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Kharkhorin is also within striking distance of a number of worthwhile sights – the stunning lakes of Naiman Nuur, Orkhon Khürkhree waterfall, the secluded hilltop monastery, Tövkhön Khiid, the sand dunes known as Mongol Els, and the magnificently stark rocky nature reserve, Khögnö Khan Uul – making this the best place to base yourself for a tour of Övörkhangai aimag.

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$319 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Overnight Kharkhorin Central Mongolia Tour

We will be leaving the city at 9:00 am drive to central Mongolia. It is important for us to explore as much greatest historic and true nomadic lifestyle outside the city we can within the short period of time.Day 1: Go to Kharkhorin - the ancient capital of Mongolian Empire was destroyed by invading Chinese forces in the 15th century. We will have a lunch stop in the middle of the distance which is 370 km between UB - Kharkhorin. There will be overnight staying in Kharkhorin.Day 2: Visit the Erdene Zuu Monastery - the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. You can see the turtle rock guarding the walls of the lost city.  Also, visit the largest and first Mongolian Buddhist temple - complex or Erdene Zuu. Erdene Zuu is surrounded by a brick wall with 108 stupas. Although most of the monastery buildings were destroyed during the communist repression of 1937 yet major buildings survived. Visit a horse ranger’s family. Coming back to UB will be made in the evening.We truly hope this would be the most amazing trip to meet nice and hospitable local nomad people and explore the beautiful wild nature and make it a memorable one.

$850 Private & Custom Tours


DAY1.LEAVING ULAANBAATAR FOR  KHARKHORIN After you picked up from your hostel or hotel in Ulaanbaatar, we will drive to Kharkhorin which was a capital city of Mongolia in 13th century for about 30 years, located in northwestern part of Uvurkhangai province of Mongolia. On the way to get to the Kharkhorin we will have a lunch on the open space of Mongolian countryside. We will drive forward to Kharkhorin after the lunch.  One of the Mongolian most attractive monasteries Erdenezuu locates in Kharkhorin City. The Erdenezuu monastery is the most ancient survived Buddist monastery in Kharkhorin, Mongolia. The Erdenezuu monastery was built in 1585 by Abtai Sain Khan and the monastery was allowed to exist as a museum, the only functioning monastery was Gandan monastery in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. However after the fall of communism in Mongolia in 1990, the monastery was turned over the lamas and Erdenezuu again became a place of worship.  Once we get there, we will accommodate in a town ger hostel. After having dinner in a hostel, we will have a free time hiking or resting around the town. ( Lunch and Dinner) DAY2.LEAVING ULAANBAATAR FOR ELSEN TASARKHAI SAND DUNES This morning after having breakfast at the family,we will drive to Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes. This is a Gobi-typed desert and a picturesque landscape. Mountains, forests, steppe and sand dunes can be all found in one location in here. We will have lunch on the way. There is an opportunity for a camelback riding through the sand dunes. We will stay overnight in a Mongolian family ger. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) DAY3.DRIVING TO TERELJ NATIONAL PARK This morning after breakfast, we will drive to a nomadic family in Terelj National via passing by Ulaanbaatar. Terelj National Park is one of the national parks of Mongolia. It is connected with Ulaanbaatar by a paved road. The park also has a Buddhist monastery that is open to visitors. Park wildlife includes brown bears and over 250 species of birds and you will have a chance to see a lot of animals such as yaks, sheep, goats and horses hanging out around this National park. The Tuul River flows through the park. The park has interesting formatted rocks, and includes two famous formations named for things they resemble: Turtle Rock and the Old Man Reading a Book. Once we got to the National Park we will have lunch with the host family. Wander around the National Park and do some horseback riding through the National Park. Stay overnight in a ger. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) DAY4. DRIVING BACK ULAANBAATAR+HORSEBACK RIDING+ CHINGGIS STATUE After setting up at the family we will have horseback riding with local guides. After lunch ,will drive  to Chinggis statue. When we arrive to Ulaanbaatar, we will be transferred to a hostel or hotel for tonight. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

