In this itinerary you'll experience hiking in the Eight Lakes with fantastic view, visit the legendary Lake Khovsgol and Great White Lake, take horse trekking to the real reindeer region surrounded by outstanding landscapes. The reindeer/Tsaatan/ represents one of the last truly reindeer life styles in very north of Mongolia with amazing scenery.
|Duration||20 nights, 21 days|
|Tour Operator||Idre tour|
Note: Difference between comfortable and budget is the accommodation. Budget tour includes stay in nomadic family ger, comfortable tour includes stay at Ger camps which are a kind of 3*hotel standart.
We’ll drive to the Khustai National Park, located on the north side of the Tuul River, about a two-hour drive west of Ulaanbaatar. Although located in the central grasslands, Khustai means “with birch” because birch trees and aspen groves are plentiful in the area. It is a hilly terrain, with the Tuul River forming the southern boundary. The national park was originally set up in 1993 as a nature reserve for the first reintroduction of the Przewalski’s Horse (Equus przewalskii) into Mongolia. Today the Khustai Trust runs the park, funded mainly by tourism funds.
We'll to drive to Mount Khogno Khan Nature Reserve in the afternoon. The mountain is home to hundreds of birds, deer, and gazelle. You'll be able to go hiking around the area or to the small sand dunes nearby called " Elsen tasarkhai". Spend the night in a nomadic family ger.
We’ll drive to Waterfall and go hiking around the area and then drive a bit more to the place where we’ll start our trekking. On the way we'll visit Kharkhorin, an ancient capital of Mongolia.
We’ll start our trekking to the Eight-lake. We’ll sleep in the tent.
We’ll continue trekking and spend the night in a family ger.
We’ll go hiking back to the van.
We’ll drive to Tsenkher hot spring. You’ll be able relax taking natural hot bath in the hot spring water. Stay at ger camp at Tsenkher hot spring.
We’ll drive to Great White Lake and Khorgo Volcano. Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National park was established to protect the spectacular mountain scenery and endangered species of fauna and flora. The area has extinct volcanoes, many beautiful lakes, a great number of animals and birds, and is definitely one of the best natural tourist attractions. Khorgo is a unique natural complex (2240 m), National Park surrounded by the Khangai Mountains, which is 3000 meters above the sea level. In the craters some of them are very tiny crystal- clears lakes. The Khorgo crater, situated at an altitude of 2.210 meters with a diameter of 20 meters and depth of 70 to 80 meters, is the most stunning. We’ll stay at nomadic family ger.
We’ll go hiking to th Volcano “Khorgo” for a day.
We’ll drive to Shine Ider village and spent the night in Ulzii guesthouse.
We’ll drive to Murun town, a capital of Khovsgol province. And we’ll get the border permit for visiting Reindeer tribe.
We’ll drive to Ulaan Uul village.
We’ll drive to Tsagaannuur. The reindeer herders of northern Khovsgol aimag, Mongolia are a small, tenacious group who strive to maintain their way of life and culture in the face of great challenge. They are called Tsaatan, tsachin or Dukha. The Reindeer People are in two main groups, the Western Taiga and the Eastern Taiga. Both are most readily reached from the town of Tsagaan Nuur (generally reached by car) or from Renchinlhumbe (generally reached from Lake Khovsgol by horse or foot).
We’ll start the horse trekking.
Horse trekking and back to the van.
We’ll drive to the Lake Khovsgol which is one of the most visited places for both locals and tourists.
We’ll go hiking around the Lake Khovsgol whichis one of the country's largest and most spectacular protected areas. Lake Khovsgol's 380 cubic km of water make it the fourteenth largest freshwater lake in the world and second largest in Central Asia by volume, with over 1% of the world's fresh water. At its deepest, the lake dives 262 meters. Ninety-six rivers and strearns empty into lake, but only the Egiin River exits the lake. The Egiin flows southeast until it joins the Selenge River, which flows through one of Mongolia's most densely populated areas on its way to Lake Baikal. The Lake is 1645 meters above sea level and is generally frozen from January until April or May. We’ll spend the night in the Guest house.
We’ll have a short drive to Toilogt go hiking around the lake Khovsgol.
We’ll go hiking around the area and climb the mountain to enjoy the view Sayan mountain and the lake.
We’ll drive to Uran Togoo near Bulgan province. Actually we're heading to Ulaanbaatar.
We’ll drive back to UB.
Note: This tour itinerary includes one night in a private room or 2 nights in a dorm room in the hostel before/after the tour.
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