Day 2. Khogno Khan Mountain and Elsen Tasarhai known as Little Gobi
Day 3. Camel Riding along dune and mountains
Day 4. Camel Riding along dune and mountains
Day 5. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar
Arrival in Ulaanbaatar
Upon arrival at the airport you will be welcomed by our team. We will bring you to your comfortable, centrally located hotel. Ulaanbaatar is fast-growing modern city with more than 1.3 million habitants. Depending on your arrival time, city tour can be organised. City sightseeing includes Bogd Khan's Winter & Summer Palace, a series of beautiful traditional buildings in which the eighth Living Buddha and the last king lived. It is now a museum displaying fascinating artefacts and costumes associated with the last king as well as his collection of stuffed animals. We will stop at the Gandantegchinlen Monastery. It is the largest and most important monastery of Mongolia. We will scroll through the different monasteries and see the magnificent statue of Migjid Janraisig, an 82-food high statue gilded in gold and covered with silk cloths. We will finish city tour with Zaisan hill to have a view of whole Ulaanbaatar. The city sightseeing tour takes about 4 – 5 hours. You may have to check the famous folklore concert famous of its throat singing before going back to the hotel. In the evening your tour guide will give you a short briefing about the trip and answer all your questions before he takes you to a famous Mongolian restaurant for the first taste of Mongolian food.
Khogno Khan Mountain and Elsen Tasarhai known as Little Gobi
Today our driving day will take us to Khogno Khaan Mountains is an impressive massif in the open steppes. End the afternoon we will hike in the region of Khogno Khan Mountains, walk up the mountain and enjoy the incredible view over the plains, the sand dune and grasslands. We will also visit the nice little Uvgun Monastery. Not far from here runs the Elsen Tasarhai, a 100 km long sand dune where our camel trek will begin. The area is a sharp contrast of natural beauties with semi-arid desert on grassland & mountains with rich flora and fauna abundant bushes and plants. Among others are “arts” renowned for its scent. Locals and monks collect them and use for blessing during religious ceremonies. Evening we will reach our camel breeding family and enjoy warm tea and meal.
(Family stay, B, L, D)
Camel Riding along dune and mountains
In the morning we will load our luggage on the camels and start camel riding along the dune next to which runs chain of impressive rocky mountain Khongo Khaan. We will be guided by experienced camel man from the host family during our 2 days camel journey. We will start to know how to water the camels and take care of them as nomads do. We will have enough time to wander around the area and then set up our first camp site. Enjoy your evening as the sun sets the desert cools rapidly.
(Tented Camp, B, L, D)
Camel Riding along dune and mountains
We will continue the camel riding journey through rolling dunes of semi-arid desert on middle of grassland. Due to its close location from Ulaanbaatar, Elsen Tasarhai receives mass tourism however as soon as we set out further from start point there will be no sign of life except for us, camels and small animal tracks. A perfect place for overstressed city brain.
Our last day of the camel riding we will be heading back to the camel breeding family. We will get there in the afternoon and bid farewell to the family members and leave to our Ger camp for shower.
(Ger Camp, B, L, D)
Drive back to Ulaanbaatar
We will drive back to Ulaanbaatar, the capital city. Our team will take you directly to your hotel. You may enjoy the free afternoon to catch up all the places you haven’t visited yet. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner and share some unforgettable moments of the trip.
Time to say good bye to Mongolia. We will transfer you to the airport depending on your scheduled time.
Ger camp stay
Meals – 5B, 3L, 3D
Tour guides/Camel guide/Packing and Riding camels
Camping and kitchen equipment
National park entrance fees/Museum and Monasteries entrance tickets