Horse riding around Eight Lakes

Route:

Kharkhorin city, Orkhon waterfall, Khyatruun hot spring, Lake Huis, Boorog valley, Tovkhon monastery, Elsen tasarkhai sand dunes, Khustai National Park and wild horses.

Duration:

9 nights /10 Days

Price From:

US$ 1498

Region:

Central Mongolia

Tour highlights:

Kharkhorin city, Orkhon waterfall, Khyatruun hot spring, Lake Huis, Boorog valley, Tovkhon monastery, Elsen tasarkhai sand dunes, Khustai National Park and wild horses

  • Day 1/ Aug 09. Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 2/ Aug 10. Kharkhorin (L/D).
  • Day 3/ Aug 11. Orkhon waterfall – Khyatruun hot spring (B/L/D). 
  • Day 4/Aug 12. Khyatruun hot spring – Lake Khuis (B/L/D).  
  • Day 5/Aug 13. Lake Khuis – Lake Shireet – Lake Khuis (B/L/D)
  • Day 6/Aug 14. Khuis Lake – Boorog valley (B/L/D).
  • Day 7/Aug 15. Boorog valley – Orkhon waterfall – Tuvkhun monastery (B/L/D).
  • Day 8/ Aug 16. Tuvkhun monastery – Elsen tasarkhai sand dunes (BLD).
  • Day 9/Aug 17. Elsen tasarkhai sand dunes – Khustai National Park - Ulaanbaatar (B/L/D).
  • Day 10/Aug 18. Departure

Day 1/ Aug 09. Ulaanbaatar

Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar, you will be greeted by your guide and driver, and transferred to your hotel. Optional half- or all-day city tours are available.

Day 2/ Aug 10. Kharkhorin 

After breakfast, we will drive to the ancient capital city Karakorum. Upon arrival in Karakorum, check in to the Ger camp and enjoy the tour around Erdenezuu monastery and Karakorum museum in the afternoon. Spend the night in a Ger camp (L/D).

Day 3/ Aug 11.  Orkhon waterfall – Khyatruun hot spring

After a relaxing morning at the camp, we will drive to the Orkhon Waterfall. The waterfall was formed by a unique combination of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes about 20,000 years ago .The falls are most impressive after a heavy rain. The Orkhon Waterfall is the biggest waterfall of Mongolia. Lunch at the Nomadic family and start riding a horse to the bottom of the mountain where Khyatruun Hot Spring is located. Stay overnight in a Tent (B/L/D). 

Day 4/Aug 12. Khyatruun hot spring – Lake Khuis

After a relaxing morning at the camping spot, we will continue riding a horse to the higher part of the mountain to reach Khyatruun Hot Spring and upon arrival have lunch next to the Hot Spring and enjoy the beauty of wild nature. Continue riding to Lake Khuis. Stay overnight in a Nomadic family (B/L/D).  

Day 5/Aug 13. Lake Khuis – Lake Shireet – Lake Khuis

We’ll start our trekking early in the morning after a sumptuous breakfast. Today we will ride about 18 km. First, we continue riding through a densely forested area where many wild berries grow and reach Lake Shireet. This part of the ride is pretty strenuous. We’ll follow a horse path through the forest. After a picnic-lunch between the lakes, we continue our riding back to Lake Khuis (Navel) after crossing several streams. Dinner and Ger camp overnight in a Nomadic family near Lake Khuis (B/L/D)

Day 6/Aug 14. Khuis Lake – Boorog valley

In the morning we leave the beautiful forestry slope to travel north to the Buureg Valley. After a picnic lunch we will continue riding to the north and go over the Bodon Pass .We will have dinner and stay overnight in a Ger camp in Boorog Valley (B/L/D).

Day 7/Aug 15. Boorog valley – Orkhon waterfall – Tuvkhun monastery

After early morning breakfast, continue riding to Orkhon Waterfall. Upon arrival meet drivers and start driving to Tuvkhun Monastery. Check in to the Ger camp and have lunch. In the afternoon, ride a horse to the mountain called Shiveet Ulaan where beautiful Tuvkhun Monastery is located. Horse riding takes approx. one hour one way. Overnight stay in a Ger camp (B/L/D).

Day 8/ Aug 16. Tuvkhun monastery – Elsen tasarkhai sand dunes

After breakfast, drive to Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes that is been called as a part of Gobi desert. Lunch at the camp next to the Sand Dunes and visit Ovgon Monastery in the afternoon. Enjoy spectacular sunset over the golden sand dunes. Overnight stay in a Ger camp (BLD).

Day 9/Aug 17. Elsen tasarkhai sand dunes – Khustai National Park - Ulaanbaatar

Enjoy delicious breakfast in the morning and start driving to Khustai National Park. After having lunch at the camp in the park, we will drive deep into the National reserve to see re-introduced Thakhi wild horses known as Prejivalsky Egus. Later in the afternoon, you will be transferred to Ulaanbaatar and then to the hotel. Overnight stay in a hotel (B/L/D).

Day 10/Aug 18. Departure

Transfer to the airport or train station for international departure.

Tour date:

    Group 1: 09th Aug – 18th Aug / 2018

Tour includes:      

  • Transfers on arrival and departure
  • English speaking guide at all times
  • All other lodging will be in Ger camps, tents and Nomadic family
  • Meals are provided as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Ground transportation by chauffeured 4WD Jeep or Minivan
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • 1L of drinking water every day per person
  • Horses for riding and yaks for luggage
  • Tents and mattresses

Package price DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Sleeping bag for a tent night, accommodation in a hotel or hostel in Ulaanbaatar, hotel extras, such as telephone calls, bar bills and laundry services, travel insurance, medical insurance, visa application fee, alcoholic beverages, personal expenses such as items of a personal nature, gratuity to local guides and drivers, international airfare or train tickets, airport taxes, excess baggage charges (over than 33pounds/ 15kilo including hand baggage),  changes of arrival/departures of flight, additional services, any charges of force majeure beyond our control (e.g. imposition of quarantine restrictions, etc.),, optional excursions unless stated in your itinerary, etc. 

This is a suggested packing list, which you should feel free to adjust to suit your needs. Please refer to our travel guide for more detailed information.

  • backpack or soft bag
  • waterproof bag cover
  • day pack
  • head lamp/flashlight
  • spare batteries/bulb
  • personal medications
  • waterproof hiking boots
  • waterproof jacket with hood
  • waterproof over pants
  • fleece jacket or wool jumper
  • cotton t-shirts
  • long sleeve shirts
  • lightweight trousers
  • shorts
  • socks
  • underwear
  • sun hat
  • sandals
  • sun glasses
  • sun cream
  • insect repellent
  • resealing (Ziploc) plastic bags
  • binoculars/camera
  • watch/ alarm clock
  • money belt/ pouch
  • insurance confirmation copy
  • emergency contact number