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 tour will continue along Tuul River.
(Tented Camp, B, L, D)
After breakfast we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar. You may enjoy the free late afternoon to catch up all the places you haven’t visited yet. You might as well check the beautiful cultural show enjoy the colourful and rhythmic Mongolian dance, throat singing & admire the contortionists.
Transport within Mongolia (vehicle, driver, fuel)
Tented camp stay
Meals 3B, 4L, 3D
Tour guides/canoe guide/
Canoe and canoe equipment
Camping and kitchen equipment
National park entrance fees/Museum and Monasteries entrance tickets
Hotel in Ulaanbaatar
Passport and visa costs
Medical, trip insurance and evacuation costs
International airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
Alcoholic and soft drinks
Meals not included in the itinerary
Items of personal nature
Other items not specifically mentioned as included
Orkhon is the longest river starts from the loop of Khangai Mountains passing through Orkhon Valley and Karakorum, even much further. Discover these unique and historically rich places at your own pace.