Englanniksi opastetut matkat Mongoliaan

 

EAGLE HUNTING FESTIVAL

Region: Western Mongolia

Tour highlights: Eagle Hunting Festival, Bayan-Olgii, Kazakh culture

Length of tour: 5 nights / 6 days

Read more here!

 

BEST OF MONGOLIA 

Region:Gobi and Central Mongolia

Interesting sites: Middle Gobi, South Gobi, Karakorum and Erdene-Zuu Monastery.

Length of tour: 15 days (14 nights)

Read more here!

 

LEGENDARY ROUTES OF SECRET HISTORY

Region: Khentii Province

Interesting sites: Khukh Nuur, Dadal, Khuduu Aral

Length of tours: 7 nights, 8 days

Read more here!

 

Katso video!

Status:
Täynnä

Eagle Hunting Festival

Eagle Hunting Festival

Golden eagles trained for hunting take center stage in this special festival. The Kazakhs capture the young female golden eagles and train them to become hunters and treat them as a family member.
 

Route:

Ulaanbaatar - Bayan Olgii - Ulaanbaatar
Region: Western Mongolia
Tour highlights: Eagle Hunting Festival, Bayan-Olgii, Kazakh culture
   
Length of tour: 5 nights / 6 days
Travel style: Cultural

PRICE: USD 1998 ~ EUR 1545

Ethnic Kazakhs who mostly inhabit in the Western Mongolia province of Bayan-Olgii have kept their age old tradition of capturing and training young golden eagles to turn them into fierce hunters who can take on games such as rabbits, foxes and wolves. To celebrate this great tradition the Kazakhs gather in October in Bayan-Olgii province. Display of hunting eagles’ skill and prowess has become an event that attracts visitors from far and wide.

ITINERARY

Day 1. Oct 02 (Thu) Ulaanbaatar
Arrival in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to your hotel. Half or full day Toursare available.

Day 2. Oct 03 (Fri) Olgii. (B/L/D)
After breakfast fly to Mongolia’s westernmost province, Bayan-Olgii. Olgii is a home to Kazakh people, who have a unique cultural heritage, music, handicrafts and traditional hunting with Golden Eagles. Upon arrival in Olgii, the provincial capital, visit the local museum, which provides insight into the diverse ethnic groups in the region. After a delicious lunch visit the local Mosque and market. Spend the night at an Eagle trainer’s family.

Day 3, 4. Oct 04-05 (Sat-Sun) The Golden Eagle Festival. (B/L/D)
Eagle trainers will gather to display their eagle handling skills and their eagles’ abilities. The festival will begin with the hunters displaying their traditional Kazakh costumes and their eagle’s equipments and ornaments. This is an exciting and authentic event which not only features eagle hunters’ competitions, but also other Kazakh traditional games such as Kokpar (headless goat carcass polo), Kazakh archery, and many more.
Prizes are awarded for the best traditional costume, the eagle’s gear and ornaments. The eagles are rated according to their speed and agility. During the festival, folk art performances will add even more cheerfulness to an already fantastic atmosphere. Spend the night in a ger camp.

Day 5. Oct06 (Mon) Ulaanbaatar. (B)
Transfer to the airport for flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Spend the night in a hotel.

Day 6. Oct07 (Tue) Departure. (B)
Transfer to the airport or railway station for an international departure.

 

IN THE TOUR PRICE

Include:

  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • English speaking guide at all times.
  • In the countryside all lodging will be in ger camps.
  • All meals are provided as stated in the itinerary.
  • Ground transportation: in the countryside by a chauffeur driven 4WD jeep, bus in the city area.
  • Park entrance fees
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • 1 liter of drinking water per day per person

Exclude:

  • Accommodation in a hotel or hostel in Ulaanbaatar
  • Hotel extras, such as telephone calls, bar bills and laundry services
  • Travel insurance, medical insurance
  • Visa application fees
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses such as IDD call, internet, laundry, items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to local guides and drivers
  • Airfare or train ticket
  • Airport taxes, excess baggage charges (over 44pound / 20kilo)
  • Changes of arrival/departure flights
  • Additional services
  • Any charges of major force beyond our control (e.g. imposition, quarantine restrictions, etc…)
  • Optional excursions unless stated in your itinerary, etc…

