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.
Grand Mongolian Experience - 11 days

Trip code Trip date

G38-01 June 22 – July 2, 08

G38-02 July 22 – Aug 1

The Grand Mongolian Experience trip covers the roads well traveled to the places that have become like good old friends to us. This journey visits the central and northern regions of Mongolia. The waterways are crystal clear, the nature pristine and the forests abundant.

First we travel 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.. 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.

Tsenkher Hot springs and the White Lake hidden in Khangai Mountains will be visited. We will then continue up north to Khovsgol Lake. An ethnic tribe of Tsaatans live in the area. They herd reindeer for living and practice Shamanism. We will meet them and maybe try a reindeer back ride.

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 National History Museum and the Fine Arts Museum. Both museums have impressive displays of Mongolian historical artifacts.

Bayangol hotel (L, D)

Day 2
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 3
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 4
Today we continue our trip into the Khangai Mountain Range. The meadows are carpeted with wild flowers. Nomadic families in the area herd many yaks along with horses, sheep and cashmere goats. By noon we will reach the beautiful spot deep in the mountain known as Tsenkheriin Hot springs. These hot springs sprout directly from the mountains and reach high temperatures of up to 80 degrees Celsius. We will relax in the hot spring pool.

Ger camp (B, L, D)

Day 5
A long day drive today through changing terrains and landscapes. Driving along the high-cliff gorge formed from volcano with Chuluut River flowing deep on its floor is quite magnificent. The road will also take us over a high mountain pass into forested hills and wide open valleys. Our destination is Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur or White Lake, nestled between mountains covered with green grass and littered with volcanic rock.

Ger camp (B, L, D)

Day 6
Today will be a well-earned day of rest at the Lake. There will be opportunities for hiking to Khorgo, the extinct volcanic crater that lies within a few kilometers of the lake and for visiting a local nomadic family. Alternatively, you may just wish to sit by the edge of the water and admire the beautiful view.

Ger camp (B, L, D)

Day 7
Today we will make a long drive to the north of the country, into Khuvsgul Aimag, and onto the capital Moron. The drive is through absolutely beautiful hilly countryside, past fast flowing rivers and alpine forests. Little wonder this area is known as the ‘Switzerland of Mongolia’. In the late evening we will reach our ger camp outside the town.

Ger camp (B, L, D)

Day 8
In the morning we will visit an ancient burial ground with an ensemble of reindeer stones. The earliest stone monuments found in Mongolia date from the bronze age. The nomadic herdsmen of those times constructed stone mounds and stone-flagged graves of great size, and used great skill in the beautiful execution of carved 'reindeer stones'. Stone monuments were placed either singly or in groups of up to twenty stones, either as graves or markers of dedicatory sites, and some of them still remain in their original positions. All around the stone in the upper section are images of the sun and moon, and in the middle section are many deer, leaping and flying. The lower section is decorated with carvings of knives, swords, bows and quivers, battle axes, whetstones, hooks, mirrors and so on. After exploring the ancient monuments we head to Khovsgol Lake.

Ger camp (B, L, D)

Day 9
Today we will have a rest day beside Lake Khuvsgul. This lake contains 3% of the world’s fresh water. Mongolians name the lake as “Mother sea”. The water is crystal clear, the nature pristine and the setting truly idyllic. Some kayaking and fishing are offered at the lake. It’s a perfect place for a day hike in the forest up the mountain and down along the lakeshore. We will visit a local reindeer herders and explore their unique lifestyle and learn the basics of Shamanism.

Ger camp (B, L, D)

Day 10
Drive back to Moron to take the return flight to Ulaanbaatar. The flight from Moron to Ulaanbaatar will take one and a half hours. On arrival in Ulaanbaatar you will be taken to Bayangol hotel. In the afternoon we will visit the Choijing Lama Temple museum and do some shopping. The evening entertainment is a Fashion show of Mongolian traditional costumes followed by farewell dinner

Bayangol hotel (B, L, D)

Day 11
After breakfast at the hotel you will be taken to the airport for departure.

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Quick Reference Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Ulaanbaatar and sightseeing, o/n Bayangol Hotel;

Day 2 Drive to Khustain Nuruu National Park, o/n ger camp;

Day 3 Drive to Karakorum, visit Erdene Zuu Monastery, o/n ger camp;

Day 4 Drive to Tsenkheriin Hot springs, o/n ger camp;

Day 5 Drive to Terkhiin White Lake, o/n ger camp;

Day 6 A rest day at White lake, walking to Volcano, o/n ger camp;

Day 7 Drive to Moron, o/n ger camp;

Day 8 Explore reindeer stones, and drive to Khuvsgul Lake, o/n ger camp;

Day 9 A rest day at Khuvsgul Lake, o/n ger camp;

Day 10 Fly back to Ulaanbaatar, o/n Bayangol hotel;

Day 11 Departure

Price per person:

USD2215 for group of 3-7 people

USD2070 for group of 8-11 people

USD2000 for group of 12-16 people

Single accommodation available at USD170

The price includes:

All transfers and ground transportation

Domestic flights

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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