Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.
Explore the historical sites of Mongolia as you journey into Övörhangai province and visit Karakorum and Erdenezuu on this fascinating 4-day itinerary. Picturesque countryside and stunning monasteries are all a part of this authentic Mongolian experience, as you journey through the ancient capital of the Mongol empire, Karakorum, and the monolithic monastery built from its remains, Erdenezuu. You’ll gain insight into Mongolian culture and history as you interact with locals, and sleep in traditional Mongolian ger tents.
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s beloved capital. You’ll be greeted and transferred to a private vehicle, which will escort you on a scenic drive to the Högnö Khan Mountain area. Take in the Mongol Els sand dunes and a small lake with local wildlife such as herons and ducks. Settle in at your ger camp at Högnö Khan Mountain and enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure.
Wake up this morning and breathe in deeply the fresh mountain air that surrounds you. Today you’ll make your way to the Monastery of Erdene Zuu. This beautiful site was built in the 16th century and features a long wall of stupas reaching out across the tundra. Next, visit the city of Khar Balgas, the ancient capital of the Uyghur Empire, founded by a group of nomadic tribes. Very little of the original fortifications remain, but as part of the larger Orkhon Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ruins offer a glimpse into Mongolian history and the location’s significance in the evolution of nomadic societies. Explore the fascinating countryside where many nomadic herdsmen call home.
After a restful night’s sleep, you’ll embark on a full day excursion to Harhorin, a two-hour drive away. Explore the temples of Erdenezuu monastery - it once held 400 within its walls, but that number has dwindled down to three. Witness the prayers performed by the monks, and see why this is considered one of the most fascinating sites of Mongolia.
Your short journey has come to an end today - you’ll return to Ulaanbaatar by car, where you may check in to your hotel or you may choose to be transferred to the airport for your onward journey. Enjoy a picnic lunch en route.
The traditional nomadic Mongolian ger tents have en-suite western-style bathrooms, king size or twin beds, wooden furniture, heaters and air-conditioning. Although the camp is rather basic, there are various facilities including a restaurant serving local and international dishes, a bar and karaoke room, a sauna, Japanese style communal baths, a laundry service and massage is also available. If you wish to stay in more refined accommodation than what’s available, Remote Lands can arrange for a luxury ger camp to be set up for your trip.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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