DAY 1 ULAANBAATAR CITY /10 AUGUST/
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. You’ll be greeted at the airport and escorted to 3* hotel. City tour: National History Museum, Gandan Monastery, National Mongolian traditional show concert.
DAY 2 UGII LAKE /11 AUGUST/
Drive to Ugii Lake. Ugii lake is located in the center of Mongolia,and in the territory of Arkhangai province is one of the biggest lakes of Mongolia and has 27 km square area. Average depth is 6.64m, in some sections 15.3m, coastal length is 23.5m. Ugii lake abounds in various types of fish and birds, which creates a incredible natural beauty.
Ugii Lake also provides a favorable condition for research work and traveling. One of favorite destination for fishing in central Mongolia.
Ugii Lake attracts travelers, tourists and nature researchers from Mongolia as well as from foreign countries. More than 150 types rare species of birds dwelling in Ugii lake.
DAY 3-4 KHOVSGOL LAKE NATIONAL PARK /12-13 AUGUST/
Drive to Khovsgol Lake, freshest and deepest lake in Central Asia, is positioned in a North South direction with an oval shape. Its length is 133.4 km from north to south while widest is 39.5 km from west to east. This lake has a volume of 380 km 3 and it is second in Asia and 14th largest in the world. Khuvsgul Lake contains 93.6 % of total surface fresh water of Mongolia and 1% of world fresh water. Khuvsgul Lake is surrounded by beautiful high mountains of the Khoridol Saridag and Bayan Mountain Ranges, along the west shore. Many mountain rivers flow into this lake including 17 rivers flowing during the whole year. Flat-topped mountains with sloping mountainsides, covered by forests, lie on the east shore of the lake and those mountains are sources of 29 rivers flowing into Khuvsgul Lake. The Munkh Saridag Mountain Range, the highest mountains in Khuvsgul province, are along the north shore of this lake. South part of Khuvsgul Lake becomes narrow and the Eg River starts out here. Drainage basin of the lake is 5,300 sq km that holds 46 rivers and streams. 69% of South side of Khuvsgul lake is deeper than 100 m. The lake water is coldest in Mongolia, with +18 Celsius of water surface in summer, because of its deepness. It starts to freeze in September but completely covered by 1.0-1.5 m thick ice in November while it starts to melt in May but sometimes it keeps its ice until beginning of July. Water visibility is up to 22.9 m in the middle, but it is 14.3 m near the shore.
There are 4 islands namely Modon Khui, Khadan Khui, Dalain Khui and Baga Khui. The largest one of them is Dalain Khui Island with a 5.8 sq km area, 70 km from north shore. Nine species of fish inhabit Khuvsgul including omul, herring, lenok, grayling, perch and roach.
DAY 5 TASAAN LAKE @ SHISHGED RIVER /14 AUGUST/
Drive to Shishged River. The Shishged Riverm, a river in northern Mongolia and in Tuva. It is part of the Yenisei‘s drainage basin, and the headwaters of the so-called Little (Small) Yenisei. It flows through the Darkhad Valley in northwestern Khuvsgul province, Mongolia and then westward through the Ulaan Taiga Mountain range to Russia. There it is joined by the Busein River and Bilin River to form the Kyzyl-Khem. Of its 344 km length, 298 are in Mongolia.
DAY 6-7 REINDEER FESTIVAL DAY /15-16 AUGUST/
Drive to Tsaatan Family. Hidden in an isolated corner of Northern Mongolia, straddling the border of Russian Siberia, a unique minority group lives in the sprawling tundra. Around 500 Dukha people live a remote nomadic life, migrating from place to place in search of valuable resources to continue their existence. Minority people can be found all throughout Asia, but the Dukha are notably different for the livestock that they keep. Not yaks, camels, goats or horses, but reindeer. Known as the Tsaatan people, these reindeer herders have been attracting international attention over the last few years for their unique and unchanged way of life.
DAY 8 TSAATAN FAMILY /17 AUGUST/
Drive back to Tsagaan Nuur sum.
DAY 9 MORON PROVINCE CENTER /18 AUGUST/
Drive to Moron province. Mörön is the capital and the administrative centre of the province of Khövsgöl. It’s located 690 kilometres (429 miles) from Ulaanbaatar. Since 2014, a tarred road connects the two cities in 10 to 12 hours approximately. Mörön has an airport and daily flights from and to Ulan Bator. The flight is 1.15 hour long. Mörön city is at a height of 1280 metres (0,80 mile) in the valley of the Delgermörön River that has its source in Mount Ulaan Taiga, in the extreme Northwest of the province. This valley has been protected as a natural reserve since 2003. Mörön has a museum that proposes a good idea of the local fauna and flora. Some traditional, Buddhist and shamanist costumes are also exposed.
DAY 10 AMARBAYASGALANT MONASTERY /19 AUGUST/
Drive to Amarbayasgalant Monastery. “Monastery of Tranquil Felicity”, is one of the three largest Buddhist monastic centers in Mongolia. The monastery complex is located in the Iven Valley near the Selenge River, at the foot of Mount Buren-Khaan in Baruunbüren sum (district) of Selenge Province in northern Mongolia. The nearest town is Erdenet which is about 60 km to the southwest.
The monastery was established and funded by order of Manchu emperor Kang Xi or Enkh-Amgalan Khan to serve as a final resting place for Zanabazar (1635–1723), the first Jebtsundamba Khutuktu, or spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism for the Khalkha in Outer Mongolia. According to tradition, while searching for an appropriate site to build the monastery, the exploratory group came across two young boys, Amur and Bayasqulangtu, playing in a field on the steppe. They were inspired to build the monastery on that very spot and to name it after the two children, Amur-Bayasqulangtu. Construction took place between 1727 and 1736 and Zanabazar’s remains were transferred to a newly created temple in 1788.
DAY 11 BACK TO THE ULAANBAATAR CITY /20 AUGUST/
Drive to Ulaanbaatar. Rest of the day free. With our guide, you can go shopping in the center of the city.
DAY 12 HAVE A GOOD JOURNEY AND SEE YOU SOON /21 AUGUST/
Breakfast at the hotel. We go with you to the international airport of Ulaanbaatar. The transfer can be organized at the time you want, according to the schedule of your flight.
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