Detailed Tours Description
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 visit 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
We will have dinner at a local restaurant.
(Hotel, L, D)
After breakfast at our hotel restaurant 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.
(Ger Camp, B, L, D)
We will leave Kharkhorin behind us and drive up the
valley along the Orkhon River. In the late morning we will reach a green,
with forest covered mountainous area. Here we will leave our jeeps and hike
until the Orkhon Waterfalls. At the end of the day we will meet our vehicles
that will bring us to Khorgo Khurem where we will spend the night in tents.
(Tented Camp, B, L, D)
4th until 12th day
Today we will start our nine days trek through the
Khangai Mountain. Here we will leave our vehicles and load our gear and
food on pack horses.
We will first hike 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 trekking
to Shireet Lake. The largest of the eight lakes, Shireet Lake is the most
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 walked down along the Baruun River we
will turn left and hike along the Suv River stream upwards.
At the source of the Suv River we will trek through
the pass to reach Khug River. From here we will trek to the Erkhet Khairgan
Mountain. This mountain with its peak reaching 3535 meters is the second
highest mountain of the Khangai. We will climb the mountain end enjoy de
wonderful views from the peak.
We will descend the mountain into the direction of
the Tamch River. We will walk 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)
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
(Ger Camp, B, L, D).
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)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure
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
Please contact us for the updated prices. We offer special discount prices for off season tours.
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