Day 1: Ulaanbaatar
Arrival in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to the hotel. Lunch at the hotel. City tour including a visit to the dinosaur fossils at the National History Museum. Dinner in a Mongolian national dwelling, a ger. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Karakorum
Visit a Gandantegchinlen Buddhist Monastery, with a 25m high gold-plated statue of Buddha and numerous traditional temples. Drive to Karakorum, 380km away. Overnight stay at the ger camp.
Day 3: Tsenher Jiguur Hot springs
Visit to Erdene-Zuu monastery in Karakorum on the way to the Tsenkher Jiguur hot springs. Overnight stay at ger camp the spa.
Day 4: Tsenher Jiguur Hot springs
Bathing in hot springs at the camp. Visit a local nomadic family by yak cart. Overnight stay at ger camp.
Day 5: Taikhar Chuluu site
Excursion to Taikhar Chuluu site, 45km from the camp. In the afternoon drive to Bayangobi. Overnight stay at Ger camp.
Day 6: Hustai Nuruu Protected Area
Drive to Khustai Nuruu Protected Area to see the Przevalski wild horses, recently re-introduced in Mongolia. Overnight stay at ger camp.
Day 7: Ulaanbaatar
Drive back to Ulaanbaatar city. Evening performance by a Mongolian folklore group. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 8: Departure
Transfer to the airport for departure.
Region: Central Mongolia
Interesting sites: Hot spring with a temperature of 86.5 degrees Celsius. Large Taikhar rocks stand in the middle of the grassy steppe. Symbolic ruins of ancient Mongol Empire capital city – Karakorum and Erdene – Zuu Moanstery, the oldest and biggest Buddhist monastery in Mongolia, built on the ruins of Karakorum. The monastery is an example of the best Mongolian Buddhist architecture and contains many religious artworks. Prezewalski wild horse.Available: June 01-September 30
Length of tour: 7 nights / 8 days
Notes: The Tsenkher Jiguur hot springs lie around 30km south of the Arkhangai province center, Tsesterleg. The hot springs serve as a health spa for tourists. The waters of the spring maintain a constant temperature of 86.5 degrees Celsius and contain hydrogen sulfide. Facilities include indoor and outdoor baths, showers and ger accommodation.
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