During this tour, you’ll discover Central Mongolian beautiful lands, rich in cultural remains all periods, and feel nomadic lifestyle.
Central region has many historical sights, natural wonders in Mongolia’s heartland, particularly in the Orkhon River Valley, which contains archaeological remains dating back several centuries. Few traces remain of Kharakhorum, the 13th-century capital of the Mongol Empire, but the nearby temple of Erdene Zuu was reputedly built from its ruins. The wall surrounding this vast monastery complex, which houses spectacular Buddhist art and architecture, is made up of over a hundred white stupas.
Hike through Hugnu Han Natural Reserve, home to unusual rock formations and rich bird and plant life
Today we will drive to Khustai National Park. Khustai was established in 2003. Unique wild horse – Takhi reintroduction project at Khustai National Park started in 1992.
Keep drive to Elsen tasarkhai /Khugnu Khan Nature Reserve Area/ which are mountains, forests, steppes, Gobi Desert and mineral water sources all in one location represents three different natural zones. Around area is nice place to hiking, climbing. You will visit to older family to explore the nomadic lifestyle and to have talking with nomads about their life and tradition. We will ride a camel to sand dunes. After dinner you have a chance to play Mongolian traditional game by ankle bones with nomads. Stay in nomadic family. /B,L,D/
Drive to Orkhon Waterfall. It was formed by a unique combination of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes about 20,000 years ago. The waterfall cascades from an impressive height of 20 meters and its width is 10 meters. Excursion to the beautiful Orkhon Waterfall. Hiking and photo session along the river.
Free day. After breakfast visit a yak herder’s family. Learn about their unique lifestyle and culture. There is an opportunity to ride a horse, fish, and hike.
Today heading to Tsenkher hot spring. After horse trekking, we will be relaxing and enjoy hot spring. It is one of the biggest Mongolia’s hot springs, has a temperature of 86 degree with flow rate and high alkalinity and relatively high amounts of fluoride. The hot spring is mostly used for relaxing and resorting your health.
Drive to Kharakhorum, site of the 13th century capital of Mongol Empire, visit the the impressive monastery, named “Erdene Zuu” by Mongolian and local museum where see the Great Mongol Empire, Stone Age, Bronze Age. The monastery was erected from the ruins of the legendary city of Kharakhorum. Visit small history museum. Stay in Local Camp. /B,L,D/
Drive back to Ulaanbaatar
We had a great time on this tour. A very warm and professional welcoming, clear explanation, wonderful and very friendly guide, strong and funny driver, great place and colorful and friendly family where we stayed in this amazing landscape of the Mongolian steppes. I warmly recommend this 6 days tour, especially if you can get Hulan – she was the perfect guide – and Tchuka – he was the perfect driver. Thank to the whole crew of Top Tours Mongolia !