Terelj National Park Explore 3 day, Summer tour, June - August


Tour Fee : 150$

Tour Date : 2019-06-01 00:00

Booking Deadline : 2019-05-31 00:00

Travel : Hiking, Horse riding, Rafting, Bow shooting, Building ger and more

Tour status : Open

Group size : min 1 pax , max 16 pax

Gorkhi-Terelj National Park 

(Mongolian: Горхи-Тэрэлж) is one of the national parks of Mongolia. The Terelj tourist zone has a number of "tourist camps" (Mongolian: жуулчны бааз, juulchny baaz). It is connected with Ulaanbaatar by a paved road, 37 km from Ulaanbaatar city center, left turn to the branch #A24, 5 km later road crosses Tuul River and the National park territory begins. Most of the tourist camps and tourist attractions are before this pass. The road then ends at the settlement of Terelj, which features small shops and restaurants. The Terelj settlement is located in the valley of the Terelj River (Terelj Gol), approximately 66 km from the Ulaanbaatar city center.

A small southern portion of the park is developed for tourists, with restaurants, souvenir shops, horses and camels for rent, and tourist ger camps. However, most of the park is undeveloped and difficult to access. Attractions include Khagiin Khar Lake, a 20m deep glacial lake 80 km upstream from the tourist camps, and Yestii Hot Water Springs, natural hot springs 18 km further upstream. The park also has a Buddhist monastery that is open to visitors. Park wildlife includes brown bears and over 250 species of birds. The Tuul River flows through the park.

The park has many rock formations for rock climbers, and includes two famous formations named for things they resemble: Turtle Rock (Mongolian: Melkhii Khad) and the Old Man Reading a Book (Praying Lama Rock).

Route: Ulaanbaatar - Chinggis Statue - Terelj national park -Turtle rock - Ariabala temple - Ulaanbaatar

Distance: 200km by car, 10km trekking

Altitude: 1800m above sea level.

Weather: +15C to +28C

Available: June – August

Day 1.  Arrive to Ulaanbaatar - Terelj national park

Arrive to Railway station in Ulaanbaatar, upon arrival we will make a day trip to the tallest horseman statue in the world, dedicated to legendary Mongolian emperor – Chinggis or Genghis Khan, and see as far-sighted Chinggis Khaan holds a golden whip in his right hand. It is 40 meters tall in total. At the base of the statue, you’ll find a museum, exhibition hall, restaurant, bar, conference hall and a souvenir shop. After lunch we will drive to  tourist camp in Terelj national park. Experience your first night at staying in yurt /ger/. Later we will play a bow shooting.Make a bonfire in the evening.  Have traditional Mongolian food Khorkhog.  Overnight in ger camp. /B, L,D/

Day 2.  Turtle rock - Aryabala meditation temple

After breakfast, we drive to Aryabala temple. It was built in 1810-s by mongolian and tibetan artists in Gorkhit valley of present Terelj national park. In many cases buddhist monks from Manzushir monastery came to this temple to make meditation. On the way visit Turtle Rock. On our way back we will visit a local nomadic family. Get familiar with daily life of the nomads and ride horses for a 2 hours. Return back to the camp. After lunch we will learn how to build a real Mongolian ger. In the evening enjoy a live performance by folk singers.

Overnight in ger camp. /B, L, D/

Day 3.  Tuul river - UlaanbaatarIn the morning after breakfast we go to Tuul river for rafting. We will make 15-25km rafting. It will take up to 3-4 hours.  Transfer to airport. Departure.

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