 

Best of Mongolia

Best of Mongolia

Region: Gobi and Central Mongolia.
Highlights: Terelj National Park, Middle Gobi, South Gobi,
Karakorum and Ugii Lake, Hustai National Park.
Length: 15 days (14 nights)


Day 1. Ulaanbaatar.
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, you will be greeted by our guide and driver. Transfer to a hotel. Half and full day tours are available.

Day 2. Terelj National Park. 80 km
After breakfast, drive to TereljNational Park, 80km northeast of Ulaanbaatar. Spend the day touring the area and enjoying the magnificent alpine scenery. There are great opportunities for hiking, rock climbing and horse riding. You can visit a nomad family, explore their unique lifestyle and experience horse riding. Return back to the hotel. (B/L/D)

Day 3. Ulaanbaatar/Middle Gobi. 220 km
Early morning begin your journey to Baga Gazriin Chuluu, a unique formation of rocks. Visit ruins of an ancient temple and explore the area. Lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 4. Tsagaan Suvarga. 280 km
After breakfast visit ruins of Sum KhukhBurd Temple. Continue driving to TsagaanSuvarga, a fascinating white lime stones cliff. Lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 5. South Gobi/Eagle Valley. 280 km
Drive further south. Arrive at the Three Beauties of the Gobi National Park. Spend the day on an excursion to Yol Valley (Eagle Valley) for hiking and stunning photograph opportunities. Lunch, dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 6. Khongor sand dunes. 200 km
After breakfast drive to Khongor sand dunes known as the Singing Dunes. A climb up to the sand dunes will be rewarded with a breath taking view. In the evening observe a spectacular sunset, please prepare your cameras. Lunch, dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 7. South Gobi/BayanZag.150 km
Drive to the world famous Flaming Cliffs and BayanZag (forest of the Gobi). Discover the area of the first paleontological finding in Mongolia by following footsteps of Roy Chapman Andrews. Visit a nomadic camel breeding family and experience hospitality of nomads. Enjoy a short camel ride. Lunch, dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 8. South Gobi/Ongyn Khiid.150 km
After breakfast drive to north. Visit the ruins of Ongy Monastery and have a walk in the surrounding area. Dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 9. Karakorum, Erdene Zuu Monastery. 300 km
After breakfast drive to Karakorum, the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire. Visit Erdene Zuu Monastery, which was once one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia. Tour the monastery grounds and visit several chapels with excellent examples of Buddhist iconography dating from the 16th century. Visit the symbolic ruins of Karakorum. In the evening compete in a Mongolian archery game. Dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 10. Tsenkher Hot Springs. 150 km
Drive to the Tsenkher hot springs. Spend the day relaxing in natural hot springs and walking in the surrounding forest. Please do not forget to pack your swimsuit for this day. You may have a small hike to a mountain top, a stunning view will await you there. Optional massage and beauty services are available. Enjoy the hot springs again after dinner. Lunch, dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 11. Ugii lake. 240 km
Drive to Lake Ugii in Arkhangai province. The camp is located on the shores of Ugii lake. A magnificent view and countless water birds will be at your footsteps. Lunch, dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 12. Hustain Nuruu Natural Reserve. 270 km
After breakfast drive to HustainNuruu Natural Reserve. Drive deep into the Natural reserve to search for Przewalski horses (takhi), grandfather of all horses in the world. If you have binoculars, please bring them. View a short documentary and visit the museum. Lunch, dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 13. Hustain Nuruu Natural reserve/Ulaanbaatar. 120 km
Breakfast at the camp. Drive to Ulaanbaatar and transfer to your hotel. (B/L/D)

Day 14. Ulaanbaatar. All day free at leisure. (B)

Day 15. Ulaanbaatar/Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the railway station or airport for an international departure. (B)

