• Adventure Trekking in the Pure Nature
  • Type: Adventure tour
    Destination: Uvurkhangai, Arkhangai and Tuv provinces
    Highlights: Kharkhorin and Erdenezuu Monastery, Orkhon Waterfall, the Naiman Nuur Lake and Tuvkhun Monastery
    Lengths: 14 nights/15 days
    Adventure level: Extreme
    Total driving km: 1800 km
    Transportation: drive, horse & yak riding and trekking
    Season: June 1 – September 1
  • The geography of Mongolia is characterized by great diversity. The country is divided into six basic nature zones differing in climate, landscape, soil, flora and fauna. The Khangai landscapes bear the marks of ancient volcanic processes: lava flows, conical hills and hot mineral springs. The vegetation of the Khangai is richer and more varied than that of the Altai. Pastures are considered to be the best in the country. The name “Khangai” (“satisfies a need or wish”) is used in Mongolian to define areas with pastures and abundant fresh wate

  • Day 1.

    Nation's Capital - Ulaanbaatar.A professional Gucci World Tours Team pick you up from the “Chinggis Khan” international airport and transfer to the hotels in downtown Ulaanbaatar. We will start our first day tour from Sukhbaatar square. This square is a public square at the heart of the capital. Surrounding buildings include the Parliament House, National Opera Theatre, Cultural Palace, and House of City Council. Our next attraction is Zaisan Hill. This hill provides a panoramic view of Ulaanbaatar. We will visit the Natural History Museum which is well-known for its precious findings such as dinosaur eggs and bones. In the evening, we will sell a fascinating performance of traditional folk songs, throat singing, beautiful melodies from a “horse-headed” fiddle, ethnic dances, and artistic contortionism.

    Day 2.

    Bayangobi/Kharkhorin. After early morning breakfast, we will drive to the west to Bayangobi, a unique combination of Gobi sand dunes, forests and rocky mountains. We will have an opportunity to hike in the small sand dunes and ride a camel. We will continue our drive to Kharkhorin. Overnight in the ger camp.

    Day 3.

    Kharkhorin/Erdenezuu Monastery. We will have a full day tour around Kharkhorin, the ancient Capital of Great Mongolian Empire and Erdenezuu Monastery, main treasure of Mongolian Buddhism, Kharkhorin was established in the valley of the Orkhon river in 1220. Kharkhorin played significant role in Mongolian history. It was the capital city of the Mongolian Great Empire until Khubilai Khaan, a grandson of Chinggis Khaan, moved the capital to Beijing during the Yuan Dynasty. For almost 800 years, people worship the Turtle Rock near the temple. Erdenezuu Monastery, the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia was founded by Avtai Sain Khaan, a descendant of Chinggis Khaan, on the ruins of Kharkhorin in 1586. The monastery is surrounded by beautiful white walls with 108 stupas. For centuries it was a spiritual and intellectual centre of Mongolia. There is an extraordinary collection of Buddhist paintings, priceless religious objects, special costumes for Tsama religious dance and superb Buddhist iconography in true Mongolian and Tibetan style. In the afternoon we make a horse riding trip to the Ruins of Khar Balgas, the capital of Uigar State (9th Century A.D.) located on the east bank of the Orkhon river. Overnight in the ger camp.

    Day 4.

    Tsenkher hot spring. We will drive to Tsenkher hot springs, sulphur springs that emerge from the ground at 85 degrees Celsius. Facilities include outdoor and indoor baths, showers, and accommodations. In the afternoon, we will visit Zayan Gegeen Monastery, founded in the 17th century, housed over 1000 monks before its closing in 1930s. This monastery included several groups of Tibetan and Manchu style halls. The ethnographic museum of Tsetserleg was created in buildings that formerly were part of Zayan Khuree Monastery. Overnight in the ger camp.

    Day 5.

    Orkhon Waterfall. We will start our discovery of the land of Mongolia's ancient khans and aristocrats. We will see Khangai Mountain and lots of gorgeous Alpine wild flowers and pine tree forests. We will see nomads and hundreds of horses, yaks and cattle herds peacefully grazing in the green meadows. We will have lunch in a ger camp near the water fall. In the afternoon, we will visit the picturesque Orkhon waterfall which is situated on the Orkhon river, Mongolia's longest river at 1120km. The local name of the waterfall is Ulaan Tsutgalan and the height is 24m. The waterfall was formed by a unique combination of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes about 20 000 years ago. There will be hiking opportunities to the bottom of the gorge. Overnight in the tent.

