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12-Day Nature & Archaeology Tour Of Mongolia From Ulaanbaatar
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Nature, Trekking, Wildlife

  • Duration

    12 Days

  • Activity Level


  • Language



Get an insight into the past of Mongolia as you explore its historical sites dating back to the Bronze Age. Also, experience the country's diverse wilderness as you encounter native wildlife like the Argali sheep, snow leopards and Ibexes, and enjoy scenic locations like the Yamaat Valley, Goojuur Waterfall. End the tour with a visit around the beautiful town of Khovd.

  • Enjoy camping near the Uureg lake as you climb up to Ulaan Davaa/Red mountain pass

  • Discover petroglyphs and mound graves dating back to the Bronze Age

  • Get a chance to see Argali sheep - the world's biggest wild sheep

  • Track snow leopard marks and also see ibexes - the world's biggest wild goat

  • Admire the beauty of Goojuur Khurkhree, one of Mongolia's most beautiful spots

  • Explore the beautiful town of Khovd for an entire day

  • Day 1: Arrival at Ulaanbaatar expand_more
    • Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and attend the welcome meeting and dinner at a Mongolian restaurant.
  • Day 2: Drive to Uureg Lake and Tsagaan Gol expand_more
    • Fly to Deglii Tsagaan airport in Ulaangom town, Uvs province.
    • Drive up the Ulaan Davaa /Red mountain pass to reach our campsite and camp next to Uureg lake.
  • Day 3: Explore area around Uureg Lake expand_more
    • Explore the area to find several petroglyphs and mound graves that date back to the Bronze Age.

    Overnight stay.

  • Day 4: Exploring Tsagaan Gol expand_more
    • Drive to Tsagaan Gol or White River, where you can see Argali sheep - the biggest wild sheep in the world.
  • Day 5: Drive to Yamaat Valley expand_more
    • Drive up the narrow mountain mouth for a while and get another chance to see sheep on the ridges of mountains. After arriving, start hiking up to the mountain led by a local ranger.
    • Drive for half a day to the next campsite at Yamaat Valley.
  • Day 6: Explore Yamaat Valley expand_more
    • Explore the Yamaat Valley located in "Turgen’" (Strictly Protected Area), representing the unique features and characteristics of natural zones that have preserved their original conditions. It is an area of special scientific and cultural significance.
    • After hiking for a full day, search for snow leopard marks. The region is also home to ibex, the biggest wild goat in the world.
  • Day 7: Continue hiking in Yamaat Valley expand_more
    • Continue to hike in the valley while looking for marks of snow leopards and observing ibexes in their natural habitats.
  • Day 8: Drive to Goojuur Khurkhree or Goojuur Waterfall expand_more
    • Drive to Goojuur Khurkhree and reach the waterfall on foot. The area is one of the most beautiful spots in Mongolia, surrounded by an amazing landscape.
  • Day 9: Continue exploring Goojuur Khurkhree expand_more
    • Continue to explore Goojuur Khurkhree while admiring the scenic views available from the site, and relax near the Goojuur Waterfall.
  • Day 10: Move to a campsite nearest to Khovd town expand_more
    • Move to the last campsite closest to the town, as per your flight from Khovd town to Ulaanbaatar. Explore the area after we set up our camp.
  • Day 11: Explore Khovd town and fly to Ulaanbaataar expand_more
    • Drive to Khovd and wander around the town at your leisure while enjoying the lively and beautiful sights of the town.
    • After this, take a flight back to Ulaanbaatar and transfer to the hotel.
  • Day 12: Transfer to airport expand_more
    • Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. 

    End of tour.

What's Included
  • Hotel in UB; twin and double sharing basis

  • Transportation and fuel

  • Domestic flight ticket

  • Camping equipment

  • Meals and drinks

  • Cook and English speaking guide

  • Protected Area fee

What's Excluded
  • International flight

  • Insurance

  • Visa fee

  • Tips

Know before you go
  • At first, it might look empty, but it doesn’t take long to spot kites, eagles, and vultures soaring in the bright blue sky, surveying their territories below. Then, as you drop your gaze to the ridge tops and mountain slopes, you may be rewarded with the sight of argali sheep or ibexes that spend their lives in these wild and rugged places.

  • With some luck, you may see a snow leopard, the king of the mountains. Even if you don’t see the big cat, it may see you, as it remains hidden among the rocks and shadows, superbly camouflaged, waiting for night and the chance to hunt again.

  • Across the plains, you may see a few scattered dwellings of the rugged and wild herding families that make their living in these beautiful but challenging places. Like the wildlife, the local people have adapted to the land and the seasons' rhythm to survive and thrive here. Two to four times a year, each family will pack up all their belongings, take down their felt-walled gears, and move their herds to fresh pastures and new opportunities.

  • If you get a chance, stop by to say hello (but watch out for the dogs!). You’ll be charmed by their hospitality and impressed by these self-reliant, proud, and independent people. And look closely at the smiling faces that have been sculpted by the sun, wind and storm. In them, you might see a flash of the same spirit that animated the face of the most famous Mongolian of all, Genghis Khan.

Meeting Point

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
1 To 4 USD 3000 Per Person

This is a private tour

Starting From


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USD 3000 / person