On this well-paced trip you will follow the footsteps of Chinggis Khan and experience the unique nomadic culture, while surrounded by natural wonders of the Khentii mountain range. This tour takes you to Mongolia’s most sacred and honored lake, Khar Zurkhnii Khukh, where Temuujin was enthroned as Chinggis Khan by the Ikh Khuraldai, or Great Council, in 1189. Later, we will explore the Uglugch Wall – a famous cultural and archaeological site where ancient tribes buried their nobles. Another highlight of this tour is the Gun Galuut Reserve, an excellent place for wildlife spotting, particularly the argali sheep and rare birds.
Ulaanbaatar – Khar Zurkhnii Khukh Lake – Baldan Bereeven Monastery – Uglugch Wall – Gun Galuut Nature Reserve – Ulaanbaatar.
Meet your guide and driver at your Ulaanbaatar hotel and travel 240km east to the Khar Zurkhnii Khukh Lake, passing a coal mining town, Baganuur. Have picnic lunch on the way or stop at a local eatery. Upon arrival at the Lake, visit the place where Temuujin was enthroned as the leader of united Mongol tribes and took the title of “Chinggis Khan” in 1189. The Secret History of Mongols, a chronicle book of Chinggis Khaan’s life, mentions Lake Khukh and Khar Zurkh Mountain as places where a number of important events took place. Explore both areas, learning from your guide about the history of medieval Mongols and the events that took place in both locations. Then drive 40km to the Bayangol camp where you will have dinner and enjoy your first night in a ger. LD
After leisurely breakfast journey east to the birth place of Chinggis Khan in Batshireet, Khentii Province. Stop en-route at an interesting Baldan Bereeven monastery where you may be see the monks chanting, which takes place mid-morning. Batshireet is situated at the place where where the easternmost part of Siberian taiga forest meet the great plains and steppes of Mongolia. Drive today will take about 3 hours. Arrive at the characterful Steppe Eco-Camp by late afternoon and stay in a Mongolian ger. After having the dinner enjoy some have a private time in the evening.BLD
In the morning we hike 8km to the Khurkh steppe where the nomadic people set up their encampents during summer. You will have a chance to visit one of the nomadic families – enter their ger and experience the local hospitality. Taste traditional dairy products, such as dried milk curd, salty milk tea, or homemade butter biscuits. You will have plenty of ways to experience first hand the nomadic way of life, whether having a conversation with the family members with the assistance of your guide, participating in cooking, tending to animals and observing the customs. One of the family ladies will be happy to show you how to prepare the tasty and nutritious Mongolian cheese called “aaruul”. and the traditional liquor “byaslag”. After the home-cooked lunch saddle up for a horse ride if you wish or hike to the surrounding hills. Then it’s back to the Steppe Eco-Camp in time for dinner. BLD
Today explore famous cultural and archaeological sites belonging to the ancient history of Mongols. After breakfast at the camp, hike a short distance to the Uglugch Wall. Explore this archaeological wonder for 2-3 hours. After having a picnic lunch continue to Rashaant Khad, where you will see a number of interesting Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic remains, such as deer statues dating to early Bronze Age, or excavated ancient grave sites. After exploring the area return to the Eco Camp. In the evening for dinner enjoy the traditional feast of “Khorkhog” – the native Mongolian barbecue of meat and vegetables cooked with hot stones. BLD
This morning hop into vehicle and drive about 6 hours (280km) to the Gun Galuut Nature Reserve – home to the protected wild mountain sheep (argali). Arrive at the camp and enjoy a bit of rest after the long drive, then in the afternoon hike through the mountains to spot the wild animals. Evening is the best time to see them as they gather to drink water. Return to the camp for dinner. You will be staying overnight in the Steppe Nomads camp. BLD
After leisurely breakfast journey back to Ulaanbaatar, which should take about 2 hours (130kms). where you will be dropped of at a location of your choice (multiple drop offs are also possible). B
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Your guide and driver will pick you up at a pre-arranged Ulaanbaatar city locaion, confirmed with you in advance. It can be your accommodation, Chinggis Khan airport or the train station. Meeting time is will be confirmed in the tour booking confirmation that you will receive by email after the booking has been made.
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Your guide or driver will hold a welcoming board with your name(s) and Tour Mongolia logo shown for ease of identification. Don’t forget to let us know your hotel name, accommodation address, flight or train number and carriage numbers (if train) in advance, so we know when and where to pick you up!
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Its was great trip. Wonderful clear lakes and the Buddhist monasteries. By the way Deer Stone was awesome. Thank’s to our guide Tungaa and Driver Shinee.
Historical site Khar Zurehnii Lake is beautiful and memorable. Our kids was very happy to discovering nomadic culture. Was good choice of choosing Tour Mongolia.