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Wonders of Northern Mongolia 15 days

North of Khangai is the mountainous Khuvsgul region- and yet another one of Mongolian’s many scenic personalities. Defined by the 3.000-meter-high Sayan Range along Russian border, this region has s real taste of Siberia, with densely forested taiga that is home to Reindeer People. To south the landscape turns to wooded steppe, swampland, lakes and increasing arid landscape. To see BLUE PEARL of Asia, this majestic clear-watered lakes contains 65%of all the fresh water in Mongolia and furthermore, 1%of the world’s fresh water supply. Mongolia is home to the southernmost indigenous reindeer-herding people in the world, the Tsaatan or Dukha. One of the 20 ethnic groups in Mongolia is the Darkhad people or Tsaatan know as Reindeer Herders. They live in tepees near Khuvsgul Lake and in the taiga forest of the remote northern area of Khuvsgul Province. A visit to the Tsaatan community of reindeer herders is great experience. It is rare chance to see their unique traditional way of lifestyle

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$3,837

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Duration

15 days

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  • What's included :
    • 14x Breakfast
    • 13x Dinner
    • 14x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 13 nights
    • Entry/Admission - Amarbayasgalant Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Khoridol Saridag
    • Entry/Admission - Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Tsenkher Hot Spring
    • Entry/Admission - Elsen Tasarkhai
    What's excluded :
    • Travel insurance

  • Day 1: Amarbayasgalant Monastery

    Stop At: Amarbayasgalant Monastery, Amar Hiyd Mongolia
    Drive to the Amarbayasgalant Monastery, the most intact architectural complex in Mongolia. It was built between 1727 and 1736 by Manchurian King Enkh-Amgalan and is dedicated to Saint Zanabazar, Mongolia’s first Buddhist saint. Amarbayasgalant was one of the greatest Buddhist pilgrimage centers where between the 17th and 19th Centuries about one thousand lamas lived, chanted and studied. There were 27 large and small temples. The communists destroyed 10 of the 37 temples and some statues in the late 1930s. The monastery was extensively restored several times with the help of UNESCO. These days, about 50 monks live in the monastery, compared to over 2000 monks in 1930s. Amarbayasgalant has been protected since 1943 and was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.
    Duration: 24 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tourist camp/nomadic family

    Day 2: Murun

    Stop At: Murun, Murun, Khovsgol Province
    Drive to Murun where is center of Khuvsgul province. We will get permission from Border army for next days
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Local guesthouse

    Day 3: Tsagaan nuur village

    Stop At: Terhiyn Tsagaan Nuur, Mongolia
    Drive to Tsagaan Nuur. We will stay in a valley surrounded by mountains, the fields dotted with sheep, yak, horses, and local families that will invite you into their homes, engage in conversation with us, and allow us to take photos of them as they live as they did for generations.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Nomadic family

    Day 4: Khoridol saridag-Tsaatan herders

    Stop At: Khoridol Saridag, Mongolia
    After breakfast meet horse guides and start horse riding to Darkhadyn Khotgor depression towards the Baruun taiga forest, home of the Tsaatan, crossing many rivers flowing down the Khoridol Saridag Mountains
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Camp

    Day 5: Tsaatan herder

    Stop At: Khoridol Saridag, Mongolia
    After breakfast ride horse to Mountain Pass and reach the Tsaatan Tribes. We will visit the Tsaatan - Reindeer Herders, Shaman. One of the 20 ethnic groups in Mongolia is the Darkhad people or Tsaatan know as Reindeer Herders. They live in tepees near Khuvsgul Lake and in the taiga forest of the remote northern area of Khuvsgul Province. They herd reindeer for their existence and use reindeer for many purposes: transport, meat, milk, skins for clothes, blood-horns for traditional medicine and other uses. People in Khuvsgul most commonly practice shamanism and some of the most powerful shaman live in this area.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: At Tepee, Tsaatan family

