Amazing Spiritual Mongolian tour

If you thought that a trip to Mongolia meant only a visit to the Mongolian Gobi or central Mongolian mountain steppes and experiencing nomadic culture, then think again, as going to Mongolia and missing out on an Amazing Spiritual tour through the holy spiritual temples and places including renowned World Energy Center is indeed regrettable! This spiritual, blissful, relaxing and beautiful Mongolian trip has a lot to offer and if you are looking to enjoy a true blend of adventure and Spiritual growth then join an Amazing Spiritual Mongolian tour with us.

The main idea of the spiritual tour is to give you time to relax and meditate at your own pace whilst enjoying the serene quality of the Mongolian sacred areas.

One of the highlights of this Mongolian trip is to visit the Khamar Monastery- World Energy Center in the Eastern Gobi Desert.  A monastery was originally built on this site in 1821, and a new monastery was built on the ruins in the past decade. People come from around the world to access the powerful energy, which is reputed to result in health, fertility and wealth.

This tour avoids the tourist crowds and if you want to forget about your busy lifestyle and completely chill for a while; this is really an excellent journey to take.

 

Category - Discovery tours

Lenght - 9 Days / 8 Nights

Destinations - Eastern & South Gobi - Central Mongolia

Tour grade:

Standard

Group size:

As you requested

Covering distance:

2240 kms

Available:

April - October

Highlights

Khamar Monastery - World energy center, Demchog temple, Vulture Valley, Khongor sand dunes, Bayanzag - Flaming cliffs, Orkhon Waterfall, Karakorum - Erdene Zuu Monastery, camel riding, horse riding, nomadic family visit, real Mongolian barbecue-Khorkhog

Classic introduction to Mongolian nature, landscape, culture and religion.

Choose your own dates.

Customizable - All our tours are just serve as a guide. Choice is yours.

Join us on our “Amazing Spiritual Mongolian tour”, which is takes you through Eastern and Southern Gobi’s most spiritual holy places mixed with inspiring natural beauty of Mongolian countryside. This trip is true blend of adventure and Spiritual growth and suitable for everyone.

Brief itinerary

Day 1. Khamar Monastery

Day 2. Khamar Monastery

Day 3. Suikhent Mountain Natural Monuments

Day 4. Demchog Temple - Vulture Valley

Day 5. Khongor sand dunes

Day 6. Bayanzag - Ongi Temple ruins

Day 7. Orkhon Waterfall

Day 8. Karakorum - Erdene Zuu Monastery

Day 9. Ulaanbaatar

 

 

 

Day 1. Sainshand town - Khamar Monastery - World energy center

In the morning, our guide and driver will pick you up from your accommodation and start our tour directly driving towards to Sainshand town - provincial center of Eastern Gobi province. Before we leave the city we will pass some shops and then drive around 450 km by paved road. On the way have a lunch at local cuisine. Arrive at Sainshand town around afternoon and visit to the Danzanravjaa museum. Khamar Monastery was established in the 1820's by famous 19th century Mongolian educator and literary figure Danzanravjaa. The Monastery was an important centre of the Buddhist "red sect", and seat of the  Gobiin Dogshin Noyon Khutagt ("Terrible Noble Saint of the Gobi"). Khamar Monastery was unique in 19th century Mongolia as a place where women were accorded greater respect and privileges than men. Reflecting these liberal attitudes Danzanravjaa composed the song Ulemjiin Chanar (Quality of Greatness) - which remains popular today - in praise of a woman's qualities. Check in Ger camp, after dinner its free time.  L D

Day 2. Khamar Monastery - Visit to Wishing Mountain

On the sunrise we will visit to Shambhala, one of the world’s most powerful energy centers. Retreat and rejuvenate from the Shambhala and in the blessed land. In 1851, Noyon Khutagt let all his disciples gather amidst the multi colored hills located near Khamar monastery, made proportional drawings for his Shambhala and made dedication prayer to meet with his disciples in the holy land of Shambhala. On the sunrise you will sit in the multi colored lands, retreat and meditate in the Shambhala. It will experience the mother land and feel marvel.

