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Tour Brief

  • Duration: 9nights / 10days
  • Activities: Visit nomads, exploring varied natural landscape and cultural sites, energy center
  • Distance: 1600kms
  • Group: Min 2 – Max 10
  • Season: June – September
  • Fitness level:

Price included

Stay in Ger camp (3 nights)
Stay in tent (5 nights)
Stay in Local hotel (1 night)
 English speaking guide service
Entrance fees to Protected Areas and sightseeing costs
Field cook service
All camping equipments
All transfers by 4WD Japanese minivan in the countryside
Meals of breakfast, lunch /picnic in countryside/ and dinner as mentioned per day itinerary

Price excluded

 International transportation to and from Mongolia
Hotel stay in Ulaanbaatar
Travel insurance
 Mineral bottled water and alcoholic drinks
Sleeping bag
Tips and gratuities
Laundry and items of a personal nature

Highlight

This trip is an invitation to share us in an adventurous journey through the oldest temples and high mountains of the Mongolia. By choosing this trip you will have an inner peace and calmness completely purifying yourself from the stress and negative thoughts and fill your spiritual capacity with whole new energy. Look deep into the Mongolian nature, and then you will understand everything better.

Places to visit

Ulaanbaatar – Khar Zurkhnii Khukh Lake-Baldan Bereeven monastery – Uglugch Wall – Avarga Toson Lake – World Energy Center of Khamar Monastery – Ikh Nart Nature Reserve – Ulaanbaatar.

Tour Route Map
Itinerary

Day 1Travel to Khar Zurkhnii Khukh lake

We will pick you up from your hotel and travel to Khar Zurkhnii Khukh Lake about 4hours drive which will take 220kms. Imagine yourself as a noble of medieval Mongolia while walking around the historical area where in 1189 Lord Chinggis became the Leader of the whole Mongolian tribes. Khar Zurkh Lake is located to the north from the center of Tsenkhermandal soum of Khentii province. We’ll be staying overnight in a tent near to the lake. LD

Day 2Travel to Baldan Bereeven monastery

Today we will travel to Baldan Bereeven monastery that will take 80kms. The monastery was one of the largest and most famous 3 monasteries in Mongolia and served as a residence of 5000 monks during 18th-20th centuries. We will visit the main renewed temple and explore the ruins of an ancient monastery. We will be staying overnight in a tent. BLD

Day 3Rest day and Meditation day

Today we will relax and meditate to cleanse ourselves from any negativity and do yoga. We will explore the surrounding area those who feel adventurous. We’ll be staying overnight in a tent. BLD

Day 4Travel to cultural heritage site Uglugch Wall

After having hearty breakfast we will travel to Uglugch wall which will take 70kms. We will hike around the ancient burial mounds, archaeological site, and surrounding nature. On the way we will stop on famous historical and cultural site called “Rashaan Khad” where ancient petroglyphs, carvings of tribe stamps and Arabia-Persian, Chinese, Tibetan, Mongolian old scripts were found. Many findings such as tools belonging to Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic Stone Ages, deer stones of Early Bronze Age and graves of Huns and Kidan Empires are excavated in this area. We’ll be staying overnight in a community based ger camp. BLD

Day 5Travel to Chinggis Khuduu Aral

We will travel to Chinggis Khuduu Aral which will take 190kms. Khuduu Aral of Kherlen River and surrounding cultural landscape covers the most part of Delgerkhaan soum of Khentii province and lays between Kherlen river (from west and south), and Tsenkher River (from east) and covers over 100.000 hectare area. The cultural landscape of Khuduu Aral draws boundary between mountainous zone and dry steppe zone. This area is very famous with its pleasant pasture land and rare animals and endemic plants and beautiful natural landscape to explore. We will be staying overnight in a tent. BLD

Day 6 Travel to World energy center

Early in the morning we will travel to World energy center of Khamar monastery which will take 330kms. On the way we will pass via Sainshand town, the center of Dornogobi province. Late afternoon we will travel to Khamar monastery for 47kms. Khamar Monastery was founded in 1820 by Danzanravjaa, a charismatic 17-year-old lamaist monk of the Nyingma red hat school of Buddhism. Danzanravjaa chose the site of the monastery believing the surrounding area radiated with a spiritual energy fostered by the Gobi desert. To the north of the monastery lie a series of caves where monks would retreat and practice high levels of meditation for 108 continuous days (108 being a sacred number in Buddhism). We’ll be staying overnight in tent. BLD

Day 7 Exploring in the Khamar monastery & Visit the Wish-fulfilling mountain of Danzanravjaa

