11 Aug - 13 Aug 2012 Ulaanbaatar

East Asia
Chingeltei District
Mongolian Steppe Guest House +97699023771 steppeinmongolia@yahoo.com
Clean and modern double room in a serviced apartment, with self-catering kitchen and  excellent wifi, for US$ 20.- per night.

Click below for an interactive road map of the Mongolian Steppe Guest House in Ulaanbaatar, which we would recommend, and for directions:

Going on an day trip to the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park (public bus from the bus stop on Peace Avenue to Terelj: 58 km, 2 ¼ hours, MNT 2,200.- or US$ 1.60 per person) and hiking from the distinctive Turtle Rock aka Melkhii Khad to the remote Buddhist Aryapala Monastery (admission: MNT 2,000.- per alien).

Hiring a chauffeured Toyota 4x4 Hilux Surf from Eiggy’s Mongolian Steppe Guest House +97699023771 (US$ 60.- per day plus MNT 160,000.- or US$ 118.- for 100 litres of petrol) and exploring, over the following three days and 800 km, Central Mongolia’s Orkhon Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and (i) the centre of the Mongol Empire, (ii) the centre of the Uighur Empire, and (iii) the birthplace of Mongolian Buddhism; many thanks, Gochoo, for your wild ChinggisKhaan-like but safe driving.

"Sie ritten um die Wette mit dem Steppenwind,
Tausend Mann,
Und einer ritt voran, dem folgten alle blind:
Dschingis Khan.
Die Hufe ihrer Pferde, die peitschten im Sand,
Sie trugen Angst und Schrecken in jedes Land.
Und weder Blitz noch Donner hielt sie auf.
Dschingis Khan, Dschingis Khan.

Lasst noch Wodka holen,
Denn wir sind Mongolen, 
Und der Teufel kriegt uns frueh genug..."

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