June 2015: An Introduction To Mongolia

Bayan olgii - Shiregt

27th of June – 11th of July / 2015,
(13th July arrival back into Australia)

Cost: USD 2,968.00 per person
share twin or double room (Land Only)

 Single supplement  Cost: USD 500.00 per person, approximately
USD 37.72 per day for a sole use room or Ger to the travellers self.
Minimum of 10 travellers / Maximum of 15 travellers

 

 Itinerary

Day 1. Jun 27th Ulaanbaatar.: Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, you will be greeted by your guide and driver. Transfer to a hotel.

Day 2. Jun 28th Ulaanbaatar & Hustai Nuruu National Park. 120 km: Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Gandan Monastery and National Museum Mongolia, followed by Sukhbaatar Square. Have a lunch in Mongolian restaurant War Memorial on Zaisan Hill for the full view of the city. Then transfer to Hustain Nuruu Protected Area. Visit the local museum. Lunch in a ger camp. Drive to Hustain Pike to see Przewalski wild horses in their natural habitat (5km). Return to the base camp and stay for overnight in mongolian ger. (B/L/D)

Day 3. Jun 29th Lake Ugii. 200km: Drive to lake Ugii in Arkhangai province. The camp is located on the shore of lake Ugii. A magnificent view and countless water birds will be at your doorsteps. Lunch, dinner, and overnight stay in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 4. Jun 30th Great White Lake 300 km: Breakfast at the ger camp and drive to Great White Lake. Have lunch on way closer by Tsetserleg. Drive further to the Lake. Stay overnight in a ger. (B/L/D)

Day 5. Jul 01st Great White Lake: Breakfast at the ger camp and visit Horgo Terhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park and its highlights such as climbing up to the Horgo dead volcanic mountain, visit cave and enjoy a time at the beautiful lake. Stay overnight in same ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 6. Jul 02nd Tsenkher Hot Spring. 200km: Drive to the Tsenkher hot spring. Visit Zayaiin Hure museum in Tsetserleg on the way. Spend the day relaxing in natural spa and walking in the surrounding forest. Please do not forget to pack your swimsuit for this day. Optional massage and beauty services are available. Enjoy the spa again after dinner. Lunch, dinner, and overnight stay in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 7. Jul 03rd Karakorum. 150 km: After an early breakfast, transport to Karakorum (50miles). Have lunch on the way. Visit Erdene-Zuu Monastery, once one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia, which was almost destroyed in the 1930s. Tour of the monastery grounds and several chapels with excellent examples of Buddhist iconography dating from the 16th century. Visit to the symbolic ruins of Karakorum, the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire. Transfer to the base camp for dinner and overnight in gers. (B/L/D)

Day 8. Jul 04th Ongi Monastery. 300km: After breakfast drive to south. Visit the ruins of once great Ongi Monastery, visit local restored temple and have a walk in the surrounding area. Dinner and overnight stay in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 9. Jul 05th South Gobi / Bayanzag. 150km: Drive to the world famous Flaming Cliffs or Bayanzag (saxaul tree forest of the Gobi). Explore the site of the first paleontological discoveries in Mongolia by following in the footsteps of Roy Chapman Andrews. Visit a nomadic camel breeding family and experience hospitality of Mongolian nomads. Enjoy a short camel ride. Lunch, dinner, and overnight stay in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 10. Jul 06th South Gobi / Khongor Sand Dunes. 150 km: After breakfast drive to Khongor Sand Dunes known as the Singing Dunes. A climb up to the sand dunes will be rewarded with a breathtaking view. In the evening observe a spectacular sunset, please prepare your cameras. Lunch, dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 11. Jul 07th South Gobi / Khongor Sand Dunes.:  A day the leisure. Visit Mongolian family and have a camel ride for an hour. Enjoy the beauty of the area. (B/L/D)

Day 12. Jul 08th South Gobi / Yol Valley. 220km: Drive further south. Arrive at the Three Beauties of the Gobi National Park. Spend the day on an excursion to Yol Valley hiking and enjoying stunning photographic opportunities. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 13. Jul 09th Tsagaan Suvarga. 280 km: After breakfast visit ruins of Sum Khukh Burd Temple. Continue driving to Tsagaan Suvarga, a fascinating white lime stone cliff which resembles a stupa. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight stay in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 14. Jul 10th Middle Gobi. 280 km: Early morning begin your journey to Baga Gazriin Chuluu, a unique formation of rocks. Visit ruins of an ancient temple and explore the area. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 15. Jul 11th Ulaanbaatar. 220 km: Early morning begin your journey back to Ulaanbaatar. Arrive at the Chinggis Khuree ger camp which is just 10 km to airport after lunch. Have a leisure time to showering and get ready for departure. Have a farewell dinner in the ger camp and relax in the ger until departure time. (B/L/D)

Tour includes:

  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • English speaking guide at all times.
  • Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar such as Ramada or similar
  • In the countryside all lodging will be in ger camps.
  • All meals are provided as stated in the itinerary.
  • Ground transportation: in the countryside by a chauffeur driven 4WD jeep, bus in the city area.
  • Park entrance fees
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • 1 liter of drinking water per day per person

 

LAND ONLY Package price DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Hotel extras, such as personal items of telephone calls, bar bills and laundry services, travel insurance, medical insurance, visa application fees, alcoholic beverages, personal expenses such as IDD call, internet, laundry, items of a personal nature, gratuity to local guides and drivers, airfare or train ticket, airport taxes, excess baggage charges (over 44pound / 20kilo), changes of arrival/departure flights, additional services, any charges of major force beyond our control (e.g. imposition, quarantine restrictions, etc…); optional excursions unless stated in your itinerary, etc…

AIRFARE as at 25th March 2014: Subject to change once fares are released (around November 2014) for this period of travel in June-July 2015. This fare is based on services of Korean Airlines flying Sydney-Seoul-Ulaanbaatar-Seoul-Sydney. Expected cost is approximately AUD 1,770.00 per adult person plus port taxes and fuel surcharges amounting to AUD 499.00 = total AUD 2269.00. This is the expected cost for 2015 but subject to the special fares releases later this year (2014)

 

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