invite you to take a fascinating trip to Lake Baikal and Mongolia. You
will spend a few days on the fantastic shores of the most beautiful bay
on Baikal – Chivyrkuisky. The deepest point of the Chivyrkuisky
Bay are not more than 10 meters. Because of its shallowness, the water
in the summer can reach up 19C to 22C , making swimming in crystal clear
water of the largest lake in the World very pleasant. Excellent fishing
opportunities, visiting thermal mineral springs and rookery of the unique
Baikal seals, and relaxating on the beautiful sand beaches will stay in
your memory for a lifetime. You will continue your journey from Baikal
to Mongolia. Mongolia is a wonderful country with ancient traditions and
tradionally nomadic way of life. You will visit the capital of Mongolia
– Ulan Bator– and will see the first ancient capital of the
Mongolians – Karakorum (300 km from Ulan Bator). Moreover you will
observe one of the most picturesque national parks of Mongolia –
the Terelj National Park.
Day. Arrival in Ulan Ude. Transfer to Hotel Buryatia/Geser.
According to arrival time, refreshment followed by guided city tour with
visits to the History Museum. Lunch at the local restaurant. Afternoon
excursion to the Ivolginsky Datsan, the most important Buddhist temple
in Russia. (30 km from Ulan Ude). Dinner and free time. 2nd Day. After breakfast
departure for Monakhovo Cape (part of the Zabaikalsky National Park and
the Svyatoy Nos Peninsula) 8-10 hrs drive. Picnic lunch en route. In Monakhovo
Cape we board a motorboat and sail towards the Zmeinaya Bay (1 hr). Accommodation
and overnight on the floating hotel. 3rd Day. Leisure time in
Zmeinaya Bay with opportunities to try the mineral baths, to swim in Lake
Baikal, ride pedals (paddleboats) or to fish. 4th Day. Excursion to the
Ushkany Islands by motorboat to the home of the nerpa seals (8-10 hours).
On the return journey, observe the rocky islands in Chivyrkuisky Bay.
Overnight on the floating hotel.
Day. After breakfast, return to Monakhovo by motorboat.
Departure for Ulan Ude (270 km) by bus. Lunch en route. Accommodation
at the Hotel Buryatia/Geser. Dinner. 6th Day. After breakfast,
departure by bus from Ulan Ude to the border with Mongolia at Kyakhta
(230 km). Lunch en route. Crossing of border. Drive to the capital of
Mongolia - Ulan Bator. Accommodation at hotel. Traditional Mongolian dinner.
7th Day. After breakfast
guided city tour with visits to the Mongolian History Museum. Excursion
to the Nature Museum. Lunch at the local restaurant. Afternoon excursion
to the largest Buddhist temple in Mongolia, the Gandan. Dinner at a restaurant
with traditional Mongoliancuisine. Free time. 8th Day. After breakfast,
departure by bus from Ulan Bator to the Khogno-Khan National Park (about
300 km.). Accommodation in traditional Mongolian yurts. Excursion to ruins
of the ancient Khogno-Khan monastery. Dinner. 9th Day. After breakfast,
bus excursion to Mongolia’s ancient capital, Karakorum (about 60
km.). Visit to the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia, Erdene Zuu. Return
to yurt camp in Khogno-Khan National Park. Dinner. 10th
Day. After breakfast, departure by bus to Terelj National
Park (about 370 km). Lunch en route. Accommodation in traditional Mongolian
yurts. Excursion to the historical Turtle Rock site. Visit to the dinosaurs’
park. Dinner. 11th Day. After
breakfast, take a horse ride trip across Terelj National Park. Observe
beautiful natural sights. Lunch. Departure to Ulan Bator (about 70 km.)
Accommodation at the Hotel. Traditional Mongolian dinner. 12th Day. Free time to explore
and go souvenir shopping. Final dinner at the local restaurant. 13th Day. Transfer
to airport for departure after breakfast.