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Taste of Mongolia tour 8 - Days

A short trip but nevertheless a packed itinerary! You will experience beautiful sceneries, fascinating historical sites and enjoy culture and fun on the way. You will be horse trekking through not only mountain steppe but also camel riding through deserts. We will then take you to the symbolic ruins of Genghis Khan's capital city Karakorum and visit the largest Erdenezuu monastery. Enjoy Mongolian authentic barbecue, prepared the traditional way - the meat is grilled with hot stones resulting in a great unique taste. This is a wonderful trip that enables you to experience Mongolia and collect amazing memories in a short time.

Brief Itinerary


Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and city tour

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. You'll be greeted at the airport and escorted to 4* hotel. After lunch take a city tour to Gandan Monastery where you will see a huge gold plated Buddha, a symbol of Mongolian national pride and cultural revival, Ulaanbaatar city museum, Central Square, and National Museum of Mongolia  where you will see artifacts from Mongolia and Central Asia from the Stone Age to present time. Overnight in the hotel. (L+D) (Approx. paved road 50 km)


Terelj National Park and visit Chinggis Khaan statue
After breakfast, drive to Giant 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. On the way, visit to Tonyukuk, a Turkic inscribed monument of the Turkic State (6th – 7th Centuries A.D).  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) (Approx. paved road 110 km, 2 hours)   


See Takhi, the Asian wild horse & Ungut man monuments

Early morning drive to Hustai National Park. You can see many historical there are many historical monument ensemble of Ungut- famous with it is large number of man like figures, which belongs to 6-8 th century AD and many other sepultures, rectangular tombs.  On the way, see Takhi, the Asian wild horse. If you have a chance, see wolf, argali sheep and deer. Enjoy small hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife. Visit Takhi's information center and overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)  (Approx. paved road 170 km, 3 hours)   


Erdenezuu and Karakorum
After breakfast at the tourist camp, drive to Karakorum, the symbolic ruins of the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire. Visit Erdene-Zuu, athe oldest monastery, with 108 stupas, built in 1586. Then visit Karakorum museum and see the Great Mongol state period, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Ancient state period halls. Overnight in tourist camp by Orkhon River. (B+L+D) (Approx. paved road 260 km, 4 hours)


Ugii Lake & visit nomad family

After breakfast, drive to Ugii Lake (altitude 1387 m; surface area—25 sq. km). When you visit the lake, you will have an opportunity to take a boat tour and do some birding. On the way, you will see Khusuu Tsaidam, a Turkic inscribed monument of the Turkic State (6th – 8th Centuries A.D). After lunch, 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 tourist camp. (B+L+D) (Approx. paved road 75 km, 1.5 hours)


Elsen tasarkhai and camel ride trial
Early morning, drive to Elsen tasarkhai unique area of forest and sand dunes.  (Approx. paved road 170 km, 3 hours) After lunch, there is an opportunity for a camel ride trial through the sand dunes. We will visit a local nomad family where you have an opportunity to experience their way of life, their culture and traditions. Overnight in a tourist camp. (B+L+D)


Drive back to Ulaanbaatar and city tour
Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Optional visit to Narantuul market and 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) (Approx. paved road 260 km, 4 hours)


Departure from Mongolia
After breakfast, you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport. (B) (Approx. paved road 25 km, 20 min)

                                   B - Breakfast         L - Lunch        D - Dinner

CategoryFixed Departure Tours
AvailableJune 02-09, June 16-23, July 03-10, July 13-20, Aug 01-08, Aug 14-21, Sep 01-08, Sep 15-22
Activity level3

Tour Highlights:

Terelj National Park
Hustai National Park
Turkic monuments
Ugii Lake
Elsen tasarhai sand dunes

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Have you ever been inside of real nomadic lifestyle and culture? Do you want to discover and stay with people whose ancestors made the biggest empire in the world during medieval period? This trip gives you only one great chance to visit real Mongolian nomadic families and experience their everyday life, custom and tradition.

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