Gorkhi Terelj National park is one of the national parks of Mongolia that has many rock formations for rock climbers, trail roads and forest mountains with two famous formations named for things they resemble: Turtle Rock and the Old Man Reading a Book “Praying Lama Rock”. The national park’s surrounding area covers with forests, rocky mountains, trails and wild rivers with in-different natural form.
Gorkh Terelj National Park
About Turtle Rock
- 45 miles from north east of Ulan-Bator city, in the deep heart of rocky mountains and forests, there is naturally unique shaped rock lies with heroic legend sizing over 78’ inch. In modern days, not many people heard or talked about legend of this gigantic rock figure which name was given by its unique shape of turtle.
- In the old days, Turtle Rock figure was called Silver Rock or Silver Cliff dating back to 18th century’s battle between Qing dynasty army and Mongolian Heroic figure Galdan Khan. After having decisive and yet costly victory over Qing dynasty’s army, Galdan Khan retreated to Turtle Rock for short stop in order to recover his army. During his stop at Turtle Rock, he hided all his treasures inside the Turtle Rock’s cliff for taking cautions if pursued by enemy force. Many people worshipped and given their respect to Turtle Rock for protecting Mongolian great hero’s treasure since that time.
Date Time Itinerary Accommodation Day 1 11:00AM - 19:00PM Airport pick up Chinggis Khaan airport 19:00AM – 22:00PM Hotel Check-in & dinner Varies on menu Day 2 07:00AM - 10:00AM Breakfast 10:00AM – 12:30PM Go to Terelj National Park 13:00PM – 14:00PM Lunch Terelj Redrock 14:20PM – 17:00PM Yamaha Riding Academy safety riding training, arrival in Yamaha Adventure lodge Yamaha Adventure lodge 18:30PM – 19:30PM Dinner 20:00PM – 21:00PM Free time Day 3 08:00AM – 10:00AM Breakfast 10:00AM – 11:00AM Preparation for equipments, checking Yamaha Adventure lodge 11:00AM – 13:30PM Arrival at Princess's temple 14:30PM – 15:40PM Lunch, nearby camp 16:30PM – 19:00PM Arrival at Yamaha Adventure lodge 19:30PM – 20:30PM Dinner, rest Day 4 08:00AM – 09:00AM Breakfast 09:00AM – 10:00AM Preparation for equipments, checking Yamaha Adventure lodge 10:00PM – 13:00PM Arrival at 13th century camp 13:30PM – 14:30PM Lunch 14:30PM – 16:30PM Experience of 13th century Mongolian history 16:30PM – 19:30PM Arrival at Yamaha Adventure lodge 18:30PM – 20:00PM Dinner, rest Day 5 09:00AM – 10:00AM Breakfast 10:00AM – 12:00PM Arrival at UB city, Hotel check-in Varies on menu 13:00PM – 14:00PM Lunch UB city 15:00PM – 19:00PM Shopping, Local visits UB city 19:00PM – 20:00PM Dinner, rest UB city Day 6 Departure from UB city
Duration of tour 4-7 day /can be modified/ Difficulty of terrains Soft– intermediate Optional request Fishing, Wildlife photo shooting Safety training & Apparels Included Tour category Base camp – Checkpoint – Base camp Meal Authentic outdoor & Menu Group 3-6 person/3-6 Note This package is for experienced riders
Experience the thrill of helping fellow rider crossing the river. Apart from your daily habit and gadgets, adventure will lead you to unexpected journey, place where you’ve never been before.
Across the vast steppes riding through deep forest, crossing cold river can give you feeling of excitement and yet self confidence. At the end of long ride and thrilling day, imagine yourself sitting aside the campfire talking about how you passed through all the terrain difficulties and sharing your experience with friends.
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