Today we will drive to the Baga Gazariin Chuluu Protected Area. Visit the some spots in Baga Gazariin Chuluu: a temple ruin used by Buddhist monks and a small cave. Walk over pretty rocky granite hills to admire the natural beauty. (Tent/ L.D)
Today we will visit nomadic family, learn about the basic nomadic way of the life in Gobi region. Feel free to ask any questions about their way of life. Do other daily activities. Play traditional Mongolian games, have traditional Mongolian meal and help the family: milk goats, make dairy products: curd, cheese, butter, yogurt in summer and autumn. Herd their livestock to pasture or collect and herd them back home. Do or help with any of these activities you choose. Stay overnight with family in a traditional Mongolian dwelling, the Ger. (Ger nomadic family/ B.L.D)
Day 4. Tsagaan Suvarga “White Stupas” natural wonder - “Yoliin Am” Strictly Protected Area - Bearded Eagle Canyon.
After breakfast we will drive south to “Yoliin Am” Strictly Protected Area “Bearded Eagle Canyon”. On the way we will visit to one of Mongolia’s great natural beauties, Tsagaan Suvarga “White Stupas”. These colorful cliffs were part of an ancient sea bottom millions of years ago. Nowadays it is a natural wonder with fantastic color combinations. Walk through Tsagaan Suvarga and enjoy the fantastic views. Good spot to get picture of sun set, sun rise and night stars with these colorful cliffs.
Continue driving to Yoliin Am. Yoliin am is a strictly protected area since 1965 and it is located in the Gobi Three Beauties National Park. Yoliin Am is famous for its high & narrow canyons, frozen summer stream and wild life such as bearded eagles, wild Argali sheep, ibex, and snow leopard. The stream remains frozen even in July, the hottest month of the year. Visit a natural museum of the Gobi Three Beauties National Park and walk in the picturesque Bearded Eagle Canyon, its wildlife and frozen summer stream. (Ger camp/ B.L.D)
In the morning we will drive to the southwest to Khongor Sand Dunes. We will visit and enjoy the hospitality of a camel breeder’s family, learn about Mongolia’s traditional nomadic way of the life. Khongor is one of the largest sand dunes in Mongolia. Its height reaches to 300 meters and extends from the northwest to the southeast over 180 km. The place is famous for its magnificent sand dunes, “Singing Dune”, the highest, Green Oasis and beautiful sunsets. Climb the Singing Dune and enjoy the ultimate amazing view of the Gobi sand dunes and the Green Oasis from the top of the dune. Enjoy the beautiful Gobi orange sun set in the evening. Enjoy camel riding. Walk to the Green Oasis and cool spring. We will cook one of Mongolian traditional food Khorkhog for lunch or Dinner. (Ger camp/ B.L.D)
Drive to Bayanzag “Flaming cliffs”. This place is famous for its dinosaur fossils, eggs and the special Gobi tree, the “saxaul”. In 1922 American explorer Roy Chapmen Andrews and his expedition members found the first dinosaur eggs as well as numerous fossil skeletons of dinosaurs that lived 70-80 million years ago. Visit the Flaming Cliffs. Walk in the Gobi “saxaul” forest and enjoy its natural beauty.
Continue driving to the Ongi Monastery. Ongi Monastery is the collective name for the ruins of two monasteries that face each other across the Ongi River in Saikhan-Ovoo district of Dundgovi Province, in south-central Mongolia. The Barlim Monastery is located on the north bank of the river while the Khutagt Monastery sits on the south bank. The older southern complex consisted of various administrative buildings as well as 11 temples. Both complexes of Ongi Monastery were completely destroyed in 1939 during anti-religious purges carried out under Khorloogiin Choibalsan, the then leader of the Communist Party of Mongolia. There is a small museum in a ger front of it. (Tent/ B.L.D)
Today we will visit to the Ulaan Tsutgalan “Water fall” which is located in Orkhon Valley. Ulaan Tsutgalan “Water fall” is on Ulaan River which flows through basalt rocks formed by a unique combination of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes around 20000 years ago. Ulaan Tsutgalan Waterfall cascades from a height of 20 meters and is naturally most impressive. You can do walking in the beautiful green valley and do horse riding for an hour. (Ger camp/ B.L.D)
Today we will visit to the Tsenkher Hot Spring. Tsenkher Hot Spring water contains a blend of the most useful minerals for the human body. Mongolians say its water is a pleasant treatment for stress, nervous disorders and rheumatism. Then having hot mineral water bath and enjoy walking to the beginning of the mineral spring. (Ger camp/ B.L.D)
Day 10. Karakorum “Ancient Capital of the Great Mongolian Empire of the Chinggis Khan”- Erdenezuu monastery.
Today we will drive to the Karakorum “Ancient Capital of the Great Mongolian Empire of the Chinggis Khan”. Karakorum (Kharkhorin) was the capital of Great Mongolian Empire of Chinggis Khan in the 13-14th Centuries. Visit one of Mongolia’s two largest monasteries, “Erdenezuu”, Museum of Karakorum and surrounding sites of Karakorum: the Great Khan’s monument, the legendary Turtle of Karakorum and the Phallic Rock statue. Erdenezuu Monastery has a complex of 108 stupas and over 10 temples that contain rich displays of Mongolian Buddhism. The Erdenezuu Monastery and ruins of Karakorum were registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1996.
Today we will visit the Khustai NP. Khustai National Park is located in Altanbulag Sum, Tuv Province. Khustai has 506 square km area and was established in 1993. The park protects the wild horse “Takhi”, also known as Przewalski’s wild horse in the world, and a bio-diversity of other rare wild animals and plants. The quantity of various ecosystems within the park assures an abundance of wildlife. We will visit a small museum of the Takhi and learn about the park and wild horse Takhi. Watch a short documentary film about Khustai National Park, Przewalski’s wild horse and Takhi re-introduction project. Continue driving back to Ulaanbaatar. (B. L)
Included in the price:
- Experienced driver and car with fuel
- English speaking tour guide
- Accommodation during the trip
- Entrance fees to the museums & National Parks
- All meals during the trip (B.L.D)
- Drinking water
- Hot SPA
- Horse and camel riding /optional/
Excluded in the price:
Alcoholic drinks Snacks Personal items Extra and optional activities’ cost Travel insurance International Airfare/train ticket Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar