Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

27th December 2019
  • Arrival at Ulaanbaatar (D)

    Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed by a Rahhalah representative, and transferred to the hotel.

    Welcome dinner.
    Overnight at Ulaanbaatar.

Day 02

28th December 2019
  • Transfer from Ulaanbaatar to the Terelj National Park (B, L, D)

    After breakfast, you will check out from the hotel, heading to Terelj, located in the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, 60km away from the capital. The region of Terelj is a rocky, solid massif with many summits that reach up to 2700m. This park is situated at the edge of the larger Khan Khentii Park, which was created in 1994, and includes steppes, mountains (a big part of the Khentii), valleys and unusual rock formations.

    Today you will visit the Turtle Rock and temple of meditation where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the valley.

    Overnight in the TengeriinElch camp or similar.

Day 03

29th December 2019
  • Tuul Bridge – UuBulan & first day of dog sledding (B, L, D)

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the starting point of your dog-sledding adventure. This first day will allow you to get used to the sledge on an easy trail. Many nomads stay in this valley for the winter, but the area remains wild and beautiful. You will be followed by car on the river for 22 km until you reach the small town of UuBulan, where Gers and huts are mixed.

    Overnight at a Ger camp.

Day 04

30th December 2019
  • UuBulan–Tuul Bridge (B, L, D)

    After breakfast, you will say goodbye to your host nomadic family and sled back to the UuBulan for 22 km, following the frozen river back to the bridge. Sometimes, the water comes up to the surface through little cracks and creates small lagoons over the deep blue ice. You will see that the dogs are used to working hard in such extreme winter conditions. They run on the ice without any fear, sniffing wolves’ prints, always willing to go on. Upon arrival at the bridge, you will say goodbye to the dogs and the trainer, having enjoyed a unique connection with them over the past two days.

    Overnight a the TengeriinElch camp or similar.

Day 05

31st December 2019
  • Terelj National Park to Gun Galuut Nature reserve/ Horse riding (B, L, D)

    In the morning, you will drive to the Gun Galuut Nature Reserve passing by the Giant Chinggis statue, the biggest equestrian of its kind (driving time around 1-1.5 hour). Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the local nomadic family that will host you. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a horse-riding session for one hour, and then spend the rest of the day with the nomads, taking part in their daily life.

    Overnight in a nomadic Family Ger.

Day 06

1st January 2020
  • Gun Galuut- Ulaanbaatar(B, L, D)

    After breakfast and a farewell to the host family, you will head back to Ulaanbaatar. There, you will visit the Bogd Khan’s winter palace, and you will have some free time for shopping of souvenirs and cashmere.

    Farewell dinner.

    Overnight in Ulaanbaatar.

Day 07

2nd January 2020
  • Departure (B)

    After breakfast and depending on your departure timings, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.