Drive back to Ulaanbaatar (Breakfast)
Drive about 370 km back to Ulaanbaatar and spend the night in Ulaanbaatar.
Day 06 Ulaanbaatar departure (Breakfast)
Transfer to airport for your departure. Trip ends.
End of our services
– Transfers on arrival and departure
– English speaking guide at all times
– All lodging in the countryside in ger camps
– All meals are provided as stated in the itinerary
– Park entrance fees
– Sightseeing as per itinerary
What’s not Included:
- IN & out flights ands departure airport taxes (PLEASE ASK US FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE)
- Visa arrangement fees (PLEASE ASK US FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE)
- Personal expenses such as telephone calls, fax, laundry, beverages and meals, and highlights or sights which are not indicated in the program
- Lunches & dinners not in the itinerary
- Excess baggage charges
- Tips to guides, porters & drivers if service is satisfied
Hotel & Resorts
Hotel Name: Ramada Ulaanbaatar City Center
Room Type: Standard Twin
Information: Ramada Ulaanbaatar City Center Hotel is a 4 star international hotel in Ulaanbaatar. Hotel offers spectacular views of the first sacred Bogd Khan of Mongolia and glamorous city street views. The hotel boasts a café-restaurant, a bar, a lounge, a spa & health club, modern meeting rooms and a business center.
Location: The property is located across from the city center, and nearby Ulaanbaatar’s fascinating sights.
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 of canvas and felt. Interior wood is usually carved or brightly painted and they are equipped with 2 beds and a small table and stools. There is a central stove for wood-fire heating at night. Communal bathroom facilities are in basic but clean blocks nearby and with hot water (an impressive feat in the middle of the Gobi desert!). There are also restaurants and bars in a separate concrete building, or sometimes in large gers.