TS. Tsagaan Sar tour in Mongolia
Transport: Bus/Mini van/Jeep
|Large group: 8 people plus
Small group: 3 – 7 people
Individual: 1 – 2 people
|Day 1:||Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Accommodation in hotel. City sightseeing. Visit Gandan Monastery.|
|Day 2:||Depart for Karakorum. The city was established in 1220. Karakorum was the capital of Mongolia for 140 years and the capital of the Mongol Empire for 32 years. Box lunch. Overnight in tourist camp.|
|Day 3:||Visit a nomad family and observe how the mongols prepare for Tsagaan Sar: make buuz (beef and mutton dumplings), boil a sheep’s lower back and tail. Visit Shankh temple. Overnight in Ger hotel.
|Day 4:||Participate in Tsagaan Sar celebration. Visit Erdene Zuu Monastery – the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. It was built at the initiative of the most influential Khalkha lord Abtai Khan, in 1586 on the spot where Karakorum, the famous capital of the Mongolian Empire of the 13th century. The territory of the monastery occupies an area of 400 squares meters and is surrounded by a stone wall with 108 stupas. The stone columns, blocks and sculptures excavated from the ruins of the city show that various building materials were used in the construction of this monastery, which began in the 16th century and continued until the 19th century. Erdene Zuu monastery was severally damaged at the end of the XVII century and the beginning of the XVIII centuries at the time of the struggle of the Mongolians against the Manchu invaders. It was restored several times, in 1760-1796 and in 1808-1814. Overnight in tourist camp.|
|Day 5:||Drive to Turkic Inscribed Monument of the Turkic State (6th to 8th Centuries A.D). The inscription was written by the grandson of Kulitegin and devoted to the Bilge Khan of Turkish origin and his old brother Kulitegin in 732. It is noteworthy that the Orkhon inscription has both a historical and scientific significance. Continue drive to Lake of Ugii Nuur beautiful lake with fish and birds. Drive back to the camp for overnight.|
|Day 6:||Visit Orkhon Khar Balgas, which was the capital of the Uigur State (9th century) and stands on the east bank of the Orkhon river. Following collapse of the Turkic State arose the Uigur State. Orkhon Khar Balgas was founded as the capital city in 751 AD by Bayanchur Kagan and covered 25 square kilometers, surrounded by a wall of umber brick and with a water canal around the perimeter. The city buildings covered 5 hectares. Archeological studies demonstrate areas of the city were allotted for trade and handicrafts, in the center of the city were palaces, monastery and temples. The palace had castle walls around it and two main gates in the north and south, plus watch towers. There are also archeological finds of quarters used by translators of books. Overnight in Ger hotel.
|Day 7:||Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. On the way you will see the unique natural appearance- Sand dunes among mountains. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, accommodation in hotel.|