To the north of the monastery were a series of caves where monks would practice yogic exercises and meditate in isolation for 108 days at a time, hardening their bodies whilst expanding their physical and spiritual powers. After lunch at Ger camp we will visit to Wishing Mountain for further offerings and prayers. The spirit of the 3rd Gobi Lord is said to inhabit this mountain - and he is the source of the answered wishes and prayers that so many pilgrims come here to offer. Overnight in Ger camp. B L D

Day 3. Suikhent Mountain Natural Monuments

After breakfast drive to Suikhent Mountain Natural Monuments - is a rare natural spectacle with petrified trees, which do not often occur in Mongolia. Suikhent Petrified Forest was formed millions of years ago during the Jurassic Period of the Mesozoic Era. Fallen trunks of numerous petrified trees sometimes reach 20 meters in length. Their diameters range from 50 centimeters to 1.5 meters. The area covers 4,830 hectares of land and protected in 1996. Overnight in tent. B L D

Day 4. Demchog Temple - Vulture Valley

First destination will be Demchog temple,  one of the three unique temples in the south Gobi near the Galba Mountain. It was established by Danzanravjaa in the 19th century. The temple named Demchog is considered by Buddhist to be world energy center. There are a large deposit of alkaline granite and world’s largest highest grade copper and gold mine very close to the temple. So it makes the area as special as known the World Energy center with its huge natural energy. Comparing to the Khamar Monastery, road condition is uneasy and place is remote, that makes area is very untouched and special. Next destination is Vulture Valley well known as Yolyn Am that located in Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park. Yolyn Am (The Vulture Valley) is a deep and narrow gorge in the Gurvan Saikhan Mountains. Gobi Gurvan Saikhan Mountains (Three Beauties of Gobi) are three rocky mountains, the highest of which is 2815 meters above the sea level. The gorge was created from continuous water erosion, and it is filled with ice and snow in winter which melts around end of August. It is wide at entrance and narrows progressively into a gorge that contains ice and an interesting as well as beautiful place to visit during summer to feel ice below your feet. Enjoy hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife. Visit local Gobi museum. Overnight in Ger camp. B L D

Day 5. Khongor sand dunes - Camel trek

Today we will drive through the ancient sea bed to reach the Khongor sand dunes, the largest dunes in Mongolia. 180 km long by 20 km wide, Khongor sand dunes are one of the most spectacular scenery of the Gobi Desert. They can reach 200 meters high and the sounds they produce under the influence of wind gave them the nickname of "Singing dunes". They are crossed by the Khongor River, which creates contrasting green oasis in the middle of the desert sand. Camel riding is one of the main fun activities you can do while you are in the Gobi. Camel trekking may not be the most comfortable means of travelling for some, but it is undoubtedly a 'must' for every traveler as a way to experience the mode of transport of the nomads of the Mongolian Gobi.  Overnight in Ger camp. B L D

Day 6. Bayanzag - Ongi Temple ruins

After breakfast time, we will continue our way driving to Bayanzag. On the way, we will pass a small Gobi stone market and you can buy some precious stones even a small sized petrified tree. Known as Flaming cliffs, where American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews found cemetery of dinosaurs and the first dinosaur eggs ever discovered in the world. We will have some hiking through the cliffs and see the Gobi tree grove named “Bayanzag”. See the short documentary about 1920-s American excavation. After lunch, continue our way to Ongiin khiid, which is now an active small monastery with a temple. Ongi monastery was one of the Mongolian biggest 7 monasteries. There are 2 temple ruins which were built up in 1780s. During repression in 1930’s these two temples destroyed and many lamas were executed and imprisoned.  Arrive at the camp, and after seeing sightseeing of Ongiin khiid overnight stay in Ger camp.  B L D

Day 7. Orkhon Valley - Orkhon Waterfall - Horse ride - Nomad home stay

Drive to Orkhon waterfall and over 25 m high Orkhon Waterfall is the biggest waterfall in Mongolia and one of the most attractive destinations in Orkhon river valley, UNISCO World heritage site. Orkhon River valley is known as the cradle of the Mongolian civilization holding many of Mongolia’s ancient monuments lie within its basin. The surrounding areas of the waterfall were formed by volcanic activities dated back approximately 20,000 years (possibly Quaternary period). Flows of Orkhon River created a 130 km long canyon through the lava plateau. The area is ideal for fishing, horse riding, cycling and photography. Scenic and untouched natural distinct spot allow good opportunities for hiking and horseback riding and we will do that. We will do some horse riding through the breathtakingly beautiful areas and our horse riding activity suitable from beginners to advanced riders. Dinner will be Mongolian respected dish Khorkhog made by our host family. Overnight in Nomad family Ger. B L D

