• Highlights of West and North Mongolian Tour

Bayan-Olgii, Khovd, Ulaangom, Uliastai, Govi-Altai provinces are in the west part of Mongolia. 16 ethnic groups are in this region. Their cultures and lifestyles are totally different than others. So its very interesting for tourists. In this part there are many beautiful lakes, mountains to visit. The most interesting thing is the culture of Mongolia’s largest ethnic minority of the Khazakhs. These Khazakh speaking nomads are predominantly Muslim. Still they hunt with their trained eagles in the winter months and you will have the opportunity to see these magnificent birds during your travels. Here is also some wild animals living. The snow covered peak of Mongolian Altai mountain Range rise up to 4400 m a.s.l and you will find here remote alpine lakes teeming with fish, ancient stone monument, intricate rock paintings and ancient Turkish burial grounds, swift rivers, larch forests and valleys strewn with wildflowers.

Duration: 20 nights 21 days

Converting Distance: 4500 km

Accommodation: Ger camp

Food: 21 breakfast 21 lunch 20 dinner

Group Size: min 1-2, max 6 (big groups are available)

Activity: Horse riding, Hiking,Eagle watching, Swimming, Visit to kazak family, Bird watching, Boating

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Day 1 Kharkhorin – Erdene Zuu Monastery

Early morning we will start drive to Kharkhorin ancient capital city and will visit to the ErdeneZuu Monastery. It’s a ancient capital city called kharkhorin where developed Kharakhorum capital of Great Mongolian Empire in 13th century. Explore ErdeneZuu Monastery Musuem. It is a biggest Buddhist center in medieval ages and it was closed and badly damaged in 1930s. Visit to some other sightseeing. Overnight in a Ger camp

Day 2 Terkh White Lake

After breakfast we will drive to White lake(Terkh). The lake was formed by lava flows from a volcanic eruption many millennia ago This is 2060m a.s.l, 16 km long, 4-10 km wide, 20 m deep fresh water lake . Overnight in a Ger  

Day 3 Khorgo volcanic crater

This day is no driving and bit relaxing day. Hike or horse trekking to the Khorgo volcano. It is the last volcano which extinct around 9000 years ago. 2240m high a.s.l. Swimming and fishing is possible for the personal interest. Overnight in a Ger camp

Day 4 Telmen Lake

Early morning we will drive to Telmen Lake. Telmenlake is a saltwater lake in Zavkhan, Mongolia. Three islands are located in the lake, which is a gathering point for migratory birds. Overnight in a wild camping

Day 5 Hyargas Lake

Today’s destination is Hyargaslake. It is one of the largest lakes of Mongolia, lies about 100 km south of lakeUvs in the territory of the Deprission of Great Lakes. The Zavkhanriver feeds Airag Lake, which is further connected to Hyargas lake that has not outlet. The salt water lake, stretching from west to east, is 75 km long and 31 km wide. Several of fish including the rare Mongolian grayling lives in Hyargas Lake. Overnight in a tourist camp

Day 6 Tolbo Lake – Khovd province

Early morning we will drive to Tolbolake via Khovd province. It is 50 kilometres  towards South of Ölgii, in the center of the province  Bayan-Ölgii, there is Tolbo Lake”stain lake”. It extends on 185 square kilometres  in the heart of the Altai range, at more than 2000 metres  above the sea level. Tolbo Lake’s water is particularly clear. The road that leads there passes along glaciers and, in Winter, it’s possible to move on the iced lake. The lake was the witness of the battle of Tolbolake (1921) during the Russian civil war, when the Bolsheviks allied to the Mongolians defeated a White Russians army. You can spot by the lake a couple of memorial plaques. Overnight in a Ger camp

Day 7 Tsagaan Nuur village

This day we will drive to Tsagaannuur village pass through Bayan Olgii province. We will take a permission here. Overnight in a Ger camp 

