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Detailed Tours Description


1st day

Upon arrival at the airport we will be welcomed by our guide. He will bring us to our comfortable, centrally located hotel.

In the afternoon we will stroll around Ulaanbaatar. We will visit the Natural and the Historical Museums.

We will stop at the Gandantegchinlen Monastery. It is the largest and most important monastery of Mongolia. We will scroll through the different monasteries and see the magnificent statue of Migjid Janraisig, an 82-food high statue gilded in gold and covered with silk cloths.

We will have dinner at a local restaurant.

(Hotel, L, D)

2nd day

In the morning we leave for Khustai Nuruu National Park located about 100 km southwest from Ulaanbaatar. It was established in 1993 and protects today the Takhi, the Mongolian's wild horses, also known as the Przewalski horses.

After lunch we will hike in the area and see the wild horses. Overnight in a tented camp.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

3rd day

After breakfast we will head for Kharkhorin (also called Karakorum), site of the 13th century capital of the Mongolian Empire created by Chinggis Khaan. Very little is left from this legendary city. In the 16th century, Mongolia's biggest Monastery was build from the ruins of Kharkhorin. Now Erdene Zuu Monastery are the remains of what once was a huge monastery of 100 temples and about 1.000 lamas residencing there.

We will explore the grounds of Erdene Zuu Monastery surrounded by its massive 400 m X 400 m walls. We will be guided around the 3 remaining temples: Dalai Lama, Zuu of Buddha and Lavrin Temple. We will also see the Turtle Rock and the Phallic Rock.

After having visited the area we will set off further westwards. In the evening we will meet our horsemen and our horses.

Being 1.40 meter high the horses are often taken by Europeans as ponies. Their height is deceiving; they are renowned for their strength, speed and dexterity.

We will put up our camp next to the wranglers' family ger. Our guide - translator will help us to forge contact with the local population.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

4th day

Today we will set off for a nine-day horseback riding trip in the mountainous area of the Khangai. Here we will leave our vehicles and load our gear and food on pack horses.

The horsemen will be responsible for the horses and, being from the region, they will be our guides. On the way we will visit many gers and experience the nomadic life of Central Asia. Our translator will help us to forge contact with the local population.

We will start our horseback riding expedition from close to Burd village. We will ride the Jarantai River stream upwards. This river flows through one of the open fertile valleys of central Mongolia. The region is called the 'Mongolian Switzerland' for its beautiful nature. It offers a rare combination of grasslands, mountains, forests and rivers. Later we ride through the Oliin Davaa Pass and its forested area. En Route we will pass by many nomad families.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

5th and 6th day

Today we will reach the Orkhon Valley where the Orkhon River flows. We will ride through a green, with forest covered mountainous area. At the end of the 6th day we will reach the Orkhon Waterfalls.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

7th until 12th day

We will leave the Orkhon Waterfalls and trek stream upwards along the Bituu River until we go through a pass that leads us to the Eight Lakes valley. This totally remote area was created by volcanic activities. It is locked between several extinct volcanoes and high mountain peaks. As it name says, the valley shelters a large number of small lakes, all interconnected by rivers. The lakes are supplied with fresh water running from the mountains.

The first lake we will reach is Khuis Lake. This lake is dotted with a large rock island. From there we will continue riding to Shireet Lake. The largest of the eight lakes, Shireet Lake is the most picturesque.

We will leave the Eight Lakes valley for the Baruun River. We will trek through a pass from where we'll enjoy stunning views of the volcano craters and the picturesque eight lakes.

The Baruun River valley is forested and rocky. In parts it flows through canyons. On the way along the river we will enjoy the sound of streams and birdsong.

After having ridden down the Baruun River we will turn left and ride along the Suv River stream upwards.

At the source of the Suv River we will cross the pass to reach. From here we will go riding on to the Erkhet Khairgan Mountain. This mountain with its peak reaching 3535 meters is the second highest mountain of the Khangai.

From the Erkhet Khairgan Mountain we will ride to the Tamch River. We will move stream downwards and take the road that will lead us to the Uliastai River. We will walk along the Uliastai River until we will reach the Orkhon River where we will meet our vehicles.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

13th day

After a good rest will drive to Khogno Khan Mountains. Khogno Khan Mountains is an impressive massif in the open steppes. Not far from here runs the Tasarkhai Els, a 100 km long sand dune.

End the afternoon we will hike in the region of Khogno Khan Mountains, walk up the mountain and enjoy the incredible view over the plains, the sand dune and grasslands. We will also visit the nice little Uvgun Monastery.

(Ger Camp, B, L, D).

14th day

After breakfast at our ger camp we will leave this beautiful spot for Ulaanbaatar. In the afternoon we will have some free time to explore Ulaanbaatar and to shop for souvenirs.

For our last evening we will have a fare well dinner at one of the city's best restaurant.

(Hotel, B, D)

15th day

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure

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We offer 3 different price categories for our tours:

  • Budget Trips: tented camp, cook, food, guide, Russian mini van

  • Normal Trips: ger camp stay with food, guide, Russian mini van

  • Luxury Trips: ger camp stay with food, guide, Japanese jeep

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