The Grand Round Trip – Southern, central and northern Mongolia

Group of 6 persons and
more starting from (p.P)

‎USD 2578

Private tour for 2 persons
starting from (p.P.) : ‎USD 3684

Duration: 18 Days

SOME HIGHLIGHTS WITH Roundtrips.Global

  • Big Tour covering historical highlights
  • Dunes, Desert, Steppe, Forest and Lakes
  • Ride horses and camels through empty nature
  • Experience modern nomadic travel

Day 1
Ulaanbaatar

ARRIVAL AT ULAANBAATAR

We receive you at the airport and drop you at your hotel. After a meet and greet, we will get a basic orientation and begin a tour of a city that over half the population of the country call home.

Overnight: Hotel, Ulaanbaatar

Day 2
Baga Gazriin Chuluu

ULAANBAATAR – BAGA GAZRIIN CHULUU (B,L,D)

We leave early and start heading towards Gobi. Our first waypoint are the impressive rock formations of Baga Gazriin Chuluu. We will explore canyons, climb on top of large boulders and try to find the ruins of an old temple hidden between the rocks. Here we also spend our first night in a Ger. 

Overnight: Ger Camp

Day 3
Tsagaan Suvraga

BAGA GAZRIIN CHULUU - TSAGAAN SUVRAGA (B,L,D)

The cliffs of Tsagaan Suvraga are a colorful sight and make for some beautiful hiking. Once on top, the view over Middle Gobi is breathtaking. To its feet is an equally colorful crater landscape which is challenging to navigate by car but exciting by foot.
Overnight: Ger Camp

Day 4
Yol gorge

TSAGAAN SUVRAGA - YOLIN AM (B,L,D)

After reaching the national park of Gobi Gurvan Saikhan we make our way to the Yol gorge. The river cutting through the mountain stays frozen deep into the summer, and the valley is teeming with small animals. After a long day of hiking and exploring, we return to our Ger camp.
Overnight: Ger Camp

Day 5
Khongor

YOLIN AM - SINGING SANDS (B,L,D)

The singing sands of Khongor are dunes over 200m high and 100km long. Towards the evening we will try to scale the highest dune to watch the sunset from above. Whoever manages the ascent may also understand why they are called the singing sands.
Overnight: Ger Camp

Day 6
Khongor

SINGING SANDS - SINGING SANDS (B,L,D)

We take a full day to explore the area. We ride camels through the dunes, marvel at the variety of life in this ecosystem. After relaxing a bit around dinner time, we get a chance to see the most impressive night sky of the country.
Overnight: Ger Camp

Day 7
Khongor

SINGING SANDS - FLAMING CLIFFS (B,L,D)

The site of the first discovery of actual dinosaur eggs, the "flaming cliffs" turn into a fiery red every sunset. The cliffs are overlooking a protected nature area where rainwater accumulates to form a temporary lake. Further afield are reforestation projects attempting to halt desertification by planting countless rugged Gobi-trees.
Overnight: Ger Camp

Day 8
Ongii

FLAMING CLIFFS - ONGIIN KHIID (B,L,D)

Located next to a meandering river, the temple ruins of Ongii used to be a center of Mongolian Buddhism until it was destroyed in the revolutionary times. The remnants of the temple serve as a reminder of that grim past. The beauty of the surrounding nature stands in stark contrast to this site and allows us to use the afternoon to just relax.
Overnight: Ger Camp

Day 9
Orkhon valley

ONGIIN KHIID - ORKHON VALLEY (B,L,D)

Having clearly left Gobi, we drive through green landscapes to reach the picturesque Orkhon valley. We will hike through the UNESCO heritage area along the river to a waterfall. Over the course of the day we will see nomadic herders and countless wild and domestic animals. After a day of driving and hiking in this beautiful valley, we reach our camp for the night and enjoy our dinner.
Overnight: Ger Camp

Day 10
Karakorum

ORKHON VALLEY - KARAKORUM (B,L,D)

Karakorum was once the capital of the Mongol Empire. Today, the site features archaeological excavations and the Buddhist temple of Erdene-Zuu.  After visiting the temple, we will enter the high-quality Karakorum museum. Here we will learn about the history of what is today Mongolia, with special focus on the excavations of Karakorum and artefacts of the high period of the Mongol Empire.
Overnight: Ger Camp

Day 11
Khorgo

KARAKORUM - TERKH WHITE LAKE (B,L,D)

The white lake Terkh is located at the foot of the extinct Khorgo volcano, in a marvellous national park. We spend the day hiking and riding around the lake and up the Khorgo. From above, we will have a stunning view of the white lake and the surrounding hills. After returning to the bottom of the volcano, we will move into our overnight camp close by.
Overnight: Ger Camp