Day 8, 9, 10 Altai Tavan Bogd National Park

After breakfast start drive to Altai TavanBogd (Five Saints National Park). It is the highest peaks in the Mongol Altai Range which stretches some 2000 km from the Gobi desert to the Greater Himalaya in Pakistan. The Five Saints includes Mt Huiten(4354). It locates near the northwestern border of Mongolia.  Overnight in a Ger camp. (Wild camping is available) 

Day 11 Kazak family at Bayan Olgii Province

After hiking or trekking to the Altai 5 Bogd Mountain come back to the center of the Olgii Province and stay overnight in a Kazak family

Day 12 Uureg lake – Uvs lake

Today we will drive to Uvs, Uureg lakes. It is the Largest lake of Mongolia by surface water. The shallow lake lies near the north frontier of the country where it UVs aimag borders with Russia, in the Depression of Great lakes. The Uvs lake lying in Desert and desert steppe at an altitude of 76 meters above sea level is surrounded by Large marshes in the north and the world’s northernmost sand dunes of AltanEls( Golden sand) in the eastern shore.-26,27. Overnight in a wild camping

Day 13 Altan Els- Golden Sand

In the morning we will head to AltanEls pass through Uvslake. On the way we will stay near AltanEls – Golden Sand. Overnight in a wild camping.

Day 14 Tsetserleg village

Today we will drive to Tsetserleg village pass through Moron city. Stay around this village. Overnight in a wild camping.

Day 15 Moron city

Today we will drive to Moron city. Overnight in a Ger camp 

Day 16 Khovsgol lake

Early in the morning we will drive to great Khovsgollake. The lake is the second fresh water lake in Asia and second large lake in Mongolia with its 136 km long and 36 km wide and 264 meter deep. Overnight in a Ger camp 

Day 17 Second day at Khovsgol lake

This day is no driving, relaxing and will do horse riding or hiking around the Lake “Khovsgol”. Overnight in a Ger camp

Day 18 Third day at Khovsgol lake

This day is more for relaxing. No driving day. You can do anything what you want. You can go for boating, hiking or cycling around the lake is available for this day. Overnight in a Ger camp 

Day 19 Urantogoo volcanic crater

Our destination for today is Urantogoo. Its about 60 kilometer directly west of Bulgan city is the extinct volcano of UranUul and nearby TogooUul, now part of the 1600 hectare UranTogoo-TulgaUul natural reserve in the village of Khutag-Ondor. Trial to the top of the relatively unimpressive volcano lead up from the west side, which also have some nice camping areas. The UranTogoo-TulgaUul national monument is a national protected area in the Bulgan province. This mountain ranks as 4th highest mountain and its protected in 1965. In 1995, it was designated as a monument by Parliament Resolution with an area of 5800 hectares. Overnight in a Ger camp 

Day 20 Amarbayasgalant Monastery

At the end of the day visit to “Amarbayasgalant” monastery and enjoy the other nice monuments. It is ever beautiful and hidden jewel known as Amarbayasgalant monastery which is situated in the Iven river valley. The monastery was established in 1727-1736 in memory of UndurGegeenZanabazar at the order of the Manchurian emperor. Overnight in a Ger camp 

Day 21 Back to UB

Today we will head back to UB. We will have a lunch on the way. 

Tour fare included
  • Accommodation during the trip
  • Driver+4WD vehicle+petrol
  • English speaking tour guide/cook
  • All meal/ Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner/
  • Bottled water supply for 1.5 liter p.p everyday
  • Entrance fees for the national parks and museum
Tour fare excluded
  • International airfare
  • Personal Items
  • Optional activity costs
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Snacks
  • Travel insurance

Contact us

Location:

Seoul Street, Building 14-b apartment, Floor number 1-4, Door code 16, Khoroo 3, Sukhbaatar District, Улаанбаатар

Phone:

Mobile: 976-9979-4114

Email:

info@camel-track.com

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