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16 Day Authentic Mongolia Tour including flights

Accommodation:
Ullanbaatar: Grand Hill Hotel (or similar)
Countryside: Ger Camp or similar


2018 Tour Dates:

   

2019 Tour Dates:

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Jun: 21
Jul: 12* 
Aug: 09

Date with *  will incur a high-season surcharge of AUD$380pp 



 

Route

ULAANBAATAR (1N) - BAGA GAZRIIN CHULUU (1N) - TSAGAAN SUVARGA (1N) - YOL VALLEY (1N) - KHONGOR SAND DUNE (1N) - BAYANZAG (1N) - TEMPLE RUIN OF ONG (1N) - ORKHON VALLEY (1N) - TSENKHER HOT SPRING (1N) - KHARAKHORUM (1N) - GURVANBULAG (2N) - KHUSTAI NATIONAL PARK (1N) - TERELJ NATIONAL PARK (1N) - ULAANBAATAR (1N)

Tour Highlights

  • Experience the unique history and local culture in Mongolia
  • Appreciate the fascinating natural scenery in Gobi desert
  • Explore nomadic lifestyle, culture and tradition
  • Accommodation in a traditional Mongolian Ger
  • Hiking through rugged canyons and valley, sand dunes and ancient petroglyphs
  • Enjoy a sunset Picnic at heart of flaming cliff with local music
  • Mongolian traditional cuisine

Tour Cost:

  • $9,998 (per person / twin-share)

Inclusions:

  • Return international flights from Sydney to Ulaanbaata (economy class)
  • 2-night twin share hotel accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
  • 13-night twin share ger camp accommodation
  • All transfers by bus in the city and 4WD Russian minivan in the countryside
  • Tours, transfers & admissions as per itinerary
  • Daily support of mineral water 
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • 24-hour emergency support

Exclusions:

  • Visa to Mongolia
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities and tipping
  • Applicable surcharge, i.e. upgrades and optional activities, single supplement surcharges etc.
  • Anything not listed in the itinerary, i.e. laundry, personal items, alcoholic drinks and etc.

Surcharges:

  • Dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $380 per person
  • Single Supplement: $700 per person

Please take the time to read and understand the conditions of booking set out below prior to booking a trip with us. We strongly recommend that you also read the essential trip information relating to your tip prior to booking to ensure that you understand the itinerary, style and physical demands of the trip you are undertaking.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

DAY 1 ARRIVE ULAANBAATAR | MEALS: N/A

Upon arriving in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia, you will be picked up by our professional tour guides and be transferred to your hotel.
ACCOMMODATION: GRAND HILL HOTEL OR SIMILAR

DAY 2 BAGA GAZRIIN CHULUU | MEALS: BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER

Travel to Baga Gazriin Chuluu for 5-6hours about 240kms, is a picturesque mountain at an elevation of 1,751 meters in the Granite Belt of Mongolia. Stay overnight in Ger camp.
ACCOMMODATION: ERDENE UKHAA GER CAMP OR SIMILAR

DAY 3 TSAGAAN SUVARGA | MEALS: BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER

Continue travel to Tsagaan Suvarga about 240kms for 5-6hours. This stunning area is 30 meters high white limestone formation and created over thousands of years by natural wind. Stay overnight in Ger camp.
ACCOMMODATION: TSAGAAN SUVARGA GER CAMP OR SIMILAR

DAY 4 YOL VALLEY & TREKKING | MEALS: BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER

This morning we will drive to Yol valley (Lammergeier's Gorge) about 220kms. This picturesque place is nestled between the beautiful peaks of the Gurvan Saikhan Mountain and shelters rich wildlife. Visit Gobi museum and hiking through the valley. Stay overnight in Ger guest house.
ACCOMMODATION: NOMAD HOMESTAY GER GUEST HOUSE OR SIMILAR

DAY 5 KHONGOR SAND DUNE | MEALS: BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER

Travel to Khongor sand dunes for 180kms. Known as Singing sand dunes, the Khongor dunes are up to 200ms high, 15kms wide, and 180kms long. Afternoon we will visit a nomad family and have a chance to see nomadic life in the Gobi. You can taste traditional dairy products as made of camel milk. Optional camel riding is available. We will walk through the Golden sand dunes. The view is incredible from top of the dunes. Stay overnight in Ger camp.
ACCOMMODATION: GOBI ERDENE GER CAMP OR SIMILAR

DAY 6 TRAVEL TO BAYANZAG | MEALS: BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER

Continue travel to Bayanzag for 170kms. Here you will see saksaul forest in the Gobi desert and red flaming cliffs, which formed by the erosion of the sand and rock over many thousands of years. This is the place where dinosaurs were lived 70 million years ago, and is internationally famous for its dinosaur remains of complete skeletons, eggs and hatchlings of the Cretaceous Period. Stay overnight in Ger guest house.
ACCOMMODATION: NOMAD HOMESTAY GER GUEST HOUSE OR SIMILAR

DAY 7 TEMPLE RUIN OF ONGI & HIKING | MEALS: BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER

