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Helicopter to Hagiin Black Lake
Charter a helicopter over the boreal forests of Khan Khentii, which stand in sharp contrast to Mongolia’s treeless steppes and sandy desert. You will land near Hagiin Black Lake, the source of the Tuul River, which lies northeast of Ulaanbaatar and is difficult to reach by car. Hike through the pristine, dense Siberian forest along the lakeside and enjoy a lovely lunch prepared by your private chef.
Experience the heart and soul of Mongolia from the back of a horse. Mongolians start riding from a very young age and are some of the world's finest equestrians. If you happen to go to a horse race you will see that the jockeys are as young as age five, and there are still more horses in the country than humans. Horseback riding across the grasslands is one of the best ways to experience the Mongolian landscape, which has changed little since the time of Ghengis Khan.
Lunch with Nomads
Meet with a nomadic family in their ger and experience their distinctive way of life. Help your host family prepare and enjoy a delicious lunch of authentic Mongolian food, which may include Mongolian barbecue, where an entire sheep or goat is cooked over hot rocks. Relax and appreciate their slower pace of life, most likely far removed from your own.
Go yak-cart rafting in the Tuul River, which empties into the Arctic Ocean. An inflatable raft will be taken to the river by yak cart, while a portable sauna is set up here for you so have a hot soak before rafting and swimming in the Tuul, as the river is rather cold, even in the summer months.
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Khan Khentii Itineraries
- 5 days / 4 nights
- Price Per Person
- Extension: Optional add-on to your itinerary.
- 7 days / 6 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $5,800
The Terelj Hotel provides a luxurious base from which to explore the wonders of the Mongolian outdoors in the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, one of the most carefully protected parklands in the country and part of the Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area, an expansive, virtually uninhabited wilderness. Terelj Hotel is only 43 miles north of the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar, near to the birthplace of Mongolia’s Great Unifier Chinggis Khaan (Ghengis Khan). The hotel itself boasts just 52 elegant suites, overlooking views of the Mongolian larch trees in front of the hotel or the Tereji River and surrounding mountains. The rooms are spacious with separate living areas and marble bathrooms. Rooms are well-appointed with classic furniture and quality upholstery, the sumptuous bedding comprises layers of Egyptian cotton and Mongolian cashmere blankets. Traditional Mongolian and local artworks are displayed throughout the hotel and guest suites. Hotel facilities include a spa, Jacuzzi, pine sauna, steam room, swimming pool, fitness center, winter movie theater and ice-skating rink and complimentary WiFi. Dining options include Morin Khuur, serving refined Mongolian cuisine paired with wines in an exquisite dining hall decorated with antique Mongolian saddles and artifacts; a restaurant overlooking the river serving western delicacies, as well as Argali serving burgers, steak and over 70 different whiskeys; a café with fresh coffee and French pastries; and a lounge bar.
The camp can accommodate a maximum of 30 guests in double occupancy tents. It prides itself on being a camp that is non-destructive towards the local environment and people. The camp contributes to local communities by creating employment based on traditional livelihoods. Local people work for the camp providing the provision of yak carts, packhorses, horse riding and labor. The camp is made up from fully collapsible ger tents, long drop style toilets which allow for natural decomposition, a cozy candle-lit library, portable hot water showers and a separate waste disposal unit. Some of the camp’s electricity is produced from solar panels and windmills. The hotel-camp can be relocated leaving no more effect on the land than a local nomadic family campsite would.
Mongolia Goes Well With
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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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One of the most remarkable things about flying privately through Mongolia is that the whole country becomes available to you, and roads, airports, and accommodations are no longer considerations of your visit.
Whether it’s the frozen ice sheets of Baikal or the Flaming Cliffs of the Gobi, Mongolia and Siberia offer travelers a chance to get close to mother nature and far from everything else.
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