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JOYFUL FAMILY HOLIDAY TOUR

       Living in, visiting, touring Mongolia is all about freedom. Standing at the doorway of your ger, your tent, your lodge early in the morning, scanning the scenery spread out before you, mountain lakes and endless evergreen forests; open steppe dotted with herds of gazelle, welcome you to a new world of experience. Breathe deeply the fresh air of freedom. What surprising adventure the new day will bring is entirely your choice.

     Mongolian adventures and activities are dictated by the landscape. The forests and pristine lakes in the northern and north-eastern parts of the country offer wonderful fishing, birding, rafting and hiking adventures. The country offer wildlife watch, flower and night-sky-watch. But everywhere in the country one can find all kinds of nomadic adventures and activities and enjoy the liberating and breathtaking view of big sky and vast landscape.

      Our partner NGO the "National Nature Wildlife Conservation Society" works since 2013 on a Joint Project to establish the "Mongolian Nature and Wildlife Photography and Filming Archive". Therefore we make donations from travel Revenue showing Social Responsibility.

     We are glad to announce that by choosing our Agency you will contribute to the Protection and Conservation of the Mongolian Nature and Wildlife for future Generations, raise awareness and improve Education.

Day 1. Arrival in UB, City tour

Day 2. Drive to Amarbayasgalant Monastery

Day 3-5. Drive to Khuvsgul lake via Erdenet city, Khuvsgul lake tour

Day 6. Drive to Terkhiin Tsagaan lake

Days 7-8. Terkhiin Tsagaan lake, Khorgo Volcanic crater tour

Day 9. Tsetserleg town, Zaya Gegeen Monastery

Day 10.Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape - registered in "World Heritage Site" UNESCO

Day 11. Ancient capital Kharkhorin city, Erdene Zuu Monastery

Day 12. Ugii lake

Day 13. Drive to UB

Day 14. Bogdkhaan's Winter Palace museum, Shopping

Day 15. Airport & Departure

Day 1. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar

Check in at the hotel. Unpacking and getting rested. After lunch, visit the Natural History Museum and Gandantegchinlen Monastery. Back to the Hotel.

Day 2. Drive to Amarbayasgalant Monastery

Amarbayasgalant is one of the three largest Buddhist monastic centers in Mongolia. 

The monastery was established and funded by order of Manchu emperor Kang Xi or Enkh-Amgalan Khan to serve as a final resting place for Zanabazar (1635–1723), the first Jebtsundamba Khutuktu, or spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism for the Khalkha in Outer Mongolia. According to tradition, while searching for an appropriate site to build the monastery, the exploratory group came across two young boys, Amur and Bayasqulangtu, playing on the steppe. They were inspired to build the monastery on that very spot and to name it after the two children, Amur-Bayasqulangtu. Construction took place between 1727 and 1736 and Zanabazar's remains were transferred to a newly created temple in 1788.

Amarbayasgalant shows great stylistic unity. The overriding style is Chinese, with some Mongol and Tibetan influence. Originally consisting of over 40 temples, the monastery was laid out in a symmetrical pattern, with the main buildings succeeding one another along a North-South axis, while the secondary buildings are laid out on parallel sides. Ger camp.

Day 3-5. Drive to Khuvsgul lake via Erdenet city, Khuvsgul lake tour

Drive to Khuvsgul Lake Via Erdenet city. Mongolia is part of the Amur river basin that contains more than 300 rivers and 26 large lakes. The seemingly boundless Khuvsgul lake, which Mongolians call 'Mother Sea', has a secret trail that you can walk along. The lake is 2 million years old and makes up 0.4 percent of the world’s fresh water reserve. Its deepest point is 262 meters. During sunset, the lake looks like a clear mirror. When the sun rises the lake sparkles like the colors of the rainbow. Khuvsgul is the deepest and largest fresh water lake in Mongolia. 

Ger camp, rent a boat, visit reindeer family how to they live and riding reindeer.

