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Festival tour » Central and northern part of Mongolia including Naadam festival in Khovsgol

Central and northern part of Mongolia including Naadam festival in Khovsgol

Central and northern part of Mongolia including Naadam festival in Khovsgol
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Tour Description

 

Tour name:     12 Day Full Adventure of Jeep trip
Start:               UB-back UB
Duration:         12 days, 11 night:
Destination:     Central & Northern part of Mongolia
Goal:                Explore the naturel wonders of Mongolia and nomadic lifestyle on open steppe and local Naadam festival
Group size:      Min 1, max 21

 

Why do we love this trip

 

  • Learn unique Mongolian Culture
  • Discover Nomadic lifstyle
  • Spot Wild and Domestic animals
  • Visit and meet real Nomads
  • Feel true silence and wild nature
  • Enjoy fresh and clean air
  • See local naadam festival

    Mongolia is a quite big county -It is important to appreciate the landscape for it's vastness.  Rugged Mongolia is an adventure destination where travellers can see the tradition of the past still practised today by hardy nomads dwelling on the country's vast steppe and deserts. 

 

 If you're feeling adventurous, you can choose this amazing tour. This itinerary is for those who have time and the desire to really experience the country. And you will take part in local Naadam Festival nearby Blue Pearl Khovsgol Lake. Generally the most amazing festival is held in local areas.
Through this trip you will be amazed by some of mongolian highlights, for exemple:  Blue Pearl of Lake Khovsgol which is the land of thick forest, rushing rivers, sparkling lakes, rugged mountains, endless taiga and then the vast steppes of central Mongolia which is the heartland, loaded with both historical sites and natural beauty, with plenty of place to horse trek in forested mountains, camp by pretty lakes or soak in hot spring.

Note: this trip could be made only between june and late july/6.15-7.15/
 

Day 0:  We  will meet you at airport upon your arrival in Ulaanbaatar city/capital of Mongolia/ and take you to the hotel you choose. The rest of day is for you to get rid of fatique and enjoy a free day. Prepare yourself, on these three days of trip, you do need something important personaly such as confortable clothing for changeable weather, the camera with full battery, torch, and other stuffs/suitable clothing for horse/camel riding/. 
Overnight: at the confortable hotel

Day-2: We'll start our amazing trip visiting to the winter palace museum and then head out of city to Sand Dune of Elssen Tasarhai.
Elsen Tasarhai.
Elsen Tasarhai is something of an oasis. It is located in Erdenetsogt soum in Province of Overhangai and Bulgan. It happens being crossed by the main Ulaanbaator-Kharhorin highway neighbouring with the Khogno Khan /Nature Reserve/.  These large dunes strech for some 80km and are worth stopping off at for those who are not planning to visit the much more spectacular Khongoryn Els in the Gobi Desert. This is perfect place for camel riding. 

Here you will be riding camel through the charming sandy hill passing by fresh river and green land. Traveling by camel at the Majesty of Elsen Tasarhai might make for some awesome photos. 

we'll drive to Kharhorin for the night in the Ger camp.

Day-2: in the moring we drive to Kharhorin city and head to Orkhon waterfall
 This town contains one of Mongolian's top attraction /Erdene-zuu/ which is the oldest monastery in Mongolia and has been a regular stop on most of tour circuits. These things will take half-day.
Kharkhorin (Karakorum)
In the mid-13th century, Karakorum was a happening place. ChinggisKhaan established a supply base here and his son Ögedei ordered the construction of a proper capital, a decree that attracted traders, dignitaries and skilled workers from across Asia and even Europe.
The good times lasted around 40 years until Kublai moved the capital to Khanbalik
(later called Bĕijīng), a decision that still incites resentment among some Mongolians. Following the move to Bĕijīng and the subsequent collapse of the Mongol empire, Karakorum was abandoned and then destroyed by vengeful Manchurian soldiers in 1388.
Whatever was left of Karakorum was used to help build, in the 16th century,  ErdeneZuu monastery, which itself was badly damaged during the Stalinist purges.
The rather nondescript Soviet-built town of  Kharkhorin was built a couple of kilometres away from Erdene-ZuuKhiid, and there is little of interest in the town itself.

After all this things, we carry on our trip heading to the impressive Orkhon Khurhree /Water-fall/ for the night in the traditional nomad's Ger.

Orkhon Khurhree /Waterfall/
Orkhon valley is one of the top sights in central Mongolia. Orkhon river flows untill Russien border where it joins with the Selenge Murun/Bigger river/. It streches 1,120km. Orkhon Khurhree is located in the popular Orkhon Valley, better-known for its past rich history. Around three hours drive from Khujirt. Orkhon Valley had been formed by volcanic eruption. It is 22m deep. 
About 250m downstream from waterfall. 
 

Day-3: After breakfast, we carry on our tour following the road Kharhorin and Arhangai. We drive all way down to Hot Spring.

