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GOBI&KHANGAI COMBINED BAYANKHONGOR TOUR 10 Day

Great Bogd Mountain
One of the highest peaks of Gobi -Altai mountain range is Great Bogd Mountain with an eternal snow cap elevated 3957m from sea level. Located in Gobi region however, it hosts teal green moss, colorful flower beds, fast flowing mountain rivers bab-bling noisily their way, a lake and endangered animals such as wild sheep, ibex and leopards as well as medical herbs like snow lotus, rose-root and pagoda tree. 

Mountain Peaks experience snow in the middle of summer whereas it turns to rain in its middle range. Temperature reaches 30 degrees C at its bottom, creating a multitude of microclimates within one mountain. Great Bogd Mountain range suffered from earthquake in 1957 creating two beautiful lakes called "Blue" and "Green" Lakes. These are great attractions for tourists and trekking fans. 


Shargaljuut hot Springs
Shargaljuut hotsprings are located at Shargaljuut river at 1492m elevation from sea level. These wonderful hotsprings consist of 108 hot and cold springs which can treat 108 types of ailments. The hottest spring temperature reaches 96 degrees C. Each spring in Shargaljuut gashes out of natural shaped rocks resembling human organs. Like this, each spring is responsible for healing ailments according to its belonging shaped rock of origin. The spring for throat ailment thus rises out of the rock shaped like a throat such as many other examples can be found here, making this place a wonder of nature.


Chess Rock
Chess Rock monument in Erdenetsogt soum is an amazing heritage of intellectual culture of ancient people living BC 3000 years ago. Oral traditions say that an important king of Mongolian origin who played chess was buried here and a Chess Rock was erected in his memorial. As evidence for this legend, a burial place exists showing rock engravings and paintings of Mongolian chess figures and various animals. There is an unproven assumption that chess was invented and developed first by people of Mongolian origin.


White Cave
Mongolia and especially Bayankhongor aimag represent a place of the origin of humankind. In 1996, an American, Russian and Mongolian joint expedition found traces of human settlement in White Cave, Bayankhongor dating back to 750 000 years. This finding represents so far the most ancient of its kind in the world.


Gobi Nature
Bayankhongor is home to beautiful Gobi desert located 150km out of the aimag center. Gobi sand dunes and Buutsagaan and Orog lake, the largest Gobi lakes surrounded by saxaul bushes stretch out from valleys across vast territory to the western border of Mongolia. The area offers habitat to rare species of Bactrian camels and central Khalkh herder families, which represent main attractions for tourists. 


Bayankhongor Tourism
Bayankhongor has natural attractions such as one of the world’s 13 wonders, over 300 hot springs +45-+95°C “Shargaljuut” complex, “White Cave” base of prehistoric petroglyphs where people resided 800 years ago, “Nogoon Tsav Khooloi”, “Khermen Tsav”, “Bugiin Tsav” of dinosaur remnants from 50-80 million years ago. Orog lake (54 square miles/140 sq. km) and Buuntsagaan (97 square miles/252 sq. km) are the biggest lakes in the aimag.

Transportation:
There is a bus that goes from Ulaanbaatar everyday at 8AM. In 2021, a paved road connecting Bayanhongor with Ulaanbaatar through Arvayheer. Travel time was 10–12 hours before the road was completed. It should be at least a couple hours less now.


TRAVEL INFORMATION AND ITINERARY

Point of departure

Airport

Tour code

BH-01

Travel days

10 days

Available period of travel

From 01 Jun

Reservation method

Book online

Local tour price
Per Person

1550USD 2Pax

Minimum number of participants

From 1 person

Local guide

English speaking guide

City name

Main schedule

Day 1

 

Airport
Ulaanbaatar

Enjoy your flight trip. After arriving at Ulaanbaatar ,Mongolia a local English speaking staff will meet you. We will guide you to the hotel in the city

[Overnight at hotel]

Day 2

 

Ulaanbaatar

Bayankhongor City

• 07:30 Breakfast / at the hotel /
• 08:00 Departure from Ulaanbaatar to Bayankhongor city.
• 13:00 Lunch on the way. / Lun, Uvurkhangai aimag center /
• Arrive in Bayankhongor at 19:00
• 19:30 Accommodation at the hotel.
• 19:30 - 20:30 Dinner

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
[Overnight at Tourist Hotel ]

