EASTERN MONGOLIAN HIGHLIGHTS
Day 1. Drive to Mongonmort.
Khentii Mountain Range, we will reach the soum of Mongonmort in the late afternoon. Situated in the town are the headquarters of Khan Khentii National Park. We will meet the park rangers who will give us a brief introduction to the National Park.
Day 2. Drive to the foothills of Burkhan Khaldun Mountain.
We will camp near the foot of the mountain and visit the ‘ovoo,’ the site of worship, which is nearby. Ovoos generally consist of piles of rocks and other offerings to the gods such as blue silk, money, and food. To worship you place your offering on the ovoo and walk clockwise around it three times.
Day 3. Drive to Khukh (Blue Lake of Khar Zurkhen Mountain) Nuur.
This is a small lake surrounded by forested mountains. It is famous as the site of the historical event in the 13th century when Temujin was granted the title of Chinggis Khaan.
Day 4. Drive to Baldan Bereven Monastery
Baldan bereeven monastery in Omnodelger Sum of Khentii province was first built in 1777. The monastery of Baldan Bereeven is surrounded by four mountains each said to resemble an animal: a lion on the east; a dragon on the south; a tiger on the west; and a Garuda on the north. Each cardinal point is also guarded by a Protector Deity. The originally temple was demolished during the persecutions of the late 1930s
Day 5. Drive to Oglogch Wall
Oglogch Wall is located at the base of Daichin Mountain, 45km southwest of Batshireet soum. The wall, 3km in length, is made entirely of stones without the use of mortar. When Russian archeologist S. Kondratiev explored the site in 1926, the wall was 2.5-4.5 meters in height. Today it stands 3.1 meters tall at its highest point. In year 2005, Mongolian-American joint expedition team "Genghis Khan" discovered approximately 60 tombs near the wall. The archeologists believe that Oglochiin Kherem may be a burial place of great Mongolian figures, such as Genghis or Khubilai Khan.
Day 6. Drive to Kherlen River.
The Kherlen River is one of the biggest rivers in the Eastern Mongolia within the Pacific basin. The river takes its origin at the upper part of the Khentii mountain range and flows to the south first and then gradually to the east and ultimately joins Dalai Lake in China. The river watershed area is 116455 sq.km and length of 1090 km in the territory of Mongolia. The River Kherlen area is full of migratory birds in summer and it is very beautiful to watch them in the early morning and evening.
Day 7. Drive to Terelj National Park.
The third largest protected area in the country, Gorkhi Terelj National Park was established in 1993. The Gorkhi-Terelj National Park borders with the Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area and receives the largest number of visitors due to its natural setting and proximity to Ulaanbatar. Terelj is named after the Terelj river and is an area of endless slopes and valleys with high-eroded rock formations, mountains covered in dense forests.
Day 8. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar.
Admire the outstanding view of 4202 meters high Tsambagarav Mountain that is one of the 13 highest and snow-capped mountains of Mongolia.
The Tour Price includes:
- Driver + 4WD Vehicle + All Petrol
- English or Korean speaking Guide
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Vegetarian or vegan meal are possible)
- Water 1.5L daily
- All entrance fee
- Camel & Horse Riding
The Tour Price doesn't include:
- Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
- Personal items and toiletry
- Optional activity costs
- 1 person 480 USD per person whole trip
- 2 people 250 USD per person whole trip
- 3 people 210 USD per person whole trip
- 4 people 190 USD per person whole trip
- 5 people 175 USD per person whole trip
- 6 or more people 160 USD per person whole trip