Welcome to Erdenet


The basis of the local economy is a large copper mine, which has brought a modicum of economic success to the town. While the flash of Erdenet may not match the upper echelons of UB high society, there's a fair few luxury cars to be spotted.

You may also see Russians strolling around. Up to one-third of the population of Erdenet was Russian during communist times, though now only about 1000 Russians still work as technical advisers at the mine. That said, there's a noticeable population of locals borne of Russian-Mongolian unions.


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ICE FESTIVAL-2019

  Ice Festival-2019 Day 1. /27 Feb:   Arrival in Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to Mongolian National Museum and Concert.Day 2. /28 Feb: Drive to Erdenet city (B+L+D)Day 3. /01 Mar: Drive to Khuvsgul lake via Murun  (B+L+D)Day 4. /02 Mar: Ice festival opening ceremonyAfter breakfast, attend Ice festival opening ceremony, Ice carving competition, Ice Sumo wrestling, Ankle bone shooting, and Shaman Ceremony and National Folklore concert. You will watch bonfire and sacrificing shamanic ceremony. Free hiking by the lake shore and horse sledding. Overnight in Ger camp. (B+L+D) Day 5. /03 Mar: Ice festival and International marathonAfter breakfast, watch and attend a marathon of skaters and a horse sled racing on the lake. Afternoon drive to Murun city  (B+L+D) Day 6,7 /04,05 Mar: Drive back to UB city. (B+L+D) 

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Ice Festival Mongolia 2019

ItineraryDay 1: Amarbayasgalant MonasteryPass By: Amarbayasgalant Monastery, Amar Hiyd, Selenge ProvinceDay 1. (Feb 28) Amarbayasgalant monasteryWe will pick up from your hotel at 08:00 in the morning. Start your journey to Amarbayasgalant monastery, one of most beautiful monasteries in Mongolia. It was build between 1726 and 1736 and dedicated to Undur Gegeen Zanabazar and built by Manchu style. Stay in local familyMeals included: • Dinner: Three meals /B,L,D/Accommodation included: Stay in local familyDay 2: Khatgal small townStop At: Lake Hovsgol National Park, Khatgal, Khovsgol ProvinceIn the morning drive to Erdenet which is the second biggest city in Mongolia. Keep drive to Khatgal small townDuration: 12 hoursMeals included: • Dinner: Three meals /B,L,D/Accommodation included: local campDay 3: Khuvsgul Lake Ice FestivalStop At: Lake Hovsgol National Park, Khatgal, Khovsgol ProvinceIn the morning drive to Khuvsgul Lake. Enjoy the Grand Opening Ceremony of the Ice Festival. Today will mark the beginning of the first round of the Ice Marathon. Visitors can enjoy competition of horse sledge for 12 kms, driven by local nomads and traditional ice game. We will watch Ice carving competition, Ice sumo wrestling, Ankle bone shooting, Bonfire, Mongolian traditional folk music concert and shamanic ritualDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Lunch: Three meals /B,L,D/Accommodation included: At local familyDay 4: Khuvsgul Lake Ice FestivalStop At: Lake Hovsgol National Park, Khatgal, Khovsgol ProvinceIce Marathon 2 kms short distanced competition will take today. Ice sumo wrestling, dog and horse sledding, horse riding, visit to a nomadic family, and many other activities are available for you. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Lunch: Three meals /B,L,D/Accommodation included: At local familyDay 5: Shine iderStop At: Jargalantyn Am Site, Hanuy, Arkhangai ProvinceDrive to Shine Ider small town.Duration: 16 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: Three meals /B,L,D/No accommodation included on this day.Day 6: Terhiin Tsagaan NuurStop At: Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park, Khorgo, Arkhangai ProvinceKhorgo Terkhiin tsagaan nuur National ParkEarly morning drive to Khorgo Terkhiin tsagaan nuur National Park. Extinct volcanic craters, pine-clad lava fields and the occasional herd of grazing yaks, the Great White Lake, as it’s known in English, is the natural highlight of Arkhangai province. Today you will have plenty of opportunities for hiking to magnificent volcanic area of Khorgiin Togoo.Duration: 1 day 7 hours 55 minutesMeals included: • Lunch: Three meals /B,L,D/Accommodation included: in nomadic familyDay 7: Terkhiin Tsagaan NuurStop At: Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park, Khorgo, Arkhangai ProvinceHiking and horse ridingDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Lunch: Three meals /B,L,D/Accommodation included: Local campDay 8: kharakhorumStop At: Kharakhorum Museum, Kharkhorin, Ovorkhangai ProvinceIn the morning drive to Kharakorum which was ancient capital of Mongolian Empire in 13th century. In 1220 Genghis Khan chose to move his capital from Khentii to Karakorum. Though the city was not completed until after his death it was, for a time, the political, economic and cultural center of the vast Mongol Empire, housing great palaces, mosques, churches and monasteries representing many of the world’s religions. We will visit the largest monastery, named “Erdene Zuu” by Mongolian and local museum where see the Great Mongol Empire, Stone Age, Bronze Age. Also we will see phallic and turtle rocks.Duration: 17 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: Three meals /B,L,D/Accommodation included: Local GuesthouseDay 9: Elsen TasarhaiStop At: Hustai National Park, UlaanbaatarDrive to Elsen tasarkhai /Khugnu Khan Nature Reserve Area/ which are mountains, forests, steppes, Gobi desert and mineral water sources all in one location represents three different natural zones. Around area is nice place to hiking, climbing. You will visit to older family to explore the nomadic lifestyle and to have talking with nomads about their life and tradition. We will ride a camel. After dinner you have a chance to play Mongolian traditional game by ankle bones with nomads.Duration: 15 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: Three meals /B,L,D/Accommodation included: nomadic familyDay 10: Hustai National Park-UlaanbaatarStop At: Hustai National Park, UlaanbaatarKhustai National Park and UlaanbaatarToday we will drive to Khustai National Park. Khustai was established in 2003. Unique wild horse – Takhi reintroduction project at Khustai National Park started in 1992. Keep drive to Ulaanbaatar.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: /B,L,/No accommodation included on this day.

