On this trip you’ll enjoy the landscape of Mount Khogno Khaan Nature Reserve, and the sand dunes nearby called “Elsen tasarkhai”, learn about Buddhism and the history of Mongolia, and how we set up the Khustai National park. Furthermore, you’ll be able to experience typical nomadic family lifestyle and do horse and camel riding.
ACCOMMODATION:YESDURATION:4 DAYS, 3 NIGHTSTOUR DISTANCE:830 KMGROUP SIZE:1-12TOUR OPERATOR:IDRE TOUR
Horse and camel riding, hiking, visiting Erdenezuu temple and Kharkhorin museum and Khustai National park to see wild horses.
We'll drive to Kharkhorin, an ancient capital of Mongolia. The Erdenezuu Monastery was the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. Its construction began in 1586, but the monastery was not totally finished till 300 years later. The building of the monastery was done with stones from the ancient capital Kharkhorin only. Around 60 temples used to be inside its walls, but the Stalinist purges destroyed many, and only 18 of them remained untouched. Nowadays, the monastery is reopened for Buddhist monks and also for visitors. After visiting Erdenezuu we’ll spend the night in a ger ( yurt ) guesthouse or ger camp near Erdenezuu temple.
Khogno Khan and Elsen tasarkhai
We'll to drive to Mount Khogno Khan Nature Reserve in the afternoon. On reaching the mountain after a couple of hours you will arrive at a nomadic family ger in front of this beautifully forested rocky mountain. The mountain is home to hundreds of birds, deer, and gazelle. You'll be able to go hiking around the area or to the small sand dunes nearby called " Elsen tasarkhai". Spend the night in a family ger.
Khogno Khan Elsen Tasarkhai
We'll do camel or horseback riding for a couple of hours. And then we'll go hiking to the Uvgon temple ruins. Spend the night in a family ger or Ger camp.
Khustai National Park and Ulaanbaatar
We’ll drive to the Khustai National Park, located on the north side of the Tuul River, about a two-hour drive west of Ulaanbaatar. Although located in the central grasslands, Khustai means “with birch” because birch trees and aspen groves are plentiful in the area. It is a hilly terrain, with the Tuul River forming the southern boundary. The national park was originally set up in 1993 as a nature reserve for the first reintroduction of the Przewalski’s Horse (Equus przewalskii) into Mongolia. Today the Khustai Trust runs the park, funded mainly by tourism funds.
Finally, we’ll drive back to Ulaanbaatar.
Please note: The difference between comfortable tour and budget tour relates primarily to the accommodation type. Within a budget tour all accommodation will be with a nomadic family in their Ger. While a comfortable tour includes accommodation at Ger camps which are similar to a 3-4 star hotel standard. Finally the Mid-Range tour mixes Comfortable and Budget, where you will stay some nights in the traditional Ger with a nomadic family and others in a Ger camp.
All price are per person per day
Tour type/number of people
Driver + 4WD vehle + Gas
English speakin tour guide/cook
National park entrance fee
Camel riding for an hour or longer regarding on your request
Horse riding for an hour or longer regarding on your request