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Old Mongolian capital Kharakhorum tour

This short tour gives you many opportunity to see the different region of Mongolian landscapes and ancient capital city of Great Mongol Empire. 

Duration:  3 days, 2 nights

Overland Tour:  Distance 1700 kms

Tour Operator:   Tours

Activities: Camel riding about an hour with local camel guide at Semi Gobi, hiking, visiting Erdene zuu monastery museum and Kharakhorum museum.

Provide more than 2 pax

Discount 30% off children under 2-8 years old


Day 1. Travel to Elsen Tasarkhai /Semi-Gobi/

In the morning we will head to the ElsenTasarkhai. Elsen Tasarkhai is small sand dunes, 80 km long, continuously lies in the lowland of legendary KhugnuKhaan and Bat Khaan mountains. Sand dunes represents landscape, climate & ecology of Gobi desert, in this region.

This afternoon we will be riding a camel in a sand dune. Stay overnight in a Ger of nomad family. /Lunch, Dinner/  Day 2. Travel to Kharakhorum

This day we will be travelling to Kharakhorum and visiting to Erdene Zuu Monastery museum and Kharakhorum museum. Kharakhorum is one of the most important attractions of Mongolia. The town is located about 370 km in the west of Ulaanbaatar, at the river Orkhon. The Kharakhorum was founded in 1220 by Genghis Khan and had been  the capital of the Mongolian empire for 32 years. Erdene Zuu monastery is the most ancient Buddhist monastery inthe  Mongolia. It is located in the Uvurkhangai Province. It is part of the World Heritage Site entitled Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape. The monastery was built in 1585 by Abtai Sain Khan, upon the introduction of Buddhism into Mongolia as the state religion. Stones and ruins of the Kharakhorum had been used to  the construction. It is surrounded by a wall featuring 108 stupas, 108 being a sacred number in Buddhism, and the number of beads in a Buddhist rosary. The monastery was damaged by warfare in the 1680s, but it was rebuilt in the 18th century.

Stay overnight in a Ger of nomadic family. /Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner/  Day 3. Travel to Ulaanbaatar

Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. End of the service. /Breakfast, Lunch/


Number of days: 3
Covered regions:
Central Mongolia
Gobi Desert
Western Mongolia
Northern Mongolia
Eastern Mongolia
Included services:
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: : • Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar • Hotel extras, such as telephone calls, bar bills, and laundry services • Travel insurance, medical insurance • Visa application fees • Alcoholic beverages • Personal expenses such as IDD call, internet, laundry and toiletries……etc • Gratuity to local guides and drivers • Airfare or train ticket • Airport taxes, excess baggage charges (over 44pound / 20kilo) • Changes in arrival/departure flights • Additional services • Any charges of major force beyond our control (e.g. imposition, quarantine restrictions, etc…)
What to bring: Travel documents: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, Money: cash/credit card in money pouch Personal medicine if you have any Wet wipes or hand sanitizing lotion Day pack to carry your personal needs Alarm clock and torch /flashlight Mosquito repellent Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, moisturizer, lip balam Warm clothes: thermal underwear, a fleece jacket, hat, raincoat Hiking shoes with a good grip Suitable footwear for horse riding
Transport: SUV 4x4
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