Mongolian nomad tour – Arkhangai

  • Duration: 10 days tour
  • Availability: May to September is the best season
  • Begin and end: Ulaanbaatar city
  • Tour type: Nomad tour
  • Price: 1710$ p/p

Our highlights

  • Immersive stay in traditional Mongolian gers.
  • Relaxation at Tsenkher Hot Springs.
  • Exploration of Khorgo Volcano and Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake.
  • Visits to historical and cultural sites, including Taikhar Rock and Zaya Gegeen Monastery.
  • Interaction with nomadic families and participation in their daily activities.
  • Horseback riding and traditional nomadic games in the Orkhon Valley.


Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Mongolia with our Mongolian Nomad Tour. This adventure offers an immersive experience into the life of traditional Mongolian nomads, allowing you to explore the vast steppes, serene landscapes, and rich cultural heritage of Arkhangai Province.

From staying in authentic gers (yurts) to participating in daily nomadic activities, this tour provides a unique opportunity to connect with the land and its people in a way that few travelers ever experience. Mongolia, a wonderful country, invites you to discover its nomadic lifestyle, local nomadic families, and the breathtaking beauty of the Mongolian wilderness.


Day 1: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

Arrive at Chinggis Khaan International Airport and meet your tour guide. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy a welcome dinner with traditional Mongolian cuisine. Spend the night in Ulaanbaatar, the ancient capital, where you will get an introduction to the journey ahead.

Day 2-3: Tsenkher Hot Springs

Travel to Arkhangai Province, approximately a 7-hour drive on paved roads through scenic places. Relax and unwind at Tsenkher Hot Springs, known for their therapeutic mineral waters. Overnight stay in a ger camp, enjoying the soothing hot springs and the surrounding mountains. Participate in local nomadic family activities and experience the nomadic lifestyle firsthand.

Day 4-5: Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake National Park

Journey to Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake National Park. Explore the extinct Khorgo Volcano and the stunning White Lake. Engage in tent camping and enjoy the serene nights under the vast Mongolian sky. Participate in nomadic life activities, such as herding livestock and milking yaks. Overnight stay in a ger camp by the lake, enjoying traditional meals and the peaceful surroundings.

Day 6-7: Taikhar Rock and Zaya Gegeen Monastery

Visit Taikhar Rock, a large granite rock with inscriptions dating back to the Bronze Age. Travel to Tsetserleg, the capital of Arkhangai Province, and visit the Zaya Gegeen Monastery. Learn about the local history and Buddhist traditions at the monastery’s museum. Spend the night in a local guesthouse in Tsetserleg, experiencing the unique culture of the region.

Day 8-9: Orkhon Valley

Explore the Orkhon Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its archaeological significance and stunning landscapes. Visit the Ulaan Tsutgalan Waterfall and nearby historical sites. Experience horseback riding and traditional nomadic games. Overnight stay in a ger camp in the Orkhon Valley, surrounded by the beauty of nature.

Day 10: Return to Ulaanbaatar

Travel back to Ulaanbaatar, reflecting on the unforgettable experiences of the tour. Enjoy a farewell dinner with a cultural performance, highlighting the nomadic culture of Mongolia. Spend the night in the city before departing the next day.

Weather and Clothing

The weather in Arkhangai Province can be variable, even during the summer months. Bring layers of warm clothes to accommodate different temperatures. Pack comfortable, sturdy walking shoes or boots, a waterproof jacket, and sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen).


Accommodation will primarily be in traditional Mongolian gers, offering a unique and authentic experience. Gers are equipped with basic amenities and provide a cozy, comfortable space. In Tsetserleg, you will stay in a local guesthouse with more modern facilities.


All meals are included and feature traditional Mongolian cuisine. Vegetarian options are available upon request. Sharing meals with nomadic families is a highlight of the tour, offering a genuine taste of local hospitality.


The tour includes a variety of activities designed to immerse you in the local culture and natural beauty of the region. These include herding livestock, milking yaks, horseback riding, camel riding, hiking, and visiting historical and cultural sites. Be prepared for physical activities and bring any necessary personal items such as medications and toiletries.

Cultural Respect

Respect local customs and traditions. Our guides will provide information and guidance to help you understand and appreciate the cultural nuances. Your cooperation and open-mindedness will enhance your experience and the connection you build with the local communities.

Health and Safety

Your safety and well-being are our top priorities. We recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical expenses, trip cancellations, and personal belongings. Our guides are trained in first aid and will ensure all activities are conducted safely. Please follow their instructions and notify them of any health concerns or special needs.

Scenic Places

The tour will take you through some of the most scenic places in Mongolia, including the lush valleys, rolling hills, and dramatic volcanic formations of Arkhangai Province. The stunning landscapes offer perfect opportunities for photography and nature walks.