$9900 Outdoor Activities

Amazing 9 days adventure in Mongolia

DAY1. ULAANBAATAR . We can do half day city tour Genghis Square & Parliament House - Gandan Monastery - Mongolian National Museum or  go to visiting Chingis Khan Monument (50 km from city)  DAY2.DRIVE TO TSAGAAN SUVARGA. We will reach the Tsagaan Suvarga and explore to see white stupa and go for hiking around. Tsagaan Suvarga, an amazing series of cliffs, white and pink limestone rock formations taking the appearance of stalagmites up to 30 meters high. It is an excellent site for taking photography of the beautiful panoramic views. Stay overnight in  ger camp. DAY3. DRIVE TO YOLIIN AM /YOL VALLEY/. We will start driving to Yoliin Am, which is a deep narrow gorge in the Gurvan Saikhan Mountains of the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park, covering 70 sq.kms. There is a small natural museum at the entrance of the National park which exhibits a collection of dinosaur eggs, bones, stuffed birds and snow leopard. This place is also very rich by the rare plants. DAY4. DRIVE TO KHONGORIIN ELS SAND DUNES. we will drive to the sand dunes called Khongoriin Els. The Khongoriin Els sand dunes lie north of the Baruunsaikhan Mountain in the northern part of the Sevrei and Zuulun Mountains. The Khongoriin Els is one of the largest and most spectacular sand dunes in Mongolia and they are up to 200m high, 12km wide and about 100km long. The largest dunes are at the northwest corner of the range.  The views of the desert from the top are wonderful. Climbing to the top of the dunes during the sunset gives you an amazing panoramic view of the surrounding desert, to the north lies the Khongoriin River. DAY5. DRIVING TO THE BAYANZAG /FLAMING CLIFFS/.  We will drive to the Bayanzag which is an important fossil finds have been made. It was given name by American paleontologist Roy Chapman who visited there in the 1920s. The area is the most famous place for finding the first discovery of dinosaur fossils. There is a picturesque saxaul forest the place is named after and colorful rocks which is brilliantly colorful.   DAY6. DRIVING TO ONGI MONASTERY.  We will head off to Saikhan Ovoo which is a small village in the Middle Gobi province. The bend in the river marks, the remains of two ruined monasteries, the Barlim Khiid on the north bank and the Khutagt Khiid on the south.    DAY7. DRIVE TO KHARKHORIN.  We will drive to Kharkhorin which was a capital city of Mongolia in 13th century for about 30 years, located in northwestern part of Uvurkhangai province of Mongolia. DAY8. VISITING UGII LAKE  AND DRIVE BACK TO ULAANBAATAR . We will drive back to Ulaanbaatar on the way we will stop the UGII Lake . Swimming fishing .  Day 9.  Departure  

$1494 Cultural & Theme Tours

5 day Central Mongolia tour

Central Mongolia is deemed to be main heart of Mongolian Ancient Empire also center of Mongolian tradition and culture. When you travel trough most exciting places here, you will feel Mongolian real natural beauty and locals lifestyle in countryside while seeing main touristic attraction places. Day 1. Drive to Ogii Lake. You will have picnic by the lake and go boating on lake.  Day 2. Drive to Tovkhon Monastery. Climb to the monastery on the mountain for 3 hours. Day 3. Drive to Orkhon Waterfall & Uurt Tokhoi. You will go horseback riding around waterfall and see beautiful countryside. Day 4. Drive to Erdenezuu Monastery in Kharkhorin town. You go shopping for local souvenirs and visit Monastery. Day 5. Drive to Elsentasarkhai Sand Dunes & Khustai National Park. Camel riding and go see wild horses which you can see in only Mongolia.

$2115 Multi-day & Extended Tours

14 day Big Loop Mongolia

Day 1. Visit Chinggis Statue Complex -Visit horseman monument and its museum Day 2. Baga Gazriin Chuluu Rocks- Hiking Day 3. White Stupa Night Stay: Hiking for 2 hours Day 4. Yol Birds Valley - Hiking for 3 hours between canyons Day 5 Khongor Sand Dunes-Camel riding and seeing sunset of Gobi Day 6. Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs- Hiking & buy souvenirs from locals Day 7. Ongi Monastery Ruins-Visit monastery ruins & its ger museum Day 8, 9 Naiman Lake- Horseback riding to the lake and stay in tent Day 10. Orkhon Waterfall & Uurt Tokhoi- Ride yaks Day 11. Tovkhon Monastery-Climb over to monastery on the mountain Day 12. Kharkhorin-Erdenezuu Monastery-Visit ancient monastery Erdenezuu & its museum Day 13. Khustai Nuruu National Park-See wild horse and deer Day 14. Departure to UB city

$732 Cultural & Theme Tours

Great of Gobi Desert for 9 days!

This trip is one of the most attractive trips we offer for our customers. During this trip, you will experience the Mongolian Gobi desert as well as visiting Mongolian families for experiencing their lifestyle. It would be a great combination of Gobi Desert and Central Mongolian grasslands. You will visit, very interesting attractions such as Yoliin Am, Khongoriin Els sand dunes, Byanzag (Flamming Cliffs), Naiman Nuur (8 Lakes) and Kharkhorin. During the tour we will stay overnight with local Mongolian families! Destinations you will visit during the tour. Baga Gazariin Chuluu Tsagaan Suvarga Yoliin Am (Yol Valley) Khongoriin Els Sand Dunes Bayanza (Flaming Cliffs) Ongi Monastery Naiman Nuur Kharkhorin You can experience some optional camel riding around Khongor Sand Dunes and will have a great chance to experience optional horseback riding in Naiman Nuur area.