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Heritage of sacred land

By joining this trip you can visit the places related to Gengis Khans history and experience a unique nomadic culture and natural attractions in Khentei mountain range. This tour takes you to the most sacred and honored lake to Mongolians Khar Zurhnii Khuh Nuur, where Temuujin was enthroned as Genghis Khan by the Ikh Huraldai (Great Council) in 1189. Later we will explore the Uglugch Wall- famous cultural and archaeological site, where used to bury nobles from the ancient time. Another worth visiting place in this tour is “Gun Galuut” National Reserve-the best place to observe wild animals, specially for the mountain sheep and birds

Length: 5nights / 6days
Tour starting: 16th of June

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  • Category: Living heritage of Steppe
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  • Places to visit: Ulaanbaatar – Khar zurkhnii khukh lake – Baldan Bereeven monastery – Uglugch Wall – Gun Galuut Nature Reserve – Ulaanbaatar
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  • Activities: Learning nomadic life, sharing experience with herders
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  • Duration: 5nights / 6days
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  • Covering distance: 850kms
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  • Number of participants: Min-2, max-12
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  • Season: June – mid September

By joining this trip you can visit the places related to Gengis Khans history and experience a unique nomadic culture and natural attractions in Khentei mountain range. This tour takes you to the most sacred and honored lake to Mongolians Khar Zurhnii Khuh Nuur, where Temuujin was enthroned as Genghis Khan by the Ikh Huraldai (Great Council) in 1189. Later we will explore the Uglugch Wall- famous cultural and archaeological site, where used to bury nobles from the ancient time. Another worth visiting place in this tour is “Gun Galuut” National Reserve-the best place to observe wild animals, specially for the mountain sheep and birds



Khar zurkhnii huh nuur- TourMongoliaDay 1 Travel to a historical place
Pick up at your hotel and travel to Khar Zurkhnii Khukh lake for 240kms through Baganuur, a city based on a big coal mining deposit. On the way we will have a picnic lunch. Arriving the place where Temuujin was enthroned as a king of united tribes of Mongolia and titled as “Chinggis Khaan” in 1189. In the Secret History of Mongols, a chronicle book of Chinggis Khaan’s life, place names such as Lake Khukh, Mountain Khar Zurkh. Exploring around the area and your guide will be told an interesting story of ancient Mongols. Move to Ger camp of Bayangol for 40kms. Stay overnight in Ger camp. LD

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Day 2 Travel to east Mongolian wilderness
Travel to east part of Mongolia, truly homeland of Great Chinggis Khaan. We will head to Steppe Eco camp located in the Batshireet soum of Khentii province where eastern most edge of Siberian forest taiga and great plain steppe of Mongolia are meets. Our drive will take about 3hours for 120kms. On the way we will visit Baldan Bereeven monastery. Late afternoon we will reach the Eco camp and stay in Mongolian Ger. After having your dinner you will relax. Stay overnight in Steppe Eco camp. BLD

Ger barih- TourMongoliaDay 3 Meeting with nomadic people
Morning we will trek for 8kms to the Khurkh steppe where nomadic people live during the summer time. Visit nomad family and taste traditional dairy products such as Aaruul-curdled milk dried in outside by the sun, Suutei tsai-salty milk tea, Boortsog- homemade butter biscuits fried in oil and so on. While staying here you will have plenty of possibilities to explore nomad way of life while talking with family members, learning and sharing their daily job and customs. The hostess of the family will show and teach you how to produce tasty and nutritious dairy products of “aaruul” and “byaslag”, a Mongolian cheese and blend traditional vodka called “Shimiin arkhi”. Optional horse riding trip is available according to request. You will enjoy traditional Mongolian meal for your lunch. Late afternoon we will trek back to the Eco camp. Stay overnight in Steppe Eco camp. BLD

