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Discover the Heart of Mongolia (10 days)

What to expect
Beautiful scenery
8 Lakes beach

✅Discover the best sites of central Mongolia off the beaten track.

EUR 850


Horse riding 🐴


Pax based price

Pax 2-3

Pax 4-5

Pax 6-8

EUR 1550

per person

EUR 1200

per person

EUR 850

per person

Ride two humped camels
camels in the mini gobi

Family discount

Children below the age of 12
get 30% OFF

Friends discount

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✅Get a taste of the desert and ride on two humped Bactrian camels unique to Mongolia.

Meet a Shaman
shaman yurt

✅Meet an authentic Shaman master and visit their yurt.

Immerse yourself in the culture
cooking local food

✅Visit as a tourist, leave as a friend.

Tour activities

✅Two humped camel riding

✅Outdoor camping

✅Horse trekking in breathtaking scenery

✅Explore nomadic lifestyle, tradition and culture

✅Authentic Mongolian cuisine, including Mongolian barbecue Khorkhog

✅Bring your camera to preserve the memories

Services included

✅Standard room at a hotel

✅Museum and National Park entrance fees

✅Shared accommodation at Ger camp

✅Horse and camel rides

✅2 people per tent

✅Local horse guide

✅All meals mentioned + Mongolian barbecue


✅English speaking tour guide

Services not included

❌Personal expenses

​❌Travel insurance

❌International flights

❌Excursions not mentioned in the program

​❌Optional activities

​❌Camera fees for Museums and Monasteries

itinerary map

From exploring the rich cultural and historical sites to riding Bactrian camels and Mongolian horses on a trek, capture the essence of Mongolia in just one trip!

Ride a two humped camel in desert dunes, horse treks in beautiful nature off the beaten track, bonfires, authentic Mongolian food and outdoor camping. Catch the unique opportunity to visit a real shaman master's yurt. Visit the centuries old Tuvkhun monastery on top of a mountain and the Mongol Empire's capital Kharkhorin. 

We will make sure you enjoy the trip and make precious memories.


Day 1. Airport – Mini Gobi.

camels in the mini gobi

There are various activities waiting for you:


-Camel riding

Accommodation: Yurt

Transport: 4x4 UAZ Wagon

~300km paved road

Welcome to Mongolia! Once your flight lands, your tour guide and driver will be waiting for you at the airport. From there, we get into our UAZ 4x4 Wagon and head straight to 'Elsen Tasarkhai'. The desert is situated between the Khangai and Gobi mountain ranges and is known for its unique combination of sand dunes, rocky mountains, and grassy plains. It is often referred to as the "Mini Gobi" due to its resemblance to the larger Gobi desert.. We will stay with a family of camel herders in a yurt under a starry sky.

Day 2. Mini-Gobi – 8 Lakes nomad family

horses in the steppes

Accommodation: Yurt

~150km paved road, ~100km dirt road

We will have early breakfast, which includes the trademark Mongolian salty milk tea, then get on the road to 'Naiman Nuur'. The 8 Lakes(Naiman Nuur) are a series of interconnected lakes formed from volcanic craters, on our way there you will notice this region of 'Ovorkhangai' province is full of scattered volcanic rocks.  We will stay with a local nomad family. The yak herder family will welcome us, as Mongolians are famous for their warm welcoming nature. In the evening we will have dinner with the nomads while chatting about their lifestyle and various customs to follow.

Day 3. Getting to know the culture.

shaman yurt
shaman ceremony
mongolian barbecue


-Visiting a shaman’s yurt

-Khorkhog barbecue

-Alcohol making

-Cheese making

-Yak milking

Accommodation: Yurt

Early in the morning we will milk the yaks for our milk tea ourselves and have a breakfast Mongolian style. The family has a shaman lineage so you have a chance to visit a genuine shaman’s yurt. Get to know the traditional religion, what is used in it and how: explained by the shamaness herself (optional meditation and consultation). Along the journey we will have ethnic foods that the locals eat or you can order alternatives such as vegan if you wish. Lunch will be a Mongolian style stone seared barbecue: Khorkhog, it is a dish served to honored guests. After eating, the hostess will show you how alcohol is made from milk. In the evening we will prepare the horses for our ride.

Day 4. Trekking to one of the 8 Lakes, ‘Shireet’

packing on yaks
horse trekking
camping on a lake


-Horse riding

Accommodation: Tent

~20km mountain trek

After eating breakfast, we will pack our luggage on a horse and go on our hike to 'Shireet' Lake. 'Shireet' is one of the 8 volcanic lakes and is not accessible by car. The view along the way is beautiful and wild. This lake shore is a unique place full of small volcanic pebbles. We will set up camp and let the horses rest.

Day 5. Trekking to one of the 8 Lakes, ‘Khuis’.

resting horses


-Horse riding

Accommodation: Tent

~20km trek

As we trek from Shireet lake to Khuis lake, you will see a few smaller lakes and various terrain such as forests, mountains and rocky plains with huge scattered volcanic rocks of all shapes and sizes. Arriving at Khuis Lake we will stay with another nomad family as well as having a bonfire.

Day 6. From Khuis Lake – to Red Waterfall.

The trek from the Lakes to the Waterfall is a challenging and unique experience, as we trek along fields, mountains and a valley. The local horse guides are experts, working for 20+ years in the field. The view is breathtaking and the adventure is thrilling for any traveler. We assure you this route is unique to us and far away from the beaten track.

coming back from a long horse trek


-Horse trekking

Accommodation: Tent

~20km trek

during a horse ride

Day 7. Relax at the Red Waterfall.

red waterfall

Accommodation: Tent

~20km dirt road, ~95km paved road

The Red Waterfall (Ulaan Tsutgalan) is 20m tall and 10m wide waterfall. It is located in the UNESCO World Heritage Orkhon Valley, the political and spiritual home of the past mongol empires. Unwind at the waterfall.

Accommodation: Yurt

Day 8. From Red Waterfall – to Tovkhon monastery.

Leaving the waterfall by car we will arrive at the base of the mountain temple, we will leave our car behind and hike or ride a horse to the top of the mountain. First established in 1648, located on a cliff 2600m above sea level the Tovkhon monastery is a sacred Buddhist monastery built by a spiritual leader of Mongolia, Zanabazar. The rich history, meditation caves at the monastery and the view from the top is a great memory for anyone who visits. Concluding our visit to the sacred place, we will come down from the mountain to spend the night.

Accommodation: Tent or Yurt

~40km dirt road

Tovkhon monastery stairs
Tovkhon Monastery from above

Day 9. From Tovkhon – to Kharkhorin.

kharkhorin from above

Accommodation: Tent

~20km dirt road, ~95km paved road

'Kharkhorin' is a historical city located in central Mongolia, which was once the capital of the Mongol Empire during the reign of Chinggis Khan. The city was established in the 13th century and became an important cultural, economic, and political center of the empire. Today, Kharakorum is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracts tourists from all over the world who are interested in Mongolian history and culture. Visitors to Kharakorum can explore the ruins of the ancient city, including the Erdene Zuu Monastery, the oldest Buddhist monastery in Mongolia.

Day 10. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Shopping, Museum.

Chinggis Khan Museum

Accommodation: Hotel

~360km paved road

From Kharkhorin we drive back to Ulaanbaatar straight to your hotel. Visit the National Museum(rebuilt in 2022) for a historical and cultural dive into Mongolia or go shopping. Your tour guide will show you around Ulaanbaatar.

Day 11. Drive back to your airport.

Chinggis Khan airport

The guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the airport whenever you like. Have a safe flight!

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