Hangai region classic tour

Type: Classic tour
Destination: Tuv, Selenge, Bulgan, Arkhangai and the Gobi
Highlights: Amarbayasgalant Monastery, Hutag Undur /Selenge river/ Kharkhorin, Ruins of Ongi Monastery, Khongor sand dunes and Flamming Cliffs
Lengths: 13 nights/14 days
Adventure level: Moderate
Total driving km: 2500 km
Transportation: drive-fly, (4 wheel driving Japanese jeep)
Season: May 15 - September 15

Amarbayasgalant Monastery is a place of bright spirits, religious intelligence and admiration of local architectures. Officially, Amarbayasgalant monastery was the retreat place of the “Dalai Lamas” of the Mongols, the Bogd Khaan Javtsundamba. It is located in the beautiful valley of Iven River at the foot of Burenkhan Mountain in Selenge province. The monastery was established by order of the Manju Emperor Enkh-Amgalan, to cherish and give a respect to Mongol’s first Bogd Khaan Undur Gegeen Zanabazar. Its stunning architecture is traditional with a Tibetan style of temple building, curved roofs, mystical gargoyles, mandarin inscriptions and imperial colors. 3730 kg of silver from the state were used to build a magnificently styled place for Buddha worshippers. A huge numbers of rare religious relics, books, sutras, thangkas and Buddhas were destroyed during the communist purge. The monastery underwent restoration by UNESCO from 1975 until it reopened in 1990.



Ulaanbaatar – Capital city

The capital of Mongolia is Ulaanbaatar city which was historically known as Urga and established in 1639 as well as you can enjoy visiting Gandan Monastery – Buddhist center of Mongolia, Sukhbaatar square – main square where the Parliament and Government house and Winter Palace of Bogd Khaan, Mongolia’s last king Javzun Damba Khutagt VIII, built in 1893.

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Huvsgul lake


Huvsgul province, located in the Hangai mountain range in north western Mongolia, unique compared to other parts of Mongolia. Many ethnic groups live in Huvsgul; Halh, Darhad, Hotgoid, Urianhai, Buriad, and it’s the mother land of Reindeer Families “Tsaatan”. It’s the place where Heaven and Earth worshiping Shamans are still very powerful.

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Gobi desert


In the Gobi desert tourists can view vast sand dunes, great Canyon the Glen of Condors, sigh herds of antelopes, khulans /wild horses/, argali /wild sheep/, snow leopards or ibex, visit hospitable nomads who herd the livestock or witness the flaming red cliffs where Roy Chapman Andrews made the discover of dinosaur fossils. The sights are truly endless, but one of great highlights for the tourists is camel riding in the scenic Gobi Desert.

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ERDENE ZUU monastery


In 1586 when the Mongolian Khan Abtaisain returned home from his long pilgrimage to Tibet, he founded the first Buddhist monastery for its beauty it was named Erdene zuu or Hundred Treasures. Erdene zuu was the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. It is surrounded by a monumental wall with 108 stupas measuring 400x400 meters. Each of the four sites of the wall has a tower gat.

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