Package price (does not include accommodations in Ulaanbaatar)

Tour dates

Group size

  • Minimum – 3pax
  • Maximum – 15pax

Single Supplement in ger camp

  • Single occupancy in ger camps; 250 € per person in total

Child discount

  • Child aged 2-5 years old 50% off package price
  • Child aged 6-12 years old 25% off package price

Package price includes

  • Transfers on arrival and departure
  • English speaking guide at all time
  • In the country side all lodging will be in ger camps
  • All meals are provided as stated in the itinerary.
  • Ground transportation: in the country side by a chauffeured 4WD jeep, bus in the city area.
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • 1 liter of drinking water per day per person

Package price DOES NOT INCLUDE

Accommodation in a hotel or hostel in Ulaanbaatar, hotel extras, such as telephone calls, bar bills and laundry services, travel insurance, medical insurance, fee for visa obtaining, alcoholic beverages, personal expenses such as IDD call, internet, laundry, items of a personal nature, gratuity to local guides and drivers, airfare or train ticket, airport taxes, excess baggage charges (over 44pound / 20kilo), changes of arrival/departure flights, additional services, any charges of major force beyond of our control (e.g. imposition, quarantine restrictions, etc...); optional excursions unless stated in your itinerary, etc…

Please note the following

Hotels in Ulaanbaatar city are reserved fordouble occupancy, on more than 2pax, and in countryside all ger styled tourist camps are based on 3 or 4 occupancies. Your accommodations use standard rooms unless otherwise specified on your itinerary.
Check-in at hotels is at 12:00pm/Check-out is at 12:00pm.
Traveling over long distances is by 4 x 4 jeeps and sometimes over rough terrain for approximately 4-9hours depending on road and weather conditions. Daily driving distance is 150 – 350km.
Your tour includes transfers, accommodations and excursions as specified above in your itinerary. The board basis for your tour is detailed at the end of each day.
It is the responsibility of the client to be fully covered with travel and medical insurance while traveling in Mongolia.

The Mongolian Ger
Hotels are available only in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. Throughout the countryside accommodation is offered in the form of traditional Mongolian ‘gers.’ These ger camps are slightly modified for foreign tourists but in effect offer a traditional experience and the opportunity to experience Mongolia’s wilderness. Most ger camps are situated in attractive areas: on the shores of small rivers, nestled under rocky hills or on vast open plains and all under amazing night skies.
The gers are made from wooden frames with layers of felt and canvas. Interior wood is mostly carved or brightly painted and they are equipped with beds, a small table, and stools. A wood-fired stove is located in the center. Bathroom facilities are communal and basic, but clean and with hot water (an impressive feat in the middle of the Gobi desert). There are also restaurants and bars in a separate concrete building, or sometimes in a large ger.
Whilst visiting Mongolia is hugely rewarding, it is a wilderness destination and the accommodation is basic. Juulchin Tourism Corporation uses the best gers available in each area and the itinerary is designed to enable stays in the best camps at the most attractive locations.

Suggested clothes & packing list

  • What clients should expect from the accommodation:
    Accommodations in Ulaanbaatar will be at three star hotels, which is the basic standard. Shower or bath and other facilities are available. Accommodations in the country would be in ger camps with hot showers and communal bathroom facilities. There will be no toilet and shower facilities during the days with tented nights.
  • What clients should expect for meals: What is available in Mongolia?
    Meals in the city are served in restaurants, which serve various cuisines including European, Asian, and Mongolian. In ger camps, meals wouldbeeither European or Mongolian. During camping with tents meals will be simpler. Meals in Mongolia are fine and organic.
  • Extremes of weather and how to prepare for them:
    The temperature can change from day to night unpredictably and drastically, so one should bring warm clothes to wear during the night-time. Waterproof wind jacket, gloves, and hat are essential.
  • What to bring – including clothing / food / equipment:
    Other items to pack include: Trekking boots, warm clothes, sunglasses, lip balm, forehead flashlight, notebook and pens, spare batteries, a compass, multiple copies of identification, medical first aid kit, wear a money belt for your valuables (passport, cash, etc.), your personal toiletries (including hand and bath towel, shampoo and shower gel, toothpaste and toothbrush, dental floss).
  • Money exchange information:
    Travellersshould carry a supply of clean and new US dollar bills.Currencies can be changed in banks and exchange offices. Most Asian and European currencies can be exchanged in Ulaanbaatar, but the US dollar is the most reliable form of currency. Traveller cheques are not common in Mongolia. Credit cards (Visa, American Express, or MasterCard) are accepted in Ulaanbaatar, and are limited to larger hotels, airlines, tourist agencies, and department stores.

