10 Days The Blue Pearl of Mongolia

Explore the breathtakingshores of Mongolia’s biggest and most beautiful freshwater lake. There is an opportunity to go horse riding. After lunch, visit a reindeer herder family. Learn about their unique lifestyle and culture. Dinner and overnight stay in a ger camp on the lakeshore.

ENQUIRE  Curate My Mongolian Experience

  • Region  : Northern Mongolia, Central Mongolia
  • Highlights : Amarbayasgalant Monastery, Lake Khuvsgul, Jargal Jiguur Hot Spring, Khorgiin Togoo  Volcano, Karakorum
  • Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar : Hotel
  • Accommodation in countryside : Modern ger camps
  • Trip Type  : Group joining as per scheduled departure
  • Private Tour available : Yes, min 3 persons
Day 1

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar by air or train. You will be greeted by your guide and driver. Transfer to a hotel.


Day 2

Ulaanbaatar / Amarbayasgalant (350km)

In the morning, start your journey to Amarbayasgalant Monastery, or the “Monastery of Tranquil Felicity” – one of the three largest Buddhist monastic centers in Mongolia. The monastery was established in 1727 and completed in 1736 to serve as a final resting place for Zanabazar (1635–1723), the first Jebtsundamba Khutuktu, or spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism for the Khalkha Mongolians in Mongolia. His remains were transferred to a newly created temple in 1788. Amarbayasgalant was one of the very few monasteries to have partly escaped destruction during the Stalinist purges of 1937. Visit and explore the grounds of the monastery. Dinner and overnight stay in a ger camp. (L/D)


Day 3

Bulgan province / Uran Togoo (300 km)

After breakfast, drive to Uran Togoo, an extinct volcano in Bulgan province. You will have a scenic drive with endless green pastures and the deep blue sky. Dinner and overnight stay in a ger camp. (B/L/D)


Day 4

Lake Khuvsgul (400km)

In the morning, drive north to Khuvsgul province. Please keep your cameras handy, photo opportunities will present themselves often. Late afternoon, reach the beautiful Khuvsgul Lake and settle at the ger camp located on the shore. (B/L/D)


Day 5

Lake Khuvsgul

Explore the breathtakingshores of Mongolia’s biggest and most beautiful freshwater lake. There is an opportunity to go horse riding. After lunch, visit a reindeer herder family. Learn about their unique lifestyle and culture. Dinner and overnight stay in a ger camp on the lakeshore. (B/L/D)


Day 6

Jargal Jiguur Hot Spring (280km)

After breakfast, start the drive to Jargal Jiguur hot spring. The spring comes out from a depth of 150m and its water is not mixed with soil water due to its high temperature. The camp transfers the hot water via pipes. Enjoy the stargazing in the hot spa in the pool. Overnight stay in a ger camp. (B/L/D)


Day 7

Khorgiin Togoo Volcano / Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan (100km)

Drive to the magnificent volcanic area of Khorgiin Togoo, which is located on the eastern shore of Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan. Today, you will have plenty of opportunities for hiking, please wear hiking shoes to climb up the volcanic crater. Dinner and overnight stay in a ger camp. (B/L/D)


Day 8

Karakorum (320 km)

After breakfast, drive to Karakorum, once the capital of the 13th century Great Mongol Empire. Visit Erdene-Zuu Monastery, which was the first and the largest monastery in Mongolia built on the ruins of the ancient capital. Tour the monastery and visit several temples with excellent examples of Buddhist Thangka paintings and statues dating back to the 17th century. Visit the Karakorum museum. Dinner and overnight stay in a ger camp. (B/L/D)


Day 9

Ulaanbaatar (380km)

After breakfast, drive back to Ulaanbaatar and check into your hotel. In the evening, enjoy a Mongolian traditional folk concert followed by a dinner at a restaurant. Overnight stay in a hotel. (B/L/D)


Day 10

Departure

In the morning, transfer to the airport or train station for international departure.


Package includes:

  • Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar with breakfast
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Domestic airfare as per itinerary (if any)
  • English speaking guide at all times
  • In the countryside all lodging in ger camps
  • All meals are provided as stated in the itinerary
  • Ground transportation: in the countryside by a chauffeur-driven 4WD jeep, bus in the city area
  • Park entrance fees
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • 1 liter of drinking water per day per person

Package Excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Airport taxes
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Optional Activities and excursions (unless stated otherwise)
  • Use of accommodation facilities and activities
  • Tips for guide and driver

Accommodations

Ulaanbaatar Accommodations


 

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