ULAANBAATAR – URANTOGOO – ULAANBAATAR — 7 DAYS
Location: Mount Urantogoo (Bulgan province).
Fertile and off-the beaten path, Bulgan province and its hidden gem Urantogoo Mountain make a perfect destination for flower trekking. This northern province boasts the alluring vistas of alpine forests and lush valleys gradually blending into steppe plains representing the varied landscapes of Mongolia. Situated on the central part of the Orkhon-Selenge river basin, Bulgan province possesses one of Mongolia’s few arable regions. Urantogoo Mountain is part of the Urantogoo-Tulga Uul Natural Monument, a stunning protected area consisting of four extinct volcanoes.
On the way, visit Amarbayasgalant monastery, one of the three most important Buddhist centers of Mongolia. One of the most beautiful and well preserved architectural complexes of Mongolia
Day 1: Arrive in Ulaanbaatar
Arrive in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. Enjoy light dinner at the hotel restaurant.
Day 2: Ulaanbaatar | Amarbayasgalant (310km)
From Ulaanbaatar in the morning we will start northward to Darkhan city, the second largest city in Mongolia. We will have lunch in a local restaurant and continue to Amarbayasgalant monastery. The monastery was erected in was erected in 1727-1736 by a Manchu emperor in memory of his mentor, the great Mongolian Buddhist leader and renowned sculptor Zanabazar. Overnight in a ger camp.
Day 3: Amarbayasgalant | Mount Urantogoo (300km)
Today we’ll drive through Erdenet city, the third largest city of Mongolia. Erdenet is a major industrial city, surrounded by the territory of Bulgan province. Erdenet is connected with Ulaanbaatar by railway and highway. Erdenet is known for its mining industry which processes 15 million tons of copper a year. In the evening we will arrive at a specially prepared camp below Mount Urantogoo.
Day 4: Mount Urantogoo | Trekking Day
The Mount Urantogoo (1686 m) is an extinct volcano, which lies 80 km from Bulgan townOn the top of the Mt. Urantogoo (1686 m) sits a crater, 500-600m wide and 50m deep, filled with a small ‘crater lake’ of about 20m in diameter. One side of the mountain and half of the crater bowl are covered in woods which circle the lake. Uran in Mongolian means “exquisite”, alluring to the graceful circular ridge of the crater an instance of when nature’s creation resembles that of a craftsman. Lodge in tents of camp.
Day 5: Mount Urantogoo | Dashinchilen (280km)
In morning we start to drive south-east towards Dashinchilen Village, where we can see a desert oasis with unique flora. Overnight in tents.
Day 6: Dashinchilen | Ulaanbaatar (280km)
In morning we drive east for over 100 km to reach paved roads. Upon arriving in Ulaanbaatar transfer to a hotel.
Day 7: Ulaanbaatar | Departure
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