Introduction

Because of its geographical position, central Mongolia has always been an ideal place to travel. You can see the true combination of Mongolian nature, culture, flora and fauna in central Mongolia. “Karakorum”-ancient capital of Mongol empire, “Erdenezuu”-the first and the biggest Buddhist monastery in Mongolia, Takhi-the only living ancestor of modern horses in the world are included in “Highlights of Central Mongolia” trip.



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Trip Highlight
  • Gorkhi - Terelj National Park.
    Gorkhi - Terelj National Park
  • Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex.
    Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex Image
  • “Khorgo” extinct volcano.
    “Khorgo” extinct volcano
  • “Tsenkher” hot springs.
    “Tsenkher” hot springs Image
  • ErdeneZuu Monastery.
    ErdeneZuu Monastery Image
  • Hustai National Park.
    Hustai National Park

Day 1

Ulaanbaatar - Terelj National Park

After arrival at Ulaanbaatar central train station, professional English speaking local guide and chauffeur warmly greet the travellers and tour starts to Terelj National park. It is one of the protected landscapes of Khan Khentii Mountain, which is preserved in 1994. After having lunch at the tourist camp, explore the unique rock formations such as giant Turtle rock, and observe “a man reading a book”, and many more on the way while enjoying the beautiful nature. Then hiking to Aryabal meditation Temple will take around an hour in the fresh air. Local dinner and overnight stay is in a ger camp.

(Lunch, Dinner)
Stay: Camp Terelj National Park
Terelj National Park
Terelj National Park
Terelj National Park

Day 2

Terelj National Park

After breakfast in the camp, transfer to a local nomadic family for cultural experiences. Enjoy the true hospitality of nomads who welcome you with their open minds. After being introduced, explore their lifestyle by preparing dairy products, and participate in their daily chores when possible. Have lunch with the family. Then before evening transfer back to Terelj National Park. Dinner and overnight in a ger camp.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Stay: Camp Terelj National Park
image of Horse Trekking
Terelj National Park
Horse Trekking

Day 3

Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast in the camp, transfer to Ulaanbaatar for about over an hour and visit the attractions of Ulaanbaatar city, including morning praying session in Gandan monastery, then Chinggis Khaan square, and Bogd Khaan Winter Palace museum. Lunch is in a Mongolian barbeque restaurant, then check-in to centrally located hotel. Dinner in a city restaurant.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Stay: Amure Hotel Stay: Chinggis Khaan Hotel Stay: The Blue Sky Hotel Ulaanbaatar
Chinggis Khan Statue
Ulaanbaatar
Chinggis Khan Statue
"Amazing Facts
When walking down a street in a Mongolian town or city if you accidentally bump into a person or brush past them, don’t be surprised if the other person reaches for your hand. Go ahead and shake their hand or even just touch it to apologize and express that it was indeed an accident and not intentional. The same gesture applies if your leg accidentally hits someone else’s under the table. Remember to shake hands!

Day 4

Ulaanbaatar - Karakorum

Today the tour starts to 13th century capital of Mongol Empire – Karakorum. Have lunch on the way and dinner in a ger camp upon arrival. Visit the Rock turtle, and Khaadiin Khaad hill before resting overnight in a local ger camp.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Stay: Camp Karakorum
Rock Turtle
Karakorum
Rock Turtle

Day 5

Karakorum – Tsenkher Hot Springs

After breakfast in the camp, visit Erdenezuu Monastery. Erdene Zuu Monastery was one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia. Tour the monastery grounds and visit several chapels with excellent exemplary Buddhist iconographies dating from the 16th century. Dinner and overnight in ger resort.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Stay: Camp Karakorum
Erdene Zuu Monastery
Tsenkher Hot Springs
Erdene Zuu Monastery

Day 6

Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan

Today, travel further west to Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan. On the destination, fishing, bird watching, and swimming activities are available as the lake supports plenty of fish including Pike, some rare birds and migratory waterfowls. The lake was formed as a result of volcanic eruption about 9000 years ago, where upper and lower Therkhiin rivers had been bordered by the Khorgo volcano’s burning lava. Lunch, dinner and overnight are in a ger camp by the lakeshore.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Stay: Camp Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan
Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan
Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan
Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan

Day 7

Khorgo Extinct Volcano

Have breakfast in the camp and spend the day taking excursions to surrounding wild nature. Khorgo extinct volcano crater located ~6 km from the Lake is an interesting spot to hike up and explore the views. Lunch, dinner and overnight in a same ger camp by the lakeshore.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Stay: Camp Khorgo
Khorgo Extinct Volcano
Khorgo Extinct Volcano
Khorgo Extinct Volcano

Day 8

Tsetserleg, Arkhangai

After breakfast in the camp, transfer in direction to Tsetserleg – capital of Arkhangai province. There explore the Taikhar stone - rock standing in the middle of nowhere, with many tales attached to it. It has preserved many different symbolic carvings, and scripts which are dating as early as years B.C. After your stop, go to a local nomadic family’s summer residence nearby the Tsetserleg town (~2-10 km). Lunch dinner and overnight stay is with the family, which allows you to learn more about the culture and their daily routines.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Stay: Camp Tsetserleg
Tsetserleg
Tsetserleg
Tsetserleg

Day 9

Hustai Nature Reserve

Have breakfast in the ger camp, and transfer to Hustai Nature Reserve - where the endangered Mongolian “takhi” wild horses are re-introduced to the nature. Lunch is on the way. Upon arrival watch short documentary film about these wild horses, then around dinnertime go look for the last true wild Takhi/Przewalski horses in the field. Dinner and overnight in a ger camp in Hustai Nature Reserve.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Stay: Camp Hustai Nature Reserve
Hustai Nature Reserve
Hustai Nature Reserve
Hustai Nature Reserve

Day 10

Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, transfer to Ulaanbaatar for about over an hour and check-in to a centrally located hotel. Have lunch and dine on your own (not included). Rest overnight at the hotel.

(Breakfast, Lunch)
Stay: Amure Hotel Stay: Chinggis Khaan Hotel Stay: The Blue Sky Hotel Ulaanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar

Day 11

Ulaanbaatar Departure

In the morning, transfer to train station for international departure.
(Breakfast)
Ulaanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar International Airport
Ulaanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar International Airport
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