Kharkhorin, the former capital of Mongolia

During the barbarian conquests, Kharkhorin was the centre of a world now disappeared. Oriental princes, Indian Maharajahs, Chinese dignitaries and Occidental explorers rushed to the court of the Khan, the most important person at that period. Make a trip back in time and discover the vestiges of this old city of the silk road.

Day 1. The reserve of the wild horses

Ulan Bator - Khustai national park
  • Journey to Khustai Reserve that houses the Przewalski horses (takh). Twilight is the best moment to observe them. We'll walk until the river where they drink, and observe them with no fear to bother.

Day 2. Travel back in time to Kharkhorin

  • Visit of Erdene Zuu Monastery, built in 1586 by a nomad prince. The Chinese and Tibetan-inspired buildings are surrounded with 108 sacred stupas. Visit of the Museum of Kharkhorin.

Day 3. Joys of desert in Khogno Khan

  • We arrive at the splendid rocky formations of Khogno Khan. Discovery of the park : semidesert steppes, taiga, stunning rocky formations, 80-kilometre (49,71 miles) long sand dunes, are characteristic of this arid area nicknamed "Mini-Gobi".
  • Walk until Erdene Khambiin Monastery. "Monk Erdene's Monastery" dates from 17th century and was built in the mountain. Zanabazar built it in honour of his teacher, monk Erdene.
  • Visit of the sand dunes of Elsen Tasarkhai.

Day 4. Back to the Mongolian capital

  • Back to Ulan-Bator. Last herds of wild horses crossing the road outside our dumbfounded eyes, last yurts smoking far away, the steppe will be with us until the last moment. Arrival in town and settling in at your hotel, where you can rest a few moments.
  • Rest of the day free. With our guide, you can go and shop in the centre of the city.

Individual price per person

123-56-10
1400€850€700€600€

Included

  • Full pension during the tour
  • Water
  • 1 night in a 3 star hotel in Ulan Batar
  • 3 night in a comfortable yurts camp, with warm showers
  • Journeys in jeep or minibus + driver
  • Petrol
  • English-speaking guide
  • Pony treks
  • Local guides for the treks
  • Entrance fees for the parks and museums indicated in the program
  • Equipment for meals (camping tables and chairs) and nights (sleeping bag)

Not included

  • International transport
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Repatriation insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks / alcohols extras
  • Meals in Ulan Bator
  • Phone calls
  • Any excursion that is not indicated in the program

4 days from 600€ per person. Flight not included.

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Departures

29 mai 2015 3 available
8 juin 2015 6 available
25 juin 2015 5 available
20 juillet 2015 8 available
17 août 2015 10 available
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