Discovering Homeland of Chinggis Khaan Tour

10 days from $1198

It’s an unforgettable journey to Chinggis Khaan’s (or Genghis Khan) native land. It stands to the east of the country, in Khentii province famous for the rich historical and religious sites, including the reputed burial ground of Chinggis Khaan, the man who created the largest empire the world has ever seen. Chinggis Khaan had his humble beginnings as a small boy called Temujin, living on the banks of the Onon River in the area of Khentii. Temujin spent his days in Khentii herding, riding, and looking after his family. He worshipped Tenger, the blue sky, and the ruler of heaven.

Today Chinggis is known as a unifier of the tribes of Mongolia and hero of the Mongolian people. Myths about the great man are plentiful among the local people. We will explore this historical land, the wilderness area of the Khan Khentii Mountains on foot, horseback, and by jeep. 

               
       

Highlights

  • Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex, the biggest equestrian statue in the world
  • Relax at the beautiful lakes
  • Visit a Nomad family
  • Uglugch Wall 
  • Visit burial site of Mongolian Royal Family
  • Terelj National Park

Key Info

Physical level: Moderate Physical level: Moderate
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Tour Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1.

Arriving in Ulaanbaatar.

Transfer to the hotel. Unpack and rest in the hotel. Short city tour with Gandan Monastery, the National Museum of Mongolia, which represents Mongolian Culture starting from Stone Age to the 21st century and Buddhism, and Sukhbaatar Square (also known as Chingis Khaan Square). (L/D)

in the hotel

Day 2.

Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex & Khan Khentii National Park

Visit Chinggis Khan Statue Complex in Tsonjinboldog, the place where Chinggis Khaan had found a golden whip which was explained in the history. The statue complex is 40m high and built of steel. The main gate and the Statue has a beautiful combination of photographing. Visitors can take an elevator to the viewing deck on the horse’s head and look magnificent Mongolian steppe.

After the visit, continuing into the Khentii Mountain Range, we will reach the soum of Mongonmort in the late afternoon. Situated in the town is the headquarters of Khan Khentii National Park. We will meet the park rangers who will give us a brief introduction to the National Park. (B/L/D)

in the tent

Day 3.

Burkhan Khaldun Mountain

Continue driving to the foothills of Burkhan Khaldun Mountain, about 60km. We will camp near the foot of the mountain and visit the ‘ovoo,’ the site of worship, which is nearby. Ovoos generally consist of piles of rocks and other offerings to the gods such as blue silk, money, and food. To worship you place your offering on the ovoo and walk clockwise around it three times. (B/L/D)

in the tent

Day 4.

Khukh Nuur

Driving to Khukh (Blue lake of Khar Zurkhen mountain) Nuur. This is a small lake surrounded by forested mountains. It is famous as the site of the historical event in the 13th century when Temujin was granted the title of Chinggis Khaan. (B/L/D)

in the tent

Day 5.

Burial place of Mongolian Royal Family

Continue driving until we reach a place recently discovered and named as a possible burial place of Chinggis Khaan and Royal Family. In the summer of 2001 and 2002, a joint American-Mongolian expedition conducted research in the hope of discovering the burial site of the Mongolian royal family of the XIII century. We will visit Baldanbereeven Monastery en route. (B/L/D)

in the tent

Day 6.

Uglugch Wall

Day of rest at the burial site, exploring the area. Today we will also visit Uglugch Wall, which is about 3 kilometers long and it has two entrances, on the south and north sides. There is a small soil dam remainder inside and the piling of this wall can be clearly seen from its southeast and south sides. (B/L/D)

in the tent

Day 7.

Kherlen River

Overnight in a tent on the shores of Kherlen River. (B/L/D)

in the tent

Day 8.

Terelj National Park

Today we will reach the ger camp at Terelj National Park. There will be horses available each day, and every afternoon there will be organized horseback trips with guides. The ger camp is near the home of the guides, so you can observe their everyday activities. In the morning you can hike in the surrounding areas or ride a short distance. All meals will be at the ger camp. We will have the traditional meal ‘khorkhog,’ which is mutton cooked slowly in a huge, metal urn with vegetables, water, and hot rocks from a flaming fire. The meat becomes soft and tasty and the water turns into a thick meaty broth. (B/L/D)

in the camp 1 hour

Day 9.

City tour

Back to Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to the hotel and relax. Option to go shopping for souvenirs and cashmere products. Cultural performance in the evening. (B/L/D)

in the hotel

Day 10.

Departure

Transfer to Chingis Khaan International Airport or Train station and depart Mongolia. (B)

Prices & Inclusions

Prices & Inclusions
Group size Price/Per person
2 PAX 1598$
3-4 pax 1448$
5-8 PAX 1348$
9-12 PAX 1248$
13-15 PAX 1198$

Includes

Accommodation: Hotel***, tented camp, * ger camp 
Guiding and interpreting service 
Full board meals 
Transport: vehicle 4x4 or minivan
Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks
Museums and cultural performance
Camping equipment
Horseback riding

 

 

Not Includes

International airfare 
Personal equipments 
Optional activity cost 
Excess baggage charges
Single room supplement 
Alcoholic drinks 
Sleeping bag 
Travel Insurance
The extra cost for photography in museums
Tip for a tour guide, driver, etc

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