You will experience traditional Mongolian hospitality and spend time with a nomadic family, perhaps watching the horses being milked or playing with their children. At the hot springs you can enjoy bathing in outdoor pools on the edge of the forest and near the town of Kharkhorin you will see monks of all ages performing Buddhist rituals in the ancient temples of Erdene Zuu monastery.
As well as an adult guide and interpreter, the children will have their own personal guide. Sarantoya (age 13) speaks fluent Mongolian and English and has been brought up in two cultures. She will show you all the best bits of this wonderful country and will ensure that your holiday is something very special
Day 1: Arrive Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to hotel not far from the city centre.
Day 2: Jeep from Ulaanbaatar across the ever changing vast countryside to Khogno Khan. Evening explore the dramatic rocky outcrop. Overnight ger camp at the foot of the mountain. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Hike or drive round the mountain to see a small Buddhist temple built beside the ruins of an old monastery. Overnight Khogno Khan ger camp. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Jeep to Kharkhorin, the valley where Genghis Khan established his capital. Visit Erdene Zuu monastery and see the ceremonies of the Buddhist monks. Afternoon ride horses in the mountains. Overnight ger camp by the Orkhon river. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Jeep to Tsetserleg town,. Visit the local market and take lunch in a popular restaurant. Afternoon drive up into the mountains to Tsenkher hot springs. Evening bathe in the outdoor hot mineral baths on the edge of the forest. Overnight ger camp. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 6: Visit a local family and see their way of life. Watch the horses being milked and maybe ride on a yak and cart. Afternoon relax or explore the valley on foot. Overnight Tsenkher Jiguur ger camp. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: Jeep to Elsen Tasarkhai, an area of big sand dunes and desert vegetation. Play in the sand dunes and evening ride camels in the area. Overnight ger camp. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 8: Return by jeep to Ulaanbaatar, stopping on the way for a picnic lunch. Overnight hotel. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 9: Morning Ulaanbaatar city tour. Visit the fascinating Chojin Lam temple and the Natural History museum with its excellent collection of dinosaur remains found in Mongolia. Afternoon free for shopping. Overnight hotel. Includes: (B).
Day 10: Transfer to airport for departure. Includes: (B).
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