Gorkhi Terelj National Park
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
The Gorkhi-Terelj National Park ("stream-rhododendron" in Mongolian) is located approximately 70 km east of the capital city, Ulaanbaatar, at an altitude of 1,600 meters. The national park is part of the protected area of the Khentii Mountains.
This park is characterized by its lush and forested landscape, predominantly covered by larch trees. It is home to a diverse range of bird species, with approximately 250 different types of birds inhabiting the area. Additionally, the park provides habitat for majestic elk and bears, adding to the rich biodiversity found within its boundaries.
One of the most notable features of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park is its extraordinary rock formations, which have been intricately sculpted by erosion over time. Among these formations, the famous Turtle Rock stands out as a unique and iconic landmark. Its distinct shape resembles that of a giant turtle, adding a touch of mystique to the park's natural wonders.
The park's verdant valleys, crystal-clear streams, and serene meadows offer a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. Visitors can partake in a wide range of activities, including hiking, horseback riding, and camping, allowing them to immerse themselves fully in the park's captivating beauty.
In addition to its scenic landscapes, Gorkhi-Terelj National Park holds cultural significance as well. It is dotted with nomadic ger camps, where travelers can experience the traditional way of life of Mongolian herders and gain insights into their customs and traditions. This combination of natural splendor and cultural heritage creates a truly unique and enriching experience for visitors.
Whether exploring the breathtaking vistas, encountering wildlife, or engaging with the local nomadic communities, Gorkhi-Terelj National Park offers a captivating blend of natural wonders and cultural treasures. It is a sanctuary of tranquility and a gateway to the unspoiled beauty of the Mongolian wilderness.
Included in the following tours:
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Otgontenger mount in Zavkhan province