Otgontenger trekking

Otgontenger is the highest peak of Khangai Mountain Range which is 4021 meters above sea level. Also it is sacred Holy Mountain by locals and by estate.  

Route:

Ulaanbaatar - Khangai Mountain Range – Khar Lake - Khyar Bor Sand Dunes

Duration:

14 nights / 15 days 

Price From:

US$ ***

Region:

Western and Central Mongolia  

Tour highlights:

Khangai Mountain Range – Otgontenger Peak – Khar Lake – Khyar Bor Sand Dunes

Mongolia has many unique and gorgeous sites. We will provide you many opportunities to experience nomadic people, wonders, natural sites and culture of Mongolia on this unique trip to this unique land. Mongolia has 4 high mountain ranges. Khangai Mountain Range is the second highest mountain range in Mongolia where we will do trekking during this trip. The highest peak of Khangai Mountain Range is Otgontenger which is 4021 meters above sea level.

  • Day 1. Ulaanbaatar (B/L/D)
  • Day 2. Fly to Uliastai town/Bogd River (B/L/D)
  • Day 3. Otgontenger Mountain (B/L/D)
  • Day 4. Trekking day (B/L/D)
  • Day 5. Trekking day (B/L/D)
  • Day 6. Trekking day (B/L/D)
  • Day 7. Reserve day (B/L/D)
  • Day 8. Uliastai town (B/L/D)
  • Day 9. Khyar Bor Sand Dunes (B/L/D)
  • Day 10. Trekking around Khyar Bor Sand Dunes (B/L/D)
  • Day 11. Khar Lake (B/L/D)
  • Day 12. Trekking around Khar Lake (B/L/D)
  • Day 13. Back to Uliastai town (B/L/D)
  • Day 14. Fly back to Ulaanbaatar (B/L/D)
  • Day 15. Departure (B)

Day 1. Ulaanbaatar. (B/L/D)

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to selected hotel. After lunch, take city tour including Sukhbaatar Square, National History Museum and then visit Zaisan Hill War Memorial to get your bearings with a panoramic view of the whole city. Enjoy traditional concert and have a dinner.
Overnight at selected hotel

Day 2. Fly to Uliastai town/Bogd River (B/L/D)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take a flight* to Uliastai town, a center of Zavkhan province. Meet with our driver. Visit Javkhlant hill, white stupa of 9 Saint. Drive to Bogd River
Overnight at tent

Day 3. Otgontenger Mountain (B/L/D)

Drive to Otgontenger Mountain (80 km driving for 4-5 hours). Arrive at hot spring resort and have lunch at resort. In the afternoon, start trekking to the Mountain.

Overnight at tent

Day 4. Trekking day (B/L/D)

Trek to the mountain see picturesque scenery of Khangai Range. Otgontenger is the highest peak of the Khangai Mountain Range. In the evening prepare for the climbing.
Overnight at tent

Day 5. Trekking day (B/L/D)

Ascend to Otgontenger peak. Arrive in Badarkhundaga Lake. Badarhundaga spectacular lake is located in front of the mountain Otgontenger Mountain, little bit lower location from snow caped peak. The lake is 300-400 m long wide.
Overnight at tent

Day 6. Trekking day (B/L/D)

Climb to the snow peak high 4021 m above sea level. Return to base camp.
Overnight at tent

Day 7. Reserve day (B/L/D)

Reserve day for climb and relax. Visit nomad family and you can see nomadic lifestyle and daily activity (If you want, we can do trekking to another mountain).
Overnight at tent

Day 8. Uliastai town (B/L/D)

Drive back to Uliastai town and in the arrive in Uliastai and have relax at local hotel. If we have time, we will visit local market.
Overnight at local hotel in Uliastai

Day 9. Khyar Bor Sand Dunes (B/L/D)

Drive to Khyar Bor sand dunes, is in the remote western part of Zavkhan, and is difficult to reach. The scenery is fascinating place. Today the landscape will be totally different from previous days.
Overnight at tent

Day 10. Trekking around Khyar Bor Sand Dunes (B/L/D)

Today we will dedicate whole day for trekking around Seruun Bulag and sand dunes.
Overnight at tent

Day 11. Khar Lake (B/L/D)

Drive to Khar Lake passing through Senjit Khad which is really beautiful place.
Overnight at tent

Day 12. Trekking around Khar Lake (B/L/D)

Today we will do easy trekking around the lake and enjoy with bath in the lake.
Overnight at tent

Day 13. Back to Uliastai town (B/L/D)

Return to Uliastai town and in the afternoon visit local museum. Enjoy free afternoon in Uliastai town
Overnight at local hotel in Uliastai

Day 14. Fly back to Ulaanbaatar (B/L/D)

Fly back to Ulaanbaatar and transfer to hotel. Have lunch and free afternoon for your leisure time and shopping.
Overnight at selected hotel

Day 15. Departure (B)

After breakfast transfer to the airport or train station for your international departure

Tour available dates:

01 June – 15 October

Include:

  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • English speaking guide at all times.
  • In the countryside all lodging will be in ger camps.
  • All meals are provided as stated in the itinerary.
  • Ground transportation: in the countryside by a chauffeur driven 4WD jeep, bus in the city area.
  • Park entrance fees
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • 1 liter of drinking water per day per person

 Exclude:

  • 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 fees
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses such as IDD call, internet, laundry, items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to local guides and drivers
  • Airfare or train ticket
  • Airport taxes, excess baggage charges (over 44pound / 20kilo)
  • Changes of arrival/departure flights
  • Additional services
  • Any charges of major force beyond our control (e.g. imposition, 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
  • day pack
  • head lamp/flashlight
  • spare batteries/bulb
  • personal medications
  • hiking boots/shoes
  • rain jacket with hood
  • fleece jacket or wool jumper
  • cotton t-shirts
  • long sleeve shirts
  • lightweight trousers
  • shorts
  • warm hat
  • socks
  • underwear
  • sun hat
  • sandals
  • sun glasses
  • sun cream
  • spare glasses
  • insect repellent
  • plastic bags
  • binoculars/camera
  • wet tissues
  • watch/ alarm clock
  • money belt/ pouch
  • insurance confirmation copy
  • emergency contact number