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Blue Lake, Onon Balj, Terelj national park
Blue Lake (Khukh Nuur)

This beautiful small lake as named Blue Lake (Khokh Nuur) is situated in Khan Khentii National Park and surrounded forested Mountains. The lake is involved with Chinggis Khan’s history, beginning in 1185, Temujin directed a military campaign to unite the Mongolian people, which at the time were divided into more than 80 ethnic clans. In 1189 at ‘Black Heart Blue Lake’ he was chosen by his peers to become king of all Mongols and was given the title “Chinggis (Genghis) Khaan.” A fresh watered Lake Khukh which consists of 2 lakes, linked underground, is located on south of Mount Khar zurkh 1675m above sea level.
The surrounding area of Khukh Nuur is quiet, peaceful and wonderful for hiking & relaxation.

Terelj National Park

You can see a beautiful view of landscape deservedly popular place. Elevation is 1600 meters above sea level one of the picturesque spot in the outskirts of Terelj Gorkhi. This area is rich in the terms of wild life. The alpine scenery is magnificent and there are great opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, skinning and horse riding. Also there is a big Turtle rock and can hiking there. “Ovoo “ shamanist offering, the cave that a number of monks lived, climb up to the Turtle rock, gallop open sky on the horse back and visit a real nomad family. Also you’ll visit to Tsonjin Boldog big “Chinggis Khaan’s” statue.

Chinggis Statue

The Genghis Khan statue is located in the town of Tsonjin Boldog, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. It is the tallest statue in Mongolia, and one of the tallest statues of a man in the world, at 40 meters (131 feet) tall. The statue is made of stainless steel and bronze, and it stands on a marble base. It was built in 2008, and it cost around $4 million. The statue was erected to commemorate the 800th anniversary of Genghis Khan’s birth.
The Genghis Khan statue is a symbol of Mongolian national pride. It is also a popular spot for locals and tourists alike to take photos and enjoy the view. Visitors can take a cable car to the top of the statue for a panoramic view of the surroundings. The chest and neck of the horse statue are the final stop for visitors, who have a 360-degree view from there. The main statue area will be surrounded by 200 Gers which will resemble the design of horse brand marks used by 13th century Mongoloid tribes. Visitors to the park can also go horse riding, and there are plenty of other activities to enjoy.
The park also contains a museum, which has exhibitions relating to the Bronze Age and Xiongnu archaeological cultures in Mongolia, which show every day utensils, belt buckles, knives, sacred animals, etc., and a second exhibition on the Great Khan period in the 13th and 14th centuries which has ancient tools, goldsmith subjects and some Nestorian crosses and rosaries.
That is why The Genghis Khan statue in Mongolia is a source of national pride and one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations.

Gorkhi Terelj National park

Gorkhi-Terelj National Park is located in the northern central part of of Mongolia not far from the border.  The national park covers an area of 1,127 square miles (2,920 sq km).  Although it extends across such a large area, it is only the 14th largest national park in Mongolia. The Terelj River flows across the park, which much of the protected zone located to the north of the river.  The Terelj settlement is located along the river and this region provides visitors with opportunities to shop and dine.  This tourist area also provides opportunities to rent horses or camels for doing a more adventurous exploration of the area.
Some of the attractions are challenging to experience because of their remoteness and the lack of park development.  The park sits at an average altitude of 5,249 feet (1,600 m), with Avkhan Mountain serving as the highest point at 8,740 feet (2,664 m).
The forested park is home to an abundance of wildlife with some of the most popular including brown bear, boar, red deer, roe deer, foxes, and wolves.  There are several types of predator bird species as well.
The national park also provides cultural and historical experiences with the Ariyabal Meditation Temple which was constructed between 1998 and 2004.  The design follows the shape of an elephant with the 108 staircase leading to the temple representing the elephant’s trunk.

