Lakes tour

 

Group size Min 1-2, max 6 (big groups are available)
Duration  10 nights 11 Days
Total driving  1700 km
Meals 10 Breakfast, 11 Lunch, 10 Dinner
Accomodation Ger Camp
Activity

Horse riding, camel riding, visit nomadic family, See the Wild horses and some other wild animals and enjoying the nature .. Etc

This wonderful overland driving and horse trekking trip takes you to natural and cultural wonders in the Central Mongolia: the hidden pristine lake Terkh and the stunning Khorgo volcano, the legendary capital city Kharkhorin, Khogno Khaa and amazing 8 lakes. You’ll experience how landscape and cultural sightseeing blend easily in Mongolia - you will have the chance to visit families of nomads, remote Buddhist monasteries and to take part in horse-riding and hiking. There are also endless opportunities for photography.

Destination: Kharkhorin-Erdenezuu monasteryOrkhon waterfall | Eight lakesTsenkher hot springGreat white lakeUgii lake | Khugnu khaan Mountain- Semi desert GobiKhustai National Park 

 

Testimonials

  • TOSHIO MAKATO /Japan/

    Thank you so much for your kind helps to organize our trip to Mongolia. There was everything well scheduled out and the service was great. We are happy and will continue to pass that information on to other friends and we wish continuous success in future.

    TOSHIO MAKATO /Japan/ Customer Testimonails
  • JENNE. D /USA/

    Our Mongolian trip was really wonderful. We never forget the landscape, temples and in particularly the extraordinary hospitality of the Mongolian people in nomadic life. Everything was perfect. We had very good guide and drivers. Thanks!

    JENNE. D /USA/ Customer Testimonails
  • GIOVANNA AND PAOLO /Italy/

    We want to thank you for the very good organized trip in Mongolia and special thank to the driver and the guide. They were very nice people. Guide has a very good organizing sense and there were no problems at all on the journey. She managed everything very suveren and properly.

    GIOVANNA AND PAOLO /Italy/ Customer Testimonails

DETAILED ITINERARY-DAY BY DAY

Day 1 Kharkhorin

We’ll drive to Mongolian ancient capital, Kharakhorin, Chinggis Khaan's fabled city, was founded in 1220  in the Orkhon Valley, at the crossroads of the Silk Road. It was from there that the Mongol Empire was governed until Kubilai Khan moved it to Beijing. It served as the capital for 40 years. Following the move, and the subsequent collapse of the Mongolian empire, Karakorum was abandoned. Whatever was left was used to help build the glorious Erdene Zuu monastery in the 16th century. We’ll visit “Erdenezuu” temple museum and “Kharkhorin” museum which was opened just a couple of years ago.  The museum displayed a lot of things from the archeological dig.  We’ll stay in a family guesthouse. (L+D)

Day 2 Orkhon Waterful

We’ll drive to Waterfall, which is great place for taking photos and go hiking through the gorge and Orkhon valley.   Orkhon waterfalls formed 20.000 years ago after a unique combination of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. In the heart of summer, their flow is very important, but they can dry up during spring. It’s the Ulaan Tsutgalaan River, ”Red Confluence”, which forms these falls by flowing into the Orkhon River. Overnight in a ger camp. (B+L+D)

Day 3 Horse trekking to eight lake

We’ll start horse trekking to the amazing Eight Lakes area from the place called “ Buureg”. he area of Naiman Nuur, ”Eight lakes”, formed behind the volcanic eruptions that occurred all along the centuries. The park is 2400 metres (1,5 mile) above the sea level. An area of 11.500 hectares has been protected as a National Park since 1992. The eight lakes in question are lakes Shireet, the largest and the most beautiful, Khaliut, Bugat, Khaya, Khuis, Onon, Doroo and Bayan Uul. Two of the smallest lakes are completely dry, and the second largest lake, Khuis Nuur, is 90% dry. (Family or tent you can choose) (B+L+D)

Day 4-5 Horse trekking at the eight lakes

Horse riding at the Eight lakes. The place is very cool and there can be snowstorms in June or August. In the heart of Summer, temperatures rarely go until 20°C during the day. 400 to 500 millimetres (16 – 32 inches) of rain fall each year.

Inside the national park, we can see 50 species of birds, such as the black-throated loon, great cormorant, bar-headed goose, or whooper swan. (B+L+D)

Day 6 Tsenher hot spring

We’ll drive to Tsenkher hot spring.  You’ll be able relax taking natural hot bath in the hot spring water. In a pleasant verdant wooded area, some yurts camps with equipment and baths with a less hot temperature have been set up for the travellers, but also for the nomads and the inhabitants of Ulan Bator who are very keen on these baths. Tsenkher hot springs have healing properties notably on articular diseases and nervous system’s diseases. Composition: sodium carbonate, hydrocarbonate, sulfate, fluorite, hydrogen sulfide.  Stay at ger camp at Tsenkher hot spring.

Day 7-8 Great White Lake

We’ll drive to Great White Lake and Khorgo Volcano. Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National park was established to protect the spectacular mountain scenery and endangered species of fauna and flora. The area has extinct volcanoes, many beautiful lakes, a great number of animals and birds, and is definitely one of the best natural tourist attractions. Khorgo is a unique natural complex (2240 m), National Park surrounded by the Khangai Mountains, which is 3000 meters above the sea level. In the craters some of them are very tiny crystal- clears lakes. Overnight in a ger camp. (B+L+D)

Day 9 Kharkhorin & Erdenezuu monastery

Kharkhorin was built in 1235  by Ogodei Khaan , who was successor of Chingis Khaan. The foundations of Kharkhorin’s buildings are all underground and Erdene-Zuu Monastery was built near the ruins of ancient capital in 1585. We will visit the Erdenezuu monastery which contains valuable items that represents the Buddhist culture of Mongolia. Overnight in a ger camp. (B+L+D)

Day 10 Khugnu khan Mountain

We'll to drive to Mount Khogno Khaan Nature Reserve in the afternoon. On reaching the mountain after a couple of hours you will arrive at a nomadic family ger in front of this beautifully forested rocky mountain. The mountain is home to hundreds of birds, deer, and gazelle. You'll be able to ride camel and  go hiking around the area or to the small sand dunes nearby called " Elsen tasarkhai".  Overnight in a ger camp. (B+L+D)

Day 11 Khustai National Park & back to UB

Today we will drive back to UB. On the way having a lunch and  will visit to Khustai NP. There you would be able to see Prjevalskii horses (wild horses). Also you will visit little natural museum and hall of guests for short video about National Park in multi language. Enjoy small hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife. (B+L)

         Price includes:

  • Accommodation during the trip
  • Driver+4WD vehicle+petrol
  • English speaking tour guide/cook/
  • All meals (B+L+D)
  • Camel, horse riding with local guide
  • Bottled water supply for 1.5 liter p.p everyday
  • Entrance fees for the national parks and museum
  • Visa support & invitation letter

        Price excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Personal Items
  • Optional activity costs
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Accommodation in UB city
  • Travel & medical insurance
  • Tips for driver & guide

 

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