Day 6. Drive to Terkhiin Tsagaan lake

Drive to Tekhiin Tsagaan lake. Locals say some visitors who came to the eastern shore of this lake gasp, “look at that huge white lake!” and so it was named Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur (“huge white lake”). A small island in the lake is inhabited by birds that build their nests and lay their eggs. Black geese and seagulls dive at depths of up to 5 meters to catch pike. In 2011, CNN named Terkhiin Tsagaan lake as one of the world’s best tourist destinations. The lake is surrounded by the Khangai mountain range and more than 10 rivers, including the Terkh, pour into the lake while Suman river flows out.

Days 7-8. Terkhiin Tsagaan lake, Khorgo Volcanic crater tour

Trekking to Khorgo Volcano via Terkhiin Tsagaan lake’s some beaiful area by horse. Academics have proven that Khorgo was a volcano that erupted twice 9 million years ago and became dormant. Khorgo volcano, 2240 meters above sea level, is the youngest of all the volcanoes in the country. Its pre-historic lava flowed 100 km to the east of the mountain, and to the Suman and Chuluut rivers. The crater slopes at about 50 degrees, its depth is about 100 meters, and its diameter is 300-400 meters. Inside the crater you may see large stones, the size of tables and chairs. Between the trapped stones of the Khorgo mountain, small cedar trees are growing with plenty of cedar nuts and berries. There are caves too. Three dormant volcanoes Bosgo, Khyar, and Suga are located 20 km from the Khorgo mountain. The Bosgo crater has a crack on its northwest side, and has a lake at its bottom. A rare type of diamond was found near a clay mountain in the area of Khorgo. Ger camp.

Day 9. Tsetserleg town, Zaya Gegeen Monastery

Drive to Tsetserleg town. The monastery is located just in front of the huge granite massif known as Bulgan Uul. Nestled amongst of larch and white birch trees, the area is protected as a nature reserve and is home to deer, wild boar and birdlife. It has nine different parts, or peaks, each named after one of the Nine Precious Stones and Metals; gold, silver, bronze, pearl, coral, turquoise, brass, copper and lapis lazuli.

The first temple of the new monastery-not including the temple built for the lama Sandui in 1631-was the Guden Temple, built according to local informants in the early 1680's. The Right or Summer Semchin Temple, directly in front of the Guden Temple, was reportedly built in 1684, and the Left, or Winter Semchin Temple shortly thereafter. In 1710 the Tsogchin Dugan, which became the main temple of the monastery, was constructed. Hotel.

Day 10.Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape - registered in "World Heritage Site" UNESCO

Drive to Orkhon Valley. A must-see place for those who want to walk the trails of the Mongolian Empire’s glory and fall, is the Orkhon Valley Protected area. For thousands of years, this area was the center of powerful empires. A stone statue with inscriptions dedicated to Bilge Khan of the Turkic Empire is the oldest remaining relic that proves their history. Ger camp.

Day 11. Ancient capital Kharkhorin city, Erdene Zuu Monastery

Drive to ancient capital Kharkhorin. Kharkhorin is located at the lower end of the upper valley of the Orkhon River which is included within UNESCO's World Heritage Site Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape. The location marks the easternmost foothills of the Khangai Mountains, where they meet the rolling steppe of central Mongolia.

Nearby are the ruins of the ancient town of Karakorum (also known as Kharkhorum or Qara Qorum) which, for a short time, served as the capital of the Mongol Empire under Ogedei Khan. Another Kharkhorin landmark isErdene Zuu monastery and its famous phallic rock. 

The Erdene Zuu Monastery is probably the earliest surviving Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. Approximately 2 km north-east from the center of Kharkhorin and adjacent to the ancient city of Karakorum.

Abtai Sain Khan, ruler of the Khalkh Mongols and grandfather of Zanabazar, the first Jebtsundamba Khutuktu, ordered construction of the Erdene Zuu monastery in 1585 after his meeting with the 3rd Dalai Lama and the declaration of Tibetan Buddhism as the state religion of Mongolia. Stones from the nearby ruins of the ancient Mongol capital of Karakorum were used in its construction. Planners attempted to create a surrounding wall that resembled a Tibetan Buddhist rosary featuring 108 stupas. The monastery's temple walls were painted, and the Chinese-style roof covered with green tiles. Ger camp.

