Ub-Bayangobi-Harhorin-Terhiin tsagaan lake-Hustai national park-Terelj national park
8 days 7 nights
|Premium hotel Chinggis hotel Royal house hotel||Erdene zuu monastery, The great imperial map monument,Main square Chinggis Khan,National museum of history, Zaisan hill, Bogd Khan winter museum,Turtle rock, Traditional dance and music performance|
|Not||Mongolian, Asian and European cuisine|
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia (called “UB” by locals and visitors alike). Your guide and driver will meet you at the airport after you clear customs and immigration. You will have your Welcome dinner at one of the best restaurants in UB. After having dinner we will check in hotel. Overnight at hotel. (D) (depends on flight time will change programm).
After breakfast visit to Erdene Zuu founded in 1586 by Altai Khaan, Erdene Zuu (Hundred Treasures) was the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. It had between 60 and 100 temples, about 300 gers inside the walls and, at its peak, up to 1000 monks in residence.It had over 100 (108) stupas within its 400 by 400 meters long walls. The monastery was sacked during the purges of 1937. Only the walls and 3 temples remain. Erdenezuu is still one of the most fascinating sites of Mongolia, and usually we will be able to experience and see the prayers.The Great Imperial Map Monument, built in 2004 on a hill overlooking the town of Kharkhorin on one side and the Orkhon river valley on the other. The three sides have maps depicting various empires that were established on the shore of the Orkhon river, and has an ovoo, a type of shamanistic cairn made from rocks, in the centre. After visiting to map monument we will drive to Terkhiin Tsagaan which is 16 kilometers wide, 20 kilometers in length 20 meters in depth, and 61 square kilometers in this area. The Lake is extremely beautiful with fresh water and rich species of fish and birds. Overnigth at ger camp (B+L+D)
After breakfast we will visit to Khorgo volcano. The Khorgo volcanois located at an altitude of 2200 meters, its slopes are covered with basalt and its crater forms an almost perfect cone of 200 meters in diameter and 100 meters deep.Its last eruption was 8000 years ago, it was the last active volcano in Mongolia.Then visit to Taikhar rock. A large rock standing in the middle of the steppe is named Taikhar chuluu or Taikhar rock. Legend: A 20m high, big granite Taikhar rock has an interesting story. Once upon a time, a giant snake came out of a hole and started swallowing local people and animals. Local people asked for a help from a strong brave man named Bukhbilegt (Strong and wise). A brave man, Bukhbilegt went to save the people from the giant snake and grabbed a big stone from Bulgan Mountain to threw at the giant snake. He fought with the giant snake and pushed it to the hole and put the big rock on its head.The giant snake tried to come out under the hole so that Bukhbilegt put his favourite arrow and bow on the big rock, Taikhar. Then, the giant snake couldnt move. Local people say that if you see the Taikhar rock from higher place, you will see arrow and bow. Over 150 inscriptions in various scripts including Tibetan, Turkic, Mongolian and Chinese were carved on the Taikhar rock, but most of them seem to have barely appeared as time passes.
Then we will visit to Khustai national park. Khustai resort is 130 km far from the Ulaanbaatar city to the west. The park was protected in 1993 to conserve biodiversity and facilitate the reintroduction to the wild horse or known as Przewalski horse Takhi. It is over 250 takhi in there place. See the takhi and more marmots, deer, gazelle and wild boar etc. Overnight at ger camp.
After breakfast drive to Chinggis Khaan statue complex (54km) and see to Explanation of complex World s largest traditional foot wear, Museum of Bronze age, Arms of the Hunnu Empire, Mongolian emperor s museum, Short documentary movie about creation of complex. Lunch at herdsman s family and you will enjoy Mongolian barbeque dish Khorkhog made by using hot stones. Optional horseback riding is available. Khorkhog is a barbecue dish in Mongolian cuisine. Khorkhog is made by cooking pieces of meat inside a container which also contains hot stones and water, and is often also heated from the outside. When it is done, take the container from the stove and open it. Fire and fat have given the stones a glossy black color. Let them cool down as far as necessary, and hand them around to your guests. The mongolians believe that the heat and fat have beneficial or even healing effects, when you hold and rub the stone in your hands for a while. Terelj National Park is one of the national parks of Mongolia. The park has many rock formations for rock climbers, and includes two famous formations named for things they resemble: The Turtle Rock, or called Melkhi Khad by the locals, is an interesting rock formation looking like a turtle. The Turtle rock is set in a valley. Dinner at herdman,s family and can eat delicious traditional food and it is your choice horse to riding.Overnight at ger camp.
