View the amazing and timeless Mongolian Gobi Desert. You will experience tranquility and many mysteries which you will take back home with you. The desert has camel herders and many things to see.
One of the most spectacular customs of the Kazakh people is to hunt with specially trained eagles. They celebrate this with a festival held in Bayan Olgii province at the heart of the majestic Altai Mountains. The festival displays the skill of the best Kazakh hunters (about 200-250 eagle hunters).
Once the festival has ended you will be able to discover the beautiful surrounding landscape of the Altai – picturesque glaciers, high Rocky Mountains, lakes and ancient rock paintings.
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and city tour
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. You’ll be greeted at the airport and escorted to hotel. Take a city tour to Gandan Monastery where you will see huge gold plated Buddha, a symbol of Mongolian national pride and cultural revival and visit National Museum of Mongolian History, where you will see artifacts from Mongolia and Central Asia from the Stone Age to the present. Excursion to Zaisan Hill War Memorial to get your bearings with a panoramic view of the whole city. Overnight in the hotel. (L+D)
Flight to Dalanzadgad and drive to Bayanzag, the land of the Dinosaurs
After meet in Ulaanbaatar, transfer to the airport for your flight to Dalanzadgad, the capital of South Gobi province. The flight takes hour and a half and on your arrival at the airstrip in Dalanzadgad, Discover Mongolia team will be waiting for you. Today we will drive to Bayanzag, (known as a Flaming Cliffs where the first nest of dinosaur eggs found in 1922) a site famous for the remains of dinosaurs which lived here 60 million years ago. You can walk around where dinosaurs once roamed and see saksaul trees and other classic desert vegetation. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)
Khongor sand dunes and camel ride
After breakfast, take a trip to Khongor sand dunes. The sand dunes change color with each hour of the day, from yellow to silver to rose-colored at (dawn/ sundown). 2 hours, you will be riding on camel to explore the Khongor sand dunes. The two-humped Bactrian camels are very comfortable to ride as they walk slowly and gently, and you will be well supported by the humps, sitting comfortably in between them. Our camel guide will lead you safely through the sand dunes. Plus, you will have an opportunity to visit a camel herdsman family to experience their lifestyle, culture and traditions. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)
Eagle valley in South Gobi
Drive to Eagle Valley and Dungenee– a wonderfully picturesque place with ice even in summer and surrounded by sheer rocky walls, forming incredible canyons. These areas are situated in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park that encompasses the “Three Beauties” peaks and the most easterly points of the Altai Mountains. Visit NP museum. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)
Flight back Ulaanbaatar and Terelj National Park, horse riding
Morning, we will flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Drive to Chinggis Khaan statue. The statues in total is 40m high and see as far sighted Chinggis Khaan holds a golden whip in his right hand. The Terelj National Park incorporates parts of Khentii Mountain Range. You’ll explore the extraordinary formation of rocks and stones; some of them look quite similar to turtles and horse riding. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)
Fly to Ulgii and city tour
Morning drive back to the airport and flight to Ulgii town. Discover Mongolia team will be waiting for you. Visit a local museum and black market. We will photography day of another culture and tradition then main Mongols. Overnights in local hotel. (B+L+D)
Golden Eagle photo shoot
Meet the Kazakh Eagle hunters and visit to Kazakh Nomadic family . Back to Ulgii and overnights in local hotel. (B+L+D)
Tsagaan Gol – Shiveet Hairhan Mt. & Rock painting
Today we will have full day drive to Altai Tavanbogd National Park (means The Holy Five) via Tsagaan Gol (White river) valley and through Altai Mountains that are Mongolia’s largest and highest mountain range more than 3000-4000 meters high. One famous spot is “Shiveet Hairhan” Sacred Mountain, where we will see the largest rock painting site from the period of the Huns (approx. 200 B.C.) Overnight in tent, (B+L+D)
Horse ride – Potanin glacier
Today we will ride horse to Altai Tavanbogd referring to the peaks of Huiten – 4374m and the highest. It is a stunning setting with the awe inspiring massif of high snowcapped peaks. We will reach the 30km long Potanina glacier, which is ice river starts from Altai Tavan Bogd Snow Peaks. Back to base camp and overnight in tent. (B+L+D)
Drive to Ulgii town
Return to Ulgii where we rest and soak in memories of the past few days. You can hot shower and relax in local hotel. (B+L+D)
Fly back to Ulaanbaatar and city tour options
