On this 3 Day tour, you will experience Central Mongolian culture, and how the Khalkh people live. The richly historic Orkhon river basin is the cradle of Central Asia’s unique nomadic Culture which has developed in harmony with the natural landscape and social environment since prehistoric times. There are a variety of historic sites and ruins, including monuments, monasteries and temples of outstanding cultural value. The Orkhon Valley bears an exceptional testimony of the existence of human beings in Central Asia.
| Khustai – National Park
|| Horse & Camel riding
|Erdene Zuu – Monastery|| Nomadic Family Ger Stay
| Khogno Khan Mountain
||Swimming & hiking|
| Kharkhorin – Ancient capital city
|| Cultural Experiences
| Ogii lake – Khar Bukhiin Balgas
|| Historical Sites
As a Mongolian company we prefer to support Nomadic families financially, and help support their livelihoods. We are sure this resonates with our travellers who enjoy engaging with their culture on The Steppe. 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.
o Russian Van: Steel Russian vans with seats facing each other, ideal for adventure seeking travellers (max 6 people)
o Japanese Van: Family type van with comfortable seats and air conditioning (max 4 people)
o Land Cruiser: Comfortable speedy ride with air conditioning (max 2 people)
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.
|Total people in Group||Cost per Person|
|1 person||US$ 890|
|2 people||US$ 490|
|3 people||US$ 420|
|4 people||US$ 360|
|5 people||US$ 310|
|6 people||US$ 280|
You are welcome to choose your own dates to travel. If you want to join a tour with other travellers, please see below Dates & Availability!
|wdt_ID||Start Date||End Date||Availability||Tour Price p/p|
After an early 7am breakfast, the tour begins at 8am 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 unique style.
After breakfast at 8am, 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 local family restaurant. Showers are available at the guesthouse.
A big day starts at 8am with a hearty breakfast and the journey to Ogii Lake. 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. Enjoy walking and swimming and emersing yourself in the beauty of the lake, before continuing on to Ulaanbaatar. On the way to 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!
My friend and I came across Meg’s Guesthouse & Tours through a friend of a friend’s recommendation. We stumbled into the guesthouse and booked a 3 day tour with them and a couple of nights accommodation and it was one of our best decisions we made in Mongolia. Due to our limited time we requested a few changes to their advertised tour and with no problem they facilitated our requests and offered alternatives for us. The staff were extremely helpful, professional and friendly!
Our tour was an absolute blast, our guide and driver were the best I’ve ever had, very knowledgeable, food was tasty and had variety, never a dull moment; our only regret was not having more time!
The accommodation was more than adequate, it has a very relaxed, welcoming vibe and a great common area to meet other travellers or just veg out by yourself. The location is EXCELLENT! literally 2minutes if that from the main shopping centre and obviously walking distance to all the eateries and other shops on the main strip. They offer airport/train/bus pick ups and drop offs for a very reasonable price and we certainly utilised it when we had to sadly leave. Meg also recommend we visit Mary & Martha Mongolia for our Mongolian gifts and souvenirs, we were blown away with what they had to offer and more importantly what the organisation stood for and worked towards; a must to visit!
All of the staff (and of course Meg) were just so so lovely and I we both wish we had more time to spend there just to talk to them! I’d come back to Meg’s Guesthouse & Tours in a heartbeat and can’t recommend them highly enough.
Thanks so much Meg and your amazing team, both myself and friend had a unforgettable time and you made it!
My 3-day tour in September was amazing, and I can’t say enough good things about Mongolia or Meg’s Adventure Tours. Our guide was great, full of interesting history and anecdotes about the places we visited. We had a lot of special experiences and encounters that I believe were due to the relationships that Meg and her team have formed with communities over the years. And Mongolia is phenomenally beautiful, and the people friendly and kind. I would love to go back and spend 3 weeks, because 3 days was not enough.
I spent a couple of nights at Meg’s Guesthouse and three days on a custom tour. It would be hard to say enough good things about the tour. I only regret that we didn’t make it a four-day tour, because we had a day to spare. Mongolia is a beautiful place, and our English-speaking guide did a great job of showing us a small part of it. Meg did the planning herself, and conceived an excellent program given the constraints we gave her. Our tour included everything promised, plus many small comforts and kindnesses along the way. My traveling companion and I had such a great time that we’re already planning a return trip, most likely with another friend or two who heard our stories and want to experience Meg’s Adventure Tours (and Mongolia) themselves.