Canoeing the Tuul River
(4 days)


Canoeing the Tuul River

Paddle a canoe on Tuul River from Khentii Mountains to Terelj National Park and enjoy the sights of densely grown bushes, green meadows, rocky hillsides and grazing herds and nomad settlements along the river bank.

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day 2
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day 3
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day 4

Detailed description


Gorkhi – Terel National Park

We’ll leave Ulaanbaatar early in the morning for Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, which is about 80 kilometers northeast of the city. With its granite cliffs, pine trees, and river, the park is a lovely place for hiking, horseback riding, or simply relaxing and soaking in the landscape. We’ll visit a couple of different locations in the area to see the sights. Our first stop will be at the Genghis Khan Monument. The latter is a large aluminium statue of Genghis Khan on a horse. Climb to the top of the monument for a panoramic view of the surrounding area; there is also a small museum that explains the Mongol Empire’s history. Following this tour, we’ll stop at Turtle Rock and the Aryaval meditation monastery at the mountain’s base. Hiking, climbing, horseback riding, and swimming are all possible in the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. In the evening, we’ll finally arrive at our kayak launch place.

(Tented camp L, D)

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Kayaking the Tuul River

The next two days we will spend canoeing through the Tuul river. The river is mostly sluggishly moving, but there are a few fast rapids here and there. No muss, no fuss, just relaxing kayaking through gorgeous scenery. The river will lead us through the valley, which is flanked on all sides by steep, heavily forested mountains and rocky erosion formations. The valley is covered in wild flowers and vegetation, and is home to quietly grazing herds of yaks, horses, goats, and sheep, as well as many gers of nomads living their peaceful nomadic lives whilst caring for their livestock.

(Tented camp B, L, D)

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We’ll return to Ulaanbaatar after breakfast. You can use your free time in the late afternoon to explore the capital. The wonderful cultural entertainment is not to be missed. You may appreciate the colorful and rhythmic Mongolian dance, throat singing, and observe some of the best contortionists.

(B, L)

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