Tour grade: Medium
Mongolia lies at the heart of Asia, on the balance between the ‘East’ of China, and the vast wilderness of Siberian Russia. This huge, sparsely populated land encompasses a fabulous array of pristine landscapes and a nomadic people whose lives are in many ways unchanged from the days of Genghis Khan and the mighty Mongol Empire.
This wonderful horse trekking trip takes you to the Khan Khentii mountain range, one of the biggest and the most beautiful mountains of Mongolia, the sacred Tuul and the Herlen rivers, part of the Great Mongolian steppes and the Gun-Galuut nature reserve. While trekking you will have the opportunities to visit local families and taste their renowned milky tea. At the end of the trip you will enjoy a wonderful rest in the serene Gun-Galuut – heaven for wildlife lovers.
Arrival in Ulaanbaatar – Terelj National Park
Your guide will meet with you at the airport and aid with welcome lunch at a fine Mongolian restaurant. Drive to the Terelj National Park, transfer to tourist camp. Visit to famous Meditation Temple in the depth of spectacular Terelj National Park Dinner and overnight there. Ger camp L+D
Horse Trekking in the Terelj Mountains
This morning we ride our horses to the southern part of Terelj National Park enjoying the stunning views of the Gorkhi-Terelj Mountains and visit the Turtle Rock. 25-30 km ride. Tent camping B+L+D
Horse Riding Day to the Tuul River Valley
Breakfast. Continue the ride to the south east to the sacred Tuul river valley crossing the Terelj mountain at Yoliin Pass. Today's most wonderful moment will be crossing the river Tuul on horseback. Riding and enjoying the nature beauty. We’ll visit to Giant Genghis Monument. Camping in tents under starry skies. Tent camping B+L+D
Horse Riding Day to the Ar Khust Mountains
We will ride our horses, visit the Giant Genghis monument complex and then through the valley of Ovor Janchivlin and reach the mountain in the evening. We will stop at a nomadic family and witness their hospitality. We will enjoy spending the night in tents under the starry skies. Tent camping B+L+D
Arriving in Amazing Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve
We will ride our horses through the northernmost part of the great Mongolian steppes to the amazing Gun-Galuut nature reserve. On the way we will stop at the small lakes Ayaga and Ikh-gun to admire the rare birds such as the white cranes, whooper swans, hooded cranes and many more. Ger camp L+D
Rest Day in Gun – Galuut
The Reserve is a home for many endangered species including the Argali wild mountain sheep and many more. Hiking to Mt. Baits to view Argali wild sheep and other wild animals. Visit a nomadic family to get basic introduction about nomadic way of life. Ger camp L+D
Gun-Galuut to Ulaanbaatar
After breakfast we drive back to Ulaanbaatar for 2 hours on paved road and transfer to the hotel. Then we visit the Bogd Khaan’s Palace Museum – the residence of the last king of Mongolia and the Buddha Park. Enjoy a traditional folklore concert in the evening. Farewell dinner. Hotel overnight. Centrally located excellent hotel 3* B+L+D
Departure from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
You are transferred to the airport/train station after breakfast. End of service. B
|Single Supplement Charge||US$230|
DESTINATION & ATTRACTIONS BRIEF INFO
Terelj National Park - is one of the most popular national parks in Mongolia. Terelj is just 60km from Ulaanbaatar in the east and features stunning granite mountains and flowery endless grassy green meadows. This picturesque NP is a part of Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area. It is a great place for hiking, trekking, even you can rock climb here at its natural steep granite walls.
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Sending you some of our nicer pictures. Some are chosen for their beautiful scenery while the rest are just us happily playing and goofing around. There are a couple of shots of us doing some Mongolian wrestling, as suggested by Oyuna since we missed out on the mini-Naadam festival. She said since we missed it, we might as well organise our own festival by playing some Mongolian games. Haha... We had so much fun playing those games!!! :)OK, I hope you like the pictures we send you. Best regards to everyone at Selena Travel and thank you once again for all your assistance.
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