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  • Rest and Relaxing Journey in the Land of Blue Sky

  • Destination: Uvurkhangai, Dundgobi, South Gobi
    Hot spots: Terelj, Bayangobi, Kharkhorin, Bayanzag, Yol valley
    Lengths: 16 nights/17 days
    Adventure level: Soft
    Vehicle type: 4 wheel driving jeep,
    Activities: Relaxed hiking, smooth driving, optional horse riding
    Season: June 15- August 15
    Fully escorted: Tour guide, driver, cook
    Group size: 4-15 pax
    Accommodation: 2 hotel nights, 2 ger camp nights and 5 tent nights
  • Ger is a portable, felt-covered, wood lattice-framed dwelling structure used by nomads in the Mongolian steppe. Traditional ger consists of a circular wooden frame carrying a felt cover. The felt is made from the wool of the flocks of sheep. The frame consists of one or more lattice wall-sections, a door- frame, roof poles and a ring roof. Some styles of ger have one or more columns to support the ring roof. The wood frame is covered with pieces if felt. The felt is additionally covered with canvas. The frame is held together with one or more ropes or ribbons. The structure is kept under compression by the weight of the covers, sometimes supplemented by a heavy weight hung from the center of the roof. A ger is designed to be dismantled and the parts carried on camels or yaks to be rebuilt on another site.

  • Day 1.

    Nation’s Capital-Ulaanbaatar. A professional Gucci World Tours team will meet you at the “Chinggis Khan” international airport and transfer to the hotel in Ulaanbaatar. After relax, we will start our first day tour in Ulaanbaatar, including Sukhbaatar square, Zaisan Hill; the small hill provides wide open view of the Ulaanbaatar. Then we will visit the Natural History Museum which is well-known for its precious findings Dinosaur eggs and bones.

    Day 2.

    Terelj National Park. Drive to the Terelj National Park which was founded as a park in 1994. The rock formations of the park are fascinating, while the 250 plus bird species make it an enchanting place to relax. Some of the rock resembles the long spiky bodies of prehistoric animals. Nomadic tribesmen still drive their herds around these pastures. We transfer to the ger camp and will do optional hiking. Overnight in the ger camp.

    Day 3.

    Turtle Rock/Aryapala Meditation Center. After breakfast at the camp, we start our trekking in the park. On the way we explore magnificent alpine landscape of Terelj. Many people have called it “the Switzerland of Mongolia”; it is and excellent place for horse riding, hiking and river rafting. The most popular granite rock formation is called Turtle Rock-a gigantesque rock made and carved into a turtle by only wind and rain water, which is just off the main road into the park. Our next stop is Buddhist meditation centre called Aryabala temple just nestled in hills, there is a unique and wonderful view of the Terelj area from the top of the hill. Overnight in the ger.

    Day 4.

    Bayangobi. After early morning breakfast, we will drive to Bayangobi. It is a unique place with many different forms of natural landscape; combination of a Gobi sand dunes, forests and rocky mountains. On the way, we will visit Hustai National Park, where we see Preziwalsky wild horses which was reintroduced in 1992. Arrive at the Khoyor Zagal camp and overnight in the ger.

    Day 5.

    Bayangobi. Opportunities to hike in the small sand dunes and riding a camel. We will visit Erdene Khambyn Khuree which is 20 kms drive from the camp. The monastery is located in the majestic looking Khugnu Khaan mountain. Enlightened Bogd Gegeen Zanabazar, a religious leader, philosopher, artist and sculptor was founded these Uvgun and Zaluu temples for his religious teacher. The soldiers of Oirad nobleman Galdan boshigt destroyed the monasteries and assassinated the monks in 1688. We have wonderful opportunities to visit horse breeder’s family and experience making of airag, the Mongolian traditional drink made by mare’s milk. Horse riding opportunities on true Mongolian wooden saddles. Overnight in the ger camp.

    Day 6.

    Kharkhorin. We will drive to Kharkhorin; an ancient capital of Great Mongolian Empire and main treasure of Mongolian Buddhism, an Erdenezuu Monastery. Kharkhorin was established in the valley of Orkhon river in 1220. It was one of the stop points of legendary Silk Road for 140 years. Kharkhorin played significant role in Mongolian history and was a capital city of Mongolian Great Empire until Khubilai Khaan, a grandson of Chinggis Khaan moved the capital to Beijing of Yuan Dynasty. Erdenezuu Monastery – the first Buddhist monastery was founded by Avtai Sain Khaan, descendant of Chinggis Khaan, on the ruins of Kharkhorin in 1586. The monastery is surrounded by beautiful looking white walls with 108 stupas. For centuries it was a spiritual and intellectual centre of Mongolia and there are extraordinary collection of Buddhist paintings, priceless religious objects, special dresses for Tsama religious dance and excellently made Buddhist iconography with true Mongolian and Tibetan style. Overnight in the ger camp

    Day 7.

