Multi-Day Tour

Nomadic Mongolia (14 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Ulaanbaatar To Ulaanbaatar

Valid for Departures: 01 Jul 2018 - 15 Sep 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
TBD
None None
Day 1 Ulaanbaatar: There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
TBD
None Breakfast
Day 2 Ulaanbaatar: Spend a free day exploring this fascinating capital city. Enjoy the sights of UB and opt to visit to the Gandan Monastery, Bogd Khan Palace, and Zaisan Hill.
Day 3
Ulaanbaatar/Baga Gadzrïn Chuluu
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Ulaanbaatar/Baga Gadzrïn Chuluu: Leave the capital and head south through the steppe to the Middle Gobi. Visit the Choir Monastery before continuing on to a small ger camp not far from Mandalgovi, the regional centre. Additional Notes: Gers are traditional Mongolian tents made with wooden frames and layers of felt. The camps we stay at will have 4 beds per ger with mattresses, linens, and extra blankets. They have a central stove to keep the place cozy and a small table and chairs. Included Activities: Choir Monastery Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 4
Baga Gadzrïn Chuluu/Yolyn Am
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Baga Gadzrïn Chuluu/Yolyn Am: Arrive at Yolyn Am — a narrow gorge in the Gurvan Saikan mountains. It's an amazing place for hiking. Bring stable shoes and warm clothes, as some places are covered in thick ice year round. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 5
Yolyn Am/Khongoryn Els
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 Yolyn Am/Khongoryn Els: Drive to Khongoriin Els. Enjoy the activities the Gobi Desert has to offer— hiking in sand dunes, visit a nomadic camel-herding family and try riding camels. Included Activities: Khongoryn Els Sand Dunes Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 6
Khongoryn Els/Bayanzag
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Khongoryn Els/Bayanzag: Made of red sandstone, these cliffs and canyons offer visitors a scene of breathtaking beauty. Take some time to explore. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 7
Bayanzag/Ongiin Hiid
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 Bayanzag/Ongiin Hiid: Drive to the Delger Khangai Mountains area. Explore the ruins of the monasteries in the area. Included Activities: Ongiin Khiid and Hoshuu Monasteries Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 8
Ongiin Hiid/Nomad Camp
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 Ongiin Hiid/Nomad Camp: Enjoy a long drive northwest, leaving the Gobi desert area and heading into the Mongolian steppe. The nomads here live simple lives and move their cattle along the same routes their great-grandparents travelled hundreds of years ago. In the evening, have dinner together with your hosts. One of the best things to try is the famous Mongolian barbecue. Additional Notes: Depending on the size of the nomadic family and their gers, accommodations can be very basic, with minimal to no facilities. In case if nomads can’t provide enough space for our group, we will camp nearby (camping gear is provided). Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 9
Nomad Camp/Tsenkher
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 Nomad Camp/Tsenkher: The hot springs are about 30km (18.6 mi) from the Karakorum and are very popular with both locals and travellers. Stay in a ger camp nearby with options to visit the springs, go horseback riding, or chat with the locals. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 10
Tsenkher
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10 Tsenkher: Enjoy a relaxing time at the ger camp at Tsenkher Hot Springs. Visit the springs and soak in their healing powers. Opt to go horseback riding or hang out with the locals.
Day 11
Tsenkher/Kharkhorin
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11 Tsenkher/Kharkhorin: Journey to Karakorum, stopping at the beautiful Erdene Zuu Monastery. Destroyed during the Communist era, this monastery is slowly being rebuilt. Included Activities: Erdene Zuu Monastery Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 12
Kharkhorin/Khustai National Park
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12 Kharkhorin/Khustai National Park: Stay in Khustai National Park—home of Mongolian wild horses. Here, look for Takhi horses in their natural habitat. Included Activities: Khustai National Park (Khustain Nuruu) Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 13
Khustai National Park/Ulaanbaatar
None Breakfast, Lunch
Day 13 Khustai National Park/Ulaanbaatar: Drive back to the capital for last minute sightseeing. Opt to see a local cultural show, an excellent display of dancing and Mongolian throat singing. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 14
TBD
None Breakfast
Day 14 Ulaanbaatar: Depart at any time.

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Long after the reign of Genghis Khan, nomadism remains a way of life in modern Mongolia. But with so much to see and do here, it’s only natural that people would want to move about and explore. This adventure taps into the nomadic lifestyle embraced by almost 40% of the local population, travelling through ruggedly beautiful gorges and sandstone mountains in search of golden eagles, desert gazelles and the Mongolian horse. And when you’re not moving, you’ll experience local customs up close, ...

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