Trekking in Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
(7 days)

Guranteed Departure


Trekking in Gorkhi-Terelj National Park can be a great outdoor adventure activity. Discover this beautiful area in depth and enjoy your trekking through grassy river valleys that climb to rolling hills and stony peaks offering stunning view of typical Siberian alpine wilderness.

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Detailed description


Khentii National park

We’ll leave UB early in the morning and travel through a valley surrounded on all sides by forested hillsides and stunning granite cliffs. Wild flowers and plants blanket the valley, which is home to peacefully grazing herds of yaks, horses, goats, and sheep. We will arrive at the horse breeding family before noon. Our host family lives on the banks of the Tuul River.

We’ll spend the afternoon with our guests, participating in a number of everyday tasks that herders engage in. In the evening, they bring livestock to camp and milk the cattle to create various dairy products. A skilled horseman can also demonstrate how to use a Uurag – a long wooden stick with ropes attached at the end – to capture horses from a freely running herd.

(Family stay L, D)

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Trekking to Ar Gorkhi Valley

The Khentii Mountains are a mountain range in northern Mongolia’s Töv and Khentii provinces. The chain crosses the Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area and includes Burkhan Khaldun, Mongolia’s holiest mountain and the birthplace of Genghis Khan. The range serves as a watershed between the Arctic and Pacific Ocean basins (via Lake Baikal). The Onon, Kherlen, and Tuul rivers all originate in the range.

We’ll load our belongings onto our packhorses after breakfast. The strength of the tiny but tough Mongolian horses will astound you. Our hike into the valley will begin at the base of the mountain ranges. We’ll take a walk into the valley near the mountain ranges’ base. This three-day adventure will take us across a tundra environment that is home to a variety of wild animals, including moose. The scenery around us is characteristic of Siberia. We’ll ascend the mountain through dense woodland home to deer, wolves, moose, and bears.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

Trekking to Khagiin Khar Nuur

Trekking to Gunjiin Sum

Princess Monastery, also known as Gunjiin Sum, surrounded by lush forest was once a massive monastery founded by a Mongolian lord in honor of his wife in the 18th century. Sadly, the main temple and a portion of the wall are all that is left today.

(Tented camp, B, L, D)

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Trekking to Tuul River

Today, as we hike along the Tuul River, you’ll note how the scenery shifts as we pass through quiet pine forests with just the occasional animal call for company. Keep your ears out for woodpeckers and your eyes peeled for golden eagles circling high over us in search of prey.  We’ll arrive at our camping site, after four hours of hiking.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

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Terelj National Park back to Ulaanbaatar

Today is the last day of our adventure through big valleys, mountains, and green forests. Enjoy your final day’s trek and the breathtaking view of the valley stretching out to the Tuul River.

After lunch, we’ll go on a sightseeing tour of Terelj National Park. Turtle Rock, Aryaval Monastery, and a small meditation monastery at the foot of the mountain, will be our first stop. The Genghis Khan Monument will be our final stop. The latter is a massive aluminium statue of Genghis Khan mounted on his horse. It is possible to ascend to the top of the monument, where you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the surrounding area. A small museum provides a thorough overview of the history of the Great Mongol Empire, including the succession lines of the great Khans and their invasions.

The time has come to leave and drive back to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital. You can use your free afternoon to see as you fit. You could always go see lovely cultural show and admire the contortionists while watching colorful and rhythmic Mongolian dances.

(B, L)

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June 2024