General information about trips

We offer you a distinctive range of tours and expeditions in all corners of Mongolia. Join one of our scheduled group tours or ask us for a customized tour especially designed for your private group. Our trips are designed to accommodate two general levels of comfort and activities. To help you make the right choice please read the following descriptions.

Tours with “G” code
For those wishing more comfortable lodging, we have trips offering ger camp accommodation. Gers, the traditional felt structures of nomads are spacious, very comfortable, beautifully decorated and with beds and bedding provided.  In addition to offering washrooms with showers and flush toilets, these camps also have a dining Ger, a perfect way to gather and socialize while enjoying fine dining.  “G” trips are appropriate for any age or level of fitness.  We may suggest a day hike or offer an opportunity to ride horses or camels as part of the trip. These activities are not arduous or demanding.

Expeditions with “E” code
Expedition tours travel to the remote corners of Mongolia where there aren’t many tourist facilities. On expedition tours, we offer camping in tents for some of the nights. Mats and blankets are provided for extra warmth; participants bring their own sleeping bags.  We also set up a dining tent with tables and chairs.  A toilet tent is also set up and a shower tent when possible.
Adventure activities offered on expeditions are of moderate to advanced level of difficulty. Mongolian horses are small but with good stamina, well tempered and relatively easy to handle. If you have a reasonable level of fitness and have ridden a few times before, you are eligible for a horseback-riding trip. We provide Australian saddles for riding. The two-humped Bactrian camels in Mongolia are extremely comfortable to ride. No prior experience is necessary.

Making a Booking

When you have decided on the trip that is right for you, simply submit a booking form online. As soon as we receive your booking form and your deposit, you will receive a letter of confirmation. Further important advice and information about your visit will be sent in due course.

Making a Payment

A non-refundable deposit of USD200 will secure your place on the tour. The balance should be paid no later than 2 months prior to your arrival in Mongolia. Payments can be made by wire transfer to our bank account in Mongolia, or by credit card. We accept American Express, Visa, Master Card, and JCB.

Insurance

All our trips include a travel medical insurance for the scheduled duration of your trip, from the date of your arrival until the day of your departure. This insurance has a value up to USD30.000 to cover the cost of medical services taken in Mongolia including air evacuation within the territory of Mongolia. However, we encourage all clients to make their own travel insurance as well.

Liabilities

  • Mongol Khan Expeditions reserves the right to cancel trips when there are less than 3 bookings. Trip members will be given a choice between paying a surcharge to run the trip with less than 3 people, selecting another trip or cancelling their trip. Should cancellation be necessary the client's payment will be 100% refunded or used to build another trip's price.
  • Mongol Khan Expeditions reserves the right to change the date or itinerary of trips without a prior notice to clients.
  • Mongol Khan Expeditions will not be responsible for the misoperation of the trip caused by factors beyond the control of Mongol Khan Expeditions.
  • Mongol Khan Expeditions will not be responsible for any medical expenses incurred outside of Mongolia as well as for evacuation out of Mongolia. It’s a client’s responsibility to be covered from those potential expenses by his or her own insurance.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel no later than 6 weeks prior to the scheduled start of your trip, no cancellation fee will be charged. All monies will be refunded except for your non-refundable deposit of USD200.
If you cancel between 6 to 3 weeks prior to the scheduled start of your trip, a cancellation fee of 30% of the total cost of the trip will be charged. The remaining 70% will be refunded to the client.
If you cancel between 3 to 1 weeks prior to the scheduled start of your trip, a cancellation fee of 50% of the total cost of the trip will be charged.
If you cancel less than a week prior to the scheduled start of your trip, the cancellation fee will be 100% of the total cost of the trip. There is no refund.

Refund payments will be sent back to the client’s bank account within a week of the cancellation date. For each refund payment a bank transfer charge will be deducted from the refundable amount.
Welcome to Mongolia - 8 days

Trip code Trip date

G36-02 July 7 – July 14, 08

A week long, overland trip stars with full day of sightseeing in the capital Ulaanbaatar, visiting interesting museums, a monastery and enjoying a folk performance.

On this trip you will enjoy the National Naadam Festival, the most colourful of all Mongolian celebrations. The Festival consists of the three national sports of horse racing, wrestling and archery. It is an exciting time with horses racing across the steppe, by jockeys as young as 10 years old. The traditional Mongolian wrestling has its unique costume and interesting rules.

This journey takes you to the pristine wilderness of the Khustain Nuruu National Park. Mongolians are tremendously proud of their natural heritage and proclaimed their first protected area more than 200 years ago. The Khustain Nuruu National Park was established in 1992 to re-introduce Takhi, the world's last truly wild horse, which is critically endangered.

