Orkhon Valley, Kharkhorin Erdene Zuu Khiid: On this trip you’ll enjoy the landscape of Mount Khogno Khan Nature Reserve, Orkhon valley and the sand dunes nearby called “Elsen tasarkhai ”, learn about Buddhism and the history of Mongolia. Also, you’ll be able to experience nomadic family lifestyle, horse and camel riding.
ACCOMODATION:YESDURATION:5 DAYS 4 NIGHTSGROUP SIZE:1-12TOUR DISTANCE:1100KMTOUR OPERATER:IDRE TOUR
Horse and camel riding, hiking, Elsen Tasarkhai visiting Erdenezuu temple and Kharkhorin museum and Khustai National park to see wild horses.
Erdene Zuu Monastery, Kharkhorin museum
We’ll drive to Mongolian ancient capital, Kharkhorin, Chinggis Khaan's fabled city, founded in 1220 in the Orkhon Valley, at the crossroads of the Silk Road. It was from there that the Mongol Empire was governed until Kubilai Khan moved it to Beijing. It served as the capital for 40 years. Following the move, and the subsequent collapse of the Mongolian empire, Karakorum was abandoned. Whatever was left was used to help build the glorious Erdene Zuu monastery in the 16th century. Nearby, Turkish monuments and rock inscriptions erected in the 8-9th centuries in memory of outstanding fighters for independence
Orkhon waterfall (Orkhon valley)
We’ll drive to Orkhon Waterfall, The Orkhon valley in the history of central Asia. The grassland is still grazed by Mongolian nomadic pastoralists. Orkhon waterfall is one of the biggest waterfalls in Mongolia. This is a great place for taking photos, go hiking through the gorge. We’ll arrange a couple of hours horseback riding in the area.
Horse riding and hiking
We’ll go horseback riding for a couple of hours and we can hiking there. This is nice place for hiking. We’ll stay in the same family ger
Elsen Tasarkhai and Khogno Khan mountain
We’ll drive to Khogno Khan Mountain where we’ll be able to ride camels. We’ll go camel riding for a couple of hours. We'll be able to go for a walk in Semi Gobi called "Elsen Tasarkhai"
Khustai Nuruu National Park and Ulaanbaatar
We’ll drive to Khustain Nuruu 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.
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 vehicle + Gas
English speaking tour guide/cook
National park entrance fee
Camel riding for an hour or longer regarding on guest’s request
Horse riding for an hour or longer regarding on guest’s request