Achilles Marathon TourAchilles Mongolia NGO, a non-profit and non-governmental public service organization, is organizing a marathon "Hope and Possibility" on the 2nd weekend of September annually. TIJ tours have been attending as the supporter of the marathon since 2015. The purpose of the marathon is to inspire and encourage people with disabilities to lead an active social life through sports and further, to have a Paralympics champion from Mongolia. The marathon is organized through the international standard of distance, age, and by the category of professionals and non-professionals with able bodied, wheelchair and Achilles disabled. It is possible to arrange customized tours to athletes with disabilities and participants around the world to Mongolia. Tour program also includes visits to Terelj national park, Chinggis Khan Statue complex, Gobi Desert and Ulaanbaatar city tour in options.
Duration: 12 days trip
Group size: At least 4 people
DETAIL TOUR ITINERARY
DAY 1. ULAANBAATAR
Arrival in Ulaanbaatar. Meet our guide and driver at the airport. Transfer to hotel and check in. City tour the Sukhbaatar Square. Have a welcome dinner. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 2. ELSENTASARKHAI – KARAKORUM
After breakfast in hotel, we will head to the ElsenTasarkhai, located 275 km west of Ulaanbaatar, is a unique combination of forested mountains and desert type landscape in one location. Great place to ride a camel. After lunch drive to the ancient city Karakorum 90 km and have short excursion to monument dedicated to Greatest Dynasties of Mongolia. Excursion to Erdenezuu monastery, one of the first Buddhist monasteries in Mongolia. It is surrounded by a monumental wall with 108 Stupas measuring 400x400 m.
Overnight in ger camp at Karakorum.
DAY 3. TERKH WHITE LAKE NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, visit the Kharakhorum Museum, and drive to Tsetserleg town of the Arhangai province. After lunch at the camp, we will continue trip to see amazing scenery of Terkh White Lake and extinct Khorgo volcano which active 8000 years ago. After seeing extinct Khorgo volcano crater we will have dinner in shore of Terkh white lake’s tourist camp. Terkh White Lake surrounded by spectacular scenery of plants, forests, mountains, and fauna. Hiking, horse riding, mountain climbing, fishing and swimming are all good here. Stay overnight at tourist Ger camp.The Khorgo volcano is located near the eastern end of the lake and the Suman River springs from lake.
Overnight at ger camp MAIKHAN TOLGOI.
DAY 4. TERKH WHITE LAKE NATIONAL PARK
Second day, we will also stay at the camp, due to Terkh White Lake is surrounded by spectacular scenery of plants, forests, mountains, and fauna. This day is available for everyone for hiking, bicycle trip, swimming. We will serve lunch and dinner at the camp.
Stay overnight at Maikhan Tolgoi tourist Ger camp.
DAY 5. ZUUN NUUR /LAKE/
After breakfast, drive to Zuun Nuur /Lake/ which is located on the way to Khuvsgul lake. Zuun Nuur saltwater lake is situated about 2000 meters above sea level and it can be really cold in the evening even during summer time. Afternoon hiking along the lake area, watching birds and photo shooting.
Overnight at ger camp ZUUN NUUR.(B, L, D)
DAY 6. KHUVSGUL LAKE
Drive to Khuvsgul Lake / called Ocean mother/ Khuvsgul lake considers as Mongolia’s Switzerland. It is Mongolian largest fresh water lake, and Its water is potable without any treatment. Overnight at ger camp. Lunch on our way, dinner at camp restaurant.
DAY 7. KHUVSGUL LAKE /HORSERIDING/
After breakfast, start our horse riding trip around Khuvsgul lake, meet some of the Tsaatan nomadic tribe who lives by the lake bank, visit the must-see attractions. First, we will head to West South, after riding 8 km we will stop at Ardag zoo hill to have lunch which is the combination area of forest and rocky mountains. Continue our horse riding trip about 15 km ariive at the top of the Ardag mountain, have dinner and stay overnight in tent.
DAY 8. KHIRVESTEG
Have breakfast and continue ride to Khirvesteg mountain have lunch on our way around that area, and head back to the ART88 resort passing through the river enjoy the unique formation of the nature. Have dinner when we back to the resort and stay.
DAY 9. AMARBAYSGALANT MONASTERY
After breakfast drive to Amarbaysgalant monastery. It was built by Manchu Emperor between 1727-1736 with more than 40 temples in honor of Saint Zanabazar, the first Bogd and the great artist. One of the largest monastery of Mongolia. Have lunch at Murun soum. Pass through Erdenet city, biggest mining city. Arrive at the monastery.
Overnight at nomad family. (B, L, D)
DAY 10. BACK TO ULAANBAATAR
After having breakfast visit the Monastery, drive back to Ulaanbaatar. We will have lunch at the Mongolian 2nd biggest city Darkhan. And continue trip to UB. After arrival have dinner and transfer to hotel.
Tour cost included
- Hotel in Ulaanbaatar for 2 nights
- Ger camp overnights
- All meals in itinerary
- Transportation 4 WD vehicle
- German or English language Guide
- Sightseeing entrance fee
- National park entrance tax
- Camel riding one hour
- Horse riding one hour
- 2 Bottles (0.5ml) water per day
Tour cost excluded
- International airfare or train cost
- Travel Insurances
- Beverages (soft drinks and alcoholic)
- Any additional expense not mentioned above
- Tips for local guide/drivers