TERELJ NATIONAL PARK - 3 DAYS - 216 KMS
FOR THOSE WHO ONLY HAVE FEW DAYS.
Be careful, the same village can have several different names which adds to the confusion. The best application is Mapsme which can be downloaded for free and whose names roughly match those of the map of Mongolia. Google maps is only recommended to find hotels. The names of the villages are often different
This circuit of about 220 km, can be done in 2 or 3 days. There you will visit the monastery of Manzuchir, not far from the small town of Zuunmod. Then you will make a big loop that will take you through the magnificent national park of Terelj and the monumental equestrian statue of Genghis Khan. Finally you will come back to Cheketours following the Tuul river south of Ulan Bator. You can find lots of accommodation in Terelj where you can experience Mongolian hospitality by staying in yurts belonging to nomads. There are also some small hotels in Zunmod.
TERELJ NATIONAL PARK
is considered one of the most beautiful worth visiting places for travelers who wanted to rest in surroundings near UB. If you like adventure activities such as hiking, rafting, horse or camel riding and visiting nomad family and stay overnight in traditional Ger dwelling within short period, this is the real place to fulfill your wishes.
The National Park area is very impressive, with massive rock formations set among scenic valleys and hills with a winding river and groves of trees. Travelers can take leisurely strolls on meadows carpeted with variety of wild flowers, view fascinating rock formations against a backdrop of pine-covered mountains and wander along the wooded banks of a mountain stream.
The symbol of Terelj National Park is 24 meter high, giant rock formation like a lying turtle. You will take a photo of rock and relaxing for a while in the shade of this giant turtle before to start for hiking towards Ariyabal meditation temple.
CHINGGIS KHAAN STATUE
Few tourists come to Mongolia without visiting its most iconic landmark, a 40m-high glistening silver Chinggis Khaan statue. Constructed in 2008 from stainless steel, the dramatic statue, built with private funds, has a lift (elevator) rising up its tail, from where there are steps to the horse’s head. It was built here, so the legend goes, because this was the spot where Chinggis Khaan found a golden whip.
1ARIYABAL MEDITATION TEMPLE
was built in 1998-2004, because of its “Natural Energy”. It is located on a steep hill. The shape of the temple is an elephants head and the set of 108 stairs leading up to the temple symbolizes the elephant’s elongated trunk. Due to reach there you will cross the “Bridge of Heaven” and 108 stone stairs will lead you to the main temple and see 108 small stupas and 108 prayer wheels were placed around the temple.
CHINGGIS KHAAN STATUE 63KMS
BACK TO CHEKETOURS 38KMS