After breakfast you will have a flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Visit Bogd Khan Palace, which is a series of beautiful traditional buildings, where the last religious King of Mongolia resided. You may choose an optional city tour where you will be taken to souvenir and cashmere shops before enjoying an evening concert of National Folklore. Overnight at the hotel. (B+L+D)
Please contact us for prices of children (3-12 years old)
Package price includes:
Airport or train station transfer in Ulaanbaatar
Accommodation in Ger camp*- twin sharing
Domestic Flight /2 ways UB/
Private transfers and transports
English speaking guide
Meals as mentioned in itinerary
Sightseeing entrance fee
Entrance fee to National parks and protected areas
Tickets to museums and art performances
Two Bottles of 0,5 litre drinking water per day
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Packages price excludes:
Ger camp single supplement 25 USD per person/per night;
Visa application fee
International airfare or train cost
Optional excursions unless stated in the itinerary
If you are a citizen of one of the 46 countries that has been visa granted `visa-free access` to Mongolia, or 41 countries covered in a 30 day visa-free visit regime until 31st December 2016, you do not need to present a visa when entering Mongolia for tourism purposes. With exception of those, visitors are required to have a valid visa issue by Mongolian diplomatic missions or honorary consuls abroad. The following materials are required to obtain a visa under ground of tourism:
Passport, valid for at least six months from the end intended period of stay in Mongolia
One passport size photo
Completed and signed Visa Application Form for Tourists
Invitation from Mongolia (Either an invitation of the receiving entity, or an official request of the sending country and the organization).
Transit visa processing requires visa for next destination, and copy of onward tickets.
By airways: Providing you with comfort flights, Mongolia national flag carrier MIAT – Mongolian airlines operate scheduled and chartered flights to Ulaanbaatar from Berlin, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka and Beijing. The Chinggis Khaan international airport, conveniently located 18km southwest of the capital, hosts following carriers apart from MIAT:
We will always be happy to help arrange your international flight to Mongolia. By railways: if your holiday duration plan allows, another great way to get to Mongolia is via trans-Mongolian train. This is possible either fro Moscow of Beijing. Thw journey takes 4 nights and 5 days fro Moscow, and 1 night and 2 days from Beijing. It is a magical journey, which takes you from the heart of buzzing downtowns of metropolises into nomadic Mongolia, past the Great Wall of China through the Gobi desert, or Russian countryside villages through the Baikal Lake. Also trains to border cities run every day, as the cities of Ulaan-Ude (Russia) and Erlian (China) are both popular get-way destination for locals, for a little cultural sightseeing and a bit of shopping. You can let us handle your international railway tickets, to make your travel plan even smoother.
Foreign currency can be exchanged at commercial banks and Mongolian national currency “Tugrug“ are in notes of 1, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000, 10.000 and 20.000. The currency code for Tugriks is MNT, and the currency symbol is ₮
The US dollar is preferred currency. Credit cards are also accepted at major hotels, restaurants and tourist shops. UB and major cities have ATMs.
Mongolian nationwide electricity output is 220V/50HZ in a European style plug. Most likely all the sockets will feature 2 widely spaced round pins. Bit ni worries if your device is different, because universal plug converter is commonly found at relatively cheap price here in Mongolia.
Mongolians have several national holidays and celebrations, and when we talk about celebrating holidays, we means to do it nationwide. Believe us, celebrations take festival forms is most cases, and some certain are
We select restaurants based on our experiences, client satisfaction, location and cuisine. Normally we include three meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) each day during the whole trip.
In Ulaanbaatar, you can expect a good variety of quality restaurants with international foods. Breakfasts usually are served in western style at the hotel where you stay in Ulaanbaatar. Mongolian and Western cuisines are both available throughout Mongolia.
We generally eat breakfast and dinner in tourist Ger camp and some day of longer trip take a packed lunch. Your packed lunch will be carried in appropriate containers to prevent spillage or spoiling. Ger camps serve both Mongolian and international foods, and there will usually be a choice of main dish.
According to the Mongolian rating system, 2- 5 star hotels are approved to receive foreign guests. Our accommodations are carefully chosen, based on our research, our experience, and feedback from clients, to provide the best combination of high-quality accommodations, affordability, and convenient location. We give clients the opportunity to stay in a wide range of accommodation, depending on tour from 3* to 5* hotels in cities and best tourist Ger camps in countryside trip.