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A Land of Mystic Serene Steppes

Destination: Tuv, Selenge, Bulgan, Arkhangai and the Gobi

Hot spots: Amarbayasgalant Monastery, Ugii Lake, Kharkhorin, Ruins of Ongi Monastery, Khongor sand dunes and Flamming Cliffs,   

Lengths: 13 nights/14 days

Adventure level: Moderate

Total driving km: 3100 km

Vehicle type: drive-fly, (4 wheel driving Japanese jeep)

Season: May 15 – September 15

Day 01. Nation’s Capital - Ulaanbaatar

You will start your tour in Mongolia with a meeting of a professional EasyTour team at the “Chinggis Khan” international airport and will be transfered to the one of the best quality hotels in the downtown of Ulaanbaatar. After loosen up from your flight, we start our first day roaming excursion around Ulaanbaatar, the nation’s capital starting from Sukhbaatar square. This smooth square is spirit of the capital and famous for its surroundings including Parliament House, National Opera Theatre, Cultural Palace and House of City Council. Our next move is Zaisan Hill; the cute small hill provides wide open view of the Ulaanbaatar. From there we visit the Natural History Museum which is well-known for its precious findings of Dinosaur eggs and bones. After busy afternoon, we will witness fascinating performance of traditional folk songs, throat singing, beautiful melody of horse-headed fiddle, ethnic dances and arty contortion. Peaceful overnight in the hotel.

Day 02. Ulaanbaatar/Amarbayasgalant Monastery

After breakfast and we start our adventure tour to cross Mongolia. We ride to the direction of north to the Amarbayasgalant Monastery. On the way we witness the forest steppe landscape with Siberian larch, birch and willow. We drive by Darkhan town, the second largest town of Mongolia and lunch there. Our day highlight is Amarbayasgalant Monastery-the Monastery of Tranquil Felicity, once one of the three largest Buddhist centers in Mongolia, is located near the Selenge River. It is one of the most impressive and startling place and was built between 1727 and 1736 by Zanabazar, the first Bogd Khaan Undur Gegeen Zanabazar, a religious and cultural; leader. Unlike other monasteries Amarbayasgalant shows great class of style. The overall design is Chinese despite some Mongolian and Tibetan influence. Amarbayasgalant monastery is a 2 storey building that covers an area of 87 hectares. In the early 1900s, the 8000 monks were practiced Buddhist philosophy, astrology and medicine. In 1937, all high ranked monks and religious leaders and intellectuals were executed and holy monastery Amarbayasgalant was abandoned for 50 sad years. Overnight in the ger camp.

Day 03. Bulgan province

We continue our journey to Bulgan province. The most of the province is green with thick forests and magnificent pastureland. More than one million livestock feed on these grasses. Arid steppe lands dominate the southern part of the province. Agriculture is facilitated by the presence of fertile soils, wide valleys and low mountains and gentle slops. Bulgan province is famous for its horsemanship and taste of Mongolian traditional drink airag – fermented mare’s milk. We experience everyday life of horse breeder’s family and taste the airag. Overnight in a ger camp.

Day 04. Ugii Lake

having peaceful breakfast in the camp, we start our ride to Ugii Lake  that is located at the edge of Bulgan province. This amazing lake has 27km sq with average depth 7m. Delicate sand, whetstone coast and soft wave offer fantastic opportunity for bird watching, boating, kayaking, swimming, fishing and sunbathing. There are 150 species of rare migrated birds and 14 species of fish belonged to North Atlantic Ocean. The lake will be one of the hot spots of your tour in Mongolia. Overnight in the ger camp near the lake.

Day 05. Kharkhorin/Erdenezuu Monastery

Late and relaxed breakfast at the camp and we start driving to the Turkish stone site of Khushuu Tsaidam. Khushuu Tsaidam are made up of four memorial complexes including those erected in honor of Bilge Khan, a famous leader of Turkic Empire (d.734) and Kul Tegin, a general of Turkish army (d. 731). These memorials are the most important known archeological remains of the Turkic Empire which extende across Central Asia in the 6-8 centuries AD. Then we drive to the Shankh Monastery, the oldest monastery in Mongolia, founded in 1647 by Zanabazar, a revered sculptor, politician, religious teacher, diplomat and living Buddha, who became Mongolia’s first Bogd Khaan. Known as the West Monastery, it was one of the foremost seats of Buddhist teaching and practice in the country for almost three centuries. Shankh Monastery consisted of several schools specialized in Tantric rituals, philosophy and astrology. In 1937, the monastery was closed, its temples burned and monks were executed or sent to labor camps in Siberia. Overnight in the ger camp in Kharkhorin.

Day 06. Kharkhorin/Tsenkher hot spring

After breakfast we have a full busy day excursion around Kharkhorin; an ancient Capital of Great Mongolian Empire and main treasure of Mongolian Buddhism, an Erdenezuu Monastery. Kharkhorin was established in the valley of Orkhon river in 1220. It was one of the stop points of legendary Silk Road for 140 years. Kharkhorin played significant role in Mongolian history and was a capital city of Mongolian Great Empire until Khubilai Khaan, a grandson of Chinggis Khaan moved the capital to Beijing of Yuan Dynasty. We witness the almost 800 years old worshipping Turtle Rock near the temple. Erdenezuu Monastery – the first Buddhist monastery was founded by Avtai Sain Khaan, descendant of Chinggis Khaan, on the ruins of Kharkhorin in 1586. The monastery is surrounded by beautiful looking white walls with 108 stupas. For centuries it was a spiritual and intellectual centre of Mongolia and there are extraordinary collection of Buddhist paintings, priceless religious objects, special dresses for Tsama religious dance and excellently made Buddhist iconography with true Mongolian and Tibetan style. Then we drive to Tsenkher hot spring, a sulphur spring that emerges from the ground at 85 Celsius degree, were outfitted for visitors in 1996. The facility includes outdoor and indoor baths, showers and accommodations. Overnight in the ger.

