Monasteries and Nomads
Day 1 Arrive Ulaan Baatar
Arrive Ulaan Baatar where you will be met and transferred to your homestay for one night. After you have time to refresh you will be taken on a two hour orientation walking tour of UB. In the evening you will be taken to a folk show. This will last about one and a half hours. Afterwards you will be taken to a Guanz (local restaurant) where you can try some famous Mongolian mutton food called Buuz (drinks at own expense). You will then be driven back to your homestay.
Day 2 UB to Amarbayasgalant Khiid
Depart UB after breakfast and drive north on a good sealed road. Just before Darkhan, and only about 80km from the Russian border, you turn east and drive to Amarbayasgalant Khiid (Monastery). The last 30km is off-road through some beautiful scenery and past some nomadic Gers. After checking in at the Tourist Ger Camp you will be given a tour of the Khiid.
Day 3 Amarbayasgalant Khiid to Erdenemandel
After breakfast it is time to drive to Erdenet and on to Bulgan through more beautiful countryside. Tonight you will camp next to a river near the village of Erdenemandal.
Day 4 Erdenemandel to the Tamir River
You will wake up this morning after a very relaxed sleep. After breaking camp you will drive to the town of Tsetserleg. Here you will have lunch and visit the Zayain Gegeenii Sum Monastery with its fine museum. You will also have time to visit the local market. After lunch you will drive through the Tamir River Valley and camp next to the Tamir River near a Nomadic Ger.
Day 5 Tamir River to Mongol Els
Morning drive to Kharkhorin where you visit Erdenzuu Monastery. After lunch you drive east toward Ulaan Baatar. However about half way there you come across the sand dunes of Mongol Els. After a drive through the dunes you will be taken to a Tourist Ger Camp.
Day 6 Mongol Els to UB
After a leisurely breakfast you will drive back to Ulaan Baatar and your homestay. There will be time in the afternoon to do any last minute shopping.
Day 7 End of trip
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport or railway station.
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How to get to Ulaan Baatar
Departing Ulaan Baatar
NB All trips visit a Nomadic Ger for some local hospitality and/or camp next to a Nomadic Ger. However vegetarians and those who are lacto intolerant beware