uglugch wall siteDay 4 Exploring famous archaeological & cultural sites
This day we will explore famous cultural and archaeological sites belong to ancient history of Mongols. We will start our trek to Uglugch Wall, an archeological site about 2kms. Exploring around the area will take about 2-3 hours. After having picnic lunch we will continue our trip to Rashaant Khad, where many interesting findings of Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic Stone Ages, deer statues of Early Bronze Age and ancient graves are excavated. After our exploration around the area we will move back to our Eco camp. Evening for dinner you’ll enjoy traditional meal “Khorkhog”, truly Mongolian barbeque, made in real nomad way as meat dish is grilled with hot stones, and has a unique taste. Stay overnight in Steppe Eco camp. BLD

gun_galuut_reserve-MAX-w1024h720Day 5 Travel to Gun Galuut Nature reserve
Travel about 6-7hours for 280kms to Gun Galuut nature reserve where protects wild mountain sheep. Having rest in the Ger camp. Late afternoon hike through the mountains for finding & exploring wild mountain sheep. Stay overnight in Ger camp. BLD

Day 6 Travel back to Ulaanbaatar
Morning travel back to Ulaanbaatar about 2hours drive for 130kms. Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, transfer to your hotel. End of the service. B

Date of departures: (ex. Ulaanbaatar)
UE01 16 Jun
UE02 22 Jun
UE03 29 Jun
UE04 19 Jul
UE05 25 Jul
UE06 05 Aug
UE07 16 Aug
UE08 22 Aug

Price from:
USD 1090per person (2paying members)

Included: All activities described in the itinerary, stay in Ger camp (5 nights), English speaking guide service, entrance fee to Protected Area and sightseeing costs, transfer by 4WD Japanese minivan in the countryside. Meals of breakfast, lunch /picnic during the treks/ and dinner as mentioned per day itinerary.

Excluded: International transportation to and from Mongolia, hotel stay in Ulaanbaatar, travel insurance, mineral (bottled) water and alcoholic drinks, tips and gratuities, laundry and items of a personal nature.

Note:
• We are happy to arrange your hotel and transfers in Ulaanbaatar, private car transportation to our destinations at discounted rate.
• International and domestic flight and train tickets would be arranged due to the clients’ requests and wishes with our pleasures.
• City sightseeing tours are offered as optional.
• Private departures are available on request.

Destinations brief info:
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Khar Zurhnii Khuh Nuur: The translation is the Blue Lake of Black Heart. The Khar zurh is the sharp topped mountain on the north side of the lake. This lake is a very important place in Mongolian history specially of Chinggis Khan and strictly protected by government. Here Temuujin (Chinggis Khaans’s childhood name) was given the title, “Chinggis Khaan” in 1189. The surrounding area of Khukh Nuur is quiet busy, yet peaceful and wonderful for hiking and relaxation.
2. Oglogchiin Herem: Literally Almsgivers Wall. It is the biggest graveyard ever found from the 13th century. It is said that it was the graveyard of the 13th century Mongolian aristocrats. The graveyard is surrounded by a 2-4 m high granite wall and extended about 10 km.
3. Gun Galuut  Nature Reserve: It was found in 2003 in order to protect endangered wild animals in that area. Nature Reserve located 130 km to the East of Ulaanbaatar along the bank of  Kherlen river. It is truly marvelous combination of high mountains, lakes and wetlands.
Accommodation:
Ger camp: On this tour our clients will spend 5 nights in tourist camps in Mongolian traditional dwelling “Ger”. These camps offers offer bath, shower and conventional washroom, serves with different types of foods in Ger restaurant, laundry service, demonstration of nomadic life.
Dining: Depending on clients flavor we’ll serve by various type of foods including Mongolian traditional, western and even some Asian foods. For those why have special diet or allergic we’ll serve by special foods.
Transportation:  Japanese Minivans
Japanese minivan (Mitsubishi Delica) is one the most used comfortable and speedy vehicles in our tours. Normally it has a capacity up to 5 passengers with luggage. We provide this car for our groups due to its ability to drive over different conditions of roads. This is most suitable car for families with children and elder clients.

Reasons to love this trip

  1. Visiting varied natural landscape and cultural sites, nomad family
  2. Learning Mongolian culture and history of Chinggis Khan
  3. Observing wildlife

Is this trip right for you?

  1. Professional staffs
  2. Nights in Mongolian traditional dwelling “Ger”
  3. Variety of foods
  4. Expect nature in all moods
  5. Less driving days

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