TTR Mongolia

Highlight trip to Central Mongolian nomadic tour

Reviews

5/5

Price

From $220

Duration

4 days / 3 nights

Age range

5 to 90

Operated in

English

Group Tour

Shared acommodation

Overview

We are offering 4 days wonderful tour in the Central part of  Mongolia. You will have the opportunity to see Mongolian 2 natural zones in a short tour. (Gobi desert and Forst field area)
What you expect in this tour:
Routing : Ulaanbaatar-Mongol nomadic show – Elsen tasarkhai (Small sand dunes) – Khar khorum ancient city ( Erdenezoo monastery) – Ugii Lake – Ulaanbaatar
-Experiencing a nomadic way of life in a complex
-Natural and historical land spaces of Erdenezuu / Khar korum monastery/ and museums
-Art and religious creations

Mongolians are interested in visiting, as well as to show the importance of cognitive and traditional nomadic cultures to their children.
PROGRAM CONTENT

  • Welcome visitors by Mongolia customs
  • Visit the Mongolian nomadic family
  • Introducing nomadic culture and lifestyle
  • Offer traditional food/tea, dairy products, airag-fermented mare’s milk and Mongolian vodka/ to guests
  • Entertaining with Morin Khuur-horse fiddle and singing Mongolian folk songs
  • Take a small feast including singing, dancing and playing a finger game and inviting guests for it
  • Get introduced to how to breed five animals
  • Binding and milking sheep and goats inviting guests
  • Showing the processing of dairy products and vodka brewing to the guests
  • Archery
  • Playing with national games / ankle-bone / together with guests
  • Making felt with guests
  • Glazing
  • Demonstrating how to move with a typical stroller such as a cow carriage, yak cargo, a camel or a horse-cart

Included/Excluded

-Traditional ger/ yurts

-Tent 

-English speaking guide

-Transportation and driver

-English speaking guide

-Accommodations

-Meals

-Clean drinking water

-Entrance fees to national parks and monasteries

-Horseback and camel riding (as specified in the itinerary)

  • 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

In the morning we will meet at your hotel and start the drive towards Kharkhorin. On the way, we will stop to see Elsen Tasarkhai, the 80 km-long sand dunes surrounded by wooded hills and wide steppe.

We will go camel riding and explore the area.

Next we will visit the Erdene Zuu monastery as we continue our drive towards Kharkhorin. This famous monastery is located near a stone turtle, the last remnant of ancient Karakorum.

Lunch and dinner.

Early in the morning, we will head to the Tövkhön monastery, one of Mongolia’s oldest Buddhist temples. This ancient site was established in 1648 by Zanabazar, the first spiritual head of Mongolian Buddhism.

During our time here, we will take a short hike and experience the wildlife of the Khangai Mountains.

From the monastery we will drive further west to reach Ulaan Tsutgalan, a famous 10-meter-wide and 20-meter-high waterfall in the Orkhon valley.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

After breakfast, we will go on a short horseback ride around Ulaan Tsutgalan. In the afternoon, we will drive back to Kharkhorin for the night.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

We will leave Kharkhorin and drive to see the Orkhon inscriptions. In the early 8th century, two memorials were built in honor of two great Turkic princes, Kul Tigin and his brother Bilge Khagan, written in the Old Turkic alphabet.

We will also visit the ancient ruins of Khar Balgas–the capital of the Uighur Khaganate which ruled Mongolia for 100+ years during the 8th century.

After this, we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar and reach your hotel in the evening.

Breakfast and lunch.

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