Day 1. Khukh Nuur – Blue Lake
The full name of the lake is the Blue Lake of Black Heart. Black Heart is the pointed topped mountain on the north side of the lake. Blue Lake is a very important place in Mongolian history particularly of Chinggis Khaan (Genghis Khan). Here Temuujin (Chinggis Khaan’s childhood name) was given the title, “Chinggis Khaan”, and was invested as a “The Great Khaan of all Mongolia” in 1189. The stone ruins of a ger with a diameter of 15 meters on the south side of this lake could be the ruins of the palace ger where Chinggis Khaan was proclaimed khaan. There are also wooden statues in the forest dedicated to Chingis Khaan and the next 36 khans of Mongolia. The surrounding area of Khukh Nuur is quiet, peaceful and wonderful for hiking & relaxation.
Day 2. Baldan Bereeven Monastery
The monastery was built in the 1700s with over 20 temples made of granite stone. At its peak use it was one of the largest monasteries and Buddhist centers in Mongolia with up to 7000 monks living there. All of the monastery buildings were destroyed by the communist in 1937. Now restoration work of the monastery is under way and some temples, numerous carved Buddhas on the steep rock and other truly interesting Buddhist sites are available to see and enjoy visiting. Some ancient Deer Stone Monuments are not far from the monastery.
Day 3.Oglogchiin Kherem (Oglogch Wall)
Oglogch Wall is located at the base of Daichin Mountain, 45km southwest of Batshireet soum. The wall, 3km in length, is made entirely of stones without the use of mortar. When Russian archeologist S.Kondratiev explored the site in 1926, the wall was 2.5-4.5 meters in height. Today it stands 3.1 meters tall at its highest point. Last summer, Mongolian-American joint expedition team "Genghis Khan" discovered approximately 60 tombs near the wall. The archeologists believe that Oglochiin Kherem may be a burial place of great Mongolian figures, such as Genghis or Kublai Khan.
Day 4. Binder and Dadal Sum
The secret history of the Mongols says Chinggis khan announced him as a king in near Binder sum. Drive more and stay overnight in Dadal Sum.
Day 5. Deluun Boldog in Dadal Sum
It is said in the “ The Secret history of the Mongols “, Chinggis Khaan was born in a place called Deluun Boldog that is located in Dadal Sum. Deluun Boldog is considered the birthplace of Chinggis Khaan . In 1962, Khentii province officials created a monument to the memory of Chinggis Khaan for his 800 th birthday anniversary . Khajuu Bulag, the spring where Chinggis was washed after he was born, is not far from the monument where you can drink from the same spring he did.
Day 6. Drive to the Kherlen River/ Kherlen Bars city ruins
Drive to Kherlen River. Mongolian Great king Chinggis spent his childhood picking mushrooms and berries along the river.
Explore the ruins of Kherlen Bars
Day 7. Sukhbaatar Province/ Aimag
Sukhbaatar aimag is situated in the eastern part of Mongolia. The territory is hilly, predominantly steppe. The average altitude is 3,281 - 3,937 feet (1,000 - 1,200 m) above sea level. The highest mountains are Shiliin Bogd (5,830 feet /1.777 m) and Munkh Khan (5,249 feet /1.600 m). Basalt covering of dead volcanos stretches as far as 3,861 square miles (10.000 sq. km) in the South - East of Sukhbaatar aimag.
Day 8. Shiliin Bogd mountain in the Dariganga
Drive to Taliin Agui/Steppe cave and Shiliin Bogd mountain. 222 of Mongolian over 300 extinct volcanoes are in the Dariganga country. The highest of those is a Shiliin Bogd Mountain that lies 1777 m above sea level. There are many tales about Shiliin Bogd mountain and Dariganga country. When you climb the mountain, you will see many volcanoes, even mountains of China at the same time. The Steppe cave is the biggest and the most interesting one among Mongolian 200 caves. The cave has 7 chambers to explore. Some of them are filled with permanent ice. The cave was formed after air in the lava flow.
Day 9. Drive to Ganga Lake and Moltsog Sand Dune
On the way, we will stop at Bichigtiin Shahaa rock cliff. Long ago, people used to hunt animals pushing towards the cliff. Our next point is place called “Hurugiin Khundii”. It means “a valley has man stones”. Dariganga country has Mongolian richest collection of anthropomorphic or man stones. Researchers revealed that the statues were erected for honor of kings, noble men and queens after their death. Moltsog sand dune is the most eastern edge of the Mongolian sand dunes. The sand dune continues 80 km long east to west, but not high. It is covered with vegetation and combines with numerous natural springs. Along the northern side of the sand dune, there are 6 lovely fresh water lakes. One of them is Ganga Lake in Ganga Nuur Nature Reserve, where more than thousand migratory swans congregate in summer and autumn.
Day 10. Stay at a nomad family in Munkh Khaan soum
You can visit local nomads and they will show you how they manage their livestock and how they make dairy products from milk and others.
Day 11 . Khentii province
See the Museum of Chingis Khaan and explore the sites.
Day 12. Terelj National Park and Chinngis Khaan Statue
Terelj national Park is recognized as a part of huge Khan Khentii reserve and established as a Strictly Protected Area in 1992. The Park’s most spectacular features are its huge granite bloks and cliffs as well as meadows rich in wild flowers. Terelj offers fascinating rock formations against a background of pine covered mountains. The average elevation is about 1600m. with peaks reaching 2900m. The park is reach in flora and fauna and reminds of beautiful Alpine valleys. It is green meadows carpeted with Edelweiss abd dazzlong variety of other wild flowers attract nature lovers. Typical round rock masses determine the look of the overwhelming nature. It is a wonderul hiking and horse riding area. You can visit a nomadic family or just let yourself be absorbed in silence of nature.
Day 13. Drive to UB after lunch .
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