Kharkhorum, Erdenezuu Monastery
We start our trip to Karakorum at 9:00 am from UB city, the symbolic ruins of the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire. Visit Erdene-Zuu, the oldest monastery, with 108 stupas built in 1586 and containing evidence from the Great Mongol state period, as well as the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and from ancient states.
The monastery remained closed until 1965, when it was permitted to reopen as a museum but not as a place of worship. It was only with the collapse of communism in 1990 that religious freedom was restored and the monastery became active again. Today Erdene Zuu Khiid is considered by many to be the most important monastery in the country, an echo of what it was in the time of the Great Khans. Overnight in guesthouse.(L+D)
After breakfast, we relax for 2 hours and then drive to Khogno Khan mountain and Mongol sand dunes. After lunch, we go on a short hike and take photos. At sunset we ride camels to the Mongol sand dunes for an hour and overnight in a ger camp.(B+L+D)
Khustai National Park & back to UB
Today we will drive back to UB. On the way we have lunch and will visit to Khustai NP. There you will be able to see Prjevalskii horses (wild horses). You will also visit a little natural museum and hall of guests for short video about the National Park in multiple languages. Enjoy some small hikes and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife.
Accommodation: Hotel***,* ger camp, tented camp
Guiding and interpreting service
Full board meals
Transport: vehicle 4×4 or minivan
Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks
Museums and cultural performances
What’s not included:
Optional activity cost
Excess baggage charges
Single room supplement