Day 3 – 5.Horseback Riding in Khentii National Park
Day 6. Terelj National Park back to Ulaanbaatar
Day 7. Departure
Upon arrival at the airport you will be welcomed by our team. We will bring you to your comfortable, centrally located hotel. Ulaanbaatar is fast-growing modern city with more than 1.3 million habitants. Depending on your arrival time, city tour can be organised.
City sightseeing includes Bogd Khan's Winter & 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. 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. We will finish city tour with Zaisan hill to have a view of whole Ulaanbaatar. The city sightseeing tour takes about 4 – 5 hours. You may have to check the famous folklore concert famous of its throat singing before going back to the hotel. In the evening your tour guide will give you a short briefing about the trip and answer all your questions before he takes you to a famous Mongolian restaurant for the first taste of Mongolian food.
Khentii National Park
In the morning we will head east of UB, reaching Khentii National Park after a 2-hour drive, where the landscape consists of green, forested hillsides, and spectacular granite cliffs. Many nomads live in this area, and you can see yaks, sheeps, goats and horses grazing in this peaceful valley. At noon we will have lunch at our horse breeding family. We will meet our horseman, load our gear and food on pack horses and set off for 3 days horse riding in Khentii Mountains. We will ride through lush meadows for a couple of hours towards the Terelj River valley. Then, we will have dinner and camp on the Terelj River bank.
(Tented Camp, B, L, D)
Horseback Riding in Khentii National Park
After breakfast, we will load our gears on our packhorses. You will be impressed at the strength of the small but sturdy Mongolian horses. We will ride into the valley along the base of the mountain ranges. As we leave civilization behind, you will hear and see ever more ground squirrels, marmots and birds. These three days amazing ride will take us through an area of tundra, which is the habitat of the moose. You will soon become an expert at ‘moose detection. It is a typical Siberian landscape. We will climb up the mountain through deep forest where deer, wolves, moose and bears live. Keep your eyes open! The high mountains and the deep valley make this wonderful hiking through wide valleys to give a way to large mountain forests of birch, pine and cedar.
(Tented Camp, B, L, D)
Terelj National Park back to Ulaanbaatar
Our adventure through wide valleys, high mountains with green forest end today and we will ride back to our arrival point. Enjoy your ride and stunning view along the valley longing the Tuul River, surrounded on both sides by high, densely forested mountains. After lunch at family some sightseeing visit at Terelj national park is ahead of us. Our first stop will be Turtle rock and Aryaval Monastery, small meditation monastery at the foot of hill. Further down at the exit of park we will visit the 100 monks’ cave, during the purge of Stalinism about 100 monks were hiding in this small cave from persecution. Our last stop will be the Chengiss Khaan Monument. The Chengiss Khaan Monument is a vast aluminium monument of Chengiss Khaan on his horse. It’s possible to climb to the top of the monument from where you have a gear view of the surrounding area. Back to Ulaanbaatar we will take you to your hotel. Late afternoon and evening is free time to explore further the town and to shop for souvenirs.
(Hotel B, L)
Depart at any time. We will take you to the airport (train station).