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Best of Central Mongolia

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Best of Central Mongolia Tour 8 days/ 7 nights

DAY 1 Terelj NP

We will pick you up from your hotel or guesthouse at 8:30 am. Then our tour will head to the Genghis Khan statue. After exploring Genghis Khan statue complex, we will drive to Terelj National Park. Gorkhi Terelj is one of the most visited and interesting parks of Mongolia.  Furthermore, one of the most recognizable attractions in Terelj is Turtle Rock. Notably, just a few kilometers from Turtle Rock, you will discover another must-see spot: the Ariyabal Meditation Temple.  Horse riding 1h.

Distance: 100km ( 2h drive on paved road ) Lunch/ Dinner
Best of Central Mongolia

DAY 2 Elsen Tasarkhai

Today’s our destination is the Semi Gobi Elsen Tasarkhai. Elsen Tasarkhai is a stunning semi-desert region located in central Mongolia. It boasts a unique mix of sandy dunes, grasslands, rocky formations, and small water bodies, creating a captivating natural scene. The area is often referred to as the “Mini Gobi” due to its resemblance to the larger Gobi Desert. Camel riding 1h.

Distance: 340km ( 6h drive on paved road ) Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
Elsen tasarkhai

DAY 3 Orkhon Valley

Today’s our destination is the Orkhon Valley. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Orkhon Valley, with its lush grassy plains, winding river, and the stunning Khangai Mountains in the background, while going for hikes and horseback rides to fully experience this breathtaking landscape. Visit the Orkhon Waterfall, one of the most famous attractions—a picturesque waterfall framed by rocky cliffs. Horse riding 1h

Distance: 185km ( 4-5h drive on paved/ dirt road ) Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
Orkhon waterfall

DAY 4 Tsenkher Hot Springs

The hot springs are renowned for their mineral-rich waters, which are believed to possess healing properties owing to the presence of various minerals, including calcium, sodium, and sulfur. The natural surroundings offer a tranquil and serene environment, making it an ideal place for relaxation. Moreover, it’s not only a haven for relaxation but also a fantastic spot for nature enthusiasts and photographers.

Distance: 120km ( 4-5h drive on dirt road ) Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
Explore Central Mongolia Tour

DAY 5 Khorgo &Terkh

Khorgo Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park is a popular destination for tourists and nature enthusiasts. Visitors can engage in activities such as hiking,  horseback riding, birdwatching, and exploring the volcanic formations. One of the park’s highlights is Horgo Volcano, a dormant volcano covered with basalt. Hiking to the volcano and exploring its unique crater is a must-do activity.

Distance: 195km ( 5-6h drive on dirt/ paved road ) Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
Terkh white lake

DAY 6 Horse Trip to Khorgo

After breakfast at 10:00 am, begin your horse trip to the volcano with a well-trained local guide and your tour guide. Before riding, your guide will provide you with clear instructions about horse riding. The natural zones around Khorgo include the Taiga forest, the transition between the Taiga forest and grassland, and the Mountain Forest Steppe.

Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner

DAY 7 Kharkhorum

Kharkhorum was established as the capital of the Mongol Empire by Genghis Khan’s son, Ögedei Khan, in 1235. It served as the political, cultural, and economic center of the empire for several decades. Adding to its historical allure, one of the most famous landmarks in Kharkhorum is the Erdene Zuu Monastery. Built in 1585 on the ruins of the ancient city, it is one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in Mongolia. 

Distance: 290km ( 6h drive on paved road ) Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
Karakorum

DAY 8 Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, we’ll head from Kharkhorum to Ulaanbaatar and drop you off at your booked hotel or guesthouse. Explore Best of Central Mongolia!

Distance: 385km ( 6h drive on paved road ) Breakfast/ Lunch

Best of Central Mongolia Tour

We offer two different types of tour arrangements for our customers.

  • The standard tour includes Standard Ger Camps, which offer an alternative type of hotel accommodation.

  • The budget tour includes Ger Guesthouses, which are operated by nomadic families.

Standard Package

2 person-$1580 per person

3 person-$1280 per person

4 person-$1200 per person

5 and more-$1080 per person

Included

*Breakfast- 7, Lunch- 8, Dinner-7
*Ger camp 7 nights
*English speaking tour guide
*Driver+ fuel+4WD vehicle / Minivan
*Camel riding 1h
* Horse riding
*Entrance fees for the parks and museums indicated in the program
*Daily drinking water (1.5 liter per person per day)

Not Included

-International Airfare and Mongolia visa fee
-Personal items
-Alcoholic drinks and snacks
-Travel insurance
-Accommodation in UB
-Gratuities for guides and drivers

Budget Package

2 person-$1160 per person

3 person-$1080 per person

4 person-$960 per person

5 and more-$880 per person

Included

*Breakfast- 7, Lunch- 8, Dinner-7
*Ger Guesthouse 7 nights
*English speaking tour assistant/cook
*Driver+ fuel+4WD vehicle / Minivan
*Camel riding 1h
*Horse riding
*Entrance fees for the parks and museums indicated in the program
*Daily drinking water (1.5 liter per person per day)

Not Included

International Airfare and Mongolia visa fee
-Personal items
-Alcoholic drinks and snacks
-Travel insurance
-Accommodation in UB
-Gratuities for guides and drivers

About Best of Central Mongolia Tour 

The best of central Mongolia a diverse range of experiences, from exploring historical sites to enjoying the stunning natural landscapes of this beautiful country. 

Highlights of Best of Central Mongolia

The 8-day Best of Central Mongolia tour offers a fantastic opportunity to explore the region’s rich history, culture, and natural beauty. 

Terelj National Park: Visit iconic attractions such as Turtle Rock and Ariyabal Meditation Temple.

Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes: Experience the unique contrast of sand dunes and lush greenery. Enjoy camel riding.

Orkhon Valley: Discover the picturesque Orkhon River Valley, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy horseback riding.

Tsenher Hot Springs: Relax in the therapeutic hot waters surrounded by scenic mountains.

Khorgo &Terkh National Park: Hike to Horgo Volcano and experience a horse trek around the park.

Kharkhorum (Karakorum): Explore Erdene Zuu Monastery, Mongolia’s oldest Buddhist monastery. Visit the Kharkhorum Museum to learn about the region’s history.

The Best Time To Explore Central Mongolian Tour

Summer (June to August):

Summer is the peak tourist season in Central Mongolia. The weather is warm, with daytime temperatures ranging from 20°C to 30°C (68°F to 86°F). This is the best time for outdoor activities like hiking, horseback riding, and camping. The lush green landscapes are at their most vibrant during this season.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How To Book This Tour

What is Standard Ger Camp ?

What is Ger Guesthouse ?

Some nomadic families who live within national parks or sightseeing areas, run their own small business that rents ger accommodation for backpackers. It gives you a chance to get closely acquainted with the way of life and Nomadic way of lifestyle. During our budget tours, you will stay in Mongolian traditional accommodation Ger Guesthouse. Ger Guesthouse has 4 -6 beds. And occupancy is based on multi-share but with only your group members and not with other tours. Most nomadic families do not have formal toilets in their summer places. So the most you can expect to find is a designated toilet trench that may be screened on three sides. No showering facilities will be available in some of the local ger guesthouses.

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