TERELJ NATIONAL PARK TOUR BEST OF A DAY
- The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group.
- All the prices for the tour above are subject to reconfirmation from our trip managers when an actual booking is being made. We keep the right to change the itinerary because of time-table, or any other conditions not under our control.
- Child definition: From Age 3 to 11 Years enjoying a 30% discount. From Age 0 to 2 Years enjoying 10% Contact our trip manager for the actual discount for your case. 12 Years old and above will be charged as Adult Price.
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Terelj National Park Natural landscape is colorful and with magnificent alpine scenery. The National Park area is very impressive, with massive rock formations set among scenic valleys and hills with a winding river and groves of trees. Travelers can take leisurely strolls on meadows carpeted with a variety of wildflowers, view fascinating rock formations against a backdrop of pine-covered mountains and wander along the wooded banks of a mountain stream.
1. Turtle Rock – The symbol of Terelj National Park is 24-meter-high, giant rock formation like a lying turtle. You will take a photo of rock and relaxing for a while in the shade of this giant turtle before to start for hiking towards Ariyabal meditation temple.
2. Ariyabal Meditation Temple – was built in 1-2004, because of its “Natural Energy”. It is located on a steep hill. The shape of the temple is an elephant’s head and the set of 108 stairs leading up to the temple symbolizes the elephant’s elongated trunk. Due to reach there you will cross the “Bridge of Heaven” and 108 stone stairs will lead you to the main temple and see 108 small stupas and 108 prayer wheels were placed around the temple.
Duration: 1 day
Accommodation: Family ger camp, Town ger hostel, Camping possible
Number of people: 2-6 people / 6+
Transportation: Russian van or jeep
Way 1 - Visit a traditional Mongolian Ger
Ger one of the Mongolian greatest heritage from our ancestors, has a long history tracing from earlier centuries. In this period, obviously Mongolians ger structure get changed, developed and it is keeping its own features today. Having extreme weather and nomadic way of life, the ger is the most suitable dwelling for them. It is easy to collapse or build. And Mongolians used carts for moving to another place.
Way #2 - Visit Turtle RockTurtle Rock, ”Melkhii Khad”
Is a surprising granitic formation, 24 meters (79 feet) high, whose form reminds of a turtle. Its old name was Mungut Khad.
Way #3 - Go horseback riding
Horses play a large role in the daily and national life of the Mongols; it is traditionally said that “A Mongol without a horse is like a bird without the wings.” Elizabeth Kendall, who traveled through Mongolia in 1911, observed, “To appreciate the Mongol you must see him on horseback,—and indeed you rarely see him otherwise, for he does not put foot to the ground if he can help it. The Mongol without his pony is only half a Mongol, but with his pony, he is as good as two men. It is a fine sight to see him tearing over the plain, loose bridle, easy seat, much like the Western cowboy, but with less sprawl.
Way #4 - Try archery
Due to its traditional lifestyle, archery has been exercised among Mongolians for centuries. According to some sources, its primitive version was originated during the New Stone Age. Ancient people used their version of bows and arrows for hunting and then later in history, these tools started to be used as a weapon during battles. Around the 11th century, men were encouraged to practice archery to be prepared for battles; and therefore, up to now, archery has been able to be developed as sports.
Way #5 - Hold an eagle on your arm
The Kazakh eagle hunters preserve the centuries-old tradition of riding with golden eagles to hunt for foxes, marmots and even wolves. They are nomadic and move around three times per year within the Altai Mountains. There are only a handful of eagle hunters left preserving this way of life by passing it from generation to generation for survival
Way #6 - Hiking
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.