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     You can see the Mongolian natural beauties that Mongolian highlights at this package. Destinations are so amazing and pure natural landscapes, it can help your photographing do the best.

     He is versatile photographer, his main specialty is pristine nature and wild animals. This is why Ganbayar initiated and is successfully leading the “HUREELEN” project aimed to create a repository where photos and videos of Mongolian nature and wild animals are kept.

    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.

 

Day 1. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar City tour.

Day 2. Baga Gazriin Chuluu

Day 3. Drive to Bayanzag– Flaming cliffs

Day 4. Drive to Yoliin Am /Vulture George/

Day 5. Drive to Khongor Sand Dunes

Day 6. Ongi Monastery

Day 7. Kharkhorin, ErdeneZuu Monastery

Day 8. Drive towards the Tsenkher Hot spa area

Day 9. Khorgo-Tiny Extinct Volcano/Lake Terkh

Day 10. Drive to Shine Ider – Jargalant Hot spa

Day 11. Drive to Khuvsgul lake

Day 12. Relaxing day at Khuvsgul lake

Day 13. Uran Togoo extinct volcano

Day 14. Drive to Amarbayasgalant monastery

Day 15. Back in UB. Shopping & Evening Cultural Performance

Day 16. Airport & Departure 

Day 1. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar

City tour. 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. Baga Gazriin Chuluu

After breakfast, drive to reach granite formation rock mountain Baga gazriin chuluu, Dundgobi province. Explore the area and photo safari. Overnight in the gert camp.

Day 3. Drive to Bayanzag– Flaming cliffs

This is the place that made the Gobi desert famous all over the world. During the 1920s, a research expedition led by American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews found dinosaur eggs, a rhino-like huge dinosaur skeleton, and a parrot-nosed dinosaur. Famously the explorer happened upon the find when he fell down a cliff. Bayanzag spreads across 8 km in a valley of the Arts Bogd mountain range. When the sun sets, Bayanzag’s cliffs are breathtaking in their beauty with red clay almost glowing.One might say only gasp, “it’s flaming” - which is how it gets its name.. Overnight in the ger camp

Day 4. Drive to Yoliin Am /Vulture George/

Drive to Yoliin Am and ger camp. Yoliin Am is a deep and narrow gorge in the Gurvan Saikhan Mountains of southern Mongolia. The valley is named after the Lammergeier, which is called Yol in Mongolian. The Lammergeier is an Old World vulture, hence the name is often translated to Valley of the Vultures or Valley of the Eagles. However, Yoliin Am is notable for a deep ice field. The ice field can be several meters thick by the end of winter, and is several kilometers long.

Day 5. Drive to Khongor Sand Dunes – Singing Dune

Camel riding and ger camp. The Khongor sand dunes are aligned from northwest to southeast. The dunes are 27 km at its widest covering 965 square km in total and reaching 800 meters (984 feet) in height. While the southern part of the dunes are rocky and mountainous, the central part is barren with no plants and the northern part has several oases. The contrast is amazing. On a windy day, the sand will rise up in a storm and you won’t see anything around you, but on a calm and sunny day it glows magnificently in the sun. The widest section of the Khongor is nicknamed the singing dunes, because when you climb them (which is a challenging hike), the sand will squeak under your feet making a singing-like noise. If you lie down in this part of the dunes, you will hear the sound close to that of a planethat is the sound of hot sand scrolling in the wind.

Day 6. Ongi Monastery

Drive to Ongi Monastery and ger camp. Ongi Monastery is a sightworthy monastery on Ongi river about 18 km from Saikhan Ovoo. Formerly one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia, it was founded in 1660 and consisted of two temples complexes on the North and South of the Ongi Gol river. The older southern complex consisted of various administrative buildings as well as 11 temples. The northern complex, built in the 18th century, consisted of 17 temples - among them one of the largest temples in all of Mongolia. The grounds housed also 4 Buddhist universities.

Day 7. Kharkhorin, ErdeneZuu Monastery

Drive to ancient city Kharkhorin and ger camp. 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. The monastery was damaged in 1688 during one of the many wars between Dzungars and Khalkh Mongols. Locals dismantled the wooden fortifications of the abandoned monastery. It was rebuilt in the 18th century and by 1872 had a full 62 temples and housed up to 1000 monks.

Day 8. Drive towards the Tsenkher Hot spa area

Drive to Tsenkher Hot spa Mineral and hot springs have been an important part of Mongolian traditional medicine. There are springs that heal and others for relaxation. The Tsenkher hot springs are located in the Arkhangai province at an altitude of 1850 meters above sea level. By the time you count to one, the spa effuses 10 liters of water. The water comes from deep reaching up to 90 degrees Celsius. Ger camp.

Day 9. Khorgo-Tiny Extinct Volcano/Lake Terkh

Khorgo volcano is dead volcano covered with basalt. The volcano crater of the Togoo Uul is 200m wide and 100 deep. Lake Terkh is a spectacularly beautiful lake with crystal clear water with an altitude of 2,060m above sea level. You can know beauty of nature – beautiful fresh lake with a lot of species of rare fish, bird singing, deer mooing, and nomad’s lifestyle. Explore the area, photo safari, horse riding and free hiking. Overnight in the ger camp.

Day 10. Drive to Shine Ider – Jargalant Hot spa

Drive to Jargalant Hot spa Beautiful forests of larch trees and thermal springs. Pinnacles of granites at 2260 m above sea level at the top of Tarvagatai Mountains offer excellent view of endlessness over the mountain range. Our journey will take us to Muren, a provincial town on the northern shore of the River Delger at an altitude 1283 m above sea level. After check-in at the hotel, we will drive 25 km west to Uushigiin Ovor for the ancient burial site with deer steles which date back 3000 years ago. Overnight stay at tourist ger camp.

Day 11. Drive to Khuvsgul lake

Continuing the trip to Khuvsgul lake. The Lake is the second largest freshwater lake in the Central Asia with 262m depth and surrounded by forested mountains. Explore the breathtaking shares of this beautiful lake, Motorboat – trip to the Island, photographing, swimming and fishing. Overnight in the ger camp.

Day 12. Relaxing day at Khuvsgul lake

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. Relaxing day, rent a boat. We will have a full day excursion to Khuvsgul lake. There live very unique forest nationalities called “Tsaatan”, who are living in branches tent in the deep forest and taking care for reindeers. Visit to the “Tsaatan” people ( reindeer herders ) in the deep forest. There is a great opportunity to discover local nomad’s lifestyle. Free hiking, photographing and horse riding. Overnight in the ger camp.

Day 13. Uran Togoo extinct volcano

On the way visit UranTogoo extinct volcano, there is an extinct volcano Uran Togoo. As the crater is cracked on the northeast, south, and northwest sides it resembles a trivet. The volcano was active 20 to 25 thousand years ago. A legend says that food, which comes from an area behind Uran Togoo mountain, is particularly delicious as God dropped holy water there. The legend also claims that fermented mare’s milk from front of the mountain is delicious because God dropped milk there. Inside the Uran Togoo crater there is a 1.5 meter deep lake. Soil around the lake is nutrients rich so you will see dense forests with larch, aspen, poplar, and birch. Many medicinal plants, such as wild onion, thistle, tulip, roseroot, cumin, and astragal grow there. Explore the area and photo opportunities. Overnight at the ger camp.

Day 14. 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 15. Back in UB. Shopping & Evening Cultural Performance

You will go back to Ulaanbaatar. Before dinner we will watch traditional Folklore concert. Hotel

Day 16. Airport & Departure

 

 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

3100$

2700$

2300$

 

 

    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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