    Day 6.

    Butuun River/Uurtyn Tokhoi.Today, we will start our trekking. We will meet our mobile kitchen, horses and cattle to carry our luggage, and our local guide who knows all beaten tracks in the area well. Approximate trekking distance will be 18-22km or 5 hours per day. We will visit Uurtiin Tokhoi, a cold spring with carbonic gas, which lies at the sheer sided canyon of the Orkhon River. A small cliff and waterfall are at the mouth of the Khurgan Khurem. Overnight in tent.

    Day 7.

    Naiman Nuur Lake. We will continue our trekking through the high mountains of Khangai Range. We will see beautiful canyons formed from earthquakes. Our trekking will be a little challenging in the Naiman Nuur Lake area. There are eight majestic alpine lakes located at 2200m above sea level and surrounded by magnificent high mountains covered by larch forests. Overnight in tent.

    Day 8.

    Bugat Lake. Today, we will trek to the Bugat Lake. The area is extremely remote and you can enjoy total wilderness and sense of pure nature without any human trace. Approximate trekking distance will be 15-18km. In some areas we will see extinct volcanic craters creating wild image of the surrounding area. Overnight in tent.

    Day 9.

    Shireet Lake. We will be hiking through forests and grassland with boulders. On the way, we will hike by a few small lakes. The Shireet Lake is a fresh water lake and is the biggest in the area. We will settle our tented camp on the long stretching island of the lake. We will go fishing and swimming in the lake. Overnight in tent.

    Day 10.

    Bayangyn Pass. We will continue to hike to the Bayangyn Pass. This pass is located on the range of Khangai mountain with a breathtaking view. We will observe unique wildlife and wonderful alpine flowers. Overnight in tent near the Shurankhai Rock.

    Day 11.

    Orkhon Waterfall. Today, we will continue hiking to Orkhon Waterfalls where we will meet our drivers and vehicles again. Overnight in tent near the waterfall.

    Day 12.

    Tuvkhun Monastery. After breakfast, we will drive to Tuvkhun Monastery. The first Bogd Gegeen Zanabazar built this monastery in 1651 for his meditation. He subsequently created some of his most famous works of art in this place. The monastery is located at the altitude of more than 2000m, surrounded by mountain larch forests. On the back of this temple there is cave called the “Mother's cave.” Overnight in the ger camp.

    Day 13.

    Bayangobi/Ruins of Uvgun Monastery. We will drive to the Bayangobi. It is a unique place with many different forms of natural landscapes; Gobi sand dunes, forests, and rocky mountains. There are opportunities to hike in the small sand dunes and ride a camel. In the afternoon, we will visit Erdene Khambyn Khuree which is 20 kms drive from our ger camp. The monastery is located in the majestic Khugnu Khaan mountains. Enlightened Bogd Gegeen Zanabazar, a religious leader, philosopher, artist and sculptor; founded the Uvgun and Zaluu temples to honor his religious teacher. The soldiers of an Oirad nobleman Galdan Boshigt destroyed the monasteries and assassinated the monks in 1688. Overnight in the ger camp.

    Day 14.

    Ulaanbaatar. After breakfast, we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar. In the late afternoon, we will tour the Bogd Khaan Palace Museum, the palace known as the Green Palace. The palace was built in 1903 and dedicated to the 8th Bogd Gegeen, the head of Lamaist religion and last khan of Mongolia. Amazing bronze castings, silk paintings, paper icons, mineral paintings, deity statues made by Zanabazar and his students and the main attraction of this Palace. Overnight in the hotel.

    Day 15.

    Departure. We will conclude our unforgettable journeys by transferring to the “Chinggis Khaan” International Airport with Gucci World Tours Team.

    Tour includes. 2 nights in 4 star hotel, 5 nights in ger camps, 7 nights in tents, 3 meals per day, English, French, Italian, German, Japanese speaking guides, Domestic transportation, Local entry fees
    Tour excludes. Personal use, International travel, Travel insurance, Alcoholic drinks
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