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Vertical big loop North to South

Real off- road adventure which crosses the vast Mongolian land vertically, while passing by unique wild paysages of the nature. In a less 20 days you will encounter yourself in chilling areas of taiga, clear waters of the north, peaceful green meadows, as well as hot desert plains surrounded mighty impressive dunes of the south, so different colors like Mongolia itself. Our experienced tour team will let you explore all the wonders that this tour offers.
We offer you to spend most of the nights under the star dazzling skies to be settled in beautiful wild areas.
Day 1. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Short city tour. Gandan monastery and the Museum of National history. Prepare for the trip. Hotel.

Day 2. Drive to famous Amarbayasgalant monastery. Excursion through the monastery. Located at the foot of Burenkhaan mountain close to the city Erdenet, Amarbaysgalant or "monastery of tranquil felicity”, is one of the largest and most important monasteries in Mongolia. Built between 1727 and 1736 with more than 40 temples in honor of Zanabazar, the first Bogd Gegeen, it is one of the very few monasteries to have partly escaped the destruction of 1937, after which only the buildings of the central section remained. The entire contents: the tankas, statues and manuscripts were looted by the Communists or hidden until more fortunate times. Restoration work began in 1988 and now Amarbayasgalant monastery shows great stylistic unity. Ger camp.

Day 3. Pass Erdenet city and Bulgan provincial center. Heading to the Khuvsgul lake we will have overnight stop at the middle way. Opportunities of meating local people and nomad families during this driving day. Ger camp.

Day 4-6. Overnight at Moron town and next day arrive at Khuvsgul lake. Magnificent Khuvsgul lake- itself is one of the natural wonders of the world covering area of 2.760 km2. This is land of taiga forest, crystal-clear lakes, icy streams and lush grass. Magnificent surroundings will make our 2 nights stay enjoyable. Walking along the lake shore and hiking in vicinity areas. Ger camp.

Day 7-9. Leave Khuvsgul and drive to Terkhiin tsagaan lake passing through Shine Ider village. An astonishingly beautiful freshwater lake surrounded by extinct volcanoes at an altitude of 2.060 m. The lake is 16 km wide and 10 m deep with its deepest point at 28 meters and over 20 kilometers in length. It has lovely sandy shores and enough warm water good for swimming. The area offers great adventure for visitors with its caves, mountain cliffs and Khorgo volcano creator. Explore the lake and the volcano creator. Horse riding experience. Tourist ger camp.

Day 10. Tsetserleg town in Arkhangai province. Local museum with interesting exhibits. Tourist ger camp.

Day 11. Arrive in Kharkhorin. Ancient capital city Kharkhorin was founded in 1220 in the legendary Orkhon river valley. It was from there that Mongol Empire governed, until Khubilai Khaan, grandson of Chingis Khaan, moved the city to Beijing. On the ruins of Kharkhorin, in 1586, was built Erdene –zuu monastery which is surrounded by monumental walls with 108 stupas. The monastery is kept till nowadays and it is considered as one of the leading religious centers of Mongolia.
Visit to Erdene –zuu monastery and the local market of art crafts and antique items. Tourist ger camp.

Day 12. Drive to Tuvkhun monastery. Tuvkhun Monastery is located at the peak of Tuvkhun Mountain (2300 m), served for several centuries as a meditative and artistic retreat. It owes much of its significance to the fact that it was originally established as the studio of Undur Gegeen Zanabazar, founder of the Mongolian school of religious art, whose masterful bronze Buddhas have gained worldwide recognition. Tuvkhun also bears witness to the Buddhist meditative tradition, as the site includes two caves used by lamas for secluded meditation.Hiking up to the mountain top to explore the monastery. Continue to drive and arrive at the Orkhon waterfall. Tourist ger camp.

Day 13. Drive to the south towards the Gobi. Overnight stop at Ongi and Saikhan ovoo area of Middle Gobi province. Ongiin hiid monastery, a small mountainous area with the sites of remains of ruined old monasteries. Once the monastery has served as a midway point for Buddhist pilgrimages going to holy Tibet. Tourist ger camp.

Day 14. Khongor sand dunes. The sand dunes of Khongor are known as the « singing sands » and they extend for 180 km and at some places they are 80m high.These spectacular dunes are bordered by lush green vegetation supported by a small river Khongoriin gol. Walking and Sliding at the dunes. Visit camel breeding family and experience 1 hour camel riding. Tourist ger camp.

Day 15. Drive towards Bayanzag - classic desert of rock, red sands, scrub, sun and unbelievable emptiness has become known to the world as "Cemetery of Dinosaurs”. The red sandstone cliffs and canyons of Bayanzag are where the American paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews first discovered fossil beds of dinosaur bones and first ever recorded dinosaur eggs in 1922 - discoveries which made world headlines. Nowadays there is a local museum which displays important facts and some exhibits of this famous area. Tourist camp.

Day 16. Yoliin Am valley in Gobi gurvan saikhan mountain. Yol valley is formatted by two high rock walls a big glacier on the ground kept frozen during a hot summer days. It has breathtaking dramatic scenery and without doubt is one of the beautiful places of the country. Hiking along the valley and reach up the icy glacier. Visit natural museum of localities. Tourist ger camp.

Day 17. Arrive in Middle gobi at Baga gazriin chuluu area - this is another granite rock formation in the middle of the steppe plains. Five km away, the highest peak 1768 meters in the area; Baga Gazariin Uul mountain will take about 5 hours to climb. Leisure time for rock climbing and hiking activities. Tourist ger camp.

Day 18. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar.Hotel.

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