This stunning national park is one of the closest nature preserves to the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. As such, it attracts as many locals in search of a weekend away from urban landscapes as it does travelers in search of epic Mongolian landscapes. The third-largest park in the country, Gorkhi-Terelj is dotted with luxury camps, thick forests, rocky landmasses and stunning trails.
Visitors can opt for a variety of activities during a day or weekend visit, included horse back riding (the most traditional way to see the sites), mountain biking, camping and hiking. Whether it’s a quick escape from the city, or a weekend spent in a traditional ger, living like the locals, a visit to Gorkhi-Terelj National Park is the perfect way to experience rural Mongolia.
A bus to the park departs from Ulaanbaatar on the south side of Peace Avenue near Narantuul Hotel. It departs at noon and takes 2.5 hours to arrive at Terelj Village. The road between the city and Gorkhi-Terelj is paved and also accessible by private car. The cost is approximately 2500 MNT per person. Entrance to the park is 3000 MNT.