Day 3

 

Bayankhongor

Shargaljuut

• 07:30 - 08:00 Breakfast / at the hotel /
• 09:00 - 09:30 Take a commemorative photo at Baganat Square.
• 09:30 - 10:00 Departure at Erdenemandal Khairkhan.
• 10:00 - 11:00 Visit the Museum of History, Ethnography and Nature
• 11:00 - 12:00 Departure from Bayankhongor aimag to Erdenetsogt soum.
• 12:00 - 12:30 Visit the Chess Stone Complex
• 13:00 - 13:30 Visit the Strange Lama Monastery. / In Erdenetsogt soum /
• 13:30 - 14:00 Departure from Erdenetsogt soum to Dush community.
• 14:00 - 15:30 Get acquainted with the friendship. / Eat meals at yak herding family , combs the goats, rides the yak and have photos /
• 15:30 - 19:00 Arrive at Shargaljuut Resort.
• 19:30 Stay at the resort
• 20:00 - 20:30 Dinner. / Shargaljuut resort /
• 21:00 - 22:00 Free time / Participate in evening dance events.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
[Overnight at Tourist ger camp]

Day 4

Shargaljuut Spa

Great Bogd Mountain

• 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast.
• 09:00 - 10:00 Visit Shargaljuut hot spring.
• 10:00 - 12:00 Departure from Shargaljuut to Khavtsgai valley.
• 12:00 - 12:30 Explore the valley.
• 12:30 - 13:00 Travel from Khavtsgai Valley to Jinst soum.
• 13:00 - 13:30 Lunch / Jinst soum /
• 13:30 - 18:00 Arrive in Uliatai valley and stay at the Herder's Community.
• 19:00 - 19:30 Dinner / Herder partnership /
• 19:30 - 21:00 Get acquainted with nomad.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
[Overnight at Tourist camp]

Day 5

Great Bogd Mountain

Oyu and Nomin lakes

• 07:30 - 08:00 Breakfast / at Herder's home /
• 08:00 - 11:00 Arrive at Blue and Green lakes from Uliatai mouth.
• 11:00 - 11:30 Visit to Blue and Green lakes.
• 11:30 - 14:00 Arrive at the Herder Community from Blue /Oyu /and Green /Nomin/ Lakes.
• 14:00 - 14:30 Lunch / Herder's partnership /
• 14:30 - 16:30 Visit to Orog Lake.
• 16:30 - 19:00 Visit the nomad.
• 19:00 - 19:30 Dinner • 19:30 - 21:00 Free time / play dominoes /
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
[Overnight at Nomad Family]

Day 6

Great Bogd Mountain

• 08:00 - 09:00 Have breakfast. (Herder family) prepares lunch here.
• 09:00 - 10:00 Visit the Icheet spring.
• 10:00 - 11:00 Arrive at Tsonj Khairkhan.
• 11:00 - 11:30 Meet Tsonj Khairkhan.
• 11:30 - 12:00 Arrive at Puntsag Ovoo.
• 12:00 - 12:30 Visit to Puntsag ovoo.
• 12:30 - 13:30 Departure from Puntsag Ovoo to Tsagaan Cave.
• 13:30 - 14:00 Lunch / Field conditions on the way /
• 14:00 - 16:00 Arrive at the White Cave. / 800,000 years ago, man came to the place where he first lived.
• 16:00 - 16:30 Visit the White Cave.
• 16:30 - 19:00 Arrive from White Cave in Bayanlig soum.
• 19:30 - 20:00 Dinner
• 20:00 - 22:00 Free time

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
[Overnight at Tourist camp]

Day 7   Bayanlig
Bayangobi
 • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast / in the new soum /
• 09:30 - 10:00 Visit the Handicraft and Souvenir Center of Bayanlig soum.
• 10:30 - 14:00 Visit to a camel herding family to get acquainted with camel breeding. / Riding a camel, taking a photo, cooking, having lunch, meeting the person who owns most camels in Mongolia /

• 14:00 - 16:00 Travel to Bichigt Rock.
• 16:00 - 16:30 Get acquainted with the rock in Bichigt.
• 16:30 - 19:00 Arrive in Bayangobi soum.
• 19:00 - 19:30 Dinner / Bayangobi soum /
• 20:00 - 21:00 Free time

