Travel Blogs from Terelj National Park, Mongolia

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Horseback, Gorkhi Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

Horseback

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... huge temperature differences between summer and winter, the differences between day and night are also very great. In the highlands of Mongolia, 30 °C can be reached during the day with sub-zero °C readings at night (for our American friends, ...

Camping On The Grasslands, Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

Camping On The Grasslands

A travel blog entry by mel_and_si

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Our second port of call was to visit with two other nomadic families that live within the Terelj National Park, an area approximately 2,864 sq.km in size and characterised by lush rolling hills set amid the valleys of the Khentii Mountain range, 60km to ...

Terelj - Campfire songs, Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

Terelj - Campfire songs

A travel blog entry by chop49

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... to a dirt road away from the camp where a roaring fire was blazing away.  There were five performer in native Mongolia dress, two singers, a dancer and two players.  While all the performers were good, I was especially impressed with the ...

Ger Life, Gorkhi Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

Ger Life

A travel blog entry by jameshardy88

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... as over the next week or so we would be doing a fair bit of just that. We made a few stop on our way to the national park, firstly at a sacred cave where 100 monks had been killed during communist purges and then at the aptly named Turtle rock. One of the ...

Terelj National Park, Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

Terelj National Park

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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Terelj National Park is about 70 km north-west of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia The five of us (Alex, Matt, Sophie, Dave and Michelle) showed up at Khongor GH at 9am for the two day one night Terelj tour. We were expecting a van for the 5 of us plus the driver. ...

Terelj NP, or when you wish upon a star..., Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

Terelj NP, or when you wish upon a star...

A travel blog entry by chop49

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... the average Mongolian only makes several hundred dollars a month.  Anyway you cut it this was still a store for Mongolia's elite.   Stocked-up, we headed east out of the city crawling through the almost gridlocked traffic and dodging ...

The Nomadic Life, Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

The Nomadic Life

A travel blog entry by emds

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... get to know one family well and get an idea of the routines and daily life for a nomad. Our family was located in Terelj National Park just outside of Ulaan Bataar. Despite it being only 70 kilometers away it took 3 hours by bus. Ger-To-Ger sets ...

Ger Camp, Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

Ger Camp

A travel blog entry by follow_me

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Head out to the Ger camp, basically a few tents in a field. the Ger is the traditional home of the Mongolian and 80% of the population still live in one. the idea been they are easy to take down and put up when herding horses across the plains. the camp ...

Ger Camp in Terelj National Park, Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

Ger Camp in Terelj National Park

A travel blog entry by globetrekker

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... northeast of the capital. The Mongolians I had met at Dave's Pub the night before had painted an ideal imagery of Terelj National Park, so I was naturally excited to escape from the bustling capital for a while. We drove on the national highway to the ...

The nomadic camps and Nonna!, Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

The nomadic camps and Nonna!

A travel blog entry by chibisimo

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I put the Grrrr in Ger, Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

I put the Grrrr in Ger

A travel blog entry by lionelrishi

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... to a small easterly road that cuts through the high plains of the Mongolian wilderness - I finally feel like we are in the real Mongolia - or at least the one that was promised in the "brochure". At first, factories and houses give way to hills and the ...

Countryside,Horses and Evil Camels...., Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

Countryside,Horses and Evil Camels....

A travel blog entry by helz_on_tour

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... us all to the meal and it was amazing. Went on the trip on friday with John,Tatiana and Mark to the ger camp in Terelj national park. the scenery there was fantastic, went for a walk for an hour when we got there before lunch and got some good views ...

Dogsledding into the Wind of Mongolia, Gorkhi Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

Dogsledding into the Wind of Mongolia

A travel blog entry by shaunandkaren

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... about to go dogsledding into the wind of Mongolia. A two and a half hour drive away from Ulaan Bataar took us into Terelj National Park. We were gasping at the sight of the beautiful rock faces in the blue sky, surrounded by the white crystal like snow. ...

Terelj NP, or born to be wild, Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

Terelj NP, or born to be wild

A travel blog entry by chop49

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... of somewhat steep hills.  Eventually we crested the first hill and before us was a wonderful view of the mountains of the national park.  We could even see the monastery we had climbed/hiked to yesterday.  Moving along the ridge we soon saw ...

Going to the countryside again :D, Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

Going to the countryside again :D

A travel blog entry by chibisimo

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Tsagaan Sar in Mongolia, Gorkhi Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

Tsagaan Sar in Mongolia

A travel blog entry by shaunandkaren

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... dates to visit Mongolia around their Lunar New Year celebrations, we were excited. And yes, we had an amazing Tsagaan Sar in Mongolia. Tsagaan Sar is the Mongolian name given to their Lunar New Year celebrations. During this time, the locals dress in ...

