IN SEARCH OF GENGHIS KHAN
Tour name: In search of Genghis khan
Start: UB-back to UB
Destination: Khar Zurkhnii khukh nuur, Baldan Bereeven temple, Uglugch wall, Deluun boldog, Khuduu aral
Goal: Explore the nomadic way of life while traveling to the birthplace of Genghis Khan.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
Group Size: Max 24
Travel Date: Available from May to Sep
Price: from the US $ 1452 per person
Why do we love this trip?
• Learn unique Mongolian Culture
• Discover a Nomadic lifestyle
• Spot Wild and Domestic animals
• Visit and stay with real Nomads
• Feel real silence and wild nature
• Enjoy fresh and clean air
The trip, we offering you, will give you a good chance to experience their tradition and culture. way of life and hospitality. Despite the warm welcome, you will receive, there are several things to explore within the east part of Mongolia. Examples; spectacular countryside, vast steppes, rugged mountains, clear lakes, and abundant wildlife and livestock.Especially you will explore great Genghis khan's birthplace
Detailed tour itinerary
Our guide will meet you at the airport upon your arrival in Ulaanbaatar city/capital of Mongolia/ and take you to the hotel you stay in. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. Prepare yourself; on the most of days of this tour, we'll spend several hours on the road. Note: the camera with a full battery, torch, and other stuff/suitable clothing for horse/camel riding/.
Overnight in Hotel
Our experienced tour guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel and head to Blue lake. You will drive apx 210 km. On your way to the lake, you will see a 40-m-tall equisterian statue of Genghis Khan.
Khar Zurknii khukh nuur /Blue Lake/
Khar zurkhnii khukh nuur is a lake where Temujin /Genghis khan's childhood name/ was proclaimed as Genghis khan of Mongolian empire in 1189. This lake located in front of Khar Zurkh(in English Black heart) mountain and 1615 meters above sea level. Khar zurkhnii khukh nuur means in English; Blue Lake of Black Heart. On the shore of the lake, there is a monument built for the 840th anniversary of Genghis Khan's conquest, and around it, in a half-moon-shaped square with a diameter of 108 meters, wooden carvings of 36 kings of Mongolian Empire are placed. In the central part of them, there are carvings of Genghis Khan, his father Yesuhei, Queen Mother Ölen, and Burte Ujin, the great queen Borte Ujin. In front of the carvings of the kings, there is a panel with explanations in English and Mongolian about the things they did while leading the Mongolian state and the important events that happened at that time. On both sides of the main gate, nine stone carvings of Genghis Khan's generals are placed, and there are a total of 50 wood carvings in this complex.
Stay overnight in , Meals: B, L, D
Baldan bereeven monastery
Baldan Bereeven is the Mongolian translation of the Tibetan “Drepung , “pile of rice”, and the monastery was initially modeled after Drepung Monasteries in Tibet and India. Although the original temple complex was demolished during the Stalinist purges of the late 1930s, today three temples have been restored and grounds include the remains of nearly 50 temples, stupas and other religious edifices. The monastery grounds are surrounded by scenic and sacred mountains including Munkh Ulziit, Arvan Gurvan Sansar, Bayan Baraat, and Bayan Khangai, all part of the Khentii mountain range. The four mountains are said to resemble animals: a lion on the east; a dragon on the south; a tiger on the west; and a Garuda on the north. The monastery itself is backed by the steep cliff of Munkh Ulziit mountain where many cliff carvings, stone carvings with different images of Buddhist gods, inscriptions of religious mantras, and a large Soyombo symbol can be found.
Overnight in Ger camp Meals: B, L, D
“Uglugchiin Kherem” or Uglugch Wall was built very carefully and extends into higher places of the area as a fortress in the period of the Kidan State. The wall is made of red granite stone and has height and width of 2 meters and length of over 1 km. No clay was used to build the wall. Chinggis Khaan lived near the wall for some time and there have been some excavation of ancient burials sites near the wall. Scientists say that it might be a fort for archers or tombs for royalty
Overnight in Ger camp Meals: B, L, D
Deluun Boldog /Genghis khan’s birth place/:Deluun Boldog in Dadal: It is said in the “The Secret History of the Mongols”, Chinggis Khaan was born in a place called Deluun Boldog that is located in Dadal Sum. Deluun Boldog is considered the birthplace of Chinggis Khaan. In 1962, Khentii Province officials created a monument to the memory of Chinggis Khaan for his 800th birthday anniversary. Khajuu Bulag, the spring where Chinggis was washed after he was born, is not far from the monument where you can drink from the same spring he did.
Overnight in Ger tourist camp. Meals(B+L+D)
Kherlen's Khuduu Aral: A steppe with size of 600 km2 in the Kherlen Bayn is located in the south of Kherlenbayan Ulaan Mountain. The Conqueror Genghis khan’s Great Aurag Mansion was on the bank of Avarga River of this steppe. In this historical place, 'The Secret Bureau of Mongolia", which is a great fact of Mongolian history, was written. Therefore, a monument for this historical fact's 750th Anniversary was erected in 1990. Also, this place was recorded as a national resource.
Overnight in a Ger at the tourist camp. Meals: (B+L+D)
After breakfast, drive back from the camp to Ulaanbaatar. Ulaanbaatar city tour and places where you will be taken to souvenir and cashmere shops before enjoying an evening concert of National Folklore.
Overnight in a hotel. (B+L+D)
You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport. (B)