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Highlights
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Orkhon Valley
  • Visit Hustai National Park
  • Explore the city Ulaanbaatar
  • Visit Gandantegchenlin Monastery, the center of Mongolian Buddhism
  • Visit a local family, explore the sand dunes on camelback and settle into a ger (nomadic dwelling) for the night
  • Explore Mongolia’s artistic heritage at the National Modern Art Gallery and the Choijin Lama Temple Museum

Please note this trip is no longer provided by the operator. Instead, see other similar Mongolia Tours.


Travel across central Mongolia's steppe. Meet nomadic herders, explore the remains of the empires that have called this area home and experience the spiritual traditions that have shaped life in these vast grasslands. Enjoy hiking, horseback riding and camel riding.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Ulaanbaatar

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Meet your guide at Ulaanbaatar's airport and travel into the heart of Mongolia’s cosmopolitan capital. Visit Gandantegchenlin Monastery, the center of Mongolian Buddhism, and trace the country’s history from the Stone Age through Genghis Khan to the present at the National Museum of Mongolia.

Day 2: Camel Riding and Sand Dunes

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Travel to Elsen Tasarhai, a land where golden sand dunes meet green steppe in the shadow of Mt. Hugnu Khan. Visit a local family, explore the sand dunes on camelback and settle into a ger(nomadic dwelling) for the night.

Day 3-4: History of the Steppe

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (each day)

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Orkhon Valley. At the former site of Karakorum, capital of the Mongolian Empire, visit 16th century Erdene Zuu Monastery. Climb Tuvkhun Shireet Mountain to reach the mountaintop retreat of Mongolia's greatest spiritual leader and artist, the Undur Gegeen Zanabazar.

Day 5: Lake Ugii

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Travel north to Lake Ugii, an important site for migrating birds, and ride horses along the lakeshore. Explore 1300-year-old stone monuments.

Day 6: Wild Horses of Hustai

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Travel east to Hustai National Park and join a park biologist to see Przewalski's horses, the world’s only species of wild horse. Formerly extinct from the wild, Przewalski’s horses were re-introduced to Hustai in the 1990s through an international conservation effort.

Day 7: Ulaanbaatar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Return to Ulaanbaatar. Explore Mongolia’s artistic heritage at the National Modern Art Gallery and the Choijin Lama Temple Museum. End the day with a folk music and dance performance by the renowned Tumen Ekh Ensemble.

Day 8: Depart for the United States

Meals: Breakfast

Return to the airport with your guide for your flight home.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 1,900

Price Per Day:

$ 238 per person
 
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
Trip Includes
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accommodations
  • Internal transportation
  • Tour Guide
Meals Included:

7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunch and 7 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 16
3-16 Travelers
Start City
Ulaanbaatar
End City
Ulaanbaatar

Trip ID#: theendblu

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