Discovery to the Far West Mongolia Tour

16 days from $2500

Perfect jeep over landing discovery tour, just another option of “Travelling to the far west Mongolia” program. Here the route is drawn down to the south from the middle of the program and it ends in Ulgii town of Bayan-Ulgii province. We circled the program in 16 days to make it available for time-limited adventurers. In general, people know that the landscape elevation rises up towards the west part of Mongolia comprising high mountain ranges of Altai and Khangai. But do all people know that we also can find golden sand dunes as well as fantastic views of sparkling lakes nestled between the sandhills there? Along this trip, you have an opportunity to discover all those beauties in a very peaceful way. You will constantly meet local people of different Mongolian ethnic groups, which are as different as you go further to the west. This is a very rewarding trip to a part of Mongolia rarely visited by foreigners yet.




  •  Orkhon Valley, Kharkhorin / Erdene Zuu Monastery
  •  Beautiful lakes, Sand Dunes, High mountain ranges
  •  Ethnic divercity of the western provinces
  •  Eagle hunting kazakh family
  •  Tsambagarav mountain (4202 m)

Key Info

Physical level: Moderate Physical level: Moderate
Overlanding & Discovering Overlanding & Discovering

Tour Itinerary


Day 1.

Arriving in Ulaanbaatar

City tour with visiting National History Museum, Gandan monastery, and Sukhbaatar Square (also known as Chinggis Khaan Square). Welcome dinner and briefing on the upcoming tour. (L/D)

in the hotel

Day 2.

Drive to Khustai National Park

Visit Hustai NP where the re-introduction of the wild Przewalski horses has taken place since 1993. On arrival, you will have lunch at the camp. There is an interesting information center where you will be supplied with all the necessary facts and data. The afternoon will be spent at leisure hiking in the surrounding mountains with an evening visit to the wild horses while they come to drink in the evening. Dinner and overnight at the campsite. (B/L/D)

in the camp 1 hour

Day 3.

Discover Orkhon Cultural Valley

In the morning start driving to Kharkhorin, which is settled in legendary Orkhon Valley. It was formerly a great capital city built by the order of Chingis Khaan and finished by his son king Ugudei in 1235. But in 1380 it was destroyed by Manchu soldiers completely. Later on in 1586 Abtai khaan raised the Erdene Zuu monastery, the first Buddhist temple complex, at the ruins of this famous city. Although most of the monastery buildings were destroyed during the communist repression of 1937, major buildings and 108 stupas are survived and the exhibits are displayed for the visitors. We will visit the Erdene Zuu monastery. (B/L/D)

in the camp

Day 4.

Heading to the West

We head to the west. Have a stop at Tsetserleg town of Arkhangai province to have a visit to the local museum which attracts visitors with its interesting exhibits. Arkhangai lies in the northern slopes of the Khangai nuruu mountain range and it is also known as Mongolian Switzerland for its mountains, cliffs, fast-flowing rivers, and lush green forests. While traveling in this province we will probably see domestic yaks that usually thrive in high mountain pastures and hillsides.
We will cross Gurviin davaa pass those days. Overnight in tented camp. (B/L/D)


in the tent

Day 5-6.

Exploring Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake National Park

Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake. It has fresh water and the volcanic area around it is certainly the natural highlight and is one of the beautiful lakes of Mongolia. Surrounded by extinct volcanoes at an altitude of 2.060 meters above the sea level. Explore the lake and its vicinity areas. Hike to Khorgo Uul volcano (2.965m) from the northeast shore of the lake. Visit caves on the way. The lake, birdlife, and mountains are protected within the 73000-hectare Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake National Park. Fishing, swimming, hiking, and walking activities. Overnight in a tent. (B/L/D)

in the tent 2 hours

Days 7-8.

Encounter the Khangai Mountain Range

Encounter the Khangai mountain range and pass Solongot and Zagastai mountain passes. Short stop at Uliastai town of Zavkhan province. Zavkhan province lies in different geographical region and has more than 200 springs and rivers and over 100 big and small rivers. All these lakes are connected each other via small streams. The aimag has extreme continental climate. The average temperature reaches in January -20ºC to -30 ºC and reaches in July +13ºC to +18ºC. the lowest ever recorded temperature was -53ºC which was also the lowest the whole country. Beautiful natural sites will surround us. (B/L/D)

in the tent

Day 9.

Arrive at Ereen Nuur/Lake

Today we will out of Zavkhan province and enter to Govi-Altai province. Arrive at Ereen nuur lake, surrounded by lovely sandhills. Easy walks and treks. Tented camp. (B/L/D)

in the tent

Days 10-11.

Explore Mountains and Lakes

At the entrance to Khovd Province, we pass Durgun lake and drive in the valleys between twin summits of Jargalant Khairkhan (3796m ) and Bumbat Khairhan (3464m) mountains. After visiting this interesting site arrive at Khar Us lake. Enjoy the lake and its birdlife. Overnight in a tent. (B/L/D)

in the tent

Days 12-13.

Trekking, Meeting, Discovering... West Mongolia

Head to the northwest towards Bayan Ulgii province. Come close to magnificent Tsambagarav mountain (4193m). Trekking and climbing sessions while enjoying the natural beauty and meeting with local people. Visit Eagle hunting Kazakh family. Discover their unique lifestyle, talking with family members. Overnight in tents. (B/L/D)

in the tent 2 hours

Day 14.

Touring in Ulgii town

Pass Tolbo lake and arrive at Ulgii town. Unlike other provinces, its population is dominated by Turkic Kazakhs, which have their own language, customs, and Muslim religion. (B/L/D)

in the hotel

Day 15.

Fly Back to Ulaanbaatar

Take a flight back to Ulaanbaatar at the local airport. Free hours at the hotel, or you can go for personal explorations. Traditional folk performance in the evening.

in the hotel

Day 16.


Transfer to Chinggis Khaan International Airport or Train station and depart Mongolia. (B)

Prices & Inclusions

Prices & Inclusions
Group size Price/Per person
2 pax 3100$
3-4 pax 2900$
5-8 pax 2700$
9-12 pax 2500$


  • Accommodation: Hotel***,* ger camp, tented camp
  • Guiding and interpreting service 
  • Full board meals 
  • Transport: vehicle 4x4 or minivan
  • Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks
  • Museums and cultural performance
  • Camping equipments

Not Includes

  • International airfare 
  • Personal equipments 
  • Optional activity cost 
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Single room supplement 
  • Alcoholic drinks 
  • Sleeping bag 
  • Travel Insurance

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