Following this we will come to one of Mongolia’s largest and most impressive examples of Buddhist architecture, the Erdenzuu Monastery. This is one of the most glorious examples of the revival of the Buddhist religion in Mongolia. The temples are slowly and lovingly being restored and are once again teaming with chanting monks. A great collection of Buddhist artwork displayed here. The Monastery lies near the town of Karakorum. Although little evidence remains of the great man himself, this was the site from where Chinggis Khan launched his army, which eventually created the biggest empire the world has ever known.

Day 1
Today you will arrive in the capital of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar. On arrival you will be transferred to Bayangol Hotel to check-in and freshen up. In the afternoon we will have a leisurely program of sightseeing including the Sukhbaatar square and the National History Museum. In the evening enjoy a traditional Mongolian music and dance performance followed by dinner.

Bayangol hotel (L, D)

Day 2
A day of sightseeing will start visiting the Gandan Monastery and the Fine Arts Museum of Zanabazar. You will also visit the Choijin Lama Temple Museum. The evening entertainment is a Fashion show of Mongolian traditional costumes.

Bayangol hotel (B, L, D)

Day 3
After breakfast this morning we will leave the city and travel into the countryside. We’ll be driving across the landscape for which Mongolia is most famous – the endless green steppe, with grazing herds of horses and sheep accompanied by lone horsemen, and white, nomadic gers dotted over the countryside. Our destination is Khustain Nuruu National Park in about 2 hours drive. Visit the information center to learn more about the Prejewalski wild horse Project of breeding and reintroducing them back to the wild nature. After lunch we’ll make a tour in the National Park, either on foot or in a vehicle. Those interested can explore the Park on horseback too. The Khustain Nuruu National Park is rich with wildlife, including the wild horse, red deer, marmot, fox, wolf and different species of birds. While touring in the countryside we’ll be staying at Ger camps in traditional nomadic felt tents.

Ger camp (B, L, D)

Day 4
This morning we will drive to the ancient capital of Mongolia, Karakorum. We will visit the Memorial site for the Great Mongol Empire. Very little remains of the place from where Chinggis Khan launched his mighty cavalry. What does stand resplendent near the town is the massive walls of the Erdenzuu Monastery. This monastery had to face the onslaught of Soviet desecration during the 19th century but is now being slowly and lovingly restored. We will visit the monastery in the afternoon.

Ger camp (B, L, D)

Day 5
Full day at the Naadam festival in Karakorum. The Mongolians have been holding the Naadam for centuries, today it’s celebrated as an anniversary of Independence, but in ancient times those contests of horse racing, archery and wrestling were held to select the best horses and warrior for the battles. It is an exciting time with horses racing across the steppe, by jockeys as young as 10 years old. The traditional Mongolian wrestling has its unique costume and interesting rules. Return to the ger camp in the afternoon.

Ger camp (B, L, D)

Day 6
In the morning we continue our trip driving to Khogno Khan Mountain. Upon arrival we will do a good two-hour hike up the rocky mountain and enjoy the vista of the vast plains and the sand dunes stretching to the south. In the afternoon we will visit a local herdsman’s family to experience Mongolian hospitality and explore their nomadic lifestyle. A Camel riding in the sand dunes is offered to those willing to try. The Bactrian camels in Mongolia are quite comfortable to ride. The two humps create a supportive seat in between them. Return to the camp in the evening.

Ger camp (B, L, D)

Day 7
This morning we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar, this will take about 6 hours. On arrival you will be taken to Bayangol Hotel. Have some more sightseeing and shopping in the city before a farewell dinner.

Bayangol hotel (B, L, D)

Day 8
You will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

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Quick Reference Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive and sightseeing, overnight Bayangol Hotel;

Day 2 Full day of sightseeing in Ulaanbaatar, overnight Bayangol Hotel;

Day 3 Travel to Khustain Nuruu National, overnight Ger camp;

Day 4 Drive to Karakorum, visit the Erdenzuu Monastery, overnight ger camp;

Day 5 Full day to enjoy the Naadam Festival, overnight ger camp;

Day 6 Drive Khogno Khan Mountain, overnight ger camp;

Day 7 Drive to Ulaanbaatar, overnight Bayangol Hotel;

Day 8 Depart Mongolia

Price per person:

USD1640 for group of 3-7 people

USD1540 for group of 8-11 people

USD1500 for group of 12-16 people

Single accommodation available at USD122

The price includes:

All transfers and ground transportation

Twin share stay at Bayangol hotel while in Ulaanbaatar

Twin share accommodation at Ger camp

All meals

All entrance fees to museums and monasteries

National park fees

Fees for riding animals

Local wranglers and other support staff

English speaking guide throughout the trip

Travel medical insurance

The price does not include:

International flights

Visas

Alcoholic drinks

Gratuities

Items of a personal nature

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