Mongolian Attractions

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This short excursion to the ancient capital of Kharkhorin will give you a new perspective on the nature of the Mongol Empire. Not much remains today of Karakorum, as it was destroyed by clan infighting and it’s materials were used to build the Erdene Zuu Monastery. In an empire of nomads, very few permanent structures were ever erected, and the impermanence of cities and monuments was of little significance to these warriors of the steppe. You will experience the unique setting of Kharkhorin, located on one of the major trading routes of the ancient Silk Road, and visit nearby places that will give you further insight into the natural and human history of Mongolia.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Chinggis Khaan International Airport
PRICE 1 pax-$1250
2-3 pax US$1114
4-7 pax US$965
8-11 pax US$797
Camel Hotels
All meals Driver
Guide Tickets
Water Camps
Alcoholic drinks
Guide and driver gratuity
Travel insurance



Day 1: Ulaanbaatar/Hustain Nuruu

On the first day we travel to Hustaiin Nuruu National Park. The park was established as part of a unique project to reintroduce the world’s last surviving wild horses back to their natural environment. On the brink of extinction during the last century, only a very few Takhi or Przewalski’s horse were left in zoos around Europe. This graceful steppe horse was returned to Mongolia, and today, thanks to this special project, two herds again roam the Mongolian steppes. Overnight in a ger camp.


Day 2: Hustain Nuruu/Kharkhorin

Built by order of Chinggis Khan and completed by his son Ogedei about 800 years ago, Kharkhorin, better known as Karakorum, was famed throughout Asia as the capital of the Mongol Empire. Within the walls of this spectacular city kings were chosen, laws made and the fate of the next city to be conquered were determined. You will visit the ruins of the old city, the Erden Zuu monastery and other historical monuments in the area. Overnight in a ger camp by the Orhon River.


Day 3: Kharkhorin/Elsiin Tasarhai

Marking the northern edge of the great Gobi Desert, Elsiin Tasarhai is a sand dune that stretches over 130 km north into the heart of Central Mongolia. In the morning we can take an easy hike around Jaakhan Lake, a great place to see numerous species of birds, then have lunch at the ger camp. In the afternoon we will have chance to ride two humped Mongolian camel in the desert. Overnight at a ger camp in the Mongol Els.


Day 4: Elsiin Tasarhai/Ulaanbaatar

Today we drive back to the city, arriving in the late afternoon. Dinner in a restaurant and overnight in 4 star hotel.


Day 5: Departure

Transfer to the airport for your departing flight.



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