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EASTERN MONGOLIAN ADVENTURE TOUR

A traditional Mongolian ger image.

3 Nights in gers

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Tour grade: Easy & moderate

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12 Nights / 13 Days

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5 Nights in a tent

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4 Nights at 3* hotels

TOUR OVERVIEW

Mongolia is one of the last places on Earth, with vast expanses of untouched land and little to no evidence of human influence. For centuries, traditional local herders have been following their domestic animals in search of good pastureland, moving from place to place based on changing seasons and rainfall. Similar to people, most of the wildlife pursue a similar nomadic lifestyle, roaming a territory the size of Alaska without any discernable migratory patterns. The eastern steppes of Mongolia, known as Dornod, are vast grasslands seven times the size of Serengeti.

They are inhabited by Mongolian white-tailed gazelles, the largest hoofed-mammal population outside the African continent. The best way of exploring this large, open landscape is to travel overland. Join us on this exceptional adventure through the Mongolian steppe, passing through the land of ancient volcanoes and entering the mystic Gobi Desert, stopping by old monastery ruins and present-day places of worship for local peoples.

Tour Highlights & Destinations

  • Travel to the eastern three provinces of Mongolia for the most comprehensive exploration of unique ecosystems;

  • Drive through the endless plains of eastern Mongolia and experience the skyline like never before;

  • Learn about local plants and trees, including medicinal plants.

  • Discover the battlegrounds of the 1939 war with Japan, known as the “Nomunkhan incident.”

  • Enjoy meeting local Mongolians and join them over dinners at their homes.

  • Explore the Ikh Nart and Gobi’s lesser-known sites and sounds.

  • Enjoy camping in the hands of expert expedition staff.

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Day 1. Arrival Day & City Tour (L)

On this day, we will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel***. 

If you want, you can rest for a while, and then we will start a city tour. 

We will visit 

- Chinggis Khan Museum

- Mongolian National History Museum

- Gandan-Tegchlen Monastery

- Zaisan hill from the hill, you can see the whole city. Afterward, we will see a traditional Mongolian folk concert and then dinner, and we will drop you off at your hotel.

Choibalsan hot, dornod province.

Day 2. Drive to Tsoibalsan town, Dornod Province (B/L/D)

In the morning, transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to the Eastern Steppe town of Choibalsan. Eastern Mongolia is now home to the world’s last remaining wilderness steppe ecosystem, and such animals as the Mongolian white-tailed gazelle and a host of rare birds are found in the area.

Upon arrival, drive eastward to Lake Buir via the famous Menengiin Steppe (approx. 350 km). Overnight in tents. (Approx. 3-4 hours driving)

Buir-Lake and dunes

Day 3. Drive to Buir Lake (B/L/D)

In the morning, continue driving towards Buir Lake. We will stop at a border checkpoint to get our pass to travel in the special border zone of Mongolia and Russia. Enjoy a packed lunch along the way.

The eastern steppes are one of the flattest areas in the country, and the steppes of Menin are well known around the country as a representative Dornod province. We will have a good chance of seeing herds of Mongolian gazelle along the way. In the late afternoon, arrive at Buir Lake and overnight in tents on the bank of Khalkhiin River, one of eastern Mongolia’s largest rivers. (Approx. 4-5 hours driving)

Buir Lake and sunset.

Day 4. A leisure day at Buir Lake (B/L/D)

Spend the entire day on the lake, exploring the lakeshore, visiting local families, and resting. Buir Lake offers the only sandy beaches in the country, and because of its shallow waters, it is suited for bathing.

Buir Lake straddles the Mongolia-China border, with 92 percent or 566 km2 of the lake area in Mongolia and eight percent or 49 km2 in China. В A separate clause was even written into a Sino-Mongolian agreement on managing transboundary water bodies to hold separate consultations on Buir Lake fishing.

Buddha statue on the rock.

Day 5. Drive to Ikh Burkhad, Khalkh Gol (B/L/D)

We will pack in the morning and continue driving southeast, passing by the Ikh Burkhant, considered one of the largest Buddhist heritage sites in the country. A prominent figure of Buddha has been made on a hillside facing towards the sky, the only Buddhist architecture of its kind in the country.

We will continue driving south to our following camp site on the beautiful valley of Khalkh River, near Sumber village. Overnight in tents. (Approx. 7 hours driving)

A bird and lake.

Day 6. Drive to Tashkhai Lake (B/L/D)

Our journey will continue today on the eye-stretching eastern Mongolian steppe; there will be opportunities to spot some famous Mongolian gazelles. We will frequently inspect local flora and fauna and stop at a military outpost on the Mongolian-Chinese border for travel permission.

