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Journey to the west

Journey to the West is an exclusive all-in-one tour to the rugged western Mongolian landscape. We will cover a total of 5000km in 22 days while traveling in style. In addition to the beautiful landscape and sights, numerous activities are also included such as lantern flying, sand sports, camel riding, visiting nomad families and many more!

2017 Schedule

June 10th
July 10th
August 10th
September 10th
5000km
22 days
spectacular destinations
boat
horse camel
Gyrocopter
transport
latest tech
Camping, Resorts, Hotels

Travel as much as you can. As far as you can.

Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.

Destinations

Ulaanbaatar City

Ulaanbaatar is the capital and the largest city of Mongolia The location of the city had been changed 28 times in the past before settling at its present location. The name of the city was officially changed to Ulaanbaatar in 1924. It is surrounded by 4 great mountains and nearly half of Mongolia's population (1.5 million) live here, making it a center of rapid development. Nowadays, Ulaanbaatar sees numerous improvements and expansions, already on its pace to becoming a grand metropolis.

Tsonjinboldog

Tsonjinboldog is home to the Genghis khan statue, which is the largest equestrian statue in the world. The statue is 40 meters tall and faces east towards the Great khan's birthplace. Inside, the largest Mongolian boot and horse whip are in display. In addition, the statue also houses a restaurant, museum and numerous souvenir shops. Visitors may also also stand on top of the horse head for an outstanding panoramic view.

Altan Els

Altan Els (the Golden Sands) is a destination one must definitely see when visiting Mongolia. These sand dunes are surrounded by dozens of freshwater rivers, springs and oasis that flow from the deep. These sandy steppes are located in Uvs province and stretch for miles, offering tourists a spectacular experience. 

Khuvsgul

Among all the beauty Mongolia has to offer, Khuvsgul aimag stands out from the rest. Often referred to as Little Switzerland, or the Mongolian Switzerland, Khuvsgul is a beauty to behold with its vast mountain ranges, crystal clear lakes, endless plains and rich thick forests. The jewel of Khuvsgul and its most beautiful site is the enormous Khuvsgul Lake, also known as the Blue Pearl of Asia. This province is also home to the nomadic Tsaatan people and their unique lifestyle. They are the only ethnic group in Mongolia that herd and raise reindeer. With its majestic sights and culture Khuvsgul is an attraction definitely worth seeing.

Mukhart River

Mukhart River is without a doubt one of the key attractions in the vast steppes of Mongolia. This river itself is a masterpiece of nature, as it flows from within the sands. Numerous berries such as blueberries and sweetbriers grow in this region. The locals highly recommend stopping by this beautiful lake for refreshments and relaxation. With its extraordinary features, and is a beautiful oasis in the desert. One that may remind you of the Great Gobi and even the Sahara desert.

Terelj

Terelj is one of the most famous national parks in Mongolia. It is located around 40km from Ulaanbaatar and holds a spectacular view. A number of tourist camps operate in the region not to mention the restaurants and souvenier shops. Visitors may also rent camels or horses while seeing the many rock formations. This park is no doubt one of the top places to relax for foreigners and locals alike.

Bayan-Ulgii

Bayan-Ulgii is the westernmost province in Mongolia. The capital city is called Ulgii and nearly 30000 people live here. Ulgii is a windblown town that is predominantly occupied by Khazakh people. One of the most diverse and interesting towns in Mongolia, Ulgii's culture is influenced heavily by Islam rather than Buddhism. Ulgii is also home to many eagle hunters and unique culture. Their fascinating culture is one of the few greatest features that show exactly how Mongolia is one with nature itself.

Altai Tavan Bogd

The Altai Tavan Bogd mountain is the highest in Mongolia and is rightly named the "Roof of Mongolia". These mountains are also one of the specially protected regions and some parts even extend into Russia. The sight of these snowcapped mountains is simply breathtaking and the climb is one to be remembered for a lifetime. The highest peak is Khuiten Summit which is 4374 meters high and only around 800 daring individuals have climbed to this very peak. While following in the footsteps of adventurous mountanieers you will become one with nature and one with the nomad Mongolia. 

Uureg Lake

Uureg Nuur is a salt water lake located near Uvs Nuur, the largest lake of Mongolia. A total of 4 rivers flow through Uureg and the area around the lake is absolutely astonishing. From abundant wildlife to rich and lush landscapes, Uureg lake is a must for weary travelers. This sacred area is specially protected and its animals are safeguarded by the forest rangers of Uvs Province. Animals such as wolves, deer, fawn and even wolverines inhabit this land. 

Ikh Uul

Ikh Uul is a sum located in Zavkhan province. It is one the most unique and famous landscapes in Mongolia. There are dozens of extinct volcanic sites in the region. In addition, this land is filled with shimmering freshwater lakes and you may also go trout fishing. Strangely, the soil is colored black and trees grow on the extinct lava craters. But apart from all of this, Ikh Uul is most famous for its yaks. Ikh Uul is named the "Land of the 1000 Yaks" because most of Mongolia's yaks inhabit this region.

Ulaagchin Khar Lake

Ulaagchin Khar Lake also known as the "Pearl in the Sand", is a lake located in Zavkhan province. It is one of the most beautiful lakes in Mongolia. The area around the lake is outstanding, with lush green terrain mixed perfectly with desert landscape. There are also 3 sand islands located at the center of the lake. A total of 13 species of birds come to this lake each year. In addition, fishing is also a famous activity for visitors.

Khar Us Lake

Khar Us Lake (Black Water Lake) is the second largest lake in Mongolia. This lake is a specially protected area and a total of 12 Forest Ranger groups safeguard this area. Though it is one of the largest, the average depth is only 2 metres. There are also around a dozen small islands located on the river and the largest is around 30km long. This region is also home to the rare Zegs Wild Boar and numerous other kinds of fishes. The Black Water lake is truly a magnificent sight to behold.

Chuluutiin Gol

The Chuluut Gol is a river that flows through 20 meter high stone cliffs thats were once created thousands of years ago from the Khorgiin Togoo volcanic eruption. The formation of this land is unlike any other. The cliffs also contains quite a few waterfalls and is a suitable picnic location.

Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake

The Terkhiin Tsagaan Park has the perfect balance of wildlife and incredible natural scenery of the "Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake". There are an incredible amount of rare plants and creatures to gaze upon and the highlight of this area is without a doubt Khorgiin Togoo, the volcanic crater that erupted 20 million years ago. Because of this, the landscape has formed itself to something rather magical and mysterious. A place bound to be remembered for years to come.

Kharkhorum

In 1235, Ogedei Khan (Genghis Khan's son and successor) founded Kharkhorum city, the Old Capital. This fabled city was the capital of the Mongol Empire and the Northern Yuan Empire. However, this glorious city was destroyed in the 14th century but was rebuilt along with the famous Erdene Zuu monastery. Kharkhorum is without a doubt one of the oldest historic places in Mongolia and holds countless memories and historic events. 

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