10 Day Blue Pearl of Mongolia

$1,999
Per Person

Typically $2,999
Vast lakes, natural hot springs, extinct volcanos and mountainous landscapes. The north of Mongolia is a true pearl of the country and a photographers dream!

the tour

Travel to Mongolia on our 10 day tour. The Blue Pearl of Mongolia is an unforgettable tour to the pristine Lake Khuvsgul.  Visiting Northern and Central Mongolia this tour includes 9 nights accommodation in hotels and traditional ger camps and most meals. Lake Khuvsgul is Mongolia’s biggest and most beautiful freshwater lake.  It holds 2% of the world’s fresh water! You will stay is a modern ger camp right on the shore.  And have the opportunity to take a boat trip on the lake.  Optional horse ride around the lake is also available.

On this tour you will also visit an extinct volcano – Khorgiin Togoo.  Bring your hiking boots to venture up the crater! You can hike and explore the volcanic crater.  The natural hot springs at Jargal Jiguur are always a highlight and will sooth those post hike sore muscles!  A visit to a traditional nomadic family stay will give you an insight into the Mongolian lifestyle.

The ancient city of Karakorum is sure to delight.  A remnant of the Great Mongol Empire there are many artefacts to explore!  The Erdene Zuu Monastery was the first in Mongolia and was built on the ruins of the great capital. We visit several temples here with excellent examples of Buddhist statues and paintings from the 17th century.  The Karakorum museum is a highlight because of the architecture alone.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrive Ulaanbaatar

Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar, you will be greeted by your guide and driver. Transfer to a hotel 3/4/5*. If time permits optional half or full day city sightseeing is available on request.

MEALS: Dinner

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Ulaanbaatar

DAY 2: Amarbayasgalant Monastery (350km)

In the morning, start your journey to Amarbayasgalant Monastery, or the “Monastery of Tranquil Felicity” – one of the three largest Buddhist monastic centers in Mongolia. The monastery was established in 1727 and completed in 1736 to serve as a final resting place for Zanabazar (1635–1723), the first Jebtsundamba Khutuktu, or spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism – the first head of religion in modern Mongolia, equivalent to Catholic Popes. His remains were transferred to a newly created temple in 1788. Amarbayasgalant was one of the very few monasteries to have partially escaped destruction during the Stalinist purges of 1937. Visit and explore the grounds of the monastery.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT:Standard Ger Camp (No upgrade available)

DAY 3: Bulgan Province / Uran Togoo (300km)

After breakfast, drive to Uran Togoo, an extinct volcano in Bulgan province. You will have a scenic drive with endless green pastures and the deep blue sky.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Standard Ger Camp (No upgrade available)

DAY 4: Lake Khuvsgal (400km)

In the morning, drive north to Khuvsgul province – a home to a large population of yaks and Central Asia’s second largest freshwater lake. Arrive in the late afternoon, upon reaching the wondrous Khuvsgul Lake; settle in a Ger camp located by the lakeshore.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Standard or Lux Ger Camp

DAY 5: Lake Khuvsgal – Leisure Day

Enjoy a leisurely free day by the shores of Lake Khuvsgal – trekking, photographic opportunities and exploring the area. Optional activities available – horse riding and boating. Overnight stay in a Ger camp by the lakeshore.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

OVERNIGHT: Standard or Lux Ger Camp

DAY 6: Jargal Jiguur Hot Spring (280km)

After breakfast, start the drive to Jargal Jiguur hot spring. The spring comes out from a depth of 150m and its water is not mixed with soil water due to its high temperature. The camp transfers the hot water via pipes. Enjoy the stargazing in the hot spa in the pool.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Standard Ger Camp (No upgrade available)

DAY 7: Khorgiin Togoo Volcano / Terkhiin Trsagaan Lake (240km)

Drive to the magnificent volcanic area of Khorgiin Togoo located on the eastern shore of Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan. You may spend the time relaxing by the lake shores or enjoying a trek up the Volcanic crater to gain a far reaching view of the area.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Standard Ger Camp (No upgrade available)

DAY 8: Kharkhorin (320km)

In the early morning, after breakfast drive to Kharkhorin, once the capital of the 13th century Great Mongol Empire. Visit the Kharkhorin museum housing artefacts dateable to even the Turkish period (VII century). Visit Erdene-Zuu Monastery, the first and the largest monastery in Mongolia built on the ruins of the ancient capital. Tour the monastery and visit several temples with excellent examples of Buddhist Thangka paintings and statues dating back to the 17th century.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Standard or Lux Ger Camp

DAY 9: Ulaanbaatar (380 km)

After breakfast, drive back to Ulaanbaatar and check into your hotel. In the evening, enjoy a Mongolian traditional folk concert followed by a dinner at a restaurant.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Ulaanbaatar

DAY 10: End of Tour

Transfer to the airport or train station for international departure.

MEALS: Breakfast

Description

Travel to Mongolia on our 10 day tour. The Blue Pearl of Mongolia is an unforgettable tour to the pristine Lake Khuvsgul.  Visiting Northern and Central Mongolia this tour includes 9 nights accommodation in hotels and traditional ger camps and most meals. Lake Khuvsgul is Mongolia’s biggest and most beautiful freshwater lake.  It holds 2% of the world’s fresh water! You will stay is a modern ger camp right on the shore.  And have the opportunity to take a boat trip on the lake.  Optional horse ride around the lake is also available.

