Ulaanbaatar - Mongol Nomadic - Uvurkhangai (Orkhon valley) - Ulaanbaatar
Validity: Until December 2021
Minimum 2 pax
* Rates are subject to change and availability without prior notice.
Php 77,400 per pax
- 2 way Transfer to the Airport/Train station
- 4 overnights in Ger Lodges
- Entrance fees and taxes of National Parks, museums and tourist attractions according to the program, travel permits
- 2 overnights in Ramada Ulaanbaatar hotel or similar
- Car with driver from 2nd day to 7th day
- All meals (breakfast, lunch as snack, dinner) except alcoholic drinks
- Farewell dinner hosted by A Star Mongolia
Morning arrival in Ulaanbaatar, pick-up from our guide at the airport/train station, transfer to the hotel, refreshment, afternoon walk through Genghis Khaan Square, visit of the National Historical Museum, dinner.
Ulaanbaatar - Sweet Gobi Lodge
Today we will drive to the west. Our first stop would be famous sand dunes of Elsen Tasarkhai. There we will stay in one of the best local camps named Sweet Gobi Geolodge. At the sand dunes we can ride a bactrian camel and visit nomad family.
Sweet Gobi - Talbiun Lodge
After breakfast we will drive to Talbiun Lodge. The lodge is located at the beautiful scenario of Khaalgan Denj, Khujirt sum of the Uvurkhangai Province, the heartland of ancient nomads. We will settle in our ger lodge and have a lunch. There we visit local nomadic families and familiarize ourselves with their everyday activities like Jack and or mares, and taste the Mongolian milk products with their traditional Mongolian milktea and other products like Urum, Aaruul (dried curd etc.).
Talbiun Lodge - Orkhon Waterfall - Tuvkhun Monastery - Talbiun Lodge
Today we visit Tuvkhun Monastery and Orkhon Waterfall by making quick stops at Uurtiin Tokhoi and Temeen Chuluu.
Tuvkhun Monastery. It was built in 1654 by Saint Zanabazar, one of the biggest representative of Buddhism in Mongolia. He chose this particular place to build the one of the most beautiful monastery when he was 14 years old. The steep cliffs are about 20m high and has 14 small temples. The complex has been protected by the state since 1998 and was registered by the UNESCO as "The World Heritage Site" in 1996. It is situated on a forested rocky mountain at the border of Uvurkhangai and Arkhangai Provinces. The monastery was destroyed once in 1688 and was restored in 1773.
Uurtiin Tokhoi. Mongolian for “Eternal Elbow”, this is a steep cliff bordering a right angled bend of Orkhon River. Located at 1630 meter above sea level and originally named Khuurtiin Tokhoi, the cliff offers a marvelous view over Orkhon Valley.
Grave stones Temeen Chuluu: Temeen Chuluu burial site is on the many burial sites around camp Talbiun. The surrounding area has many tombs and burial mounds belong to the Bronze Age. Orkhon Waterfall, the remarkable waterfall lies in the significant Orkhon Valley and it was formed some 20000 years ago from earthquakes and volcanic eruption. Orkhon is the longest river in Mongolia and Ulaan Tsutgalan is the biggest at a height of 26 metres.
Talbiun Lodge - Kharakhorum
After breakfast at the lodge we drive to Kharakhorum, the capital city of ancient Great Mongol Empire. The city was established in 1220. Kharakhorum was the capital of Mongolia for 140 years and the capital of the Mongol Empire for 32 years. The Erdenezuu Monastery and the ruins of Kharakhorum were registered by UNESCO as world heritage in 1996. Major tourist attractions include Erdenezuu Monastery, newly built Kharakhorum Museum, open museum and mosaic map of Chinggis Khaan.
Kharakhorum – Ulaanbaatar
Today we drive back to the capital Ulaanbaatar and check into a hotel. After refreshing from the trip we will have a folk concert and dinner hosted by A Star Mongolia in local restaurant.
Breakfast in the hotel.
Pick-up and transfer to airport for departure flight.