Comfort trip to Northern Mongolia & Terelj National Park
(8 days)

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Our comfort trip Khovsgol Lake takes you to Northern Mongolia near border with Russia at the foot of the eastern Sayan Mountains. Terelj National Park is located close to Ulaanbaatar in Khentii Mountain range.

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Detailed description

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Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

Upon arrival at the airport you will be welcomed by our team. We will bring you to your comfortable, centrally located hotel. Afternoon is time to relax after long flight and recover from jet lack. Your guide will be at your disposal the whole afternoon. You will enjoy afternoon tea & coffee with fellow passengers and with your guide while discussing details of upcoming adventures. In the evening we will watch beautiful cultural show enjoy the colourful & rhythmic Mongolian dance, throat singing and admire the contortionists. After the show all together will go to have a first taste of Mongolia.

(Shangri-La 5* hotel D)

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Terelj National park

After a good breakfast in our hotel we will leave for Terelj National Park located about 80 km Northeast of Ulaanbaatar. It is a part of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. The park is a deep valley surrounded by forested mountains with its granite rocks, pine trees, a river and streams. A picturesque area perfect for scenic hiking & horse riding trails. They valley is covered by wild flowers, plants and peacefully grazing herds of yaks, horses, goats & sheep. On our way to Terelj we will be visiting the Genghis Khan Monument. The Genghis Khan Monument is a vast aluminium monument of Genghis Khan on his horse. It’s possible to climb to the top of the monument from where you have a great view of the surrounding area. A little museum that gives a good overview of great Mongol empire history with its great Khans succession lines and their invasions. We will further visit 100 monks cave. This tiny little cave was once used by 100 monks as hiding place during communist persecution. You can see the cave wall blackened as a result of fire and smoke.

Turtle rock and Aryaval meditation monastery at the foot of mountain. Scenic view over the park.

After visiting sightseeing places we will drive further into the park and arrive in our comfortable hotel located at the bank of Tuul River. We will end our day over dinner table on the terrace of our hotel while enjoying the magnificent view over green valley, river, nomad’s settlements and their herds. It is a rare glimpse to take in. 

(Terelj Hotel 5* hotel B, L, D)

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Terelj National park

Our day begins with a visit to nomadic horse breeding family. Your guide will help to forge contact with nomads and you will have better knowledge of their unique way of life. We will get involved in many variety of daily activities of herders pursue. Milk sheep, goat, cows and horses. Process the milk to make butter, cheese & yogurt. Savour delicious, fresh dairy products you help producing. Fresh yak cream & yogurt with wild blueberry jam produced locally are the best you have ever tasted anywhere in the world. Not to miss as well is fermented mare milk. A talented horseman will show his techniques to catch horse from freely roaming herd with Uurag – long wooden stick with ropes fixed at the end. Afternoon is free time. Take one of the hiking trails nearby of your hotel that leads to hills and enjoy the scenic view of over the park. It is a typical Siberian landscape. The mountain ranges is home to deer, wolves, moose, bears and countless species of birds. You will hear and see ever more ground squirrels, marmots and birds. Keep your eyes open!

(Terelj Hotel 5* hotel B, L, D)

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Flight to Moron

Today our flight takes us to North of Mongolia. On the way to Huvsgul Lake we will visit the Uushig Deer Stone complex. A complex of deer stones dating back to prehistoric time. Evidence of Prehistoric people’s art work known as deer stones and burial mounds. After visiting the site, we will continue our driving and reach the Khovsgol Lake. Mongolian blue pearl, the Khovsgol Lake. It is a huge 2.760 square km alpine lake (130 km in length and 40 km in width), surrounded by mountain chains of more than 2.000 meters high, thick pine forests and lush meadow with grazing yaks and horses. More than 100 small rivers and streams feed the lake with crystal clear water. Water exits the lake through only one river, the Egiin, whose waters eventually reach the Baikal Lake. The lake contains about 1.5% of the world’s fresh water (excluding water contained in the icecaps). The lake and rivers are full of fish. Around a dozen species of fish inhabit the lake and rivers. The most well-known are the sturgeon, grayling, lennok, salmon, taimon, etc.

(Ashihai Ger Camp B, L, D)

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Khovsgol Lake

We will spend a full day exploring the lakeshore and surrounding mountains. After breakfast we will start our day with a trek on horses along the lake shore till we get introduced to a very different tribal life. Reindeer family with reindeers named Tsaatan people. Their unique way of life is centred and structured around reindeer and guided by Shamanism, ancestral spiritual practice based on nature worship. Their life depends on reindeer for milk, transportation and basic tools and handicrafts. They use the reindeers to ride them to hunt wild elk and boar. The reindeers have adapted to move swiftly across deep snowdrifts in winter. Discover their life and the influence of Shamanism on their daily life.  Evening, barbeque cooked over hot stones is on the menu. Engage a friendly chat & stories of their life over one or two shots of vodka. Herders make local vodka from fermented milk. Tastes little bit similar to rice vodka.

(Ashihai Ger Camp B, L, D)

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Khovsgol Lake

Today we will take a boat tour on crystal blue lake. Afternoon we will practice putting up Mongolian Ger with the help of experts. They are designed to be easily assembled or taken down as nomadic owner resumes his travel. You will see beautifully richly decorated and painted parts of Gers and see how they are put together. We will try archery as well. Target well. ☺

(Ashihai Ger Camp B, L, D)

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Flight back to Ulaanbaatar

Today we will take our flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Afternoon we will cover some city tour. Starting with the Bogd Khan’s Winter and Summer Palace, a series of beautiful traditional buildings in which the eighth Living Buddha and the last king lived. It is now a museum displaying fascinating artefacts and costumes associated with the last king as well as his collection of stuffed animals. After the visit we will climb to Zaisan hill where you will have an overview of whole city. We will stop at the Gandantegchinlen Monastery. It is the largest and most important monastery of Mongolia. We will scroll through the different monasteries and see the magnificent statue of Migjid Janraisig, an 82-food high statue gilded in gold and covered with silk cloths.

In the evening we will share memories of our trip over final farewell dinner at one of the city’s best restaurant.

(Shangri-La B, L, D)

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Departure

You may depart anytime. Time to say final good bye to the land of blue sky. (B)

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