ErdeneZuu Monastery & Ancient Karakorum city

Tours - Short Tours
Price: $108
4 Days / 3 Nights
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In the valley along the Orkhon River, Kharkhorin is protected as part of the Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape, a UNESCO World Heritage Center. Chinggis
Khaan established his supply base here, and his son Ogedei constructed a proper capital.

Soon, traders, dignitaries, and skilled workers from across Asia and even Europe gathered together in this powerful city. In 1388, Karakorum was destroyed by enemy soldiers. In order to preserve the history, the 16th century ruins went into building the Erdene Zuu Monastery. 


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Ger Camp/Nomadic Family Tour:

4 people: 146 USD per person/per day
3 people: 173 USD per person/per day
2 people: 201 USD per person/per day
1 person: 287 USD-per day

Budget (Tent/nomadic family) Tour:

4 people: 108 USD per person/per day
3 people: 128 USD per person/per day
2 people: 149 USD per person/per day
1 person: 213 USD per day


Accommodation during the trip
Driver + Patrol
English speaking tour assistant/cook ( on request)
                                             Japanese speaking guide
                                             German-speaking guide
                                             Chinese speaking guide
All meals as displayed in the itinerary
Horse guides for every 3 pax
Entrance fees to national parks and monasteries
Bottled water supply 

Not included

International airfare
Personal items
Optional activity costs
Alcoholic drinks
Travel insurance


The 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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DAY 1 Sand Dunes & Erdene Zuu Monastery
In the morning we will meet at your hotel and start the drive towards Kharkhorin. On the way, we will stop to see Elsen Tasarkhai, the 80 km-long sand dunes surrounded by wooded hills and wide steppe.

We will go camel riding and explore the area.

Next we will visit the Erdene Zuu monastery as we continue our drive towards Kharkhorin. This famous monastery is located near a stone turtle, the last remnant of ancient Karakorum.

Stay overnight in a ger camp. Lunch and dinner.
DAY 2 Tövkhön Monastery and a Waterfall
Early in the morning, we will head to the Tövkhön monastery, one of Mongolia's oldest Buddhist temples. This ancient site was established in 1648 by Zanabazar, the first spiritual head of Mongolian Buddhism.

During our time here, we will take a short hike and experience the wildlife of the Khangai Mountains.

From the monastery we will drive further west to reach Ulaan Tsutgalan, a famous 10-meter-wide and 20-meter-high waterfall in the Orkhon valley.

Stay overnight in a ger camp. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
DAY 3 Horseback Around Ulaan Tsutgalan
After breakfast, we will go on a short horseback ride around Ulaan Tsutgalan. In the afternoon, we will drive back to Kharkhorin for the night.

Stay overnight in a ger camp. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
DAY 4 Ancient Incriptions
We will leave Kharkhorin and drive to see the Orkhon inscriptions. In the early 8th century, two memorials were built in honor of two great Turkic princes, Kul Tigin and his brother Bilge Khagan, written in the Old Turkic alphabet.

We will also visit the ancient ruins of Khar Balgas--the capital of the Uighur Khaganate which ruled Mongolia for 100+ years during the 8th century.

After this, we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar and reach your hotel in the evening.

Breakfast and lunch.

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