[ ZONE 1 – First Time Outbackers and Family Friendly ]
This Winter Trip to Terelj National Park is a Great Way to Enjoy the Wonders of Winter Cultural Travel by Ox Carts, Horseback Riding and Trekking!
GER to GER Winter Trips are an amazing opportunity to travel, explore and learn along nomadic routes in Terelj National Park how Mongolian nomadic families live at their winter pastures; you will live and learn they ways with the nomadic families as you stay in their extra nomadic ger and gain truly unique travel experience that few around the world have truly experienced. During the days, you time will be filled with spending time with the family living life at a different pace as well as enjoying those moment of adventure as you travel from nomadic family to nomadic family by horses, ox carts and even trekking! The Landscapes are truly unforgettable, there is something magical about being at 1,000+ meters travel throughout forested river valleys surrounded by mountains that are all glazed with snow… Yes, if you are looking to escape the boredom of winter city life – we have the perfect cure!
Day One – Visit Nomadic Family at their Winter Pasture: Our local guide will receive you at last bus stop of Terelj national park. Then you will go by ox cart to his home where 7-8kms north of Terelj river. Once you arrive at Mr. Chuluunhuu’s Ger his wife will serve you tea and dinner. You will overnight his home.
Day Two – Warm the Winter Shelter and Fence for Livestock by Dry Dung: In the morning you will be served a breakfast. Then you will participate warm the winter fence with dry dung to ensure that livestock stay healthy throughout the cold winter. Mrs. Battsetseg will serve you a nomadic lunch and tea. In the late afternoon you will have an opportunity to play ankle bone with family or walk around his family. Then you will be served by dinner with family members and will have your second overnight.
Day Three – Winter Trip by Horseback Riding to Next Nomadic Family to Learn How to Prepare Small Goats and Sheep for Winter with Coverings to Keep them Warm: In the morning you will be served a breakfast. Then you will start your journey by horse to Mr. Bold’s Ger for 15km. He will welcome you a nomadic lunch and tea. After lunch Mrs. Battsetseg will show you how to prepare small goats and sheep for winter with coverings to keep them warm. In the evening you will be served by dinner with family members and will have your third overnight.
Day Four – Winter Trip by Horseback Riding (or ox cart) to Next Nomadic Family to Learn How to Collect Fallen Wood from Riverbeds: After breakfast at Mr. Bold’s Ger you can try to herd livestock and milk cow. Also you have an opportunity to learn how to stitch Mongolian traditional garments, wear Mongolian costumes and click amazing photos. In the late morning herder guide will take you to Ms Amarjargal’s Ger by ox cart and horse for 5km. Ms. Amarjargal will serve you hot tea and lunch. Then you have an opportunity to help her to collect fallen wood from riverbeds to make fire. In the evening you will be served by dinner and hot milk tea and will have your fourth overnight.
Day Five – Winter Trip by Horseback Riding (or ox cart) to Next Nomadic Family to Learn How to Warm the Winter Shelter and Fence for Livestock by Wet Dung: After your breakfast Mr. Boogi will take you to next family by ox cart or horse for 8kms. Once you arrive at Mr. Enhee’s home his wife Mrs. Uranchimeg will serve you a nomadic lunch and tea. Then you can try to warm the winter shelter and fence for livestock by wet dung with family. In the evening she will serve you hot tea and dinner.
Day Six – Relax: After breakfast you will have whole day to relax. In the evening his family will welcome you a nomadic farewell dinner with tea.
Day Seven – Departure: Early morning Mr.Enhee will take you to local bus stop by ox cart or horse for 1km. Get on bus and depart to UB city at 8am.
Trip Durations and Prices
- Community Fee: 289 USD for 6 days/ 6 nights
- Community Fee: 202 USD for 4 days/ 4 nights
- Community Fee: 163 USD for 3 days/ 3 nights
- Community Fee: 109 USD for 2 days/ 2 nights
Additional In-Country Travel Expenses
- UB to Terelj Park Bus Fee (approx.): $2 USD
- Booking & travel orientation w/ handbook: $25 USD
- National Park Fee: $3 USD
Note for Winter Travel: These are “non-touristic” cultural adventures with nomadic families – please do refer to the ‘terms and conditions’ for further clarifications. Winter itineraries are provided for “reference” there will always be changes in activities, methods of travel, etc., to maintain the ‘health/safety’ of travelers and nomadic families. This is exceptionally true for locations that are both summer/winter routes – please double confirm itineraries via email and/or upon arrival at our office during the “training workshop”. ONLINE Itineraries are ONLY meant to provide you a “general” comprehension of the prices (subject to slight changes), terrain, lifestyles, etc., distances will change in accordance with Nomadic winter pastures and other factors.