Highlights

Day 1. Drive to the Kharkhorin village and visit the Erdene Zuu Monastery
Day 2. Tsetserleg city  
Day 3. Terkh White Lake the horse trip to (Khorgo Volcano) 
Day 4. Terkh White Lake 
Day 5. Tsenkher hot spring.
Day 6. Orkhon waterfall through Tovkhon monastery.
Day 7. Mongol Sand Dune we will ride a camel  after that, Khustai national park drive back to Ulaanbaatar city
 

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Itinerary

  • Duration: 6 nights 7 days
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 After having breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive west to Kharkhorin, the ancient Capital of Great Mongolian Empire and Erdenezuu Monastery, main treasure of Mongolian Buddhism, Kharkhorin was established in the valley of the Orkhon river in 1220. It was one of the stopsalong the legendary Silk Road for 140 years. Kharkhorin played significant role in Mongolian history. It was the capital city of the Mongolian Great Empire until Khubilai Khaan, a grandson of Chinggis Khaan, moved the capital to Beijing during the Yuan Dynasty. For almost 800 years, people worship the Turtle Rock near the temple. Erdenezuu Monastery, the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia was founded by Avtai Sain Khaan, a descendant of Chinggis Khaan, on the ruins of Kharkhorin in 1586. The monastery is surrounded by beautiful white walls with 108 stupas. For centuries it was a spiritual and intellectual centre of Mongolia. There is an extraordinary collection of Buddhist paintings, priceless religious objects, special costumes for Tsama religious dance and superb Buddhist iconography in true Mongolian and Tibetan style. Overnight in the ger camp. 
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After a breakfast we will drive to the Tsetserleg city. Which is close to the Taikhar rock. 20m high, big granite Taikhar rock has an interesting story. Once upon a time, a giant snake came out of a hole and started swallowing local people and animals. Local people asked for a help from a strong brave man named Bukhbilegt (Strong and wise). A brave man, Bukhbilegt went to save the people from the giant snake and grabbed a big stone from Bulgan Mountain to threw at the giant snake. He fought with the giant snake and pushed it to the hole and put the big rock on its head.
The giant snake tried to come out under the hole so that Bukhbilegt put his favourite arrow and bow on the big rock, Taikhar. Then, the giant snake couldn’t move. Local people say that if you see the Taikhar rock from higher place, you will see arrow and bow. Over 150 inscriptions in various scripts including Tibetan, Turkic, Mongolian and Chinese were carved on the Taikhar rock, but most of them seem to have barely appeared as time passes.
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After a breakfast we will drive to the Terkh White. Terkh White lake is located 648 km from Ulaanbaatar city in Arkhangai province. Fresh water and volcanogenic Terkh White lake, is 16 km long from west to east and 6km wide from north to south. This lake was created as a result of a 4050 cm thick basaltic blockage of Terkhiin River, following the eruption of Khorhiin togoo and some other volcanoes.

The highest Khorgiin togoo, is located on the east shore of Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan. From its summit , which is covered in ovoo, one has a splendid view over the whole region and the lake. Terkhiin Tsagaan has more than 10 species of fish such as Taimen, perch, lenok and pike. It’s registered in Ramsar’s Convention because many birds including swan, shelduck, duck, gull, common heron and great white egret gather here. There is a small Island with 500sq km area and 28m relative altitude, called Nuuriin Tolgoi, in the middle of the lake. Khorgo dormant volcano, TErkhiin Tsagaan river and Khuduu river have been protected as a National Park since 1995.
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after a long drive we will have a one day rest. If you want you can enjoy boat fishing.(not included the itinerary )
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 We will drive to Tsenkher hot springs, sulphur springs that emerge from the ground at 85 degrees Celsius. Facilities include outdoor and indoor baths, showers, and accommodations. In the afternoon, we will visit Zayan Gegeen Monastery, founded in the 17th century, housed over 1000 monks before its closing in 1930s. Overnight in the ger camp.
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After a breakfast we will drive to the Orkhon river. The Orkhon river, longest river in Mongolia, begins at the state worshipped mountain Suvraga Khairkhan in the Khangai range. The drainage basin of the river is 132835sq km. The river is 10-60 m wide to begin with but it becomes 120-150m around the end and the speed of the river flow decreases. The Orkhon has many species of fish like the pike, Siberian sturgeon, taimen, asian common asp, Siberian grayling, roach etc. There are many rocks and boulders around the river as well as some waterfalls like a small waterfall with 4-5 m height and the Ulaan tsutgalan waterfall- biggest in Mongolia at a height of 20m.
The Orkhon river Valley has been protected since 2006 as a National Park.
After we will drive to Tuvkhun monastery. The first Bogd Gegeen Zanabazar built this monastery in 1651 for his meditation. He subsequently created some of his most famous works of art in this place. The monastery is located at the altitude of more than 2000m, surrounded by mountain larch forests. On the back of this temple there is a cave called the Mother cave. Overnight at the camp.
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After a breakfast we will drive to the Elsen Tasarkhai. The Elsen Tasarkhai is a part of the Mongol Els Sand Dunes, that continues 80 km long 5 km wide. The nature in this area is really spectacular and great for relaxing and located in Burd soum in Uvurkhangai Aimag (Province) 280 km west of Ulaanbaatar. The area is surrounded by sand dunes, hills covered with rare bushes and a small forest near a river. We drive west to Khustai National park. This National park lies in the hill of the southern Khan Khentii mountain range about 95kms south west of Ulaanbaatar, which is surrounded by Forest Mountains. Khustai has unique landscape that features mountain steppe and steppe, also there are sand dunes representing Gobi of Mongolia and River wetlands. The Mongolian Government declared Khustai National park as a Specially Protected Area in 1993, then the initiation of the reintroduction project of the Takhi to the Khustai Range in 1994. The Przewalski horse ( or Takhi in Mongolian ) is only naturally surviving wild horse. The Takhi is the last surviving ancestor of the domestic horse. When you reach the National park, visit to local museum and see the video about national park. Drive deep inside park to explore Mongolian wild horses known as Mongolian przewalski horse. Enjoy the beauty and chance to see marmot, deer, wolves etc. Drive to Ulaanbaatar city, check in at the hotel. Farewell dinner will take place in your hotel. 
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What's included

- tour guide 
- 4 wheel drive car,  
- breakfast, lunch, dinner 
- tourist camp and hotel 
- entrance fee 
- 1 hour horse riding
- 1 hour camel riding 
-  transport fee 
- pick up from hotel

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