DAY1. GENGGIS KHAN'S COMPLEX & TERELJ NATIONAL PARK
We will drive towards Terelj National Park. It's one of the most visited national parks in Mongolia.
On the way we will visit “Genghis Khan Statue Complex” which is currently the biggest (40m high) equestrian statue in the world. There is a recreation area, restaurants, and souvenir shops occupy the base structure. From here, we use an elevator or walk to the head of the horse through chest and back neck of the horse, where we can have farseeing and good panorama view over the complex area.
After lunch at the statue complex, short drive to Terelj National Park. You can see the extraordinary formation of rocks and stones; some of them look quite similar to turtles.
There are we will see Turtle Rock and visit Ariyabal meditation temple, which is surrounded by scenic mountains with interesting rock formations and sits at top of the mountain.
Stay overnight in tourist Ger camp. (B, L, D)
DAY2.DRIVE TO KHUSTAI NATIONAL PARK AND ELSEN TASARKHAI SAND DUNES (SEMI GOBI)
After having breakfast, we will drive to Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes which is a semi desert typed beautiful landscape with big sand dunes. We will have our lunch on the way and we are going to have an optional camel riding before dinner. After having dinner we can hike around the sand dunes. We can possibly see the sunset brilliantly in the area. On the way to Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes we will visit to 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 will stay overnight in a Mongolian ger by the sand dunes. (B, L, D)
DAY3.DRIVE TO KHARKHORIN AND VISIT ERDENEZUU MONASTERY
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 resting around the town. (B, L, D)
DAY4.DRIVING BACK TO ULAANBAATAR CITY
After having breakfast at the ger camp. We’ll drive back to Ulaanbaatar city. On the way we’ll stop for a lunch. When we arrived at the city you’ll accommodate your hotel or guesthouse. (B,L)