Overnight Terelj National Park with Home-Stay at Nomadic Family
Even if you have only a short time in Mongolia, get a taste of big skies, stunning mountains, and nomadic people on this overnight tour to Gorkhi-Terelj National Park—with a stop at the Genghis Khan Statue Complex. On day 1, learn to cook from a local host family, hike the national park, and stay in a “ger” tent. On day 2, ride horses to Turtle Rock and Ariyabal Meditation Temple. We will be leaving the city early in the morning and we can get there within a couple of hours. It is important for us to explore as much greatest historic and true nomadic lifestyle outside the city.
Day 1: You will be leaving the city early in the morning to take advantage of the better asphalt road to arrive at Chonjinboldog area where Chinggis Khan Monument is located within an hour. You will see true nomadic lifestyle as soon as you travel outside of the city of Ulaanbaatar. Chinggis Khan Monument is an extremely tall stainless steel statue of Ghengiis Khaan. You may take an elevator ride up to the horse neck with spectacular view of the surrounding area. There is also a small archaeology museum in the base of the statue with ubiquitous souvenir shops. You may try on traditional Mongolian costumes at the museum. After visiing Statue, we will drive to a nomadic family in Terelj National Park. Terelj National Park is one of the beautiful national parks of Mongolia. The park also has a Buddhist monastery that is open to visitors. Park wildlife includes brown bears and over 250 species of birds and you will have a chance to see a lot of animals such as yaks, sheep, goats and horses hanging out around this National park. The Tuul River flows through the park. The park has interesting formatted rocks and includes two famous formations named for things they resemble: Turtle Rock and the Old Man Reading a Book. Once we got to the National Park we will have a welcome lunch with the host family who will guide us to the horseback riding following days, wonder around the area and cook Mongolian National foods with the host family followed by an overnight stay in a ger.
Day 2: After having breakfast with the family, we will do a day horseback riding to the rock called Turtle and the Buddhist temple. After lunch, we will ride to the Ariyabal buddhist temple there. We will ride back to the family and have dinner. After dinner, we will have free time for hiking around or playing with the kids there. 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.