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Join Lyza , Cameron and Buku (Bukhchuluun Ganburged) for a 14 day adventure to Mongolia and the Gobi Desert, 14 days – June/July 2018.
Mongolia is home to the “three manly sports”: wrestling, horse racing, and archery, and these are the same three sporting events that take place every year at the Naadam festival which is the National Holiday of Mongolia celebrated on 11-13 Jul. It is believed that Naadam celebrations started with the rise of the Great Mongolian Empire as Chinggis (also known as Genghis) Khan’s strategy to keep his warriors strictly fit. After the fall of the empire, the contests were held during religious festivals, and since the communist revolution it was celebrated on its anniversary.
30 June. Arrive in capital city, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. We will pick you up from the airport & drop you at your hotel where you will stay for 3 nights. There will be a Welcome Dinner in the evening of the first night.
1 July. We take a guided city tour to Gandan Monastery where you will be see the huge gold plated Buddha, a symbol of Mongolian national pride and cultural revival. Then visit the national Museum of Mongolian History where we will see artefacts from Mongolia and Central Asia from the Stone Age to present day.
2 July. Ulaanbaatar excursion to Zaisan Hill which is the War Memorial with panoramic views of the whole city. Time permitting, there will be a trip to a Cashmere outlet. In the evening we shall watch a traditional Mongolian music concert.
3 July. Today we will be sightseeing Baga Gazariin Chuluu. Overnight stay in Ger camp. (B, L, D)
4 July. After breakfast we will be heading south to White Stupa. Overnight in tourist Ger camp. (B, L, D)
5 July. Drive to Yol Am (also called Eagle Valley) which is surrounded by sheer rocky walls, forming incredible canyons. These areas are situated in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan Mountain National Park. Overnight in Gobi Oasis tourist camp. (B, L, D)
6 July. After breakfast we will explore the Khongor sand dune area. This dune is 100kms long and at its widest point is 2km across with highest point 300m. It seems like standing on a river of sand moving across rich green plains! We then visit a traditional nomadic family who run camel tours. Overnight in Ger camp. (B, L, D)
7 July. Khongor sand dunes. Free chill out day. Overnight stay in Gobi tourist camp.(B, L, D)
8 July. Travel to Flaming Cliffs, so named because of their “flame-like” appearance at sunset. This site is famous for the remains of the dinosaurs which lived here 100 million years ago. Overnight in Gobi oasis tourist camp. (B, L, D)
9 July. Ongi River Monastery and stay overnight in ger camp. (B, L, D)
10 July. After breakfast we will heading back to Ulaanbaatar. (B, L,D)
11 July. Naadam Festival ( Horse racing ) and then after that we will heading to The Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, part of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex is a 40 metres tall statue of Genghis Khan on horseback, on the bank of the Tuul River at Tsonjin Boldog, where according to legend, he found a golden whip.
12 July. Free Day and Good bye Lunch or Dinner ( Do whatever you feel like!)
13 July. End of the tour (More pictures below)
(B+L+D) is breakfast, lunch and dinner. Drinking water and also some Mongolian really famous vodka included (in the countryside only).
Winter School Holidays Saturday, 02 July 2016 – Sunday, 17 July 2016
Travel dates Thursday 30th June- Thursday 13th July
VISA information visit the Mongolian embassy in Australia website
Most of the tour we will be staying in traditional Ger Camps or Camping however for the first 3 and last 3 nights you will book your own accommodation in the city according to your preference. Our recommendations are here: XXXX
Book your accommodation in Ulaanbaatar on 30th June, 1st, 2nd July, and also 10th, 11th, 12th July (after return from Gobi Desert)
First three nights and last three nights. book into your own accomodation at the Guide Hotel to suite you own idividual needs and budget. Average price about $50USD a night . Varies rooms to choose from, etc. DOUBLE ROOM / TWIN ROOM / SINGLE ROOMS. We will all be staying there. Try www.guide-hotel.mn Please make sure your return accommodation is also booked for when you return to UB
WHAT TO BRING?
Bring your own sleeping bag
Bring your own medicines if required– local medicines may not be what you expect
Pack light but days could be very hot and nights might be cold. Could also rain. Clothing should be simple and robust- no high heels please!
Head torch could be useful- other camping equipment will be supplied.
ADVICE: DO NOT TOUCH THE DOGS! They aren’t domesticated and WILL bite.
FLIGHTS TO MONGOLIA : Air Tickets are approximately $1500 for Sydney-Beijing-UB direct if you book early, (5 or 6 months before tour start).
If you book your air tickets bit close, price will rise and can cost around $2000-$2500.
Train – Mongolia sits along the trans-Siberian route. Trains come from Beijing in the south, and from Moscow in the north. If traveling by train through China, you will need to apply for a Chinese Visa prior to leaving Australia
Price includes: Transport, Food, and Accommodation, National park entry fees.
Price excludes: Alcohol, Airfares, spending money, entry into museums, entry into festival (its minimal but larger events may have additional costs), transport other than by 4WD.. (i.e. camel, horse, motorbike etc, can cost more). accommodation in Ulaanbaatar on 30th June, 1st, 2nd July, and also 10th, 11th, 12th July (after return from Gobi Desert)
CONTACT FOR REGISTRATION OF INTEREST:
Find out more Ring Cameron on 0414714948 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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