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South to North classic

That is the real Best of Mongolia tour. Must see things in Mongolia for travellers are to visit two major important hightlights of the country: South Gobi and Khuvsgul lake. Most of the tourist can’t see those two attraction in one tour. Because South Gobi is located in far south and Khuvsgul lake is located in far north. This truly magical trip can give you the chance to visit both of these highlights in one tour and cover the whole Mongolian experience with wild, unspoiled nature, real nomadic culture, Buddhist monasteries, historical sites and national parks around the country.

  • 4x4 offroad minivan or you can choose
  • 14 Days 13 Nights
  • Ulaanbaatar - Umnugovi - Uvurkhangai - Arkhangai
  • 13 Breakfast 13 Lunch 13 Dinner
  • Ulaanbaatar - Dalanzadgad - Kharhorin
  • From 2100

Tours South to North classic

That is the real Best of Mongolia tour. Must see things in Mongolia for travellers are to visit two major important hightlights of the country: South Gobi and Khuvsgul lake. Most of the tourist can’t see those two attraction in one tour. Because South Gobi is located in far south and Khuvsgul lake is located in far north. This truly magical trip can give you the chance to visit both of these highlights in one tour and cover the whole Mongolian experience with wild, unspoiled nature, real nomadic culture, Buddhist monasteries, historical sites and national parks around the country.

Brief itinerary

Day 1. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar 

Day 2. Eagle valley in South Gobi

Day-3 Khongor sand dunes and camel ride

Day-4 Bayanzag, land of the Dinosaurs

Day-5 Ongi Temple Ruins

Day-6 Karakorum and Erdenzuu

Day-7 Tour to Arkhangai province

Day-8 Horgo extinct volcano and Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake

Day-9 Drive to Zuun lake- Jargal jiguur

Day-10 Tour to Murun town

Day-11.12 Huvsgul National Park

Day-13 Go back to Murun

Day-14 Fly back to Ulaanbaatar

Day-15 Departure from Mongolia

Services included in the cost:

Accommodation:
Hotel***,* ger camp, tented camp Guiding and interpreting service
Full board meals
Transport: vehicle 4x4 or minivan
Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks
Museums and cultural performance
Camping equipments

Services not included in the cost:

International airfare
Personal equipments
Optional activity cost
Excess baggage charges
Single room supplement
Alcoholic drinks
Sleeping bag
Travel Insurance

Day 1. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar 
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city and where half the population of Mongolia lives. First  we’ll visit Gandan Buddhist monastery, the most active religious monastery in the country where many faithful believers come from all over the world. Then we continue visit National Museum of Mongolian History, where you will see artifacts from Mongolia and Central Asia from the Stone Age to the present. Excursion to Zaisan Hill War Memorial to get your bearings with a panoramic view of the whole city. Overnight in the hotel. (L+D)

