Price: 495 USD per person ( 6 Days )
Take a magical journey through the Mongolian countryside during the biggest event of the summer: Naadam! Visit Uran Togoo's inactive volcano, beautiful Khusvgul Lake and the ancient Amarbayasgalant Monastery. Then, stop to see Khatgal Sum's Naadam festival.
Day 1. Khar Bukh Balgas & an Extinct Volcano
The tour begins with a scenic drive from Ulaanbaatar to Dashinchilen Sum, in the Tuv Province. From Dashinchilen, guests will be driven 12 km west to the Khar Bukh Balgas Ruins.
The distance from Ulaanbaatar to the Khar Bukh Fortress is approximately 250 km on a paved road. The fortress, inhabited by the Kitan from 917 to 1120, is also known as Kitan Balgas. A small museum is located near Balgas.
Next, arrive at Uran Togoo, an extinct volcano, which was active some 20 to 25 thousand years ago. It is located in Bulgan aimag and has been a protected Natural Monument since 1965.
The distance from Ulaanbaatar to Khar bukh Forstress is approximately 250 km by paved road. The fortress, inhabited by the Kitan from 917 to 1120, is sometimes known as Kitan Balgas. A small museum located nearby balgas.
Day 2. Uran Togoo - Khuvsgul Lake
After a delicious breakfast at Ger camp, continue our trip to Khuvsgul Lake (approximately 400 km).
Guests will stop for lunch at a recommendable restaurant in Murun, center of Khuvsghul aimag. Then drive to Khatgal which is southern gateway to Khuvsgul Lake, known as the Blue Pearl of Mongolia. The surrounding lake and mountains form the breathtaking landsape of this beautiful national park, a popular destination for both local and foreign tourists.
Day 3. Khuvsgul Lake
Visit Khuvsgul Nuur, the second oldest lake in the world, containing 65% of Mongolia’s and 2% of the world's of fresh water. Khuvsgul Lake National Park features the deep blue lake surrounded by mountains, rivers, fish, moose, etc creating the perfect environment for activities such as mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, hiking, horse trekking, and bird watching. Guests will travel by boat to Khusliin Khad (Wish Rock), which is a rock that many Mongolians whisper their wishes. Guests also will visit a nomadic family and ride a horse and yak, experiencing a countryside lifestyle.
Day 4. Khuvsgul Lake - Amarbayasgalant Monastery
Visit Amarbayasgalant Monastery, which is one of the three largest Buddhist monastic centers in Mongolia. It was built from 1727-1736, in honour of Undur Gegeen Zanabazar, the first Bogd, Buddhist leader of Mongolia. Amarbayasgalant Monastery is the most authentic of the Buddhist monasteries that have been preserved in Mongolia after the 1930s political upheavals.
Next, see Khatgal Sum's Naada festival, a small gathering with the traditional competitions of Mongolian wrestling, archery, and horse racing.
Day 5. Amarbayasgalant Monastery
Visit a nomadic family, go horse riding, see temples, Buddha mountain.
Day 6. Amarbayasgalant Monastery - Ulaanbaatar
After packing up camp with the family, we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Upon arrival, we will be transferred to a hostel or hotel for the night.
Option 1: $580 per adult, $400 per child5 night ger camp
Option 2: $495 per adult, $320 per child
2 night ger camp
1 night tent (great quality)
2 night guest ger