Central Mongolian Journey with Special Nomad Stay


About this activity

  • Instant Booking
  • Free Cancellation Free cancellation up to 14 day(s) prior departure, after which the tour cancellation policy applies Learn More.
  • Duration:10 Day(s)
  • Activities
    • Eco Tourism
    • National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries Tours
    • Nature Tours
    • UNESCO Tours
    • Wildlife Safari Tours
  • Travel StyleBudget
  • Guiding Type: Live Guide/Instructor
  • Guide Language
    • English
  • Tour Vibe Laid Back
  • Recommended For
    • Couple
    • Family/Kids
    • Senior
    • Solo
    • Women
    • Youth
  • Destination Country: Mongolia,
    • Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Pickup

    Meet in Ulaanbaatar / airport,hotel,train station/

  • Drop-off

    Airport/train station or hotel

  • Age Range 5 - 85 (Years Old)
Tour Highlights
  • Terelj national park
  • Elsentasarkha - Mini Gobi
  • Kharkhorin Ancient capital of Great Mongolian Empire
  • Nomadic life experience
  • Tsenkher hot spring
  • Orkhon Valley - UNESCO cultural heritage site
Tour Introduction

Suitable for any age, the best chance to explore every bit of central  Mongolia. Easy going but well packed. From Terelj national park, Elsen Tasarkhai Semi gobi-desert to  UNESCO world heritage Orkhon valley, Ancient capital of Mongolian empire Kharkhorin city, without missing a single step you will be there.  Visit local nomadic families, live as nomadic people. Bond with them like you are their family member. This trip packed everything you would love to try. From breathtaking and awesome sheer mountain ranges and ice glaciers to relaxing hot springs and sem-gobi desert. Just imagine – you can experience all of these natural wonders in one part of our beautiful country.


Ulaanbaatar city is the capital and the biggest urban area of the whole country where almost half of the Mongolian population lives. Surrounded by 4 holy mountains, Ulaanbaatar is Mongolian economic, cultural and political center and has a number of tourist attractions and hosts the most varied types of entertainment.  Among the world’s capital cities, Ulaanbaatar is notable as the capital city located at the highest altitude with the coldest climatic conditions.

 Today we will serve you airport transfer service to your accommodation. 

The first day of your trip our guide and driver will pick you up from the airport or hotel, and start from a short city tour, give an introduction about Mongolia. After lunch in the city, you will take a tour to the Chinggis Khaan Statue, the biggest equestrian statue in the world - 40 meters tall stainless steel statue symbolically pointed east towards his birthplace, on the bank of the Tuul River at Tsonjin Boldog. Since the area is the most visited place around Ulaanbaatar city you will have a chance to see hunter eagles, falcons that native to western Mongolia and capture a picture with them. 

Overnight in local families extra ger camps. (L+D)

After breakfast, you will visit the Temple of Ariyapala and enjoy a stunning view. Explore the famous Turtle Rock and the extraordinary frock formations. Horse riding trail through the mountains and river for 2 hours. You will have plenty of time to trek around, explore the national park. 

Overnight in local families extra ger camps. (B+L+D) 

The morning after freshening up a drive to Hustai National Park and see Takhi, the Asian wild horse. If you have a chance, see a wolf, argali sheep, and deer. Enjoy small hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife. Also, you can visit the Hustai national park museum, watch a short documentary film about the park. 

Overnight in local families extra ger camps. (B+L+D) 

After breakfast at the tourist camp, drive to Kharkhorin, the symbolic ruins of the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire. Visit Erdene-Zuu, the oldest monastery, with 108 stupas, built-in 1586. Then visit the Kharkhorin museum and see the Great Mongol state period, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Ancient state period halls. After lunch drive to Ugii Lake (altitude 1387 m; surface area-25 sq. km). When you visit the lake, you will have an opportunity to take a boat tour and do some birding. On the way, you will see Khusuu Tsaidam, a Turkic inscribed monument of the Turkic State (6th - 8th Centuries A.D). 

Visit nomadic family, have a full experience of Mongolian daily lives. Have a Mongolian BarbeQue for dinner. 

Overnight with a nomadic family. (B+L+D)


This day is for you to have a full experience of Mongolian daily lives. You can help to nomadic to carry on their daily routine such as milking cows and goats, looking after sheep, making dairy products, etc… Have a Mongolian BarbeQue for dinner. 

