Through Mongolia, An Overland Adventure (12n/13d)

This trip takes in some of Mongolia's most scenic sites

This trip takes in some of Mongolia’s most scenic sites

Day 1. Ulaanbaatar/Middle Gobi
Upon arrival, visit Baga Gazryn chuluu rocks and Sum Huh Burd on the way, after lunch visit to Sangyn Dalai Temple, built on the occasion of Dalai Lama’s first visit to Mongolia in 19th century and Tsogt Taij rock inscriptions dated back to the 16th century. Overnight in gers at base camp.

Day 2. Middle Gobi/South Gobi
Upon arrival at base camp, excursion to Eagle Valley National Park for trek and opportunity to photograph the stunning landscape, “Gobi Glacier” and intriguing wildlife. Picnic lunch in National Park. Leisure hiking. Return to base camp. Dinner and free time. Overnight in gers. Overnight at base camp.

Day 3. Base Camp/Hongoryn Gol
Drive Hongoryn Gol via Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs), dinosaur fossils site. Upon arrival at Hongoryn Gol, hiking to Hongor Els Sand dunes for exploring habitant of Argali sheep (desert wild sheep), Ibex (desert wild goat), gazelles and overnight in camping tents.

Day 4. Hongoryn Gol/Hermyn Tsav
Drive to Hermyn Tsav, a newly discovered dinosaur site. In the afternoon, easy trekking in Hermyn Tsav for exploring the dinosaur fossils site & wildlife. Overnight in tents.

Day 5. Hermyn Tsav/Orog lake
Drive to lake Orog. En route, while crossing mountains of Ikh Bogdo and Baga Bogdo, enjoy a chance to visit local nomads to explore their lifestyle. Arrive at Orog lake for exploring birdlife and free hiking. Overnight in tents.

Day 6. Orog lake/Baruun Bayan lake (Mt. Bogdo)
Drive to Mt.Bogdo. Upon arrival, climb Mt.Bogdo for wildlife watching and photo safari. En route, visit local goat breeder’s camp. Overnight in tents.

Day 7. Baruun Bayan/Terhyn Tsagaan lake
Driving to lake Terhyn Tsagaan, a fresh water lake with an abundance of birds and wildlife around. Camping at Choidog Borgio. Dinner and overnight in the tents. Evening, easy trekking for photo safari and fishing.

Day 8. Terhyn Tsagaan/Ugii lake
Start driving to Lake Ugii with free stops on the way for horse riding and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife. Arrive at Lake Ugii camping site. In the evening, hiking around the lake and enjoy watching the birds. Dinner and overnight in the tents.

Day 9. Ugii lake/Hujirt village
Drive to Hujirt village, a popular spa camp site, en route explore Orhon River valley for historic site of 13th century. Arrive at Hujirt for overnight at base camp

Day 10. Hujirt/Karakorum.
Drive to Karakorum via Shanh Monastery. Upon arrival in Karakorum, tour Erden Zuu Monastery & symbolic ruin of Genghis Khan Capital. Overnight at base camp.

Day 11. Karakorum/Bayangobi.
Arrive in Bayangobi in the early afternoon. Visit to a horse-breeder’s camp to see the making of airag (the fermented mare’s milk) and horseback riding. Overnight at Bayangobi ger camp.

Day 12. Bayangobi/Ulaanbaatar.
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to hotel. Tour the Museum of Natural History with its splendid collection of dinosaur exhibits. Dinner at hotel. Evening tour of Ulaanbaatar, including the War Memorial at Zaisan if time permits. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13. Ulaanbaatar
Breakfast at hotel. Visit to Gandan and Janraisag. Transfer to airport for departure.

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