Northern- Western central Mongolia

Mongolian Blue Pearl Tour

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Mongolian Senjit rock is located 1130 km west of Ulaanbaatar in the Erdenekhairkhan soum of Zavkhan province of Mongolia. Mongolian rock formations of Senjit Khad have a very interesting shape. After effects, the often violent wind coming from the Gobi Desert drilled the rock in several places and, in the middle of the rock, there is a natural 6-meter-wide (19,69 feet) and 3,5-meter-high (11,48 feet) arch. Mongolian rocky formation is located on top of a hill from where you’ll enjoy an amazing view of the whole area, with its desert-type landscapes typical of Mongolian Gobi.

Type:

Classic tours

Highlights:

Ulaanbaatar

Murun Town

Khatgal village

Khuvsgul Lake

Tsaatan Reindeer Family

Tosontsengel province

Senjit Khad (Rocky formation)

Ulaagchin Khar Nuur

Mukhart River

Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake

Khorgo Volcano

Arkhangai province

Zaya Gegeenii Monastery and museum

Tsenkher Hot Spring

Kharkhorin ancient capital

Erdene Zuu Monastery and museum

Elsen Tasarkhai ( Mini Desert)

Uvgun khiid Temple

Adventure level:

Hard

Transportation:

Jeep japanese (Land Cruiser 80)+ Experienced drivers

Distance:

2460km

Map & Destinations
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Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to hotel in the city centre. After lunch, we will start the city tour including Gandan Monastery, Chinggis Khaan square and surroundings including Parliament House, National Opera Theatre, Cultural Palace and House of City Council. Then we will drive to Zaisan Hill, which provides wide view of the Ulaanbaatar then we will visit Museum of National history with an excellent exhibitions such as Stone and Bronze Age, Turkic and Mongol Empire, rise of Buddhism and communist regime. Overnight and relax in the hotel.

Day 2: Fly to Murun town and Khuvsgul Lake

Transfer to the airport for morning flight to Murun, which is a small town of Northern Mongolia.  Upon arrival, we will start drive to the Khuvsgul Lake, which is known as the Switzerland of Mongolia and second the clearest lake in Central Asia. The Lake water is crystal clear blue, so that you can see bottom of lake when you are sailing and this lake surround by deep forest and magnificent mountains. After lunch in restaurant, we will explore the Khuvsgul Lake National Park. Relax and free time offers us the opportunity to explore the surroundings, hiking in the surrounding hills, swimming in the lake and enjoy the natural beauty of the region. Stay overnight at tourist Ger camp near shore of the lake.

Day 3: Tsaatan reindeer family

After breakfast, we will ride horses and ride to meet a reindeer herder family. Depending on your experience, we will select appropriate horse for you. We will meet reindeer herders and explore their life style, custom and sacraments. Reindeer herders practice shamanism and live in huts.  Tsaatans are the last reindeer herders who survived for thousands of years inhabiting the remotest subarctic taiga, moving between 5 and 10 times a year. In the afternoon is free time for you to be on your own. There is great opportunity to hiking, canoe, kayaking or just enjoy at wild nature to take photos. Also you can ride motor-boat around lake. Stay overnight at tourist Ger camp near shore of the lake.

Day 4: Drive to Tosontsengel province

After breakfast, we deperture to Senjit Rock. Located 95 km North Uliasta, the rocky formations of Senjit Khad have very interesting shape .In effects, the often violent wind coming  from Gobi Desert drilled the rock in several places and. in the middle of the rock,there is a natural 6-metre-wide and 3,5-metre-high arch. This rocky formation is located on top of a hill from where you'll enjoy an amazing view on the whole area, with its desert-type landscapes typi of Gobi. Overnight at the hotel local.

Day 5: Drive to Ulaagchin Khar Lake and Mukhart River

After breakfast, we will drive to Ulaagchnii Khar Lake , is located in the northeast of Erdenemandal soum in western plateau of Khangai Mountain Range. This lake is fresh water lake and one of the most beautiful lakes of the country. We can see amazing sand dunes in the southern and northern parts of the lake. There are 2 big and small island called “Small and Big Avgash” in the middle of the lake. Great Avgash is quite sandy and suitable place for the roedeer for their rebirth in springs, they habitat in the mountain in the autumn. Shoreline of the lake is rocky and has a lot of different peninsulas and bays that penetrate into the lake water. On the bottom of the lake, there are sand and mud and gravel, and some water plants occur on the shallow parts of the lake. The clarity of the lake is 8m and colors are seen as green and blue emerald. Overnight in camp tourist.

Day 6: Drive to Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake and Khorgo Volcano

After breakfast we will drive to Kharkhorin; an ancient Capital of Great Mongolian Empire and Erdenezuu Monastery. Kharkhorin was established in the valley of Orkhon river in 1220. 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. 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. Overnight in the ger camp.

Day 7: Drive to Tsenkher Hot Spring

After breakfast, we will  continue our driving to the Tsenkher hot spring. On the way, we will visit Zaya Gegeenii Bandi Monastery and museum. In afternoon, we will continue and enjoy the natural hot spring. Overnight in a ger camp. The sulphur springs of Tsenkher  emerge from the ground at 86C. The hot spring is especially good for skin allergy.We will relax in Hot spa for the whole day. It is a good treatment after every day long driving.

Day 8: Drive to Kharakhorum (Ancient capital)

After breakfast we will drive to Kharkhorin; an ancient Capital of Great Mongolian Empire and Erdenezuu Monastery. Kharkhorin was established in the valley of Orkhon river in 1220. 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. 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. Overnight in the ger camp.

Day 9: Drive to Elsen tasarkhai ( Mini Gobi Desert)

After breakfast, we will drive to Khugnu Khan Natural Reserve, a unique place with beautiful landscape; combination of a Gobi sand dunes, forests and mountains. Lunch at the ger camp. In the afternoon we will visit the temple Erdene Khamba Khiid which is 9 kms drive from the camp. Enlightened Bogd Gegeen Zanabazar, a religious leader, philosopher, artist and sculptor was founded Uvgun and zaluu temples for his religious teacher. The soldiers of Oirad nobleman Galdan boshigt destroyed the monasteries and assassinated the monks in 1688. We will visit horse breeder's family and experience drinking airag, the Mongolian traditional drink made by mare's milk. Overnight at the camp tourist. 

Day 10: Drive to back Ulaanbaatar

After Breakfast, we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar and we will visit Dinosauro's museum. After Lunch, we have department store and Folklore Concert. Overnight in hotel.

Day 11: Departure to International Airport
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