The Blue Pearl of Mongolia
Day 1: Arrival in Uaanbaatar
You will be greeted by your guide and driver and transferred to your hotel. Optional half or full day city tours are available. Overnight stay at a centrally located hotel.
Day 2: Ulaanbaatar / Amarbayasgalant [L,D]
In the morning, start your journey to Amarbayasgalant Monastery, one of the most beautiful monasteries in Mongolia. Visit and explore the grounds of the monastery. Dinner and overnight stay in a Ger Camp.
Day 3: Bulgan province / Uran Togoo [B,L,D]
After breakfast, drive to Uran Togoo, an extinct volcano in Bulgan Province. You will have a scenic drive with endless green pastures and deep blue sky. Dinner and overnight stay in a Ger Camp.
Day 4: Lake Khuvsgul [B,L,D]
In the morning, drive north to Khuvsgul province. Please keep your cameras handy; photo opportunities will present themselves very often. Late afternoon reach beautiful Khuvsgul Lake and settle at the Ger Camp located on the shore.
Day 5: Lake Khuvsgul [B,L,D]
Explore the breathtaking shores of Mongolia’s biggest and most beautiful freshwater lake. There is an opportunity to go horse riding. After lunch visit a reindeer herder’s family. Learn about their unique lifestyle and culture. Dinner and overnight stay in a Ger Camp at the lake shore.
Day 6: Jargal Jiguur Hot Spring [B,L,D]
After breakfast, start drive to Jargal Jiguur Hot Spring. The spring comes out from 150 m in depth and its water is not mixed with soil water because it is very hot. The camp transfers the hot water via pipe. The best activity here is sitting in the pool and stargazing. Overnight stay in a Ger Camp.
Day 7: Khorgiin Togoo Volcano / Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan [B,L,D]
Drive to a magnificent volcanic area of Khorgiin Togoo, which is located on the eastern shore of Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan. Today you will have plenty of opportunities for hiking, please wear hiking shoes and climb up the volcanic crater. Dinner and overnight stay in a Ger Camp.
Day 8: Karakorum [B,L,D]
After breakfast, drive to Karakorum, the XIII Century capital of the Great Mongol Empire. Visit Erdene-Zuu Monastery, which was the first and largest monastery in Mongolia. Tour the monastery and visit several temples with excellent examples of Buddhist Thangka painting dating back from the 16th century. Visit the Karakorum Museum. Dinner and overnight stay in a Ger Camp.
Day 9: Ulaanbaatar [B,L,D]
After breakfast, drive back to Ulaanbaatar and check into your hotel. In the evening watch a Mongolian traditional Folk Art Concert. Dinner at a lavish restaurant. Overnight stay in a hotel.
Day 10: Departure [B]
In the morning transfer to the airport or train station for your international departure.