Central Mongolia is spectacular and lush greenery, swimming in freshwater lakes and waterfalls, as well as many famous cultural sites. Highlights include the ancient capital Khar Khorin, the Erdenezuu monastery, as well as visiting Khustai National Park to catch a glimpse of the Mongolian wild horses. Khorgo Volcano, Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan which is 16 kilometers wide, 20 kilometers in length 20 meters in depth, and 61 square kilometers in this area. The Lake is extremely beautiful with fresh water and rich species of fish and birds.
Tour departure times can be flexible, however, 8 am on the morning of departure is recommended. The driver and guide can pick you up from the airport, train station, or your accommodation to suit your requirements.
Russian Van: Steel Russian vans with seats facing each other,
ideal for adventure seeking travelers (max 6 people)
Japanese Van: Family type van with comfortable seats and air conditioning (max 4 people)
Land Cruiser: Comfortable speedy ride with air conditioning (max 2 people)
As a Mongolian company we prefer to support Nomadic families financially, and help support their livelihood. We are sure this resonates with our travelers who enjoy engaging with their culture in The Desert. It is, therefore, our preference to stay with these families if they have an extra Ger. As well as directly supporting local herders, you can experience this rich traditional way of life first hand.
| Khustai – National Park
|| Camel riding
|Kharkhorin|| Horse riding
| Erdene Zuu – Monastery
| Tsenkher – Hot Springs
| Khorgo – Volcano
|| Historical sites
| Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur – Great White Lake
|| Cultural experiences
| Geological & Archaeological sites
|Total people in Group||Cost per Person|
|1 person||US$ 1840|
|2 people||US$ 1040|
|3 people||US$ 720|
|4 people||US$ 600|
|5 people||US$ 490|
|6 people||US$ 440|
|Transport (Tour Distance covered – 1500 km)||Travel insurance|
| Tour Guide
|Accommodation at family run guesthouse||Alcoholic & soft drinks|
|Accommodation at nomadic family Gers||Any other personal expenses|
|3 Meals a day (Breakfast – 7, Lunch – 8, Dinner – 7)||Additional services|
|Entrance fees / Local Taxes|
|Horse & camel riding 1 hour each|
|Mineral water / Tea / coffee|
After an early 7 am breakfast, the tour begins at 8 am with the drive out of Ulaanbaatar. The first stop will be Hustai National Park. The park is home to the successfully reintroduced Przewalski or “Takhi” Horse. There are some of the last truly wild horses in the world. Picnic lunch in the Hustai mountain.
Your final destination for the day will be the wild rocky mountain, where you will stay in a local family ger and enjoy dinner. Khogno Khan Natural Reserve is a beautiful series of rocky hills that rise above the otherwise flat landscape and sand dunes. You can visit the ruins of the Uvgun Khiid monastery, which was destroyed in 1937 in the Stalin Purges, and even spot a snow leopard if you are lucky. Camel riding in the sunset will finish your day in the steppe in a unique style.
After breakfast at 8 am, your journey will continue towards Khar Khorin for about 90km. Khar Khorin is the ancient capital built by Chinggis Khan in the 13th century. Upon arrival in Khar Khorin, you will visit the impressive Erdene Zuu Monastery, where you see chanting monks and witness Mongolian Buddhist culture. Have lunch in a local restaurant. Visit Khar Khorin museum, as well as some of the rock monuments in the town. After a big day exploring have a nice dinner at a local family restaurant. Showers are available at the guesthouse.
This easy day starts at 9 am. Start driving to Arkhangai province to relax in the hot springs. There is a mixture of outdoor and indoor pools, with men and women bathing separately. Warning: during rainy season access to the hot springs may not be possible if the river is flooded. Instead of the hot springs, you may just stay in the mountains or with a family camping near the river. Entrance to the Hot Spring is included but additional service such as pools and spa are extra.
The day starts with the drive to Tsetserleg town, where the guide will buy fresh food for the upcoming days. Visit Arkhangai Museum, and have lunch in the Fairfield Cafe run by the local community. Then continue to Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur where you will spend 2 nights, a volcanic lake ringed by stark rocky mountains. On the way, we will take you to Chuluut River and the Khorgo Volcano. There are many natural highlights to explore in this area. Horse riding into the volcanic mountains for amazing views. Have a relaxing day to yourself. Washing and laundry services might be available at one of the camps – please ask your guide for the details of extra services. Stay at a family ger camp.
Tsetserleg is the capital city of Arkhangai with a population of 22000. The town fantastic hiking around the best Khalh ethnic museum in Mongolia and ancient cultural and commercial center. Take the time to grab supplies at the local market have a warm shower in the Fairfield Guesthouse.
The day starts at 9 am breakfast. Start driving to Ogii Lake. Picnic lunch on the road. Prepared by a guide. Ogii Lake is a freshwater lake 1,387 meters above sea level and covers an area of 27 square km. The lake abounds in various types of fish and birds, which creates incredible natural beauty. Have a walk around do swimming. And boat hires available. Charged hourly will cost extra, not included in this tour price. Dinner by the lake. Stay in the local family ger camp.
After last hearty breakfast the 9am. Start driving to Ulaanbaatar. On the way to a capital city, we will visit Khar Bukhiin Balgas, a fortress that was inhabited by the Kitan Dynasty from 917 to 1120. Then return to Ulaanbaatar with nothing but fond memories, enjoying a picnic lunch on the way and one last day in the wild.