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Day 1. UB to The Semi Gobi
Drive to Semi-Gobi. Imagine a picture that consists of rocky mountains in the back, sand dunes extending on the right,, green trees in and aside the dunes, a river flowing along the dunes. That is what Semi-Gobi looks like. Relax in Semi-Gobi. Trekking to the mountains. Camel riding. Stay in a ger.
Day 2-3. The Orkhon Waterfall and Ulaan tsutgalan Waterfall
We will visit Uurt gorge, Orkhon river, and the Red waterfall in Orkhon valley.
The red waterfall is situated in historically significant Orkhon valley, whose river flows an incredible 1120 km to the north before it joins Selenge river. Also called Ulaantsutgalan, the waterfall was formed by unique combination of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes about 20000 years ago. Overnight in a ger nearby the waterfall.
Day 4. Hot spring (hot Spa)
The sulphur springs of Tsenkher emerge from the ground at 86C. The hot spring is especially good for skin allergy.We will relax in Hot spa for the whole day. It is a good treatment after a long horse-riding trip. Overnight in a ger camp.
Day 5-6. Great white lake and Khorgo Crater
White lake is located in Tariat sum, a local administration unit which is a magnificent region of extinct volcanoes. Approximately 180km north-west of Tsetserleg, The lake (20 km long) was formed when volcanic lava dammed the Suman River cutting a large gorge through the basalt. White lake is a great spot for bird watching! On the 6th day we will visit some caves and Khorgo crater. Overnight in a ger.
Day 7. Kharkhorin ancient capital of Mongolia
Kharkhorin was built in 1235 by Ogodei Khaan , who was successor of Chingis Khaan. The foundations of Kharkhorin’s buildings are all underground and Erdene-Zuu Monastery was built near the ruins of ancient capital in 1586. We will visit Erdenezuu monastery which contains valuable items that represent the Buddhist culture of Mongolia. overnight in a ger.
Day 8. Back to Ulaanbaatar .
Accommodation: nomadic family ger, tourist camp, camping
Meal: B+L+D Vegetarian food is available on your request.
Transportation: Russian Van, Jeep, and others
Itinerary for Classic Central Mongolian Tour