Flower Watching

Route:

Ulaanbaatar - Gorkhi Terelj - Khar Zurkhnii Khukh Nuur - Ulaanbaatar

Duration:

5 nights / 6 days

Price From:

US$ ***

Region:

Central Mongolia

Tour highlights:

Terelj National Park, Khar Zurkhnii Khukh Nuur

There are 3000 species of flowering plants registered in Mongolia. Species representing Siberian coniferous taiga forest, Central Asian steppe and desert, and the Altai and Sayan Mountains all occur here.

Mongolia’s flora includes almost 150 endemic plants and nearly 100 relic species. Over 100 plant species are listed in the Mongolian Red Book as rare or endangered. These include 75 medicinal species, 11 for food and 16 used in industry.

  • Day 1 Arrival in Ulaanbaatar (L/D)
  • Day 2 Ulaanbaatar - Gorkhi Terelj National Park (B/L/D)
  • Day 3 Terelj National Park-Khar Zurkhnii Khukh Nuur  (B/L/D)
  • Day 4  Khar Zurkhnii Khukh Nuur (B/L/D)
  • Day 5  Khar Zurkhnii Khukh Nuur -Ulaanbaatar (B/L/D)
  • Day 6 Departure

Day 1 Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to selected hotel. After check-in to hotel, we will do short city tour including Chinggis (Sukhbaatar) Square, Chinggis Khaan Monument, National History Museum and Zaisan Hill for panoramic view of the city. Before dinner, we will enjoy Mongolian traditional folklore concert. Have a welcoming dinner.

Overnight in selected hotel (L/D)

Day 2 Ulaanbaatar - Gorkhi Terelj National Park

After breakfast, we will drive to Gorkhi-Terelj National Park located at 70km from Ulaanbaatar. At the park, we will see the Turtle Rock and visit Ariyapala, a meditation centre in the mountain valley where we will find variety of different flowers. Visit a local family and ride a horse for an hour. There are great opportunities for hiking, rock climbing and flower watching.

Overnight in tourist GER camp

Day 3 Gorkhi-Terelj National Park – Khar Zurkhnii Khukh Nuur

Today, we will drive to the Khar Zurkhnii Khukh Nuur where Temujin was proclaimed Chinggis Khaan, ruler of the Great Mongolian State in 1189. This event and the lake are described in the Secret History of Mongols, historical chronicles written in the 13th century. The lake is located at 1675m above sea level. There are numerous flowers and plants growing in the Khan Khentii mountain range area where the lake is located. We will visit the Chinggis Khaan Statue complex on the way.

Overnight in tourist GER camp

Day 4 Khar Zurkhnii Khukh Nuur

We will continue our flower watching tour in the surrounding area. If the weather and the driving conditions permit, we can visit the Khangal lake located about 45km from the Khar Zurkhnii Khukh Nuur Lake and Baldan Bereeven Monastery in another 10km before returning to the ger camp.

Overnight in tourist GER camp

Day 5 Khar Zurkhnii Khukh Nuur -Ulaanbaatar

After early breakfast, we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar. We will have lunch on the way in Baganuur city. Free afternoon for relax and leisure time

Overnight in selected hotel

Day 6 Departure

Check out from hotel. Transfer to airport. Departure

Tour available dates:

01 June – 15 October

Tour package price

Include:

  • Transfers on arrival and departure
  • English speaking guide at all time
  • Tourist GER camp stay during 4 nights
  • Hotel**** stay during 3 nights
  • All meals are provided as stated in the itinerary.
  • Ground transportation: in the country side by a chauffeured 4WD jeep, bus in the city area.
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • 1 liter of drinking water per day per person

 Exclude:

  • Accommodation in a hotel or hostel in Ulaanbaatar
  • Hotel extras, such as telephone calls, bar bills and laundry services
  • Travel insurance, medical insurance
  • Visa application fees
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses such as IDD call, internet, laundry, items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to local guides and drivers
  • Airfare or train ticket
  • Airport taxes, excess baggage charges (over 44pound / 20kilo)
  • Changes of arrival/departure flights
  • Additional services
  • Any charges of major force beyond our control (e.g. imposition, quarantine restrictions, etc...)
  • Optional excursions unless stated in your itinerary, etc…

This is a suggested packing list, which you should feel free to adjust to suit your needs. Please refer to our travel guide for more detailed information.

  • backpack or soft bag
  • day pack
  • head lamp/flashlight
  • spare batteries/bulb
  • personal medications
  • hiking boots/shoes
  • rain jacket with hood
  • fleece jacket or wool jumper
  • cotton t-shirts
  • long sleeve shirts
  • lightweight trousers
  • shorts
  • warm hat
  • socks
  • underwear
  • sun hat
  • sandals
  • sun glasses
  • sun cream
  • spare glasses
  • insect repellent
  • plastic bags
  • binoculars/camera
  • wet tissues
  • watch/ alarm clock
  • money belt/ pouch
  • insurance confirmation copy
  • emergency contact number