Gorkhi-Terelj National Park is the nearest National parks of Mongolia. The Terelj tourist zone has a number of “tourist camps”. It is connected with Ulaanbaatar by a paved road. That’s why this area is popular for short time visitors and transit tourists staying in Ulaanbaatar. The Terelj settlement is located in the valley of the Terelj River, approximately 66 km from the city center.
A small southern portion of the park is developed for tourists, with restaurants, souvenir shops, horses and camels for rent, and tourist ger camps. The park has a Buddhist meditation monastery that is open to every visitors.
The park has many rock formations for rock climbers, and includes two famous formations named for things they resemble: Turtle shaped and the Old Man Reading a Book shaped rocks. And the area is convenient for half day horse riding, trekking or just to stay in the nature. Also, the Terelj can be the good extension trip attached other tours in Mongolia.