 

Legendary Routes of the Secret History

Legendary Routes of the Secret History

Great Chinggis Khaan’s history was deeply related to Khentii province and banks of Onon River. After Chinggis Khaan’s death Mongol’s first literature testimonial “The Secret History of the Mongols” was written in 1240 A.D near Huduu Aral.

Temujin was born in 1162 in a Mongol tribe Deluun Boldog Mountain and the Onon river in a modern-day Mongolia. The Secret History of the Mongols reports that Temujin was born with blood clot grasped in his fist, a traditional sign that he was destined to become a great leader. Temujin’s childhood and early life was spent near Onon river and Kherlen river. As previously arranged by his father, Temujin married Borte when he was around 16 in order to strengthen alliances between their respective tribes. As a result by 1206 Temujin had manages to unite or subdue the Merkits, Naimans, Mongols, Keriats, Tatars, Uyghurs and disparate other smaller tribes under his rule. It was a monumental feat for the “Mongols” (as they became united). At a Khuraltai, a council of Mongol chiefs, Temujin was acknowledged as “Khan” of the consolidated tribes and took a new title, Chinggis Khan. In 1227, after defeating the Tangut people, Chinggis Khaan died (according to The Secret History of Mongols). The reason for his death is uncertain and speculations vary. Some historians claim that he fell off his horse during a horseback pursuit, other claim that he passed away due to battle wounds and physical fatigue. Chinggis Khaan asked to be buries without markings, according to the customs of his tribe. After he died, his body was returned to Mongolia and presumably to his birthplace in Khentii province, where many assume he is buried somewhere close to Onon River and Burkhan Khaldun mountain (part of the Khentii mountain range). According to the legend, the funeral escorts killed anyone and anything across their path to conceal the secrets of the Khaan’s last resting place.

Nowadays, many researchers, historians, and archeologists are undertaking expeditions to locate the lost tomb of one of the world's greatest and most ruthless emperors, Chinggis Khaan. Yet, Chinggis Khaan’s tomb is still a big mystery for the World. Juulchin Tourism Corporation of Mongolia is planning a join-in-tour “The Legendary Routes of the Secret History”. Join our tour and uncover the stories, legends, and history of Mongols.

Region:                Khentii Province
Interesting sites:   Khukh Nuur, Dadal, Khuduu Aral
Length of tours:     7 nights, 8 days
Hotel:                   By choice
Tourist camp:        Modern ger camps with hot showers
Transportation:      Tourist Exclusive Vehicle
Guide:                  English speaking guide during the tour /other languages as requested

