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Treasures of Central Mongolia

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Duration

9 Days

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8 peoples

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Overview

Landscapes are broken by the forested hillsides of the Khankhentii range, meandering rivers such as the Tuul. The people, mostly comprising the khalkh majority. In this region some protected areas such as  Khangai mountain range, Khorgo-White Lake of Terkh, Noyonkhangai mountain natural reserve, Batkhaan mountain natural reserve. First, we will visit Gorkhi Terelj National Park where a wide range of wildlife roam the grasslands, forests and mountains. On the way you will visit the biggest horse statue, to dedicated for Great Chinggis Khaan

-Khustai National Park-100 kilometers to the west from Ulaanbaatar. The place forested steppe is home to the last true wild horse in the world, the Przewalski’s horse or Takhi.

Khugnu Khaan Natural Reserve is mountains, forests, steppes, Gobi Desert and mineral water sources all in one location represents three different natural zones. 

– Spend 2 hours camel trekking

– Stay with nomadic family, feel real nomadic way of lifestyle, to see how to make and dairy products

Red Waterfall-The waterfall was formed by a unique combination of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes about 20,000 years ago. This 10m-wide waterfall cascading from height of 20m is situated 132km from Karakorum, Uvurkhangai province. There is also a small waterfall, called Baga Khurkhree /Small Waterfall/ northwest from Orkhon waterfall.

Khorgo Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park-Extinct volcanic craters, pine-clad lava fields and the occasional herd of grazing yaks, the Great White Lake, as it’s known in English, is the natural highlight of Arkhangai province. This extinct volcano erupted about 8000 years ago is situated on a Terkh lakeshore in Arkhangai province.

Tsenkher Hot spring is mostly used for relaxing and resorting your health.

KharakhorumCentral 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.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit and see all treasure of Central Mongolia
  • Well balanced history, culture, enjoyment and active
  • Camel and horse riding
  • Play traditional games with locals

Itinerary

Day 1: Chinggis Khaan Statue and Terelj National Park

Start your trip at 9:00 in the morning. Drive to Statue of Chinggis Khaan which is the biggest horse statue in the world. We will visit small museum. Keep drive to Terelj National Park. Terelj about 80km north-east of Ulaanbaatar, is a deservedly popular destination. At 1600m, the area is cool and the alpine scenery is magnificent and green meadows carpeted with Edelweiss and a dazzling variety of other wild flowers attract nature lovers in summer. The park has many rock formations for rock climbers, and includes two famous formations named for things they resemble: Turtle Rock (Mongolian: Melkhii Khad) and the Old Man Reading a Book (Praying Lama Rock). We will visit local family for have lunch. We will hike to small meditation temple.

Day 2: Khustai National Park-Khugnu Khan Natural Reserve

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.

Day 3, 4: Orkhon valley

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.

Day 5: Tsenkher hot spring

After breakfast drive to Tsenkher 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.

Day 6, 7: Khorgo Terkhiin tsagaan nuur National Park

Early morning drive to Khorgo Terkhiin tsagaan nuur National Park. On the way we will see Chuluut gorge. Extinct volcanic craters, pine-clad lava fields and the occasional herd of grazing yaks, the Great White Lake, as it’s known in English, is the natural highlight of Arkhangai province. There is an opportunity to hiking and fishing. The volcano is 2210 m above sea level. Rocks and canyons around the mountain are odd in shape and caves in it provide many shelters. The volcano crater with a width of 200 m, depth of 70-80 m and a slope of 30-36 degree is on extreme north. It is surrounded by 33 volcanoes. Rivers such as Suman, Gichgene and Chuluut flowing through the volcanoes make the zone attractive. White lake is located near the Khorgo volcano. It was formed by north and south Terkh Rivers which took its origin from Khangai Mountain Range in an area blocked by the volcano lavas. The lake is 16 km long, 6 km wide and 20 m deep. It is 2060 m above sea level covering 61 km square area. Over 10 rivers flow into the lake the largest of which is Terkh River. The only river takes its origin from the lake is Suman River which flows into Chuluut River after flowing for about 50 m. On the island in a middle of the lake birds lay eggs

Day 8: Kharakhorum

Drive to Kharakhorum, site of the 13th century capital of Mongol Empire, visit 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.

Day 9: Ulaanbaatar

Drive back to Ulaanbaatar

Included/Exclude

  • check-1 Accommodation during the trip/Nomadic Family, Tourist camp, and Camping/
  • check-1 Driver + 4WD vehicle + Petrol
  • check-1 English Speaking guide
  • check-1 Camel and horse riding
  • check-1 Stay in nomadic family
  • check-1 Three meals (B,L,D)
  • check-1 Bottled water supply for 1.5 l pp for every day
  • check-1 Entrance fees for National Parks and Museums
  • check-1 Tent, sleeping bags and mattress
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