Day 1: Arrival- Ulanbaataar
Upon arrival in Mongolia’s capital city, Ulanbaataar, you will be transferred to your hotel and have some leisure time to relax. In the afternoon, enjoy a light program of sightseeing around the capital city. Pay a visit to the Sukhbaatar Square which is the central square in the heart of Ulaanbaatar. A large statue of Sukhbaatar, the famous patriot characterizes the square and is surrounded by important buildings like the Parliament House, Stock Exchange and Cultural Palace. Also visit the Gandan Monastery (established in 1835) which is the largest and most significant monastery in Mongolia and one of Ulaanbaatar's most interesting sights and is the only monastery where Buddhist services continued to function even during the communist regime. Take a slight ascent to Zaisan Hill from where you can enjoy panoramic views of the capital city and the surrounding areas. You also have an (optional) visit to the almost century-old Natural History Museum which offers displays of stuffed and embalmed animals including the rare Gobi Bear and also boasts of eggs and bones of dinosaurs which inhabited the Gobi Desert 60-70 million years ago. Enjoy traditional art performance and a welcome dinner at the restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Ulanbaataar
Day 2: Ulanbaataar-Terelj National Park
After breakfast, drive to Terelj National Park, one of the most visited sites near Ulaanbaatar. Terelj is set in the picturesque valley of the granite mountains and the beautiful Terelj river and is the most popular destination and the third biggest protected area in Mongolia. One can take leisurely strolls on meadows carpeted with edelweiss and a dazzling variety of other wild flowers, view fascinating rock formations against a backdrop of pine covered mountain. Transfer to tourist ger camp. We will then visit the Turtle Rock and the Temple of Meditation. Then go on a hike around the national park. Overnight stay at the ger at the tourist camp. The ger is similar to a tent but a little more home-like and significantly larger. Gers have long been the tradition of Mongolian nomads in the Steppes region.
Day 3: Elsen Tasarkhai
Next morning, drive to Elsen Tasarkhai sand dune, a unique area combining forest, Gobi sand dunes and rocky mountains. This 80-km sand dune is situated in a terrain of three Soums, Erdenesant of Tuv Aimag, Burd of Uvurkhangai, Gurvanbulag of Bulgan Aimag. Elsen Tasarkhai is a Gobi-type desert and part of a picturesque national park. Mountains, forest, steppe, sand dunes, and mineral water sources can all be found in one location in here. You can enjoy these places on a camel or horse riding experience. Also included is an excursion to Hugnu Khaan Mountain and sand dunes on the steppes. The Hugnu Khaan Mountain is a giant rock formation in the middle of the steppes, and in it is the small Erdene Khombo monastery, now being restored. The abbot is a woman, Dava, who as a child witnessed her father, then abbot, be executed during the purges of the 1930s. It is surrounded by interesting countryside area Free time for hiking and walking in the near. Stay overnight in ger camp.
Day 4: Karakorum
Early next morning, depart from the camp and drive to Karakorum, the ancient capital city of Great Mongolian Empire. Karakorum was founded by Chingis Khan in 1220 at the crossroads of the Silk Road. Pay a visit the oldest Monastery Erdene-Zuu built in 1586 with 108 stupas. Look around little town Karakorum and see historical towel on the hill. Stones from the ruins of the city of Karakorum were used in its construction. Optional horse riding activities for the evening. Stay overnight in ger camp.
Day 5: Hustai Hill
Depart in the morning on the long drive to Hustai Nature Reserve. The 90,000 hectare Hustain Huruu National Park, set a few miles southwest of Ulaanbaatar is home to the worlds only naturally surviving wild horse. The Przewalski horse (or takhi in Mongolian) has been successfully reintroduced into the wild and has a light yellow coat and a short, stiff black man. Hustai has unique landscape that features mountain steppe and steppe, also there are sand dunes representing Gobi of Mongolia and River wetlands. The park has 450 species of vascular plants, 200 of which are medicinal. On the territory of Hustai National Park and it is butter zone there are many historical monument ensemble of Ungut- famous with it is large number of man like figures, which belongs to 6-8 th century AD and many other sepultures, rectangular tombs and the ruin of old monastery. Stay overnight in ger camp.
Day 6: Ulanbaataar
In the morning, after breakfast drive back to Ulanbaataar. After lunch, visit the Bogd Khan Palace Museum. Built between 1893 and 1903, the Winter Palace of Bogdo Khan was the home of Mongolia’s last king Javzan Damba Hutagt VIII. This complex of temples and houses contain a number of Buddhist artworks and the private collection of Javnzan Damba Hutagt is composed of gifts of rulers and kings from all over the world. Also visit the National History museum which offers the richest collection on the history of Mongolia, from Stone Age to modern times. It allows retrospect the unique culture of the horse riding steppe nomads and their lifestyle. The exhibition contains many artifacts and arts, military equipment and arms of Genghis Khan Warriors. Later in the day, shopping for souvenirs and cashmere is optional. After dinner, spend overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Ulanbaataar
After breakfast, you are given optional shopping time. Then, transfer to the Ulanbaataar Airport for departure.