The Grass Plain trekking

Terelj National Park is one of the most beautiful places in Mongolia. The park has many rock formations for rock climbers, and includes two famous formations named for things they resemble.

Route:

Ulaanbaatar – Terelj National Park - Ulaanbaatar

Duration:

4 nights /5 days 

Price From:

US$ ***

Region:

Central Mongolia  

Tour highlights:

Terelj National Park – Turtle Rock – Aryapala Monastery 

The region of Terelj defines the southern edge of the Siberian taiga forest and is a transition area to mountain steppe zone. Here plants can be found from all parts of the continent: species from the Arctic tundra and northern coniferous forests grow next to Mongolian steppe grass; species of shrub from the Euro-Siberian forest steppe reach into Khentii from the west; herb species from the Manchurian- Dagurian steppe expend into the area from the east. This is why this tour itinerary fits the interests of travelers particularly interested in butterflies and flowers. Species to be found here include: Allium schoenoprasum, Veronica sp, Lentopodium lentopodiodes, Hemerocallis sp, Sanguisorba officinalis, Scabiosa comosa, Echinops gmelinii, Lilium pumlium, Primula farinose, Pilsatilla flavescens, Lycopodium annotinum, Lilium dauricum, Cymbaria daurica.

  • Day 1. Ulaanbaatar (B/L/D)
  • Day 2. Terelj National Park (B/L/D)
  • Day 3. Terelj National Park (B/L/D)
  • Day 4. Back to Ulaanbaatar (B/L/D)
  • Day 5. Departure (B)

Day 1. Ulaanbaatar. (B/L/D)

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to selected hotel. After lunch, take city tour including Sukhbaatar Square, National History Museum and then visit Zaisan Hill War Memorial to get your bearings with a panoramic view of the whole city. Enjoy traditional concert and have a dinner.
Overnight at selected hotel

Day 2. Terelj National Park (B/L/D)

Drive to Terelj National Park and Visit the amaizing Turtle Rock on the way. Have lunch in our GER camp. In the afternoon leisure time for exploring and searching for flowers and butterflies. In the evening visit a local family to experience the nomad lifestyle.
Overnight in tourist GER camp

Day 3. Terelj National Park (B/L/D)

Transfer to the walking point (7-8km) by jeep. Spend the day walking and exploring the beautiful alpine landscape.
Overnight in tourist GER camp

Day 4. Back to Ulaanbaatar (B/L/D)

Transfer to local airport for taking a flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to your hotel. Free afternoon for your leisure time and shopping
Overnight at selected hotel

Day 5. Departure (B)

After breakfast transfer to the airport or train station for your international departure

Tour available dates:

01 June – 15 October

Include:

  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • English speaking guide at all times.
  • In the countryside all lodging will be in ger camps.
  • All meals are provided as stated in the itinerary.
  • Ground transportation: in the countryside by a chauffeur driven 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