Explore Mongolia through its capital Ulaanbaatar, Western Mongolia with Eagle Festival and Terelj National Park.
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Our Price Includes
- 9 overnights in Ger Lodges (triple bed) best of the area
- Entrance fees and taxes of National Parks, museums and tourist attractions according to the program, travel permits
- Naadam festival ticket
- Car and driver during day 2 and 3. (during Naadam festival)
- Domestic flight (Dalanzadgad city – Ulaanbaatar city)
- All meals written in tour itinerary (breakfast, lunch, dinner) except alcoholic drinks
- Professional guide (except day 13)
- 2 way transfer to airport
- International flight tickets
- Hotel in Ulaanbaatar
- Car(Vehicle) and driver service
- Soft and alcoholic drinks
- Personal expenses
- Any activities not mentioned in our program
- Personal travel and cancellation insurance
- Everything not mentioned as inclusive
Morning early arrival in Ulaanbaatar, pick up by our tour guide at the airport / train station, transfer to the hotel / guesthouse. Relax by noon from your travel fatigue. In the afternoon we go for a walk together through Genghis Khaan Square, then dinner together. Briefing about the upcoming trip.
Stay at hotel
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the airport. Flight to Ulgii, the center of Bayan-Ulgii province with a domestic airline. We will arrive in Ulgii at 12.30. For lunch you will be served delicious Kazakh cuisine and then we will visit the traditional Kazakh museum. In the evening we still watch Kazakh folk concert.
Stay at Hotel in Ulgii
3./4./5. Days: 02./03./04.10.2019, Wednesday / Thursday / Friday- Visit of the Kazakh family, Adler training and riding horses
In the coming days, we will visit Kazakh families in their accommodation, train with eagle on site and ride horses through the steppes of western Mongolia. Kazakh Gers are slightly larger than Mongolian Gers and are decorated with colorful rugs. We will enjoy their hospitality and friendliness and learn more about their culture. You will see their traditional contortion to make colorful carpet. In the evening we go to a highlight of the day to enjoy “Bisparmak”, which are genuine Kazakh dishes for respectful guests.
The next morning we make our way to the yak of the Kazakh Eagle Hunter Master. Meet Eagle Hunter Champion and his family at home. Watch the training with Adler and his master. Ride horses across the steppe of western Mongolia and enjoy the nomadic lifestyle.
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Overnight in Ger Camp
Enjoy the opening ceremony of the festival as the participants ride their horses with their eagles. The contest begins with each Kazakh presenting his hunting outfit and accessories. The most elaborate and beautiful garments and accessories receive the highest points. In the afternoon, the golden eagles are rated for their speed and agility. In the evening, watch a Kazakh concert of traditional songs and dances.
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Overnight in Ger Camp.
After breakfast we will head to Kharkhorin, the capital city of ancient Great Mongol Empire. Lunch in ger camp of Kharkhorin then we will see the Kharkhorin city ruin, Erdenezuu monastery which was built on it’s ruin and visit Kharkhorin museum. Lunch at ger camp.
The city was established in 1220. Kharkhorin was the capital of Mongolia for 140 years and the capital of the Mongol Empire for 32 years. The Erdenezuu monastery and the ruins of Kharkhorin were registered by UNESCO as world heritage in 1996. Major tourist attractions include Erdenezuu monastery, newly built Kharkhorin museum and Turtle rock.
In the evening we will come in Talbiun Lodge. Our lodge is located at the beautiful scenario of Khaalgan Denj, Khujirt sum of the Uvurkhangai province, the heartland of ancient nomads. We shall settle in our ger lodge and have a lunch. Our service and food are considered one of the best in the province.
The Orkhon Waterfall water flows for remarkable 1120 km to the North and lies in the historically significant Orkhon Valley, UNESCO World Heritage site. The waterfall formed by combination volcanic eruption and earthquakes some 20000 years ago cascades down from a height 27 meters. There are many rocks and boulders around the river as well as some waterfalls like a small waterfall with 4-5 m height and the Ulaan tsutgalan waterfall is the biggest in Mongolia at a height of 26m.
Then Grave stones Temeen Chuluu: Temeen Chuluu burial site is on the many burial sites around camp Talbiun. The surrounding area has many tombs and burial mounds belong to the Bronze Age
Uurtiin tohoi. Mongolian for “Eternal Elbow”, this is a steep cliff bordering a right angled bend of Orkhon River. Located at 1630 meter above sea level and originally named Khuurtiin Tokhoi, the cliff offers a marvelous view over Orkhon Valley.
Talbiun Lodge – luxurious Tsomtsog ger or Glass roof ger
Breakfast at camp – Picnic lunch – Visit Ongi monastery – Dinner at camp
After breakfast we move to our next destination across the Ongi river in Saikhan Ovoo, district of Dundgovi province, in south-central Mongolia.
Ongi monastery Formerly one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia, was founded in 1660 and consisted of two temple complexes on the north and south banks of the Ongi River. But during 1930s the monastery was completely destroyed and over 200 monks were killed by the communists. After democracy of Mongolia in 1990, monks returned to Ongi monastery where they had begun their Buddhist education as young children some 60 years prior. These monks started laying new foundation upon the old ruins, with a vision to restore Ongi monastery and revitalize Buddhism in Mongolia.
Stay in Ger camp (Ongiin nuuts) (Tsomtsog ger)
We continue our trip to Bayanzag, bottom of Ancient Sea which excited 60-70 million years ago where a lot of Palentological findings have been discovered.
The place is known as Flaming Cliffs so named by Roy Andrew Chapman American explorer, who had visited Mongolia in 1920. During the 2 years he searched through the Mongolian Gobi Desert & he found dinosaur fossils from Bayanzag, Nemekht.
Stay in Gobi tour ger camp
Today we will drive through vast terrains of the Gobi Desert to our next destination, Khongor Sand Dunes, tallest sand dunes in Mongolia.
These dunes are 20km wide and 100km long. The Khongoriin river flows along the sand
Dunes and gives birth to oases. The sand dune change the color with each hour of one day, from yellow to silver to rise colored at dawn. The dunes make sound like plane engine in a windy day so it has been named as ‘’The Singing Dunes”
B/L as snack/D Stay in Gobi erdene ger camp (lux house)
After breakfast we drive to and visit the canyon of Yoliin Am part of Gobi Gurvan Saikhan natonal park.
The eagle valley a protected site in 1965, is 62 kilometers north-west of Dalanzadgad, in the centre of South Gobi aimag very wide entrance, it narrows gradually into a remarkable gorge. The mountains of the most southerly foothills of the Gobi-Altai reach an altitude of up to 2825 m. The national park has a size of 26 947 km2 and was founded in 1993. The Yolyn Am Gorge (Geierschlucht) is located between the peaks of the Three Peaks. When hiking here you are most likely to see the Lamming Vulture and its relative Moth Vulture.
B/L as snack/D Stay in Gobi mirage ger camp (Luxurious Tsomtsog ger)
Today we can drive around yoliin am until lunch at gobi mirage ger camp and then drive to Gobiin bayan burd ger camp. Its close to airport and next day early morning you have flight.
Stay in gobiin bayanburd ger camp (normal ger)
Early morning we have a flight to Ulaanbaatar city. Check in at hotel and after get rest we can visit Department store and cashmere factory stores.
Today we will not have tour guide.
In the evening we have a dinner hosted by A Star Mongolia team.
No hotel included
After breakfast check out of the hotel and drive to Chinggis International Airport. We wish you safe trip.
Only transfer to airport.