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Khovsgol tour

Lake Kuvsgul, cradled in the forested mountains of northern Mongolia, is known locally as Mongolia’s dark blue pearl. The lake is surrounded by several peaks near 3000m high, and to the west, there is the Darkhadyn Khotgor depression with plentiful forests and lakes. Mongolia's largest fresh water lake Khovsgol  is 125 km long and plunges to over 260 m and contains 1% of the world’s fresh water. In this region, around Tsagaan Nuur, live the fascinating Tsaatan whose lives revolve around the domesticated reindeer.  Its geological origins, flora and fauna are similar to those of its neighbor, Lake Baikal. Over 100 rivers and streams flow into the lake, but only one river flows out. There is an abundance of rare wildlife in and around the lake including several fish species and big horn sheep, called Argali. The Khuvsgul area is home to diverse ethnic groups including the Khalkhas, Buriats and the Tsaatan reindeer people who migrate between Khuvsgul and Buryatia each year.

 

Mongolia Tours

Naadam tour in countryside

2490 USD

The Naadam Festival showcases Mongolia’s finest in the three ‘manly sports' of horse racing, archery and wrestling. Females participate in the first two. The festival is the biggest event of the year for foreigners and locals alike and is held all over the country, normally between 11 and 13 July.

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The quality and number of sports and activities at Naadam festivals in the countryside will be lower than in Ulaanbaatar capital, but at a country Naadam you are more likely to get better seats, witness genuine festivals and, possibly, make up the numbers during the wrestling tournament!

 

Day Date Activity Accomodation Meal
Day 1 July 7 Arrive to Ulaanbaatar, introductory city tour Hotel L,
Day 2 July 8 Day trip to Terelj, Manzushir Bogd Khaan National Park (hiking) Hotel B,L,
Day 3 July 9 Drive to Khustai Nuruu NP (horse riding) Ger camp B,L,D
Day 4 July 10 Drive to Kharkhorin via Mongol Els Ger camp B,L,D
Day 5 July 11 Naadam Festival in Kharkhorin, Visit to Erdene Zuu Monastery Ger camp B,L,D
Day 6 July 12 Drive to Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur - volcanic lake Ger camp B,L,D
Day 7 July 13 Activities at Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur Ger camp B,L,D
Day 8 July 14 Drive to Ogii Lake Ger camp B,L,D
Day 9 July 15 Return to Ulaanbaatar, cultural show Hotel B,L,
Day 10 July 16 Fly to Gobi, visit Bayan Zag (Flaming Cliffs) Ger camp B,L,D
Day 11 July 17 Day trip to Khongoriin Els sand dunes Ger camp B,L,D
Day 12 July 18 Drive to Yoliin-Am (Volture's George) Ger camp B,L,D
Day 13 July 19 Fly to Ulaanbaatar, shopping Hotel B,L,
Day 14 July 20 Depart   B


Hotel nights - 4
Tourist standart ger camp nights - 9

Price includes:

  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • 4 star hotel in UB
  • Trained English-speaking guide
  • 4 WD transport
  • National Park fee and Cultural sight entrance fee
  • Tourist ger camp accommodation fee in countryside
  • Three meals per day in countryside
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Mineral water 1.5l per day

Price excludes:

  • Mongolian visa charge
  • Travel/medical insurance
  • Items of personal nature, drinks, excess baggage charges and hotel extra services
  • Horse/camel/yak rental as required
  • Meals in UB
  • Tips and gratuities