In search of Chinggis Khaan

We will head east to Khentii Province, the homeland of Chinggis Khaan, the Mongolian founder and ruler of one of the world’s greatest ever empires – explore this wilderness on foot, horseback, and by jeep, eat food fit for an Emperor, and visit historical and religious sites, including the reputed burial ground of Chinggis Khaan himself.The Khan Khentii National Park covers 1.2 million hectares of rugged mountain scenery, forests, wetlands and alpine tundra in the north of Mongolia. The Onon and Kherlen Rivers flow through its borders and it is on the southern edge of Siberia’s taiga forest. Rare mammals including the endangered musk deer, and moose, brown bear, wolf, fox, roe deer, and elk roam in the forests. Historians come to study the ancient burial grounds and Turkish stone engravings. It is an uninhabited wilderness area accessible only on foot or horseback. Riding here is not for the faint hearted. It is challenging, remote and wild.

Day 1

On arrival in Ulaanbaatar, we transfer to the Bayangol Hotel and have a leisurely lunch. In the afternoon we take a leisurely stroll into the city centre, which is close to our hotel. First stop is Sukhbaatar Square, the central square named after the revolutionary hero of 1921, Damdiny Sukhbaatar, who declared independence from China. Next we visit Gandan Monastery, the largest and most famous functioning monastery in Mongolia. Here, we may be able to see monks in worship and we will also see the impressive Golden Buddha Statue of Migjid Janraisig. Another likely stop for the group is at the National History Museum. Welcome dinner and briefing in the evening.

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Day 2

Today we take a full day of guided sightseeing in Ulaanbaatar.  First stop is Gandan Monastery, the largest and most famous functioning monastery in Mongolia.  Here, we may be able to see monks in worship and we will also see the impressive Golden Buddha Statue of Migjid Janraisig.  Next we visit the Palace Museum of Bogd Khaan, a series of Buddhist Temples where the last Buddhist King of Mongolia resided until 1920-ies.  Lunch at a local restaurant. Attending the lecture on Mongolian History given by Ph. Lecturer of Mongolian State University. In the evening- Folklore show. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at the Bayangol Hotel.

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Day 3

Kherlen river

Drive 120km to reach the “Khan Kherlen” ger camp.


Day 4

Black Heart Blue Lake

Drive to “Bayangol ” ger camp at the via Black Heart Blue Lake, the place of Chinggis’ enthronement during 1189 until 1206. 175km


Day 5

Baldan Bereeven monastery. 35km

Hike around the monastery and explore the area, after picnic lunch visit Khangal Lake. Return to ger camp for dinner and overnight. In this area you will find easily a rock shaped like a human “Khun chuluu”.


Day 6-7

2 days exploring the area - Binder

Drive to Binder via Binder ovoo, Rashaan Rock, 160km. Visit Oglogchiin Wall to see the ancient castle and deer rocks, visit to Buryat families. Picnic lunch, Dinner and overnight at Binder ger camp.


Day 8

Dadal/Deluun Boldog – birthplace of Chinggis Khan

Horse relay to start at Dadal sum, Khentii province: Water & soil from Chingis Khan’s birthplace to be carried to Karakorum, the ancient Mongolian capital.


Day 9

Binder

Drive back to Binder for overnight.


Day 10

Terelj National Park

Drive back to the West to enter Terelj National park from Zuun Baidlag valley to reach Jalman Meadow. Overnight and dinner at ger camp.


Day 11

Princess Temple Ruins

A full day of horseriding to the Princess Temple. Overnight in ger camp.


Day 12

Tuul river

Another day ride to the confluence of Tuul and Terelj rivers, pick up by vehicle and drive to Terelj ger camp.


Day 13

Ulaanbaatar

Drive back to Ulaanbaatar, from Terelj National Park. Drive will take about 2,5 hours.

Day 14

International Departure.

Departure code and date:
NCA-008, 26 June-9 July, 2014

Price per person for a group more than 9 people:
USD2.124

Single Supplement: USD370
Prices include the following:

Domestic flights, transportation within Mongolia, twin accommodation in a 3 star hotel. Single accommodation can be arranged at an additional cost. Tented accommodation while on trek, three meals a day, English-speaking guide, all sightseeing costs, transfers, camel or horse hire where specified, support staff including drivers, horse/camel men and camp assistants.


Prices do not include:

International transportation, travel insurance, visas, departure tax, alcoholic drinks, gratuities, items of a personal nature.

It is the responsibility of the client to be fully covered with travel and medical insurance while traveling in Mongolia.


Please note:

Upon request single supplement in the countryside can be provided at the additional cost. In case single accommodation in ger camps was not provided the amount would be calculated based on the missing nights and reimbursed. Nomads cannot be held responsible for over bookings, as long as the company can prove with sufficient documentation that overbooking has been the error of the third party.

Should circumstances beyond our control, such as the imposition of quarantine restrictions, any changes of domestic flight or train schedules, require a change of itinerary, we will inform your agent and propose an equivalent itinerary. Again, Nomads cannot take over the responsibility for the Airlines or the National Train Company. The traveler is responsible for having proper travel documents, such as a valid passport, proper visa and the necessary passport pictures.

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