Shaman Counsel 7 Days - The Great Mongolian Adventures

Shaman Counsel 7 Days

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Most beautiful and sacred mountains with a shaman or shamaness and a helper will travel with you and let you meet the spirits of the mountains and ancestors and counseling them is the goal of this tour. 

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Day 1. Arrival at Ulaanbaatar

We will greet you at the airport and take you to the Hotel. Have breakfast or lunch depends on your arrival time. take a tour around the city with museums and historical attractions. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2. Ulaanbaatar to Khugnu Khan mountain via Khustain Nuruu National Park

Distance: 320 km

Driving duration: 6 hours

Khustain Nuruu National Park:
Tuv province, in between Altanbulag, Argalant, and Bayankhangai soums area incredibly beautiful landscape and wild horses called Takhi the Przewalski horse’s only living place on earth. On an average 1500-1700m. a.s.l. The highest peak is Khushuut mountain 1842m tall. The lowest point is 1190m Tariatiin Bulag. It’s Khentii mountains south-west wing. At the mountaintop to the north slope, there is a 2080 hectare of birch forest. Park has 450 species of plants almost all of them are medicinal plants, red deers, antelopes, wild boars, many species of rodents and 260 species of birds live here. Explore the National Park with well educated Khustai National Park’s guide

Activities: Sightseeing, Observing Przewalski horse, Watching a documentary about Takhi wild horse.

Khugnu Khan National Park:
Bulgan province’s Rashaant soum area Incredibly beautiful sacred mountain full of exotic animals and medicinal plants. There are Uvgun, and Zaluu 2 Khalkha monasteries ruins are there to tell the tale. Here we can hike around the Mountain see the beautiful view of  Elsen Tasarkhai the Sand dune. There are 17 very rare species of plants and combined 399 species of plants. 100 of them are medicinal plants.

Activities: Photography, Hiking, Wildlife observation, and Sightseeing

Activities: Hiking, Monastery visit, Sightseeing, Photography
Accommodation: Tourist camp

Day 3. Khugnu Khan National Park to Kharkhorin town via Elsen Tasarkhai

Distance: 140 km

Driving duration: 5 hours

Elsen Tasarkhai:

Elsen Tasarkhai is a part of the Mongol Els sand dunes, which stretch from the Tuv, Uvurkhangai, and Bulgan provinces all the way west to become part of the Khugnu Khan mountain range. The sand dunes are 80 km long total. Dividing the southern part of the sand dunes with the so-called northern Mongolian sand, Khugnu Tarna is the main road. River Tarnat flows in the western part of the sand dunes, it is sodden under its surfaces, so shrubberies such as willow, elm, dogwood, shrubbery grow there. In the south lies Ikh Mongol which defines the central point of Mongolia and is surrounded by the Elsen Tasarkhai. The widest section of the sand dune is located in the Ikh Mongol mountain area and covers an area of 9-10 km. Half of the Ikh Mongol sand is covered by plants, so its mostly not loose sand. Camel riding on the sand dune and local foods are highlights of this place.

Activities: Hiking, Photograph, Camel tour, Horse tour

Kharkhorin town:
Founded by Chinggis Khaan in 1200, became Mongol empire’s capital in 1220 by Ugudei Khaan son of Chinggis Khaan. Every religion in the world existed together for centuries in the Karakorum. Historically and archaeologically important place in the world. Kharkhorin is UNESCO world heritage site. Here is the famous Erdenezuu the Buddhist monastery is open to the public. Surrounding 108 stupas creates one magnificent big fence, inside there are 3 remaining ancient monastery buildings which are now a big Buddhist museum. Museum staffs are famous for their good education on the details of the Buddhist exhibits. Next to the museum actual working monasteries are open to the public. Famous Karakorum’s Turtle rock and Phallic rock are located near Erdenezuu monastery.

Activities: Photography, Hiking, Archeological tours, Museum, Monastery visit
Accommodation: Tourist camp

Day 4. Kharkhorin to Taikhar rock via Tsetserleg town

Distance: 120 km
Driving duration: 3 hours

Tsetserleg town:
Is the capital of Arkhangai province. North side of the town there is the famous Bulgan mountain with Zaya Bandida the one of the 4 state’s saint’s monastery which is now a Museum of Arkhangai just next to it the Zaya Bandida’s actual working monastery is open to the public. At the Bulgan mountain there is a big Buddha statue complex and throughout the mountain, there are numbers of drawings of gods it is a fascinating place to climb up to the mountain.

