Upon arrival at the airport you will be welcomed by our team. We will bring you to your comfortable, centrally located hotel. Ulaanbaatar is fast-growing modern city with more than 1.3 million habitants. Depending on your arrival time, city tour can be organized.
City sightseeing includes Bogd Khan's Winter & Summer Palace, a series of beautiful traditional buildings in which the eighth Living Buddha and the last king lived. It is now a museum displaying fascinating artefacts and costumes associated with the last king as well as his collection of stuffed animals. We will stop at the Gandantegchinlen Monastery. It is the largest and most important monastery of Mongolia. We will scroll through the different monasteries and see the magnificent statue of Migjid Janraisig, an 82-food high statue gilded in gold and covered with silk cloths. We will finish city tour with Zaisan hill to have a view of whole Ulaanbaatar. The city sightseeing tour takes about 4 – 5 hours. In the evening your tour guide will give you a short briefing about the trip and answer all your questions before he takes you to a famous Mongolian restaurant for the first taste of Mongolian food.
(Hotel, L, D)
Terelj National Park
In the morning we will leave for Terelj located about 80 km Northeast of Ulaanbaatar. It is part of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. The park with its granite rocks, pine trees and river is a picturesque area that is perfect for hiking, horse riding or just sit back, relax and enjoy the view.
We will visit several sightseeing places in the area. Our first stop will be the Chengis Khaan Monument. The Chengis Khaan Monument is a vast aluminium monument of Chengis Khaan on his horse. It’s possible to climb to the top of the monument from where you have a gear view of the surrounding area. There is a little museum that explains Mongol empire history.
After visiting the monument we will be driving further into the park and stop at 100 monks cave. This small cave was once used by 100 monks as hiding place during communist persecution. You can see the cave wall blackened as a result of fire and smoke. We will visit further Turtle rock and Aryaval meditation monastery at foot of mountain. There are good possibilities for hiking, climbing, horseback riding and swimming. In the evening we will reach our canoeing start spot.
(Tented camp B, L, D)
Tuul river takes its source far north in Khentii Mountain range. The Khentii Mountains are a mountain range in the Töv and Khentii Provinces in northern Mongolia. The chain overlaps the Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area and includes Mongolia's sacred mountain, Burkhan Khaldun, which is associated with the origin of Genghis Khan. The range forms the watershed between the Arctic Ocean (via Lake Baikal) and the Pacific Ocean basins. Rivers originating in the range include the Onon, Kherlen, and Tuul - our destination river. Generally slow flowing river with occasionally fast rapids. No hassle, quite easy canoeing with beautiful landscapes unfolding. River will take us through the valley surrounded on both sides by high, densely forested mountains and rocky formation of erosion. They valley is covered by wild flowers & plants and peacefully grazing herds of yaks, horses, goats & sheep and many Gers of nomads peacefully minding their business, taking care of their livestock.
(Tented camp, B, L, D)
Canoeing along the river continues today.
(Tented Camp, B, L, D)
Drive back to Ulaanbaatar
After breakfast we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Afternoon is free time for last minute sightseeing. At 6 pm we will go and see the beautiful cultural show enjoy the colourful and rhythmic Mongolian dance, throat singing and admire & contortionists. For our last evening we will have a fare well dinner at one of the city's best restaurant and share some unforgettable moments of the trip.
(Hotel, B, L, D)
Depart at any time. Our team will take you to the airport (train station).
Tented camp stay
Meals – 5B, 5L, 5D
Camping and kitchen equipment
National park entrance fees/Museum and Monasteries entrance tickets