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Kharkhorum and Erdenezuu mounastry tour (Code: 012)   


In 1218/19, Genghis Khan rallied his troops for the campaign against the Khwarezm Empire in a place called Karakorum, but the actual foundation of a city is usually said to have only occurred in 1220. Until 1235, Karakorum seems to have been little more than a yurt town; only then, after the defeat of the Jin empire, did Genghis' successor Ögedei erect walls around the place and build a fixed palace.

The Erdene Zuu monastery was built in 1585 by Abtai Sain Khan, upon the (second) introduction of Tibetan Buddhism into Mongolia. Stones from the ruins of Karakorum were used in construction. It is surrounded by a wall featuring 100 stupas. The number 108, being a sacred number in Buddhism, and the number of beads in a Buddhist rosary, was probably envisioned, but never achieved. The monastery temples' wall were painted, and the Chinese-style roof was covered with green tiles. The monastery was damaged by warfare in the 1680s, but was rebuilt in the 18th century and by 1872 had a full 62 temples inside.


Tour Overview

Tour length 6 days

Group size: 2-12 people

Tour cost:  810 USD (Including Taxes & VAT)

Transport type: Vehicle

Tou Level: Standart

Schedule 2011: June- November (You can choose when you come and the date.)

Highlights Ulaanbaatar city, Hugnu khan, Hustai national Park, Erdene zuu monastery, khar Khorum ancient city

ITINERARY

Day 01 Ulaanbaatar

Arrival to Ulaanbaatar and check in hotel. City tour including of Gandan Monastery, Sukhbaatar square, Zaisan hill to preview whole city and one museum with optional varieties Natural History Museum. (L+D)

Day 02 Mountain via Hustai Nuruu

Will pick up from the hotel. We will drive to /100 km/ via Khustai Nuruu National Park, where pastures Przewalsky wild horse, which brought from Holland in framework of international project, and explore local natural beauty. Lunch in the tourist camp. Then, will reach Khogno Khan mountain, where we’ll have a great opportunity to view and screen endless area from top of the mountain. It will give a wonderful feeling to explore the nature beauty. The landscape composition is quite exciting that mountain, grassland covered with beautiful flowers like - edelweiss, forest, rivers and sand dunes combined all-in-one and explore it by walking or horse riding, where we need to rent horses from local area. Dinner and overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Day 03 Erdene Zuu monastery and Karakorum city

After breakfast, drive to Karakorum – capital city of Great Mongol Empire founded in times of Chinggis Khaan - 13th century. Meanwhile, we will visit the oldest Monastery – Erdene-Zuu, with 108 stupas and was built in 1586 and explore the daily meeting of monks – how they’re praying, reading the sutra. Then will drive back to Khogno Khan mountain. On the way will visit local horse breeding family to experience nomads way of life. Dinner and overnight in ger camp. (B+L+D)

Day 04 Khogno Khan mountain and Sand dune

Whole day we will spend on exploration of local area, where we will explore local, small monastery Ovgon and take very interesting journey nearby Khogno Khan mountain by walking or horse riding. Lunch in tourist camp. Then, we will continue the journey by walking or climbing to the Khogno Khan mountain, where we have a good opportunity to view endless, vast area. Dinner and overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Day 5. Drive back to Uaanbaatar and a farewell dinner

Drive back from the camp to Ulaanbaatar. You may choose an optional city tour where you will be taken to souvenir and cashmere shops before enjoying an evening concert of National Folklore. In the evening we will talk about the horse trek during a farewell dinner. Overnight in the hotel. (B+L+D)

Day 6. Departure Mongolia.                                                                         
You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport.(B)


B- Breakfast

L- Lunch

D- Dinner

Included:

  • Twin bedded rooms in a hotel
  • Shared accommodation in tourist ger camp
  • Guiding and interpreting service
  • All meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Daily supply of bottled water
  • Transfers by vehicle 4x4
  • Local guides
  • All entrance fees
  • Horse, camel, yak ride trial

Not included:

  • international airfare
  • optional activity cost
  • alcoholic drinks
  • international airport departure tax (uds13)
  • travel insurance





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