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22 day-Must see places of Mongolia

ItineraryDay 1: UlaanbaatarPass By: Sukhbaatar SquareMeet our guide and driver. Transfer to the hotel for check in. After check-in, start Ulaanbaatar city tour. Visit Sukhbaatar square, National History Museum and Gandan Monastery. After having a dinner visit Zaisan Memorial for the panoramic view of the city. Transfer to hotel.Meals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at hotel 4*Day 2: South Gobi Pass By: Yolyn Am, Dalanzadgad, Omnogovi ProvinceDrive to South Gobi. Have lunch on the way to South Gobi. After arrival, visit Yoliin Am (Eagle Valley), which located in Gobi Gurvan Saikhan national park. Have a dinner and overnight at tent.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at ger campDay 3: South Gobi-Khongor sand dunesPass By: Khongoryn Els, Dalanzadgad, Omnogovi ProvinceBreakfast in the morning. Drive to Khongor Sand Dunes or known as Singing Dune, which is one of the biggest sand dunes in Mongolia. Ride a camel. Relax at the oasis near Khongor river and have a lunch. Explore the surroundings. Have a dinner. Overnight at tent.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight ger campDay 4: Red Flamming CliffsPass By: Bayanzag Saxual Forest, MongoliaBreakfast in the morning. Drive to Bayan Zag or known as Red Flaming Cliffs. Lunch at the cliffs. After hiking on the cliffs, have a dinner. Overnight at tent or nomadic family.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at nomadic familyDay 5: Ongi riverPass By: Ongi Monastery, Saikhan-Ovoo, Dundgovi ProvinceBreakfast in the morning. Drive to Ongi River, which is located in the Middle Gobi or known as Dund Gobi. Have a lunch. Visit the ruined Ongi, a Buddhist temple. Overnight at nomadic family’s ger.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at nomadic familyDay 6: Orkhon waterfallPass By: Orkhon Waterfall, Bat Ulzii, Ovorkhangai ProvinceBreakfast in the morning. Drive to Orkhon Waterfall (central Mongolia). Lunch in Orkhon Valley National Park. Visit nomadic families. Overnight at nomadic family’s ger.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at nomadic familyDay 7: Kharkhorin Pass By: Kharkhorum MuseumBreakfast in the morning. Drive to Kharkhorin, which is located in Uvurkhangai (central Mongolia). Lunch along the way. Visit Erdenezuu monastery, which was build in 1586 near the ruins of capital city of Mongol Empire. Visit archaeological site of Kharkhorin city and monuments dedicated for greatest dynasties of Mongolia. Overnight at tent or nomadic family.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at ger campDay 8: Khorgo National ParkPass By: Ogii Lake, Arkhangai ProvinceBreakfast in the morning. Drive to Khorgo National Park. Lunch on the way. Hiking to the Khorgo Volcano. Explore the surroundings. Enjoy the day at the national park. Have a dinner and overnight at nomadic family or tentMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at ger camp/tentDay 9: Terkhiin Tsagaan LakePass By: Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park, Khorgo, Arkhangai ProvinceBreakfast in the morning. Drive to Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur. Have lunch along the way. Leisure day at Chuluut canyon. Overnight at nomadic family or tent.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at ger camp/tentDay 10: Yaruu soum, ZavkhanPass By: Zavkhan Aimag Museum/Famous People MuseumBreakfast in the morning. Drive to Zavkhan province. After lunch, drive to Zavkhan province. Greet the nomadic family and meet the horses after arrival. Explore the surroundings. Dinner with the nomadic family and overnight at nomadic family.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at nomadic familyDay 11: Yaruu, ZavkhanPass By: Zavkhan Aimag Museum/Famous People MuseumBreakfast in the morning. Day horse riding. Have lunch with the nomadic family. Explore nomadic culture (will have the chance to better understand the Mongolian nomadic culture). Milking and herding the livestock of the nomadic family. Have dinner with the nomadic family and overnight at nomadic family.