Day 2. Eagle valley in South Gobi
Next morning, we’ll transfer to the airport for your flight to Dalanzadgad, the capital of Umnugobi aimag. The flight takes hour and a half and then we will start driving to Yoliin Am, which is a deep narrow gorge in the Gurvan Saikhan Mountains of the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park, covering 70 sq.kms. There is a small natural museum at the entrance of the National park which exhibits a collection of dinosaur eggs, bones, stuffed birds and snow leopard. Gurvan Saikhan National Park that encompasses the "Three Beauties" peaks and the most easterly points of the Altai Mountains. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Day 3. Khongor sand dunes and camel ride
After breakfast, drive to Khongor sand dunes. These are Mongolia's largest sand dunes, reaching a height of 300 meters in some areas. If you want to try the two-humped Bactrian camels here is the nice place to ride camel. They are very comfortable to ride as they walk slowly and gently, and you will be well supported by the humps, sitting comfortably in between them. Our camel guide will lead you safely through the sand dunes. Plus, you will have an opportunity to visit a camel herdsman family to experience their lifestyle, culture and traditions. The sand dunes change color with each hour of the day, from yellow to silver to rose-color at (sunrise or sunset). Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Day 4. Bayanzag, land of the Dinosaurs
This morning, after breakfast we will drive to Bayanzag, (known as Flaming Cliffs where the first nest of dinosaur eggs ever discovered was found in 1922) a site famous for the remains of the Dinosaurs which lived here 60 million years ago. What a chance to walk around where the Dinosaurs once roamed and also get to know saksaul trees and other classic desert vegetation. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Day 5. Ongi Temple Ruins
After breakfast, we will drive to Ongi Temple the bend in the pretty river here marks the remains of two ruined monasteries: Bari Lama and Khutagt Lama. There was a large set of 28 temples that accommodated hundreds of lamas before the communist purges in1937. We visit this place with emotion to discover that the Lamas activities are gradually being reborn from the ashes by a small school where young monks are being taught again. Overnight in the tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Day 6. Karakorum and Erdenzuu
After breakfast, we will drive to Kharkhorin which was a capital city of Mongolia in 13th century for about 30 years, located in northwestern part of Uvurkhangai province of Mongolia. On the way to get to the Kharkhorin we will have a lunch on the open space of Mongolian countryside. We will drive forward to Kharkhorin after the lunch. 
One of the Mongolian most attractive monasteries Erdenezuu locates in Kharkhorin City. The Erdenezuu monastery is the most ancient survived Buddist monastery in Mongolia. The Erdenezuu monastery was built in 1585 by Abtai Sain Khan and the monastery was allowed to exist as a museum, the only functioning monastery was Gandan monastery in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. However after the fall of communism in Mongolia in 1990, the monastery was turned over the lamas and Erdenezuu again became a place of worship. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Day 7. Tour to Arkhangai province
Drive to Arkhangai province. Take a city tour of Arkhangai province and visit local museum. After that tour to Tamir valley will be quite exciting with exploration of attractive landscape composition of mountain, forest, grassland and rivers. Enjoy hiking and photographing. Overnight in tourist camp near legendary Taikhar rock. (B+L+D)

Day 8. Horgo extinct volcano and Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake
Drive to Khorgo extinct volcano and Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake. Khorgo is rich in beautiful scenery of mountains, cliffs, rapid streams, rivers, lakes, extinct volcanoes, green forests and pastures, where the long-haired yaks and horses pasture.  It's surrounded by the Khangai Mountains, which reach as 3000 meters above the sea level. If you wish, we can ride horse around the area. Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake is an astonishingly beautiful lake with relatively pure fresh water. Also it’s a good spot for bird watching and photographing. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Day 9. Drive to Zuun lake
After breakfast we will drive Zuun lake which is little salt lake surrounded by pine tree forest and situated about 2000 meters above sea level.  Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Day 10. Tour to Murun town
After breakfast drive to Murun town, the capital of Huvsgul province and eat our lunch here. Then continue our trip to Huvsgul Lake. Relax in tourist ger camp. (B+L+D)

Day 11. Huvsgul National Park
You will have 1 day for relaxing and enjoying in the end of tour. You have opportunity to trek to the lakeside & mountain for taking photos and exploring and enjoying the wildlife, flora & fauna of Huvsgul lake area. If you wish you can hire a boat from the camp. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Day 12. Go back to Murun 
On the way back to Murun visit a fantastic historical area including 2-3m high deer stone in Uushgi uvur. After that local museum might be interesting for you. Overnight in Local hotel. (B+L+D)

Day 13. Fly back to Ulaanbaatar
This morning before your return flight to Ulaanbaatar you will have a chance to check local market in Murun. Also in UB if you would like to do some shopping for souvenirs and cashmeres, here is the chance and later in the evening, we all attend a live performance of Mongolian National folklore. Overnight in the hotel. (B+L+D)

Day 14. Departure from Mongolia
After breakfast, you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport. (B)

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