Kharkhorin - Ancient Capital City of Mongolia
Kharkhorin was established in 1220. It was the capital of Mongolia for 140 years and the capital of Mongol Empire for 32 years. Erdene zuu monastery was erected on the initiative of Aptai Sain Khaan in 1586 at Kharakhorum. The Monastery surrounded by a massive wall which is 402 x 402 meter. There are 4 gates at the each side walls consist of 108 stupas, 25 on each and 2 at every corner. In the former times, the Monastery included of 100 temples with 1000 monks.
Region: Central Mongolia Tour
Interesting sites: Semi-Desert, Kharkhorin and Erdene zuu Monastery
Length-tour : 2 night / 3 days
Distance: 800 km
- Day 1.
Drive to Kharkhorin, the ancient capital of the Mongolian Empire in the 13th century. Visit magnificent Erdene Zuu Monastery built on the ruins of the Kharkhorum in 1586, was the first Buddhist sculptures, artwork, and books. Overnight at Ger guesthouse or tents.
- Day 2.
After breakfast drive back to the Semi-desert and sand dune lays about 90 km long. Perfect place for linking and camel riding. Overnight at Ger guesthouse or tents.
- Day 3
Drive to UB. On the way stopover Khustai National Park. Take some photos and hiking in beautiful nature. Overnight at LG Hostel.
- 2 people - US $570 ( each $190 )
- 3 people - US $765 ( each $255 )
- 4 people - US $900 ( each $225 )
- 5 people - US $1020 ( each $204 )
- 6 people - US $1080 ( each $180 )
Services included in the cost:
- Shared accommodation in Ger guesthouse or in tents
- All meals during the trip
- Car with driver and petrol
- English speaking guide
- All entrance fees
Services NOT included in the cost:
- Optional activity costs
- Horse and camel riding
- Travel insurance
- Room prices at LG Hostel