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Travel to Mongolia - Explore the Original Beauty
Duration: 20 days
Transportation: UAZ 469 Russian Jeep
Accommodation: Hotel, ger tourist camp, tent camping
Departure date: Any time between June 15 and Sep 15
Tour grade: Demanding
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Description: Self drive trip with Russian jeep UAZ-469

UAZ-469 is the most popular vehicle on Mongolian countryside.  Its dependability and off-road capability is legendary. The UAZ-469 was introduced in UAZ by UAZ  as an all terrain vehicle, replacing the earlier GAZ-69. It was used by the Red Army and gained huge popularity former Soviet and Eastern European countries and Mongolia. 

Besides being a powerful off-road car, it's very easy to fix.  Almost every driver in the Mongolia countryside is familiar with the car and there is always someone who can fix any problem the car in every single village. Parts are widely available in small shops in soum centers.

Driving and maintaining UAZ-469 on Mongolian off-road, which is a real test for a car's capability, offers great adventure to off-road enthusiasts.
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Day 1: Arrival to Ulaanbaatar city, Transfer to hotel. After some personal refreshment, start your
guided city tour. Visit to Zaisan Memorial to see view of the entire city. Our staff will guide through
some major spots such as Sukhbaatar square and Opera House. Visit the Museum of Natural
History and other museums if time allows. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Drive to Baga Gazriin Chuluu in the Middle Gobi. Observe the  interesting formation of a
Granite rocks. Stay overnight in a ger tourist camp.

Day 3-4: Drive through South Gobi.  See  Tsagaan Suvarga, ancient see bottom and Bayanzag
(The Rich in Saxual), which is referred to as “The Flaming Cliffs” for its shapes and colors. Next,
head towards Valley of Vultures (Yoliin Am) National Park and the Gobi Gurvan Saihan (The three
beauties of Gobi) National Park and arrive at the Hongoriin Els sand dune. Enjoy horse and camel
riding along the sand dune. Stay overnight at the tourist ger camp.

Day 5-6 Drive to Ovor-Khangai Province leaving the Gobi Desert Behind.  Reach Khar-Khorin, the
ancient capial of Mongolia stopping over Ongi temple. Visit Mongolia's oldest and largest monastery

Day 7: Drive and trek to Tuvkhun Temple. Enjoy the stunning beauty of the High Mountain, where the
temple is built. Zanabazar called the temple the Land of Happy Solitude. There is a cave called
Mother Belly, which is said to cleanse people of all their sins if they go in and out of the cave. Drive
back to Khar-Khorin. Stay overnight at a ger camp.

Days 8-9: Drive further northwest to Tsenkher Hot Spring. At the spring, water with hydrogen
sulphide pulses out of ground at 86°C. Take a hot soak. Visit a nomadic herder family and taste
some hand processed dairy products. Observe the daily activities of herders. Ride horses and
enjoy leisure time. Stay overnight at the ger camp.

Day 10: Drive further to the town of Tsetserleg, a provincial center of Arkhangai aymag and visit
Zaya Gegeen Temple Museum built, in the 18th century. Next drive to Taihar Rock and observe
inscriptions in different Asian languages, such as Old and New Mongolian and Turkish, Tibetan, and
Chinese. Relax near the river bank. Stay overnight at the ger camp.

Day 11: Drive to the Chuluut River Canyon. The Chuluut river is rich in many species of fish,
including lennok and taimen. Trek down to the canyon. Drive westward to the dormant Horgo
volcano. Enjoy the stunning natural beauty created by past volcanic eruptions. Do some fishing and
swim in Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake, our final destination for today. Stay overnight in the ger camp.

Day 12: Take a long drive through amazing natural beauty towards Lake Huvsgul, leaving the
territory of Arkhangai Province behind. Camp in a tent camp or a ger camp.

Day 13: Drive to Lake Huvsgul. On the way, stop shortly at Murun, a provincial center of Huvsgul
Aimag. Arrive at the Huvsgul Lake by driving through wonderful landscape. Stay overnight at the ger
camp on the shore of the lake.

Days 14-15: Leisure time at Huvsgul Lake. After refreshments, trek to the nearby mountain and do
some horse back riding along the shore. Taking a motor boat to the other shore of the river is
optional. If the water is warm enough, you can swim in the crystal clear lake and do some fishing.
Visit the reindeer breeding family living on the shore of the lake.  Stay overnight at the ger camp. 
Stay overnight at the ger camp.

Day 16-18: Drive to Ulaanbaatar stopping over Murun and Bulgan city and Amarbaysgalant

Day 19: Tour Ulaanbaatar City for a full day.  Visit Gandan Monastery, and the Museum of National
History. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 20: Take advantage of free time before your departure. Visit some cashmere, clothing, souvenir
and antique shops. Transfer to the airport
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Tour A12: Jeep Self-Drive Expedition
Russian UAZ469
Number of
people in your group
2 3-4 5-10
Price per person
(in USD)
2990 2790 2590  
Further price reductions for group(s) of 15 people or more. Contact us
One person is free for a group of every 15 people
Seasonal discounts / offers may be available. Check here