4 days adventure travelling central Mongolia from Ulaanbaatar to the ancient Mongolian capital city Kharkhorin, where the most attractive monastery in Mongolia locates. Meet the locals in Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes and Terelj national park, go for hiking around the national park, take some horseback and camel riding.
||From your staying hotel at Ulaanbaatar city.
||08:30AM in the morning
||Accommodations during trip
|All meals displayed in itinerary+entrance fees/tickets for museums/temple/national park+horse/camel riding(1hour)
|Travel insurance+hotel in UB city
|Driver & Guide’s gratuity
DAY1. DRIVE TO THE ANCIENT CAPITAL CITY KHARKHORIN
After would pick up you from your hotel/hostel, we will start 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 wandering around the town. (Lunch and Dinner)
DAY2. DRIVE TO 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 will be transferred to a next family ger. 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. Stay overnight in a family ger. (Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner)
DAY3.DRIVING TO TELELJ NATIONAL PARK
This morning after breakfast we will drive to a nomadic family in Terelj National via passing by Ulaanbaatar. Terelj National Park is one of the national parks of Mongolia. It is connected with Ulaanbaatar by a paved road. The park also has a Buddhist monastery that is open to visitors. Park wildlife includes brown bears and over 250 species of birds and you will have a chance to see a lot of animals such as yaks, sheep, goats and horses hanging out around this National park. The Tuul River flows through the park. The park has interesting formatted rocks, and includes two famous formations named for things they resemble: Turtle Rock and the Old Man Reading a Book.
Once we got to the National Park we will have lunch with the host family. Wander around the National Park and do some horseback riding through the National Park. Stay overnight in a ger. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY4. DRIVING BACK TO ULAANBAATAR CITY
After setting up at the local family ger camp, we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar. When we arrive to Ulaanbaatar, we will be transferred to a hostel or hotel for tonight. (Breakfast and Lunch)