Tsenher Hot Spring 
This Hot Spring is situated between forested hills. It is getting really a popular among Mongolians and locals, and detour from the main road. There are ger camps running hot spring pools to which hot spring is pumped through the pipes from the spring source. The nature around the Spring is magnificent.

Overnight in a Ger Camp.

Day-4: After breakfast, we'll drive to Terhiin Tsagaan Nuur and Khorgiin Togoo.

Terhiin Tsagaan Nuur
The great white lake is located in the Tariat soum in Arhangai province, historically it was created by volcanic eruption. This is absolutely must visit place. The area of Terhiin Tsagaan Nuur is belonged to the natonal park. Now the lake, birdlife and surrounding mountains are protected. The fresh-water lake Terhiin Tsagaan Nuur is around 16km, east to west and 4km to 6km wide, north to south. Altitude is 2060m from the sea level. The lake is supported by ten rivers whose biggest one is Terhiin gol. The lake is excellent for swimming and fishing but should get permit. It is also pretty place to go horse riding and hike around.
Khorgo Uul
Khorgo Uul is an extinct volcano with 200m-tall. Located 180km from province of Tsetserleg neighbouring with Terhiin Tsagaan Nuur. Altitude is 2210m from sea level. The crater of extingt volcano is 200m, 70-80m deep, 30-36 degree slope. It was become Strictly Protected Area in 1965. This volcano and its surrounding lava field dominates the area to the east of the lake. It makes a great hiking tour from the bottom to the crater. There is the best view of region at the top of volcano. And it is possible to descend down to the bottom and walk around the rim of the crater. 

Overnight in a Nomad Ger.


 

Day-5:  This is a leisure day day of this trip. Start day a scenic stroll through the lake. Today you'll have the option to have horse riding to the extinct volcano or walking tour for hiking. We'll spend afternoon exploring the area and foresty lava field.
Overnight in a Nomad Ger.

Day-6: Having stayed two days in the White Lake National Park, we will head to the Shine Ider for the Hovsgol Lake. Today we have a long day of driving. Experience the best of the countryside on this over 6-hour drive.

Day 7: After beakfast, we go on our interesting trip to the Blue Pearl Khovsgol Nuur /one of the highlight of this trip/ passing by province of Murun. On the way, we'll explore an optional sight Uushgiin Ovor which is a Bronze Age Sight containing 14 upright carved deer stones. located 20km west of Murun.

Khovsgol Nuur/Lake Khovsgol/.
Khovsgol Nuur is located 101km from Murun province. The Hovsgol Nuur is amazing pure lake which streches 136km deep into the Siberian taiga. Khosgol Nuur is the deepest lake in Mongolia as well as the world's 14th largest source of fresh water. Altitude is 1645m above sea level . The lake has 2760 square km, 133.4km long, 262m deep. Historicaly the stunning lake was formed 7 million years ago. 

Overnight in the Ger Camp.

Day-8: today you'll enjoy a free day taking advantage of the range of activities and explore the best Khovsgol has to offer the best of own on this full day. Activity travels available include trekking, climbing, bird watching, horse riding, rafting and fishing.
For the good view of the Lake, climb up nearbyhill.

Day-9: today you'll enjoy a free day taking advantage of the range of activities and explore the best Khovsgol has to offer the best of own on this full day. Activity travels available include trekking, climbing, bird watching, horse riding, rafting and fishing.
For the good view of the Lake, climb up nearbyhill.

Day-10: Today we leave Khosgol lake heading to Uran Togoo.

Uran Togoo 
Uran Togoo Uul is located in Khutag-Undur soum of Bulgan province 80 km from Bulgan. Uran Togoo is the most beautiful extinct volcano for its outside appearance, containing lake on it and a complet crater. Altitude is 1686m , the rim of crater 500-600m and  50-60m deep. Now It is strictly protected area.

Overnight in a Ger Camp or Tent

Day-12: After having breakfast, we'll drive to Amarbaysgalant Khiid.
Amarbaysgalant Khiid
The monastery is located in province of Selenge positioning in the front of Burenkhan mountain. It is considered on of the top three Buddhist institution in Mongolia one of the few monastery in Mongolia that could survive from the purge of the 1930. Amarbaysgalant Khiid was built between 1727 and 1737 in Manchu style, by the Manchu emperor Yongzhen and dedicated to the great Mongolian Buddhist and sculptor Zanabazar, Whose mummified body was moved here in 1779.  
Overnight in Ger camp. 

Day-12:  Having stayed overnight at the monastery, we will drive back to UB leaving Amarbaysgalant. All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your journee. Lunch will be served during the driving in the afternoon. This day is for return to homeland and shopping for cashmere and souvenirs
Stay in the hotel

 

Things included in the tour

Things no included in the tour

All meals during the travel

Travel insurance

All entrance fee

Beverages

Sightseeing as per itinerary

Extra activity cost

Accommodation in hotels

Excess baggage charge

Transportation from airport /to airport

Single room supplement

English speaking guide [other language guide on request]

International airfare

Daily supply of bottled water

Any other things  which are not mentioned above

Ger camps

 

Occasional local /cultural show

 

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