ADVENTURE RIDES TO GREAT STEPPE
Day 1. Drive to Blue Lake
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 2. Drive to “Baljinbereevin” 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 3. “Rashaant had” rock carving through “Uglugchiin herem” ancient Qidan town
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 4. Drive to “Onon balj” national park through “Dadal” town where is believed birthplace of Chinggis khan
Its nature beauty and picturesque areas, the basin is abundant with historically and culturally important areas, particularly the historical sites related to Chinggis Khan, the Mongolian Emperor and other historical, cultural, scientific and ecological significant areas. The Onon-Balj was taken under the State protection in 2000 as a National Park, with 415,752 hectare area, to protect the biodiversity and its genetic bank and to develop environmentally friendly tourism based on natural and historical sites.
Day 5. Drive to “Kherlen bars hot” ancient Qidan town
Bars-Hot was city of Kidan, in the basin of the Kherlen River in eastern Mongolia. It occupied an area of 1600 by 1810 m and was surrounded with mud walls, which are today 4m thick and 1.5–2 m high. A remnant of a Stupa is found near the walls.
Day 6. Drive to Choibalsan, the capital city of Dornod province
It is the capital of the province of Dornod. The city administrative unit's official name is Kherlen sum, with area of 281 km2. It is situated at the Kherlen River, at an elevation of 747 m above sea level. The location has been a post on a trading route for centuries. Due to the city's proximity to the site of the Battle of Khalkhin Gol, it contains a museum dedicated to Georgy Zhukov, hero of the battle.
Day 7. Drive to “Menen” steppe.
It is the largest steppe in Mongolia which covers 90x60km area. Menengyn Tal is situated 600m above sea level west from Lake Buir in Dornod Aimag. It is one of steppe which is still in its wild nature as well as pastureland being a birthplace of wolf, gazelle and other scarce animals.
Day 8. Drive to Buir nuur /lake/
This beautiful lake is the largest in eastern Mongolia (the northern shore is actually in China). It has an area of 235 square miles (609 square km). It receives the Halhïn (Halaha) River from the southeast, and its outlet, the Orxon (Orshun) River, flows into Lake Hulun to the north. Buir lake locates in Khalkh gol soum of Dornod province. The surrounding countryside is mostly grassland, though there are a few trees.
Day 9. Drive to Battle of “Khalkhiin gol” memorials
In 1939 Battle of Khalkhiin Gol fought between Soviet/Mongolian forces and Japanese forces in Eastern Mongolia went on to have a fundamental impact on the way Japan conducted its World War II campaign. Khalkhiin Gol is now a war memorial site complete with a museum and the ten meter high Yalaltiin Khoshuu monument. It is a quiet place in the middle of nowhere, behind a border checkpoint and blanketed by cerulean Mongolian skies.
Day 10. Drive to “Ikh burkhant” monastery
Interesting site in east region is Ikh Burkhant, where there is a huge image of Janraisig (Sanskrit: Avalokitesvara) carved into the hillside. Ikh burkhant complex locates in Khalkh gol soum of Dornod province. The carving was commissioned in 1864 by local regent Bat Ochiriin Togtokhtooriin, or Tovan (van means 'lord') and was reconstructed between 1995 and 1997.Carving of Ikh Burkhan is 30 m in long. 20 less carvings of god are circling big lying god monument.
Day 11. Drive to Dariganga
Dariganga land includes Ganga Lake and Shiliin bogd which is sacred by many Mongolians that the spirit of any man who climbs it, especially at sunrise, will be revived. The statue of Tooroi bandi, the Robin Hood of Mongolia.
Day 12. Drive to Taliin agui
Taliin agui is one of the largest caves in Mongolia. If the ice covering the entrance has melted (it is normally covered until August) you can squeeze through the narrow entrance and the cave has seven chambers to explore. You’ll need a torch to see anything, and be careful on the icy floor.
Day 13. Drive to Baruun-Urt, the capital city of Sukhbaatar province
Baruun-Urt is a town in eastern Mongolia and the capital of Sükhbaatar Province. The Baruun-Urt sum area is 59 km². Baruun-Urt’s museum has a fine collection of costumes representing the three ethnic groups that inhabit the region: the Khalkh (the majority), the Dariganga (around 30,000 live in the south of Sükhbaatar aimag) and the Uzemchin (about 2000 live in Dornod aimag and Sükhbaatar aimag). Look out for the brass-studded Uzemchin wrestling jacket.
There are also beautiful examples of products from Dariganga’s renowned silversmiths and blacksmiths, some stuffed gazelle…
Day 14. Drive to Undurkhaan, the capital city of Khentii Province
Undurkhaan is capital of Khentii aimag. There we can visit to Ethnic Museum, city museum, Dashdeejetliin Monastery, Gundgavirlan Monastery.
Day 15. 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 16. Drive back to UB
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
- 2 people 95 USD per person per day
- 3 people 80 USD p.p.p day
- 4 people 70 USD p.p.p day
- 5 people 64 USD p.p.p day
- 6 or more people 59 USD p.p.p day