By choosing this tour you will be able to visit and experience the most significant attractions of the Central province starting with Terelj National park where you will visit the Aryabal meditation temple, turtle rock. Furthermore explore the 13th century complex where you will visit the largest Equestrian Statue the Chinggis Khan statue complex that is 40m tall. Drive through the 6 relay camps that show the lifestyle of people who lived in the 13th century.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||The place where you stay|
The guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and the journey starts at 9:00am. The first destination is Terelj National park (approximately 1.5hours of drive from Ulaanbaatar). The park is one of the most visited parks of Mongolia, as it is known for its beautiful scenery, unique rock formations one of which is the Turtle rock that we will visit. Furthermore, we will take a small hike to the Aryabal meditation temple located on a mountainside and offers breathtaking view of the park. Go to the camp to settle and have lunch. After some rest we will travel to the nomadic family to go horse riding. Come back to camp for dinner and rest.
[ Driving distance – 70 km , Driving duration – 1.5 hours, Meals – Lunch + Dinner ]
After breakfast we will continue our journey and drive to the Chinggis Khan statue complex, the world’s tallest horseman monument that is 40meters tall. We will go inside to take some memorable photos; see the Guinness world record holding giant Mongolian boot and horsewhip. Visit the mini historical museum, get on the elevator to get on the horse’s saddle and take close-up selfies with Chinggis Khan and observe the surrounding view. Afterwards we will take the dirt road to visit the 13th century complex. We will be going to 6 different camps:
At each camp you will be able to see the uniqueness of the people who lived in the 13thcentury. Then we will travel forward in time and arrive to the 21st century and come back to Ulaanbaatar city. End of the tour.
[ Driving distance – 165 km , Driving duration – 4 hours, Meals – Breakfast + Lunch ]
Chinggis Khaan statue complex- everyone including foreign and local tourists should visit this statue at least once as it is a MUST see in Mongolia. It is recognized as the world’s tallest horseman monument standing 40m tall. Inside the complex you will find mini museum of history, giant Guinness world record holding horse whip and Mongolian traditional boot.
World’s largest Mongolian boot holding world Guinness record since 2009.
Terelj National Park is one of the most visited and interesting national parks of Mongolia. It is connected with Ulaanbaatar city by 70km paved road. Terelj National park is known for its beautiful scenery, unique rock formations one of which is the Turtle rock, temples including Aryabal meditation temple also the remaining of Princess temple. Interesting activities possible at the National park include horse riding, camel riding, hiking, trekking, kayaking, flower and bird watching.
The Turtle Rock, or called Melkhi Khad by the locals, is an interesting rock formation that looks like a turtle. This giant rock formation is a popular spot for visitors and has its own legend.
Ariyabal meditation temple is situated in Terelj National Park, 3 km from Turtle Rock. It is a Buddhist meditation temple built in 1810 but destroyed during the religious purge of the 1938, however restored at the beginning of 2004-07. From the temple you will see the beautiful view of the national park. During hot days it would be a nice cool place to meditate and feel the positive energy of the area.
Mongolian nomadic people. There are very few nomadic people left in the world today. Mongolia is unique in a way that almost half of the population still has the nomadic lifestyle and preserved the culture and lifestyle handed down for many thousands of years. It is a way of living in harmony with the surrounding nature, moving from one place to another to find better grazing grounds for their livestock, which their heavily depend on. As of January 2018, Mongolian main 5 livestock (horse, camel, sheep, goat and cow) count was 67 million.
Since the ancient times as illustrated on rock and cave paintings, horses were an inseparable part of Mongolian people and their lifestyle. The very first thing you have to know about Mongolian horses is that they are still half wild. Apart from few horses that are used for riding, the rest of the herd usually roams around grazing grass and spending their time free. Even the riding horses are set free in the evening. This is the main reason they have their own temper and unique character.
It is the main attraction point of the XIII Century Theme Park. There are 24 tribes’ flags which symbolizes the history about his triumph of uniting 24 tribes and established Great Mongolian Empire. You will learn about the statecraft of XIII Century of Mongolians. All the state affairs such as declaring laws, holding a great forum are carried out at the camp. In the King’s Palace, there will be different programs and receptions while you sit back and enjoy the traditional food, we have more choices of traditional programs on request upon reservation. One of popular choices by our guests is King’s Great Feast where you will experience and devour the traditional way of feast just like our Chinggis Khan did.
The blacksmiths and craftsmen works of XIII century Mongolia is popular in the world. In the craftsmen camp you will enjoy observing the craftsmen artwork such as horse hold utensils, women’s ornaments, jewelry, arms and tools etc. Throughout the complex, pay attention to all interior and exterior decorations as they are all handmade. You will also see the handmade felt decorations, carpets and ornaments made by these talented people.
By visiting this camp you will have an opportunity to learn the unique culture of the literacy, traditional ways of educating their successors and the young. Furthermore, guests will learn the history of Mongolian scripts and have the chance of practicing Mongolian calligraphy and other scripts
The everyday life of herders including pastoral culture, livestock breeding, tasting various dairy products, horse training and catching using lasso pole, processing leather straps, can be observed from this camp. You may also ride horses, yaks and camels