Travel to Ongi temple ruin for 140km. Walking along the area where the ruins are situated. Stay overnight in Ger camp.
ACCOMMODATION: SECRET OF ONGI GER CAMP OR SIMILAR

DAY 8 ORKHON VALLEY | MEALS: BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER

Drive to Orkhon valley for 5-6hours about 240kms. Today we will leave Gobi already and be entered to mountain and steppe zone. Stay overnight in Ger camp.
ACCOMMODATION: URSA MOJAR ECO GER CAMP OR SIMILAR

DAY 9 TSENKHER HOT SPRING | MEALS: BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER

Travel to Tsenkher hot spring for 120kms. The hot spring with water at +86.5 degree Celsius is very popular in the area. On the way we will hike for 2-3hours to Tuvkhun monastery.  Continue travel to Tsenkher hot spring. Enjoy taking a hot spring bath. Stay overnight in Ger camp.
ACCOMMODATION: ALTANNUTAG GER CAMP OR SIMILAR

DAY 10 KHARAKHORUM | MEALS: BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER

Travel for 110kms to Kharakhorum. Kharakhorum was once the ancient capital of Mongolia where Chinggis Khaan established his headquarters in 13th century. Visit Kharakhorum historical museum and Erdenezuu monastery, the largest and first Mongolian Buddhist temple complex built on the remains of Kharakhorum city in 16thcentury. Then we will visit a local cooperative to attend a workshop for making small felt items. Stay overnight in Ger camp.
ACCOMMODATION: ANAR GER CAMP OR SIMILAR

DAY 11 NOMAD COMMUNITY | MEALS: BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER

Travel to Gurvanbulag county in Bulgan province for 100kms, where you will closely encounter with nomad herders. Naturally this area is great combination of mountain, rolling steppe and Gobi type landscapes. Welcoming at Community Ger camp. Afternoon followed by a brief instruction you will enjoy horseback riding for an hour. You will have an opportunity to experience different kind of traditional sport games and activities like archery shooting, Knuckle bone shooting and Shagai playing. Stay overnight in community Ger camp.
ACCOMMODATION: GURVANBULAG COMMUNITY GER CAMP OR SIMILAR

DAY 12 LEARNING HORSE LOVED CULTURE | MEALS: BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER

Morning we will visit a nomad family, learn more about traditional lifestyle. Activities include milking animals, processing dairy products, making traditional food. Enjoy local hospitality and learn about special training of fast horses. Afternoon hike to neighbouring mountain and sand dunes for 7-8kms. You will watch how Mongolian skilful cowboys catch horses by "uurga" traditional wooden lasso and training an untamed horse that has never been ridden before. Optional horseback riding is available. For dinner you will have "Khorkhog", is real Mongolian barbeque, grilled with hot stones. Stay overnight in community Ger camp.
ACCOMMODATION: GURVANBULAG COMMUNITY GER CAMP OR SIMILAR

DAY 13 KHUSTAI NATIONAL PARK | MEALS: BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER

Travel to Khustai National Park for 200kms. Khustai National Park, is encompassing an area of 50.620hectare is the habitat of resurrected wild Mongolian horses, popularly known as Takhi (Przewalski's Horse). After lunch, explore the park to see the Takhi horses in the wilderness. Continue travel to Ger camp for 45kms. Stay overnight in Ger camp.
ACCOMMODATION: MONGOL NOMADIC GER CAMP OR SIMILAR

DAY 14 TERELJ NATIONAL PARK | MEALS: BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER

Travel to Terelj national park 140kms via outskirt of Ulaanbaatar city. On the way we will visit to giant statue of "Chinggis Khaan".  After lunch continue trip to Terelj for 30kms. Visit to landmark of the area "Turtle Rock" and local temple Aryabal. Stay overnight in Ger camp.
ACCOMMODATION: HEAVEN ENVOY GER CAMP OR SIMILAR

DAY 15 TRAVEL BACK TO ULAANBAATAR | MEALS: BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER

Today we will travel for 65kms to Ulaanbaatar. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to your hotel. Shopping available for cashmere and souvenirs. Enjoy Farewell dinner. Stay overnight in hotel.
ACCOMMODATION: GRAND HILL HOTEL OR SIMILAR

DAY 16 TOUR ENDS | MEALS: BREAKFAST

After breakfast, transfer to airport for departure.

  • Ger guest houses in Yol Valley and Bayanzag might have 4 beds per Ger
  • Child Policy: no child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents
  • Unaccompanied Minors: not allowed
  • Bedding Configuration: double or twin (subject to availability)
  • Airline: a combination airfare on Air China, China Eastern, Miat Mongolian Airlines or other similar airlines, the default airlines we used in this package are strictly subject to the airline availability. Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 2 transits per leg, stopover or a substitute airline. These changes are beyond our control and will be confirmed upon the flight reservation is processed.
  • Hotel/ Accommodation Room Types
  • -  Grand Hill Hotel Ulaanbaatar: Standard Room
  • -  Ger Camp(s) Countryside: Standard Room/Guest House with shared bathroom and toilet facilities
  • High-season surcharge of AUD$380pp applies to the 12 July 2019 tour date