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 dune, Khustai national park and wild horses. Kharkhorin city, Orkhon waterfall, Khyatruun hot spring, lake Huis, Boorog valley, Tovkhon monastery, Elsen tasarkhai sand dune, Khustai national park and wild horses. 

 

  • Day 1/ Jul 02.   Ulaanbaatar

  • Day 2/ Jul 03.   Kharkhorin 

  • Day 3/ Jul 04.   Orkhon waterfall – Khyatruun hot spring

  • Day 4/Jul 05.    Khyatruun hot spring – Lake Khuis

  • Day 5/Jul 06.    Lake Khuis – Lake Shireet – Lake Khuis

  • Day 6/Jul 07.    Khuis Lake – Boorog valley

  • Day 7/Jul 08.    Boorog valley – Orkhon waterfall – Tuvkhun monastery

  • Day 8/ Jul 09.   Tuvkhun monastery – Elsen tasarkhai sand dune

  • Day 9/Jul 10.    Elsen tasarkhai sand dune – Khustai National Park - Ulaanbaatar

  • Day 10/Jul 11.  Departure

     

Day 1/ Jul 02.                             Ulaanbaatar

Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar, you will be greeted by your guide and driver. Transfer to a hotel. If time permits optional half or full day city sightseeing is available on request.

 

Day 2/ Jul 03.                             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/ Jul 04.                             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. Overnight stay in a tent. (B/L/D) 

 

Day 4/Jul 05.                             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. Upon arrival have lunch next to the hot spring and enjoy the beauty of wild nature. Continue riding to lake Khuis. Overnight stay in a Nomadic family. (B/L/D)  

                                                                                                                                           

Day 5/Jul 06.                             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. Overnight stay in a Nomadic family near lake Khuis. (B/L/D)

 

Day 6/Jul 07.                             Khuis Lake – Boorog valley

In the morning we leave the beautiful forestry slope to travel north to the Boorog valley. After a picnic lunch we will continue riding to the north and go over the Bodon pass. Overnight stay in a Ger camp in Boorog valley. (B/L/D)

 

Day 7/Jul 08.                             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 the ancient Tuvkhun Monastery is located. Horse riding takes approximately one hour in one way. Overnight stay in a Ger camp. (B/L/D)

 

 

 

Day 8/ Jul 09.                          Tuvkhun monastery – Elsen tasarkhai sand dune

After breakfast, drive to Elsen Tasarkhai, also known as Mini Gobi sand dunes due to its resemblance to Gobi Desert. Lunch at the camp next to the sand dune and visit Ovgon temple ruins in the afternoon. Visit a local family and experience a camel ride along the sand dunes. Overnight stay in a Ger camp. (B/L/D)

 

Day 9/Jul 10.                              Elsen tasarkhai sand dune – Khustai National Park - Ulaanbaatar

Enjoy 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 wild horses known as Przewalski Egus. Later in the afternoon, you will be transferred to Ulaanbaatar and then to your hotel. Overnight stay in a hotel. (B/L)

 

Day 10/ Jul 11.                         Departure

Transfer to the airport or train station for international departure.

TOUR AVAILABLE DATES:

Package price does not include accommodations in Ulaanbaatar

  • From 1248 USD per person

Tour date:

  •  Group 1: 02nd July – 11th July / 2020

Group size:

  •  Minimum 3pax
  •  Maximum 15pax

Single supplement in ger camp and tent:

  • Single supplement - 140 USD per person

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