Life of Genghis Khaan

Explore stunning landscapes and learn why Genghis Khan (locally known as Chinggis Khaan), the fierce warrior and great leader is still revered today.

Places Visited

Ulaanbaatar (2N) - Lake Khukh Nuur (1N) - Binder Soum (1N) - Dadal (2N) - Ondorkhaan (1N) - Khuduu Aral (1N) - 13th Century National Park (1N) - Ulaanbaatar

Day 1: Arrive Ulaanbaatar
Upon arrival at Ulaanbaatar airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Day 1: Arrive Ulaanbaatar
Day 2: Ulaanbaatar to Lake Khukh Nuur
After an early breakfast drive to Khukh Nuur, a very important place in Mongolian history particularly of Genghis Khan. Here, he was invested as a ‘The Great Khaan of all Mongolia’ in 1189. The stone ruins of a ger on the south side of the lake could be the ruins of the palace ger where he was proclaimed khaan. The surrounding area of Khukh Nuur is peaceful and there are opportunities for hiking available. After lunch, explore the area. Stay overnight in a Ger camp (L,D)
Day 2: Ulaanbaatar to Lake Khukh Nuur
Day 3: Lake Khukh Nuur to Binder Soum
This morning drive to Binder Soum. Visit the Uglugchiin Kherem Wall, which is 3km in length and made entirely of stones without the use of mortar. Today it stands 3.1m tall at its highest point and there are approximately 60 tombs located near the wall. Uglugchiin Kherem may be a burial place of great historical Mongol figures, such as Genghis Khan or Kublai Khan. Enjoy a picnic lunch and overnight stay in a Ger camp. (B,L,D)
Day 4: Binder Soum to Dadal
Travel to the birthplace of Genghis Khan, Dadal, following the banks of Onon River. The backdrop in this area is stunning and there will be many photo opportunities. The Ger camp where you will stay tonight is close to Chinggisiin Gurvan Lake. In the afternoon, visit a Buriad family and experience the unique culture of this ethnic group. Enjoy dinner and a two night stay in a Ger camp. (B,L,D)
Day 5: Dadal
Explore the birthplace of Genghis Khan. An historian will take you on a journey through this period of his life. Afterwards, visit the Genghis Khaan’s Monument. In the afternoon enjoy horse riding in the steppes (at your own expense). After dinner, unwind in your Ger camp. (B,L,D)
Day 6: Dadal to Ondorkhaan
Drive to the centre of Khentii province, Ondorkhaan, known for the huge number of statues of Genghis Khan. Stay overnight in a Ger. camp. (B,L,D)
Day 7: Ondorkhaan to Khuduu Aral
Journey to Khuduu Aral, the place where the ‘Secret History of the Mongols’ was written in 1240. In the area, archaeologists found the ruins of ancient city Aurag. After lunch, explore the Genghis Khaan’s monument and the ruins of Aurag city. It is believed that Genghis Khan used to drink from the natural mineral springs near the ruins. Stay overnight in a Ger camp. (B,L,D)
Day 8: Khuduu Aral to 13th Century National Park
Travel to 13th Century National Park. The park covers a large area and is home to six camps and tribes which are each very unique. Everything is built in a 13th century design and is an unforgettable experience of Mongol history. Stay overnight in a Ger camp. (B,L,D)
Day 9: 13th Century National Park to Ulaanbaatar
Return to Ulaanbaatar. En route, stop by the Genghis Khaan Statue Complex. Transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay. The rest of the day is at your leisure. (B)
Day 10: Depart Ulaanbaatar
After check-out this morning you will be transferred to Ulaanbaatar airport where your arrangements end. (B)

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Tour prices are per person, twin share departing Auckland. Regional departures available on request. Additional charges: Tipping is payable on arrival in destination (see Additional Price Information below).

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Note: Valid for travel from 15 May to 01 Oct only
Hotel upgrades in Ulaanbaatar are available on request for an additional cost
It is not possible to upgrade Ger camps as they are all of the same standard

A visa is required by all nationalities. A single entry visa should be arranged in advance of travel. Visa fees are not included in your tour cost and it is your responsibility to arrange all necessary visas. Wendy Wu Tours can organise your visa's at an additional cost, please contact our Reservation Department for more details.

Phone Calls
International and domestic calls can be made from your hotel room. It’s a good idea to check call costs with hotel staff or your local guide before making calls, as this can be expensive. A service charge may also be involved. To call New Zealand – the international access code is 00, followed by the country code 64, then the local area code (omitting the first 0), then the number.
Mobile Phones
Mobile phones are quite popular and you will find high quality coverage, with active roaming agreements with most of the service providers. Please make sure you are aware of associated costs and have activated your international roaming prior to departure.
Internet & Email
Internet cafes can be found in all major cities and even in some small towns. This is often the easiest and cheapest way to stay in touch. Most hotels have a business centre with internet access, but at a slightly higher rate. Some hotels may have wifi which usually comes at an additional cost and may only be available in hotel lobbies. 

Tipping for Short Stays and Independent itineraries is not compulsory however is appreciated and normal for guides & drivers to receive them from tourists. In your final documents, Wendy Wu Tours will advise a guideline for tipping to be given to your local guides & driver. Tipping is at the discretion of each individual.

Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs.
We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, great-value souvenir; but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the local economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we endeavour to ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity – we do our best to ensure that you don’t get ripped off.