TOUR ITINERARY FOR 3 DAYS
‘’ADVENTURE IN CENTRAL MONGOLIA’’
DAY. 1 KHUGNU KHAN NATIONAL PARK
A Khugnu Khan Mountain NP. The national Park is situated in the boundary area of Bulgan, Ovorkhangai and Tuv provinces covering an area of 46,990 hectares. Khugnu Khan Mountain is one of the legendary mountains in the history of Mongolia.Khugnu Khan Mountain National Park is situated in the boundary area of Bulgan, Ovorkhangai and Tuv provinces covering an area of 46,990 hectares. Khugnu Khan Mountain is one of the legendary mountains in the history of Mongolia. In 1997, this area was taken under state protection. This mountain contains of yellowish granite stones and rocks. There are 2 mineral springs on the south of Khugnu Khan. The smaller one is good for eye illness and other is good for stomach and other internal organs. The mountain has the remains of the “Khogno Tarni” monastery that was built in the 17th century. Galdanboshigt destroyed the monastery in 1688 and tied the lamas up with ropes, consequently the name “Khogno Khan” where khogno means ‘tied with ropes’. This locale is a striking combination of sand, steppe and mountains. There are plants like taiga and steppe that grows in this area, Gobi-type desert and mineral water sources The surroundings contain small mountains about 1500 – 2000m in altitude and there are small hills and plains between them. The highest point is Tsetserleg -1967 m. There are also many wild animals such as wolves, deer, foxes and snow leopards. Khugnu Khan National Park is perfect place for hiking, horse and camel riding, biking, wild life observation and even photography. This place is worth the visit and one can definitely have a memorable experience. Overnight stay with a nomad family.
DAY.2 THE KHARKHORIN CITY ,ANCIENT CAPITAL OF MONGOLIA
Today we will drive to Kharkhorin city. The Kharkhorin was built in 1235 by Ogodei Khaan, who was a successor of Chingis Khaan. The foundations of Kharkhorin’s buildings are all underground and Erdene-Zuu Monastery was built near the ruins of the ancient capital in 1585. We will visit the monastery and other places around the Kharkhorin city. Overnight stay at tourist camp.
DAY.3 HUSTAI NATIONAL PARK WILD HORSES – ULAANBAATAR CITY
Today we will drive to Hustai National Park , It is located on the north side of the Tuul River, about a two hour drive west of Ulaanbaatar. Although located in the central grasslands, Hustai means “with birch” because there are birch and aspen groves in the core area. It is hilly terrain, with the Tuul River forming the southern boundary. The national park was originally set up in 1993 as a nature reserve for the first reintroduction of the Przewalski’s Horse (Equus przewalskii) to Mongolia. Today the Hustai Trust runs the park, funded mainly by tourism receipts. The Trust owns the main ger camp at Hustai, and also administers the park, making it the best managed protected area in Mongolia. The Przewalski’s Horse is called takhi in Mongolian. It became extinct in the wild and was last seen in the Dzungarian Gobi in the late 1960s. It survived only in zoos and private parks around the world. The reintroduction program began in 1992. Horses were selected for maximum genetic diversity and gathered at semi-reserves in the Netherlands. Over a two year period, they formed socially normal herds, each consisting of a stallion and his harem of mares. Then they were flown to Mongolia from Luxembourg airport. These shipments (of 16 horses each time) continued every two years until 2002.
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