Early in the morning we will do the meditation and yoga. We will visit Khamar monastery also known as the energy center. Fill yourself with natural energy to restore your inner willpower. Visit Shambala land and Danzanravjaa’s Tantric Meditation Caves. You will get the chance see how offerings are made and respects paid according to the traditional ritual practices. It’s optional to lead meditation in the middle of the energy circle. Visit the 108 meditation caves formed amongst the volcanic site. Afternoon we will drive to Bayanzurkh Mountain which will take 35kms. We will be hiking up the mountain to enjoy the scenery. Then we will drive to Sainshand town for 45kms visiting the Danzanravjaa Museum of Terrible Noble Saint of the Gobi. We`ll be staying overnight in a local hotel. BLD

Day 8 Travel to Ikh Nart Nature Reserve

In the morning we will travel to Ikh Nartiin Chuluu Natural Reserve which will take 220kms. The area has been protected since 1996, and it covers 43.700 hectares. Ikh Nartiin Chuluu is consists of granites of Paleozoic age. Here you can enjoy the unique combination of Mongolian rocks, Gobi type of landscapes. We’ll be staying overnight in Ikh Nart Eco ger camp. BLD

Day 9 Day trekking in Ikh Nart Nature Reserve

Today we will do the trekking expedition around the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve to spot the wildlife. You will able to spot Argali Sheep, Siberian Ibex or know as Capra sibirica and the bird life. In the evening we will participate in a meditation and yoga on the top of the rock. We’ll be staying overnight in Ikh Nart Eco ger camp. BLD

Day 10 Travel back to Ulaanbaatar

In the morning we will travel to Ulaanbaatar city which will take 6-7hours with distance of 340kms. Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar city we will transfer you to your hotel. End of the service. BL

Date
StatusStart dateEnd dateSinglePriceJoin
Open19 June 201928 June 2019170$2050$Book
Open14 Aug 201923 Aug 2019170$2050$Book

Note

  • Private departure is available on request.
  • City sightseeing excursion tour is available on request
  • Customize your trip: we are able to make amendments in the program according to our client’s special interest and request. Details would be discussed by emails in advance.
  • Hotel stay and transfer: we are glad to book your hotel and transfer in Ulaanbaatar as well as private transportation for your trip at our discounted rates.

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Single and double occupancy: you can stay in single and double for overnights at Ger camps, tents and hotels. Single occupancy would might not available during Naadam festival period on 5th -15th of July at Ger camps. And for single stay at community based camp and nomad home would be confirmed depending on availability.
Single and twin/double stay at Ger camp requires extra supplement fee as shown per person in above table .

Discounts: Our clients can take an opportunity to get following discount options: Only one time discount is available per client or group.

  • Early bird discount of 10% is applicable for booking made before 01st of April 2018.
  • Last minute discount of 5% is applicable for booking made before 72 hours of the trip start. This is not applicable for daily and short tours.
  • Group discount of 12% is applicable for a group booking with 5 parties and more.
  • Children discount: up to 2 years old is free, 3-8 years old is 40% off and 9-12 years old is 20% off.
  • International and domestic flight and train tickets can be booked with us, depending on availabilities.

Tailor made: we are delighted to create and arrange your special trip according to your specific interests and wishes. Please contact us for details.

More information: info@tourmongolia.com or sales@tourmongolia.com

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Trip information

Joining point
Your guide and driver will pick you up at the location you confirmed with us in advance. It can be your accommodation, airport or train station in Ulaanbaatar. Pick up time will be stated at the confirmation document/or single email we would send you after the booking made.
Joining point instructions
Meet your tour guide who holds a welcoming board with your name(s) shown. It is your responsibility to advise us of your accommodation, number of flight/or train and carriage numbers in advance.
Problems and emergency contact information
In the case of an emergency, or concerns about a missed pick-up please contact us on cell phones: (+976) 9905 9466, (+976) 9909 8467.
For all other enquiries and outback tour services please contact our office team on (+976) 11 35 46 62.

Finishing point

Your guide and driver will drop you off at the location you confirmed with us in advance. It can be your accommodation, airport or train station in Ulaanbaatar.

Passport and visas

All travelers must obtain a visa before traveling to Mongolia. Some nationalities can obtain visa at the airport, however it requires an application through us to the Immigration Authority of Mongolia in advance.
Please check the following website for your nationalities requirements. www.consul.mn

Food and dietary requirements

Travelers with special dietary requirements or food allergies must inform at the time of booking. Due to the nature of our trips, food is basic. We are able to provide vegetarian, vegan, gluten free food to our clients. However religious dietary requirements and specifically sourced foods are unable to be catered for remote trips.
Inclusive meals in your trip as indicated B, L, D with per day itinerary. On most days, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included. For expedition trip, your service team will prepare meals. You will have an opportunity to assist with cook and learn how to make Mongolian traditional meal. As well as your help on daily activities such as setting up dining camp, prepare meals and clearing dishes is much appreciated.
It is also available to have and taste traditional dairy products such as yogurt /Mongolian name is tarag/, dried milk curds /aaruul/, milk tea /suutei tsai/, fermented mare’s milk wine /airag/, sour cream /tsotsgii/ and cheese /byaslag/ when you visit nomad herder families.
Generally, in Mongolia water quality is good. But you are advised to buy mineral water with big bottles from shops, food markets and kiosks in capital and many of the provinces centers and tourist Ger camps in the countryside. Mineral or bottled water usually exclude in our offers since we try to produce as less garbage as possible. But in other hand we provide well plenty of drinks like tea and coffee during our trips.

