BAYAN-ULGII

25 Days 24 nights

Area: Central, Western ad North Mongolia

Duration: 24 Nights/ 25 Days

Total distance: 5000 km

Accommodation: Ger guesthouse prapared by nomads

Your participation in this trip is helping to financially support nomadic families living in Mongolia. And certain percent of our profit will be donated to children’s orphanage in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Day 1. Kharkhorin, where you will see Erdene Zuu monastery  
To After breakfast we are driving the symbolic ruins of the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire. Visit Erdene-Zuu, the 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.
 
Day 2. Orkhon water fall 
Today’s destination the Orkhon Waterfall water flows for remarkable 1120 km to the North and lies in the historically significant Orkhon Valley, UNESCO World Heritage site. The waterfall formed by combination volcanic eruption and earthquakes some 20000 years ago cascades down from a height 27 meters. It has many species of fish like the pike, Siberian sturgeon, taimen, asian common asp, Siberian grayling, roach etc.
 
Day 3. Tsenkher Hot Spring
After breakfast, continue your trip to tsenkher hot spring. It is Reflect, relax, spa, enjoy the premier nude spa retreat in Arkhangai province, enjoy a whirlpool and contemplate the mountain above you - Relax in the sun all day and swim free in a spa water pool - Tsenkher's curative mineral waters have been used for centuries as the most pure and healing in the Mongolia. Feel the 24 hour mineral water whirlpool massage the tension from your busy life at our refreshing, up scale and sensual countryside center - Sauna bliss - sun bathe natural, rest in Mongols' traditional dwelling Ger
 
Day 4. Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur 
Terkh White Great White Lake
Today we are going to drive to Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur on a very good newly built paved road until reaching destination.  
It is an astonishingly beautiful lake with relatively pure fresh water. Torrents of lava issuing from the Khorgo volcano blocked the north and south Terkh rivers, so forming the dammed lake of Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake at an altitude of 2060 meters above sea level. The lake supports Pike and other fish. Rare birds are found here. 
After exploring the environment, you can prepare yourself for next day’s horse trip.
 
Day 5. Terkh White Lake (horse trip to Khorgo Volcano)
After breakfast at 10:00 am, start your horse trip to volcano with well trained local guide and your tour guide. Before riding your guide will give you clear instruction about horse riding.
KHORGO is  an altitude of 2200 meters above sea level. Khorgo is rich in beautiful scenery of mountains, cliffs, rapid streams, rivers, lakes, extinct volcanoes, green forests and pastures, where the long-haired yaks and horses pasture. Natural zones around Khorgo: Taiga forest, Transition between Taiga forest and grassland, Mountain Forest Steppe. 
 
Day 6. Telmen nuur
Today we are going to continue trip to western Mongolia called Telmen Nuur. Telmen Lake is a saltwater lake in Zavkhan, Mongolia. Three islands are located in the lake, which is a gathering point for migratory birds. 
 
Day 7. Khar nuur
After breakfast we are going to drive Khar Lake. It is located in the Zavkhan aimag (province) in western Mongolia. Khar Lake occupies a dale in the Khangai Mountains to the East from the Great Lakes Depression.
 
Day 8. Senjit khad mukhariin els.
Today we are continue our exploring to Senjit Khad. It is located 95 kilometres (59,03 miles) North Uliastai, the rocky formations of Senjit Khad have a very interesting shape. In effects, the often violent wind coming from Gobi Desert drilled the rock in several places and, in the middle of the rock, there is a natural 6-metre-wide (19,69 feet) and 3,5-metre-high (11,48 feet) arch. This rocky formation is located on top of a hill from where you'll enjoy an amazing view on the whole area, with its desert-type landscapes typical of Gobi.
 
Day 9. Zavkhan gol
After breakfast we are going to continue trip in semi Gobi Zavkhan. Zavkhan River is a river in Mongolia. It flows from Khangai Mountains to Lake Khyargas, and has a draining area of over 71,000 km². The river forms most of the border between the Govi-Altai and Zavkhan aimags.
 
Day 10. Tsambagarav holly mountain.
Today’s destination in Tsambagarav Holly Mountain.
Tsmbagarav is a mountain between Khovd Province and Bayan-Olgii Province in western Mongolia, it is a mountain of the Altai Mountains range. It has two peaks, its highest peak "Tsast Uul" "snow-covered peak") has an elevation of 4,193 m, and another peak same named "Tsambagarav". The mountain is the stand-alone eternally snow-capped mountain of the Mongol Altai and the regional sacred mountain in Mongolia. 
 
