DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY
Day-1 ULAANBAATAR CITY
We meet you upon arrival and transfer you to the hotel. Depending on your arrival time we will visit the National History Museum with priceless treasures. Welcome dinner. Hotel /L,D/
Day-2 ULAANBAATAR – MURUN TOWN
This morning we transfer to the airport and take a flight to Murun town, the center of Khuvsgul province in the northern parts of Mongolia. It takes 1 hour. Here, we visit the town and supermarket for some snacks and refreshments and return to our local hotels. Local hotel /B,L,D/
Day-3 MURUN TOWN – ULAAN UUL TOWN
On this day we are driving through Mountainous areas to Ulaan Uul town. This day visit to main Ovoo, where we can make an offering. Then we will be in the Darkhad Depression, where there are more than 300 lakes and big rivers. We arrive at Ulaan Uul town and transfer to the log cabin in the National Park Rangers station. Log cabin /B,L,D/
Day-4 ULAAN UUL TOWN – KHOGOROG
Continuing through the beautiful Darkhad depression yet again the landscape unfolds dramatically right before your eyes as we transition from steppe to mountains and forest. We pass Tsagaan Nuur town on the way to reach the Khogorog river, where a local family resides.
Get to know more about the local family while enjoying their hospitality. Stay in a traditional Mongolian yurt – Ger for an authentic local experience. Guest ger /B,L,D/
Day-5 KHOGOROG – TAIGA / REINDEER TRIBE CAMP
After a hearty breakfast from Nomadic Trails’ private cook, enjoy a short early morning walk around the area. Returning to the cars, we drive through snow-covered roads to the Winter and Spring camping site for the Mongolian Reindeer Herders. After arrival, transfer to local huts or Tee-pee which will be the accommodation for the night.
We meet with the local reindeer herders and spend the rest of the day among the tribe, getting to know the culture, even participating in some. For example, riding a reindeer, etc Hut /B,L,D/
Day-6 TAIGA / REINDEER TRIBE CAMP
Spend this day staying amongst the Tsaachin people and experience their everyday life.
Enjoy the tribe’s hospitality by talking with the local people and understanding their local culture and how they have managed to maintain such a traditional way of life for so long. Take in the beauty of the snow-covered forest. Hut /B,L,D/
Day-7 TAIGA / REINDEER TRIBE CAMP – KHOGOROG
In the morning, you spend more time with the Reindeer tribe today and witness what their mornings usually look like. After saying farewells to the Dukha Tribe families, we return to Khogorog and relax for the day with the local family. Ger /B,L,D/
Day-8 KHOGOROG- KHATGAL TOWN / KHUVSGUL LAKE
We say goodbye to the local family and have the longest drive of the trip, an 8-9hour drive across Darhad Depression, and head to Khuvsgul Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Mongolia.
Khuvsgul often called “The Blue Pearl of Mongolia” lies in the Siberian plain south of the Russian border. This gorgeous lake is frozen for almost half of the year. It is surrounded by forests of pine trees and meadows. Depending on ice density, we may drive on the frozen lake along the shoreline. Local hotel /B,L,D/
Day-9 MURUN TOWN
We stay all day at the frozen lake. Taking a walk on the ice is fantastic and we will be doing Horse Sledding on the ice for 1 hour.
In the late afternoon, after a scenic lunch at the lakeshore, we head back to Murun town. After our arrival, we transfer to a local hotel for an overnight stay with a hot shower available. Local hotel /B,L,D/
Day-10 MURUN/ ULAANBAATAR
Early start with breakfast and drive to Murun town to take an internal flight to Ulaanbaatar. We transfer to the hotel and free afternoon with some souvenir shopping in the National Department store and more. Farewell dinner. Hotel /B,L,D/
We will transfer you to your international departure.