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Highlights:
  • Be part of the scenic Terelj National Park & enjoy its natural beauty and peacefulness
  • Visit the 13th Century Complex & experience the life of Chinggis Khaan’s time
  • Visit Sain Nomuun Monastery in Nalailh city, enjoy kazakh meal at a local family
Number of person Price/per person You save/per person
1person 2640USD 0
2-4people 1910USD 730USD
4-8people 1550USD 1090USD
8-16people 1370USD 1279USD
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Available: Mid-May through Mid-October every year
Transportation: Mini bus or Jeep

Itinerary

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and meet at airport. Transfer to a 4 Star hotel. Lunch in Modern Nomads restaurant. City tour, including Chinggis Khaan square in the heart of the city with views of Parliament building, Mayor’s House, Opera House, Cultural Palace and many other modern buildings. We continue our trip with a visit to Gandan Monastery. This is Mongolia’s largest and most important center of buddism, which was built in 1838. The highlight is the magnificent Migjid Janraisig Temple. Hundreds of images of the Buddha line the walls of the temple, and the centerpiece is an awe-inspiring statue of Migjid Janraisig. The 26-meter high sculpture is made of dazzling copper covered with gold. Inside the hollow statue are 334 sutras, 27 tons of medicinal herbs and over 2 million bundles of mantras. Lunch in Modern Nomads restaurant. Afterwards, we will enjoy a Mongolian traditional concert. A welcome dinner will be held at the Peace Pub. Overnight in Ulaanbaatar.

After breakfast we drive to Terelj. Today we explore Terelj National Park, a nature reserve set in a deep valley between forested hillsides, granite boulders, and mountain streams. After lunch we enjoy the Terelj National Park, Turtle Rock and Aryabal Monastry, a scenic meditation temple (13km, 20min). Dinner and overnight in Dream Terelj lodge.

After breakfast we visit horse breeder’s family to experience local people’s daily life. Today, we’ll enjoy traditional Mongolian cuisine during a Home-Hosted Lunch with a local family, giving us the chance to glimpse into the daily lives of our gracious hosts. After lunch we practice to ride horse. Dinner and overnight at the Dream Terelj ger lodge.

Begin with a visit to a remarkable monument, a grand statue of Chinggis Khaan astride his horse (50km, 40min). The statue stands 131 feet tall atop a 33 foot high coliseum. Built at the site where legend holds, Chinggis Khaan found a golden whip that inspired his future conquests. It is said to be the world’s largest equestrian statue. Afterwards, we continue our trip to the 13th Century National Park (37km, 40min). The park is a re-creation of life in the kingdom during the 13th century. Visitors can enjoy annual celebrations, customs, and traditional craft work. Here the guests can dine with Khaans and Queens, visit the residence of lords, learn to write in Mongolian script, and play a horse headed fiddle. Enjoy lunch at the village. Late afternoon, we drive back to the Dream Terelj lodge (87km, 2h) for dinner. Overnight at the ger lodge.

After breakfast, we’ll embark on A Day in the Life of modern Mongolia, first stopping at the Culture and Art Palace in Nalaikh, a mining city southeast of Ulaanbaatar. With government support—the Palace fosters creativity among the area’s youth by offering extracurricular music, dance, singing, art, drama, and computer classes. Currently, about 100 students take classes at the Palace, and we’ll have a chance to meet some of them today—perhaps even witnessing their artistic talent. Later, we’ll bid farewell to the Mongolian children and delve into Nalaikh’s modern mining culture. Mining opportunities in this small city attracted a community of Kazakhs in the 1950s, and today, Kazakhs still represent a quarter of the population. Although Nalaikh’s mines were closed decades ago, many of them are still excavated (often illegally) by Kazakhs. Today, we’ll enjoy traditional Mongolian cuisine during a Home-Hosted Lunch with a local Kazakh family, giving us the chance to glimpse into the daily lives of our gracious hosts. After lunch we visit the Sain Nomun Monastery, where local monks will be waiting to show us how to practice meditation. After trying a few meditative techniques, we’ll return to the Dream Terelj lodge. Dinner and overnight at the Dream Terelj lodge.

After breakfast, we drive to Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to the hotel. Afterwards we visit Bogd Khaan Palace Museum. The complex was built between 1893 and 1903 and named, “The Temple of Developing Wisdom” and dedicated to the 8th Bogd King Javzandamba, the head of the Mongolian religion. On April 1, 1926, after Bogd Khaan’s death due to illness in 1924, a state museum office was created and it was decided to transmit the remaining property of the Bogd Khaan to public museum ownership. It was converted to a museum building, displaying objects of historical and artistic value, religious idols, the royal collection of stuffed animals, and other items which had been owned or used by the Bogd Khaan. Now the Bogd Khaan Palace Museum consist of seven Summer Prayer temples and the Winter Palace, which was built in the European style. Have lunch at the Zaisan Nomads restaurant. Afterwards, we ascend the 200 steps to the top of Zaisan Monument to enjoy panoramic views of the city and the four sacred mountains that surround it- Bayanzurkh, Chingeltei, SonginokhairKhaan and Bogd Khaan. Shopping at the Gobi cashmere factory outlet and State Department Store. Enjoy a farewell dinner at the Peace Pub. Overnight in Ulaanbaatar.

After breakfast, we drive to the airport for International departure.

Start date End date Space available Max
1/Jun 7/Jun 14 16
8/Jun 14/Jun 11 16
15/Jun 21/Jun 8 16
22/Jun 28/Jun 5 16
1/Jul 7/Jul 4 16
8/Jul 14/Jul 8 16
15/Jul 21/Jul 10 16
22/Jul 28/Jul 0 16

Included services

  • Guiding and interpreting service
  • All transportation as listed in the itinerary
  • Accommodation hotel and camp
  • All meals as listed in the itinerary
  • 0,5l*3 bottled water per day
  • Domestic flights
  • All entrance fees
  • Horse, camel and reindeer ride trial
  • Boat rental
  • Visa support invitation letter

Not included in the services

  • International Airfaire + Tax
  • Travel Insurance and visa fees
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, camera or video fees at any sites etc.
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Single room supplement
  • Tips for your guides and drivers
  • Optional activities

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