Day 11. Bayan olgii.
Today we are going to experience different culture visiting west part of Mongolia.
Bayan-Ulgii aimag (province) is located in the West region of our country.  It is bordered with Russia and China.  97% of the population is Kazakh whereas the rest 3% are Mongolian minority groups, such as Tuva, Uriankhai and Zakhchin.
Kazakh life style and habits are differed from Mongolian due to different reasons. Most of the population is Muslim.  By traveling to Bayan-Ulgii you will not only experience a wonderful sightseeing, but you will visit a Kazakh family as well. 
 
Day 12. Altai tavan bogd natioanal park 
Today’s destination is one of the most beautiful part of Mongolia. Stunning Altai Tavan Bogd National Park follows Western Mongolia's border with China and Russia, and is the greatest attraction in Western Mongolia. The Park really does have it all: beautiful valleys, alpine lakes, rivers, glaciers, and the highest peaks in Mongolia. This natural richness gives rise to a host of activities; 
 
Day 13. After breakfast, start trekking to the altai tavan bogd. 
 
Day 14. Relax and experience different culture by visiting eagle family.
 
Day 15. Bayan-olgii, supply and break to next destination. 
 
Day 16. Uureg Lake
Uureg Lake is a lake in an endorheic basin in western Mongolia, north-west of the Great Lakes Hollow, near the western edge of the Uvs Nuur basin.
 
Day 17. Zuun gobi village's territory near Golden Sand.
Golden Sand in Mongolia the world's northern most desert (sand dunes). Buurug deliin els sand dunes stretch about 180 km in long, 50 km in wide and 70-80 km in hight. Whole area is 4000 m2. The road between Ulaangom and Moron passes the Boorog Deliin Els sand dunes which lead to Altan Els (Golden Sands), part of the Uvs Nuur Strictly Protected Area. Altan Els is another wonderful area for wildlife, if you can find any. The Altan Els are on the border of Uvs and Zavkhan aimags, and are an easy detour from the Ulaangom-Moron road.
 
Day 18. Bayan tes. It is Useful halfway to next destination. 
 
Day 19. Tsagaan uul, Khovsgol aimag. Useful halfway to next destination.
 
Day 20. Khowsgol Lake. 
Today’s destination is beautiful Khowsgol Lake. Known as “The Dark Blue Pearl”, Lake Khuvsgul is Mongolia's largest and deepest pure lake. Located in the northernmost province, it is the largest tributary stream of Lake Baikal in Russia. Lake Khuvsgul is 136 km long, 36 km wide, 262 meters (for known measurement) deep and is located at an altitude of 1645 m above sea level and is frozen from January until April or May. It's the second largest fresh water lake in Central Asia. It's inhabited by nine species of fish including the Siberian grayling and lenok Lake Khuvsgul is on the important migration route for birds from Siberia, thus facilitating marvelous opportunities for bird watching. 
 
Day 21. After breakfast start horse trip around lake with well-experienced local guide and visit reindeer family.
They come near the lake during summer. Their entire existence is based around the reindeer, which provide milk, fur for clothes, transport and, occasionally and meat. The Tsaatan are part of a Tuvan ethnic group, which inhabits the Tuvan Republic of Russia. They are truly nomadic, often moving their small encampments, called ail, every two or three weeks-looking for special types of grass and moss loved by the reindeer. The Tsaatan do not use Mongolian GER, but prefer a hut made by reindeer skin.
 
Day 22. You will take your time around lake, enjoying yourself  and take a shower. 
 
Day 23. Khutag Ondor 
Today you will spend night near Selenge River with a forest.
 
Day 24. Amarbayasgalant monastery
Drive to Amarbayasgalant Monastery
Today’s destination is  the second largest Buddhist monastery in Mongolia, the ‘Monastery of tranquil felicity’, is located near the Selenge River. The Manchu empire Yongzheng built the monastery between 1727 and 1737, and dedicated it to Zanabazar, Mongolia’s first Bogd Gegeen (sacred king who ruled the country by the Buddhist teachings) and a famous artist and the inventor of the vertical Mongolian script. His mummified body was moved here in 1779. Amarbayasgalant Monastery is one of the few monasteries in Mongolia to survive from the purge of the 1930’s. Restoration of this historic site began in 1975, and was completed in 1998. 
The nearby Burengiin mountain range and surrounding fields of grass and wildflowers make this monastery is one of the most attractive destination in Mongolia. 
 
Day 25. After breakfast we are driving back to UB city and have lunch on the way back.

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