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at nomadic family Day 12: Yaruu, ZavkhanPass By: Zavkhan Aimag Museum/Famous People MuseumBreakfast in the morning. Participate in daily work of the nomadic family. Have lunch together with them. Spend the day helping them milking, watering and herding the animals. Try real nomadic food with the family. Overnight at the nomadic family.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at nomadic familyDay 13: Mongol ElsPass By: Zavkhan Aimag Museum/Famous People MuseumBreakfast in the morning. Ride a horse through the land to the Mongol Els. Have a lunch en route and visit Mongol Els, which is one of the beautiful natural wonder Mongolia has to offer. Mongol Els is located between North Gobi Altai province and east Zavkhan province. It is a sand dune, which rests on the lake. Relax along the sand dunes, that is on the basin of Zavkhan river. Water your horses and prepare the dinner. Overnight at tent.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at nomadic familyDay 14: Khar nuur / Black lakePass By: Zavkhan Aimag Museum/Famous People MuseumBreakfast in the morning. Leisure day at Mongol Els. Take the adult yearning for freedom, wilderness and untamed wildlife of Zavkhan province. Lunch in between. Day horse riding around the Mongol Els. Overnight at tent.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight a tentDay 15: Tarvagtai MountainPass By: Tarvagatai valleyBreakfast in the morning. Ride to Tarvagatai Mountains. Lunch on the way. Water your horses. Camp along the way. Overnight at tent.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at a tent Day 16: Yaruu, ZavkhanPass By: Zavkhan Aimag Museum/Famous People MuseumBreakfast in the morning. Ride back to the nomadic family. Have lunch with the nomadic family. Leisure day at nomadic family. Have dinner with them and overnight at the nomadic family.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at nomadic familyDay 17: Khuvsgul Lake Pass By: Khuvsgul PoliceBreakfast in the morning. Leave the horses. Have lunch with the nomadic family. Say good-bye to the nomadic family who welcomed you to their home. Drive to Khovsgol Lake. En route visit deer stone monument complex from Bronze age. Overnight at nomadic family or tent.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at a tentDay 18: Khuvsgul lake Pass By: Khuvsgul geologyBreakfast in the morning. Leisure day at Khovsgol Lake. Explore the lake and the surroundings. Lunch in between. Hiking into the woods with the guide. Overnight at tent.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at a tent Day 19: Reindeer familyPass By: KHUVSGUL WATERWAYBreakfast in the morning. Visit Tsaatan families. Have some time with the reindeers. Have lunch. Hiking is possible. Have a dinner and overnight at tent.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at a tentDay 20: Urantogoo MountainPass By: Uran Togoo VolcanoBreakfast in the morning. Drive to Urantogoo Mountain, which is halfway to Amarbaysgalant Monastery. Lunch along the way. Drive along the north side of Namnan Mountains by passing Selenge River by pontoon bridge. Dinner and overnight at tent.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at a tent Day 21: Amarbaysaglant Buddhist Monastery Pass By: Amarbayasgalant MonasteryDrive to Amarbaysgalant Monastery via Erdenet city, which was build in the 1970s for Breakfast in the morning. Erdenet city is designed by a Soviet architectures and today one of the biggest copper mine companies ‘Erdenet Mining Corporation’ operates there. Lunch along the way. Visit Amarbaysgalant Monastery, which was build in 16thcentury. Have dinner. Overnight at tent.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at a tentDay 22: Terelj National ParkPass By: Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, UlaanbaatarBreakfast in the morning. Drive to Terelj National Park. After having lunch visit the Turtle Rock and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Visit Ariyabal meditation temple. Drive to Ulaanbaatar. Say-goodbye to your guide and driver. Tour ends!Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