Turtle rock

Turtle Rock is a surprising granitic formation, 24 metres (79 feet) high, whose form reminds of a turtle.
Located at the foothills of a mountain covered of pines, this rocky formation is incontestably a photo opportunity while you’re on the road for Terelj. There, it’s possible to rent horses, and during the summer, you can also find souvenirs’ sellers. It’s a good starting point for a small walk (about one hour) that will lead you until the center of meditation of Aryabal or in the most remote places of the park.

Baldan Bereeven khiid

Baldan Bereeven Monastery belongs to the Buddhist sect monastery Gelugpa. It’s located in the valley of the Baruun Jargalant River, in the sum of Omnodelger, province of Khentii.
The monastery is located on the hillside of a steep cliff of Mount Munkh Ulziit, on which we can see several stone sculptures representing Buddhist gods, mantras, and the symbol of soyombo.
Baldan Bereeven Monastery was created in 1654 at Tsevendorj’s suggestion. The lama Tseveendorj studied with Zanabazar, the first Bogd Gegeen of Mongolia, in Tibet. He wanted to create a monastery with a similar architecture to that of Lumbini, Buddha’s birth place, in order to house the Mongolian pilgrims who couldn’t travel so far. Originally, Baldan Bereeven had about 1500 lamas in its community.
The construction of the main temple, called Dash Tsepel Ling, began in the mid-1700’s and finished in 1776. The temple Tsogchin Dugan, “large room”, was achieved in 1813 ; it was a reproduction of the famous Tibetan Utai Gumbun. The Tsogchin Dugan was one of the largest buildings of whole Mongolia. It was 30 metres (98,43 feet) long, 30 metres (98,43 feet) wide, and nearly 12 metres (39,37 feet) high.
In 1850, once the renovation of the main temple completed, Baldan Bereeven, as a cloistered school, reached its peak. It housed four different schools and more than twenty temples, and almost 8000 lamas lived and studied here. At the beginning of the 20th century, an epidemic decimated more than half the community.

Day 1.

Pick up from the airport and drop off the Hotel.

Day 2.  

Drive to Blue Lake which is named “Khukh nuur”.

Day 3.

Drive to “Baldanbereevin” monastery, “Uglugchiin herem” ancient Qidan town

Day 4.

Drive to “Onon Balj” national park through “Dadal” town where is believed birthplace of Chinggis khan 

Day 5.

Drive to Omnodelger village.

Day 6.

We will go to Terelj National Park and on the way we will visit the statue of Chinggis. 1 hour horse riding in the Terelj National Park and a Camel ride for a short time.

Day 7.  

After lunch Return drive to UB.

Day 8.

Ulaanbaatar city tour.

Day 9.

Pick up from the Hotel and drop off at the airport.

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About this trip
Duration9
Seasonall season
LanguageEnglish
DestinationBlue Lake, Onon Balj, Terelj national park
Inclusions
Airport pick up and drop off at the Hotel Hotel fee for 3 nights Accommodations Overnight in a Ger Car gasoline Experienced driver Guide Camel riding Horse riding Visiting a nomad family All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Traditional food "Khorhog" Stay in a Ger    Hot spring Sauna, Archery and Taking photo with traditional dresses at Seven stars camp City tour
Exclusions
Snacks Souvenirs Decoration Travel insurance Sleeping bag Optional additional activity cost Special order in cafes and restaurants Snacks, special drinks and special order at the hotel Payment for taking photos of temples, monuments and museums Passport and visa fees Personal expenses Snacks and special drinks Hotel mini-bar
You Should prepare for this tour below things
Backpack Waterproof bag cover Comfortable light boots for walking Head lamp Personal medications Waterproof hiking boots Waterproof jacket with hood Waterproof over pants Lightweight trousers Anti-mosquito lotion Long underwear Wool socks Warm hat and gloves Sunglasses Sun care cream Water plastic case with 1 liter of capacity Binoculars/camera Wet tissues Insurance confirmation copy Emergency contact number