Welcome to Zavkhan


The aimag is in an awkward, tricky-to-reach location and very few travellers are likely to pass through much or any of Zavkhan. This is a pity because the scenery is some of the most dramatically varied in the country; one minute you are travelling verdant valleys and hills, the next you're in the midst of desert reminiscent of Lawrence of Arabia.


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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.

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