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Khovsgol tour

Lake Kuvsgul, cradled in the forested mountains of northern Mongolia, is known locally as Mongolia’s dark blue pearl. The lake is surrounded by several peaks near 3000m high, and to the west, there is the Darkhadyn Khotgor depression with plentiful forests and lakes. Mongolia's largest fresh water lake Khovsgol  is 125 km long and plunges to over 260 m and contains 1% of the world’s fresh water. In this region, around Tsagaan Nuur, live the fascinating Tsaatan whose lives revolve around the domesticated reindeer.  Its geological origins, flora and fauna are similar to those of its neighbor, Lake Baikal. Over 100 rivers and streams flow into the lake, but only one river flows out. There is an abundance of rare wildlife in and around the lake including several fish species and big horn sheep, called Argali. The Khuvsgul area is home to diverse ethnic groups including the Khalkhas, Buriats and the Tsaatan reindeer people who migrate between Khuvsgul and Buryatia each year.

 

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Central Mongolia tour

1460 USD

Khustai Nuruu - National Park

Established in 1993, the Khustain Nuruu Natural reserve is about 100km south-west of Ulaanbaatar. In the 90,000 hectare reserve, which includes the lovely Khustain Nuruu, the wild takhi horse and the steppe environment are being preserved. The takhi, also known as the Przewalski’s horse used to roam the countryside in great herds. In the 1960’s they became nearly extinct after poachers killed them for meat and overgrazing by livestock as well as development reduced their fodder and breeding grounds.

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At the time, only about a dozen takhi remained, living in zoos in Europe. In the early 1990’s, with assistance from International environmental agencies, many takhi were reintroduced into specially protected areas in Khustain Nuruu and Takhiin Tal. About 1000 takhi now live in these parks or in the wild. They are successfully rearing their young and surviving the harsh Mongolian winter.

 

Day Date Activity Accomodation Meal
Day 1   Arrive to Ulaanbaatar, introductory city tour Hotel L,D
Day 2   Drive to Kharkhorin via Khustai National Park Ger camp B,L,D
Day 3   Kharkhorin, Erdene Zuu Ger camp B,L,D
Day 4   Drive to Ulaanbaatar Hotel B,L
Day 5   Drive to Terelj National Park Ger camp B,L,D
Day 6   Free day (at Terelj National Park) Ger camp B,L,D
Day 7   Back to Ulaanbaatar, shopping Hotel B,L
Day 8   Depart   B,L


Hotel nights - 3
Tourist standart ger camp nights - 4

Price includes:

  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • 4 star hotel in UB
  • Trained English-speaking guide
  • 4 WD transport
  • National Park fee and Cultural sight entrance fee
  • Tourist ger camp accommodation fee in countryside
  • Three meals per day
  • Mineral water 1.5l per day

Price excludes:

  • Mongolian visa charge
  • Travel/medical insurance
  • Items of personal nature, drinks, excess baggage charges and hotel extra services
  • Horse/camel/yak rental as required
  • Tips and gratuities