DAY 1 ULAANBAATAR CITY
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
Drive to Ugii Lake. Ugii lake is located in the centre 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 favourite 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 KHANUI RIVER
Drive to Khanui River. The Khanuy Gol (also spelled Hanui or Hanuy Gol) volcanic field is also known as the Khanuj Gol or Bulgan volcanic field. It consists of a group of 10 olivine-basaltic lava and cinder cones in west-central Mongolia about 150 km WNW of the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. The field covers a 3500 km2 flat-lying plain along the Khanuy River and in drainage’s to the east. The cones, including the well-preserved Togo cones about 50 km E of Khanuy, north of the settlement of Bulgan, range from about 30 to 190 m in height. The Togo cones, rich in ilmenite megacrysts and altered peridotite xenoliths, include Ikh Togo Uul (“Great Togo Mountain”) and Baga Togo Uul “Big Togo Mountain’). The volcanic field was considered to be of late-Pleistocene to Holocene age (IAVCEI, 1973), although no precise age dates are available.
DAY 4-5 KHOVSGOL LAKE NATIONAL PARK
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 km3 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 6 SHISHGED RIVER
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 7-9 TSAATAN FAMILY
Horse riding 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 10 MORON PROVINCE CENTER
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 11 BACK TO THE ULAANBAATAR CITY
Flight 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
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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