The Best 5 Days Tour in Central Mongolia

In these 5 days, you will see Mongolia is truly ultimate place to experience a variety of natural settings and much history and culture all at once. Enjoying many activities as such hiking, horse trekking, visiting nomadic family, sightseeing wild nature and on. From breathtaking and rocky mountain ranges and to sand dune to relaxing hot springs and untouched beautiful wild nature.  If you can imagine – you can experience all of these natural wonders and different activities in this trip only.

per adult from

$1,014

NZD

Duration

5 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Local guide
    • Driver/guide
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    • Transportation Included
    • 4 nights accommodation
    • National Park fees
    • Bottled water
    • Hotel pickup
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Genghis Khan Statue Complex
    • Entry/Admission - Ariyabal Meditation Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Hustai National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Elsen Tasarkhai (Sand Dune Mini Gobi)
    • Entry/Admission - Kharakhorum Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Erdene Zuu Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Ugii nuur
    What's excluded :
    • Personal equipments
    • Optional activity cost
    • Travel Insurance
    • Gratuities

  • Day 1: Terelj National Park

    Stop At: Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, # 101 Apartment 203, 15th Khoroo, Khan-Uul disctrict, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar 17011 Mongolia
    Drive to Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue in the morning. The statue in total is 40m high and you will see Genghis Khan holding a golden whip in his right hand. Afterwards, we'll head to the Terelj National Park and Aryabal meditation temple. You'll explore the extraordinary formation of rocks and high rocky mountains; some of them look quite similar to turtles. The Terelj National Park is a part of of Khentii Mountain Range which eventually meets with Siberian forestry continuation. We'll stay overnight here.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Genghis Khan Statue Complex, Tsonjin Boldog, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
    Drive to Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue in the morning. The statue in total is 40m high and you will see Genghis Khan holding a golden whip in his right hand. Afterwards, we'll head to the Terelj National Park and Aryabal meditation temple. You'll explore the extraordinary formation of rocks and high rocky mountains; some of them look quite similar to turtles. The Terelj National Park is a part of of Khentii Mountain Range which eventually meets with Siberian forestry continuation.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Ariyabal Meditation Temple, Gorkhi Terelj National Park Mongolia
    Drive to Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue in the morning. The statue in total is 40m high and you will see Genghis Khan holding a golden whip in his right hand. Afterwards, we'll head to the Terelj National Park and Aryabal meditation temple. You'll explore the extraordinary formation of rocks and high rocky mountains; some of them look quite similar to turtles. The Terelj National Park is a part of of Khentii Mountain Range which eventually meets with Siberian forestry continuation.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Terelj National Park

    Day 2: Hustai National Park

    Stop At: Hustai National Park, Ulaanbaatar 13 Mongolia
    Early morning, we will drive to Hustai National Park and see Takhi, one of the only surviving old ancient breed the Asian wild horse. If you have a chance see the deer, marmot, (146 different species) and many wild animals. Enjoy small hiking and photographing the charming wildlife. Visit local wild observatory lab / museum to learn about the history of this amazing National Park and we will continue our trip to Semi-Gobi.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at semi Gobi

    Day 3: Semi Gobi

    Stop At: Elsen Tasarkhai (Sand Dune Mini Gobi), Rashaant, Mongolia
    Wake early more to experience ordinary life in Gobi and perhaps help milking cows and goats. We'll have a little camel ride through the sand dune and have our lunch here. After lunch, we will drive to the Karakorum, the symbolic ruins of the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire. Visit Erdene-Zuu, the oldest monastery with 108 stupas which was built in 1586. Then visit Karakorum museum and see the Great Mongol state period Stone Age, Bronze Age and ancient state period halls. We will stay over here after sightseeing the historic museum.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Kharkhorin

    Day 4: Kharakhorum

    Stop At: Kharakhorum Museum, Khushuu Tsaidam Rd, Kharkhorin 62090 Mongolia
    Mongolia’s ancient capital, Kharakhorum, Chinggis Khaan’s fabled city, was founded in 1220 in the Orkhon valley, at the crossroads of the Silk Road. It was from there that the Mongol Empire governed, until Khubilai Khaan moved it to Beijing. The symbolic ruins of Kharakhorum (kharkhorin), monumental walls (400 m of length) with 108 stupas, surround the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia Erdene Zuu Monastery, built in 1586. In 1792, it housed 62 temples and 10,000 lamas; since 1990, it has become an active monastery again. Turtles carved from the stone marked the boundaries of the complex. Nearby, Turkish monuments and rock inscriptions erected in 8-9th centuries in memory of outstanding fighters for independence.

    In 1220 Genghis Khan decided to build the capital city of his vast Mongolian empire at Karakorum. Building was completed by his son, Ogedai Khan, after Genghis' death, but Karakorum served as the capital for only 40 years before Kublai Khan moved it to what is now Beijing. Following the move, and the subsequent collapse of the Mongolian empire, Karakorum was abandoned and then later destroyed by hordes of Manchurian soldiers. Whatever was left was used to help build the Erdene Zuu monastery in the 16th century, which itself was badly destroyed during the Stalinist purges. The modern and dreary town of Kharkhorin was built on the same spot.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Stop At: Erdene Zuu Monastery, Kharkhorin 62090 Mongolia
    Erdene Zuu (Hundred Treasures) was the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. The monastery was started in 1586 by Abtai Khaan, but wasn't entirely finished until about 300 years later. It had between 60 and 100 temples, about 300 gers were set up inside the walls and, at its height, up to 1000 monks were in residence.

    Like Karakorum, the monastery was abandoned and then vandalized by invading Manchus. Attempts at restoration were made in about 1760 and, again, in 1808 under the direction of the famous architect Manzshir, but then came the Stalinist purges of the 1930s. All but three of the temples in Erdene Zuu were destroyed and an unknown number of monks were either killed or shipped off to Siberia and never heard from again.

    However, a surprising number of statues, tsam masks and scroll paintings were saved from the monastery at the time of the purges - possibly with the help of a few sympathetic military officers. These were buried in nearby mountains, or stored in local homes (at great risk to the residents). Sadly the statues are still not safe: a security system was installed in the monastery halls in early 2000 after several statues were stolen.

    The monastery remained closed until 1965 when it was permitted to reopen as a museum, but not as a place of worship. It was only with the collapse of communism in 1990 that religious freedom was restored and the monastery became active again. Today, Erdene Zuu Khiid still retains much of its former glory, though no doubt it's a shadow of what it once was. Restoration of the monastery is one of Mongolia's top cultural projects, but few funds are available from the government or international agencies.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Ugii Lake

    Stop At: Ugii nuur, Ugiinuur Rd, Zegstei, Mongolia
    Ugii Lake is a freshwater lake, located in the center of Mongolia, eastern Arkhangai province. It is one of the biggest lakes of Mongolia and has 27 km squire area with average depth of 6.64 m, in some sections 15.3 m, coastal length is 23.5 m.

    Ugii lake abounds in various types of fish and birds, which creates an incredible natural beauty. Ugii Lake also provides a favorable condition for research work and traveling. It attracts travelers, tourists and nature researchers from Mongolia as well as from foreign countries. Also it is enthusiastic for swimming, sunbathing, horse and camelback riding around the lake. Don’t forget to take your swimming costume when you visit Uugii Lake as the water is very warm during summer.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • All tours & transfers are all based in English Speaking local guides.
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Travel Mongolia

Activity ID: V-37134P128

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