Terelj Tours “Become a Mountain Nomad”
Experience MONGOLIA’s OFF ROAD Overland Jeep Tours via our specialized off-road overland 4×4 jeep tours that take you across Mongolia to experience the historical and geographical wonders of Mongolia, it’s nomadic families, AND so much more!
Pre-Trip Training: 2 to 3 hours
Duration with Nomads: 4 days / 3 nights;
Terelj Tours – Group size (Per Person Price): 2-3 pax ($463), 4-5pax ($384), 6-7pax ($366)
Terelj Tours – Tour Availability: 1 Jun-1 Oct
Eat and drink, and even make moonshine in nomadic communities
Before our nomadic journey begins, we’ll meet in Ulaanbaatar to meet other travelers and discuss responsible travel practices. The following day, we’ll head to Terelj National Park to meet with nomads and make famed Mongolian BBQ in the open steppe.
We’ll take an ox cart or horse ride to meet another nomadic family to learn to make nomadic milk moonshine. We’ll also learn how to erect a traditional ger (yurt) and will end the journey with a visit to the Chinggis Khan statue before returning to Ulaanbaatar.
GER to GER offers include: 3 meals a day (in accordance with the itinerary), private vehicle, English speaking guide, your own nomadic Ger, personalized experiences with nomadic families and more!
Terelj Tours – Day One, MONGOLIA OFF ROAD Terelj Park Jeep Tours and Nomadic Adventure Homestays
Pre-trip travel workshop: You’ll learn how Nomads make the ‘One and Only’ famed Mongolian Barbecue known as ‘Khorkhog’ out in the open Steppe (L, D – Overnight in own Ger): Depart from GER to GER Office around 0900-1030 and drive for approx. 4 hours by private-vehicle to Terelj National Park (be aware of road construction). Upon arrival in the Terelj Village, our local nomad will greet you with either an ox cart or horses.
Terelj Tours – Day Two, MONGOLIA OFF ROAD Terelj Park Jeep Tours and Nomadic Adventure Homestays
Learn to make Mongolian BBQ (L, D – Overnight in Extra Ger): From here you will begin your 3 kms journey towards the nomadic family’s pasture which involves crossing the river and continuing northwards through an incredibly stunning mountain river valley. Our family will welcome you for a nomadic lunch and traditional milk tea. Afterwards, you will assist in the preparations (step by step) of the Mongolian Barbecue or what is commonly called “khokhog”. When the dish is ready, the cook hands out portions of meat along with the hot stones which are tossed from hand to hand (like the old game “hot potatoes”); it’s said to have beneficial properties to the hands’ pressure points. When you have Khorhog – it’s traditional to use your hands for grasping and knives for slicing the meat off the bone – Khorkhog is indeed a popular in the Mongolia.
Terelj Tours – Day Three, MONGOLIA OFF ROAD Terelj Park Jeep Tours and Nomadic Adventure Homestays
Nomadic milk moonshine – Heard of “Moonshine”? Well today you are going to learn how Nomads make Vodka from milk (B, L, D – Overnight in own Ger): After your breakfast, you will start your horseback or ox cart journey across the Dugui Tsagaani steppe through the forests to the next nomadic family. Upon arrival at the family, you will be welcomed a nomadic lunch and tea – in the late afternoon you will start learning how to distill nomadic milk vodka. To make distilled nomadic spirit, fermented yoghurt is put in a 16-18 liter pot on the fireplace. Before making a fire, you will prepare the utensils for distilling then fill the pot with water to which then prep the fire. As soon as the water is heated, change the water with cold once or twice – after this process the distilled spirit is collected; generally, it takes 2-4 hours for 1-5 liters of vodka to be produced.
Terelj Tours – Day Four, MONGOLIA OFF ROAD Terelj Park Jeep Tours and Nomadic Adventure Homestays
Learn to erect a nomadic ger – Today you’ll learn the art of erecting a Nomadic Ger; apart of nomad family’s seasonal migrations (B, L, D – Overnight in own Ger): After an early breakfast, you will experience/learn how to take down and erect a nomadic ger – first you will bring the ger down, ger poles, etc., will be loaded on the oxcart. After cleaning surrounding area where they lived, everybody will have lunch. After lunch now you have the challenge of erecting the ger with the assistance of nomadic family and then have dinner together.
Terelj Tours – Day Five, MONGOLIA OFF ROAD Terelj Park Jeep Tours and Nomadic Adventure Homestays
Drive to the Great Chingis Khan – Pay homage to the Great Chingis Khan then return to Ulaanbaatar (B, L): After breakfast, we will drive to the Chingis Khan’s Statue and you will an opportunity to walk around the Complex – here you can take great shots and enjoy the location. After your lunch at the complex, you will start your return drive back to Ulaanbaatar.
MONGOLIA OFF ROAD Terelj Park Jeep Tours – Included services:
- All breakfast, lunch and dinner which are stated on itinerary
- Herder guide service on route
- Horse riding, trekking according to itinerary
- Sightseeing as stated in itinerary
- Bottled water on route
- Private vehicle which stated on itinerary (1-2 persons small vehicle, 3 people jeep and larger groups mini-buses)
- 3 nights in extra ger of nomadic families
- English speaking guide on route
- National park fees
MONGOLIA OFF ROAD Terelj Park Jeep Tours – Not included:
- International airfare
- Travel insurance
- Gratuity to guide and driver
- Alcoholic beverages