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
[Overnight at Tourist camp]

Day 8  Bayangobi
Bayankhongor
  08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
• 09:00 - 09:30 Visit the ruins of Baishint monastery.
• 09:30 - 11:00 Travel to the Khuuhnii valley.
• 11:00 - 13:00 Travel to the saxaul forest.
• 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch / In the saxaul forest /
• 14:00 - 18:00 Arrive in Bayankhongor aimag and stay at the hotel.
• 18:00 - 19:00 Visit craft and souvenir shops.
• 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner•
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

[Overnight at Tourist Hotel]
 Day 9 Bayankhongor
Ulaanbaatar
 • 07:00 - 07:30 Breakfast / at the hotel /
• 08:00 - 19:00 From Bayankhongor aimag - Arrive in Ulaanbaatar.

• 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
• 20:00 - 21:00 Free time
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
[Overnight at Hotel]

Day 10

Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, drive to Airport by private car.
Departure.
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The above process and time may change locally depending on the weather and road congestion on the day. In that case, please be aware of this in advance and follow the instructions of the local staff.

Travel Map
Additional Information
  • The above charges are for one person. Depending on the number of participants, you can participate with a great rate plan.
  • You will be stay in a standard 3-4 star hotels in Ulaanbaatar and a tourist ger camp , shower and other useful services (2-4 people per ger) in the countryside. 
  • If one person uses one hotel room, an additional charge of 40USD per night will be charged.
  • There is an additional charge for single use of Tourist Camp Ger. It is 25 USD per night.
  • A professional English speaking guide and a professional driver will guide you!
  • The vehicle will be a dedicated vehicle that applies to the number of people.
  • Meal conditions: As stated in the itinerary (standard 3 courses) .
  • The contents of sightseeing and meals to be provided may change due to local circumstances such as the weather and the postponement of airplane.
  • We also accept requests for additional stays, private guides, private cars, etc., as well as hotel designation and upgrades.
    * Please contact us at the time of application.
  • Additional reservations for Mongolian air tickets are possible. If you wish, please press the Mongolian low-cost airline ticket .
  • Based on the dates of this tour, you can make arrangements such as extending your stay or adding more places to visit. Please feel free to contact us.
Application deadline

 

When applying for a tour, please make a reservation at least 15 days before departure (excluding holidays). If you apply for a tour after that, we will reply to the customer once before making arrangements, and we will start making arrangements after confirming that we can contact you reliably. If the departure date is 7 days or later, we will do our best to accommodate you, so please contact us. (Please note that the cancellation charge will be charged 10 days in advance.) Please check the usage guide before applying.

Price remarks

 

This course is for 2 people or more, but it is possible for 1 person to apply. In that case, an additional charge for one person and an additional charge for a single room will be incurred. Please inquire about the price for one person before applying.

Method of payment

After making a reservation by email and phone, we will send a travel confirmation and invoice to your email . After confirming the invoice, you will transfer 50% of the travel fee to our Mongolian bank account. After confirming payment, it will be an official reservation. The 50% balance will be transferred to our bank account before the start of your trip.

What’s included in the Price?
  • Meals and service charges stated in the travel itinerary
  • Accommodation and service charges stated in the travel itinerary
  • Sightseeing fee ,english speaking guide fee , admission fee stated in the travel itinerary
  • Domestic or local baggage transportation charges

What’s Not included in the Price?

  • Round-trip international air ticket or international train fare
  • Optional tour price and single supplement
  • Overseas travel insurance www.WorldNomads.com
  • Mongolian Visa fee
  • Alcoholic drinks such as beer and liquor

Cancellation fee

 

  • 20% cancellation charge for all tours cancelled 8-10 business days before arrival.
  • 30% cancellation charge for all tours cancelled 5-7 business days before arrival
  • 40% cancellation charge for all tours cancelled 2-4 business days before arrival.
  • 50% cancellation charge for all tours cancelled 1 business day before arrival.
  • 100% cancellation charge for all tours cancelled the day of arrival.
 Transportation All clients will be met at the airport on arrival and taken to the airport for departure. We provide vehicles and a driver according to the size of group ( tour bus,sedan, van or jeep).
Guide All group tour arrangements ( groups of two or more) include the exclusive service of English (or Russian, Japanese, Spanish and German) speaking guide. Guides for other languages are available upon request.