KHUVSGUL LAKE TO GOBI DESERT
This experience will allow you to enjoy a desert full of life and stunning, diverse and changing landscapes, mountains, waterfalls, dunes …
You will live experiences on foot and on horseback and in all terrain, you will share with locals and learn about their way of life, about their customs and their surroundings.
Day 1: Arrival in Mongolia. Assistance at the UlaanBaator airport and transfer to the hotel. Check in and free time to freshen up a bit before starting the city tour. The places of interest are the Gandan Monastery, Sukhbaatar Square and the National Museum. During the tour, you will enjoy a grilled lunch with wine at a local restaurant. Return to the hotel and free time. Dinner in a restaurant.
Day 2: Drive to the Urantogoo mountain. On today, we will drive to the mountain called Uran Togoo which is an extinct volcano which is another attractive destination of Northern Mongolia which located about 60kms from Bulgan city. The area is situated in the Khutag-Undur district of Bulgan province. We will stay overnight in a Mongolian ger. (Lunch and Dinner)
Day 3: Another day of driving will finally bring us to the Lake Khuvsgul, the right place to enjoy the well deserved rest after several days of driving. The Lake Khuvsgul located in the northwest of Mongolia near the border to Russia. It is about 1100m above the sea level, 136 km long and 262 m deep. It is the second most freshwater lake in Asia. The town of Khatgal is at the southern end of the Lake. The lake is surrounded by several mountain ranges. The surface of the lake freezes over completely in winter and the ice festival organized annually in early February which becoming quite attractive event in winter tourism in Mongolia. Overnight in a house camp.
Day 4: Taiga, Tsaatan families, reindeer herders are the main attractions for tourists. Once we get to the lake we have free time to wander around the lake and hiking around before the dinner will be served.
We may do various activities such as swimming, hiking horseback riding. You may as well as laze around by the vast blue expanse of the lake.
We will drive to Tsaatan (reindeer) family for experiencing the lifestyle of taiga forest people and get back in the evening. If you want to hiking around the mountains, you will see the brilliant view of the lake. In the evening we will have free time for taking photos and do some fishing there.
We will stay overnight in a mongolian traditional ger camp.
Day 5: From the lake to Arkhangai province by bus. Hiking and climbing to Khorgyn togoi /erupted volcano/ Observing around from the top. Khorgo volcano surrounded by the khangai mountains. The most area of national park is covered by peach forest. Khorgo volcano is situated at an altitude of 2210m, 200m wide, 100m deep. Lake Terkh is 16km wide 20 km long, 20m deep. The lake is extremely beautifull with fresh water and rich species of fish and birds . It’s really picturesque area and amazing spot for taking photos. . And there is also a beautiful river besides the volcano. Terkhyn tsagaan lake has a lot of stories. Overnight in a ger camp.
Day 6: After a strong rain this magnificent seasonal waterfall, also called ” ulaantsutgalan “, it’s one of the best attraction in central Mongolia . About 25m downstream from the waterfall and 22m deep. The water doesn’t run all year. And will only start to flow after the first good summer rain. Mid july and august is the best time to see it. If it’s not running, you could consider your travel schudele to visit later in summer. But it’s still gorgeous and nice area for camping and horseriding. We have horsetrekking in the valley and stay in nomadic families ger guesthouse.
Day 7: After breakfast we drive to the kharhorum city. Kharkhorum is the first capital of empire of Mongolia. The city is located 376 km far away from ulaanbaatar. There is a first buddist monastery, centre of buddism in Mongolia”erdenezuu monastery “.
Also very modern museum ” kharkhorum ” shows history and culture of every periods of empires of Mongolia. Kharkhorum museum is rich of archelogical findings. The city now looks like a small town. The Monastery constructed by style of Tibetian buddist monastery. The Monastery originally constructed in 1585. /434 years ago since now /.
For accommodation, It’s possible to choose either nomadic family or house camp.
Day 8: One day in nomadic life. Relaxing day.
Day 9: It’s one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia. The Monastery originally established in 1660 years. It consists of 2 temples complexes on the north and south banks of the ongi river. During the time of activities there were around 1000 monks worked in the town. Unfourtunately it was badly destroyed by communism and communists killed over 200 monks. Many surviving monks were imprisoned and forced to join the communist army. Other monks were escaped certain death by becoming farmers and common workers. Now this area look like destroyed town, many historical ruins, some rebuilt temples, museum about town and some archelogical findings.
Day 10: To go to Umnugobi. The attractions will be Bayan zag, Khongoryn els and Yolyn am from this day. We’re entering the GOBI DESERT. Guess what? Just feel gobi desert riding camel and walking and visiting gobi family. Bayanzag is one of the important and beautiful attractions in gobi desert. Baynzag means rich in saxual tree. There are saxual grow up. Saxual is tree which only grow up in the desert. Bayanzag is similar to “tsagaan suvarga “, but colour of the view is more red. It’s very famous for palaeontology. In 1922 American palaeontologist Roy chapman andrews discovered this place. He founded dinosaur egg and bones.He was travelling and working from China to Europe via Mongolia . Overnight in a ger camp
Day 11: After breakfast we drive to the khongoriin els. The most beautiful. We stay there for 2 nights.It’s the most beautifull sand dune in the gobi desert The highest point of the singing dune is around 250-300m. The long of the sanddune is around 180km. when the sand moves it makes a noise like flying plane. So it’s called singing dune. It’s really nice to see sunset from the top of the sand dunes. This place is splendid complex of blue sky , blue rocky altai mountain, golden sands and landscape. We will have camelriding and climbing up sanddune. Overnight in a ger camp.
Day 12: Yoliin am is located in south 620km from ulaanbaatar. It’s a deep and narrow gorge in the ” gurvan saikhan”mountains. There are some ice lying on the river before naadam festival. Middle of july that ice is melted. It’s amazing valley for hiking between canyons and wonderful point for taking photography. Overnight in a house camp
Day 13: Khanbogd, Umnugobi to Ulaanbaatar / by local airline /. Sauna and Massage at the hotel. Free and last day in Mongolia. Just do whatever you want.
Day 14: International departure
- International Flight – We can book it for you
- Visits and Activities NOT mentioned in Includes
- Personal Expenses (Laundry, Telephony, Internet, Shopping …)
2-7 pax group size
8-14 pax group size
Child /0-8 years old/