In Genghis Khan's Footsteps & Secret History of the Mongol Empire (MN-04)

The 13th century founder and Great Khan of the Mongol Empire is one of the most famous men in the history of the world. This tour looks at his legacy, modern Mongolia and the secret history of this fascinating and enormous country. Take a trip through time and explore the legend of this feared but legendary ruler whose reign still matters today.
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from £1,545 per person, 10 days



Day 1. Ulan Bator
Upon arrival our guide will transfer you to the hotel.
Day 2. Lake Khukh Nuur
We drive to Khukh Nuur where Temujin was bestowed with his legendary title `Chinggis Khaan`. Overnight stay in a ger camp.
Day 3. Binder Soum
We will drive to Binder Soum and explore the famous Uglugchiin Kherem Wall that might be a burial place of many great historical Mongol figures. Overnight stay in a ger camp.
Day 4. Dadal Soum
Drive to Chinggis Khaan’s birthplace, Dadal Soum. In the afternoon we will visit a Buriad family and experience unique culture of this ethnic group. Overnight stay in a ger camp.
Day 5. Dadal Soum
Explore the birthplace of Chinggis Khaan, Deluun Boldog and the sparkling Chinggisiin Gurvan Lake. A historian will take us on a unique journey through Chinggis Khan’s life. Overnight stay in a ger camp.
Day 6. Undurkhaan
Drive to the center of Khentii province, Undurkhaan. Overnight in a ger camp.
Day 7. Khuduu Aral
Drive to Khuduu Aral where the “Secret History of the Mongols” was written in 1240. Visti the ruins of the ancient city of Aurag. Overnight stay in a ger camp.
Day 8. XIII century park
Today, we will drive to the XIII century park. It offers a unique insight into Mongol history. Overnight in a ger camp.
Day 9. Ulan Bator
We drive back to Ulan Bator stopping along the way at the famous Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex. Stay overnight in a hotel.
Day 10. Ulan Bator.
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport or railway station.
Click here to view detailed day-by-day itinerary of this tour
13th Century National Park 13th Century National Park
The 13th century national park is located 100 kilometres (63 miles) to the east of Ulan Bator. The complex covers an area of 15 by 15 kilometres and consists of six unique camps an... Read more
Dadal Soum - Chinggis Khan’s Birthplace Dadal Soum - Chinggis Khan’s Birthplace
Dadal Soum is a region in Khentii province, which is considered to be the birthplace of Genghis Khan. Temuujin was born here in 1162 near Deluun Boldog Mountain. A large statue of ... Read more
Khuduu Aral & the “Secret History of the Mongols” Khuduu Aral & the “Secret History of the Mongols”
Khuduu Aral is the place where the Secret History of the Mongols (the Mongolian account of Genghis Khan) was written at the beginning of the 13th century. Khuduu Aral is a vast ste... Read more
Lake Khukh Nuur - Enthrone of Chinggis Khan Lake Khukh Nuur - Enthrone of Chinggis Khan
Lake Khukh Nuur is located about 215 kilometres (134 miles) to the east from Ulan Bator. Khukh Nuur consists of two lakes - linked underground - and the surrounding area is conside... Read more
Ulan Bator Ulan Bator
Capital of Mongolia was formerly called Urga. It was renamed Ulan Bator after a declaration of republic and the abolition of monarchy in 1924. Ulan Bator literally means Red Hero a... Read more

Quick Facts
  • Season: Summer
  • Days: 10
  • Group Size: 2-10
  • Tour Grade:   Moderate

