Terelj, Elsen Tasarkhai and Karakorum Tour 4 – Days
Terelj National park and Chinggis Khaan statue
After meeting in Ulaanbaatar, drive to Giant Chinggis Khaan statue. The statues in total is 40m high and see as far sighted Chinggis Khaan holds a golden whip in his right hand. Drive to Terelj National park (70km). You’ll explore the extraordinary formation of rocks and stones; some of them look quite similar to turtles. Free horseback trial. Overnight in a tourist camp.(L+D)
Visit Elsen tasarkhai and camel ride trial
Up early morning, drive to Elsen tasarkhai unique area of forest and sand dunes. After lunch in tourist camp, there is an opportunity for a camel ride trial through the sand dunes. We will visit a local horsemen family where you have an opportunity to experience their way of life, their culture and traditions. Overnight in a tourist camp. (B + L + D)
Erdenezuu and Karakorum
After breakfast at the tourist camp, drive to Karakorum, the symbolic ruins of the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire. Visit Erdene-Zuu, the oldest monastery, with 108 stupas, built in 1586. Then visit Karakorum museum and see the Great Mongol state period, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Ancient state period halls. Overnight in tourist camp by Orkhon River. (B + L + D)
Drive back to Ulaanbaatar
After breakfast, drive back to Ulaanbaatar (370km) and finish the trip. (B)
|Group size:||as you requested|
|Tour cost:||US$ 1348 pp based on 1 person.
US$ 797 pp based on 2 people.
US$ 613 pp based on 3 people.
US$ 520 pp based on more than 4 people.
|Schedule 2014:||May to October|
|Destinations:||Ulaanbaatar » Terelj National park » Elsen tasarkhai» Karakorum…|
Mongolia is the ultimate adventure destination in the sense of embracing all types of natural zones from sheer mountain ranges and ice glaciers to singing sand dunes and hot spring waters. Therefore, visit to the two main natural zones are included in this trip. First up the Terelj National Park; where the nature is articulated in great combination of sheer granite mountains, open fields and river. Visit to the tallest horseman-statue in the world, dedicated to Mongolian legendary emperor – Chinggis or Genghis Khan, is also included in your convenience on the way to the next destination.
Although Khustai National Park is best known as a home to wild Przewalski horses, it is not the only attraction of the Park. Because the Park occupies such a vast territory, there is ample opportunity for various outdoor activities such as takhi and bird watching, hiking, horse or camel riding, photo shooting and visiting ancient artifacts there.
Our next destination will be Karakorum city, which once served as the capital of Mongolian Empire and an essential station of the Silk Road; and thus has much more to share than its current physical appearance. Mongolian largest and the historically most significant religious and cultural center – Erdenezuu monastery – is operating as a museum there. Different stone relics and other ancient artifacts are standing around the city to reveal the history and stories dated back to hundreds of years ago.
Our next stop will be Elsen Tasarkhai, marvelous oasis with sand dunes, vegetations, lake and birds, an hour drive from Karakorum.