Overnight Kharkhorin Central Mongolia Tour
Set amid the Orkhon Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site, ancient Karakorum—Kharkhorin today—was Genghis Khan’s capital during the 13th century. Experience its historic charm and vibrant nomadic culture on this guided overnight tour, which includes meals. Tour the Kharakhorum Museum, visit 16th-century Erdene Zuu Monastery, and spend time with a family of horse-riding nomads—access you couldn’t hope to achieve independently. We will be leaving the city at 9:00 am drive to central Mongolia. It is important for us to explore as much greatest historic and true nomadic lifestyle outside the city we can within the short period of time.
Day 1: Go to Kharkhorin - the ancient capital of Mongolian Empire was destroyed by invading Chinese forces in the 15th century. We will have a lunch stop in the middle of the distance which is 370 km between UB - Kharkhorin. There will be overnight staying in Kharkhorin.
Day 2: Visit the Erdene Zuu Monastery - the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. You can see the turtle rock guarding the walls of the lost city. Also, visit the largest and first Mongolian Buddhist temple - complex or Erdene Zuu. Erdene Zuu is surrounded by a brick wall with 108 stupas. Although most of the monastery buildings were destroyed during the communist repression of 1937 yet major buildings survived. Visit a horse ranger’s family. Coming back to UB will be made in the evening.
We truly hope this would be the most amazing trip to meet nice and hospitable local nomad people and explore the beautiful wild nature and make it a memorable one.