Are you looking for personally guided short or day tours in and around Ulaanbaatar? If yes, this tour gives you a chance to visit the most popular and gorgeous areas around Ulaanbaatar and have an exciting city tour in the capital of Mongolia. In Ulaanbaatar, you will visit the most interesting museums, the city’s central square, Buddha Park and Zaisan Hill where you see the best panoramic view of the city. You will also enjoy wonderful Mongolian folk performances. The surrounding areas of Ulaanbaatar where you will visit belong to strictly protected areas and national parks. Enjoyable activities and adventures are waiting for you there. Please see more on the below itinerary.
|Tour code: HT-1
middle of May – September
10 days/ 9 nights
Tour price for 2017:
|Price USD/ per person
Note: Single supplement is available at 230 USD
|Included in the price:
- 3-4 star hotel in twin/double occupancy in UB
- Tourist ger camps (twin/triple sharing)
- Airport/ hotel/ airport transfer
- Transportation by 4WD minivan with fuel
- Experienced driver
- Guiding/ interpreting service
- All meals (B, L, D)
- A bottle of water, daily
- Museum tickets
- Entrance fees for national parks & protected areas
- Hot spa bath/pool (1 hour)
- Entrance fee for Chinggis Khaan’s Statue
- The 13th Century Theme Park and its activities
- Invitation letter if needed
|Excluded in the price:
- Single supplement fees
- International airfare
- Travel insurance
- Alcoholic drinks
- Excess luggage charges
- Video and photographing fees
- Extra and optional activities’ cost
- Tips for guide and driver
- For children of family tour (depending on age)
- Every 16th member is free for group tours
- Who brings minimum 3 pax
Tour Itinerary Day by Day
Exp: (Ger - a Mongolian traditional dwelling /Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Day 1. Arrival in Ulaanbaatar and City Tour.
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. We will meet you at the airport with your name sign. Visit the National Museum of Mongolian History, Gandan Monastery and Genghis Square (Sukhbaatar Square), the city’s central square in front of the Mongolian Parliament building. Here we will provide you with some basic information about Mongolia and our capital, Ulaanbaatar. (Hotel/ L, D)
- Day 2. Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes.
Drive west to beautiful Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes. Elsen Tasarkhai is one of the most picturesque places of Mongolia and is part of the 80 km long Mongol Els Sand Dunes. This place is a wonderful combination of pretty sand dunes, majestic granite mountains, grassy green land, a clear fresh spring and a tiny lake. Indeed, here you can enjoy seeing the combination of Gobi and Khangai Natural Zones. Start the hiking and visit the Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes and Erdene Khamba Temple in picturesque Khugnu Khan Mountain. Enjoy the natural beauty. Overnight in a traditional Mongolian ger. (Half day hiking/ Ger camp/ B, L, D)
- Day 3. Karakorum – Ancient Capital of the Great Mongolian Empire of Genghis Khan.
Today we will drive to Karakorum, the ancient capital of Mongolia. Karakorum (Kharkhorin) was the capital of Great Mongolian Empire of Chinggis Khan in the 13-14th Centuries. Visit one of Mongolia’s two largest monasteries, “Erdenezuu”, Museum of Karakorum and surrounding sites of Karakorum: the Great Khan’s monument, the legendary Turtle of Karakorum and the Phallic Rock statue. Erdenezuu Monastery has a complex of 108 stupas and over 10 temples that contain rich displays of Mongolian Buddhism. The Erdenezuu Monastery and ruins of Karakorum were registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1996. Hike back to the camp. Hike around the camp or by the Orkhon River. (Half day hiking/ Ger camp/ B, L, D)
- Day 4. Tuvkhun Monastery – Tsenkher Hot Spring.