Day 1. Ulaanbaatar
Arrival in Ulaanbaatar. You will be greeted by your guide and transferred to a hotel. Half and full day tours are available. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 2. Lake Khukh Nuur
After an early breakfast drive to Khukh Nuur, 215 km from Ulaanbaatar. Have a lunch and camp in Khukh Nuur tourist camp which is located near Khukh Nuur. Khukh Nuur is known as the location where Temujin was titled as Great Chinggis Khaan. Many researchers claim that Chinggis Khaan is buried in this area also. After lunch visit the lake and explore Khar Zurkhen Mountain. A historian would give a speech about Chinggis Khaan’s life, which is specific to this area. Afterwards visit the mineral spring and create your own nameplate by the lake to remember this tour meant for you. In the evening visit a nomadic family and experience their unique lifestyle. Dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 3. Dadal
In the morning drive to Chinggis Khaan’s birthplace, Dadal, 290km away from Khukh Nuur. The journey will follow the banks of Onon river. Prepare your cameras and catch the photo opportunities along the way. Arrive in a ger camp, which is close to Chinggisiin Gurvan Nuur Lake. Dinner and overnight in the ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 4. Dadal
Explore the birthplace of Chinggis Khaan, Deluun Boldog and Lake Chinggisiin Gurvan Nuur. A historian will take you on a journey to Chinggis Khan’s period. Afterwards, visit the Chinggis Khaan’s Monument. In the afternoon visit a Buriad family and experience uniqueness of this ethnic group. Dinner and overnight in the ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 5. Undurkhaan
Drive to the center of Khentii province, Undurkhaan, 260 km from Dadal. In the afternoon enjoy horseback riding in the steppes. Dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 6. Khuduu Aral
Drive to Khuduu Aral, 135 km from Undurkhaan. Khuduu Aral is the place where the “Secret History Mongols” was written in 1240. In the area archeologists found the ruins of ancient city Aurag. After lunch, explore the Chinggis Khaan’s monument and the ruins of Aurag city. It is believed that Chinggis Khaan used to drink from the natural mineral springs near the ruins. Dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 7. Ulaanbaatar
Drive back to Ulaanbaatar for 152 km. On the way visit Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex and have a lunch in the Complex. Transfer to your hotel after arrival in Ulaanbaatar. In the evening watch a Mongolian traditional folklore concert. Dinner in a restaurant. Stay overnight at the hotel. (B/L/D)

Day 8. Departure
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport or railway station for an international departure. (B)

Package price (does not include hotel accommodation in Ulaanbaatar)

Group size

  • Minimum – 3pax
  • Maximum – 15pax

Single supplement in ger camps

  • Single occupancy in the ger camps; 125 € per person in total

Child discount:

  • Child aged 2-5 years old 50% off package price
  • Child aged 6-12 years old 25% off package price

Package price includes

  • Transfers on arrival and departure
  • English speaking guide at all time
  • Historian specialist
  • In the country side all lodging will be in ger camps.
  • All meals are provided as stated in the itinerary.
  • Ground transportation: in the country side by a chauffeured 4WD jeep, bus in the city area.
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • 1 liter of drinking water per day per person

Package price DOES NOT INCLUDE

Accommodation in a hotel or hostel in Ulaanbaatar, hotel extras, such as telephone calls, bar bills and laundry services, travel insurance, medical insurance, fee for visa obtaining, alcoholic beverages, personal expenses such as IDD call, internet, laundry, items of a personal nature, gratuity to local guides and drivers, airfare or train ticket, airport taxes, excess baggage charges (over 44pound / 20kilo), changes of arrival/departure flights, additional services, any charges of major force beyond of our control (e.g. imposition, quarantine restrictions, etc...); optional excursions unless stated in your itinerary, etc…

Interesting sites

1. Lake Khukh Nuur
Although sources are disagreed, it is possible that Temujin (Chinggis Khaan) was made king in the area in 1206, near the Khukh Nuur. Most locals agree on the latter. There is a small silver plaque featuring the image of Chinggis at Khukh Nuur. Khangil Nuur, about 30 km further west, is another site associated with Chinggis, it is believed he occasionally sit his camp here. Researchers have also found stone slab tombs within this area. Try looking at Melzelei Mount, which has also a group of tombs from Middle Kherlen.

2. Dadal, Deluun Boldog
Dadal is legendary birthplace of Chinggis Khaan. Because its natural setting and association with Chinggis Khaan, Dadal is a destination for tourists. There is a monument decorated Chinggis Khaan’s portrait bank of Gurvan Nuur (Three Lakes). Dedicated on May 31, 1962, it celebrates the 800th anniversary of his birth. Besides of the portrait is written Chinggis Khaan’s famous speech that reads, “If my body dies, let my body die, but do not let my country die”. Near the Lake there is a place called Deluun Boldog where the Chinggis Khaan was born.

