Mini Gobi and the ancient capital Kharkhorin - 4 days

On this tour, you can visit authentic nomad families and explore their life style while staying in their extra ger (yurt). You will have opportunity to see yaks and other animals. This tour covers two famous national parks where you can see wild horses and the "mini-gobi", gobi-type landscape which presents a unique combination of mountains, forests and Gobi-type landscape all in one location. The most importantly, you can visit the one of the most historical site, the ruin of Kharkhorin city, once was at the same time a political, economic, administrative and religious centre, and one of the most important cities in the history of world trade holding an intense impact on the Silk Road. We hope you will enjoy horse and camel riding and the hiking activities.

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Horse and camel riding cost
    • Entry/Admission - Erdene Zuu Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Khustain Nuruu National Park
    What's excluded :
    • Insurance, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, personal items

  • Day 1: "mini" Gobi

    Stop At: Elsen Tasarkhai, Mongolia
    We'll drive to Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes (“mini-Gobi”) and walking around the sand dunes to take photos. Visit nomad family to see their lifestyle and taste dairy products. After lunch, we’ll have ah hour of the Bactrian camel riding at the sand dunes.
    Duration: 19 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at nomad family's ger.

    Day 2: Erdene Zuu monastery

    Stop At: Erdene Zuu Monastery, Kharkhorin 62090 Mongolia
    We'll drive to Kharkhorin, the ancient capital of Mongolian Empire from 13th centuries. There, we’ll visit Erdene Zuu (Hundred treasures) monastery and local museum where we can explore incredible historical sites of ancient Empires of Stone and Bronze Ages.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Orkhon Valley, Mongolia
    After having lunch, we’ll further drive to beautiful Orkhon river valley. Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its historical value related to Great Mongolian Empire. It's a picturesque place, where many nomad breeders set their summer camp. Before dinner, we’ll have horse riding for an hour in Orkhon valley.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at nomad family's ger.

    Day 3: Khogno Khan Uul National park

    Stop At: Khugnu Tarna, Mongolia
    We'll drive to Khogno Khan Uul National Park. It's a unique place with many different forms of landscape. Near the splendid mountain, Khogno Khan, Near the splendid mountain, Khogno Khan, we'll visit nomad family and get introduced their life style and taste dairy products. Then, we'll climb up to the mountain to see the splendid view and Ovgon temple ruin.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight in nomad family's ger.

    Day 4: Khustain Nuruu National Park

    Stop At: Khustain Nuruu National Park, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
    We will drive to the Khustai National Park located at 90 km to west from Ulaanbaatar. The National Park was originally set up in 1993 as a nature reserve for the reintroduction of the Prezwalski’s Horse (Takhi) into Mongolia. We’ll watch wild horses by binoculars. After lunch we'll drive back to Ulaanbaatar.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Gandantegchinlen Monastery, Ulaanbaatar 16040, Mongolia
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Buyant Uhaa Airport, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Epic Mongolia Tour

Activity ID: V-152680P3

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