Hiking in TERELJ National Park

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

11 days

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Maximum Seats

40

Quite possible to modify this program according to your wishes!!!

 

Day – 1 : Arrive in Ulan Bator city

 

Arrival at Ulan Bator and transfer to your hotel for a warm shower and a moment to relax after this long flight (no lunch included).

Afternoon, visit of Gandantegchinlin Monastery. Built in 1809, the Gandantegchinlin Monastery – formerly known as the Gandan Monastery – is a Tibetan-style Bud­dhist monastery located in Ulan Bator. Its name of Tibetan origin can be translated as “Great site full of Joy”.Several hundred monks currently reside there.

It contains a statue of Megjid-Janraiseg (Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara – called Chenrezig in Tibetan) by 25 meters high.

The original statue, made of copper, was erected in 1911 and was dismantled in 1937 by Soviet troops (the remains of the statue were subsequently used to make bullets during the siege of Leningrad). Following the fall of com­munist regimes, it was rebuilt in 1996 with donations of gold from Nepal and Japan.

Adorned with gold and nearly 2,286 precious stones, the statue weighs over 20 tons and is covered with nearly 100 kg of silk clothing.

Visit of the National Museum of Mongolian History. The National Museum of Mongolian History tells the story of the country, from prehistoric times to today. In this museum there is also an ethnographic section with cos­tumes and jewels from various ethnic groups of countries: Kazakhstan, Buriats, Clzemchins…

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

Day – 2 Ulaanbaatar to National Park of Terelj (70km – 1hour drive)

 

We leave the capital to start our beautiful adventure in the steppe of the last nomads of the world. First image through the glass: the large empty steppe untouched, the herds of horses run free, from time to time we see pearls (yurts) from the steppe.

Located 70km northeast of Ulan Bator, this park, created in 1993, is the ideal place to discover the authenticity of Mongolia and especially for horse riding and hiking. Here, the rather mountainous and very hilly landscape reveals many rock formations. Rivers, forests and mountains hide and then reveal reefs with curious, surprising and even unusual shapes.

Excellent place for nature lovers, it is home to lots of birds, wild animals and flowers.

After a few kilometers, we discover the famous rock known as the Turtle before joining the unmissable temple of Aryabal.

At the end of the day, we are warmly welcomed by our first nomadic family. The hospitality of our friends will impress us.

This night, we will sleep in a “yurt of hosts” close to the yurts of our nomadic family.

The comfort is simpler and you will discover the real nomadic way of life …

 

Day 3 – 9 Hiking in Terelj National Park (4 to 7 hours of hiking every day)

 

Here is the day of our adventure begins!

Each morning our hike begins after breakfast. Our goal is to discover the Temple of the Princess. Each day during our walk, the facets of the landscape change regularly. For example: the first day of our hike takes place in the mountains of the forest, the second day will be a mixture of nature: large hilly area, the Terelj river, granite rocks in amazing formation, the plain etc.

The advantage of this trekking is a loop; it means that we do not take the same path on the return.

Picnic lunch brought by our pack horses or our yaks, nothing to carry on the back, so that we can walk in obstacles!

After each hike, we choose a quiet and sublime place for dinner and night.

The last day of our hike, we will arrive at the nomadic family where we are arrives the first day at Terelj National Park. This night, we will sleep in a “yurt of hosts” close to the yurts of our nomadic family

 

Day – 10 TERELJ National Park to Ulan Bator (70km – 1hour drive)

 

Breakfast and early departure to Ulan Bator (2 hours drive – strongly depending on the condition of the roads).

Lunch and free time for shopping in stores downtown.

In the late afternoon, you will attend a show with traditional dances, music and songs from Mongolia, especially the amazing Khoomei.

The Khoomei is an overtone singing (throat singing) in which the singer produces two distinctively audible pitches at the same time, including a low pedal note, or drone, derived from the fundamental frequency of the vocal cord vibrations, and higher melodic notes that result when the singer’s mouth acts as a filter, selecting one note at a time from among the drone’s natural overtone series pitches.

The sound is reminiscent of the Jew’s harp.

This type of song is recorded in Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2010.

Dinner downtown and overnight at a 3* hotel.

 

Day – 11: Return Home

 

Breakfast (depending on your flight schedule) and transfer to airport for your flight back home.

 

INCLUDED

  • Airport / hotel / airport transfers
  • 2 nights in a ** hotel in Ulaanbaatar, breakfast included
  • Full board during the excursion
  • Meal at Ulan Bator
  • Mineral water
  • 2 nights homestay, in guest yurt
  • 6 nights in a tent
  • Travel in 4×4 or mini bus + driver
  • Gasoline
  • English speaking guide
  • Cook for groups> 4 participants
  • Local guides on hikes
  • Entrance fees to the parks and museums mentioned
  • Traditional show
  • Kitchen equipment (camping tables and chairs) and for sleeping (sleeping bag and self-inflating mattress)

NOT INCLUDED

  • International transport
  • Passport & Visa Fees
  • Repatriation insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Extra drinks / alcohols
  • Phone calls
  • Any excursion not mentioned in the program
  • Baggage supplement if you are carrying more than 15Kg (hold and cabin baggage combined)

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Tour Name Price Per Adult Price Per Child Available Seats Departure Date Duration
Hiking in TERELJ National Park $ 1,059 $ 1,059 40 Anytime 11 days

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