    Day 6: Tsaatan family

    Stop At: Khoridol Saridag, Mongolia
    Spend this day with local Tsaatan families and learn more their traditional nomadic lifestyle. There are over 300 tsaatan in total, living in the northern Mongolia taiga landscape. Tsaatan people practice shamanism.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: At tepee

    Day 7: Tsagaannuur

    Stop At: Terhiyn Tsagaan Nuur, Mongolia
    This morning, we will leave the Tsaatan families and dense northern territory and back to Tsagaan Nuur Village
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Nomadic family

    Day 8: Khuvsgul lake

    Stop At: Khuvsgul Lake, Mongolia
    Drive to Lake Khusvgul. It is 136 kilometers long and 36 kilometers wide, 265 m deep and at 1.645 meters above sea level. It is the second-most voluminous freshwater lake in Asia, and holds almost 70% of Mongolia’s fresh water and 0.4% of all the fresh water in the world. Well known as the Blue pearl of Mongolia because of its crystal clear water, 99 springs and rivers flow into the lake and just one river flows out of the Khuvsgul which is Eg river. Also the lake surrounded by alpine mountains, which are covered with thick taiga.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tourist camp

    Day 9: Khuvsgul Lake

    Stop At: Khuvsgul Lake, Mongolia
    Have rest, hiking to mountain, reach to top of mountain, have great view of nature.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tourist camp

    Day 10: Shine ider

    Stop At: Erdenet, Mongolia
    Drive to Shine Ider. We will pass two high mountains

    Duration: 4 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 11: Khorgo Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park

    Stop At: Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park, Khorgo Mongolia
    Early morning drive to Khorgo Terkhiin tsagaan nuur National Park. On the way we will see Chuluut gorge. Extinct volcanic craters, pine-clad lava fields and the occasional herd of grazing yaks, the Great White Lake, as it’s known in English, is the natural highlight of Arkhangai province. There is an opportunity to hiking and fishing.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Nomadic family

    Day 12: Tsenkher Hot Spring

    Stop At: Tsenkher Hot Spring, Tsenkher, Tsetserleg 65190 Mongolia
    After breakfast drive to Tsenkher hot spring. It is one of the biggest Mongolia’s hot springs, has a temperature of 86 degree with flow rate and high alkalinity and relatively high amounts of fluoride. The hot spring is mostly used for relaxing and resorting your health.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tourist camp

    Day 13: Kharakhorum

    Stop At: Kharkhorin, Kharkhorin, Ovorkhangai Province
    Drive to Kharakhorum, site of the 13th century capital of Mongol Empire, visit the impressive monastery, named “Erdene Zuu” by Mongolian and local museum where see the Great Mongol Empire, Stone Age, Bronze Age. The monastery was erected from the ruins of the legendary city of Kharakhorum. Visit small history museum
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Local guesthouse

    Day 14: Khugnu Khan Nature Reserve

    Stop At: Elsen Tasarkhai, Mongolia
    Drive to Elsen tasarkhai /Khugnu Khan Nature Reserve Area/ which is mountains, forests, steppes, Gobi Desert and mineral water sources all in one location represents three different natural zones. Around area is nice place to hiking, climbing. You will visit to older family to explore the nomadic lifestyle and to have talking with nomads about their life and tradition. We will ride a camel to sand dunes, horse to mountain. After dinner you have a chance to play Mongolian traditional game by ankle bones with nomads.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Local family

    Day 15: Khustai National Park

    Stop At: Hustai National Park, Hustai National Park, Tov Province
    Day 16. Khustai National Park-Ulaanbaatar
    Today we will drive to Khustai National Park. Khustai was established in 2003. Unique wild horse – Takhi reintroduction project at Khustai National Park started in 1992.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar
    Drive to Ulaanbaatar.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Chinggis Khaan International Airport, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

2

Organised by Top Tours Mongolia

Activity ID: V-117538P12

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