7 days 6 nights
|Premium hotel Chinggis Khan hotel Kempinski hotel Blue sky hotel||Main square Chinggis Khan, National museum of history,Zaisan hill, Bogd Khan winter museum,Gandan monastery, Traditional dance and music performance, Terelj, Turtle rock, Chinggis statue complex, Herder family, Camel riding, Erdene zuu monastery, The Great imperial monument, Ugii lake, Pine trees, Darhan city,Altanbulag city|
|Not||Mongolian, Asian and European dishes|
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 drive to Elsen tasarkhai (Bayangobi) where a combination of mountains, forest and gobi desert-style landscapes occur together to create a unique land scape. You can do activities upon your own interest such as camel riding or climbing to the sand dunes. There we will have lunch ,and drive forward to Kharkhorin (the ancient capital of the Mongolian Empire) after the lunch.Overnight at ger camp (Mongolian traditional felt accommodation) .
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 breakfast we will drive to Darkhan city, which is second largest city in Mongolia. Darkhan city is spread with old and new town. Not far from the main road, guests can make short visit in central park with the Morin khuur and seated Buddha statues.
We will have lunch at restaurant in Darkhan. Then after lunch we will drive to Suhbaatar . There we will see Tujiin nars(pine tree) Tujiin Nars is a special protected area of pine trees that covers 8,961 hectares and stretches from Mongolia into Russia. The forest sheltered Mongolian revolutionaries in the 1920 s, was nearly laid bare by illegal loggers in the 1990 s, gained its protected status in 2003, and is now the site of extensive reforestation. Nonetheless Tujiin Nars is the site of one of the most successful reforestation efforts in Mongolia. Overnight at hotel
After breakfast we will drive to Altanbulag. Altanbulag is small, peaceful border town in the sum of the same name. Just on the other side of the border is the Russian city of Kyakhta. From the border, you can easily see the abandoned, but once opulent, Kyakhta Cathedral. The Mongolian government recently decided to allocate 500 hectares at Altanbulag as a Free Trade Zone for the development of trade with Russia. After lunch we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar city. Overnight at hotel.
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. It is about 80km north-east of Ulaanbaatar, is a popular destination. 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.
|1||Destinations||Arrive in Ulaanbaatar|
|FOOD||Dinner: Mongolian dishes|
|Exhibit||Camel riding, Camel herder family|
|FOOD||Breakfast at hotel Lunch: Mongolian dishes Dinner:Mongolian dishes|
|Exhibit||Erdene zuu monastery, The great imperial monument, Przewalski horse|
|FOOD||Breakfast at camp Lunch:Mongolian dishes Dinner: Mongolian dishes|
|Exhibit||Darhan city,Pine trees|
|FOOD||Breakfast at camp Lunch: Mongolian dishes Dinner: Mongolian dishes|
|FOOD||Breakfast at camp Lunch:Mongolian dishes Dinner:Mongolian dishes|
|FOOD||Breakfast at hotel Lunch:Mongolian dishes Dinner:Mongolian dishes|
|FOOD||Breakfast at hotel Lunch:Mongolian dishes Dinner: Mongolian dishes|
|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:
- International airfare
- 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