TTR Mongolia

4x4 Self-Drive & Naadam festival Tour to fundraise

Reviews

5/5

Price

From $310

Duration

19 days / 18 nights

Age range

18 to 80

Operated in

English

Group Tour

Shared accommodation

Overview

This is the best tour of the TTR Mongolia tour agency for fundraising for Mother’s new hospice project in Mongolia. ❤️ 100% of all booking profits will be donated to the development of the Palliative care in Mongolia project of Mother Earth NGO  You can get information about the project here 
#About_tour.
Mongolia is the most unique country in the world, with a picturesque landscape of the Gobi desert and Khangai.
Yes, Mongolia is a mysterious world for adventure seekers. The most amazing way to discover this world is to travel by self-drive.
Isn’t that magical?
We equipped our jeeps for a self-drive / Off-road trip. It also includes camping equipment. In addition to the tours we order, the participants of this trip, which are organized only once a year, register through our website for paste. So you can travel with your friends and family. In this case, the next members will be traveling at a cheaper. 

Included/Excluded

-Tourist ger camp ( 4 Flowers)

-Downtown hotel in Ulaanbaatar city

-Tent for camping

-Hot spa

-English speaking guide

This tour offers Vegetarian food option on request. Simply let our Customer Support team know the food option that you prefer.

-Airport transfer 

  • Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point.
  • Travel insurance is not covered in the tour price. You can organize travel insurance with your preferred insurance company. We recommend World Nomads, a company recommended by LonelyPlanet. You can check out the details here.