Day 12
Shine-Ider

TERKH WHITE LAKE - SHINE IDER (B,L,D)

Heading further into the North, we reach the small town of Shine-Ider. We take some rest here before heading to our Ger camp in the surrounding countryside.
Overnight: Ger Camp

Day 13
Khuvsgul

SHINE IDER - KHUVSGUL LAKE (B,L,D)

Lake Khuvsgul is also known as the “blue pearl of Mongolia”. Large, flanked by mountains and with crystal clear water, this lake is among the unique highlights of the country. We reach the lake in the afternoon and will spend two nights at this marvelous place. 
Overnight: Ger Camp

Day 14
Khuvsgul

KHUVSGUL LAKE - KHUVSGUL LAKE (B,L,D)

Today we offer to go exploring the lake together and to visit the reindeer herders of the Tsaatan tribe, before enjoying the evening with a hearty dinner at the camp.
Overnight: Ger Camp

Day 15
Uraan Togoo

LAKE KHUVSGUL - URAAN TOGOO (B,L,D)

The Uraan Togoo is one of the largest extinct volcanoes is Mongolia. Surrounded by dense forest it takes a comfortable hike to reach to crater. From there, the 360degree view over the surrounding areas is amazing. Uraan Togoo is among the most perfectly shaped conic craters in the region, formed by volcanic activity that fortunately ceased a long time ago.
Overnight: Ger Camp

Day 16
Amarbaysgalant

URAAN TOGOO - AMARBAYASGALANT (B,L,D)

Several hours north of Ulaanbaatar and deep inside the Selenge River Valley we find the Amarbaysgalant monastery. This formerly largest Monastery in Mongolia had suffered extensive destruction but was reconstructed in parts with significant attention to detail. The monastery is still active and monks live and worship here, surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty.
Overnight: Ger Camp

Day 17
Ulaanbaatar

AMARBAYASGALANT - ULAANBAATAR (B,L)

We reach UB over the course of the afternoon. After enjoying the comfort of our hotel for a while, the rest of the day is free to enjoy, before we meet for a relaxed farewell dinner.
Overnight: Hotel

Day 18
Ulaanbaatar

DEPARTURE (B)

Timely transfer to the airport and farewell

Day 1 Ulaanbaatar

Day 2 Baga Gazriin Chuluu

Day 3 Tsagaan Suvraga

Day 4 Yol gorge

Day 5 Khongor

Day 6 Khongor

Day 7 Khongor

Day 8 Ongii

Day 9 Orkhon valley

Day 10 Karakorum

Day 11 Khorgo

Day 12 Shine-Ider

Day 13 Khuvsgul

Day 14 Khuvsgul

Day 15 Uraan Togoo

Day 16 Amarbaysgalant

Day 17 Ulaanbaatar

Day 18 Ulaanbaatar

Map
Accommodation
In Ulaanbaatar: mid-range hotel (double)In Countryside: Ger Camps (double) with shared sanitary facilities
Meals

17x Breakfast, 16x Lunch, 15x Dinner

Transport

Minivan/Minibus

Guide

English speaking local guide

Hotel

3-star equivalent in Ulaanbaatar

Remarks

• Naadam surcharge for trips during July 9th to 16th of USD300 per person

Upgrades (on request)
Single occupancy Hotel USD30/night
Single occupancy Ger Camps USD30/night
Ger with private bathroom: USD50/night
All Ger camp upgrades are subject to availability. Ger camp upgrades may not be available in all locations. Unused upgrades will be refunded in full.


Accommodation in countryside is in professionally run Ger camps. Sanitary facilities are shared. Electricity is provided. Internet in countryside is only available every now and then.

Inclusions
  • 2 nights in mid-range hotel in Ulaanbaatar (double occupancy – upgrade available)
  • 15 nights in Mongolian Gers (Yurts) in professional camps with central sanitary facilities (double occupancy – upgrades available)
  • Airport/Train Station pick-up and drop-off
  • Meal as specified in itinerary
  • (B = Breakfast, BR = Brunch, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Activities and excursions according to itinerary


FOR EXAMPLE:

- 1h of camel / horse riding (no previous experience required)
- City Tour Ulaanbaatar including entry fees to the National Museum and Gandan monastery

  • Overland transportation in Japanese/Russian minivan
  • Road toll, entry fees in countryside (excluding photo permits in museums)
  • English speaking local guide
  • Admission fees according to itinerary

Exclusions
  • International flights
  • Meals other than mentioned in itinerary
  • Tours and Excursions other than mentioned in itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses and tips for driver/guides
  • Visa fees 

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