Price: ( 2 days and 1 night )
Amarbayasgalant Monastery is one of the three largest Buddhist centres in Mongolia and is located in the Iven Valley near the Selenge River, at the foot of Mount Büren-Khaan in Baruunbüren sum of Selenge Province in northern Mongolia. The monastery was established and funded by order of Manchu emperor Kang XI or to serve as a final resting place for Zanabazar, the first spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism for Tibetan Buddhism in Outer Mongolia. Construction took place between 1727 and 1736 and Zanabazar's remains were transferred to a newly created temple in 1788. Amarbayasgalant was one of the very few monasteries to have partly escaped the destruction during the Stalinist purges of 1937, after which only the buildings of the central section remained the monastery's artefacts were luted or hidden until more fortunate times. Restoration work in Amarbayasgalant began in 1988 with funds provided by UNESCO and some of the new artefacts were commissioned in India.
We leave Ulaanbaatar at 9.00 am and drive to Darkhan, the capital city of Darkhan Uul province. We will stop briefly in Darkhan to eat lunch and visit some local attractions. From Darkhan we drive west to reach Iven Valley and Amarbaysgalant monastery in the afternoon. We will visit Amarbaysgalant Monastery and eat dinner. We will spend a night in a camp belonging to local family.
We will eat breakfast in our camp and take some time to enjoy fresh air and the scenic beauty of Iven Valley. Around 1 pm we will leave the camp and drive back to Darkhan, where we will stop briefly to eat lunch. Later we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar.
Amarbayasgalant Monastery (Mongolian: Амарбаясгалант хийд Amurbayasqulangtu keyid; Manchu: Urgun Elhe Sy, Chinese: 慶寧寺) or the "Monastery of Tranquil Felicity", is one of the three largest Buddhist monastic centers in Mongolia. The monastery complex is located in the Iven Valley near the Selenge River, at the foot of Mount Büren-Khaan in Baruunbüren sum (district) of Selenge Province in northern Mongolia. The nearest town is Erdenet which is about 60 km to the southwest. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amarbayasgalant_Monastery
Gathering point: in front of Gandirs building (right of State Department Store)
Distance: around 361 km one - way (last 50 km of the road unpaved)
Things to take with you: warm cloths, additional blankets or sleeping bags, some snacks to eat between meals.