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Central Mongolian Tour 8 Days Tsenkher Hot Spring, Kharkhorin Ruins,


Cultural landscape of Orkhon Valley

The Orkhon Valley is located on both banks of the Orkhon River in central Mongolia, about 360 km west of Ulaanbaatar city. The Orkhon Valley cultural landscape has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as an illustration of the nomadic tradition that has been cultivated for over 2000 years.
For centuries, the Orkhon Valley has been regarded as the seat of the steppe king. Its name appears in history in the "Orkhon Inscription" erected in this valley by Bilge Khan in the 8th century. The mountains that make up the canyon were sacred as the Axis of the world in Tengri worship, but Otuken was especially special. The Orkhon Valley is home to the Orkhon inscription, the ruins of Khar Balgas, the ruins of Kharkhorin, the capital city of Genghis Khan, and the Erdene Zuu Monastery.

World Heritage Karakorum Ruins

In Central Mongolia, there are many archaeological sites and historic sites in the cultural landscape area called Orkhon Valley, and the most famous one is Karakorum.When the nomads of Mongolian and Turkish descent who lived in Mongolia for a long time were founded, the city was selected as the Orkhon River basin. Genghis Khan has also ordered the establishment of the Mongolian capital city there. The city of Karakorum was built in 1235 under the order of Genghis Khan and is famous for its temporary center of the world. One of the world heritage sites of Mongolia is, Erdene Zuu ​​temple of the Karakorum ruins. This ruins, which suddenly appears in the prairie, has a total of 108 high-impact white pagodas and outer walls that surround the Buddhist temple, making it a temple complex with a long history in Mongolia. A short walk from the archeological site, is a joint project of the Mongolian Cabinet and JICA, and the "Karakorum History Museum" has been constructed by Japan's ODA.

Erdenezuu Temple

Erdene Zuu Temple was the first Buddhist temple built in 1586 by Abtai Sain Khan. It has been protected as a National Special Protection Site since 1944.The four "Erdene Zuu" walls are also 420 meters long, with 25 stalls on each side and two squares on each side, for a total of 108 stupas. Currently working as a museum. In 1996, the United Nations Organization for Educational Science and Culture declared the ruins of "Erdene Zuu" and the city of Karakorum as a World Heritage Site.Customers can visit "Ulaan Tsutgalan Waterfall", "Mogoit 45-70 degree hot spring", "Elsen Tasarhai", "Uvgun Temple", etc. while looking at Karakorum.

Beautiful Burd of nature

Burd is about 270 km southwest of Ulaanbaatar.You can enjoy the typical scenery of Mongolia, which are grasslands, sand dunes, small hills and streams, and in the summer, making it a scenic spot.The nomads herding sheep, goats, horses,camels etc. May be just like the image of a Mongolian steppe. There is Khugnu Khan mountain in the northern part of Burd, now it is protected as a "reserve" and there are rare flora and fauna.
In the vicinity of this area, only Burd has sand dunes.The fine sand dunes have beautiful wind patterns drawn by the wind. Locally known as Elsen Tasarhai (sand enclave), the beautiful contrast of grasslands and dunes is also a popular travel destination.

Tsenkher hot spring

Tsenkher natural hot spa, it has been selected as one of the 100 hot springs in the world.
The source of the hot spring is 86 degrees Celsius, and it is a natural grassland hot spring that has abundant hot water flowing directly from it. If you like hot springs, this is one of the tourist destinations in Central Mongolia that you should keep in mind. You can observe the stars at night while taking an open-air bath. A place suitable for horseback riding and visiting nomads.You can also observe alpine plants in the Hangai Mountains and study organisms.
It takes 8 hours by car from Ulaanbaatar.The accommodation is a collection of tourist gers. It is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the hot springs while gazing at the beautiful forest mountains and prairie of Mongolia.

Lake Ugii

It is approximately 120 kilometers from the Tsenkher Hot Springs to Lake Ugii. Located in Ugii Village, Arkhangai Province. Lake Ugii is home to 170 species of birds and about 20 species of fish.

Typical lakes in Arkhangai, which have abundant water sources, include Ugii Lake and Terkhin tsagaan Lake. Both lakes, which are designated by the Ramsar Convention to protect important waterbird habitats, are home to many migratory birds, such as swans, red-crowned cranes, and red-crowned cranes each year.One of the largest lakes in Mongolia. There is a ger camp around the lake, which is convenient for lodging and meals. Bird watching, hiking and fishing are available.

Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake

The Lake Terkhine-Tsagaan (White Lake) is located in the Lake Terkhine-Tsagaan National Park in Arkhangai Province, 590 km west of Ulaanbaatar. The lake of Terkhin-Tsagaan is a lake formed by lava that flows from the Khangai Mountains and is designated as a national protected area along with the surrounding volcanoes. Known as a scenic place, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions both inside and outside Mongolia.In addition to the crater of an extinct volcano, there is a stone statue called " Stone Man". The magma from the eruption of the Horgo volcano solidified, creating the beautiful lake of Terkhiin-Tsagaan at 2060 meters above sea level.The lake is 16 kilometers wide, 20 kilometers long and 4-10 meters deep.The Terkhiin-Tsagaan Lake National Park is home to the Khorgo Volcano, where you can admire or hike the 2240-meter-high dead volcano.

