Area: Eastern Mongolia
Duration: 16 Nights/ 17 Days
Total distance: 2800 km
Accommodation: Ger guesthouse prepared by momads, camping
- This tour is designed for those who like to challenge themselves with outdoor activities in Eastern Mongolia
- Your participation in this trip is helping to financially support nomadic families living in Mongolia.
Day 1. Start trip at 9:00 o’clock driving to Blue Lake which is named “khukh nuur”.
"Khukh Nuur" in the Khar Zurkh Mountain is a beautiful place located in Tsenhermandal soum, Khentii aimag, Mongolia. Besides being a beautiful nature, the place is unique due to the fact that the most important event of history of Mongolia took place here.
"Khukh Nuur" in the Khar Zurkh Mountain is a beautiful fresh water lake located at 1675 metres above sea level. The surrounding areas of the lake are forested Mountains which together form one of the most attractive places in Mongolia.
Day 2. Today, after breakfast we are driving to “Baldanbereevin” monastery.
BALDAN BEREEVEN monastery 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 and the Red Jamsram painting damaged or destroyed. The Jamsran rock painting in the temple now is thought by some to be the original but no one is quite sure. At its peak it was one of the three largest monasteries in Mongolia and home to 1500 lamas. It was destroyed by thugs in the 1930s and by fire in the 1970s. Now only ruins remain. On the rock above a complex of small temples, now in ruins, is a Soyombo, the head symbol of the Soyombo Alphabet invented by Zanabazar. This Soyombo was reportedly painted by Lama Dampilranjamba in the late eighteenth century. According to legend Dampilranjamba said, "This Soyombo will remain here long after the rest of the monastery is destroyed and fallen into ruins.”
Day 3. Today’s destination is “Rashaant had” rock carving through “Uglugchiin herem” ancient Qidan town
Uglugchiin herem is located 45 km in south west of Batshireet soum center of Khentii aimag and 8-10 km from the delta of Bayan River and Uglugchiin River. It lies in a valley of Daichin Mountain and was built with skillfully piled stones without any clays and mud. It is about three kilometers long and it has two entrances, in south and north sides. There is a small soil dam remainder inside and piling of this wall can be clearly seen from its south east and south sides. Other parts became too difficult to distinguish from earth. The height of the wall was 2.5-4.5 meters when a Soviet archeologist S.Kondratiev measured in 1926, but its highest point is 3.1 meters and 2, 5 meters wide now. A tall rock inside the wall is called as “Horse handle of Chinggis Khaan” by local people. There was no trace of building and at the Uglugch wall and S.Kondratiev thought it was the stronghold of archers of 12-14 century because of earth leveled up to the wall height inside. Kh.Perlee said that it belongs to Khyatan time because of its clay and ceramic remaining. But there was not any writing about Uglugch wall and it located far beyond than Khyatan’s land at that time.
Day 4. “Onon balj” national park through “Dadal” town where is believed birthplace of Chinggiss.
Today we are driving to next destination called “Onon balj” national park through “Dadal” town where is believed birthplace of Chinggiss. Enjoying wild Nature exploring the place.
For his 800th birthday, a statue of Genghis Khan was erected in 1962 at Deluun Boldog; a place believed to be the great khan's birthplace, close to what is today Dadal soum, an attractive wooded area in North-west Khentii region.
The area contains trails and lakes for visitors as well as monuments where you can learn why this fierce warrior and great
leader is still revered today. Dadal Sum once housed one of three great lamaist temples consecrated to Genghis Khan, but
which was razed in the 1930s. Now there are stone monuments to him erected in the surrounding beauty of the Mongolian
Day 5. Discovering the wild nature hiking around “Onon balj”.
Day 6. After breakfast driving to Choibalsan, the capital city of Dornod province. It is useful halfway to next destination.
Day 7. After breakfast for enjoying next destination “Menen” steppe which is very flat and beautiful spot of Eastern Mongolia. It extends over 200 km along the Chinese border.
Authorities have been convinced that the area's fragile environment and endangered fauna and flora need to be conserved.
There has animals:
Mongolian Gazelle, Wolf, Corsac Fox, Red Fox, Badger, Great Bustard, Steppe Eagle, Upland Buzzard, Kite, Rough-legged Harrier and Asiatic Grass Frog etc. Dornod is currently the base of a multi-million dollar environmental protection project, which is researching everything from fires to field mice in an attempt to protect one of the world's last undisturbed grasslands.
Day 8. Today we are driving to next beautiful lake called Buir nuur /lake/ which is located on the border of Mongolia and China.
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. After breakfast we are driving to Battle of “Khalkhiin gol” memorials in world war II, through “Ikh burkhant” monastery ruin.
Day 10. For different experience we are drive to next destination ih ireenii tal through Sangiin dalai which is salt waterlake.
Day 11. Today we are driving to worshiped mountain called 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. Dariganga land includes Ganga Lake which is famous for it’s birdlife and wild life. Women are not allowed to go to the top of the mountain, but to a lower place.
Day 12. Early morning climb to Shiliin bogd and see sunrise. Visit Taliin agui, which is one of the largest caves in Mongolia. If the ice covering 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. Dariganga land includes “Ganga Lake” which is famous for it’s birdlife.
Day 13. After breakfast we are driving to Baruun-Urt, the capital city of Sukhbaatar province. Useful halfway to next destination.
Day 14. Today, we are continue driving to “Chinggis Khaan” city, the capital city of Khentii Province. It is useful halfway to next destination.
Day 15. After breakfast with nomads, continue driving to “Avraga toson” mineral springs.
Day 16. Continue driving to Terelj National Park through Chinggis Monument.
Terelj is a deservedly popular destination. At 1600 meters in altitude, the area is cool and the alpine scenery is magnificent, and there are great opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, horse riding, rafting, swimming (in icy water), and, for hard-core extreme sports fanatics. Most visited is the turtle rock and the dinosaur park. It
Day 17. After lunch drive back to UB city.
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