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Best of Northern Mongolia

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Best of Northern Mongolia 10 days/ 9 nights

DAY 1 Arrival in UB

Our team will greet you at the airport. After you freshen up from your flight, we will start our first day around Ulaanbaatar, beginning with Gandan Monastery. From there, we will proceed to the National History Museum, which tells the rich history of Mongolia. Afterward, we will take a walk around Sukhbaatar Square. We’ll have dinner before dropping you off at the hotel.

Hotel*** (Lunch/ Dinner)
Ulaanbaatar city tour

DAY 2 Amarbayasgalant Monastery

We will pick you up from your hotel at 8:30 am. Then, our tour will head to Amarbayasgalant monastery. Amarbayasgalant Monastery is a place where you can learn about Mongolian culture, history, and architecture. When you visit, you can explore the temples, take in the beautiful artwork, and relax in the peaceful surroundings. 

Distance: 310m ( 7h drive on paved/ dirt road )
Standard Ger Camp ( Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)

DAY 3 Urantogoo Uul

Today, our destination is Uran Togoo. Urantogoo Uul is an extinct volcano on the western side of the Uran Togoo Natural Monument in Bulgan province. This place is a great spot to take a break when you’re traveling to Khuvsgul Lake. When you climb to the top of Urantogoo Uul, you can enjoy an unobstructed view all around.

Distance: 245km ( 6h drive on paved road )
Standard Ger Camp (Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner)
Uran togoo

DAY 4 Khuvsgul Lake

Visit Khuvsgul Lake, which is the best of Northern Mongolia. Visitors come to enjoy its natural beauty, go hiking in the surrounding mountains, and experience the traditional Mongolian culture of the local Tsaatan people. Its breathtaking scenery and unspoiled environment make it a must-visit destination for anyone exploring the northern regions of the country.

Distance: 355km ( 6h drive on paved road )
Standard Ger Camp (Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner)
Northern Mongolia Tour

DAY 5 Khuvsgul Lake

Today, enjoy your relaxing time at Khuvsgul Lake. Take a leisurely walk along the lakeshore, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and savor the picturesque views. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Reindeer Tsaatan family. (Some Tsaatan families come to Khuvsgul Lake from June until the end of August)

Standard Ger Camp (Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner)
Reindeer in Khuvsgul

DAY 6 Shine Ider

While Shine Ider Village is officially part of Khuvsgul province, it’s situated on the border between Khuvsgul and Arkhangai provinces. This village often serves as a resting place for travelers on their way to Central Mongolia. The main view in this place is mostly forest and open grasslands, which makes it a perfect peaceful and quiet spot for travelers passing through.

Distance: 195km ( 6h drive on paved/ dirt road )
Standard Ger Camp (Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner)
Best of Northern Mongolia

DAY 7 Terkh & Khorgo

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 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: 155km ( 6h drive on dirt road )
Nomad's Ger (Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner)

DAY 8 Kharkhorin

Kharkhorum was the capital of the Mongol Empire from 1235 to 1263. Today, Kharkhorum is a small village and one of Mongolia’s major tourist destinations. Explore 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: 305km ( 6h drive on paved road )
Standard Ger Camp (Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner)
Kharkhorum Tour 4 days

DAY 9 Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, we’ll head to Ulaanbaatar. On the way, we will visit the Semi Gobi and enjoy a 1-hour camel ride. Elsen Tasarkhai is a stunning semi-desert region located in central Mongolia. Check into a hotel and enjoy a free day to explore the city on your own.

Distance: 365km ( 6h drive on paved road )
Hotel*** (Breakfast/ Lunch)
Elsen tasarkhai

DAY 10 Departure

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel, and then transfer you to the airport or train station to end the tour. 


Best of Northern Mongolia

Standard Package

2 person-$1930 per person

3 person-$1530 per person

4 person-$1430 per person

5 and more-$1300 per person


*Breakfast- 9, Lunch- 9, Dinner-8
*Ger camp 5 nights, Nomad's Ger 1 night, Hotel*** 2 nights
*Mongolian Babequie Khorkhog 1
*English speaking tour guide
*Driver+ fuel+4WD vehicle / Minivan
*Camel riding 1h
*Horse riding 1h
*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,snacks, bar bills, laundry
-Travel insurance
-Hotel early check-in and late check-out
-Single supplement
-Gratuities for guides and drivers

About Best of Northern Mongolia

This Best of Northern Mongolia Tour offers a diverse range of experiences, from exploring historical sites to enjoying the stunning natural landscapes of this beautiful country. 

Highlights of Best of Northern Mongolia

The 10-day Best of Northern Mongolia Tour offers a fantastic opportunity to explore the region’s rich history, culture, and natural beauty. 

Amarbayasgalant Monastery: Explore the Monastery Complex and hike in the hills surrounding the monastery.

Urantogoo: Hiking to the summit provides breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

Khuvsgul Lake: Lake Khvwsggl is one of Asia’s biggest freshwater lakes and is often called the “Blue Pearl” of Mongolia. You can hike, ride horses, or just relax by the lake, enjoying the peaceful scenery.

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

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

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 for a Best of Northern Mongolia tour

Summer (June to August):

The best time to embark on a Best of Northern Mongolia tour for most travelers is during the summer, from June to August. During this period, you can expect pleasant daytime temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F). Summer in Northern Mongolia brings lush green landscapes and is perfect for activities like hiking, horseback riding, and enjoying the region’s natural beauty.


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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