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13 Day in central Mongolia and Life experience including bigger cities

13 Day in central Mongolia and Life experience including bigger cities
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Tour description
Tour name
:    13 Day Central Mongolia and Life experience tour

Start:               UB-back UB
Destinatoin:    Darkhan City, Amarbaysgalant Monastery, Orkhon City,  Bulgan City, Ogii Lake, Kharhorin/ancient capital/,  a visit Nomadic Famliy and experience of countryside.
Goal:               to get a taste of nomadic lifestyle spending several days with nomadic family. on the way, visiting through the top other cities of Mongolia
Duration:        13 days, 12 night

 

 

 

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
    If you feel you wanna have a deep experience of staying, living and riding horse at nomad for several days, this trip we're offering is the best. Another speciality of this trip is that you will visit by two cities which are considered as top cities of country after Ulaanbaatar. 
    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. 

    The trip, we offering you, will give a good chance to experience their tradition, culture. way of life and hospitality. Despite the warm welcome you will receive, there are several things to explore within central part of Mongolia. For example; spectacular countryside, vast steppes, rugged mountains, clear lake, and abundant wildlife and livestock.
     

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 the most of days of this tour, we'll spend a several hours on the road. Note: the camera with full battery, torch, and other stuffs/suitable clothing for horse/camel riding/. 
Overnight: at the confortable hotel

Day-1: In the morning our experienced guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel you stayed, then we'll start our wonderful trip  visiting to the Gandan Monastery to have blessing.
First site- Gandan monestary

Gandan is one of the largest monastery in Mongolia and of the biggest touristic attraction. It was built in 1838 by fourth Bogd Gegeen. This is the only monastery that could survive from religious purge of 19th-century and continue its original function.
The full name is Gandantegchinlen, can be translated as 'the great place of eternal joy'. Inside is main Buddha statue , 26m high and made of copper with a gild gold covering. It contains inside 25 tonnes of medicinal herbs, 334 sutra, and two million bundles of mantras.

The original statue was destroyed in 1920 during the communist purge, and actual one was rebuilt with donation of Mongolian people as symbol of Buddhist revival in the mid 1920's.

Then we leave UB to for the second largest Darkhan city, here we'll make short time city sightseeing tour.
Darkhan city
The city Darkhan was founded on October 17, 1961, as a second industrial center to reduce the migration pressure on the capital Ulan bator. To do so, the existing soum of the same name was dissolved, and its territory managed by the city authorities. Darkhan is the second largest industrial center of Mongolia. 
Darkhan Uul Aimag is situated in the agricultural heartland of Mongolia and it is the major agricultural producer in Mongolia with rich resources for agricultural development. In the Kharaa River basin there are favorable natural climatic conditions for the cultivation of cereals, vegetables, and especially potatoes. There are 35 agricultural companies and co-operatives in Darkhan Uul Aimag. This area contains 30,000 hectares of soil suitable for arable farming and 1287.8 thousand hectares for vegetable farming. Despite the development of the urban economy, local people continue to keep livestock. There are approximately 130,000 head of livestock in the province.

we'll head to Amarbaysgalant Monastery for the night.
Overnight in a tradional Mongolian Ger.

 

Day-2: The morning will be consacred to the visiting Amarbaysgalant Monastery.Then we are off to next city which is the third largest city of Mongolia. Here we'll make the sightseeing tour in Orkhon 
Orkhon Aimag.
Orkhon Aimag is one of the 21 provinces of Mongolia, located in the north of the country. Erdenet is busy working city that involves around the large copper mine, which employes about 8000 people and it is the lifeblood city. The province is named after Orkhon river. Up to one third of the population was Russian during the communist time, though now only about 1000 Russians work as technical advisers at the mine. 
Overnight in confertable hotel.

Day-3: After breakfast at the hotel, we'll go on our trip heading to the Uran-togoo /Nature Reserve/

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-4: In the morning after breakfast, we'll head to the destination where we'll be practicing nomadic life and experiencing civilization at the nomad land. 
Mongolian nomads, their origins and native land
In the first volume of the History of Mongolian People's Republic, the main historical writing of Mongolia, it is mentioned that in ancient historical writing about existence of a number of tribes of nomadic pastoralist in central Asia dates back to 3000 BC or Neolithic age. In fact, Central Mongolia is the native land of Mongolian Nomadism as the heart of origin of ancient human beings and animals. 
Mongolians chose nomadic pastoralism and developed pastoral animal husbandry in associotion with specific natural and geographical features of the vast rangelands of Mongolia. Forebears of current herder people were breeding livestock of five types adapting to the natural and climatic condition of Central Mongolia. In othes words native livestock population of five types, including horses, cattle, camels sheep, and goats were being raised and bred in harmony one another and nomadic animal husbandry relied only on natural rangelands. Our herders have created specific skills and knowledge for raising livestock on pasture only for all year around in certain regions of our country.
The true founders of Mongolian srcipt, books, writings, histories, religion, folk literature, musical instrument and three games of man are Mongolian herders.
As compared to other nation worldwide, Mongolian nomads and herder greatly differ in their physical caracteristics, biology, physiological energy, and physiological equilibirium as they have unique senses that enable them to be more connected to the enivronment, specific factors of virgin nature and severe continental climate of Central Mongolia. 
They can distinguish signs expressed by animals, rangelands and vegetations and it is said that they have a special physical connections with blue sky and motrher earth.
The most important quality of foodstuffs consumed by Mongolian nomads is nutritional food with higher fat content and caloric values. They have their own specific traditional methods for slaughtering animals, cutting their carcass, making jerky, and many other meals from viscera and others. Meals from dairy products are a kind of the traditional food and they used to comsume almost all year around. 

Day-5,6,7,8,9,10: On these days you will experience nomadic life, civilisation and animal husbandry according to the schedulses and programmes

Learn about things such as:

  • Making dairy products/cheese, yougeurt, cream, vodka, white beer/
  • How nomads exist 
  • Method of grazing animals on open pasture
  • How to set up traditional ger
  • Milking animals
  • Transport means of migration
  • Actual animal care or treating of animals 

Animal husbandry, including prenatal care and birthing

Things you will do on these days, such as: 

  • ​Horse-riding
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Swiming
  • Go collect fruits such as strawberry if the time is right
  • Take part to the milking animals and making dairy products
  • Herding animals
  • Experience a various things
     



 

Day-11: After breakfast, we'll say good buy to a lovely family and drive to Ogii lake.
Ogii Lake.

Ogii lake, located in the centre of Mongolia, is one the prettiest lake of Mongolia and has 27km squire area. Average depth is 6.64m, in some parts 15.3m, coastal length is 24m. The lake makes a nice overnight stop with plenty of camping spots.  This is a wonderful place for the birdlife and also popular for fishing. It is also perfect place for horse treck and to have boat adventure. 

Day-12: After having breakfast, we carry on our trip to the Else-tasarhai visiting through Kharhorin.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 ErdeneZuuKhiid, and there is little of interest in the town itself.
 

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. 

Overnight in a traditional ger

Day-13: Having stayed overnight at theElsen-tasarhai, we will drive back to UB. Driving time from Lake to UB will be majority of the day. All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your journee. Lunch will be served during the driving in the afternoon.

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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