Bird watching program

Bird watching program

7 nights / 8 days

Trip Details

Mongolia is truly a paradise for bird watchers.

Mongolia’s many lakes and rivers attract thousands of birds. In the Gobi Desert, there are wonderful species such as the Lamergeier (Bearded Vulture); the Henderson's Ground Jay (like a Roadrunner in the US - running around sand dunes); the Saxaul Sparrow (like a brightly colored House sparrow but living in the unique Saxaul forests in the deserts) and all kinds of other species. Khustai National Park is a unique place to watch birds especially bird of prey. There are 217 species of birds observed in the park. 24 of them are birds of prey such as eagle, vulture, hawk, falcon, amurian falcon, and Himalayan vulture in Khustai.

Trip Highlights

Itinerary - 8 Days

Day - 1
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar

Welcome by a local guide. Transfer to hotel. Lunch in local restaurant. Drive to Tuul River for bird watching & drive forward to Terelj National Park for bird watching. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Explore Sukhbaatar square and dinner at the restaurant. Set up photographic equipment and exchange the experience of stargazing.

Over night:
Activities:
80 km
Meals:
LunchDinner
Day - 2
Dalanzadgad city

Today we fly to Dalanzadgad, center of South Gobi Province. Arrival in Dalanzadgad and start driving to the camp. Lunch. Bird watching session in the afternoon. Overnight in Goviin Naran luxury camp with private facilities.

Over night:
Activities:
1:30 hrs
50 km
Meals:
BreakfastLunchDinner
Day - 3
Bayanzag

Drive to Bayanzag area. Visit flaming cliffs, sand dunes and saxaul forest. Bird observation. Visit a local nomadic family. Overnight in Goviin Naran luxury camp with private facilities.

Over night:
Activities:
4:00 hrs
100 km
Meals:
BreakfastLunchDinner
Day - 4
Lammergeier valley

After breakfast we head to Yol-Eagle and Khavtsgait Valleys. Here you have a chance to see some rare birds. Enjoy sunset. In the evening, stargazing around the camp area. Overnight in Goviin Naran luxury camp with private facilities.

Over night:
Meals:
BreakfastLunchDinner
Day - 5
Ulaanbaatar

Fly back to Ulaanbaatar and transfer to the hotel. Lunch. Visit Bogd Khaan Winter Palace and Zaisan hill. Overnight in hotel. * - Optional night tour to Khurel Togoot and stargazing.

Over night:
Activities:
580 km
Meals:
BreakfastLunchDinner
Day - 6
Khustai National Park

After breakfast, we will drive to Khustai National Park where you can see the Takhi, the Asian wild horse better known as Prjevalski’s horse grazing in the nature pasture. After lunch, a biologist of the research center in Khustai will give a short presentation about wildlife of Khustai National Park. Lunch. Bird watching in the afternoon. Overnight in Khustai camp with shared facilities.

Over night:
Activities:
110 km
4:00 hrs
Meals:
BreakfastLunchDinner
Day - 7
Tsagaan nuur

Enjoy sunrise & birding in the morning. Drive to Tsagaan Nuur (Lake) Boxed lunch on the way. Bird watching in the afternoon. In late afternoon drive back to Ulaanbaatar and overnight in hotel.

Over night:
Meals:
BreakfastLunchDinner
Day - 8
Departure from Ulaanbaatar
Over night:
Meals:
Breakfast
EXTENSION IN OPTION

Day 1: Gun Galuut Nature Reserve. It is located 130km southeast of Ulaanbaatar in the harmonized complex of high mountains, steppes, rivers, lakes and wetlands. Visitors to Gun-Galuut will see a vast steppe which extends to meet the sky, the imposing Baits and Berkh mountains Ikh Gun and Ayaga lakes and the Kherlen River. This paradise is home for many rare creatures and birds. The Tsengiin Burd wetland is also popular nesting ground for wetland birds.

Day 2: Gun Galuut Nature Reserve. In the morning we will ride hors to the mountain Baits, which inhabited by Argali sheep and other abundant wildlife. We will also see the White naped cranes and other birds. You will have an opportunity to visit a local Mongolian family and to learn about Mongolian nomadic lifestyle.

Day 3: Ulaanbaatar city. Today we will drive back to the capital city of Ulaanbaatar.

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Code: Mongolia - 1

Level: Soft

Type: Special tours

Total distance: 700km

Activities

Main points

Season

May 20 – September 15

Provinces

Included

  • Transfer to/from airport
  • Accommodation in Ramada hotel (twin standard room double occupancy)
  • Accommodation in ger camp (2 pax per ger)
  • Full board services
  • English speaking guide
  • Transportation (bus, 4X4, 3 pax per jeep in the Gobi)
  • Sightseeing and city tour as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Return way domestic flight
  • 2 FOC for TLs
  • 2 bottles of water per day per person (1 L)
  • Walkie talkie
     

Contact us

(976) 11 319 401

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