After Breakfast in Terelj national park drive to Ulaanbaatar City, we will do short city tour including Chinggis square, Bogd Khaan winter palace museum, National history museum, Gandan monastery and Zaisan Hill for panoramic view of the city. After Lunch we can to visit Cashmere factory story. So in the evening we will enjoy Mongolian traditional folklore performance and having dinner we will return to the hotel and stay overnight.
The Winter Palace of Bogd Khaan - one of the first museums in Mongolia - was built in 1924. It used to be a winter residence of the last Bogd Khaan of Mongolia, Javzandamba. The palace compound was built between 1893 and 1903, and is well known for it is Gate of Peace, Temple and personal library of Bogd Khaan. Among the museum s exhibits are sculptures by Mongolia s first Bogd Khaan Zanabazar, the famous Taras. The museum has 21 invaluable sculptures of Taras.
Zaisan Hill for panoramic view of the city. It has dedicated to Russian Mongolian friendship and also there are small stone monuments dedicated to 1921 Mongolian Revolution, in 1939 River deposit of Japan, in 1945 Battle of Manjchuur and second world war.
Gandan Monastery is a Tibetan-style Buddhist Monastery. Its name means ”the big place of the complete joy”. Nowadays, many hundreds of monks live there. It houses a 26,5-metres (87 feet) high statue of Megjid-Janraiseg. Megjid-Janraiseg is a bodhisattva, a sage who leads the men on the way of Truth. He represents compassion.
Tumen ekh ensemble- Tumen Ekh National Song and Dance Ensemble to see traditional Mongolian cultural performance which is one of the most attractive, non-touristic things in Ulaanbaatar. Between 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM, spend an hour watch awe-inspiring colorful plays of traditional songs, dances, music, throat singing, contortion and much more.
After breakfast check out hotel and transfer to airport. Departure. (B)
|1||Destinations||Arrive in Ulaanbaatar|
|Exhibit||Camel riding, Herdsman s family|
|FOOD||Breakfast at hotel Lunch: Mongolian cuisine Dinner: Mongolian cuisine|
|3||Destinations||Kharkhorin-Terkhiin tsagaan lake|
|Exhibit||Erdene zuu monastery, The great imperial map monument, Terkhiin tsagaan lake|
|FOOD||Breakfast at camp Lunch: Mongolian cuisine Dinner:Mongolian cuisine|
|4||Destinations||Terkhiin tsagaan lakeTaikhar rock-Ugii lake|
|Exhibit||Khorgo volcano, Taikhar rock, Ugii lake|
|FOOD||Breakfast at camp Lunch: Mongolian cuisine Dinner: Mongolian cuisine|
|5||Destinations||Ugii lake-Hustai national park|
|FOOD||Breakfast at ger camp Lunch: Mongolian cuisine Dinner: Mongolian cuisine|
|Exhibit||Chinggis statue complex, Herdsman s family, Turtle rock, Horse riding|
|FOOD||Breakfast at camp Lunch: Mongolian cuisine Dinner: Mongolian cuisine|
|Exhibit||Main Chinggis square, Zaisan hill, Gandan monastery, Bogd Khan winter museum, National museum of history|
|FOOD||Breakfast at camp Lunch: European cuisine Dinner: Asian cuisine|
|FOOD||Breakfast at hotel|
THE COST INCLUDES:
- Vehicle/ driver
- Hotel in UB and ger accommodations
- All meals listed in the itinerary
- Ticket price of museums, performance and National Park entry fees that is listed in the itinerary
- English speaking guide
THE COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Airport taxes
- Medical evacuation coverage
- Excess baggage fees and items of personal nature
- Personal expenses
- Optional activity cost (horse riding, boating or kayaking etc)
- Any cost not mentioned above