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Optional Add-on itinerary

PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:08 am
by jamesfc
Since Mongolia is such a fascinating place, Meli has arranged an optional add-on to the beginning of the trip to KARAKORUM and HUSTAI. If you are interested in the optional additional trip, you would have to arrive in Ulaanbaatar Aug 1st! This extension runs from August 2 - August 4, 2011.

You will experience how the authentic Mongolian nomadic culture blends with Buddhist cultural and spiritual heritage. See the beauty and tranquility of wide and open steppes of central Mongolia and stunning diversity of varied landscape including sand dunes and rocky mountains observe Takhi, the last remaining wild horses in the whole world are being raised in Hustain natural reserve.

Day 1 - Tues Aug. 2nd
Drive to Karakorum situated 385 kms to the west from Ulaanbaatar. Have picnic lunch on the way. After arriving in Karakorum late afternoon, visit the nomadic family and experience nomadic culture and hospitality. Dinner and overnight in gers, Mongolian traditional dwellings.

Day 2 Wed Aug 3rd
After breakfast check out from tourist camp and have a morning visit to Erdenezuu, the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. Transfer to Bayangobi area, which is 2 hours drive from Karakorum to the direction of Ulaanbaatar, where you will have lunch in one of the ger camps. After lunch enjoy short sightseeing at Bayangobi sand dunes and Hugnukhaan mountain. Continue driving to Hustain Nuruu natural reserve. Overnight in ger camp at the reserve, where Przewalski horses – the last true wild horse of the world are being raised in semi-wilderness.

Day 3 Thurs Aug 4th
After having breakfast at the ger camp, transfer to the sight where the wild horse are grazing to observe and take photos. Come back for the camp for lunch and enjoy a watching a documentary about the flora and fauna of the natural reserve. After lunch leave the natural reserve arrive in Ulaanbaatar after 2 hours drive.

5-6 pax US$ 600
7-9 pax US$ 550

Single supplement - $115

Carolyn and I are seriously considering this extension - if we can get 5-6 others who would like to join us!

Re: Optional Add-on itinerary

PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:42 pm
by jamesfc
We have currently 6 people signed up for this optional trip, so it is also a go! We need one more person to drop the extension price to $550! Why not sign up and come photograph the last remaining wild horses in the world.