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Mongolia - Hiking tour for families with children


Why you'll love this tour ...

 

  • A real hiking tour in Mongolia for families with children ... Fun for everyone!
  • Hike and discover the traditional nomadic life: 5 hiking days followed by 3 days with a nomadic family.
  • Camping in the wilderness and sleeping in yurts: 2 funny experiences for the whole family.
  • A tour tried and trusted with our own children, aged 8 and 10 on the picture ...
  • 100% financial guarantee for your tour in Mongolia.

Dates and Rates


From To  Rate /pers.  Status
05/05/2018 17/05/2018 1645 € min 2 pers.
12/05/2018 24/05/2018 1645 € min 2 pers.
19/05/2018 31/05/2018 1645 € min 2 pers.
26/05/2018 07/06/2018 1645 € min 2 pers.
02/06/2018 14/06/2018 1645 € min 2 pers.
09/06/2018 21/06/2018 1645 € min 2 pers.
16/06/2018 28/06/2018 1645 € min 2 pers.
23/06/2018 05/07/2018 1645 € min 2 pers.
30/06/2018
(Naadam*)
12/07/2018 1645 € min 2 pers.
07/07/2018 19/07/2018 1645 € min 2 pers.
14/07/2018 26/07/2018 1645 € min 2 pers.
21/07/2018 02/08/2018 1645 € min 2 pers.
28/07/2018 09/08/2018 1645 € min 2 pers.
04/08/2018 16/08/2018 1645 € min 2 pers.
11/08/2018 23/08/2018 1645 € min 2 pers.
18/08/2018 30/08/2018 1645 € FULL
25/08/2018 06/09/2018 1645 € min 2 pers.
01/09/2018 13/09/2018 1645 € min 2 pers.
08/09/2018 20/09/2018 1645 € min 2 pers.
15/09/2018 27/09/2018 1645 € min 2 pers.

* Naadam Festival: stay 1 extra day at the end of the tour and visit the Naadam Festival, including 1 night at Dream Hotel + a guide for the whole group + grouped transfers (no lunch, no dinner, no entry fees included).

  • 130 €/person in double room
  • 170 €/person in single room

SMALL GROUP SUPPLEMENT

Groups of 2 or 3 people: + 250 € / pers.

If there are 2 or 3 people booked onto the trip.
Refunded on return according to the number of people in the group.

OPTIONS

Discount for children: -180€ (< 12 years)

Single room: + 60 € / pers. (2 nights in Ulan Bator only)

 

INCLUDED

Tour and visits as described, hiking and horse riding (for the children)as described, full board from dinner of day 1 to breakfast of day 13 except 1 dinner, English speaking translator, Russian 4x4 with driver, a cook per group > 3 persons, financial guarantee of your deposits.

 

NOT INCLUDED

International flights, 1 dinner, drinks except water, tea and coffee, personal expenses, travel insurance, visa if necessary.

Tour itinerary

A real hiking tour in Mongolia with your children, it is possible!

horse is provided for each child of 7 to 12 years, to rest and for more fun. This way, you can hike an average 20 km per day.

In the Bayan Gobi Desert, a camel will serve as a mount ...

After the hiking tour, you will spend three days with a nomadic family to experience the traditional nomadic lifestyle. Wonderful encounters for children and parents, in the heart of Mongolia!

Day 1: Ulan Bator

Welcome to Mongolia!

Your English speaking translator is waiting for you at Ulan Bator airport at midday (arrival of Turkish Airlines flight - private transfer at extra cost if you are flying with another airline).

Visit of Gandantegchinlin Monastery and the National Museum of Mongolian History.

Dinner downtown and overnight at Dream hotel or similar (2*).

 

Day 2: Ulan Bator - Khogno Khan (Trekking in the dunes)

Breakfast and departure for the Khogno Khan Park, also named Mini Gobi or Bayan Gobi.
Picnic lunch en route.
Warm-up trek in very different landscapes from those of the Orkhon valley where we will hike during the rest of the journey.
We hike in the huge golden sand dunes called Elsentasarhaï and Ovgon Khiid monastery.
Children will enjoy a camel ride in the dunes!

Dinner and overnight in tents.

 

Day 3: Khogno Khan - Hot Springs Tsenkher

After breakfast, we drive in the Khangai mountains, towards Tsenkher Hot Springs.
Picnic lunch.
Enjoy a relaxing bath at the hot springs.
Overnight in yurt camp (2-4 people per yurt in individual beds, showers and toilets in a separate building).

 

Days 4-8: Trekking Family in Khangai Mountains

These five days are devoted to a family hiking tour through the Khangai Mountains in Central Mongolia.

Every day we walk between 4 and 5 hours in steppe, forests and low mountain passes.

