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Ancient Capital of the Mongols
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Ancient Capital of the Mongols

8 Tage
7 Nächte
1 - 8 travelers
May 30th, 2024 - May 30th, 2024

Tourübersicht

Karakorum, the once-thriving capital of the formidable Mongol Empire, now a captivating relic of bygone glory. It's a fascinating tale of nomadic tribes deciding to anchor themselves in one place, giving rise to a city that whispers secrets of a remarkable transformation. This tour isn't just a walk through history; it's an immersive experience amidst the very ruins that witnessed this intriguing shift.

Explore Karakorum's remains, where every weathered stone is a page turned in the epic of nomads turned city-dwellers. As you wander through the ancient alleys, you're not a passive observer – you're a modern adventurer decoding the mysteries of a nomadic civilization's urban aspirations.

Erdene Zuu Monastery, a revered jewel nestled in the heart of Mongolia's historical tapestry. This monastery, founded in 1585, holds the distinction of being the first Buddhist monastery in the country. As you approach its massive walls, adorned with stupas and adorned gates, you're transported to a realm where spirituality and architecture intertwine.

Erdene Zuu, meaning "Hundred Treasures," was constructed from the remnants of the ancient Mongol capital, Karakorum. Its foundations are laced with history, as it stood witness to the ebb and flow of Mongol fortunes, surviving political shifts and religious transformations.

Marvel at the three-tiered temples, each housing an array of thangka paintings, intricate sculptures, and sacred relics. The intricate artwork reflects a fusion of Tibetan, Chinese, and Mongolian styles, showcasing the synthesis of diverse cultural influences.

The expansive courtyards echo with the chants of monks engaged in prayer, creating an atmosphere of profound serenity. Explore the chapels, where the fragrance of incense mingles with the aged wood of prayer wheels turned by pilgrims seeking spiritual merit.

The monastery's exterior is adorned with 108 stupas, symbolizing enlightenment, each a testament to the Buddhist principles ingrained in Mongolian culture. As you walk along the walls, trace the detailed carvings and discover hidden alcoves that whisper tales of devotion and resilience.

Erdene Zuu Monastery survived the trials of time, including the tumultuous era of communist purges in the 1930s, attesting to the indomitable spirit of Mongolian Buddhism. Today, it stands not only as a spiritual haven but as a living museum, inviting travelers to touch the ancient stones and absorb the sacred energy that permeates every corner.

This tour aims to have you experience how Mongol empire’s capital came to be, and how Buddhism weaved itself in history of Mongols long after Mongol Empire. This is an spiritual and historical tour.

Verfügbare Tourdaten

2024-05-16 - 2024-05-24

2024-05-30 - 2024-05-30

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Tour-Highlights

blue_checkKarakorum
blue_check Tsenkher hot spring
blue_check lake Ugii and Uran togoo extinct volcano

Reiseverlauf

    Day 1 - Arrival

    Drive to Ulaanbaatar Activity: Transfer from Chinggis Khan International Airport to your hotel. If time permits, join a welcoming dinner with your group and tour guide. Meal: Dinner

    Day 2 - Karakorum (380 km)

    Drive to Karakorum from Ulaanbaatar Activity: Visit Erdene-Zuu Monastery, the largest monastery in Mongolia, with Buddhist Thangka paintings and statues dating back to the 17th century. Meal: B/L/D

    Day 3 - TSENKHER HOT SPRING – 140KM

    Drive to Tsenkher Hot Spring from Karakorum Activity: Relax in the natural spring and walk in the surrounding forest. Optional massage and beauty services are available at the camp. Enjoy the hot spring again after dinner. Meal: B/L/D

    Day 4 - ORKHON WATERFALL – 160KM

    Drive to Orkhon Waterfall from Tsenkher Hot Spring Activity: Explore the beautiful Orkhon waterfall and its charming surroundings, including small waterfalls of 4–5-meter height. Visit Ulaan Tsutgalan, the tallest waterfall in the country. Meal: B/L/D

    Day 5 - KHUSHUU TSAIDAM / UGII LAKE – 130KM

    Drive to Khushuu Tsaidam/Ugii Lake from Orkhon Waterfall Activity: Drive to the monuments of Prince Kul-Tegin, the oldest and most important findings of the Turkish period. Continue driving towards Lake Ugii. Optional horse riding, boat riding, and fishing services may be available. Meal: B/L/D

    Day 6 - SMALL SAND DUNE (230 km)

    Drive to Small Sand Dune from Khushuu Tsaidam/Ugii Lake Activity: Visit Elsen Tasarkhai, known as a small sand dune. Arrive at the camp, and have a short camel ride at a local camel-breeder's Ger. Visit Ovgon temple and travel through Elsen Tasarkhai sand dune. Meal: B/L/D

    Day 7 - ULAANBAATAR CITY (280 km)

    Drive to Ulaanbaatar City from Small Sand Dune Activity: Drive back to Ulaanbaatar city and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Rest of the evening is free for leisure. Have a farewell dinner with your guide and driver. Meal: B/L/D

    Day 8 - DEPARTURE

    Departure from your hotel to Airport Activity: Transfer to the airport or train station for your international departure.

Ancient Capital of the Mongols
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