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How plan your entire Mongolia trip within 30 days with a limited budget

How plan your entire Mongolia trip within 30 days with a limited budget
How plan your entire Mongolia trip within 30 days with a limited budget

I’d be happy to help you plan a 30-day trip to Mongolia on a budget! Mongolia is a vast and sparsely populated country known for its stunning natural landscapes, unique nomadic culture, and rich history.

Day 1-3: Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and check into budget accommodation (cost: around $20-30 per night)

  • Travel method: Fly into Chinggis Khaan International Airport (cost: around $500-800 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Gandantegchinlen Monastery, the National Museum of Mongolian History and the Sukhbaatar Square

Day 4-6: Take a train or bus to Kharkhorin

  • Travel method: Take a train or bus from Ulaanbaatar to Kharkhorin (cost: around $30-50 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Erdene Zuu Monastery, the Uvgan Khiid Monastery and the Kharkhorin Museum

Day 7-9: Take a train or bus to Tsenkher Hot Springs

  • Travel method: Take a train or bus from Kharkhorin to Tsenkher Hot Springs (cost: around $30-50 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Tsenkher Hot Springs, the Tsenkheriin Agui Cave and the Tsenkheriin Els Sand Dunes

Day 10-12: Take a train or bus to the Gobi Desert

  • Travel method: Take a train or bus from Tsenkher Hot Springs to the Gobi Desert (cost: around $30-50 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Khongor Sand Dunes, the Yoliin Am Canyon and the Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs

Day 13-15: Take a train or bus to Ulaanbaatar

  • Travel method: Take a train or bus from the Gobi Desert to Ulaanbaatar (cost: around $30-50 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Gandantegchinlen Monastery, the National Museum of Mongolian History and the Sukhbaatar Square

Day 16-18: Take a train or bus to Terelj National Park

  • Travel method: Take a train or bus from Ulaanbaatar to Terelj National Park (cost: around $30-50 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Turtle Rock, the Aryabal Temple and the Terelj National Park

Day 19-21: Take a train or bus to Khustai National Park

  • Travel method: Take a train or bus from Terelj National Park to Khustai National Park (cost: around $30-50 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Khustai National Park, the Khustain Nuruu National Park and the Takhin Tal Nature Reserve

Day 22-24: Take a train or bus to Ulaanbaatar

  • Travel method: Take a train or bus from Khustai National Park to Ulaanbaatar (cost: around $30-50 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Gandantegchinlen Monastery, the National Museum of Mongolian History and the Sukhbaatar Square

Day 25-27: Take a train or bus to Lake Khövsgöl

  • Travel method: Take a train or bus from Ulaanbaatar to Lake Khövsgöl (cost: around $30-50 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Lake Khövsgöl, the Khövsgöl Nuur National Park and the Khövsgöl Ice Festival

Day 28-30: Return to Ulaanbaatar and depart

  • Travel method: Take a train or bus from Lake Khövsgöl to Ulaanbaatar (cost: around $30-50 per person)
  • Activities: Visit the Gandantegchinlen Monastery, the National Museum of Mongolian History and the Sukhbaatar Square

The total cost for this itinerary would depend on your accommodation choices, transportation choices and activities you choose to do. However, you can expect to spend around $2000-3000 for the entire trip. This will cover the cost of transportation, accommodation, and entrance fees for activities. Keep in mind that this is just a rough estimate and prices can vary depending on the season and your specific choices. Additionally, food, personal expenses and travel insurance aren’t included in this budget.

It’s important to note that Mongolia is a developing country, so it’s important to plan accordingly. It’s also important to note that Mongolia is a relatively isolated country, so it’s important to research the local customs and language before your trip. Additionally, it’s important to pack warm clothing as the weather in Mongolia can be quite cold, especially during the winter months.

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