Ger to Ger Adventure Day 1 - Honeymoon Ger, Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

Ger to Ger Adventure Day 1 - Honeymoon Ger

A travel blog entry by keelaurow

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... Ger Our guide met us at our fabulous hostel, the Golden Gobi and together we walked to the bus station to catch a bus to the Terelj National Park.  To our surprise, Sambo, our first host, was also on the bus, so it was easy to know when to get ...

Mongolian G2G Day 4 – Kazak Heaven, Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

Mongolian G2G Day 4 – Kazak Heaven

A travel blog entry by keelaurow

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The next morning proved to be a bright and sunny day. We decided that we would like to walk to the great metallic Chingis Kahn monument honoring his discovery of the Golden Whip.  It is a statue that appears to be in the middle of nowhere and ...

Ger Camp, Gorkhi Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

Ger Camp

A travel blog entry by rosanddave

Gorkhi Terelj National Park: Highlights: - Ros' Birthday, having a birthday meal, drinks and looking at the stars - Staying in a traditional Ger - Watching a mini Nadaam which included horse riding, archery and wrestling. - David wrestling with a ...

Mongolian G2G Day 2 – Meat Fest! Organ Fest!, Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

Mongolian G2G Day 2 – Meat Fest! Organ Fest!

A travel blog entry by keelaurow

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... pull-out couch – something that several ger families had purchased to replace the traditional single wooden beds found in a ger.  Mongolia may be the place where couches go to die.  However, it was warm and cozy in our cocoon sleeping bags ...

Mongolian G 2 G Day 3 – To Ger or Not to Ger, Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

Mongolian G 2 G Day 3 – To Ger or Not to Ger

A travel blog entry by keelaurow

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Our host family had to leave in the morning for a wedding. Before they left, they allowed us to try on their traditional Kazak dress for pictures.  Curt spent some time photographing free-roaming goats and camels and became enveloped in a camel ...

What would Yoda say?, Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

What would Yoda say?

A travel blog entry by ljvt

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... animals they do not handle them gently at all. It is really painful to watch for my animal sensibilities. The face of Mongolia is of the nomadic cowboy. They are so beautiful to look at with their cowboy hats, traditional Mongolian costume and ...

Day 171 - Mongolian Horses on Canada Day, Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

Day 171 - Mongolian Horses on Canada Day

A travel blog entry by craigadventure

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We celebrated Canada Day in a beautiful valley of Terelj National Park. After a 2hr drive on reasonable roads, though not western standards, we arrived at our host ger for a 2-night/3-day horseback riding tour of the area.  The proximity to UB was ...

Voorproefje Gerkamp en UB in Mongolie, Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

Voorproefje Gerkamp en UB in Mongolie

A travel blog entry by vin_kris

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... hebben doorgebracht, werd alleen afgewisseld door de strenge controles en administratieve toestanden bij de grensovergangen van Rusland en Mongoli''. Onvoorstelbaar hoeveel man douane er dan rondrent in de trein, hoeveel overhoop gehaald wordt in de ...

Venturing into the countryside., Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

Venturing into the countryside.

A travel blog entry by chris.curtis

Off on our first tour to see some of this nice scenery we had heard so much about. Joining us on the tour was a kiwi bloke called Alan and an aussie girl called Kate. After about a 2 hour drive we arrived to turtle rock where the family we were staying ...

Horse riding and archery in Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar and Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

Horse riding and archery in Mongolia

A travel blog entry by carmennpete

... ears (a bit like the Vietnamese singing but not as extreme). The following day we had a beautiful although bumpy ride to Terelj National Park where we stayed at a Ger camp. The scenery was really stunning there and we had a great time walking, riding ...

Hiking and Riding the steppes, Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

Hiking and Riding the steppes

A travel blog entry by scoobadood

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A night in a ger, Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

A night in a ger

A travel blog entry by kate1979

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After a chilled out day in Mongolia involving industrial quantities of food (Mongolian BBQ is sooooo good...) we headed out to Terelj National Park about an hour from UB to stay the night in a ger camp. About 50% of Mongolians are nomads and move three or ...

Supersize Chingis!, Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

Supersize Chingis!

A travel blog entry by drosophila

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... Anschließend besuchen wir noch den Schildkörtenstein und das Kloster Gunjiin Süm, welches malerisch am Kopf eines Tales im Terelj Nationalpark liegt. Granitfelsen ragen aus den ausgewaschenen Gipfeln und prägen so eine gänzlich andere Erscheinung als ...

Cold? You don't know the meaning of the word!, Terelj National Park, Mongolia travel blog

Cold? You don't know the meaning of the word!

A travel blog entry by mdekonin

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... tent in temperatures well below zero (think -27 overnight, and a daily high of -10). It's about a ninety minute drive to the Terelj National Park but if the roads were only as bad as Sydney's it would have taken 30. My god, even the city streets, which ...

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