3. Huduu Aral, Aurag
Huduu Aral is one of the most important places in the life of Chinggis Khaan. “The Secret History of Mongolia”, the only historical document on Chinggis Khaan’s life and wars, was completed here in 1240. In honor of the event, a stone monument of the Great Chinggis Khaan was erected here in 1990. Here that the three Great Khaans, Ogodoi, Munkh, YesenTemur, were crowned.
Aurag is ruins of the Aurag Palace, built by Chinggis Khaan, known as the Chinggis Khaan’s winter Palace. Aurag is founded in 1189, is the oldest Mongol population centre and, like Karakorum, was first used as a supply base for the Mongol Army.

4. Chinggis Khaan statue complex
Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex is located 53 km east from Ulaanbaatar at Erdene County of Central province, there is a place called “Tsonjin Boldog”, memorial place with historic events. The statue in total is 40 m high from surface erected at about 10 m high foundation and surrounded by columns. Far sighted Chinggis Khaan holds a golden whip in his right hand. The visitors will be walk to the head of the horse through chest and back neck of the horse, where they can have farseeing and good panorama view over the complex area.

The Mongolian Ger
The only hotels in Mongolia are in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. Throughout the countryside accommodation is offered in the form of traditional Mongolian ‘gers.’ These ger camps are slightly modified for foreign tourists but in effect offer a traditional experience and the opportunity to experience Mongolia’s wilderness. Most ger camps are situated in attractive areas: on the shores of small rivers, nestled under rocky hills or on vast open plains and all under amazing night skies.
The gers are made from wooden frames with layers of canvas and felt. Interior wood is usually carved or brightly painted and they are equipped with 2 beds and a small table and stools. There is a central stove for wood-fire heating at night. Communal bathroom facilities are in basic but clean blocks nearby and with hot water (an impressive feat in the middle of the Gobi desert!). There are also restaurants and bars in a separate concrete building, or sometimes in large gers.
Whilst visiting Mongolia is hugely rewarding, it is a wilderness destination and the accommodation is basic. Juulchin Tourism Corporation uses the best gers available in each area and the itinerary above has been put together to enable stays in the best camps at the most attractive locations.

A class Hotel in Ulaanbaatar
Kempinski Khan Palace Hotel http://www.kempinski.com/en/ulaanbaatar/Pages/Welcome.aspx  
Chinggis Khaan Hotel http://www.chinggis-hotel.com/ 

C class Hotel in Ulaanbaatar
Evergreen Hotel http://evergreen.mn/  
Amure Hotel

 

Eagle Hunting Festival

Mongolia on sekoitus idän eksotiikkaa, mystistä uskonnollisuutta, alkukantaista paimentolaisuutta ja nuorekasta uudistumista. Perinteitä vaalitaan kansan keskuudessa suurella hartaudella, elämän omaleimaisuus on säilynyt. Modernia rakennuskantaa korostavat vanhat buddhalaiset luostarit, joiden oranssiin kaapuun pukeutunet munkit kiiruhtavat toimiss...Lue lisää

Best of Mongolia

Mongolia on sekoitus idän eksotiikkaa, mystistä uskonnollisuutta, alkukantaista paimentolaisuutta ja nuorekasta uudistumista. Perinteitä vaalitaan kansan keskuudessa suurella hartaudella, elämän omaleimaisuus on säilynyt. Modernia rakennuskantaa korostavat vanhat buddhalaiset luostarit, joiden oranssiin kaapuun pukeutunet munkit kiiruhtavat toimiss...Lue lisää

Legendary Routes of Secret History

Mongolia on sekoitus idän eksotiikkaa, mystistä uskonnollisuutta, alkukantaista paimentolaisuutta ja nuorekasta uudistumista. Perinteitä vaalitaan kansan keskuudessa suurella hartaudella, elämän omaleimaisuus on säilynyt. Modernia rakennuskantaa korostavat vanhat buddhalaiset luostarit, joiden oranssiin kaapuun pukeutunet munkit kiiruhtavat toimiss...Lue lisää