Khentii province is known as the place where Genghis Khan was born, raised, established his empire and was finally buried after death. To this day researchers explore the area to locate his sacred tomb. Journey into the cradle of the Mongolian state and experience history through numerous monuments and archaeological sites. In addition to the historical significance of this land the natural beauty of forested hills and fields strewn with wildflowers offer a peaceful sanctuary to travelers.
Day 1: Arrive in Ulaanbaatar
Arrive in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. Enjoy light dinner at the hotel restaurant.
Day 2: Ulaanbaatar | Khukh Nuur camp (215km)
Today we’ll start our journey to Khentii province. From Ulaanbaatar we will drive through Baganuur, a small coal mining town, to Khukh Nuur ger camp surrounded by beautiful nature. Overnight night in a ger camp.
Day 3: Khukh Nuur camp | Bereeven Monastery (124km)
Today’s highlight is the visit to Baldanbereeven (Bereeven for short) monastery. In the morning we will visit a local family nearby Tsenkher Village, and learn about their way of life. After lunch, we will continue to Bereeven monastery. The partial ruins of this monastery, the hidden gem of Khentii province, are located in a remote area near the Jargalant River. The monastery was established in 17th century and housed 3000 monks in its heyday. The complex included a school specialized in the training of architects, painters and sculptors. The main temple, called Dash Zepelen, was a huge stone building with 64 doors, 164 pillars and 30 windows. Overnight in tents.
Day 4: Bereeven Monastery | Binder Village (110km)
Today we will drive to Binder Village. On the way we’ll visit Uglugchiin Kherem wall which extends for about 3000m and measures 2.7-5.2m in height. The wall is dated to the Kidan period due to the many ceramic pieces found in its vicinity. Overnight in a ger camp.
Day 5: Binder Village | Dadal Village (125km)
The final destination point of this tour is Dadal Village. It is set in a beautiful wooded area considered the birthplace of Genghis Khan. Nearby is Khajuu Bulag, a small spring in a forest, and a bit east of this spring is Deluun Boldog hill, where a small monument stands dedicated to honor the 750th anniversary of the Secret History of the Mongols, a 13th century chronicle of Mongol Empire. Overnight in ger camp or tents.
Day 6: Dadal Village | Baganuur (320km)
Today we’ll drive to Baganuur. In the evening we’ll arrive on the bank of Kherlen River. Overnight in tents.
Day 7: Baganuur | Ulaanbaatar (150km)
After breakfast we’ll drive to Ulaanbaatar. Upon arrival have a short rest and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. Free afternoon for shopping. In the evening enjoy a farewell dinner. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 8: Ulaanbaatar | Departure
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