15 days in Mongolia:
Starting from US$ 2 624 per person
Explore Mongolia on this 15-day all-exclusive circuit with Wind of Mongolia. The journey covers around 2500 km to discover by 4x4 and horseback riding with your local guide. You will follow a nice route with various landscapes of Mongolia, the Gobi desert and Khangay, green pastures of Arkhangay... and many more !
Your detailed itinerary in Mongolia
Day 1 / Arrive in Mongolia
- Welcome at the airport and check in at your hotel.
- Tour of Ulaanbaatar.
The streets of the capital are much less eventful in winter than in summer, but there prevails a constant agitation, including late at night. The city is divided into districts, which present great differences; we can also see yurts in the city center. The growth of Ulaabaatar is amazing and you will find there, all the conveniences of modern life.
- Visit the local market, shopping etc...
- Overnight at a hotel.
Day 2 / To the South
- Cross the Töv province to continue towards Dundgovi.
- Arrival at the Gobi’s doors, as the name of the region tells us.
- Stop at Baga Gazaryn Chuluu to visit attractions: temples, paintings, rocks and mineral springs.
- Overnight in a yurt camp or in a nomad family.
- Travel : 180km
Day 3 / BagaGazarinChuluu – Gurvan Saikhan
- Welcome by our nomad friends in Gurvan Saikhan. They will lead you across the dunes of Khongoriin on your camel ride.
- Overnight in the camp of nomads.
Day 4 / Camel ride
- Departure on a camel back to the dune.
- Return to the camp in the evening.
There are 5 Gobi’s in Mongolia and 5 different deserts in the South of the country. They begin at the West end of the Altai Gobi-Altai and end with the Gobi East in Dundgovi province.
Day 5 / Drive towards Arvaykheer
- In the morning we will cross a small mountain direction towards Arvaykheer (200 km).
- On the way we will eat and stop to have an overnight in a nomadic yurt.
Day 6 / Arvaykheer city
- City Tour.
- Shopping to buy some goods and souvenirs.
- After lunch we return to the road to reach a yurt camp that is few kilometers from the city, in the valley of the Orkhon.
Day 7 / Orkhon Falls
- Visit the mythical waterfall emblem of Ovörkhangay.
- Overnight nearby in a yurt camp.
Day 8 / Karakorum
- Today visit the monastery of TovkhonKhiid.
- Then, continue the route to reach Karakorum, ancient capital of Mongolia.
- Visit to the Erdenezuu monastery and its museum.
- Overnight in a yurt camp.
Karakorum is known for the splendor of the imperial city for some 140 years, but it was the capital of the empire for 32 years. In 1235, Ögedeï, son of Genghis Khan, built a line of defense of more than 2 km around the city, it is also at this time that the city takes its breadth of economic and political center. However, retaining their nomadic customs, members of the royal court, do not live in the palace, which now serves as a place for receptions, but around the capital, in yurts.
Day 9 / Tsetserleg
- Departure to Tsetserleg.
- Lunch in town before reaching a nomadic camp.
- Horseback in the afternoon guided by our nomads friends.
- Returning back to the camp in the end of afternoon.
- Overnight in host family.
Day 10 / North / North-West
- Reach the volcano Khorgoo Uul and the lake Terkhiin tsagaan.
- Time for a little hike in this wild place.
- Overnight in a ger camp.
The KhorgiinTogoo culminates at 2200 meters above sea level in the heart of a volcanic area of 160 km, Tsetserleg is the highest volcano located in this area. From its peak, one has a panoramic view of the region, particularly on Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan. This lake was formed by a lava flow that dammed the river course Suman, it is 20km long and a privileged area for many bird colonies.
Day 11 / Shine Ider Village
- You will continue towards the North to reach the Shine Ider village.
- Spend the night in a local accommodation nearby the lake.
Day 12 / Discover Moron and Khatgal
Khuvsgul is a province of Mongolia in the extreme Northern region. It is known for the largest and deepest lake in the country, "the blue lake," later popularized by Russian as "Kossogol." This region has preserved traditions, more than in other aimags and several ethnic groups live there, the best known are Darkhas, Buryats and of course Uriankhai, better known under the name Tsaatan. The region contains more than 300 lakes, including 200 located TsagaanNuur, to the west of mythical Lake Khuvsgul.
Khatgal is a small hamlet on the edge of Lake Khuvsgul. Ancient Russian colony once prosperous by trade between Mongolia and Russia. Remain outside the village the remains of the past. Overnight in our traditional lodge in the village, not very far from the Khuvsgul lake. Lake Khuvsgul is called "the blue pearl of Mongolia" because of its great beauty and color of its waters. The area is a National Nature Reserve where you can see very rich and often endemic flora and fauna. A wide variety of birds live where there the whole year or only in the springtime.
Day 13 / Relaxing day
- Relax in a camp with activities such as hiking with a horse or simply wonder on the shore of the lake and small valleys.
Khuvsgul Lake is one of the biggest in Asia and contains one of the largest reserves of pure water of the continent, 135 km long, 35 wide, its average depth is 100 meters, but can reach 260 meters . The waters of Lake Khuvsgul flow into the river EgiinGol, then in the Selenge, and finally in the waters of Lake Baikal.
Day 14 / Ulaanbaatar
- Back to Moron in the morning.
- Lunch in the town.
- Transfer by plane to Ulaanbaatar.
- Check in at the hotel.
Day 15 / Departure
- Transfer to the International airport of Ulaanbaatar early in the morning.