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Mongolian lakes & Grassland

Tour info

Tour code: ONC12
Days in the countryside:  12 full days
Season: May 15 – Sep 15
Number of participants:  min 2
Transportation:  4x4 WD vehicle
Driving distance: 2100 km

Highlights & Activity

Highlights:  Deer stone statue- ancient historical site, purest Khuvsgul lake National Park, Orkhon waterfall, Kharkhorin - the ancient capital of Mongol Empire & Erdenezuu monastery, Elsen Tasarhai & mountain of Hugno Khaan, Tsenkher hot spa, Terkh White lake, Khorgo- the extinct volcano.
Acitivity: Experience of riding of "two-humped" Bactrian camel, Horse riding, hiking, swimming, 1-hour cruise trip on Khuvsgul lake, exploring unique life and culture of the Tsaatan people /depending on season/, trekking along the lake and sand dune.
Tip: Almost everyday evening it’s possible to see sunset, sunrise and thousands of stars at night sky.

Brief IT:

Day 1. Arrival Ulaanbaatar.
Day 2. Sand dune of Elsen Tsarhai, Hugno Khaan mountain.
Day 3. Karakorum- ancient capital of Mongol Empire 
Day 4. Tsenkher hot spa.
Day 5 Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park
Day 6. Excursion day to Khorgo - the extinct volcano.
Day 7. Journey to Hovsgol lake, Shine Ider village.
Day 8.  Arrive to  Khuvsgul Lake.
Day 9. Relaxing and hiking along Hovsgol lake shore.
Day 10. Short cruise, Tsaatan reindeer family, horse riding.
Day 11. Hutag Undor village.
Day 12. Amarbayasgalant monastery.
Day 13. Ulaanbaatar
Day 14. Departure Mongolia.

Itinerary & map    

Day 1,2.
Arrive Mongolia and we will pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Available city tour on request. Next morningwe will drive to Sand dunes of Elsen Tasarhai where we will be hiking around and see beautiful landscape, combination of classic Gobi sand dune and mountain ranges Hugnu-Khaan. Afterwards, the tour will take you to visit a nomadic family and you will be given a chance to ride the central Asia’s famous “two humped Bactrian camel” or Mongolian horse. The day will end with overnight stay in a very comfortable traditional ger tourist camp.
Day 3.
On the day 3 of the tour – we will be going to the ancient capital city of Mongolia (12-13th Century) where you can visit the Karakorum museum,  Erdenezuu monastery, turtle rock and  territory statue of Mongol Empire of Genghis  Khan. Day 3 ends with staying at another ger tourist camp.
Day 4.
The tour will take you to the Tsenkher hot spa, where you can relax and swim in the spa which contains rich of mineral natural salts.  Enjoy hiking in breathtaking fresh air, see beautiful nature and surrounding breath-taking scenery with forested mountain ranges. Overnight you will be relaxed at another comfortable ger camp.
Day 5.   Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park
This day starts with driving to Terkh White lake, which was formed by lava flows from volcanic eruption many million years ago. The tour includes walking along the shore and swimming in Terkhiin Tsagaan pond is perfect way to end the day – you will also be given optional fishing.
You will be staying overnight at comfortable ger camp.
Day 6.
A full day excursion to the top of Khorgo mountain - the extinct volcano, on the way you will see a cave named of “Hell of yellow dog”. There is an optional trek by horse to Khorgo-the extinct volcano. Afterwards, you will pay a visit nomads family to see their everyday life. Eat Mongolian traditional meal with the nomads.  Day 6 ends with staying at comfortable ger camp.
Day 7.
Morning start journey to Khuvsgul lake and on the way stay one night near Shine Ider soum.  Overnight in tent/ ger.
Day 8.
Drive to Murun town and Khatgal village and arrive at Khuvsgul lake. Stay at comfortable ger camp at Hovsgol lake ashore.
 Day 9. 
Hiking, relaxing along the breathtaking shores of Khuvsgul lake, through the land of taiga forest, known as evergreen forest & mountain.
Exploring the shores of the lake, we will board on the Sukhbaatar ship and travel through beautiful blue lake for 1 hour.
The day will end with an overnight stay at comfortable traditional ger camp.
Day 10
This day you will make a visit to Nomadic ethnic family and have an exciting horse riding.
Depending on the season, there will be optional visit at TSAATAN - the last ethnic group of Mongolia, who lives in high taiga and believes in Shamanism.
Day 11.
Drive to Hutag-Ondor soum and overnight stay at ger/ tent.
Day 12.
Drive to Amarbayasgalant Monastery, one of the most prominent monasteries of Mongolia built in the mid-17th century by Manchu’s in respect of Saint Zanabazar.  The monastery has been restored in the early 90’s. Today about 50 monks permanently stay in the monastery.  Overnight in comfortable ger camp.
Day 13.
Drive to Ulaanbaatar and transfer your hotel.
Day 14.
Transfer to airport/ train station for your departure Mongolia.


Date & Price

May 15- Sep 30
Tour price from 2300 usd


  1. All activities described in the itinerary
  2. Accommodation: Twin shared comfortable ger tourist camp (with hot shower, bathroom, bedding, towel, restaurant)
  3. Two nights at tent/nomads ger.
  4. Full board in the Gobi : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ( Mongolian/European meal)
  5. Bottled water 1,5 liter p.p. daily in the countryside
  6. English speaking experienced guide 
  7. 4x4 wheel drive vehicle with experienced local driver
  8. Admission tickets for museums & National Parks
  9. Airport transfers
  10.  Tax, VAT   


  1. International & Domestic air fare
  2. Hotel  & other expenses in Ulaanbaatar
  3. Camera, video permits inside the museums and temples.
  4. Alcoholic drinks & beverages
  5. Passport, visa & visa services
  6. Laundry  service and items of a personal nature
  7. Travel insurance
  8. Tips and gratuities
  9. Anything  not mentioned in the included part
2300 USD   Хэвлэх

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