Today we drive to Tsenkher hot spa via Tuvkhun. Tuvkhun Monastery is located on the top of the 2312 meter high Undur Shireet Mountain. The monastery was established by the first Mongolian Buddhist saint, Zanabazar, in 1654. Zanabazar lived, worked and meditated here for 30 years. There are 14 small temples, a hermit’s cave, several pilgrimage sites as well as Zanabazar’s boot imprint on a rock. We will hike up to the temple on the top of Undur Shireet Mountain and the hiking will be quite challenging for you. Enjoy amazing views of the natural surroundings from the peak. Continue driving to Tsenkher Hot Spring. The Spring water contains a blend of the most useful minerals for the human body. Mongolians say its water is a pleasant treatment for stress, nervous disorders and rheumatism. Then enjoy walking to the beginning of the mineral spring and having hot mineral water bath. Here you will also have an opportunity to go horseback riding on your own if you like. (Half day hiking/Ger camp/ B, L, D)
- Day 5. Ugii Lake.
In the morning we will drive to Ugii Lake. The lake covers 25 square km and is rich in perch and pike. Crane, duck and other species migrate to this area beginning in May. Swan, geese, white spoonbill, Dalmatian pelican and others have also been sighted. Enjoy bird watching and walking by the lake shore. Hike to a research center at the lake and learn about its activities. (Half day hiking/ Ger camp/ B, L, D)
- Day 6. Khustai National Park.
Drive to Khustai National Park. This park protects the “Takhi” wild horse, also known as Przewalski’s wild horse. The park also contains a great diversity of other rare wild animals and plants. Visit a small museum of the Takhi wild horse and watch a short documentary film about Khustai NP. Enjoy hiking in the park area and seeing the Takhi wild horse. (Hiking/ Ger camp/ B, L, D)
- Day 7. Terelj National Park, Turtle Rock and Meditation Temple.
This morning we will drive to beautiful Terelj National Park via Ulaanbaatar. Terelj National Park is a picturesque place of high granite cliffs that have been eroded by natural forces, creating a wonderful landscape of granite tors as if carved by some giant sculptor. Hike to and visit the Turtle Rock formation the symbol of the national park and “Aryabal” meditation temple where you can enjoy the best view of the park. (Half day hiking/ Ger camp/ B, L, D)
- Day 8. Chinggis Khan’s Statue – “The 13th Century” Theme Park – Ulaanbaatar.
After breakfast we will drive east and visit Chinggis Khaan’s statue complex. The 40 meter high stainless steel statue of Chinggis Khaan on the horseback is the largest of its kind in the world. Enjoy the view of the surrounding area from the open balcony on Chinggis Khaan’s horse’s head. Then the “13th Century” Theme Park. This is the only place you can go back in time and visit the old time micro Kingdom of Mongolia and experience the genuine environment of the way of living and working in the 13th Century. Have Mongolian meal for lunch in the Great Khaan’s Palace Ger. There is a 13th Century relay-station, craftsmen, educational, herder’s and Shamans’ camps, plus the Great Khaan’s Palace Ger. Enjoy hiking between the some camps. All camps are open to you and free to experience. Enjoy free horseback & camel riding, playing traditional games, writing your name in Mongolian calligraphy, dressing in traditional Mongolian clothes and taking great pictures of your experience for a lifetime of memories. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. (Half day hiking/ Hotel/ B, L, D)
- Day 9. Manzushir – Bogd Khan Mountain Strictly Protected Area - Ulaanbaatar.
Meet after breakfast and we will drive to the southwest to Manzushir. Visit a small, but interesting natural museum. The brief visit to the museum will introduce you to some of the wildlife and natural beauty of the area. See a large boiling kettle that is known to have been used here to cook for 1000 people at one time. Visit the reconstructed main temple and the other temple ruins of Manzushir. Enjoy seeing the unique historical and cultural expositions of god images carved in the granite rock. Start hiking (about 5-6 hours) to the Tsetsee Gun Holy Peak (2256 meters) on Sacred Bogd Khan Mountain in its strictly protected area. Have a picnic lunch on the way. Enjoy the splendid view of Ulaanbaatar and the surrounding areas from the top of Bogd Khan Mountain. Hike down and drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Have shopping at a cashmere factory outlet store, a souvenir shop or whatever else you want to do. (Hiking/ Hotel/ B, L, D)
- Day 10. Departure.
Meet at the hotel and transfer to the airport for departure. (B)