|Naadam Festival option**|
|Naadam Festival option**|
*What is a Guaranteed Departure?
After taking time off work, booking your flights and arranging for your neighbour to feed the cat, the last thing you need is for your trip to be cancelled because of a lack of people on your tour. Our guaranteed departures give you the peace of mind to book the tour that suits you.
A guaranteed departure means that the tour will definitely operate on the day it is scheduled and will not be cancelled for lack of participation. All guaranteed departures will run except in the event of a natural disaster or other similarly disruptive event that is beyond our control.
** NAADAM FESTIVAL (11/12 july) : stay 1 or 2 extra day(s) before or after your tour and visit the Naadam Festival, including 1 or 2 night(s) at Dream Hotel + a guide (non private) + grouped transfers (no lunch, no dinner, no entry fees included).
SMALL GROUP SUPPLEMENT
Groups of 2 or 3 persons: + 250 € / pers.
Applies to the 3 first persons booked. When the 4th person is booked the supplement is refunded for all travellers.
Discount for children: -180€ (< 12 years)
Single room: + 80 € / pers. (2 nights in Ulan Bator only)
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.
International flights, 1 dinner, drinks except water, tea and coffee, personal expenses, booking fee (15 €/person), travel insurance, visa if necessary.
A real hiking tour in Mongolia with your children, it is possible!
A 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!
Welcome to Mongolia!
Your English speaking translator is waiting for you at Ulan Bator airport at the arrival of Aeroflot SU330 flight (usually at 07:05 am) for a grouped transfer. If you are already in Ulan Bator, you can join the group at 14:00 in the lobby of the hotel.
No lunch included.
Dinner downtown and overnight at Dream hotel or similar (2*).
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.
After breakfast, we drive in the Khangai mountains, towards Tsenkher Hot Springs.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
Breakfast and visit of the Erdene Zuu Monastery.
Departure to Ulan Bator where we arrive in the afternoon.
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*).
Breakfast and transfer to airport on time for flights departing after 07:00am.
Day 1: Grouped transfer from Ulan Bator Airport on arrival of Aeroflot flight n°SU330 (usually landing at 07:05 am).
If you are already in Ulan Bator, the meeting point is in the lobby of the hotel at 14:00.
Day 13: Grouped transfer to Ulan Bator airport on time for flights departing after 07:00am.
Language: English speaking translator.
Group size: 2-10 persons.
This is a perfect adventure for the whole family, with night in tents - always fun for the children - and in yurts:
More information about accommodation during our tours in Mongolia ...
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.