Mongolia has many beautiful National Parks and most of them located around the capital city Ulaanbaatar. For example, Terelj National Park is located 80km to the east from Ulaanbaatar, Hustai National Park is located 100 km to the west of Ulaanbaatar, Giant Genghis Monument is located on the east as well and Hustai National Park is located 100km to the west from the Ulaanbaatar. These National parks tours are giving you great chance to feel Mongolian beautiful nature and nomadic lifestyle just within 3 days and by very competitive price. Go ahead & feel Mongolian wilderness and beauty in short time.
Day 1: Ulaanbaatar - Terelj National Park via Giant Chinggis statue
Day 2: Terelj National Park - Hustai National Park
Day 3: Hustai National Park - Ulaanbaatar
Day 1: Ulaanbaatar - Gun Galuut Nature reserve
Day 2: Gun Galuut Nature reserve - Giant Chinggis statue- Terelj National Park
Day 3: Terelj National Park - Genghis Monument Complex – Ulaanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar - Terelj National Park via Giant Chinggis statue
Meet your guide at the hotel lobby in the morning and drive to beautiful Terelj National Park that is one of the most attractive destinations of Mongolia. On the way we will stop for the Giant Chinggis statue, the biggest equestrian of its kind. Transfer to the tourist ger camp and lunch. We will have some hiking and visit Turtle Rock and Meditation temple. Overnight in camp L+D
Terelj National Park - Hustai National Park
Today, we head to Hustai national park. Transfer to Hustai National Park, where the Takhi wild horses graze peacefully with other wild animals. Hiking around and enjoying the beautiful serene nature. Visit a local nomad family, experience their lifestyle and tradition. Overnight in camp B+L+D
Hustai National Park - Ulaanbaatar
After breakfast drive to Ulaanbaatar and our guide and driver take you to your accommodation. B
Ulaanbaatar - Gun Galuut Nature reserve
In the morning, you’ll meet with your driver and guide and drive through the east of Ulaanbaatar to Gun Galuut Nature reserve, a home to endangered species such as White Napped Crane, Argali and many more. Visit nomadic family ger. Optional horseback riding. Overnight in camp L+D
Gun Galuut Nature reserve - Giant Chinggis statue- Terelj National Park
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Terelj National Park with the stop in Giant Chinggis statue. Visit Turtle Rock and Meditation temple. We will have some hiking for visiting Turtle Rock. Overnight in camp B+L+D
Terelj National Park - Genghis Monument Complex – Ulaanbaatar
Drive back Ulaanbaatar after breakfast. Arrive in UB and end of services. B
Ulaanbaatar: Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia has many hotels ranging from basic 1* to high-end 5*. Some international hotel chains have opened such as Kempinski, Ramada, and Best Western to name a few. Some of Selena Travel Mongolia tours do not include hotel accommodation in Ulaanbaatar, where clients are advised to take care of their own accommodation in Ulaanbaatar. Please refer to your tour program (Included services and Exclusions section) for more details.
Your Selena Travel advisor is happy to assist you with hotel booking on your request. Below you will find some suggested hotels in Ulaanbaatar:
Best Western Gobi Kelso ***
Springs hotel ***
Ramada hotel ****
Kempinski Khan Palace ****
Best Western Premier *****
Outside Ulaanbaatar: Please take in mind that traveling in the countryside of Mongolia is often tough, a trip is conducted in remote areas where there’s no hotel and paved roads exist.
Outside of Ulaanbaatar, tourist Ger camps are the best accommodation for travelers. A Ger is Mongolian traditional dwelling made of felt layers and wooden construction, and the Mongols have lived in Gers since the time immemorial. Tourist Ger camps offer comfortable Gers with 1-4 beds with good bedding, and also have western style showers and WCs (mostly shared). A few Ger camps offer en-suite Gers at additional charge (please ask your Selena Travel advisor for this). Due to remoteness some tourist Ger camps may not excel in service, so travelers may not always expect high pressure showers, bubble baths or gourmet food etc.
