JEWELS OF CENTRAL MONGOLIA
Day 1. Drive to Mongol sand dune.
After breakfast we will drive to Mongol sand dunes where semi desert, Rocky Mountains, small lake etc…, beautiful landscape. We are going to ride camels and hike around the sand dunes. We can possibly see the sunset brilliantly in the area.
Day 2. Drive to Kharkhorin
We will drive to Kharkhorin where the oldest and one of the most attractive monasteries Erdene Zuu locates. On the way to Kharkhorin we will have lunch in the local restaurant. The Erdenezuu monastery was established in 1585 by Abtai Sain King and built by Mongolian, Tibetan, and Chinese architectors.
Day 3. Drive to Orkhon waterfall.
After breakfast, we will drive to Orkhon Waterfall. On the way we will have picnic for Lunch. After arrive at the waterfall we will enjoy spectacular view of the waterfall and surrounding area, where we will have chance to take some beautiful photo shots of Orkhon Waterfall. Height of waterfall is 20m and width is 10m. It’s originated by volcanic eruption and earthquake over 20000 years ago. And prepare for horse riding.
Day 4. Drive to Terkh White Lake
Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake is an astonishingly beautiful lake with relatively pure fresh water. Torrents of lava issuing from the Khorgo volcano blocked the north and south Terkh Rivers, so forming the dammed lake of Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake at an altitude of 2060 meters above sea level. The lake is 16 km wide, 4-10 meters deep with its deepest point at 28 meters and over 20 kilometers in length. It flooded 61,1 square km. The lake supports Pike and other fish.
Day 5. Horseback riding or hike to Khorgo Uul volcano (2.965m)
Khorgo Mountain is an extinct volcano, which lies east of the Terkh White Lake. The Khorgo volcano is covered with basalt. It has been protected since 1965, fully in 1997, to safeguard spectacular mountain scenery and endangered fauna and flora. The mountain enjoys State protection as a National Park of 28 square kilometers including Togoo Uul which reaches 2240 meters above sea level, the volcano crater of the Togoo Uul is 200 meters wide and 100 meters deep.
Day 6. Arrive at the Tsenkher hot –spa.
Tsenher is a natural hot spring flows out whole year from the ground at 85 Celsius degree; country's second hottest, in mountainous Central Mongolia. It is located 1860m a.s.l. The spring comes out from far deep part of the ground and its water is not mixed with soil waters because it is hot. The water has high mineral content and containing everything from simple calcium, sodium to sulphuric. Folklore claimed medical value some of this springs have. The spring produce water that is good for health reasons and water is effect for joints, nerve system and considered good for many other diseases. Sometimes, people drink the water for diabetes and stomach ulcer and disabilities.
Day 7. Ugii lake.
The lake is 1337 meters above sea level and the surface area is 25 square kilometers. The average depth is 6.64meters and in some sections it is15.3 meter. It is known as one of the best lakes for fishing
Day 8. Drive to “Lun” village.
Overnight at a nomad family near Lun village – stay with family and have a traditional Mongolian barbeque called “Khorkhog”. On the way we will stop at Khustai national park to watch wild horses Takhi, widely known as “Prejevalski horse”. Przewalski horses are the only wild horse to survive in modern times. The species were returned to Mongolia from world zoos and reserves within Khustai National Park. Khustain Nuruu has good vegetation, springs, birch forest and rocks which are suitable for many wild animals including 46 species of mammals and 172 species of birds.
Day 9. After lunch, back to Ulaan-Baatar.
The Tour Price includes:
- Driver + 4WD Vehicle + All Petrol
- English or Korean speaking Guide
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Vegetarian or vegan meal are possible)
- Water 1.5L daily
- All entrance fee
- Camel & Horse Riding
The Tour Price doesn't include:
- Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
- Personal items and toiletry
- Optional activity costs
- 2 people 95 USD per person per day
- 3 people 80 USD p.p.p day
- 4 people 70 USD p.p.p day
- 5 people 64 USD p.p.p day
- 6 or more people 59 USD p.p.p day