Overnight with a nomadic family. (B+L+D)

Start your day as a real nomadic. You still have many things to try as nomadic. After lunch, you will start driving to Tsenkher hot springs. Arrival at Tsenkher hot springs, where you can lounge in the hot springs of the camp. This day is just for you to relieve your tired body from a long journey.  

Overnight in a tourist camp. (B+L+D)

After breakfast, you will drive to Elsen tasarkhai, a semi gobi nature reserve. Elsen Tasarkhai is a unique area of forest, lakes and sand dunes surrounded by Khangai mountains. There is an opportunity for a camel ride trial through the sand dunes.

Overnight in a local family’s extra ger camp.  (B+L+D)

Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. With lots of happy memories, you will be heading back to Ulaanbaatar city. Today is your chance to do some shopping for souvenirs and cashmere in Ulaanbaatar. Later in the evening, you will attend a live Mongolian traditional music and dance performance. A perfect ending for a perfect journey. 

Overnight in Ulaanbaatar. (B+L+D)

You will be transferred to the airport from your hotel. 



Pickup & Drop-Off

Pick up & Drop-off from/to Airport, Train station or any hotel in Ulaanbaatar


English speaking guiding service throughout the entire time


All meals as listed in the itinerary, your guide will be cooking

  • Private Vehicle

Comfortable Japanese, Russian or Korean minivan.

Extra Services

Daily supply of bottled water: 3 x 0.5 bottle per day


  • Flights
  • Insurance

Other Excluded:

  • Ulaanbaatar accommodations
  • International airfare or train tickets
  • Mongolia entry visa fee
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

Covid Safety

Yes, Everyone required to get vaccinated. 


Tour Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 day(s) prior departure, Or traveler will pay 20 % of the tour amount

Tour Date Change Policy

Tour Date can be changed 3 day(s) prior departure

Good To Know

  • The best time to make this trip
    May to September is the best season, with the peak season in July for the Naadam Festival. July and August are also the wettest months of the year but be assured, our climate is such that you will still have many sunny days at this time. The best time to visit the Gobi is June or September.
  • Accommodation:
    We believe that comfortable, welcoming accommodation is vital to the enjoyment of your trip. You will be staying in a standard tourist ger camp (traditional dwelling) with currency (220V), shower and other useful services (2 to 4 people per ger) in the countryside. All accommodation offered by Black Ibex Expeditions is personally checked by our staff to ensure standards.
  • Meals:
    In Ulaanbaatar, you will be dining at fine European and Asian cuisine restaurants. Mutton, beef, rice, and noodles form the basis of the Mongolian diet, so your meals will be based around this. However, the trail rations may include vegetables, eggs, peanut butter, cheese and sometimes yak! On some days there will be lunchboxes from tourist camps. It is good food and our experience has been that guests are happy with this arrangement. Please let us know in advance if you are a vegetarian. Alcohol is not provided on the trip but tourists are free to bring their own.
  • Transport:
    Black Ibex Expeditions use the highest level, latest model, air-conditioned private vans or 4WD vehicles for the maximum comfort on your touring days. A day's drive in the countryside will be approx 200-250km.
  • Personal things to bring with you:
    Warm thin layers of clothing are the best such as bring a waterproof jacket, and a hat and headscarf to protect you from the sun and winds. Don't forget insect repellent, sun cream, lip-gloss, water purifying tablets and first aid kit (medicine for headache, cold, diarrhea, runny nose; bandages; any medicine prescribed for you ). All your camera equipment.


How do I get to Mongolia?

  • All direct flights come into Ulaanbaatar – most of them from Beijing, Seoul, Hong Kong,Tokyo, Moscow, Berlin and Istanbul. The Trans-Mongolian train from Moscow or Beijing makes a particularly exhilarating entry into the country. There are domestic flights and trains from Ulaanbaatar to the rest of Mongolia. Many of the tours use a 4WD Japanese and Korean vehicle, jeeps to transport you to your destination.
  • Visa
    Some citizens (such as US and Singapore) are no need to obtain tourist visa to Mongolia within 30 days. (Read more at www.MongoliaVisa.com) Visas are available from the Mongolian embassy in your country. Please attach our tour confirmation email and invoice to your visa application.


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