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Mongolia

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Mongolia

This summer, embark on an adventure to explore the wonders of Mongolia with the best travel family possible.

From the majestic landscapes of the Altai Mountains to the dunes of the Gobi Desert, the serene beauty of vast plains awaits. Each day brings a new experience with nomadic families, wild horses, and breathtaking landscapes. With a carefully planned itinerary, this Expedition promises an unforgettable journey for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure filled with cultural immersion and awe-inspiring natural wonders!

itinerary

Day 0: Arrival – Ulaanbaatar

  • Welcome to Mongolia! The Expedition starts on September 9th from Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. Our first day is usually full, beginning early in the morning. Therefore, plan to arrive in Ulaanbaatar on September 8th. Take this day to rest and acclimate to the unique surroundings, absorbing the vibrant culture and local charm.

Day 1: Bayan Gobi – Elsen Tasarkhai Semi Gobi

  • Today we will explore the beginning of the Gobi Desert in Elsen Tasarkhai. On our way, we will visit a nomad family and enjoy camel riding for sunset through the dunes.
  • Overnight: Elsen Tasarkhai

Day 2: Khustai National Park – Ulaanbaatar city

  • Early breakfast, and we will head to Khustai National Park, the land of the wild’s horses, where we will have a short hike around the national park and try to observe the unique wild horses of Mongolia.
  • Overnight: Hotel at Ulaanbaatar city

Day 3: Olgii and Altai Mountains

  • We will take a domestic flight in the morning to the city of Olgii in the heart of western Mongolia. From there, we will have a long drive to the Altai Tavan Bogd National Park.
  • Overnight: Balikty Kol in Tents

Day 4: Altai Mountains and Potanin Glacier River

  • Today, we will experience Western Mongolia by horse riding toward Potanin Glacier (2 hours by horse). We will also use camels for transportation of our luggage, tents, and supplies. During this day we will ride through the Altai Tavan Bogd that has some of the most stunning scenery in all of Mongolia with snowy mountains, beautiful glaciers, green valleys, and crystal lakes.
  • Overnight: Altai Mountains

Day 5: Eagle hunter family and drive back to Olgii city

  • On this day, we will have the opportunity to spend time with the famous Eagle hunter family of Western Mongolia, where we will see his already trained Golden Eagle and hold it on your arm. Then, we will drive to Ulgii City where we will rest in the Hotel after last 2 days exploring the Altai Mountains.
  • Overnight: Olgii City.

Day 6: Olgii City and Ulaanbaatar

  • If we have time in the morning, we will explore Ulgii City, and then we will take the flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Depending on the arrival time, we will go directly to Terelj NP.
  • Overnight: Ger guesthouse at Terelj NP

Day 7: Terelj NP and Genghis Khan Statue

  • We will start early in the morning visiting the Terelj National Park and the Genghis Khan Statue, the biggest stainless steel statue of Genghis Khan sitting atop his horse. At the end of the day we will come back to Ulaanbaatar.
  • Overnight: Ulaanbaatar

Day 8: Fly Out

  • It’s the saddest moment on any Expedition: we say goodbye until the next time we see each other!

 

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Included

Accomodation

Shared Rooms in Hotels (3*/4*). Shared rooms in Ger Camps. And tents in Altai Mountains.

Transport

Private vehicles, fuel and drivers

Food

Breakfast, Lunch and dinners.

Activities

All entrance fees and activities mentioned.

Domestic Flights

Flights to and from Ulaanbaatar-Olgii (Western Mongolia)
September 8th – 15th 2024

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FAQ

Typically, you can visit Mongolia for up to 30 days visa-free, obtain a visa on arrival, or apply for an eVisa for the majority of countries. Please ensure that you check the specific entry requirements for your nationality before visiting Mongolia.
Wander Expedition does not handle flight bookings on your behalf and is not ultimately responsible for your flight connection. However, we can provide guidance and support as you research the best options for your journey. Our Expedition will commence and conclude in Ulaanbaatar (Capital of Mongolia). It is advisable to arrive in Ulaanbaatar a day earlier to maximize Day 1 and commence our activities early in the morning.
We will always be accompanied by an expert local crew, ensuring that we can interact with locals, enjoy the nature and have the best possible experience.
This Expedition is designed for everyone seeking a fun time, an exploration of off-the-beaten-path destinations, the opportunity to make new travel friends, and create unforgettable travel stories. We crafted this itinerary to showcase the diverse landscapes of Mongolia, making it the perfect unique off-the-grid adventure.

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