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Day 1. Tsagaan Suvarga or White stupa
Before heading out we will stop by a supermarket for supplies. We will have lunch on the way around 12-1pm.
Tsagaan suvarga is a seabed (60m high 400m wide) made of colorful limestone rocks in Ulziit sum, a local administration unit of Middle Gobi province. It is shaped uniquely because of natural erosion caused by water and wind. They named it White Stupa as from the east, the unique shape of the limestone rocks looked alike Buddhist white stupas. We will walk around this area for an hour or two. We’ll stay overnight in ger.
Day 2. Yol Valley and Three beauties of Gobi
Yol , named after a vulture , is a deep and narrow gorge in the sub range of the famous mountain "The three beauties of Gobi". Short trekking through the gorge. The valley is beautiful with impressive canyons, green land and little pond. Wild and rare animals such as ibex, wild sheep, fox , antelopes, snow leopards are seen sometimes. Horse-riding is optional as well. Overnight in a ger
Day 3 . Khongor sand dunes
Today we will enjoy some travel activities of Gobi desert.
After breakfast, we will drive towards Khongor sand dunes that extend along the northern side of Sevrei and Zoolun mountain ranges.
After lunch, we will ride camel. The two-humped camels are very comfortable to ride, as they walk slowly and gently and we will be well supported by the humps, sitting comfortably between them. Our camel man will take us around the sand-dunes.
After dinner time, we will explore the area, climbing one of the dunes. The dunes extend for 185 kilometers and include dunes that can reach 240 meters in height. Overnight in a ger.
Day 4. Bayanzag or Flaming Cliffs
Drive to Flaming Cliffs which is a Neolithic site where the large dinosaurs' skeletons on show in Natural History Museum were found. In the west, it is better known as the Flaming Cliffs so named explorer Roy Chapman Andrews. He also discovered petrified forests remain of mammals and in particular the skeleton of hornless rhinoceros, the largest known mammal in the world. Short trekking in Bayanzag. Overnight in a ger.
Day 5. Ruins of Ongi Monastery/ Ongi river/ and nomad family
Barlim Monastery is located on the north bank of the river while the Khutagt Monastery sits on the south bank. The older southern complex consisted of various administrative buildings as well as 11 temples. The northern complex, built in the 18th century, consisted of 17 temples - among them one of the largest temples in all of Mongolia. The grounds housed also 4 Buddhist universities. Founded in 1660, it was one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia and housed over 1000 monks at its height.
Day 6. Orkhon Valley and Ulaan Tsutgalan waterfall
Drive to Orkhon valley. Orkhon valley is a historically significant place whose river flows an incredible 1120km before it joins to Selenge river. The valley is famous for its Red waterfall. Ulaantsutgalan or Red waterfall was formed by unique combination of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes about 20000 years ago.. Trekking to the waterfall. Stay in a ger nearby the waterfall.
Day 7-10. Eight lakes (horse-riding)
This morning we will start our horseback riding tour. After having breakfast, we will pack our staff on luggage horse and ride to the 8 lakes. Our first day will be a trip to another local nomad family. During the day we will be riding in great landscape of Orkhon with lava rocks, rivers and green steppe. The second day, we will continue riding to the lakes and will start exploring them one by one starting from Khuis lake. The eight lakes are considered one of the wildest and unspoiled travel destinations of Mongolia. The Shireet Lake is the biggest lake among the 8 lakes, perfect for photo-shooting and camping overnight. We highly recommend this area for our customers who want to experience adventurous horseback riding. We will stay at different families along the way. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner). Also you can try Mongolian traditional dairy product in family. You are able to see the daily life of a genuine nomadic families.
Day 11 The Kharkhorin or Karakorum city , 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 the Erdenezuu monastery which contains valuable items that represents the Buddhist culture in Mongolia. overnight in a ger camp
Day 12-13 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 13thday we will visit some caves and craters.Overnight in a ger camp.
Day 14.Hot spring (Hot spa)
The sulphur springs of Tsenkher which 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 15. Khugnu Khaan mountains
Khugnu khan mountain range is located in Bulgan province. The granite Rock Mountain range is a thing of beauty. The granite rock Mountains over 1960m (above sea level) are great spot for activities like horse riding and hiking. Activities: hiking and horse-riding. Overnight in a ger.
Day 16. Driving back to UB
Accommodation – Traditional Mongolian ger, tent and tourist camp.
Transport – Jeep, Russian van, and others.
Meals – Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Gobi Desert-Eight lakes-Khorgo crater Tour