Kharkhorum city's ruins /ancient capital of Mongolia/ Erdene Zuu:
As a major fact that the capital of the Great Mongolian State was present in the Erdene Zuu monastery as a result of the study of ancient ruins near the Erdene Zuu monastery, Erdene Zuu monastery was researched here. The monastery is the oldest Buddhist monastery in Mongolia, and its proximity to Kharkhorin soum of Uvurkhangai province is situated beside the ancient capital of Mongolia /Kharkhorum/.
Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dune
The main road separates Elsen Tasarkhai sand dune into two parts, Mongol Els on the south and Khugnu Tarnyn Els on the north. Elsen Tasarkhai sand is sodden under its surface, so shrubberies such as willow, elm and dogwood, grow in the area. There are many tourist camps around Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes. Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes is surrounded by Mount Khugnu Khan on the north and Mount Ikh Mongol on the south.
Hustai National Park
The Mongolian Government declared Hustai National Park as a Specially Protected Area in 1993, one year after the initiation of the reintroduction project of the Takhi (Przewalski's horse) to the Hustain Nuruu. The HNP extends through the Khentii Mountains and includes the western edge of the Mongolian steppe at the boundaries of Altanbulag, Argalant and Bayankhangai Soums of Töv Province. The park is about 100 km from the capital city of Ulaanbaatar to the west.
The HNP covers 50,600 ha land which is home to 459 species of vascular plants, 85 species of lichens, 90 species of moss and 33 species of mushrooms. 44 species of mammals have been recorded, including Altai wapiti, Mongolian gazelle, roe deer, wild boar, wild sheep, ibex, Mongolian marmots, grey wolves, Eurasian lynx, Pallas cat, red fox, corsac fox and Eurasian badger. The 217 species of birds include golden eagle, lammergeier, great bustard, whooper swan, black stork, Daurian partridge and little owl. There are 16 species of fish, 2 species of amphibians, and 385 species of insects (including 21 species of ants, 55 species of butterflies, 10 species of bush crickets and 29 species of grasshoppers). A new species of soil insect has been found in the Hustai and given the scientific name of Epidamaeus khustaiensis.
Terelj National Park:
It is a unique region with rocky and coarse, natural scenery. This area is located close to the capital city of Mongolia, which is one of the major tourist destinations in the region. Located in the 50-76 km east of Ulaanbaatar, the Turtle Rock and the Aryaabal monastery is a place where you can enjoy spectacular places and experience natural beauty. This is a great place for tourists close to Ulaanbaatar, and there are a lot of organized events. It is also possible to get acquainted with the nomadic life.
Transit province: UB-Uvurkhangai-Tuv-UB
Total days: 3 night / 4 day
Total distance: 1100km
1 day UB - Elsen tasarkhai - Khar khorum
2 day Khar khorum - Hustai National Park
3 day Hustai National Park - Terelj National Park
4 day Terelj National Park - UB
Services included in the cost:
- Transportation vehicle: starex, county, aero express
- Accommodation: camp, guest house, tent
- All meals during the travel
- Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks
- Camel ride
Services not included in the cost:
- International airfare
- Travel insurance
- Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
- Personal equipment
- Optional activity cost
- Alcohol drink
- Sleeping bag
- Single room supplement
- Shop for shops and gift shops