Baga Gazariin Chuluu & range of granite hills

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Price: $64
3 Days / 2 Nights
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Description

Baga Gazariin Chuluu is a range of granite hills stretching 10 kilometers wide and 15 kilometers along the desert steppe of the Dundgovi province. With an elevation ranging from 1450 to 1750 meters above sea level, this rock mass features the Tahilgat Mountain, reaching 1758 meters in the northwest section of the hills.

Wild sheep, ibex, and marmot run throughout the crags and crevices. Also, you will find ruins of an ancient stone temple, a 20-meter-long cave, petroglyphs, and a ger-shaped stone known as Ger Chuluu. According to scientists, the 64 tombs and tumuli in the area are credited to the Xiongnu.

 

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Fare


Included:

Transportation and driver
English speaking guide
Accommodations
Meals
Clean drinking water
Horseback riding (as specified)

Not Included:

Personal shopping
Insurance
Alcohol
Additional activities

Highlights

Perfect introduction to Mongolia for first time visitors
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Get up close to native wildlife
Lunch included

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Itinerary

DAY 1
Drive into the Sunset
From your hotel, we will start our journey south to Baga Gazariin Chuluu.
This site is about 260 kilometers from Ulaanbaatar and only a short distance from Mandalgovi, the capital of the Dundgovi province.

During the drive, we will see landscapes morphing from forested steppe into the dry desert.

We will stop for lunch at a local inn and eat a traditional Mongolian meal. By late afternoon, we will reach Baga Gazariin Chuluu, just in time to see the sun setting between mountain peaks.

Stay overnight in a ger camp. Lunch and dinner.
DAY 2 Baga Gazariin Chuluu
Today we will explore the mountains and everything they hide.

We will visit the ruins of an ancient Buddhist temple wedged between steep rock faces, drink water from a local mineral water spring, explore one of many crystal caves, and read the history of Mongolia through petroglyphs carved on cavern walls.

Later we will visit a local nomadic family to learn more about mongolian culture and customs.

Stay overnight in a ger camp. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
DAY 3
Return to Ulaanbaatar
In the morning, we will go horseback riding.

After lunch we will have one last chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery as we head back to Ulaanbaatar.

Breakfast and lunch

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