 

The family hiking tour

We were inspired by trips offered with donkeys in France and Morocco, to offer a real family trekking tour in Central Mongolia.
A horse is provided for each child between 8 and 12 year old, to rest and for more fun. This way, you can hike around twenty kilometers per day!

This is a wonderful experience for children, who love to ride, and for parents who can indulge their passion for trek while having the joy of sharing these emotions with their child ...
For total security, the horses are kept on hand by a parent or by the guide.

The 4x4 vehicle is also available (it joins the group at least at lunchtime and in the evening) if a child is too tired to ride horses.

 

Itinerary of the hiking tour

From the hills surrounding Tsenkher hot springs, we reach the peaks that dominate the Orkhon Valley to over 2,400 m.
We discover Tovkhon Monastery, one of the most sacred places in Mongolia, perched in the heart of these mountains.
We then go down through larch forests to the Orkhon Valley and its famous waterfalls.

 

Nights are spent in tents in the wilderness, with mattresses and a shower tent.
Our 4x4 vehicle joined the group every night with the camping equipment.
On the evening of day 8, we join the yurt camp of a nomadic family in the Orkhon Valley.

 

Days 9, 10, and 11: Nomadic Life Family

These 3 days are spent exploring the traditional lifestyle of Mongolian nomads.

The program is very flexible, for you to adapt your activities according to your desires. Your vehicle, your English speaking guide and driver are at your disposal if you want to visit a somewhat remote location of the Valley.

Take the time to stay in the yurt camp quietly, playing with children, helping to care for the herds ... if you want to soak up the unique way of life in the steppe.

Your children will love playing with foals, trying to milk the sheep, and get to know the children of the nomadic family!
You can participate in their daily activities, and become acquainted with the various family members.
You will find simple tips to facilitate contacts with your nomadic family here.

You can also hike to the famous Orkhon falls.

The last evening, our guests prepare a traditional dish, Khorkhog, the "Mongolian Barbecue".

Those 3 nights (nights 8 to 10) are spent in guest yurts close to our nomadic friends.

In the early afternoon of day 11, it's time to say goodbye to the nomadic family, who have become friends for parents and children.

We drive to Karakorum, Mongolia's former capital.
Dinner and overnight in a yurt camp in Karakorum (2-4 people per yurt in individual beds, showers and toilets in a separate building).

 

Day 12: Karakorum - Ulan Bator

Breakfast and visit of the Erdene Zuu Monastery.

Departure to Ulan Bator where we arrive in the afternoon.

Picnic lunch.

In the late afternoon, you will attend a show with traditional dances, music and songs from Mongolia, especially the amazing Khoomei.

No dinner included, to let you choose among the varied dining opportunities offered by Ulan Bator.

Night at Dream hotel or similar (2*).


Day 13 - Ulan Bator

Breakfast and transfer to airport on time for Turkish Airlines flight (private transfer at extra cost if you are flying with another airline).

Practical Information


Meeting point: Ulaanbaatar airport, arrival of Turkish Airlines flight (private transfer at extra cost if you are flying with another airline).

Language: English speaking translator.

Group size: 2-10 persons.

Accommodation


This is a perfect adventure for the whole family, with night in tents - always fun for the children - and in yurts:

  • 5 nights camping
  • 2 nights in yurt camps
  • 3 nights in a yurt with a nomadic family
  • 2 nights in a 2* hotel in Ulaanbaatar.

More information about accommodation during our tours in Mongolia ...

Hiking and Equestrian Ability


Moderate level hiking tour.

It is not necessary for your children to know how to ride, as a nomadic herder will be here to take care of them.

Tour Reviews


Your travel expert - Stephanie

"A unique tour for families, very popular as it is usually impossible for parents to hike with their children. Add to this great outdoor activity the pleasure of socializing with nomads, and you have a perfect trip for active families."

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Ulaanbaatar, MONGOLIA

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IMPORTANT - Flights in Mongolia


Be aware that very few airlines go to Mongolia, flights are therefore quickly fully booked, especially between June and September. Book at least 6 months in advance to have the best air fares.
If your luggage has been delayed, the airlines do NOT deliver it in Mongolia, they keep it available in Ulan Bator. If your tour has already started, and you are already in the Orkhon Valley for example, it can be very expensive to deliver it.
We can do it for you at extra cost:
- 50 € for a delivery inside Ulan Bator
- 100 € for a delivery in Hustai
- 200 € for a delivery in Khogno Khan
- 300 € for a delivery in Karakorum, the Orkhon Valley or Arkhangai
- 400 € for a delivery at Lake Khövsgöl or in the Gobi Desert
This cost includes the driver & the vehicle for 1 or 2 days depending on the distance + fuel for the vehicule for the round trip + meals and accommodation for the driver if the roundtrip is more than 1 day.
If your flight is late, the same rates apply if you need a private transfer.