Food on Selena Travel tours
During your tour in Mongolia you will be eating in good restaurants in Ulaanbaatar, we have a great variety in restaurants in the capital city. Once you are outside the capital, Ger restaurants in Ger camps and local cafes in the small towns and villages will be the places where you will be eating. Ger restaurants often have set menu, but their food is usually very good (Ger camps provide mostly continental breakfast, lunches consist of salad, soup, main course and dessert, whilst, dinners are usually salad, main course and dessert).
During your longer driving days you will take packed lunch from Ger camps (often vegetable salad, main course such as fried chicken/noodles/dumplings and a chocolate bar etc). Vegetarians are well taken care of both in Ulaanbaatar restaurants and tourist Ger camps.
Luggage allowance on Selena Travel tours
When you travelling overland in a vehicle (minivan & jeep), it would be suitable if you have 20kg luggage per person (max). However, please kindly note that domestic flight luggage allowance per person is 15 kg (10 kg for the check in luggage and 5 for the carry on luggage). For 1kg extra luggage you pay US$2 - 5.
DESTINATION & ATTRACTIONS BRIEF INFO
Terelj National Park. 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 National Park is a part of Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area. It is a great place for hiking and trekking, even you can do rock climbing here at its natural steep granite walls. Open during year and is only two-hour drive from Ulaanbaatar. One of the most important attraction is up there Gunjiin Svm. It is surrounded by forests and not far from the river which is named Baruun Bayan gol. It is built in 1740 by Efu Dondovdorj to commemorate the death of his Manchurian wife Amarlangui.
Bogd Khan Mountain national park. Mongolia's Bogd Khan is one of the oldest National Parks in the World claiming its existence since 1778. Located within 5-20km from the capital of Mongolia, the area is a true national heritage known for its pristine ecosystem, wildlife and historical monuments. During this visit you will enjoy Mongolian countryside and wilderness with plenty of opportunities to hike, climb and learn about history and culture by visiting the ruins of Manzushir Monastery with 21 chapels, established in 1733. The Temple was famous for its school of philosophy and logic, attracting priests from as far as India coming for theological debates. In winter of 1938 the monastery was completely destroyed and the area eventually turned into a recreation zone.
13th Century National Park. "13th Century National Park" is located in Erdene country, Yol mountain 96km from Ulaanbaatar. The goal of "13th century" national park is build and establish real-time micro kingdom to make the lively feeling for its guests during their stay by genuinely providing true environment of the way of living and working of the 13th century. Visitors can enjoy annual celebrations, customs such as making felt cover for ghers, sling wool, sacred ceremony to praise flag, heaven by sacrificing, wedding, weeping camel, mare milking, sealing folks and organizing three games of men. Here the guests can dine with Khans and Queens visit the residents of lords and learn to write in Mongolian scripts and play in horse-headed fiddle /Morin khuur/.
Hustai National Park is the place where the wild Takhi- Przewalski horses have lived peacefully since 1993 when they were reintroduced to their native land Mongolia. Here we are able to see and photograph these beautiful wild horses at pasture and Red Deer, Wolf, Asian Marmot, various species of waterfawls and prey birds etc., as well.
Aug 10, 2012. Gobi & Karakorum Explorer tour
Our recent "The Gobi & Karakorum Explorer" tour with you was excellent, everything exceeded our expectations! It was a super trip in our lives and we loved our Mongolia holiday so much. Our guide Joe was kind, well organised, accurate and informative, polite and caring and always provided us with timely information. And our driver Jack is super, very friendly, professional and always on time.
We are wild travellers, having been to many places in the world - but Mongolia is still truly unspoiled and uncontaminated. Selena Travel's services were perfect right from the very first email. We would like to thank Selena Travel, our guide and our driver for having made this Mongolia experience a truly beautiful one with so many wonderful memories.
Rafaella, Benedetta, Lidia
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.