staying with nomad families tour
Arrival at the airport, meeting with our driver and guide. Transfer to your hotel, settling in, and rest. We will take you in the restaurant of your choice. Let's immerse ourselves in the heart of the Mongolian history, in the wonderful National History Museum. Three floors of a rich, glorious, violent and noble past, from prehistory to Soviet period, including the creation of the great Mongolian Empire by Genghis Khan. Discovery of Gengis Khan Square and the House of Parliament. Mongolian traditional show at Tumen Ekh: folkloric dances, contortion, and of course khoomi, the overtone singing. Welcome dinner in Mongolian style restaurant. Overnight in the hotel. B/L/D
DAY 1 VISIT IN ULAANBAATAR
DAY 2 ULAANBAATAR-khogno khan
Up early morning we will drive to the splendid rocky formations of Khogno Khan (250kms about 4 hours). Discovery of the park: semi desert, steppes, taiga, stunning rocky formations, 80-kilometre (49,71 miles) long sand dunes, are characteristic of this arid area nicknamed "Mini-Gobi". Walk until "Erdene Khamb" Monastery. Camelback trek along the sand dunes of Elsen tasarkhai. Overnight in the ger with nomadic family. B/L/D
DAY3 khogno khan-tsetserleg
Drive to Tsetserleg town, its capital of the Arkhangai province /117km for 3 hours/ We will drive to Taikhar Rock (30 km from Tsetserleg). Taikhar Rock is a large granite over 18 m high rock formation. Geologically, the rock was separated by Tamir river systems in millions years from north side of the mountain. Stay in a ger neighboring the nomad family. B/L/D
DAy4 journey with nomad family
In this tour, you will discover Khogno Khan park, Kharkhorin, the ancient capital of the Mongolian Empire, as well as the other landmarks of the Arkhangai Province such as its Volcan and lakes. Also we staying in Mongolian traditional accommodation called ger with nomadic people and ger camp. You will , hike, camel and horse riding and on an amazing adventure.
During our stay, we participate in many nomadic activities : making dairy products, picking cowpats, training horses, traditional cooking, milking the animals.
Welcome dinner with the nomad family. Overnight in an extra ger of the nomad family by river Tamir. B/L/D
DAy5 visit khorgo national park
We will drive to the Khorgo-Terkh National Park (161 km for 2 hours). On the way, we will stop at Chuluut River Canyon scenic spot. The Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur is also known as Great White Lake in the Khangai Mountain range in central Mongolia with relatively pure fresh water. The lake is 16 km wide, about 4-10m deep with its deepest point at 28m and over 20kms in a length. It is flooded 61sq.km and the lake has pike and other fishes. Overnight in ger by lake. B/D/L
DAy6 Climbing to the Khorgo volcano
Staying with nomad families is the best way to discover a lot about the centuries-old nomadic lifestyle and their culture. The nomads are totally self-sufficient on their five kinds of animals (horses, sheep, cattle including yaks, goats and camels) and move with their mobile and collapsible dwelling “ger” in search of better pasture and water for their animals from a place to place all year round.
Duration: 9 nights / 10 days
Activities: Visiting cultural heritage sites, experiencing nomad culture, exploring varied natural landscapes, hiking, camel riding, horse riding.
Group: Min 2 - Max 15
Season: Avril –October
Today after breakfast, we possibly arrange trek to the Khorgo volcano. Once we get there we will climb to a volcanic crater, the Khorgo at 2100m. From the summit there opens a splendid view over the landscape and the lake and rest of the day free. Overnight in ger camp. B/D/L
day7 tsenkher hot spring
Transfers airport / hotel / airport
2 nights in 3* or 4* hotel in Ulan Bator, breakfast included
Full pension during the tour
1 nights in comfortable yurts camps with warm shower
6 nights in ger with a host family,
Journeys in Japanese or Russian 4WD jeep or minibus with Air con + Driver
English or french-speaking guide
Camel and Horse trek
Local guides for the treks
Entrance fees for parks and museum indicated in the program
Passport and visa fees
Drinks / alcohols extras
Any excursion that is not indicated in the program
Single room supplement: Single supplement is available at 50 euros in the hotel (for 1 nights) Single ger supplement: Single supplement is available at 20 euros per night at ger camps
PRICE NOT INCLUDES
2 participants 1150 EUR p/p
3-5 participants 1050 EUR p/p
6-9 participants 900 EUR p/p
We will drive to Tsenkher hot springs, where you can lounge in the hot springs of the camp (200kms for 3-4 hours). The water is at 85,5°C. In a pleasant verdant wooded area, some yurts camps with equipment and baths with a less hot temperature have been set up for the travelers.
We will visit a local horsemen family where you have an opportunity to experience their way of life, their culture and traditions. Dinner is real authentic Mongolian barbecue, prepared in the traditional style with hot stones. Overnight in ger with local family.
DAy8 travel to kharkhorin
For your journey in Mongolia, it is possible joining a fixed departure tour with a group, which has the advantage of providing a friendly atmosphere and to let you benefit from the best price. Our groups are composed of an average of 3 to 12 participants.
We offering camel riding, horse trekking and hiking tour based on local community. Nomadic families live in the area are main parts of the tours. They will supply camels, horses, meals, and accommodation for tourists.
Today we will drive to long distance for 3 hours about 130 kms. Journey to Kharkhorin, the former capital of Mongolia. The legendary city of Genghis Khan was founded in 1220 and was one of the stages of the silk road.
Visit of Erdene Zuu Monastery built in 1586 by a nomad prince. The Chinese and Tibetan-inspired buildings are surrounded with 108 sacred stupas. Visit of the Museum of Kharkhorin. Overnight in another nomad family and explore more about the nomadic life. B/L/D
Back to Ulaanbaatar (350kms about 5 hours). Last herds of wild horses crossing the road outside our dumbfounded eyes, last yurts smoking far away, the steppe will be with us until the last moment. Arrival in town and settling in at your hotel, where you can rest a few moments. Rest of the day free. With our guide, you can go and shop in the center of the city. /B/L/D Optional: Ulaanbaatar by night (night club or pub)
Breakfast at the hotel. We go with you to the international airport of Ulaanbaatar. The transfer can be organized at the time you want, according to the schedule of your flight.