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: Ulaan Baatar and Kharkhorum (B/L/D)(5-6 hr drive) After breakfast visit the National Museum of Mongolia and the Genghis Monument on the Sukhbaatar Square. Then travel overland (350km/210 miles) to the Ancient Capital Kharkhorum via the Bayan Gobi sand dunes. The ruins of ancient capital of the Mongolian great empire Kharakhorum is at the crossroads of the Silk Road. Overnight in a Ger (Tent) Camp.
Day 3: Kharkhorum and Hustai National Park (B/L/D)(4 hr drive) This morning we visit the legendary Erdene Zuu monastery from the 16th century and the surroundings and the newly established Karakorum museum. Drive back toward Ulaanbaatar and break your journey in Hustai National Park. The reserve is surrounded by mountains, thick pine forests and lush meadows which are home to the Przewalski endangered wild horse "Takhi" and other wildlife. Watch a documentary and visit the small museum. Overnight in a Ger Camp.
Day 4: Hustai and Ulaanbaatar (B/L/D)(1.5 hr drive) Travel back to the capital. Visit the Gandantegzilen 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 Ulaanbaatar.
Day 5: Departure - Ulaanbaatar (B)You will be transferred to the airport for your onward departure flight.
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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.