Central- Western Northern Mongolia

Mongolian Exotic tour

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 Mongolian Ulaagchnii Khar Lake has been protected as Strictly Protected Area since 2010. Mongolian Ulaagchnii Khar lake is located in the northeast of Erdenemandal soum in western plateau of Khangai Mountain Range of Mongolia. Mongolian lake is fresh water lake and one of the most beautiful lakes of the Mongolian country. We can see amazing sand dunes in the southern and northern parts of the lake. Mongolian lake is 23.9m long and 3.5m wide in average. Depth of the lake is 47m in the west 23-30m in the east and the deepest point is 57m near the Gatsaa. There are 2 big and small island called “Small and Big Avgash” in the middle of the lake of Mongolia. Mongolian 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 Mongolian lake. The clarity of the lake is 8m and colors are seen as green and blue emerald. Some migratory birds such as Whooper swan, Greylag goose, duck and others come to the lake in summers and other mammals such as deer, roe deer, fox, wolf, corsac fox cat, and marmot are seen near the lake. Along the shoreline of the lake, there are many eye-catching places in Mongolia. 

Type:

Classic tours

Highlights:

Ulaanbaatar

Khustai National Park

Elsen tasarkhai

Uvgun Khiid

Kharkhorin (ancient capital)

Erdene Zu Monastery

Hot Spring tsenkher

Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur

Khorgo Volcano

Ulaagchin Khar Lake

Tosontsengel province

Senjit Rock

Mukhart River

Murun province

Museum provincial

Khuvsgul Lake

Tsaatan Family (Reindeer)

Uran Togoo Volcano

Erdenet town

Amarbayasgalant Monastery

Adventure level:

Hard

Transportation:

Jeep japanese (Land Cruiser 80)+ Experienced drivers

Distance:

3580 km

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: Drive to Elsen Tasarkhai via Khustain National Park

 We will start driving to the Hustai national park. The national park lies in the foothills of southern Khentii mountain range. This is homeland of Takhi horses survive in nature by themselves beacause they have been reintroduced successfully to their homeland after 40 years of extinction. Currently, the number of Takhi has already reached more than 350. We will continue to Elsen Tasarkhai and visit at the temple Uvgun Khiid.Overnight in the ger camp.

Day 3: Drive to Hot Spring Tsenkher via Kharkhorin

After breakfast, we will visit the Erdene Zuu monastery and listen the chanting. Then we will continue our driving to the Tsenkher hot spring. 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 4: Drive to Khorgo Volcano and Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake

Breakfast is in the ger camp. We will drive to Tsetserleg town where we will visit the Zay Gegeenii Khuree monastery, museum and see the Holy Bulgan mountain. Have lunch in the local restaurant in town. Continue our driving to the national park on the way we will stop for the unique shape Chuluut River canyon for photos. In the early evening we reach the camp. Overnight in the camp. In the Khorgo – Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur Natural Park, we can also see and make the ascent of Khorgo Volcano that is an extinct volcano reaching its highest point at 2240 metres (1,39 mile), located East from Terkhiin Tsagaan. This easy 16-kilometres (9,94 miles) hike will lead you to the summit of this extinct volcano covered with basalt that was active 8000 years ago.  Khorgo – Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur Natural Park includes two jewels of Mongolia: Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur and the extinct volcano Khorgo.

Day 5: Drive Ulaagchin Khar Lake

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 Senjid Khad and Mukhart River

After Breakfast, we departure to Senjit Rock. Located 95 kilometres (59,03 miles) North Uliastai, the rocky formations of Senjit Khad have a 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 (19,69 feet) and 3,5-metre-high (11,48 feet) 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 typical of Gobi. Overnight at the local hotel.

Day 7: Drive to Murun province

Today we will continue the drive toward Lake Khuvsgul through the Khangai region of Mongolia, here one will definitely admire the nature beauty. Khangai region is beautiful mountainous area that is rich in wood, wildlife and rivers. We will have a lunch on the way. In the evening, we will arrive in Murun town. Overnight in local hotel.  

Day 8: Drive to Khuvsgul Lake

Khuvsgul Lake is located in the northwest of Mongolia near the border to Russia, at the foot of the eastern Sayan Mountains. It is 1,645 m above sea level, 136 km long and 262 m deep. It is the second-most voluminous freshwater lake in Asia, and holds almost 70% of Mongolia's fresh water and 0.4% of all the fresh water in the world. we will ride a horse around a lake, enjoy the Blue Pearl Lake Khuvsgul. There is an optional activities are kayaking, hiking, horse riding, meeting the Tsaatan people and visiting the Shaman.  Overnight in a ger camp.

Day 9: Drive to Uran Togoo Volcano

After an early breakfast, We will drive to the Uran Togoo mountain. On the way we will have lunch Picnic. After lunch we will continue our driving to the camp which located near the Uran Togoo mountain. In the late afternoon, reach the camp and visit the Uran Togoo mountain. Uran is an extinct volcano in the western side of Uran Togoo uul Natural Monument in Bulgan province, 80 km west of Bulgan town. Uran means "Artistic", Mongols named it so because its ridge of the crater is one of many examples of circles that arise in nature resembled a nice creature of a craftsman. Overnight in camp tourist.

Day 10: Drive to Amarbayasgalant Monastery

After breakfast, We wiil drive to the Amarbaysgalant monastery. On the way we will have lunch at Erdenet city. Reach the  monastery in the late afternoon.  The monastery was established by order of Manchu emperor Enkh-Amgalan Khan, to cherish and give respect to Zanabazar, his skills, wisdom, intellect and accomplishments. One hundred thousand langs (=3830 kg) of silver from the state fund were used to build a magnificently styled place for Buddha teaching and practice in honor Zanabazar. Originally, Amarbayasgalant Monastery consisted of over 40 temples built on the special terrace, surrounded by a wall, measuring 207x175m.  Overnight at the camp tourist.

Day 11: Drive to Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, we will drive to Ulaanbaatar.  After lunch, we will visit cashmere outlet factory and state department store for souvenir shopping. Traditional folklore performance in the evening. Overnight and relax in the hotel.

Day 12: Departure to the International Airport.
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