In the afternoon, arrive at the group of lakes known as Tashkhai Lakes, some of which appear or dry out, depending on the year’s rainfall. Overnight in tents at one of the lakes. (Approx. 6 hours driving)

small town.

Day 7. Drive to Dariganga (B/L/D)

Today, we drive into Sukhbaatar province, a land known for fast horses and skillful blacksmiths. It is believed that every Mongolian with a certain level of wealth should possess silver bowls or knife sets made in Dariganga.

We will have a chance to stop at Baruun Urt, the provincial center, to visit their museum and time to visit some of the local craftsmen. Overnight in local ger camp. 

Altan Ovoo Mountain and lake

Day 8. Drive to Altan-Ovoo (B/L/D)

Today, we will spend learning about both geological and human history. We will visit a local cave Taliin Agui, Ganga Lake, and famous Altan Ovoo – a small volcano, which is worshiped by locals for a long time. Altan means golden in Mongolian. It was believed that several hundred years ago the top cairn had a piece of gold on its top. Another volcano, which has lost its top during the eruption is known as Shiliin Bogd, holiest of the mountains in the area and it was here that Mongolian Shiliin Sain Ers or “brave men” rose against unjust rule of rich and pledged to punish the rich and give help to the poor.

The valley of Dariganga is strewn with ancient volcano craters. These volcanoes erupted long ago; wind and water erosion over the millennia have filled the crevices, creating rich soils capable of producing lush grasses for both wild and domestic animals inhabiting the area. Overnight at the same ger camp. 

Sainshand and a small building.

Day 9. Drive to Sainshand (B/L/D)

Today, we enter the Eastern Gobi region. Contrary to common perception, the Gobi is not a desert. We’ll make stops to inspect the Gobi flora and look for birdlife. This local word represents a unique natural grassland for herding livestock and camels. One must go a long way to find a desert landscape and habitat.

Drive into Sainshand city, situated on the Trans-Mongolian railway line, built in the 1940s and connecting to the Trans-Siberian rail line with China. Overnight at a local hotel.

temples and camels.

Day 10. Drive to Hamriin Hiid Monastery (B/L/D)

Visit the Hamriin Hiid and the local ethnographic museum. The Hamriin Hiid Monastery was established in the 1820s by the famous 19th century Mongolian lama educator and literary figure, Danzanravjaa.

An outspoken critic of the society, in which he lived, Danzanravjaa fought against the rigid class and gender distinctions of his day. He devoted great efforts to the cause of public education, which he promoted at Hamriin Hiid Monastery through the establishment of an inclusive public school, theater, museum and library. Locals believe in the positive energies of this place and it has become a place of local pilgrimage. We will visit the ruins of the monastery. Overnight in Sainshand.

three ibexes are at the top of the rock.

Day 11. Drive to Ikh Nart Reserve (B/L/D)

Today, we continue onto the Ikh Nart reserve. This beautiful reserve is about 300 km southeast of Ulaanbaatar in the eastern Gobi region. Consisting of a granite rock mountains and hills network, this area is a habitat for the endangered wild sheep Argali.

Several organizations, including the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Denver Zoological Foundation, and the University of Vermont, administer research projects in the park. We will have an opportunity to visit this project site and acquire first-hand knowledge about these animals’ behavior and ecology. Overnight in a local rustic ger camp.

Blue sky hotel in Mongolia.

Day 12. Drive to Ulaanbaatar City (B/L/D)

In the morning, we will continue to explore the park. After lunch, drive back to Ulaanbaatar. After a farewell dinner, we will overnight at the hotel.

an airplane is taking off.

Day 13. Departure (B)

In the morning, after breakfast at your hotel, we will pick you up from your hotel and drop you off at the international airport—end of the tour.

Thank you very much for traveling with us. 

INCLUSION 

  • Airport pick up & drop off service

  • Private transportation & fuel

  • Professional driver and tour guide

  • Accommodations which included

  • 3 Stars hotel in 1 night UB city 

  • 5 nights at tourist ger camp

  • Three meals per day (B/L/D)

  • All taxes & entrance fees

  • Sightseeing costs 

  • Horse & Camel riding                        

EXCLUSION

  • International transportation

  • Travel and medical insurance

  • Alcoholic drink

  • Tip

  • Meals in UB                                     

TOUR PRICE 

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PS: Price for children aged

2-12 get discounted.

Infants travel free with their equipment.

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