Day 07. Orkhon Waterfall

We start to discover a land of Mongolian ancient khans and aristocrats: Orkhon river and its valley, the valley contains mystery of Mongolian history. The interesting and essential historical events were happened here through the many centuries.  On the way we see pleasing Khangai mountain scenery with lots of gorgeous Alpine wild flowers and pine tree forests. Furthermore, we witness hundreds of horses, yaks and cattle herds which peacefully graze in the green meadows between the mountains and the nomads. In the afternoon we visit the picturesque Orkhon waterfall which is situated in the Orkhon river, that flows an 1120km; the longest river in Mongolia. The local name of the waterfall is Ulaan Tsutgalan and the height is 24m, waterfall was formed by a unique combination of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes about 20 000 years ago. The water level of the waterfall depends on the rainfall. Hiking opportunities to the bottom of the gorge. Overnight in the ger camp.

Day 08. Khujirt hot spring/Ruins of the Ongi Monastery

After breakfast we start our ride to Khujirt resort which is situated on the bank of Khujirt river at 1758m above the sea level. The Khujirt resort is famous for its therapeutic magic for kidneys, joints and various traumas among Mongolians. The temperature varies from +40 to 55 degrees Celsius. There is a wonderful story about deer that related to the magic water. In the afternoon, we drive to the direction of the ruins of Ongiin Khiid Monastery. We visit the story telling ruins of monastery and small local ger museum up there and experience a stunning sunset from the top of a nearby hills. Overnight in the ger camp.

Day 09. Bayanzag/Flamming Cliffs

Today is a day to explore the place called Bayanzag known  as a Flamming Cliffs to the world. Through the journey we witness the dramatic changes of steppe landscape to the arid desert including camel herds and herding families. Picnic lunch on the soil of Gobi. In the afternoon we arrive in the ancient red rock creation, Bayanzag formed 60-70 million years ago, famous as Flamming Cliifs named by Roy Andrew Chapman, an American explorer who visited Mongolia in 1920s. The striking red Bayanzag cliffs have dinosaur fossils, eggs and bones all over the place and neighbored by bushy Saxual tree forests. We do trekking around surrounding areas and overnight in the ger camp.

Day 10. Khongoriin Els Sand Dunes/Khongor River

We start driving to the sand dunes. The ride is through amazing desert scenery with plain, stony and sandy landscape; arid land vegetation, countless interesting rock structure and herds of speedy wild antelopes across the land of desert. We will reach the dunes in the afternoon. Afternoon will be full of sand dunes, here we spot marvelous Khongoriin Els dunes that stretch for an extraordinary 180 kms, sometimes as wide as 7-20km. The dunes lie on the northern part of beautifully formed mountain range Servei and Zuulun. The sound of masses of wind-blown sand can be heard from the long distance. This sound is so melodic so 200m high sand dunes called as “Singing Dunes” or “Sand that sings”. There is an oasis called Khongor river with stunning greenery in the summer. Here we have an opportunity to ride two humped Bacterian camel named by locals “Living Dinosaurs” and “Prince of Gobi” and see camel breeder’s every day life. Overnight at the ger camp.

Day 11. Yol Valley/Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park

After breakfast we drive to the majestic Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park where we will enjoy incredible “Yol Valley”. which iis the uniqueness of your tour in Mongolia.  In the afternoon we will explore the valley. The valley is the unusual narrow canyon of a river that flows through the Zuun Saikhan Mountain. The sheer rock walls stand 200m and the canyon has stunning green meadows with thick glacier layer that is deeply set between the walls. During the summer rainfall water runs from the top of the walls forming waterfalls. We can trek along the canyon and may have an opportunity to glimpse rarely found wild sheep Argali, mountain goat Ibex and Yol Lammergeier. Overnight in the ger camp.

Day 12. South Gobi/Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast we relax and enjoy the Gobi sun shine then transfer to airport to catch our flight to Ulaanbaatar; a capital city of the nation. We transfer to hotel and well deserved relax and hot showers. Relaxing dinner and overnight in the hotel.

Day 13. Ulaanbaatar

We start our last but unforgettable tour from the Gandan Monastery a heart of Mongolian yellow head Buddhism. We will experience the sense of Buddhism in Mongolia and see the outstanding and impressive 24m golden plated statue of Buddha; Megjid Janraiseg. This monastery is the largest and most important monastery of Mongolia with 500 monks. Then we head to the Choijin Lama Museum. This attractive looking monastery was built in 1908 for the Choijin Lama (monastic title), Luvsankhaidav, the state oracle and younger brother of the eighth Bogd Gegeen. The temple is now a museum preserving the elaborately decorated interiors and containing a rich collection of other Mongolian Buddhist sculpture and painting. It has several gilded bronze statues, impressive sculptures of the major Mongolian and Tibetan incarnations of the Buddhist deities, and a striking array of papier-mache masks used for the Tsam dance ceremonies. Rest of the afternoon is for you with last minute shopping and scanning the rest of the city. Overnight and relax in the hotel.

Day 14. Departure

Our crossing adventure tour in Mongolia is now complete and we end up our adventurous journeys by transferring to the “Chinggis Khaan” International Airport with professional Easy Tour Team.

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Tour price
1pax 5199$
2pax 3183$
3-5pax 2902$
6-9pax 2502$
10-15pax 2364$
16+pax 2228$
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