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Danista Nomad Tours invites you to explore Central part of Mongolia on horseback. The place is most famous for the Orkhon Valley where you will experience how it is to ride along beautiful lakes and waterfall. This trip will also take you to experience a nomadic life where mountainous and fertile pastures, wide steppe and desert are found. Learn the rich and profound history and culture of Mongolia, and spend unforgettable life moments in beautiful nature with a truly adventurous itinerary.
During this holiday, you will stay with a nomad family or in a tent while in Ögii Lake, a ger tourist camp near Orkhon waterfall, a tent in the eight lakes area, and a ger hostel in Elsen Tasarkhai. Danista Nomad Tours provides high-quality travel tools and equipment, including coverlets and tents. The accommodation in tourist camps is equipped with bathhouse and standard sanitary ware for travelers’ convenience. Some days, tourists may camp along the wild river bank and lakeside, or stay the night at a herder’s ger depending on tour condition and traveler’s interest.
Ögii Lake, located in the center of Mongolia in the territory of the Arkhangai Province, is one of the biggest lakes of Mongolia and covers an area of 27 square kilometers. The average depth is 6.64 meters, in some sections 15.3 meters, and the coastal length is 23.5 meters. With delicate sand, whetstone coast, and the soft wave, it is very convenient to have boat adventure here. This place is also great for birdwatching. You will stay overnight with a nomad family or in a tent.
After an early breakfast, you will continue to go sightseeing in Kharkhorin city. Today, you will visit a waterfall very close to the Orkhon the Ulaan Tsutgalan river. The river features a waterfall, 10 meters wide and 20 meters high. The waterfall is a popular destination for tourists. There is the Tövkhön Khiid which was built in 1653 at Shireet Ulaan, the most beautiful scenery in Khangai Mountains. Tövkhön Khiid is located in the densely forested and picturesque mountain Shivee at an elevation of 2,000 meters above sea level. After the visit, you will stay overnight in a ger tourist camp.
After an early morning breakfast, you will start packing your camping stuff on a horseback. This horse trekking will be full of adventure and fun. On the way, you will enjoy the beauty of Mongolia. Danista Nomad Tours can guarantee that this will be an unforgettable moment in the wilderness because this place is only possible to be discovered by a horse. After that, you will stay overnight in a tent.
After breakfast, pack your camping stuff and continue discovering the eight lake area. Tonight, you will camp at the biggest lake of the eight. This place is suitable for swimming. After that, you will stay overnight in a tent.
Today, you will ride around a wild beautiful lake area. Your riding is almost finished. For your overnight, you will stay in a ger tourist camp.
Karakorum was the capital of Great Mongol Empire in the 13th century. It is located on the right bank of Orkhon River, 400 kilometers southwest of Ulaanbaatar which is the current capital of Mongolia. In 1380, Karakorum was destroyed. But approximately two centuries later, on the same site, there arose the yurt of Avtai Khan, the founder of Erdene Zuu Monastery. Kharkorin city is full of sightseeing and historical spot while Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes are a semi-desert typed beautiful landscape with big sand dunes. You will have your lunch on the way and be transferred to a next family ger. You are going to have an optional camel riding before dinner. After having dinner, you can hike around the sand dunes. You can possibly see the sunset brilliantly in the area. After that, stay overnight in a ger hostel.
You will drive to Ulaanbaatar. En route, you will stop for a one-hour camel riding in Hugnu Khan National Park.
This holiday will take you to Ögii Lake, Orkhon waterfall, the eight lakes area, and Elsen Tasarkhai.
Mongolia is well known for its nomadic traditions. The nomadic way of lifestyle is still practiced today in the rural areas of the country. Nomads follow a seasonal routine raising and breeding the five main types of stock - goat, sheep, cattle (including yaks), camel and horse, migrating from place to place following the most favorable pastures and campsites.
You will be provided with six breakfasts, six lunches, and five dinners as well as bottled water supply for every day. Danista Nomad Tours has secured travel food suppliers with reasonable and affordable pricing for your convenience during your trip. The foundation of the traditional Mongolian food is based on the products of the animal nomadic herders raised in the Mongolian steppes - meat and milk. Those simple materials are processed with a variety of methods and combined with vegetables and flour.
The most common rural dish is cooked mutton, often without any other ingredients. In the city, every other local displays a sign saying buuz. Those are steamed dumplings filled with meat. Other types of dumplings are boiled in water (bansh and manti) or deep fried in mutton fat (khuushuur). Other dishes combine the meat with rice or fresh noodles made into various stews (tsuivan and budaatai huurga) or noodle soup (guriltai shol).
The most prominent national beverage is airag, which is fermented mare‘s milk. A popular cereal is barley, which is fried and malted. The resulting flour (arvain guril) is eaten as a porridge in milk fat and sugar or drunk and mixed in milky tea. The everyday beverage is salted milk tea (suutei tsai), which may turn into a robust soup by adding rice, meat, or bansh. Horse meat is eaten in Mongolia and can be found in most grocery stores.