Route 5

Adventures of Living among Nomads.


Day 1.

Hotel check-in. Visit the Gandan Monastery, the national Buddhist religious center. Visit a museum and traditional Mongolian music and dancing concert.


Leave Ulaanbaatar and arrive in Bayan-Önjuul soum/district in Tuv aimag/province. We will be living among nomadic herders and explore their livelihood, traditions and cultures as well as touring Zorgol Khairkhan Mountains. There will be possibilities of sighting some wild animals including argali-the largest wild sheep in the world, ibex and some other animals.

Day 7.

Leave Bayan-Önjuul for Orkhan river valley. Orkhon river valley tour will include a visit to the waterfall. This area is populated with the large number of yak herds.

Day 8.

Leave Orkhon river valley for Tövkhön khan monastery at the mountain peak, famous for Bogd Zanabazar’s meditation site.

Day 9.

Leave Tövkhön khan monastery for Khar Korum- the ancient capital of Mongolia. Visit the Erdene Dzuu monestary founded by his Holiness the first Bogd Zanabazar - the spiritual leader and the head of state during the 17th century. Visit archeological sites.

Day 10.

Leave Khar Korum for Khögnö Khan Mountains, Khadagt Khoshuu – a shaman ritual site and sand dunes of Elsen Tasarkhai. Possible riding of two humped-Bactrian camels.

Day 11.

Leave Khögnö Khan Mountains for Khustai Mountains, Przewalski's horses, the last surviving subspecies of wild horse were reintroduced since early 1990’s.

Leave Khustai mountains for Tsonjin Boldog. Lodging at the “Winter Palace of Chinggis Khaan” tourist camp.


Visit the biggest equestrian statue of Chinggis Khaan (claimed to hold the world record), archeological museum with rich exhibits of BC periods and hiking.

Day 14.

Leave Tsonjin Boldog for Ulaanbaatar. Leisure time in the capital city: souvenir shopping, enjoy traditional Mongolian music and dancing performance and farewell dinner.

Day 15.

Arrive at the airport and depart Ulaanbaatar.