Activities: Photography, Hiking, Museum, Trekking, Sightseeing and Religious tour

Taikhar rock:
On a bank of Khoid Tamir River in Ikh Tamir Soum, Arkhangai province. Taikhar Chuluu is the 18m-high cliff of granite. Which has lots of myths and challenges to be found? Over 150 inscriptions in various scripts including Turkic, Uyghur, Mongolian, Tibetan, Manchu, and Chinese were engraved on the rock. The surrounding area is all about the beautiful scenery.

Activities: Horseback riding, Yak riding, Photography, Sightseeing
Accommodation: Tourist camp

Day 5. Taikhar rock to Tsenkher Hot Springs

Distance: 50 km

Driving duration: 2 hours

Tsenkher Hot Springs: 

Tsenkher soum of Arkhangai province. The second hottest hot springs, used by Mongolians for it's medical and health purposes. 1860 m above sea level underneath the mountain full of forest area, it pumps 10 liters in 1 second. Scientists believed it formed in the 4th-period era. It doesn't get mixed with soil water and evaporates 86 gradus hot.

It contains hydrosulfuric acid and silica combination. It's used to treat having rheumatism, neuralgia, cramp, rheumatics, and pulpous injuries. 

Activities: Swimming, Sightseeing, Medical Treatments
Accommodation: Hot Springs Resort

Day 6.
Tsenkher Hot Springs to Batkhaan Mountain 

Distance: 130 km

Driving duration:

Batkhaan Mountain: 
Tuv province Erdenesant soum north-west to south-east 30 km long mountain covered with the forest is the southernmost forested mountain of Mongolia. 1 of Khalkha Mongolian 4 sacred mountains. The peak Batkhaan is 2178m above sea level. Full of sand dunes and Gobi's elm, Khangai area's larch forest staying together is unique and rare in the world. Around the mountain, there are lots of ancient burials, tombs, petroglyphs, a pattern of dinosaur's track, dinosaur remains, and mammoth remains have been found. Some findings are moved to the Natural History Museum of Mongolia.

Activities: Sightseeing, Archaeological tour, Photography, local family visit

Day 7.
Batkhaan Mountain to Ulaanbaatar
Distance: 300 km
Driving duration: 6 hours

We will be leaving in the morning and head back to Ulaanbaatar. Goes back to the hotel and have some refreshment time. City tour with museums and do some cashmere shopping. The traditional folk art Concert with the great Tumen Ekh ensemble. And have a farewell dinner with all the travel crew members.

And until next time, Bayartai.

Activities: Tumen Ekh ensemble concert, Shopping
Museums:  Natural History Museum, Zanabazar fine art museum, Bogd Khaan’s palace museum, Choijin Lama museum
Accommodation: Hotel


Khustain Nuruu National Park

Elsen Tasarkhai sand dune

Khugnu Khan National Park

Tsetserleg town
Taikhar rock
Tsenkher Hot Springs
Camel Riding

Horse riding

Nomadic family visits

Shaman counsel every day 

What’s included in the Price?

English speaking guide at all times

2 Shamans with their helper
7 nights accommodations based on twin/double occupancy;
     - 4-5 star hotel in the city – 2 nights
     - Best tourist camps in the countryside – 6 nights
All meals 24 as specified in the itinerary: Breakfast - 7, Lunch - 7 & Dinner - 7
All relevant transfers and transportation + experienced drivers (4-5 pax will share a 4WD minivan or Jeep for countryside trip)
Sightseeing and entrance fees according to the itinerary
National park and Attraction complex tickets
“Wonders of Mongolian Art” performance by “Tumen Ekh” ensemble
Visa invitation letter, if required
Included all taxes

What’s Not included in the Price?

International flights & visa fee
Travel & medical insurance
Daily personal expenses


  1. Ulan Bator
  2. Khustai Mountains Rd
  3. Khogno Tarna
  4. Kharkhorin
  5. Tsetserleg
  6. Jargalant
  7. Altan-Ovoo
  8. Batkhaan Mountain Bio Reserve