Day 1. Ulan Bator
Upon arrival in Ulan Bator you will be met by your guide and driver and transferred to your hotel for the night. Overnight stay in the hotel. (D).
Day 2. Lake Khukh Nuur
After an early breakfast we will drive to Khukh Nuur, 215 km from Ulan Bator. The long drive will be scenic and will serve as a great introduction to the country. On arrival we will enjoy lunch and camp in the Khukh Nuur tourist camp which is located near Khukh Nuur. Khukh Nuur is known as the location where Temujin was bestowed with his legendary title `Chinggis Khaan`. After lunch, we will visit the lake and explore the Khar Zurkhen (Black Heart) Mountain. A historian will explain to us all about Chinggis Khaan’s life, which is very specific to this area. Dinner and overnight stay in a ger camp. Driving distance – 215 km (135 miles). (B/L/D).
Day 3. Binder Soum
This morning we will drive to Binder Soum, 220 km from Lake Khukh Nuur. We will explore the famous Uglugchiin Kherem Wall which at 3km in length is made entirely of stones without the use of mortar. It is one of the world’s little-known wonders. Today, it stands 3.1 meters tall at its highest point and there are approximately 60 tombs scattered near the wall. It is of particular note that Oglochiin Kherem may be a burial place of many great historical Mongol figures, such as Chinggis Khaan or Khubilai Khaan. Picnic lunch and overnight stay in a ger camp. Driving distance - 220 km (138 miles). (B/L/D).
Day 4. Dadal Soum
In the morning we will drive to Chinggis Khaan’s birthplace, Dadal Soum, 120km away from Binder Soum. The journey will follow the banks of Onon River that stretches all the way from Russia to Mongolia. It is a spectacular and photogenic drive. Eventually, we will arrive to our ger camp, which is close to Chinggisiin Gurvan Lake. In the afternoon we will visit a Buriad family and experience unique culture of this ethnic group. The group live along the easternmost section of the world’s longest border between the Caspian Sea to the Sea of Japan. Dinner and overnight stay in a ger camp. Driving distance - 120 km (75 miles). (B/L/D).
Day 5. Dadal Soum
Explore the birthplace of Chinggis Khaan, Deluun Boldog and the sparkling Chinggisiin Gurvan Lake. A historian will take us on a unique journey through Chinggis Khan’s life. Afterwards, we will visit the Chinggis Khaan Monument. In the afternoon, we will enjoy horseback riding on the vast steppes. Dinner and overnight stay in a ger camp. (B/L/D)
Day 6. Undurkhaan
Drive to the center of Khentii province, Undurkhaan, 260 km (160 miles) from Dadal. Dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D).
Day 7. Khuduu Aral
Today, we drive to Khuduu Aral, 135 km from Undurkhaan. This is a vitally important place as Khuduu Aral was where the “Secret History of the Mongols” was written in 1240. Also in the area, archaeologists discovered the ruins of the ancient city of Aurag. After lunch, explore Chinggis Khaan’s monument and the ruins of Aurag city. It is believed that Chinggis Khaan used to drink from the natural mineral springs near the ruins. Dinner and overnight stay in a ger camp. Driving distance - 135 km (85 miles). (B/L/D).
Day 8. XIII century park
Today, we will drive to the XIII century park. This special complex covers an area of 15 x 15 km and has six camps and many tribes which are very unique. Everything is built in the XIII century style. It offers a unique insight into Mongol history. Overnight in a ger camp. Driving distance - 150 km (95 miles). (B/L/D).
Day 9. Ulan Bator
Today we drive back to Ulan Bator covering around 96 km (60 miles) and stopping along the way at the famous Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex. Transfer to your hotel after arrival in Ulan Bator. Stay overnight in a hotel. (B/L/D).
Day 10. Ulan Bator.
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport or railway station for international departure. (B).


Want to travel on different dates?
Please see below for our group tour dates, if you would like to travel on a different day, please let us know and we will come back to you with an offer. There might be additional surcharges for a private tour but all depends on the number of people in your party and your travel preferences.