$1900 Cultural & Theme Tours

20 Day Mongolia Deluxe Tour

You know that Mongolia is a country of endless blue sky, pristine nature, and vast open steppes. Also, let’s not forget the nomads who are some of the most hospitable people on earth. They live in harmony with the nature herding their five kinds of animals. Overall, Mongolia is a vast country of natural beauty and nomadic culture. Through its diversity, every part of Mongolia has plenty of various activities and sceneries to offer all kinds of travelers. It is a county you can see arid and flat Gobi desert, sand dunes, steppes, mountainous areas, forests, big lakes.Day 1.  Arrival in UB. City tour Day 2.  Amarbayasgalant Monastery Day 3.  Erdenet city, Bulgan town  Days 4-5.  Murun town, Khuvsgul Lake National Park   Day 6.  Shine-Ider Days 7-8  Khorgo-Terkh National Park Day 9.  Chuluut River Valley, Tsetserleg town Day 10.  Tsenkher Hot Spa Day 11.  Kharkhorin, Erdene Zuu Monastery Day 12.  Tuvkhun Monastery Day 13.  Ongi Monastery Day 14.  Bayanzag - the Cemetery of Dinosaurs Day 15.  Khongor Sand Dunes Day 16.  Yol Valley of Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park Day 17.  Baga Gazriin Chuluu Day 18.  Back in UB

$1900 Cultural & Theme Tours

18 Day Mongolia Overall Tour

You know that Mongolia is a country of endless blue sky, pristine nature, and vast open steppes. Also, let’s not forget the nomads who are some of the most hospitable people on earth. They live in harmony with the nature herding their five kinds of animals. Overall, Mongolia is a vast country of natural beauty and nomadic culture. Through its diversity, every part of Mongolia has plenty of various activities and sceneries to offer all kinds of travelers. It is a county you can see arid and flat Gobi desert, sand dunes, steppes, mountainous areas, forests, big lakes. Day 1.  Arrival in UB. City tour Day 2.  Amarbayasgalant Monastery Day 3.  Erdenet city, Bulgan town  Days 4-5.  Murun town, Khuvsgul Lake National Park   Day 6.  Shine-Ider Days 7-8  Khorgo-Terkh National Park Day 9.  Chuluut River Valley, Tsetserleg town Day 10.  Tsenkher Hot Spa Day 11.  Kharkhorin, Erdene Zuu Monastery Day 12.  Tuvkhun Monastery Day 13.  Ongi Monastery Day 14.  Bayanzag - the Cemetery of Dinosaurs Day 15.  Khongor Sand Dunes Day 16.  Yol Valley of Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park Day 17.  Baga Gazriin Chuluu Day 18.  Back in UB

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7-Day Khovsgol Lake Ice Festival in Mongolia with Transport

Day 1/ Mar 01 (Thu). UlaanbaatarUpon arrival in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to a hotel. Optional full and half day tours are available. Day 2/ Mar 02 (Fri). Erdenet cityOur guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and drive to Erdenet city, 370km from UB and it  will take about 6 hours. Erdenet is the second largest city in Mongolia and the capital of aimag(province) of Orkhon. Officially known as Bayan-Ondor soum. The city hosts the fourth largest copper mine in the world. Stay overnight in a local hotel (L/D).Day 3/ Mar 03 (Sat). Khuvsgul provinceAfter breakfast, we drive and arrive in Murun, center of Khuvsgul province. Upon arrival, drive to the frozen lake Khuvsgul. Have dinner and spend the night in a Ger camp on the lake shore (B/L/D).Day 4/ Mar 04 (Sun). Ice Festival / Ice MarathonAfter a relaxing breakfast, enjoy the opening ceremony of the Ice Festival. Watch traditional Mongolian folk music concert and a shamanic ritual. Today will mark the beginning of the first round of the Ice Marathon.  Ice skaters will participate in a 100km race. Guests will have plenty of opportunities for photography, horse riding on the frozen lake, and a visit to a nomadic family in the area. After dinner, a foreigner wearing the best Mongolian Deel will be elected and awarded with a medal and a certificate by the office of the province governor (B/L/D).Day 5/ Mar 05 (Mon). Erdenet cityBreakfast at the Ger camp and drive back to Erdenet city. Have a leisurely day and spend the night in a local hotel (B/L/D).Day 6/ Mar 06 (Tue). UlaanbaatarAfter breakfast, we drive to Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to a hotel. Optional full and half day tours are available (B/L).Day 7/ Mar 07 (Wed). DepartureOur guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and transfer to airport for the international departure (B/L).