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Central Mongolia Highlights Tour
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Destination: Ulaanbaatar - Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue Complex - Terelj National Park - Khustai National Park - Elsen tasarkhai sand dunes - Karakorum, Erdene Zuu Monastery - Orkhon Valley - Khushuu Tsaidam Memorial Complex - Ugii Lake - Ulaanbaatar
Our tour following some of the most beautiful landscapes in Central Mongolia such as Karakorum, ancient capital of the Great Mongol Empire, Elsen tasarkhai sand dunes, Khushuu Tsaidam Memorial Complex, Ugii Lake, Khustai, Terelj National Parks and capital Ulaanbaatar.
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US$ 1200
8 days / 7 nights

Our friendly local driver and guide are experts who are committed to making your tour the best possible!

DAY 1 Arrive in Ulaanbaatar
DAY 2 Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue Complex, Terelj National Park
DAY 3 Khustai National Park, Przewalski's horses
DAY 4 Elsen tasarkhai sand dunes - ancient capital Karakorum & Erdene Zuu Monastery
DAY 5 Khushuu Tsaidam Memorial Complex, freshwater Ugii Lake
DAY 6 Ugii Lake, Ulaanbaatar
DAY 7 UB city tour
DAY 8 Departure from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Mongolia travel map: Central Mongolia Highlights Tour


DAY 1 Arrive in Ulaanbaatar
Upon arrival – meeting by the company representative (at the airport or the railway station), transfer to your hotel in Ulaanbaatar. Depending on your arrival time, you can spend the rest of your first day exploring the city of Ulaanbaatar. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 2 Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue Complex, Ulaanbaatar city tour
After breakfast drive to Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue Complex, 130 ft monument of  Genghis Khan, founder and Great Khan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire, located on the bank of the Tuul River at Tsonjin Boldog 60km east of Ulaanbaatar. Complex also contains a restaurant, mongolian souvenir shops, museum which has exhibitions relating to the Bronze Age and Xiongnu archaeological cultures in Mongolia. Short drive to Terelj National Park. By the lunch time we will arrive to the tourist Ger camp at the picturesque Terelj NP, where we we’ll get accommodated. Also, park excursion includes a small hiking to Ariyabal Buddhist Meditation Temple and Turtle Rock. Overnight at the tourist Ger camp.

DAY 3 Khustai National Park, Przewalski's horses
After breakfast drive to Khustai National Park (110km west of Ulaanbaatar). On arrival in Khustai NP, we'll visit Ger Museum where you’ll have a brief introduction of history and development of Khustai NP, hear about the Takhi wild horses, which made the Park instantly famous. Next we'll drive to the habitat of the last surviving subspecies of wild horses, Przewalski's horses. Accomodation at the tourist Ger camp, having rest and dinner.

DAY 4 Elsen tasarkhai sand dunes - Ancient Capital Karakorum & Erdene Zuu Monastery
After breakfast provided at a tourist Ger camp drive to Karakorum, an ancient capital of the Great Mongol Empire, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mongolia, located in Kharkhorin sum Uvurkhangai aimag. On the way we'll make a stop at largest and most spectacular sand dunes in Mongolia, Elsen tasarkhai sand dunes and enjoy the atmosphere of small Gobi desert. After arrival to Kharkhorin sum, we'll visit museum of Karakorum, ruins of ancient city, the oldest surviving buddhist monastery in Mongolia, part of the Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site, Erdenezuu Monastery (1586). Overnight in tent by Orkhon river, having rest and dinner.
TENT B | L | D

DAY 5 Khushuu Tsaidam Memorial Complex, freshwater Ugii Lake
After breakfast, drive to the freshwater Ugii Lake declared as a Ramsar site in 1998. On the way we'll visit a Tsaidam Memorial Complex, dedicated to two princes of Turkic Khaganate (VI-VIII century), situated 40km northeast of Kharkhorin sum. Accomodation at the tourist Ger camp.

DAY 6 Ugii Lake, Ulaanbaatar
Half of day is fully dedicated to having rest! Comfortable tourist Ger camp in combination with surrounding beautiful lake nature leave a pleasant impression. After lunch drive to Ulaanbaatar.

DAY 7 UB city tour
Today you'll take a sightseeing-tour through Ulaanbaatar, including Gandantegchinlen Monastery, Genghis Khan's Square, Mongolian National Museum, State Department Store. Also, Performance Art Theatre welcomes you to enjoy the Show "Wonders of Mongolian Art" - the performance of "Tumen Ekh", Mongolia's leading folk ensemble featuring traditional music, song, dance and contortion. This evening, we'll enjoy a special farewell dinner in "Modern Nomads" restaurant as a proper farewell to Mongolia.

DAY 8 Departure from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Breakfast and free time till the time of departure. Transfer to the International Airport where we`ll help you with your luggage and show you the boarding door.

1 pax: US$ 23002 pax: US$ 15003 pax: US$ 13004 and more pax: US$ 1200

Cost includes
  • Pick-up & Drop-off services from hotel & return
  • Local specialised Guide (English) and Tour Driver service
  • All transfers
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing (Hotel - 3 nights; tourist Ger camp - 3 nights)
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Admission tickets to all sights, events, shows listed on the itinerary
  • Free bottled water (1x3) supplied in your vehicle
  • All taxes & service charge

Cost excludes
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Visa Fees
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • International flights
  • Single room supplement
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • Tipping

Special discount
  • Children age 2 and under are free
  • Children aged 3-12 years old can receive up to 30% discount from their tour price
  • Discounts valid for children of family. Children under 18 years old must travel with an adult.


This tour departs everyday, private tour. Book now

You are able to customize this tour according to your own wishes and preferences, select your own dates, the places and activities that interest you most in Mongolia. Let us know your wishes. We will work with you to finalize the schedule of your trip. We will be happy to offer you suggestions and advice that will meet your particular need. Let us – the team of Khan Expedition – assist you in making your trip unforgettable! Customize this tour

Please note:
  • Available time period: 01 June - 20 Sep
  • If the booking is made 35 days or less prior to departure, full payment is due at the time of booking

Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan's Statue Complex at Tsonjin Boldog
Terelj National Park
Terelj National Park
Khustai National Park
Khustai National Park
Karakorum, Erdene Zuu Monastery
Karakorum, Erdene Zuu Monastery
freshwater Ugii Lake
freshwater Ugii Lake
Ulaanbaatar central square
Ulaanbaatar central square
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