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WESTERN & NORTHERN MONGOLIAN COMBINATION TOUR

a traditional Mongolian ger image.

8 Nights in gers

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Tour grade: Moderate

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16 Nights / 17 Days

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4 Nights in a tent

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4 Nights at hotels

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lots of buildings under the blue sky.

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 are going to start a city tour. 

We will visit 

- Zaisan hill from the hill, you will be able to see the whole city. 

- Gandan-Tegchlen Monastery

- Mongolian National History Museum and we will have dinner. Afterward, we will drop you off at your hotel.

Day 2. Flight to Murun, Khuvsgul Province(B/L/D)

After breakfast in UB, we will head to the airport for a domestic flight to Murun in northern Mongolia. It is a 110 km drive to the town of Khatgal on the southern end of Khuvsgul Lake. We will take a short hike to see the lake and then have lunch at the ger camp we will stay in that night.

After lunch, we will ride horseback for an hour and then walk to the Khyasaa mountain top. It is a beautiful area, the first of many on our trip, with fantastic views and a peaceful atmosphere. 

a man is sitting on grass and horses.

Day 3. Drive to Ulaan- Uul Village (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we will drive to Ulaan-Uul village. We will likely see local herders, gers, yaks, goats, cows, sheep, and horses living in the mountains and hills on the way. We will cross several rivers and streams and reach the Darkhad Valley in the evening.

 

The valley is named after the Darkhad tribe, which has lived there for centuries. The Darkhad people are very closely related to Khalkh Mongols, the prominent tribe of Mongolia, but they do speak their dialect and have their customs. We will eat lunch on the road and stay in the motel.

Day 4. Drive to Tsagaan Nuur Village (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we will drive to Tsagaan Nuur Village. We will visit and overnight at a local family's ger in Kharmai. We will eat lunch and talk about their nomadic life and culture. We also hike around the area and have dinner.

lots of people are riding horses and trees.

Day 5. Tsaatan "Reindeer herders"(B/L/D)

After breakfast, we will prepare for our horse trek through the Taiga region. A local family will have prepared horses for us. We will travel exclusively on horseback, as the reindeer herders' camp cannot be reached by car, and we will use pack horses to carry our luggage.

 

The trek will take us through the thick forests and mountains of the Taiga, a distinct ecological zone separate from the typical steppe. Travel time to the camp will take 2-3 hours. Upon our arrival, we will rest in a reindeer herder family's teepee. We will have dinner and spend time with the family that night, overnight in a teepee.

a yurt, horses, and greenland.

Day 6. Free day at Tsaatan's herding camp (B/L/D)

We will begin learning about the lifestyle of the reindeer people right at sunrise. After breakfast, we will see how they milk reindeer. These reindeer people have lived in this region, fishing, hunting, gathering fruit, and herding reindeer for many years. They practice shamanism and worship the mountain savdag (spirit).

We will observe their lifestyle and take in the beauty of the Taiga Mountains and the lake nestled in the midst of the mountains. We will also learn about the handmade goods that allow the reindeer people to maintain their culture and lifestyle and to prepare their children to receive an education in this unique environment.

a man is riding a reindeer.

Day 7. Return ride to Kharmai, Tsagaan Nuur village (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we will ride our horses back to the Kharmai Valley, where we will leave our van and driver. We will have lunch on the way and stay at Renchinlumbe village.

top 10 destinations of Mongolia.

Day 8. Drive to Murun Town, Khuvsgul Province (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we will have a 7-8 hour drive back to Murun. We will stay in a hotel that night.

amazing lake of Mongolia and blue sky.

Day 9. Drive to Oigon Lake (B/L/D)

We will set out early in the morning to drive to Oigon Lake near Tudevtei in Zavkhan province. Historically, Oigon Lake has been the setting of many wars for the independence of Khalkh Mongolia.

 

The locals say that there are up to 108 small lakes in the area surrounding Oigon. We will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the surrounding area while resting and staying overnight.

lake and sky.

Day 10. Drive to Khyrgas Lake (B/L/D)

The next stop on our trek is Khyargas Lake in Uvs province. It is one of the largest and most beautiful lakes in Mongolia. It covers 1.406 square kilometers and is 75 kilometers long, 31 kilometers wide, and 80 meters deep.

 

The brackish water has rare fish, such as the Mongolian Grayling. We will rest to enjoy the scenery and stay overnight near the lake at a ger camp.

a nomadic family with their eagle.

Day 11. Drive to Bayan - Ulgii Province (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we will continue heading west to Bayan-Ulgii province. We will have a lunch on the way. We will visit the Kazak national museum and stay in the Kazak guest house with dinner.

Altai Tavan Bogd National Park and Mountains.

Day 12. Altai Tavan Bogd National Park (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we will enter and explore Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. The park covers 630,000 hectares of land and has three large freshwater lakes, 34 glaciers, and several waterfalls. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Here, we will park our car and hike around the area. We will be camping in tents for the night.​

white river and mountains.

Day 13. Altai Tavan Bogd Treking - Tsagaan Gol (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we will drive to Tsagaan Gol Valley and see the beautiful view. Afterward, we will head to the President's cairn and have lunch.

On the way, we can see the Malchin Peak. We will either camp in tents or stay overnight in a nearby nomadic family's ger.

khoton khurgan lake and 2 horses.

Day 14. Khoton & Khurgan Lake - Eagle Hunting Family (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we will travel to Khoton and Khurgan Lakes. We will visit and interact with an eagle hunter's family and stay with the family overnight.

Statue of horseman in Mongolia.

Day 15. Drive to Ulgii Town (B/L/D)

In the morning, we will spend more time with the hunter and learn about the tradition of hunting with eagles. The eagle's eyes are covered until it is time to hunt, and it only communicates with its owner during the hunt. At some point between mid- and late-September, the fin feathers grow, and the eagles become strong enough to hunt and carry larger prey.

We will also have a chance to see a traditional tug-of-war game that consists of pulling a goat skin between two competitors on horseback. Having a photo of holding an eagle in your hand is a fantastic memory. We will drive to Ulgii. Overnight at a Ulgii Hotel.

people are dancing .

Day 16. Fly to Ulaanbaatar City (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we will do some sightseeing around Ulgii, if time allows, before our domestic flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Once you land, our driver and guide will pick you up from the airport and drop you off at your hotel or you can do some cashmere and souvenir shopping. And you will see traditional Mongolian folk concert. Farewell dinner, drop you off at your hotel.

the plane is taking off

Day 17. Departure (B)

This morning, after you have 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 for traveling with us. 

INCLUSION 

  • Airport pick up & drop off service

  • Domestic flight

  • Private transportation & fuel

  • Professional driver and tour guide

  • Accommodations  

  • 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

  • Dinners 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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