Day 12. Ugii lake

Drive to Ugii lake. Ugii lake is a freshwater lake in central Mongolia. The lake, designated as a Ramsar Site of International Importance, is known for its fish and for birdlife. It is a stopover point for migrating waterbirds of the family Anatidae. Almost half the lake is less than 3 m deep. 

There are several ger tourist camps around the lake, as well an information and training center. Ger camp and rent a boat.

Day 13. Drive to UB

Back to Ulaanbaatar and relax at Hotel.

Day 14. Bogdkhaan's Winter Palace museum, Shopping

The Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan is located in southern Ulan Bator, on the road to Zaisan. It is now a museum. The palace is the only one left from originally four residences of the eighthJebtsundamba Khutughtu, who was later proclaimed Bogd Khan, or emperor of Mongolia.

Built between 1893 and 1903, the complex includes six temples, each one of them contains Buddhist artwork, including sculpture and thangka. It is one of the few Mongolian historical attractions which have neither been destroyed by the Soviets or the Communist Mongolians.[3] On display are many of the Bogd Khan's possessions, such as his throne and bed, his collection of art and stuffed animals, his ornate ceremonial ger, a pair of ceremonial boots given to the Khan by Russian Tsar Nicholas II, and also a jewelled regalia worn by the Bogd Khan's pet elephant. 

Then shopping and Lunch. Before lunch we will watch traditional Folklore concert. Hotel

Day 15. Airport & Departure

Drive to airport and help during check in at Airline

 

Tour starting:

 

 Start in Ulaanbaatar from the 1st Jun to the 25th Sep and everyday during 2016

 Tour price:  

  Person number

2-3

4-6

7-up

  Per person

2620$

2490$

2320$

 

 

 

  Services included in the cost:

 

 

  Services not included in the cost:

    Accommodation: Hotel, ger camp, tented camp

    International airfare

    Guiding and interpreting service

    Personal equipments

    Full board meals

    Optional activity cost, excess baggage charges

    Transport: vehicle 4x4 or minivan

    Sleeping bag

    Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks

    Single room supplement

    Museums and cultural performance

    Alcoholic drinks

    Horses and Camping equipments

    Travel Insurance

 

    An advantage of this trip is that you can travel through different zones while enjoying the vast open spaces with multiple natural contrasts within several days. It will approximately take 4-7 hours driving from one destination to the next. If requested we will stop on the way and you will be granted enough time for photographs or just a small pause. 4WD vehicles, mostly Russian minivans or Japanese jeeps will be used to take us through the infinite steps. Normally, 2-3 people will be in one jeep with their luggage. 7 people fit in the minivan with their luggage. Self-evidently all of our vehicles are insured and well prepared for the long trip. In the case of any damages on the vehicle, our drivers will prove their excellent mechanical knowledge, based on many years of experience, and do the repairs.

    Overnight we will be staying in tourist camps. It is nice to stay in said camps after hours on the gravel “highways” of the countryside. Most of the tourist camps are equipped with the Mongolian traditional dwelling “Ger” for the guest’s accommodation. The ger is a very convenient dwelling since it is simple to build and easy to dismantle as well. The dome-shaped housing is constructed with a wooden skeleton a felt cover and fabric on the outside. The Gers are heated by a stove and furnished with traditional wooden beds (with full sized mattresses 137x190cm) or hotel standard size beds with clean sheets, comforters, pillows and blankets. Normally, two to three beds are in one Ger. If the client prefers to stay alone in a Ger, there will be additional charges. The camp provides a restaurant/bar, toilets like you know from home and washing facilities such as a shower. The numbers of low-impact eco Ger camps are increasing. Since 2014 many Camp owners started to turn their camps into environmentally friendly concepts. We prefer cooperating with Ger camps that follow these core responsibilities and are able to provide the best services for our clients.

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