Duration: 10 Days/9 Nights
Tour Route: Khar Zurkhnii Khukh Lake – Baldan Bereeven Monastery – Rashaan Khad Historical and Cultural site – Chinggis Khuduu Aral – Dornogobi province – Shambala Land – Tantric Meditation Caves – Bayanzurkh Mountain – Danzanravjaa Museum – Ikh Nart Nature Reserve – Ulaanbaatar city
Intended Travel Date: Optional (Available all time)
Pick-up/Drop-off: Khar Zurkhnii Khukh Lake/Ulaanbaatar city
Tour Style: Natural and Landscape, History and Culture
Guides: Local Guide (English Speaking Guide, Other Languages upon Request)
Transportation: Private First-class Air-conditioned Vehicles
Day 1: Khar Zurkhnii Khukh Lake
Day 2: Baldan Bereeven Monastery
Day 3: Meditate, do Yoga, Resting
Day 4: Uglugch Wall, Rashaan Khad Historical and Cultural site
Day 5: Chinggis Khuduu Aral
Day 6: World Energy Center of Khamar monastery, Khamar monastery, Dornogobi province
Day 7: Shambala Land, Tantric Meditation Caves, Bayanzurkh Mountain, Danzanravjaa Museum
Day 8: Ikh Nartiin Chuluu Natural Reserve
Day 9: Ikh Nart Nature Reserve
Day 10: Ulaanbaatar city
Day 1: Visit Khar Zurkhnii Khukh Lake
We will pick you up from your accommodation and transport you 220 kilometers to Khar Zurkhnii Khukh Lake in around 4 hours. Imagine yourself as a nobleman of medieval Mongolia as you walk through the historical place where Lord Chinggis became the Leader of all Mongolian tribes in 1189. Khar Zurkh Lake is located to the north of the center of Khentii province’s Tsenkhermandal sum. We’ll spend the night in a camp by the lake.
Day 2: Visit the Baldan Bereeven Monastery
Today we will go 80 kilometers to the Baldan Bereeven monastery. During the 18th and 20th centuries, the monastery was one of the largest and most famous of the three monasteries in Mongolia, housing 5000 monks. We’ll see the major renovated temple and the remains of an ancient monastery. We’ll be spending the night in a camp.
Day 3: Day of Rest and Meditation
Today we will rest, meditate, and do yoga to purify ourselves of any negativity. Those who are feeling adventurous will be able to explore the surrounding area. We’ll spend the night in a camp.
Day 4: Visit the Uglugch Wall, a Cultural Heritage Monument
After a delicious breakfast, we will go 70 kilometers to the Uglugch wall. We’ll take a trek around the ancient mausoleums, archaeological sites, and natural surroundings. On the route, we will stop at the famous historical and cultural site of “Rashaan Khad,” which contains ancient petroglyphs, carvings of tribe stamps, and antique inscriptions from Arabia-Persia, China, Tibet, and Mongolia. Many discoveries have been made in this location, including artifacts from the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic Stone Ages, deer stones from the Early Bronze Age, and burials from the Hun and Kidan Empires. We’ll spend the night in a community-based ger camp.
Day 5: Visit Chinggis Khuduu Aral
We will go 190 kilometers to Chinggis Khuduu Aral. The Khuduu Aral of the Kherlen River and its surrounding cultural landscape includes the majority of Delgerkhaan sum in Khentii province, bordering the Kherlen River (west and south) and the Tsenkher River (east), and spans about 100.000 hectares. The cultural landscape of Khuduu Aral separates the mountainous zone from the desert steppe zone. This location is well-known for its peaceful pasture land, unique animals and endemic plants, and magnificent natural landscape. We’ll be spending the night in a camp.
Day 6: Visit the World Energy Center
We will travel 330 kilometers early in the morning to the World Energy Center of Khamar monastery. We shall pass via Sainshand town, the administrative center of Dornogobi province, on the way. We will travel 47 kilometers to Khamar monastery in the late afternoon. Danzanravjaa, a charismatic 17-year-old lamaist monk of the Nyingma red hat style of Buddhism, founded Khamar Monastery in 1820. Danzanravjaa chose the monastery’s location because he believed the surrounding area emitted a spiritual force nourished by the Gobi desert. A network of caves to the north of the monastery was where monks would withdraw and practice high levels of meditation for 108 days (108 being a sacred number in Buddhism). We’ll spend the night in a camp.
Day 7: Exploring the Khamar Monastery and visiting Danzanravjaa’s Wish-Fulfilling Mountain
We will meditate and practice yoga first thing in the morning. We will go to the Khamar monastery, which is also known as the energy center. Fill yourself with natural energy to refresh your inner strength. Visit Shambala Land and the Tantric Meditation Caves of Danzanravjaa. You will be able to observe how offerings are made and how respects are paid in accordance with ancient ritual customs. It is entirely optional to conduct meditation in the center of the energy circle. Visit the 108 meditation caves produced by volcanic activity. We will drive 35 kilometers to Bayanzurkh Mountain in the afternoon. We’ll be climbing up the mountain to take in the views. Then we’ll drive 45 kilometers to Sainshand to visit the Danzanravjaa Museum of Terrible Noble Saint of the Gobi. We’ll spend the night in a nearby hotel.
Day 8: Visit the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve
We will travel 220 kilometers to Ikh Nartiin Chuluu Natural Reserve in the morning. The region, which measures 43.700 hectares, has been protected since 1996. Ikh Nartiin Chuluu is made out of Paleozoic granites. You can appreciate the unusual combination of Mongolian rocks and Gobi-style scenery here. We’ll spend the night at the Ikh Nart Eco ger camp.
Day 9: Day trekking in Ikh Nart Nature Reserve
On this 9th day, we will go on a wildlife-spotting hike around the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve. You will be able to see Argali Sheep, Siberian Ibex (Capra sibirica), and bird life. On the top of the rock, we will meditate and practice yoga in the evening. We’ll spend the night at the Ikh Nart Eco ger camp.
Day 10: Return to Ulaanbaatar
We will go to Ulaanbaatar city in the morning, which will take 6-7 hours and cover a distance of 340 kilometers. When you arrive in Ulaanbaatar, we will take you to your accommodation. End of the tour. Thank you for making your Mongolia trip with Go Mongolia Tours!