Accommodation

Depending on your trip in countryside, you will have different type of accommodations including tourist Ger camps, community based Eco Ger camp and nomad Ger homes or tents.
Normally, three or four beds are in one Ger and 2 people will share a tent. And the Ger camp provides restaurant/bar, western-style toilet, washing facilities and showers. Low-impact eco, community based Ger camps provide composting toilet and shower where available.
Nomad home condition is very basic, none of shower, a ground hole surrounded with side covers as used for composting toilet.
For expedition trips with tent stays, we provide good quality light spacious tent of 3people for twin occupancy. And as well we provide other gears including foldable mattress, ground sheet tarpaulin, toilet tent, sometimes shower tent and dining tent for groups with more than 5 parties, kitchen equipment, table and chairs depending on the trip conditions.
All travelers in expeditions trips are advised to bring own sleeping bags according to hygienic reasons.

Land transport

Mongolia is a big country! Here in Mongolia we’re used to driving long distances between destinations. An advantage of driving trip you can travel through different zones and enjoy vast open spaces with natural contrasts within several days. During the trip, approximately it takes 5-8 hours driving from one to next destination. Each 1-1.5 hours, we have short stop frequently for photographs, toilets, stretch and meet with local nomads.
In the countryside, we use 4WD vehicles, specially, Russian minivans and Japanese jeep and minivans. Normally, 2-3 people can seat in one jeep with luggage. The Russian minivan has capacity of 6 people with luggage and Japanese minivan can take up to 4 people with luggage.
All vehicles used in our tours are insured and carefully prepared before departures. Our drivers are also good mechanics, have many years of experience for driving through unmarked, unpaved bumpy roads in the countryside.

Money matters

The Mongolian currency is called Tugrug (MNT). Please refer recent rates on
www.bloomberg.com/markets/currencies
Credit and debit cards are accepted in Ulaanbaatar and center of the provinces.
Automatic teller machines (ATMs) are common in central areas.

Important notes

Refill bottle: Please bring your own water bottle to refill along the way. We recommend at least a 1.5litre capacity. We encourage our clients not to use small bottled water when traveling in countryside.
Battery: Trips with stays in Ger camps have access to power to recharge batteries for phones and cameras every couple of days. We would like to recommend to bring an extra battery for your camera. For expedition trips, most handy item is solar charger.
Headlamp: A headlamp or torch is useful at night time. Some Ger camps have limited lighting and are powered by generators that switch off at a certain time.
Pack: Please ensure you pack appropriately according to season and temperature. Warm jacket, thermals, underpants, woollen hat is advisable for the colder months. Please refer our “Pre travel advisory” document with detail information regarding temperatures during your travel time.
Luggage: Please pack smart. Due to the domestic flight luggage limitation, a passenger can carry maximum of 15 kg including hand baggage. Excess luggage will be charged according to airlines fee.
Tour guide: The aim of the guide is to help you have the best trip possible. Your guide will provide information on the places you are travelling through, organize things to do and see according to the itinerary, lead the group including travelers and service staff. The guide will provide you all relevant information for options and introduce you to our nomad herders along the way.
Safety: We will provide you relevant information on safety before and during the trip. As well as we would like to recommend that you check your government’s advice for their latest travel information before departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas your itinerary covers. Travel insurance is compulsory for joining all our trips.
Responsible Travel: Being a responsible tour operator is at the heart of what our company is all about. We committed to offering low-impact tours that benefit traveler and host alike. Thanks to our clients support (who paid for tours) we work with local communities, businesses and individuals to develop sustainable tourism opportunities that help local economies while minimizing negative environmental and cultural impacts. Please find more information: www.tourmongolia.com/who we are/about us
Community projects: We are pleased to combine your trip route to destinations where our local supporting projects run. Please advice us your wish in advance.

Fitness Level

As you will note, all our tours are graded to help you decide whether they’re right for you. The grading is as follows:
EASY: A basic level of fitness is required, the tour is generally easy-paced.
MODERATE: Within the capability of anyone leading a normal active life. However, involves more walking or tiring journey.
ACTIVE: These tours may involve considerable walking and long travel days.
STRENUOS: These tours may include different energetic activities.
CHALLENGING: A high level of fitness is required. It may contains high altitude trek or rope climbing.

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Review

Every day was a highlight. Especially meditating in the wilderness. The nature was amazing and beautiful.

Chris & Andre
chrisvanoosterwijk@relfork.nl, andre57@telfort.nl

The people, the quality, Professionalism of the guides and drivers and the country of Mongolia. It has been a brilliant tour.

Andy Ford
andyfordinbath@gmail.com