    Orkhon waterfall. We will visit the picturesque Orkhon waterfall which is situated in the Orkhon river, that flows 1120km; the longest river in Mongolia. The local name of the waterfall is Ulaan Tsutgalan and the height is 24m, waterfall was formed by a unique combination of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes about 20 000 years ago. The water level of the waterfall depends on the rainfall. Hiking opportunities to the bottom of the gorge. Overnight in the camp.

    Day 8.

    Ongi Monastery. After breakfast we will drive to the direction of south. We will beautifully changing landscape from forest steppe into semi-desert Gobi land. We will drive through the wide huge open land called Ongi steppe. In the afternoon we will arrive in the ruins of Ongiin Khiid Monastery. This monastery was built in the 18th century. The monastery was the main religious centre of South Mongolia. The monks were practiced Buddhist philosophy, astrology and medicine. We visit the story telling ruins of monastery and small local ger museum up there and experience a stunning sunset from the top of a nearby hill. Overnight in the ger camp.

    Day 9.

    Ongi Monastery. We will have a full day exploration around the Ongi Monastery. Hiking opportunities in the area. Relax and overnight in the camp.

    Day 10.

    Bayanzag. A relaxed breakfast at the camp, we will start driving to the Bayanzag known as a Flamming Cliffs to the world. Through the journey we see arid steppe landscape with many camel herds and herding families. In the afternoon we arrive in the ancient red rock creation, Bayanzag formed 60-70 million years ago, famous as Flamming Cliifs named by Roy Andrew Chapman, an American explorer who visited Mongolia in 1920s. The striking red Bayanzag cliffs have dinosaur fossils, eggs and bones all over the place and neighbored by bushy Saxual tree forests. We do optional trekking around surrounding areas or riding camels and overnight in the ger camp.

    Day 11.

    Khongor Sand Dunes. We will continue our journey to the beautiful sand dunes Khongoriin Els. We will drive through the amazing desert scenery with plain, stony and sandy landscape; arid land vegetation, countless interesting rock structure and herds of speedy wild antelopes across the land of desert. We will visit marvelous Khongoriin Els dunes that stretch for an extraordinary 180 kms, sometimes as wide as 7-20km. The dunes lie on the northern part of beautifully formed mountain range Servei and Zuulun. The sound of masses of wind-blown sand can be heard from the long distance. This sound is so melodic so 200m high sand dunes called as “Singing Dunes” or “Sand that sings”. There is an oasis called Khongor river with stunning greenery in the summer. Overnight at the ger camp.

    Day 12.

    Khongor Sand Dunes. We will spend another day in the Khongoriin els dunes. Here we have an opportunity to ride two humped Bacterian camel named by locals “Living Dinosaurs” and “Prince of Gobi” and see camel breeder’s every day life. Overnight in the ger camp.

    Day 13.

    Yol Valley. We will drive to the majestic Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park where we will enjoy incredible “Yol Valley”. In the afternoon we will explore the valley. The valley is the unusual narrow canyon of a river that flows through the Zuun Saikhan Mountain. The sheer rock walls stand 200m and the canyon has stunning green meadows with thick glacier layer that is deeply set between the walls. During the summer rainfall water runs from the top of the walls forming waterfalls. We can trek along the canyon and may have an opportunity to glimpse rarely found wild sheep Argali, mountain goat Ibex and Yol Lammergeier. Overnight in the ger camp.

    Day 14.

    Yol Valley. We will spend another day in the area. Hiking and trekking opportunity in the valley. Optional horse and camel riding. Overnight in the ger camp.

    Day 15.

    Ulaanbaatar. We will catch an early morning flight back to Ulaanbaatar. After freshen uo and relax, we will have a full day exploration in the nation’s capital. Shopping opportunities in the State Department Store and cashmere outlet shops. Overnight in the hotel.

    Day 16.

    Ulaanbaatar. After breakfast, we will start our last but unforgettable touring day from the Gandan Monastery a heart of Mongolian yellow head Buddhism. We will experience the sense of Buddhism in Mongolia and see the outstanding and impressive 24m golden plated statue of Buddha; Megjid Janraiseg. This monastery is the largest and most important monastery of Mongolia with 500 monks. Then we head to the Bogd Khaan Palace Museum, the palace known as the Green Palace. The palace was built in 1903 dedicated to the 8th Bogd Gegeen, the head of lamaist religion and last khan of Mongolia. Amazing bronze castings, silk paintings, paper icons, mineral paintings, god statues made by Zanabazar and his students is the main attraction of this Palace and visit in the Museum of National History. Overnight and relax in the hotel.

    Day 10.

    Departure. We will end our unforgettable journeys by transferring to the “Chinggis Khaan” International Airport with professional Gucci World Tours Team.

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