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Gobi and Kharkhorum Tour

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Gobi and Kharkhorum Tour

Gobi and Kharkhorum Tour

Duration-9 days/8 nights

Group size– 2- 5 travelers (6-12 pax available)

Departure May to October. Dates are flexible and able to customize.

Activities –horse riding, camel riding, hiking, cultural experiences

Location–Terelj NP, Gobi and Central Mongolia.

Gobi and Kharkhorum Tour

DAY 1 KHARKHORUM

Kharkhorum

Kharakorum is located in the Orkhon Valley of central Mongolia. And it was the capital of the Mongol Empire from 1235 to 1263. The site of Karakorum may have been first settled about 750.  Firstly, in 1220 Genghis Khan established his headquarters there and used it as a base for his invasion of China. The Karakorum was a busy city with high civilization. And the best artists and masters of antiquity built the city. But Karakorum completely destroyed in the fierce battles of the internecine war. Secondly, in 1267 the capital moved to Khanbaliq (modern Peking) by Kublai Khan. Then the Ming troops destroyed Karakorum  in 1388. Erdene Zuu  – The first Buddhist monastery called Erdene-Zuu was built on ruins of Karakorum .Explore Erdene Zuu Monastery and modern style historical Museum .

DAY 2 ONGI MONASTERY

Drive to Ongi monastery.

The older southern complex consisted of various administrative buildings as well as 11 temples. The northern complex, built in the 18th century, consisted of 17 temples – among them one of the largest temples in all of Mongolia. The grounds housed also 4 Buddhist universities. It was completely destroyed in 1939. Although there is little left, it is interesting to go there to explore the ruins. Gobi and Kharkhorum Tour

DAY 3 BAYANZAG- FLAMING CLIFFS

Today we will drive to Bayanzag.

Bayanzag is one of the most famous paleontological sites in the world. American explorer Roy Andrew Chapman first found dinosaur bones and eggs in the area in 1922. During the 2 years he searched through the Mongolian Gobi Desert and he found Dinosaur fossils from Bayanzag, Nemekht Mountain. It is illegal to remove or move the dinosaur fossils from its first place if you found one. 

DAY 4 KHONGOR SAND DUNES

Our trip will continue driving  to Khongoriin Els

Khongor sand dunes are one of the largest sand dunes in Mongolia. And it covers a 180km long area. The largest dunes are North West of the range up to 800 meters high. You can climb to the top of the sand dunes and slide down. But it seems like a challenge for many people. Once you are on the top of the dunes, slide the sand northwards against the wind. Also you will hear a sound like an aircraft. This is the sand singing.  The view of the desert is awesome from the top of the sand dunes. Experience the endangered two-humped Bactrian camels and big open blue skies in the Gobi Desert. Enjoy Gobi and Kharkhorum Tour

DAY 5 YOL VALLEY

Yolyn Am also known as “Eagle Valley”

It is located in Gurvan Saikhan National park, Umnugobi province. “The Lammergeier”, rare bearded vulture birds are often translated as Yol, thus it is usually said valley of vultures or valley of eagles. A museum exhibits the fauna of the Gobi in Mongolia. You can discover enormous cliffs and narrows and a glacier that doesn’t melt until the end of the June. Adorable chipmunks of the family Sciuridae and other wild animals exist here. Enjoy small hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife. Visit Gobi museum.

DAY 6 TSAGAAN SUWARGA

Today’s destination is White Stupa.

Tsagaan Suvarga is located 419km away to the south west of Ulaanbaatar city in Dundgobi province. Having 10 million years of history, the cliff indicates different times by its colored layers. It’s 90 degrees straight, and consists of many colors of clay deposits.Tsagaan suvarga is a big escarpment with 200m height and 400m long. It earned its name because of the Harmony of the colors. And as it looks like an ancient city and sometimes like white stupas from a distance. Also it looks similar to the famous Grand Canyon in the USA. Enjoy hiking around colorful White Stupa, feeling like meditation there.

DAY 7 BAGA GAZARIIN CHULUU

Baga gazariin chuluu

Baga Gazariin Chuluu –(Rock Formations) is a 15 km long and 10 km wide stone massif, located in Middle Gobi. This site is about 4 hours south of Ulaanbaatar. There is a narrow canyon with asp, birch, white wicker and elm tree, as well the ruin of a stone temple where monks lived and meditated since the seventeenth century. Also, there is a spring water which comes from under source that is good for eye illness.

DAY 8 TERELJ NATIONAL PARK & CHINGES KHAN STATUE COMPLEX

Drive to Terelj National Park

Drive to Terelj National Park. Gorkhi Terelj is one of the most visited and interesting parks of Mongolia. The natural landscape is colorful and with magnificent alpine scenery. One of the most recognizable attractions of Terelj is Turtle Rock. And a few kilometers from Turtle Rock, you will find another must-see spot, the Ariyabal Meditation Temple. From the top of the temple, you can see the beautiful view of the national park.

DAY 9 DRIVE BACK UB

Drive back to UB, on the way we will stop for a big statue complex of Chinges Khan. Transfer to your booked hotel or guesthouse. Travel Mongolia and Discover Gobi and Kharkhorum Tour. 

We offer 2 different type of tour arrangements for our customers.

Budget tour includes stay at Ger Guesthouse
Standard tour includes stay at Ger Camps which are a kind of 3*hotel standard
You can combine the accommodation!

Standard arrangement

2 pax-$1580 per person

3 pax-$1330 per person

4 pax-$1240 per person

5 more-$1160 per person

Included

*Breakfast- 8, Lunch- 9, Dinner-8
*Traditional Barbecue Khorkhog-1
*Ger camp 8 nights
*English speaking tour guide
*Driver+ fuel+4WD vehicle / Minivan
*Camel riding and horse riding
*Entrance fees for the parks and museums indicated in the program
*Daily drinking water (1.5 liter per person per day)
*Pick up and drop off from/ to train station or airport

Not Included

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

Budget arrangement

2 pax-$1035 per person

3 pax-$900 per person

4 pax-$810 per person

5 more-$720 per person

Included

*Breakfast- 8, Lunch- 9, Dinner-8
*Traditional Barbecue Khorkhog-1
*Ger Guesthouse 8 nights
*English speaking tour assistant / cook
*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 & Mongolia visa fee
-Personal items
-Alcoholic drinks and snacks
-Travel insurance
-Gratuities for guides and drivers

Personal things to bring

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Warm coat/jacket and layers
  • Swimsuit for hot spa
  • Sunglasses
  • A hat
  • Headscarf to protect you from the sun and winds
  • Trekking shoes
  • Rubber slippers
  • Don’t forget insect repellent
  • Sun cream
  • Lip-gloss
  • Water purifying tablets
  • First aid kit
  • Large backpacks and bags
  • All your camera equipment
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