KHUVSGUL LAKE - CENTRAL MONGOLIA TOUR 2014

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KHUVSGUL LAKE -CENTRAL MONGOLIA TOUR  

TOUR INFORMATION: 

  • Tour dates for 2014:     July 18-26, August 01-09, August 15-23, Aug 29-Sep 06. 

                                                (possible to choose own dates for private tour!)

  • Length of the trip:         10 days / 09 nights 
  • Tour grade:                     Suitable for Most Travellers
  • Small group size and price based on per person:

                                                 2-3 pax         2180 USD
                                                 4-5 pax         1990 USD
                                                 6-10 pax       1910 USD

 

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Brief Itinerary:

Day 01:     Arrival in Ulaanbaatar - half day city tour
Day 02:     Flight to Moron-Khuvsgul Lake
Day 03:     Free relaxing, visit Tsaatan family
Day 04:     Khuvsgul province, Natural beauty, Hot springs
Day 05:     Terkh white Lake 
Day 06:     Khorgo extinct volcano, Taikhar rock
Day 07:     Mongolian Ancient Capital Kharkhorin
Day 08:     Khustain nuruu Natural Reserve (Wild horse Takhi)
Day 09:     Ulaanbaatar
- half day city tour
Day 10:     Departure from Ulaanbaatar

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01:     Arrival in Ulaanbaatar - half day city tour
On arrival in Ulaanbaatar, you will be met by our tour guide and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a leisurely program of sightseeing around the city and a visit to the Gandan Monastery – the Buddhist center of Mongolia, Museum of Mongolian National History – the museum presents Mongolian history and culture from prehistoric times to the present day, and Sukhbaatar square.
Welcome lunch at "Modern Nomads" restaurant which is one of the best restaurants in the city.  Overnight accommodations at the hotel. (L)

 
Day 02:     Flight to Moron-Khuvsgul Lake

Flight to Moron, the center of Northern Province. (flight time-2 hour). Drive to Khuvsgul Lake.This lake is known as the second clearest lake in Central Asia. Khuvsgul lake water is crystal clear so that you can see bottom of lake when you are sailing and this lake surround by deep forest and magnificent mountains. This area is known as the Switzerland of Mongolia. Overnight in tourist camp. (B, L, D)


Day 03:     Free relaxing, visit Tsaatan family   

Relax, visit to Reindeer people. Today we will walk and horse riding around lake and take photos of nature, plants and fauna. Also you can ride motor-boat around lake and fishing. In the evening we will watch concert of National Folklore and overnight in tourist camp.
(B, L, D)


Day 04:     Khuvsgul province, Natural beauty, Hot springs

After breakfast we will drive towards to Khuvsgul province, Visit Jargal Jiguur hot springs, sulphar springs that emerge from the ground (150m) at 70 degrees Celsius. Facilities include outdoor baths (male and female), showers and accommodation. Overnight in tourist camp, this is near hot spring Jargalant.
(B, L, D)


Day 05:     Terkh white Lake   

Drive to Terkh white Lake. The Lake surrounded by spectacular scenery of plants, forests, mountains, and fauna. Hiking, horse riding, mountain climbing, fishing and swimming are all good here. Lunch and overnight in shore of Terkh white lake’s tourist camp.
(B, L, D) 


Day 06:     Khorgo extinct volcano, Taikhar rock

Here today we will go to see amazing extinct Khorgo volcano which active 8000 years ago. After seeing extinct Khorgo volcano crater we will drive towards to the Taikhar Rock. Overnight in tourist camp.
(B, L, D)


Day 07:    Mongolian Ancient Capital Kharkhorin

Today we will drive to Kharkhorin, the site of the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire. Little is left from this legendary city. A magnificent Monastery Erdene Zuu was built in 16th century from the ruins of the ancient Mongol capital of Karakorum without using a single nail. Only a few remain standing today, but this is more due to Communist purges of the 1930s than poor workmanship. Discover the surrounding area including the Turtle and Phallic Rocks.
(B, L, D)


Day 08:    Park
Khustain nuruu Natural Reserve (Wild horse Takhi)
Our journey will continue to the Hustain Nuruu National Park. This over 50,000 hectare reserve protects the one and only species of wild horse, the Takhi, or better known in the world as the Przewalski Horse, which is being reintroduced to Mongolia since 1993. This Birch Tree Mountain range is home to about 50 species of mammals including red deer, roe deer, wild boar, white-tailed gazelle, grey wolf, Eurasian lynx, badger and more. Over 450 species of vascular plants grove here and 200 of them are medicinal herbs. We will stay overnight at the Hustai Tourist Resort and visit the Information Center.
(B, L, D)


Day 09:   Half day city tour  

After breakfast, we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar, transfer your hotel and some personal refreshment in the hotel. In late afternoon, we will visit Bogd Khan Palace museum. After explore the museum, we will go to shop for souvenirs and local products. 
In the evening we will attend amazing performance of Mongolian traditional music and dance.
  Farewell dinner at “Broadway” chain restaurant. (B, D)


Day 10:    Departure from Ulaanbaatar

Free at leisure until transferring to Chinggis Khaan International Airport to take departure flight.
(B)

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TOUR FEATURES:

Your price includes: (Amicus Exclusive Values)

  • Guaranteed Small groups - Just 2 to 10 travelers
  • Amicus 5% Travel Credit upon your return to use towards your next Amicus Memorable Tour

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WHAT'S INCUDED IN THE PRICE:


  • English speaking guide and interpreting service,
  • Private vehicle with a driver and all transfers,
  • Hotels in Ulaanbaatar – 2 nights,  based on two persons sharing one room with twin/double beds,
  • Tourist Ger camps in countryside and nationals parks -7 nights, based on two persons sharing,
  • Economy class airfares with taxes: Ulaanbaatar/Murun
  • All Meals, listed in the itinerary: B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner,
  • Welcome lunch at “Modern Nomads” restaurant,
  • Farewell dinner at “Broadway” chain restaurant.
  • “Wonders of Mongolian Art” performance,
  • All entrance fees of museum, attractions, national parks and protected areas,
  • Horseback riding fee (over 2-3 hours) at Khuvsgul Lake
  • Visa invitation letter if required,
  • Bottled water during the tour,
  • Road & toll fees,
  • Included all taxes.

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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Visa to Mongolia (tourists must obtain before traveling to Mongolia)
  • International flights to and from Mongolia
  • Travel insurance (trip, medical and personal)
  • Daily personal expenses


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