CENTRAL AREA FLY-FISHING
|Interesting Sites:||Capital City Ulaanbaatar, Karakorum, Chuluut river|
|Available:||20 April - 15 June, 15 August - 1 October|
|Length of Tour:||10 nights / 11 days|
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Overnight in a hotel.
On the way to our fishing camp on the Chuluut River, stop at Karakorum for the night. Karakorum was. the. ancient capital of the Mongol Empire, established in 1220 and was used by Chinggis Khan as a supply point for the Mongol armies. The ruins of the city are now slowly disappearing back into the steppe, but the foundations of the buildings and palaces convey a sense of the grandeur of the ancient capital.
Early in the morning start the 280km drive to our fishing camp on the Chuluut River. The Chuluut River winds its way through a steep basalt gorge, and the area is perfect for fly-fishing and white-water rafting. Spend the afternoon fishing and overnight at the camp.
Day 4 - Day 8
Delight in a full five days of fishing and touring the local area. Camp each night by the rushing waters of the Chuluut.
Return by jeep to the tourist camp. Tour the Erdene-Zuu monastery, which is located northwest of the site of the imperial city and was built using materials and stones from the ruins of Karakorum. Construction of the monastery began in the 16th century and continued until the early 20th century. At one time the monastery complex held several temples and housed 1000 monks, but during the communist purges of the 1930s most of the temple buildings were destroyed and the monks sent into exile or killed. At present Erdene-Zuu is both a museum and a working monastery. Spend the day visiting the museum, monastery and doing some souvenir shopping. Overnight in the nearby ger camp.
Return to Ulaanbaatar. Visit the Zanabazar Fine Arts museum, which holds some of the greatest works of the renowned 17th century Buddhist sculptor. Tour the Museum of National History, making sure to see the dinosaur skeletons uncovered in the Gobi and the Golden Camel Museum section. Afterwards there will be time for cashmere and souvenir shopping. Overnight at hotel.
Depart from Ulaanbaatar.