Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, Ulaanbaatar

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Explore a serene natural haven composed of wooded steppes and mountains at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. At an altitude of 1,600 m (5,250 ft) above sea level, the strictly protected park shelters 250 species of birds and many forest animals, such as bears and elks. Take a guided hike near rivers and rocky formations to explore the picturesque scenery, dotted with wildflowers in warmer weather. Some of the most notable attractions include a monastery with a panoramic view of the valley, interesting rock formations, and yurt camps. Put Gorkhi-Terelj National Park into our Ulaanbaatar road trip planning tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • An hour's drive from the capital is this national park. We stayed two nights in a yurt, which is owned by Tiara Tours. It is very small and the views are wonderful. We drove there horse and took a walk to Turtle Rock and a temple near there. A pity that the area actually too full built holiday cottages that actually look out of place in this area and at night it is not really dark lake. But a unique experience.
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  • Went twice in a week. One was over a weekend which was freer. Lots of places to visit and especially good for photography. The other was to go horse riding, a day trip. Fantastic experience, the guide...  more »
  • It's not far from Ulaan Baatar, so if possible, go to this place, and try the horse ride. It was fantastic experience.  more »
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  • This is one of the most popular tourist destinations/national park for people visiting Mongolia. Prior to leaving the country, it is a must see for absolutely everyone. The trees, the rivers, the lakes, the skies, the wildlife. All serve as representatives of the beauty that Mongolia has to offer.
  • Although this park had great reviews and is the closest large park to Ulaanbaatar, we did not find it as scenic or eventful as expected. We spent 2 nights near the Terelj village and spent one morning hiking and one afternoon on horseback. The park probably would be better if we went on one of the longe, multi day hikes but that didn’t work with our schedule. If you have limited time, there are more interesting parks to see in central Mongolia!
  • It’s only a short drive from Ulaanbaatar and it is bloody worth it! This national park is absolutely spectacular with no shortage of activities. We loved going fishing along the rivers, hiking, exploring temples as well as horse back riding along the amazing and never ending landscapes. Do yourself a favour, and go!
  • Beautiful landscape, perfect for a one or two day trip from ulan baatar. We have done horse riding which was great fun even if haven't done it before. Sleeping in a ger was a awesome experience as well. The big stainless steel statue is a must see.
  • Tranquil and quiet, good camping ground just outside ulaanbaatar, spend sometime there to get feel of the wilderness just two hours from the capital.
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