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Terelj - Hustai - Karakorum - Elsen Tasarkhai Tour 5 - Days
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 artefacts 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. In contrast to Terelj, next stop will be Elsen Tasarkhai, marvellous oasis with sand dunes, vegetations, lake and birds, an hour drive from Karakorum.

Group size: as you requested
Tour cost: US$ 1657 pp based on 1 person.
US$ 982 pp based on 2 people.
US$ 757 pp based on 3 people.
US$ 644 pp based on more than 4 people.
Schedule 2014: May to October
Destinations: Ulaanbaatar » Chinggis Khaan statue » Hustai NP » Erdenezuu and Karakorum ...

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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)


See the Takhi, the Asian wild horse

After lunch drive to Hustai National Park (170km) and see the Takhi, the Asian wild horse. Enjoy small hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife. Visit Takhi's small museum and overnight in 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)


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 nomad family where you have an opportunity to experience their way of life, their culture and traditions. Overnight in a tourist camp. (B + L + D)


Drive back to Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, drive back to Ulaanbaatar (280km) and finish the trip. (B)


B - Breakfast            L - Lunch            D - Dinner

Services included in the price

Guiding and interpreting service


Private transfers


Accommodation in tourist ger camp

Entrance fees

meals as listed

1 hour horse and camel riding

Services not included in the price

Hotel in Ulaanbaatar


Personal equipments


hhh

Optional activity cost


Meals in UB


Alcoholic drinks


Travel Insurance



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Note: The duration and activities can be changed to suit your needs and requirements.



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