Selena Travel

Mongolian Winter and Snow tour


Tour grade: Easy

From: US$ 715

Style: Traveller

  • Ulaanbaatar sightseeing: Gandan Monastery, National History Museum
  • Destination highlights: Amazing Gun-Galuut nature reserve, Giant Genghis Monument, Terelj National Park
  • Nomadic family home stay
  • Meet people and make friends! You will be part of a group of 4-8 people during the tour as it is a group departure.

Tour Overview

Many people think that Mongolian winter is unbearable cold and there is nothing to do and see in Mongolia in winter from November until mid April. However, they are all wrong! Mongolian winter is the most incredible winter that one might experience and there is plenty to see and enjoy during a winter travel. Glittering white snow, clear fresh air, sun, and little chills are the image of Mongolian winter. Taking this fantastic winter tour, you will meet the real Mongol nomads and spend a day like a nomad in their warm ger and enjoy some wonderful hikes in stunning Terelj National park. Last but not least, don't miss the chance to enjoy our super discounted rates!

Landscape and cultural sightseeing blend easily in Mongolia – you will have the chance to visit families of nomads, remote Buddhist monasteries and traditional events, and to take part in horse-riding or guided walking if you wish – there are also endless opportunities for photography.



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Brief itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, Sightseeing
  • Day 2: Ulaanbaatar - Gun-Galuut
  • Day 3: Gun-Galuut - Giant Genghis Monument - Terelj National Park
  • Day 4: Terelj – Ulaanbaatar
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Full Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, Sightseeing

Meet at the airport, transfer to a centrally located good 3* hotel. Visit the Gandan monastery, Museum of Mongolian National History and the Genghis monument on the Sukhbaatar square. Centrally located excellent hotel 3* L

Day 2:

Ulaanbaatar - Gun-Galuut

Drive to famous Gun Galuut Nature Reserve and transfer to a real Mongolian nomadic family. Live with them for a day and learn more about their lifestyle. Explore the surrounding places and visit the Baits Mountain to see endangered wild mountain sheep Argali. Nomadic family B+L+D

Day 3:

Gun-Galuut - Giant Genghis Monument - Terelj National Park

This morning we drive to Terelj for 2.5 hours with a stop at Giant Genghis Monument. Terelj National Park is famous for its beautiful nature scenery and high granite mountains and is a great place for hiking and skiing. Visit the Turtle rock and the temple of meditation.Ger camp B+L+D

Day 4:

Terelj – Ulaanbaatar

We drive back to Ulaanbaatar, and transfer to hotel. Visit the Palace museum of Bogd Khaan, Zaisan memorial hill and Buddha park. Farewell dinner at Mongolian barbeque restaurant. Centrally located excellent hotel 3* B+L+D

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Tour Background

Accommodation on Selena Travel tours 
Ulaanbaatar: Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia has many hotels ranging from basic 1* to high-end 5*. Some international hotel chains have opened such as Kempinski, Ramada, and Best Western to name a few. Some of Selena Travel Mongolia tours do not include hotel accommodation in Ulaanbaatar, where clients are advised to take care of their own accommodation in Ulaanbaatar. Please refer to your tour program (Included services and Exclusions section) for more details. 
Your Selena Travel advisor is happy to assist you with hotel booking on your request. Below you will find some suggested hotels in Ulaanbaatar:  
  • Best Western Gobi Kelso ***
  • Springs hotel ***
  • Ramada hotel ****
  • Kempinski Khan Palace ****
  • Best Western Premier *****

Outside Ulaanbaatar: Please take in mind that traveling in the countryside of Mongolia is often tough, a trip is conducted in remote areas where there’s no hotel and paved roads exist.

Outside of Ulaanbaatar, tourist Ger camps are the best accommodation for travelers. A Ger is Mongolian traditional dwelling made of felt layers and wooden construction, and the Mongols have lived in Gers since the time immemorial. Tourist Ger camps offer comfortable Gers with 1-4 beds with good bedding, and also have western style showers and WCs (mostly shared). A few Ger camps offer en-suite Gers at additional charge (please ask your Selena Travel advisor for this). Due to remoteness some tourist Ger camps may not excel in service, so travelers may not always expect high pressure showers, bubble baths or gourmet food etc. 
Food on Selena Travel tours 
During your tour in Mongolia you will be eating in good restaurants in Ulaanbaatar, we have a great variety in restaurants in the capital city. Once you are outside the capital, Ger restaurants in Ger camps and local cafes in the small towns and villages will be the places where you will be eating. Ger restaurants often have set menu, but their food is usually very good (Ger camps provide mostly continental breakfast, lunches consist of salad, soup, main course and dessert, whilst, dinners are usually salad, main course and dessert).
During your longer driving days you will take packed lunch from Ger camps (often vegetable salad, main course such as fried chicken/noodles/dumplings and a chocolate bar etc). Vegetarians are well taken care of both in Ulaanbaatar restaurants and tourist Ger camps.
Luggage allowance on Selena Travel tours 
When you travelling overland in a vehicle (minivan & jeep), it would be suitable if you have 20kg luggage per person (max). However, please kindly note that domestic flight luggage allowance per person is 15 kg (10 kg for the check in luggage and 5 for the carry on luggage). For 1kg extra luggage you pay US$2 - 5. 



Amazing Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve is one of the most famous nature reserves of Mongolia. Being recently founded, the breathtaking park is full of wildlife including Wild Mountain sheep Argali. Winter in Gun-Galuut is famous for mild temperature, snowy mountains, stunning scenery and a great chance to view wildlife while enjoying some good hiking or horse riding.

Terelj National Park is a great place for hiking, skiing and horse riding. Easily reached from Ulaanbaatar, Terelj is a favourite destination for both foreign and domestic tourists. There you can visit the wonderful Temple of Meditation and the interesting Turtle Rock. 

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Tour Reviews

Jul 19, 2024.  The Gobi & Karakorum Explorer

Aug 10, 2012. Gobi & Karakorum Explorer tour Our recent "The Gobi & Karakorum Explorer" tour with you was excellent, everything exceeded our expectations! It was a super trip in our lives and we loved our Mongolia holiday so much. Our guide Joe was kind, well organised, accurate and informative, polite and caring and always provided us with timely information. And our driver Jack is super, very friendly, professional and always on time. We are wild travelers, having been to many places in the world - but Mongolia is still truly unspoiled and uncontaminated. Selena Travel's services were perfect right from the very first email. We would like to thank Selena Travel, our guide and our driver for having made this Mongolia experience a truly beautiful one with so many wonderful memories.

by Rafaella, Benedetta, Lidia

Aug 08, 2012.  Gobi & Karakorum customized 11 days tour

Sending you some of our nicer pictures. Some are chosen for their beautiful scenery while the rest are just us happily playing and goofing around. There are a couple of shots of us doing some Mongolian wrestling, as suggested by Oyuna since we missed out on the mini-Naadam festival. She said since we missed it, we might as well organise our own festival by playing some Mongolian games. Haha... We had so much fun playing those games!!! :)OK, I hope you like the pictures we send you. Best regards to everyone at Selena Travel and thank you once again for all your assistance.

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