A tour of discovery which has opportunity to embraces the rich diversity of one of Mongolian most peaceful and enigmatic destinations. Our 6 day journey takes us from the sand dunes and national park of the Khustai and Terelj, through charming green steppes and ancient histories, to the hills, rocks and spectacular scenery of the Central Mongolia.
DAY1. ELSEN TASARKHAI SAND DUNES
After you picked up from your hostel or hotel in Ulaanbaatar, we will drive to Elsen Tasarkhai Sand dunes. This is a Gobi-typed desert and a picturesque landscape. Mountains, forests, steppe and sand dunes can be all found in one location in here. After having lunch at the family, there is an opportunity for a camelback riding through the sand dunes. We will stay overnight in a Mongolian family ger. (Lunch and Dinner)
DAY2. DRIVE TO THE ANCIENT MONGOLIAN CAPITAL KHARKHORIN
This morning after having breakfast at the family, we will drive to Kharkhorin which was a capital city of Mongolia in 13th century for about 30 years, located in northwestern part of Uvurkhangai province of Mongolia. On the way to get to the Kharkhorin we will have a lunch on the open space of Mongolian countryside. We will drive forward to Kharkhorin after the lunch. One of the Mongolian most attractive monasteries Erdenezuu locates in Kharkhorin City. The Erdenezuu monastery is the most ancient survived Buddist monastery in Kharkhorin, Mongolia. The Erdenezuu monastery was built in 1585 by Abtai Sain Khan and the monastery was allowed to exist as a museum, the only functioning monastery was Gandan monastery in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. However after the fall of communism in Mongolia in 1990, the monastery was turned over the lamas and Erdenezuu again became a place of worship. Once we get there, we will accommodate in a town ger hostel. After having dinner in a hostel, we will have a free time hiking or wandering around the town. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY3. DRIVE TO KHUSTAI NATIONAL PARK
After having breakfast at the town ger hostel, we will visit to Erdenezuu monastery. After visiting Erdenezuu monastery, we will drive back Khustai National Park. This National Park locates in Tov province. The park is about 100kms from the capital city of Ulaanbaatar to the west, a home to the world’s only naturally surviving wild horses. The Przewalski horse has been successfully reintroduced into the wild and has a light yellow coat. We can do some hiking and horseback riding around the National Park, where the Takhi wild horses graze peacefully with other wild animals. We will stay overnight in a Mongolian ger. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY4. DRIVE TO TERELJ NATIONAL PARK
This morning after breakfast we will try to see wild horses around and after that we will drive to a nomadic family in Terelj National via passing by Ulaanbaatar. Terelj National Park is one of the national parks of Mongolia. It is connected with Ulaanbaatar by a paved road. The park also has a Buddhist monastery that is open to visitors. Park wildlife includes brown bears and over 250 species of birds and you will have a chance to see a lot of animals such as yaks, sheep, goats and horses hanging out around this National park. The Tuul River flows through the park. The park has interesting formatted rocks, and includes two famous formations named for things they resemble: Turtle Rock and the Old Man Reading a Book. Once we got to the National Park we will have lunch with the host family. Wander around the National Park and do some horseback riding through the National Park. Stay overnight in a ger. (Lunch and Dinner)
DAY5.HORSEBACK RIDING AROUND THE TERELJ NATIONAL PARK
After having breakfast at the family, we will do a horseback riding to the rock called Turtle and the buddist temple. During the horseback riding we will have a picnic in an open space of the National Park with our packed lunch and after lunch we will ride to the buddist temple there. After the buddist temple we will ride back to the family and have dinner. After dinner we will have free time for hiking around or playing with the kids there. We will stay overnight in a family ger. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY6. DRIVING BACK ULAANBAATAR
After setting up at the family we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar. When we arrive to Ulaanbaatar, we will be transferred to a hostel or hotel for tonight. (Breakfast)
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.