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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 1The reserve of the wild horses

Day 1The reserve of the wild horses

  • 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 2Travel back in time to Kharkhorin

Day 2Travel back in time to Kharkhorin

  • Journey to Kharkhorin, the former capital of Mongolia. The legendary city of Genghis Khan was founded in 1220 and was one of the stages of the silk road. The Mongolian Empire was governed from this city until Kubilai Khan set up the capital in Beijing. Today, there are only a few vestiges left of the former capital.

  • 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.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Anja gers camp

Breakfast: Made by your team

Lunch: Included

Accommodation: Anja gers camp

1h 30m-110km

Day 3Joys of desert in Khogno Khan

Day 3Joys 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".

  • Pony trek 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.

Day 4Back to the Mongolian capital

Day 4Back 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 shopping in the centre of the city.

Meal and accommodations

Breakfast: Made by your team

Lunch: Included

Accommodation: The Holiday Inn hotel

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