July 18, 2016
Day 1. Depart to Khogno khan mountain and Mongol sands.
Khogno Khan Natural Reserve covers 46,990 hectares of land and is located in Rashaant county of Bulgan province. The taiga and steppe plants grow in this area and represent two or three different natural zones. This area was taken under state protection in 1997. Khogno Khan, a splendid mountain is situated in the border area of Uvurkhangai, Tuv and Bulgan province. This is a magnificent place with mountains, forests, steppes, Gobi-type desert and mineral water sources all in one location.
Day 2. Kharkhorin, Erdenezuu Monastery.
Visit to Erdenezuu Monastery, the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. It was founded in 1586. Surrounded by a quadratic wall (420 m long on each side) with total 108 Stupas.
Continue the trip to Tsenher Hot spring. Public shower, modern toilet and electricity is available. It is a good place to break up your journey and enjoy in a hot bath with Natural elements. Set between beautiful forest mountains, grasslands.
Day 3. Drive to nomadic family.
Through this trip there are chances to assist the activity of nomadic family and you can add your own ideas for this.
Day 4. Orkhon waterfall.
‘Red Flows’ is the English translation for this river. The area was formed by volcanic activity that dates back 20,000 years. This location is amazing for trekking, horse riding, fishing, relaxing, and indulging your inner photographer
Day 5. Tsenkher hot springs.
Drive to “Hot Spring”. The SPA is +86C hot. Here you will have opportunities to have bath in the healing spa.
Day 6. Terkh white lake.
Terkh White lake is located 648 km from Ulaanbaatar city in Arkhangai province. Fresh water and volcanogenic Terkh White lake, is 16 km long from west to east and 6km wide from north to south. This lake was created as a result of a 4050 cm thick basaltic blockage of Terkhiin River, following the eruption of Khorhiin togoo and some other volcanoes.
The highest Khorgiin togoo, is located on the east shore of Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan. From its summit , which is covered in ovoo, one has a splendid view over the whole region and the lake. Terkhiin Tsagaan has more than 10 species of fish such as Taimen, perch, lenok and pike. It’s registered in Ramsar’s Convention because many birds including swan, shelduck, duck, gull, common heron and great white egret gather here. There is a small Island with 500sq km area and 28m relative altitude, called Nuuriin Tolgoi, in the middle of the lake. Khorgo dormant volcano, Terkhiin Tsagaan river and Khuduu river have been protected as a National Park since 1995.
Day 7. Horse trekking to Khorgo volcano.
No driving and bit relaxing day. Hike or horse trekking to the Khorgo volcano. It is the last volcano which extinct around 9000 years ago. 2240m high a.s.l. Swimming and fishing is possible for the personal interest.
Day 8. Drive to Murun city.
Khuvsgul aimag borders on the North with Russian Federation. The altitude of high mountains of Burenkhaan, Khordil saridag, Erchim range, Tagna, and Soyon is up to 11,483 feet (3,500 m.) above sea level. There are beautiful passages in the mountain such as Jigleg, Jar, Toom and Uli. Tagnuur, Shiluust, Uran dush, Delgerkhan are highest mountains. Foreign tourists refer to Khuvsgul aimag as “Mongolian Switzerland”.
Day 9. Murun city to Khuvsgul lake.
Arrive at Lake Khuvsgul which is known as the Dark Blue Pearl among beautiful mountains. There are 96 rivers and streams that flow into the lake, including the Egiin River, which then joins the Selenge along its eventual path to Lake Baikal. Lake Khuvsgul is 136 km long & 36 km wide, 262 meters deep, and located at an altitude of 1645m above sea level. Taiga fauna and flora & the Tsaatan people, who practice reindeer breeding, are among the main attractions. The lake is on an important migration route for birds from Siberia, thus facilitating marvelous opportunities for bird watching.
Day 10. Horse trekking at Khuvsgul lake.
Take the opportunity to relax and truly appreciate the surrounding landscape. You can spend time horse riding, hiking, swimming, boating or hanging out with a local nomad family. There’ll also be an opportunity to visit one of the local Ger camps where you can have a shower and a cold drink.
Day 11. Day off at Khuvsgul lake.
Khorkhog for lunch (Mongolian local cuisine)
Day 12. Drive to Selenge river.
The Selenge River is one of the most lush and beautiful parts of Mongolia. Stop in the town of Erdenet, the third largest city. The Selenge River is a major river in Mongolia. It flows into Lake Baikal and has a length of 992 km. Accomodations can be chose such as tent nomadic family or guest house in case of weather condition.
Day 13. Selenge river to Amarbayasgalant Monastery.
At the end of the day visit to “Amarbayasgalant” monastery and enjoy the other nice monuments. It is ever beautiful and hidden jewel known as Amarbayasgalant monastery which is situated in the Iven river valley. The monastery was established in 1727-1736 in memory of Undur Gegeen Zanabazar at the order of the Manchurian emperor.
Day 14. Head back to UB.