Schedule 2016 & 2017
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* Free of charge: 0-3 years old child
* 20% discount : 4-11 years old child
* Currency: USD / Per person
A remarkable horse trekking tour named "Following the footsteps of Genghis Khan". The trip goes back to the 13th Century and experience the life of a Mongolian legend. There is no better way to explore Mongolia on horseback.
Genghis Khan conquered lands riding his 8 light bay horses, which none of his entourage were allowed to touch. But at this time, his geldings are waiting just for you in Khentii National Park- a beautiful combination of forest, mountain, steppe, rivers and lakes. To evoke the spirit and time of Genghis Khan, each participant can wear traditional costume and accessories of the time, while riding through the landscape that has not much changed since the time of Genghis Khan.
We guarantee this trip will be an experience you will never forget.
Why choose this tour
- 5 days of horseback riding adventure in the homeland of Genghis Khan
- Riding with the Mongol army costumes and accessories
- Experience 13th century life of Mongolian legend
- Professional horseback riding guide
- New experience and love with Mongolian horse
- Opportunity to stay in tent camp in the wilderness
- I have discovered Mongolia! brand t-shirt is yours!
- A chance to see how the real Mongolian authentic Barbecue is made the traditional way!
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar
Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. You'll be greeted at the airport and escorted to 4* hotel. After lunch, take a half-day city tour to Gandan Monastery where you will see huge gold plated Buddha, a symbol of Mongolian national pride and cultural revival and visit National Museum of Mongolian History, where we will explore not only 13th century about Genghis Khan but also we will know all Mongolian history and lifestyle. Overnight in the hotel. (L+D)
Lake Khokh nuur and prepare for the horse trek
After breakfast, 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 on the way. Then drive to small Lake Khokh nuur where Genghis Khan was entitled as the Khan of Mongols in 1189 and there you will meet your lovely light bay horse and a Mongolian warrior who leads the trip. Prepare for the horse trip and in the evening listen to brief historical highlights about the significant events in the history of Mongolia.(B+L+D)
In the morning, we begin the horse trek. Today, we will ride to Genghis Khan's fire stones. On the way, we will visit horseman nomad family. We will taste Mongolian traditional dairy products. Dinner is real authentic Mongolian barbecue, prepared in the traditional style with hot stones.In the evening, we will make up our own ger (National dwelling). Overnight in Ger. (B+L+D)
Travel to birthplace of Jamukha
Today we will ride to tourist camp located in the birthplace of Jamukha, who was not only the best friend of Genghis Khan but also leader of clans. Dinner is real Mongolian authentic barbecue as prepared the traditional way with hot stones resulting unique taste. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)
Ride to Bereeven Monastery
Today we will ride through wonderful nature to Bereeven Monastery. The monastery is surrounded by 13 high mountains and it was built in 17th century. At that time, there were about 5000 to 6000 Buddhist lamas lived & studied. Overnight in tent. (B+L+D)
Horse trek along Kherlen River
Horse trek in the valley of Jargalant River. Genghis Khan used to drink water from this river when he returns to his mother land. We will visit nomad family to explore their lifestyle, culture and tradition. Overnight in tent. (B+L+D)
Today is the last day for riding to the ruins of Uglugch walls where the Great Khan used to live for some time. This area has a number of ancient graves and stone monuments. Overnight in tent. (B+L+D)
Tour to 13th Century Live Museum
Drive to 13th century National park. Here we will visit the camps of Craftsmen, Shamans and Education. Visit herder's family and riding horses, camels and playing ankle bone shooting and other Mongolian traditional games and much more fun activities. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)
Uaanbaatar and city tour options
After breakfast you will have a drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Visit Bogd Khan Palace, which is a series of beautiful traditional buildings, where the last religious King of Mongolia resided. You may choose an optional city tour where you will be taken to souvenir and cashmere shops before enjoying an evening concert of National Folklore. Overnight in the hotel. (B+L+D)
Departure from Mongolia.
You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport. (B)
Departure from Mongolia
Armand and Aline Bachofner
Dear Mr. Tuvshinbat, My daughter and I have safely returned home after an excellent time spent in Mongolia. Discover Mongolia Travel We have been impressed with the professionalism of your organization. Your website is excellent; the people we have dealt with have been of great help, on time and friendly. We will recommend your organization to anyone interested in visiting Mongolia. We were impressed with the professionalism and maturity of our 19 year old guide Lagshimi. She did an excellent job. We also very much enjoyed Terelj National Park tour with Bayarjargal as a guide. She is an extremely competent and joyful person whom we appreciated very much. Both the Chinggis Khan Statue and the Live Museum are very interesting sites that we would not have wanted to miss. It was a very enjoyable and interesting day. Switzerland.
The best time to make this trip:
July, the peak season in July for the Naadam Festival. July and August are also the wettest months of the year, but be assured, our climate is such that you will still have many sunny days at this time. The best time to visit the Gobi is June or September.
We believe that comfortable, welcoming accommodation is vital to the enjoyment of your trip. You will be stay in a standard 3-4 star hotel in Ulaanbaatar and a tourist ger camp (traditional dwelling) with currency (220V), shower and other useful services (2 or 4 people per ger) in the countryside. All accommodation offered by Discover Mongolia is personally checked by our staff to ensure high standards.
In Ulaanbaatar, you will be dining at fine European and Asian cuisine restaurants. Mutton, beef, rice and noodles form the basis of the Mongolian diet, so your meals will be based around this. However, the trail rations may include vegetables, eggs, peanut butter, cheese and sometimes yak! On some days there will be lunchboxes from tourist camps. It is good food and our experience has been that guests are happy with this arrangement. Please let us know in advance if you are a vegetarian. Alcohol is not provided on the trip but tourists are free to bring their own.
Discover Mongolia use the highest level, latest model, air-conditioned private vans or 4WD vehicles for the maximum comfort on your touring days. A day's drive in the countryside will be approx 200-250km.
An English speaking Mongolian guide will accompany the group at all times. The guide will be a native Mongolian person with great local knowledge who can deal with any requests and ensure that your holiday to become one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life.
Personal things to bring with you:
Warm thin layers of clothing are the best such as bring a waterproof jacket, sandals and a hat and headscarf to protect you from the sun and winds. Don't forgot insect repellent, sun cream, lip-gloss and first aid kit (medicine for headache, cold, diarrhea, runny nose; bandages; any medicine prescribed for you ). All your camera equipment.
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