Khorgiin Togoo Volcano

Khorgiin Togo" (Hidden Pot) Death Volcano in central Mongolia, located on the north side of the Soman River, near the village of Tariyat in the Arkhangay province, where the lava of the volcano flowed into the lake thousands of years ago. The crater with a diameter of 200 meters and a depth of 100 meters is seen, and a lava field spreads around it. This extinct volcano was designated as a nature reserve in 1965. The area around the volcano is an area of ​​interesting landscape that has been hardened by lava bubbles.

Taihar Rock 

The name "Taikhar" comes from the Mongolian mythology.According to mythology, this rock is not formed by itself.This rock stands 22 km west of Tsetserleg, the capital of the prefecture, along the main road, in the middle of an empty grassland.There is no similar thing around the rock and it is immediately visible from the main road.The inscription that dates back to the dating era is drawn on the Taikhar Rock.
Taikhar Rock.The height is about 26m.Since about 6000, symbols and animals have been engraved.The letters are also engraved with Tibetan, Old Mongolian, Qitan, Uyghur, Manchu, Kanji, and Runes, and even historically refer to historical figures from the Gaol period.

Undur Shireet Prairie

Undur Shireet is a campsite located 200km southwest of Ulaanbaatar, halfway between Karakorum and on the banks of the Tuul River, which runs through the prairie.
The beauty is clear from the fact that it was selected as the filming location for Makoto Shiina's movie "White Horse" and the Kubota commercial.This campsite is a campsite with special permission from Undur Shireet Village, so there is no other campsite around.Since there are no other facilities, lights of the town, and electric wires, it is also ideal for seeing a sky full of stars!
Hot Air Balloon Flight Enjoy the impressive 360-degree panorama as the wind blows through the Mongolian steppe.Horseback riding experience is also possible.

TRAVEL INFORMATION AND ITINERARY

Point of departure

Airport

Tour code

MO-39

Travel days

8 days

Available period of travel

From 01 Jun

Reservation method

Book online

Local tour price
Per Person

1250USD

Minimum number of participants

From 1 person

Local guide

English speaking guide

Name of a city

Main schedule

First day

 

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]

the 2nd day

Ulaanbaatar

 

Undurshireet

After breakfast, transfer to the tourist camp Undur Shireet in the prairie outside Ulaanbaatar. Undurshireet is a place with a wonderful view of the prairie, which has been selected as the filming location for the movie "White Mane" directed by Makoto Shiina and the commercial for Kubota. There is a camp on the banks of the Yatura River, which runs through vast grasslands surrounded by beautiful mountains, and we will stay here in Ger.

In the afternoon, we will receive a lecture (explanation) from a nomad (instructor) with his beloved horse who moves along the prairie. After that, we will depart to the prairie with nomads for a horse trekking experience based at the campsite.

Accommodation: Ger camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Third day

Undurshireet

Karakorum

Tsenkher

After breakfast, move from Undurshireet, which has a reputation for beauty, to Tsenker's hot springs. Lunch will be in Karakorum on the way. Visit the Erdenezuu Temple, surrounded by four gates and one hundred and eight stupas, and the famous granite turtle stone. The Erdenezuu Temple suddenly appears in the meadow. It was built about 450 years ago using building materials from the Karakorum Empire. Four gates and 108 pagoda surround the area, lined with stupas and temples. There are still monks and they have a deep faith.

Head to Tsenkher hot spa. Enjoy horseback riding, hot springs, forests, etc. in the great outdoors.

Accommodation: Ger camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

 

Tsenkher

Lake Terhiin Tsagaan

After breakfast, we will move to Lake Terchinzagan. (Approximately 5 hours / 220km) After arriving, you can enjoy bird watching in this highly transparent lake, which is 16km long, 6km wide and 20m deep, 2 to 3km west of Mt. Horgo.

Accommodation: Ger camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan

Horgo volcano

After breakfast, climbed the Horgo volcano about 8000 years ago. Climb the volcano and you will see a magnificent view of the lake and the entire range of the Horgo Volcano and Lake Terhiin tsagaan National Park Area, influenced by the lava of the volcano, around the green of the crater. You will visit the lake by boat.

Accommodation: Ger camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

 

Lake Terhiin Tsagaan

Ugi Lake

Burd

After breakfast, we will move to Lake Ugii. After lunch around the tourist camp, we moved to a place where we could see birds and took pictures.
Please enjoy your lunch.

After arriving in Burd, experience riding a camel.

Accommodation: Ger camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

 

Burd

Khustai NP

Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, we will move to the Khustai National Park. After lunch around the tourist camp, we move to a place where wild horses can be seen and took pictures.

Leave the Khustai NP in the evening. After arriving in Ulaanbaatar, go shopping at Nomin Department Store.

We will guide you to the Mongolian folk dance concert.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

8th day

Ulaanbaatar

home country

After breakfast, drive to Airport by private car.
Departure.
Thank you for choosing us.

Meals: Breakfast





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.
* Meals may change for box lunch or hotel / restaurant / ger.

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.