Day by Day
- Outbound Flight
- Train Journey
- Return Flight
Fly to Beijing overnight.
On arrival into Beijing today you are met and taken to your hotel accommodation at the heart of the city where the rest of your day is spent at leisure.
Transfer back to the airport this morning in time to meet your flight on to Mongolia`s capital Ulaan Bataar. On arrival in the city you are met and taken to your hotel accommodation. The rest of your day is spent exploring the fascinating National Museum of Mongolian History and the Zaisan Memorial. This evening you enjoy a visit to a Mongolia cultural performance which includes some of the country`s most famous arts including Buddhist dancing and contortionism.
Enjoy a tour of the city today including a visit to the city`s wonderful Gandan Monastery complex, a working place of worship and home to a magnificent 26 metre high statue of Buddha. This afternoon you visit the Winter Palace of the Bogd Khaan. Once the residence of Mongolia`s most important spiritual leader, the palace is now somewhat faded but does contain an incredible collection of relics and artefacts. Your evening is at leisure in the capital.
Make the short drive out from Ulaan Bataar to Khustai Nuruu National Park, home to the very rare Takhi Horse species, the last surviving prehistoric horses in the world. On arrival you settle into your first ger tent accommodation and enjoy some time at leisure before heading out into the park this evening to try to spot some of the horses as they come down to feed.
Continue on today to the Bayangobi region and Khogno Khaan Mountain. This afternoon you enjoy a walk up to visit the Ovgon Monastery Ruins and the chance to visit the Mongol Els Dunes.
Travel on to the ancient Mongolian capital of Kharakorum, once home to Gengis Khaan and now to one of the country`s most important Buddhist monasteries, Erdene Zuu. Visit the monastery on arrival this afternoon with the rest of your day spent at leisure to explore the countryside around the camp if you wish.
Your journey continues today as you travel on into the Tsenkher Valley for an overnight stop on the way to White Lake.
Day 9Tsenkher Valley - White Lake
Today you make the somewhat long drive on to White Lake, passing the sacred Chuluut Gorge and the small town of Tariat.
A day spent exploring the volcanic caves and the extinct volcanic crater in and around the lake.
Continue North today, making your way on from White Lake to the hot spring town of Jargalant.
Day 12Jargalant - Uushigiin Uver
Today you drive on from Jargalant to the ancient deer stones at Uushigiin Uver. This evening you visit the sight with your local guide.
Travel up to the magnificent Khuvsgul Lake today, passing through the town of Moron en route.
Today is at leisure to allow you some time to relax and explore the sights in and around the lake.
At leisure on Lake Khuvsgul with guide.
Drive back to Moron today in time to meet your flight back to the capital Ulaan Bataar. On arrival in the city you are met and taken to your hotel accommodation where the rest of your day is spent at leisure.
An early morning today as you fly down to Dalanzadgad, the jumping off point for the Gobi National Park. On arrival you are met and then transfer on to the Three Camels Lodge at the heart of the national park. This evening visit the `Flaming Cliffs` at Byanzag to catch them at their best in the evening twilight.
Today you make the picturesque journey across the desert to the magnificent `singing` sand dunes at Khongoryn Els. This is a long drive but there will be opportunities to take photographs and stop off along the way. This evening you travel up to visit the dunes with your guide.
Make your way back across the desert today, back towards the Three Camel Lodge, taking a different route which takes in the `Eagle` Canyon at Yol Am and the dramatic Dungenir Pass.
Transfer back on to Dalanzadgad today in time to meet your flight back to Ulaan Bataar where the rest of your day is spent at leisure.
Leaving Mongolia behind today you transfer back to the capital`s airport today in time to meet your flight back to Beijing. On arrival you are met and taken to your hotel accommodation where the rest of your day is spent at leisure.
We will arrange for a private transfer to the airport today for you in time to meet your flight back to London.