6 Day Amazing Orkhon Waterfall and Tsenher Hot Spring
Tour name: 6 Day Amazing Orkhon Waterfall and Tsenher Hot Spring
Start: UB-back UB
Destination: Central and Northern part of Mongolia
Goal: To see central Mongolian Highlights
Duration: 6 day, 5 nights
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Why do we love this trip?
Mongolia is a quite big county -It is important to appreciate the landscape for its vastness. Rugged Mongolia is an adventure destination where travellers can see the tradition of the past still practiced today by hardy nomads dwelling on the country's vast steppe and deserts. The trip, we offering you, will give a good chance to experience their tradition, culture. Way of life and hospitality. Despite the warm welcome you will receive, there are several things to explore within central part of Mongolia. For example; spectacular countryside, vast steppes, rugged mountains, clear lake, and abundant wildlife and livestock.
Day Zero: We will meet you at airport upon your arrival in Ulaanbaatar city/capital of Mongolia/ and take you to the hotel you choose.
The rest of day is for you to get rid of fatique and enjoy a free day. Prepare yourself, on these three days of trip, you do not need much things but the camera with full battery, torch, and other stuffs/suitable clothing for horse/camel riding/.
Overnight: at the confortable hotel
Day-1: After breakfast at the hotel, a experienced guide will pick you from the hotel and then we start our wonderful trip. First we will visit to Gandan Monastery, then head to Elsen Tasarhai.
First site- Gandan monestary
Gandan is one of the largest monastery in Mongolia and of the biggest touristic attraction. It was built in 1838 by fourth Bogd Gegeen. This is the only monastery that could survive from religious purge of 19th-century and continue its original function.
The full name is Gandantegchinlen, can be translated as 'the great place of eternal joy'. Inside is main Buddha statue , 26m high and made of copper with a gild gold covering. It contains inside 25 tonnes of medicinal herbs, 334 sutra, and two million bundles of mantras.
The original statue was destroyed in 1920 during the communist purge, and actual one was rebuilt with donation of Mongolian people as symbol of Buddhist revival in the mid 1920's.
Elsen Tasarhai is something of an oasis. It is located in Erdenetsogt soum in Province of Overhangai and Bulgan. It happens being crossed by the main Ulaanbaator-Kharhorin highway neighbouring with the Khogno Khan /Nature Reserve/. These large dunes strech for some 80km and are worth stopping off at for those who are not planning to visit the much more spectacular Khongoryn Els in the Gobi Desert. This is perfect place for camel riding.
Here you will be riding camel through the charming sandy hill passing by fresh river and green land. Traveling by camel at the Majesty of Elsen Tasarhai might make for some awesome photos.
we'll drive to Kharhorin for the night in the Ger camp.
Day-2: After breakfast, we'll drive to Kharhorin ancient capital.
This town contains one of Mongolian's top attraction /Erdene-zuu/ which is the oldest monastery in Mongolia and has been a regular stop on most of tour circuits. These things will take half-day.
In the mid-13th century, Karakorum was a happening place. ChinggisKhaan established a supply base here and his son Ögedei ordered the construction of a proper capital, a decree that attracted traders, dignitaries and skilled workers from across Asia and even Europe.
The good times lasted around 40 years until Kublai moved the capital to Khanbalik
(later called Bĕijīng), a decision that still incites resentment among some Mongolians. Following the move to Bĕijīng and the subsequent collapse of the Mongol empire, Karakorum was abandoned and then destroyed by vengeful Manchurian soldiers in 1388.
Whatever was left of Karakorum was used to help build, in the 16th century, ErdeneZuu monastery, which itself was badly damaged during the Stalinist purges.
The rather nondescript Soviet-built town of Kharkhorin was built a couple of kilometres away from Erdene-ZuuKhiid, and there is little of interest in the town itself.
After all this things, we carry on our trip heading to the impressive Orkhon Khurhree /Water-fall/ for the night in the traditional nomad's Ger.
Day-4: After breakfast, we drive all way down to Hot Spring.
Tsenher Hot Spring
This Hot Spring is situated between forested hills. It is getting really a popular among Mongolians and locals, and detour from the main road. There are ger camps running hot spring pools to which hot spring is pumped through the pipes from the spring source. The nature around the Spring is magnificent.
Overnight in a Ger Camp.
Day-5: Wake up early to have a optional horse ride or walking tour to Water-fall. We've got another early start today. Driving hours from Khurhree to Ugii lake will be majority of the day. On the way you'll explore the magical place Tovhon khiid/temple/ which was found in 1653 by Zanabazar.
Ogii lake, located in the centre of Mongolia, is one the prettiest lake of Mongolia and has 27km squire area. Average depth is 6.64m, in some parts 15.3m, coastal length is 24m. The lake makes a nice overnight stop with plenty of camping spots. This is a wonderful place for the birdlife and also popular for fishing. It is also perfect place for horse treck and to have boat adventure.
Scenic monastery is situated at the top of hill being hidden by a pine forest in Khangai Mountain. Monastery had been used as a major pilgrimage centre for Mongolians. The monastery was destroyed in 1937 and rebuilt with public funds in in the early 1990s.
Overngiht in Ger
Day-6: Having stayed overnight at the Lake, we will drive back to UB. Driving time from Lake to UB will be majority of the day. All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your journee. Lunch will be served during the driving in the afternoon.