Day 1: Arrival - UlaanbaatarThe capital of Mongolia was founded in 1639. Located in altitude of 1350 meters above sea level. The center of political, economic and cultural life of the country. The capital Ulaan Baatar has 1 000 000 inhabitants, 65 % of them being under 35 years old. After the custom formalities you will be met by your local driver and taken to your hotel.
Day 2: Ulaanbaatar and Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve (B/L/D)(3 hr tour + 2 hr drive) After breakfast visit the National Museum of Mongolia and the Genghis Monument on the Sukhbaatar Square. Then travel overland (130km) to the amazing Gun-Galuut nature reserve, arrive and transfer to a nomadic family to stay for 2 nights. Welcome lunch with the hosts. Then ride a horse and herd sheep to get orientation with Mongolian nomadic lifestyle.
Day 3: Nomadic Lifestyle Experiencing (B/L/D)Spend a full day with the nomads, helping them with their everyday routine: cow milking, horse milking (subject to season), sheep wooling (only in July & August), making Airag-mare's fermented milk (in Aug & Sep) etc. Meals and overnight at the nomadic family.
Day 4: Gun-Galuut to Ulaanbaatar (B/L/D)(2.5 hr drive) Travel back to the capital, en route stop at the Giant Genghis Monument Complex-Mongolia's biggest landmark. Upon arrival visit the Gandan Monastery which is the centre of Buddhism in Mongolia. This evening enjoy a performance of song and dance given by a local cultural group. Overnight in a hotel in Ulaanbaatar.
Day 5: Departure - Ulaanbaatar (B)You will be transferred to the airport for your onward departure flight.
** Per Person rates in USD
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Term & Conditions
Rates are applicable to minimum of 2 persons, unless specified. Valid to ALL Markets.
Validity Period: 10 May - 15 October 2014
Rates are not applicable on 06 - 18 July because of the Naadam festival.
Rates are still subject to change. Subject to availability at the time of booking.
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Mongolia is a landlocked country in Central Asia. It is bordered by Russia to the north and China to the south, east and west. Ulaanbaatar, the capital and also the largest city, is home to about 45% of the population. Mongolia's political system is a parliamentary republic.
The area of what is now Mongolia has been ruled by various nomadic empires, including the Xiongnu, the Xianbei, the Rouran, the Gokturks, and others. In 1206, Genghis Khan founded the Mongol Empire, and his grandson Kublai Khan conquered China to establish the Yuan Dynasty. After the collapse of the Yuan, the Mongols retreated to Mongolia and resumed their earlier pattern of factional conflict and occasional raids on the Chinese borderlands. In the 16th and 17th centuries, Mongolia came under the influence of Tibetan Buddhism. At the end of the 17th century, all of Mongolia had been incorporated into the area ruled by the Manchu's Qing Dynasty. During the collapse of the Qing Dynasty the Mongols established Temporary Government of Khalkha in 30 November 1911. On 29 December 1911 Mongolia declared independence from the Qing Dynasty and this National Liberation Revolution ended the Manchu's rule that lasted 220 years (153 years after the collapse of the Zunghar Khanate).
The country came under Soviet influence, resulting in the proclamation of the Mongolian People's Republic as a Soviet satellite state in 1924. After the breakdown of communist regimes in Europe in late 1989, Mongolia saw its own democratic revolution in early 1990; it led to a multi-party system, a new constitution of 1992, and transition to a market economy.
The capital and the largest city of Mongolia. An independent municipality, the city is not part of any province, and its population as of 2008 is over one million. Located in north central Mongolia, the city lies at an elevation of about 1,310 metres (4,300 ft) in a valley on the Tuul River. It is the cultural, industrial, and financial heart of the country. Fittingly, it is the centre of Mongolia's road network, and is connected by rail to both the Trans-Siberian Railway in Russia and the Chinese railway system. The city was founded in 1639 as a movable (nomadic) Buddhist monastic centre.