 

COMFORT - 3* PACKAGE

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05.05.2019 - 14.05.2019 £1,545 £2,145 £175 book now
12.05.2019 - 21.05.2019 £1,545 £2,145 £175 book now
19.05.2019 - 28.05.2019 £1,545 £2,145 £175 book now
26.05.2019 - 04.06.2019 £1,545 £2,145 £175 book now
02.06.2019 - 11.06.2019 £1,545 £2,145 £175 book now
09.06.2019 - 18.06.2019 £1,545 £2,145 £175 book now
16.06.2019 - 25.06.2019 £1,545 £2,145 £175 book now
23.06.2019 - 02.07.2019 £1,545 £2,145 £175 book now
30.06.2019 - 09.07.2019 £1,545 £2,145 £175 book now
07.07.2019 - 16.07.2019 £1,545 £2,145 £175 book now
14.07.2019 - 23.07.2019 £1,545 £2,145 £175 book now
21.07.2019 - 30.07.2019 £1,545 £2,145 £175 book now
28.07.2019 - 06.08.2019 £1,545 £2,145 £175 book now
04.08.2019 - 13.08.2019 £1,545 £2,145 £175 book now
11.08.2019 - 20.08.2019 £1,545 £2,145 £175 book now
18.08.2019 - 27.08.2019 £1,545 £2,145 £175 book now
25.08.2019 - 03.09.2019 £1,545 £2,145 £175 book now
01.09.2019 - 10.09.2019 £1,545 £2,145 £175 book now
08.09.2019 - 17.09.2019 £1,545 £2,145 £175 book now
15.09.2019 - 24.09.2019 £1,545 £2,145 £175 book now
22.09.2019 - 01.10.2019 £1,545 £2,145 £175 book now
29.09.2019 - 08.10.2019 £1,545 £2,145 £175 book now
06.10.2019 - 15.10.2019 £1,545 £2,145 £175 book now

* Price including flights will be reconfirmed by your travel consultant as we need to know your departure airport, preferred airline, dates and class of travel. Our prices are based on economy fares from London Heathrow.

** Single supplement goes towards single room accommodation at your hotel, ger camp.


Park Hotel 4*
Address: Park Hotel, Lhagvasuren street-32, 4th Khoroo, Bayanzurkh, Ulan Bator, Mongolia
Telephone: +976 7015 9900

DESCRIPTION
Park hotel is a newly opened 4* hotel in Ulan Bator, located in the south – eastern part of the Mongolian capital, about 8 kilometres from the central train station and 19 kilometres from the international airport.

Park hotel has 52 rooms, including comfortable and spacious standard twin, king, superior rooms and deluxe junior suites. All rooms are equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning, 32’ LCD television, high speed internet access, mini bar, hairdryer. Deluxe junior suite has a bar and extra bathroom for guests.

Park hotel offers 24 hour room service, luggage storage, spa and fitness facilities, currency exchange and business centre services. There is also park restaurant, tequila lounge and a coffee shop. Visa and Master card are accepted.

PHOTOGALLERY


Typical Mongolian Ger
In the countryside your accommodation will be in a typical ger camp located in scenic areas. Every couple or a single traveller are allocated a private ger unless you are willing to share with other travellers. All ger camps are very similar in their set –up, facilities and services.

A “ger” or a yurt is a traditional, portable dwelling structure used by Mongolian nomads in the countryside, it is their link with the past, future and spiritual world. The central pillar – the smoke hole on the top of the tent is directly directed to cosmic axis and represents highway for spirits as according to Mongolian traditions, the universe is full of invisible spirits and humans have to develop good relationship with them, win them over and not to offend them.

Ger camps we use on our tours are slightly modified for Western travellers, however they do offer a genuinely authentic experience and most of them are situated in picturesque areas. The gers are made of a wooden frame that is covered with felt. Inside they are generally brightly painted and feature two or four single beds, a small table, stools, a lamp, electricity sockets and a stove for heating. You can ask a member of staff to start the fire in your ger at a specified time to make it warm, for example early in the morning before you get up.

Toilet and shower facilities are outside in a separate block, they are basic but are kept very clean. There is both hot and cold water available. Restaurants and bars are located in separate blocks or quite often in larger gers.

Staying in a typical ger really adds to your travelling experience.






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