On this tour you will also visit an extinct volcano – Khorgiin Togoo.  Bring your hiking boots to venture up the crater! You can hike and explore the volcanic crater.  The natural hot springs at Jargal Jiguur are always a highlight and will sooth those post hike sore muscles!  A visit to a traditional nomadic family stay will give you an insight into the Mongolian lifestyle.

The ancient city of Karakorum is sure to delight.  A remnant of the Great Mongol Empire there are many artefacts to explore!  The Erdene Zuu Monastery was the first in Mongolia and was built on the ruins of the great capital. We visit several temples here with excellent examples of Buddhist statues and paintings from the 17th century.  The Karakorum museum is a highlight because of the architecture alone.

Book your 10 Day Blue Pearl of Mongolia Tour with just a 10% deposit – see our terms and conditions for details!

 

 

 

 

 

DEPARTURE DATES

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2021:

16th June 2021

6th August 2021

INCLUSIONS

 

10 Day guided tour of Mongolia

9 Nights accommodation in hotels or traditional Ger camps

9x Breakfasts, 8x Lunches, 8x Dinners

Transfers upon arrival and departure

Professional English-speaking guide

Mongolian traditional performance

Ground transportation: in the countryside by a chauffeured 4WD vehicle, minivan or bus in the city area

All park entrance fees

Sightseeing as per itinerary

1 litre of drinking water per day per person

EXCLUSIONS

 

International Airfares

Visa fees

Travel insurance

Beverages for all meals

Personal expenses

Tipping to local guides and drivers

Optional tours

Other meals not included in itinerary

 

HOTELS

 

STANDARD PACKAGE:

Ulaanbaatar: J Hotel or Premium Hotel

Amarbayasgalant: Standard Ger Camp

Uran Togoo: Standard Ger Camp

Lake Khuvsgul: Standard Ger Camp

Jargal Jiguur Hot Spring: Standard Ger Camp

Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan: Standard Ger Camp

Karakorum: Standard Ger Camp

 

UPGRADE PACKAGE:

Ulaanbaatar: Kempinski Hotel

Amarbayasgalant: Standard Ger Camp

Uran Togoo: Standard Ger Camp

Lake Khuvsgul: Lux Ger Camp

Jargal Jiguur Hot Spring: Standard Ger Camp

Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan: Standard Ger Camp

Karakorum: Lux Ger Camp

 

In the unlikely event that the listed hotels are fully booked, alternative hotels of the same standard will be used

UPGRADES & OPTIONS

 

UPGRADES:

Upgrade to a 4/5 Star Hotel in Ulaanbaatar & Luxury Ger Camps for $300 per person

Note: Ger Camp upgrades are not available in every camp – see itinerary for details

 

EXTRA NIGHTS:

Extend your time in Mongolia with extra nights pre or post tour

 

PRE/POST TOUR

3 Star Hotel Ulaanbaatar – $160

4/5 Star Hotel Ulaanbaatar – $230

 

Prices are based per room per night and include breakfast

TOUR INFORMATION

 

VALIDITY:

Voucher valid on selected dates until 6th August 2021

Voucher valid for 1 person, based on twin/double share

Bookings must be made at least 30 days prior to departure

 

RATES:

10 Day Best of Mongolia Standard Package – $1999

10 Day Best of Mongolia Upgrade Package – $2299

 

GROUP SIZE:

Minimum 3 people

Maximum 10 people

 

SINGLE TRAVELLER SURCHARGE:

Single travellers who require their own room will be required to pay the single supplement:

Standard Package – $400 per person

Upgrade Package – $600 per person

 

CHILDREN POLICY:

Contact us for any child discount

 

 

TOUR INFORMATION:

Ger accommodation – Staying in a ger camp – Beyond Ulaanbaatar we will be staying at ger camps, the traditional home of around half of the country’s population still choosing to live in these traditional tents. A stay in a ger offers the opportunity to experience this traditional way of life and is an ideal base from which to explore Mongolias incredible landscapes and wildlife. Made of felt and canvas draped across a wooden frame, the lightweight and well insulated ger (also known by the Russian name ‘yurt’) can be quickly dismantled, packed away and moved to better grazing lands as needed and when the seasons change. Anything up to 30 gers can be clustered together around a larger central ger, used for meals and entertainment. Long evenings can be spent enjoying the atmosphere and sharing stories with fellow travellers.  Many camps also have a traditional Mongolian throat singing performance after dinner. Accommodation and facilities are simple. Individual gers are simple but always cosy and comfortable, usually consisting of up to four single wooden beds, linen, thick blankets, table and chairs. The ger is heated by a central wood-burning stove, excellent for keeping out the night chill, which will be started for you each evening and usually replenished the following morning before you wake. Lux Gers are inclusive of bathrooms attached to or located with the ger.

Ablutions – Camps are equipped with a toilet and shower block and have limited electricity running from a central generator, and limited hot water that needs to be boiled in readiness for a quick shower. As such, showers need to be booked, and it’s not uncommon that people go a few days between showers in these climes.  Most of the Ger camps we use will also have a laundry service available, at a small additional cost.

Food – Conditions on the vast, cold Mongolian steppe has always made food a necessity, rather than an art. The nomadic diet comprises a lot of meat and dairy, supplemented with flour based doughs, occasionally rice, and seldom any vegetables (other than potatoes) or fish

Level of Activity – As there is an increased amount of walking and activity including hiking and exploring, participants must possess a medium level of fitness and be 100% mobile.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Travel insurance is recommended. MyHoliday2 takes no responsibility for any travel issues that may arise

Day tours included in itinerary may join a larger group than specified

It is the customers responsibility to obtain the correct visa for their destination and cover all fees associated

It is the customers responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport for travel and must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of intended stay.

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