Nomadic Culture

Immerse yourself in the rich nomadic culture of Mongolia. Participate in daily activities with nomadic families, learn about their traditions, and experience their way of life. This cultural exchange is a unique aspect of the Mongolian Nomad Tour.

Wild Horses

Visit remote regions where you can observe wild horses in their natural habitat. The Przewalski’s horse, also known as the Takhi, is a symbol of Mongolia’s wildlife conservation efforts. Seeing these majestic creatures roaming freely is a highlight of the tour.

Camel Riding

Experience the thrill of camel riding in the vast open spaces of Mongolia. This traditional mode of transport offers a unique perspective on the landscape and is a fun activity for all ages.

Gobi Desert

While the tour primarily focuses on Arkhangai Province, it also provides insights into other iconic regions of Mongolia, such as the Gobi Desert. Learn about the diverse ecosystems and the nomadic life that thrives in these challenging environments.

Visiting Historical Sites

Explore historical sites, including ancient rock inscriptions, Bronze Age artifacts, and Buddhist monasteries. These visits offer a deep dive into Mongolia’s rich history and cultural heritage.

Delicious Food

Enjoy delicious food throughout the tour, with meals prepared using traditional Mongolian recipes. Taste the unique flavors of the countryside, from hearty stews to fresh dairy products.

Beaten Track

Get off the beaten track and explore remote regions rarely visited by tourists. This tour offers an authentic experience, away from the crowds, allowing you to truly connect with the local culture and environment.

Tent Camping

Spend nights under the stars with tent camping in scenic locations. This adds an adventurous element to the tour and allows you to experience the beauty of the Mongolian wilderness up close.

Horse Riding

Horse riding is an integral part of the nomadic lifestyle. Enjoy guided rides through the countryside, experiencing the freedom and exhilaration of riding in the vast open spaces of Mongolia.


Embark on hikes through picturesque landscapes, including mountains, valleys, and volcanic craters. The hikes are suitable for all fitness levels and offer breathtaking views and opportunities to explore the natural beauty of Mongolia.

Gandan Monastery

In Ulaanbaatar, visit the Gandan Monastery, one of Mongolia’s most important Buddhist sites. Learn about the country’s spiritual traditions and admire the intricate architecture and peaceful atmosphere of the monastery.

Night and Day in the Countryside

Experience the tranquility of the Mongolian countryside, with peaceful nights in gers and active days filled with exploration and adventure. The contrast between the serene nights and the vibrant days adds to the richness of the experience.

Warm Hospitality

The hospitality of the Mongolian people is legendary. Throughout the tour, you will be welcomed with warmth and generosity by the locals, creating a sense of community and making your trip truly memorable.

We look forward to sharing this extraordinary Arkhangai Nomad Tour with you and creating lasting memories as you delve into the heart of Mongolia’s rich culture and stunning landscapes. Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Warm regards,


Tour Price Includes

  • Airport transfers and ground transportation.
  • Accommodation in hotels, guesthouses, and ger camps.
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • English-speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees to national parks and historical sites.
  • Cultural performances and activities.

Tour price excludes

  • Personal needs
  • International airfare to and from Mongolia
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages

Tour details :

  • Comfortable clothing suitable for variable weather conditions
  • Sturdy walking shoes or boots
  • Warm layers and a waterproof jacket
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)
  • Personal toiletries and medications

Western-style toilets in hotels and guesthouses.

Basic toilet facilities in ger camps and national parks.

During the tour you will visit the places that are famous to the locals and are an important part of the city’s culture.

We are responsible for picking you up at the time we have arranged. We are responsible for visiting the places and seeing the attractions that we have mentioned on our itinerary. We are responsible for guiding you with pleasure and giving you a great city tour.

We are not responsible for any unplanned inconvenience during the tour. We are not responsible for the traffic in the city and finally we are not responsible for the bad weather conditions that you have to be prepared for in advance.

Our guide is a tour leader, we kindly ask you to follow his/her instructions and respect his/her job. Please do not hurt the feelings of the locals and respect their traditions.

Please be prepared for the trip and get ready on time.

Please remember that we are happy to meet you and it is our pleasure to guide you today.  It is going to be a great day, so please enjoy your trip.

Please check the weather forecast once you have chosen your tour date. And try to pack an extra jacket for the evenings.

We kindly ask you to pay a deposit to confirm your trip.

The remein balance can be paid 7 days before the start of the tour (but we are very flexible with payment terms)

Here is our cancellation policy that we recommend our clients follow.

Cancelling the tour within more than 2 months, 50% of your deposit payment will be reinbussed.

Cancelling the tour less than one month, the deposit payment will not be reinbussed.

Stays in traditional gers, local guesthouses, and comfortable hotels.

Shared bathroom facilities at ger camps.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided daily.

Meals feature traditional Mongolian cuisine, with vegetarian options available upon request.

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