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Spirits of Mongolia (SMB4)
5 days /4 nights
We invite you to embark on a a fascinationg and unique tour of Central Mongolia, Tuv, Bayangobi, Kharkhorin; exploring such highlights as Bayangobi, Mongol Els sand dunes, Kharkhorin and Erdenezuu Monastery, bringing you in close contact with century old traditions, breath-taking nature and the friendly people of Mongolia.
In 1578 Altan Khan, a Mongol nobleman and military leader with ambitions to unite the Mongols and to emulate the career of Chinggis, invited the head of the rising Yellow Sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Tibetan styled monasteries were built across Mongolia, often sited at the juncture of trade and migration routes or at summer pastures. In the pre-revolutionary period, Mongolia was ruled by a series of Living Buddhas called Javzandamba. In the 1930s, this intellectual power became the focus of a ruthless series of purges. Today, Mongolia is once again embracing its Buddhist heritage. Monasteries are being restored and are once again crowded with worshippers.
Day 1 Nation’s Capital - Ulaanbaatar
Our team will meet you at the “Chinggis Khan” international airport and transfer to the hotel in the city. After rest, we will start our city tour starting from the Sukhbaatar square. This square is a spirit of the capital and famous for its surroundings including Parliament House, National Opera Theatre, Cultural Palace and House of City Council. Then we will visit Zaisan Hill and Gandan Monastery to see the outstanding and impressive 24m golden plated statue of Buddha; Megjid Janraiseg. This monastery is the largest and most important monastery of Mongolia with 500 monks. Visit to the Museum of Natural History which is well-known for its precious findings Dinosaur eggs and bones. We will end our day with traditional performance of folk songs, throat singing, horse-headed fiddle, ethnic dances and arty contortion. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 2 Bayangobi
After breakfast, we will drive to Bayangobi. It is a unique place with many different forms of natural landscape; combination of a Gobi sand dunes, forests and Rocky Mountains. Opportunities to hike in the sand dunes and camel riding. In the afternoon we will visit Erdene Khambyn Khuree; the monastery is located in the majestic looking Khugnu Khaan Mountain. Enlightened Bogd Gegeen Zanabazar, a religious leader, philosopher, artist and sculptor was founded these Uvgun and Zaluu temples for his religious teacher. Overnight in the ger camp.
Day 3 Kharkhorin/Erdenezuu Monastery
After breakfast, we will drive to Kharkhorin; an ancient Capital of Great Mongolian Empire and main treasure of Mongolian Buddhism, an Erdenezuu Monastery. Kharkhorin was established in the Valley of Orkhon River in 1220. We will witness the almost 800 years old worshipping Turtle Rock near the temple. Erdenezuu Monastery – the first Buddhist monastery was founded by Avtai Sain Khaan, descendant of Chinggis Khaan, on the ruins of Kharkhorin in 1586. The monastery is surrounded by beautiful looking white walls with 108 stupas. Overnight in the ger camp.
Day 4 Ulaanbaatar
After breakfast, we will drive to the Hustai National Park. On the way, we will explore forest steppe and steppe landscape with cool temperature and many wild birds and flowers. The park lies in the foothills of southern Khentii mountain range and it is the place where you can see wild horse called Takhi known as Przewalski horse to the world. The wild horses survive in nature by themselves because they have been reintroduced successfully to their homeland after 40 years of extinction. Currently, the number of Takhi has already reached more than 170. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar and overnight and relax in the hotel. Day 5Departure International departures.
Spirits of Mongolia Tour is available all year round on enquiry basis.
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If you are a group and want to add extra days or excursions, or you are looking for more independence, contact our Destination Experts for a tailor-made package
Included in price:
• Transfer to/from airport
• Accommodation in 4 star hotel (twin standard room double occupancy)
• Accommodation in ger camp
• Full board services
• English speaking guide
• Transportation (bus in city, Japanese 4WD in countryside)
• Sightseeing as per itinerary
• Entrance fees
• Mongolina Visa support and processing
Prices do not include
• International flights (please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour)
• Travel insurance