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Day 1 Amarbayasgalant monastery
Amarbayasgalant monastery one of the three largest Buddhist centers in Mongolia, is located near the Selenge River in the Iven Valley at the foot of Buren Khan Mountain. It was built between 1727-1736, without the use of a single nail. Explore the monastery. Overnight in a ger.
Day 2: Uran togoo Uul and Tulga Crater
The Uran Togoo - Tulga Uul Natural Monument is a national protected area in the Bulgan Province of Mongolia. It is located about 60 km directly west of Bulgan city around the extinct volcanoes Uran Togoo, Tulga, Togoo, and Jalavch Uul.
All four mountain names allude to their volcanic past with designations borrowed from around the fireplace. The Uran Togoo and Togoo mountains are named for their bowl shape, the Tulga mountain for its three mounds reminding of the traditional iron tripod kettle support. Jalavch ist a term for a small pot. Uran crater is 500-600 meters wide and 50 meters deep. Hiking to the crater. Overnight in a ger.
Day 3-5: Lake Khuvsgul
Lake Khuvsgul, 136km long and 36km wide at 1645m above see level. It is second largest lake in Mongolia as well as the deepest. Known as the Blue pearl of Mongolia, because of its crystal clear waters, it flows into the Eg and finally reaches reindeer people who are few ethnic group of Mongolia.
Activities: Bicycling, swimming, walking, horse-riding, and hiking.
Day 6. Shine-Ider village
Camp in the wild nature.
Day 7-8: Terkhiin tsagaan nuur-White Lake
Drive to The Khorgo-Terkh National park. Khorgo is a dead volcano covered with basalt lying to the east of The Great White Lake. The Volcano erupted in the Quaternary Period and its lave closed the water stream of Suman river and the result of this has created a truly incredible landscape. White Lake is a breath taking lake where you can do bird watching and fishing, relaxing by the lake, trekking to the craters, hiking to the mountains. Overnight in a ger camp.
Day 9. Tsenkher Hot Springs
The sulphur springs of Tsenkher emerge from the ground at 86 degrees in Celcius. 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 or trekking. Overnight in a ger camp.
Day 10. The Kharkhorin city , ancient capital of Mongolia
Karakorum, the ancient capital of Mongolian Empire, was built in 1235 by Ugudei khaan who was the successor of Chingis Khaan. The old capital was almost completely destroyed in 1377. But in 1585, Avtai Sain Khaan of Mongolia built the first and the biggest Buddhist monastery on the site of the old capital in 1586. The monastery, Erdenezuu, is kept in good shape until today. The crafts and paintings stored in the monastery are "a must see " masterpiece of work. Visit the monastery and explore more about the histrocial city.
Day 11. Ongiin Khiid Monastery ruins
Drive to Ongi monastery. Discover the ruins of Ongi monastery and its site. There is a ger museum which contains items found in the site of monastery that was actively operating until 1939. Nature in this area is beautiful with rocky mountains, Ongi river and trees. It is also a good spot for bird watching. Overnight in a nomad family ger
Day 12. The Flaming Cliffs or Bayanzag
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, remains of mammals, and in particular the skeleton of hornless rhinoceros, the largest known mammal in the world. Activities: Walking around Bayanzag. Overnight in a ger.
Day 13 . 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". We will walk through the gorge for about two hours. 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. Overnight in a ger camp nearby the gorge. You can always go for free walk in the nature.
Day 14. Khongor sand dunes
Drive to the sand dunes of Khongor. The main highlight will be Camel riding along the dunes.
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 to the sand-dunes.
After dinner , hiking to the dunes to see the sunset and the panoramic view from the top- endless vistas across a sea of daffodil-colored sand. The dunes extend for 185 kilometers and include dunes that can reach 240 meters in height. Overnight in a ger
Day 15. White stupa or Tsagaan Suvarga
This is a colorful limestone rock in Ulziit sum, a local administration unit. The rock is about 30 meters tall and uniquely shaped because of natural erosion caused by wind and water. Locals have long venerated this mountain (have so much fear and) respect for it that they refrain from saying its real name. They call it "Tsagaan Khairkhan" the "White Darling" instead when they are at this place. Overnight in a ger.
Day 16. Drive to Ulaanbaatar
16-Day North-South Mongolia Tour