Day 8. Karakorum - Erdene Zuu Monastery

After breakfast at the Ger camp, drive to Karakorum, the symbolic ruins of the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire. In the history, the city of Karakorum was founded in 1220 in Orkhon River Valley by order of Chinggis Khaan and after collapsing of Yuan dynasty of Khubilai Khaan Min state’s invaders sacked the city and massacred its inhabitants in 1388 and ruined it. After 200 years, Erdene Zuu, the oldest monastery, with 108 stupas, built in 1586 and by various construction materials were taken from the ruins of Karakorum. We will visit to Karakorum museum and see the Great Mongol state period, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Ancient state period halls. Overnight in Ger camp.  B L D

Day 9. Back to Ulaanbaatar

Today we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar by paved road. Lunch will be on the road at local cuisine. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and you will be transferred to your accommodation. End of the tour. B L

B - Breakfast    L - Lunch    D – Dinner

 

Price on this trip is based on Standard arrangement-which is Tourist camp accommodation. But anyone who is willing to travel before mid-May need to choose Budget arrangement due to not operating of Tourist camps in the countryside.  Budget arrangement is basically local guest Ger accommodation. Local guest Gers are, normally local nomadic family run small businesses and rent extra Gers for travelers and it is attached to the main travel destinations. Comparing to the tourist Ger camps, local guest Gers doesn’t provide shower facilities and you will be served mainly Mongolian authentic dishes. Apart from that local guest Gers are comfortable enough, clean and if you are looking for cheaper options local guest Gers can be excellent choice. If you choose Budget arrangements you will see and enjoy everything’s as same as Standard arrangements and it is great way to discover Nomadic lifestyle in depth.

Accommodation – When you staying in Ulaanbaatar we offer centrally located 3 star hotel chosen by their prime location, modern facilities and most importantly comfort. During your countryside stay we provide standard tourist Ger camp accommodations, carefully chosen by their location, service standard, as well as feedbacks from our customers.  Most of the tourist camps supply the Mongolian traditional dwelling Ger as guest’s accommodation. Normally, three or two beds are in one Ger. If client want to stay alone in a Ger there will be additional charge. The camp provides restaurant / bar, western style toilet, washing facilities and showers (separate blocks, not in the Ger) and laundry services. When you staying in Nomad family, accommodation will be same Ger but very basic (clean and simple), no shower and modern toilet facility, also food will be basic Mongolian dish made by hostess. But nomad home stay will give you closer introduction of real Mongolian culture and hospitality.

Meal – In Ulaanbaatar, we will take you to the finest restaurants based on your choice (vegetarian, halal, European or Mongolian traditional). When you stay in Ger camps, the camp provides meals of mostly western cuisine and also Mongolian traditional cuisine. During tented camping, your tour guide will be cooking for you. Most of the Mongolian traditional meal is based on meat, choices of beef, mutton, goat, chicken and, even sometimes yak. So, please let us know if you have special request. It is also available to have and taste traditional dairy products when you visit to nomad families. During tented camping, your tour guide will be cooking for you. Bottled mineral waters included in all our trips.

Transportation - In the countryside we use 4 WD vehicles, Japanese or Korean minivans as well as Japanese Jeeps. Prices on this tour are based on usage of Japanese or Korean minivans (max 4 passengers for one car with air conditioned), to ensure your highest comfort. During Amazing Spiritual Mongolian tour, we will be driving approx 200 - 360 kms daily. 

Guide & Drivers – We offer you the best ones in our industry by their knowledge, customer care, personality. All our tour guides are highly experienced (minimum of 3 years) and have an excellent level of language, knowledge of our Mongolian culture and custom & tradition. About tour drivers they know their duty, road and vehicles as well as how to make you comfortable in long ride.

Price per person

2 pax1430USD p.p

3-5 pax1130USD p.p

6-8 pax980USD p.p

More than 8 paxUSD p.p

Discounts

For children of a family (0-3 years old) is 100% free of charge

For children of a family (3-12 years old) is 30% free of charge

More attractive prices for more than 8 pax

Please contact us for more discounts and trip details

 

Prices included Prices not Included

6 Nights in Tourist Ger camps (twin share)

1 Night in Nomad family guest Ger

1 Night in tent

4 WD Vehicle in the countryside

Airport transfers for arrival / departure

Meals as listed (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

Sightseeing and Entrance fees according to the itinerary

English speaking guide

Daily water supply

Camel and Horse riding fees

Visa support invitation letter where applicable

Accommodations in Ulaanbaatar

International airfare / train tickets+ tax

Travel insurance / Visa fees

Items for personal use

Alcoholic drinks

Tips for staffs

Single supplement