Tour Plan

Dear Travelers,
Welcome to Mongolia. Our team will pick you up from the airport to the hotel.
On this day, you have a very good night’s rest.
Overnight in the down town hotel
Meal: No
After break fast. Your guide and driver picking up you from at lobby of your hotel.
Sukhbaatar Square – Central point of Ulaanbaatar, government building, and Genghis Khan’s Memorial and other historical buildings nearby.
Gandan Monastery – is one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries in Mongolia; the main place for pilgrims and monks.
National History Museum of Mongolia – Great place to be introduced of Mongolian history, culture and ethnic groups.
After Lunch you will drive to Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex.
The Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, part of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex is a 131-foot tall statue of Genghis Khan on horseback, on the bank of the Tuul River at Tsonjin Boldog, where according to legend, he found a golden whip. The statue is symbolically pointed east towards his birthplace.
Overnight in the down town hotel
Meal: B, L, D
Today a very speciol day of your wonderful adventure.
This is Naadam day.
Naadam is a traditional Mongolian festival with religious, secular, political, and social ceremonies in honor of “eriin gurvan naadam” or “the three games of men”. These three games are wrestling, archery, and horseracing.
The festival has existed for centuries and is believed to have originated from simple hunting rituals. Naadam is celebrated across the country in the summertime, but the biggest and most well known events take place in Ulaanbaatar during July 11-13. Naadam begins with an elaborate introduction ceremony featuring dancers, athletes, horsemen, and musicians. But after the ceremony, the real fun begins.
Men dressed in traditional wrestling outfits take center stage and rile up the crowd. Then horses and their young jockies race to win first place. And finally, the deel-dressed men and women pull back their arrows as modern-day Robin Hoods. In 2010, Naadam was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
In the morning we will drive to the National Sports Stadium to watch the inauguration ceremony. The ceremony begins with the Mongolian president and features a colorful parade and several live performances.
We will stay for a bit to see the beginning of the wrestling and archery competitions, and then begin our drive to the horse races. These races take place in Khui Doloon Khutag, a spacious valley just 50 kilometers outside of Ulaanbaatar.
Here we will explore the area, watch the horse races and eat the traditional Naadam cuisine: khushuur. Later we will go horseback riding along the valley for 2-3 hours.
Overnight in the down town hotel
Meal: B, L, D
After meeting at your hotel, we will drive to Tsagaan Suvarga. Here we will see limestone cliffs with spots of bright red and purple minerals. From the top of the cliffs, we will look out along the badlands.
Tsagaan suvarga is a 60 meters high, 400 meters long cliff. 10 million years ago this cliff used to be under water. After the sea dried, because of the wind and other natural forces it eventually changed its form and colour. The different coloured layers indicates different time periods, if you look it from far away it looks more like an ancient ruined city.
Once we wandering around the gorge, we will get back to our car and drive to the campsite we will stay there for tonight.
Stay overnight tent in this area Or Nomadic families guest ger .
Meal: B, L, D
After having breakfast at the family, we will start driving to Yoliin Am, which is a deep narrow gorge in the Gurvan Saikhan Mountains of the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park, covering 70 sq.kms. There is a small natural museum at the entrance of the National park which exhibits a collection of dinosaur eggs, bones, stuffed birds and snow leopard. This place is also very rich by the rare plants.
After we seeing the museum at the entrance we will drive about 10kms to get to the car parking where we leave our car there and walk a head to the ice gorge and stream for a several kms. In the winter time, the stream freezes several kms into the gorge.
Overnight: Comfortable tent or Nomadic families guest ger
Meal: B, L, D
After having breakfast, we will drive to the sand dunes called Khongoriin Els. The Khongoriin Els sand dunes lie north of the Baruunsaikhan Mountain in the northern part of the Sevrei and Zuulun Mountains.
The Khongoriin Els is one of the largest and most spectacular sand dunes in Mongolia and they are up to 200m high, 12km wide and about 100km long. The largest dunes are at the northwest corner of the range. You can climb to the top of the sand dunes and then slide back down on the plastic bags. The views of the desert from the top are wonderful.
Climbing to the top of the dunes during the sunset gives you an amazing panoramic view of the surrounding desert, to the north lies the Khongoriin River.
Overnight :Tourist Ger camp
Meal: B, L, D
Today after breakfast, we have the option of riding camels around the sand dunes before lunch-time.
After having lunch with our host family, we will climb to the top of the biggest sand dune. Then you will camel riding an hour.
Overnight :Tourist Ger camp
Meal: B, L, D
After having breakfast this morning, we will drive to the Bayanzag which is an important fossil find have been made. It was given the name by American paleontologist Roy Chapman who visited there in the 1920s.
The area is the most famous place for finding the first discovery of dinosaur fossils. There is a picturesque saxaul forest the place is named after and colorful rocks which is brilliantly colorful.
We will visit Mongolian family there and will be staying overnight with their ger or Comfortable tent
Meal: B, L, D
After having breakfast in the family at the Bayanzag, we will head off to Saikhan Ovoo which is a small village in the Middle Gobi province. The bend in the river marks, the remains of two ruined monasteries, the Barlim Khiid on the north bank and the Khutagt Khiid on the south.
The monastery used to have about 500 monks and built in the late 18th century for dedicating the first visit to Mongolia by a Dalai Lama. The monastery was reopened in 1990 and the current Dalai Lama visited in 1992.
After we explore the ruins of the Ongiin Khiid we will drive to the campsite for staying overnight tonight at Comfortable tent
Meal: B, L, D
ou will learn our history
After having breakfast we will drive to Kharkhorin town where the ancient city Karakorum capital of the Great Mongolian Empire existed in the thirteenth century.
As soon as we get to the town we will visit the Kharkhorin museum. In this museum, you will learn our history and how was the ancient Karakorum city at that time during the Great Mongolian Empire.
Overnight :Tourist Ger camp
Meal: B, L, D
After having breakfast we will visit Erdenzuu monastery which is established in 1586 by Abtaisain khan on the foundation of Karakorum city.
Overnight :Tourist Ger camp
Meal: B, L, D
Overnight: Comfortable tent or Nomadic families guest ger
Meal: B, L, D
Today after breakfast, we drive to Khorgo volcano. Once we get there we will climb to a volcanic crater, the Khorgo at 2100m. From the summit there opens a splendid views over the landscape and the lake
Khorgo Volcano in the Khorgo – Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur Natural Park, we can also see and make the ascent of Khorgo Volcano that is an extinct volcano reaching its highest point at 2240 metres (1,39 mile), located East from Terkhiin Tsagaan. This easy 16-kilometres (9,94 miles) hike will lead you to the summit of this extinct volcano covered with basalt that was active 8000 years ago. Its crater measures 200 metres (656,17 feet) in diameter and 70 to 80 metres (229,66 – 262,47 feet) in depth, and it is surrounded with small copses of trees. It has been protected since 1965.
Overnight: Tourist ger camp
Meal: B, L, D
Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur, ”White Lake of the Terkh River”, is located 2060 metres (1,28 miles) above the sea level. It’s the jewel of Arkhangai and one of the most beautiful lakes in the country. The eruption of Khorgo Volcano explains the presence of the lake. Besides, it’s surrounded by other extinct volcanoes. It extends on 16 kilometres (9,94 miles) long and 4 to 10 kilometres (2,49 – 6,21 miles) wide. It covers an area of 61 square kilometres (23,55 square miles), its average depth is 20 metres (65,62 feet). We can find many pikes and many other species of fish. The lake remains frozen a big part of the year. This area is still wild, you may see chitals, marsh deer, wild boars, ducks or great cormorants.
Overnight: Tourist ger camp
Meal: B, L, D
After breakfast, we will depart for Tsenkher Valley which is one of the lushest countrysides in Mongolia with green forested mountains and meandering rivers. There is a famous Tsenkher hot spring that reaches +86.5″C. The springs have healing properties notably on particular diseases and nervous system’s diseases. Curative water and amazing nature featured by wooden mountains make this an excellent place for relaxing. It’s really pleasurable to bath at hot spring.
Overnight: Hot spa
Meal: B, L, D
Today you will drive to Elsen tasarkhai sand dune area is very unique with its natural characteristics the combination of Gobi desert and forest field area. You will have the option to ride two-humped camel.
In the morning we will go to Erdenekhamba temple in Khugnu khaan Mountain. This monastery is reconstructed in 1994.
We will listen to very interesting legends about Khugnu Khaan Mountain and Uvgun temple which was founded by the first Bogd lama Zanabazar.
After visiting the temples we will drive to KharKhorin which is located 80km west.
As soon as we reach the targeted destination we will visit Kharkhorin museum. You will learn our history and how was the ancient Karakorum, the capital of Mongolian Empire, in thirteenth century. After visiting the museum we will rest in ger (yurt) guest house in Kharkhorin. Your guide will cook dinner for you.
Stay overnight in a ger guest house
Meal: B,L, D
Around 11 o’clock we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar. We will have lunch on the way to a local café.
You will be transferred back to the downtown in Ulaanbaatar.
Overnight in the down town hotel
Meal: B, L, D
Ulaanbaatar city tour with shopping
Overnight in the down town hotel
Meal: B, L, D
After having breakfast, your guide and driver will take you from your hotel to the airport, and your incredible adventure will end.
Thank you for creating such a wonderful memory with us.
Meal: L
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