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Mongolia - Hiking tour for families with children


Why you'll love this tour ...

 

  • A real hiking tour in Mongolia for families with children ... Fun for everyone!
  • Hike and discover the traditional nomadic life: 5 hiking days followed by 3 days with a nomadic family.
  • Camping in the wilderness and sleeping in yurts: 2 funny experiences for the whole family.
  • A tour tried and trusted with our own children, aged 8 and 10 on the picture ...
  • 100% financial guarantee for your tour in Mongolia.

Dates and Rates


May 14 to 26, 2016 1545 € / pers. Available
May 21 to June 2, 2016 1545 € / pers. Available
May 28 to June 9, 2016 1545 € / pers. Available
June 4 to 16, 2016 1545 € / pers. Available
June 11 to 23, 2016 1545 € / pers. Available
June 18 to 30, 2016 1545 € / pers. Available
June 25 to July 7, 2016 1545 € / pers. Available
July 2 to 14, 2016 (Naadam)* 1545 € / pers. Available
July 9 to 21, 2016 1545 € / pers. Available
July 16 to 28, 2016 1545 € / pers. Available
July 23 to August 4, 2016 1545 € / pers. Available
July 30 to August 11, 2016 1545 € / pers. Available
August 6 to 18, 2016 1545 € / pers. Available
August 13 to 25, 2016 1545 € / pers. Available
August 20 to Sept. 1, 2016 1545 € / pers. Available
August 27 to Sept. 8, 2016 1545 € / pers. Available
Sept. 3 to 15, 2016 1545 € / pers. Available
Sept. 10 to 22, 2016 1545 € / pers. Available
* The program is adapted to attend the Naadam Festival in the Orkhon Valley.

SMALL GROUP SUPPLEMENT

Groups of 2 or 3 people: + 250 € / pers.

If there are 2 or 3 people booked onto the trip.
Refunded on return according to the number of people in the group.

OPTIONS

Discount for children: -180€ (< 12 years)

Single room: + 60 € / pers. (2 nights in Ulan Bator only)

Transfers to/from airport (if you do not fly with Turkish Airlines): +45 € / person for both transfers

 

INCLUDED

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.

 

NOT INCLUDED

International flights, 1 dinner, drinks except water, tea and coffee, personal expenses, travel insurance, visa if necessary.

Tour itinerary

A real hiking tour in Mongolia with your children, it is possible!

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!

Day 1: Ulan Bator

Welcome to Mongolia!

Your English speaking translator is waiting for you at Ulan Bator airport at midday (arrival of Turkish Airlines flight - private transfer at extra cost if you are flying with another airline).

Visit of Gandantegchinlin Monastery and the National Museum of Mongolian History.

Dinner downtown and overnight at Dream hotel or similar (2*).

 

Day 2: Ulan Bator - Khogno Khan (Trekking in the dunes)

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.

 

Day 3: Khogno Khan - Hot Springs Tsenkher

After breakfast, we drive in the Khangai mountains, towards Tsenkher Hot Springs.
Picnic lunch.
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).

 

Days 4-8: Trekking Family in Khangai Mountains

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.

 

The family hiking tour

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.

 

Itinerary of the hiking tour

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.

 

Days 9, 10, and 11: Nomadic Life Family

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).

 

Day 12: Karakorum - Ulan Bator

Breakfast and visit of the Erdene Zuu Monastery.

Departure to Ulan Bator where we arrive in the afternoon.

Picnic lunch.

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*).


Day 13 - Ulan Bator

Breakfast and transfer to airport on time for Turkish Airlines flight (private transfer at extra cost if you are flying with another airline).

Practical Information


Meeting point: Ulaanbaatar airport, arrival of Turkish Airlines flight (private transfer at extra cost if you are flying with another airline).

Language: English speaking translator.

Group size: 2-10 persons.

Accommodation


This is a perfect adventure for the whole family, with night in tents - always fun for the children - and in yurts:

  • 5 nights camping
  • 2 nights in yurt camps
  • 3 nights in a yurt with a nomadic family
  • 2 nights in a 2* hotel in Ulaanbaatar.

More information about accommodation during our tours in Mongolia ...

Hiking and Equestrian Ability


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.

Tour Reviews


Your travel expert - Claire

"A unique tour for families, very popular as it is usually impossible for parents to hike with their children. Add to this great outdoor activity the pleasure of socializing with nomads, and you have a perfect trip for active families."

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