Mongolia – the land of the Mongols, founded by the legendary Genghis Khan, the land of Kublai Khan… a country that is the 19 largest in the world… along with being one of the most sparsely populated… a land that comprises of grassy plains, mountains and desert. . .
Sink into a short capsule to give you a quick feel of this marvellous country with its ancient towns, temples, customs and culture. . .
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Arrive in Ulaan Baatar
Arrive in Ulaan Baatar the capital city of Mongolia to be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for some rest and lunch. Then on to the sights of Ulaan Baatar – the monasteries, the museums, etc… After a traditional art performance in the evening, it’s time for dinner and rest. Overnight in Ulaan Baatar. (LD).
Take a drive to the Khognokhaan sacred mountain – a beautiful granite mountain set in sylvan surroundings. Get a dose of culture with a visit to a local temple and then a nomad family. Enjoy camel back riding for an hour and stay overnight in a Ger camp. (BLD).
Drive down to Genghis Khan’s ancient capital, Kharakhorum – be awed by the Erdene Zuu monastery, the largest and first Mongolian Buddhist temple complex built on the remains of ancient Kharakhorum city. And then to a local museum for a quick understanding about the history and culture of the Mongols. Stay overnight in Ger camp. (BLD).
Travel to the Khushuu Tsaidam historical site and explore heritages of the ancient Turkish Empire and then on to the Gurvanbulag valley of Bulgan province to stay with nomads and understand first-hand their unique lifestyle. Enjoy their traditional hospitality and taste unconventional home-made special dairy products, such as “aaruul”- dried curds, Suutei tsai-Mongolian salty milk tea and so on. Of course you can learn how nomad horseman catch and train untamed horses. The more adventurous can go on an optional horse riding trip. In the evening, learn to play “Shagai”, the Mongolian traditional game and play with your hosts. Stay overnight in community based Ger camp. (BLD).
Khustai National Park
Travel to Khustai National Park with an en-route visit to Khar Bukhiin Balgas (the remains of an ancient 10th century town). This National Park is a habitat of resurrected wild Mongolian horses, popularly known as Takhi – explore it to see Takhi horses in the wilderness. Stay overnight in Ger camp. (BLD).
Ulaan Baatar city
Drive back to Ulaan Baatar city for finishing your souvenir shopping and anything else that you may want to explore… Overnight in Ulaan Baatar. (BLD).
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for departure after a crash course on Mongolia.(B).