Horse riding around Eight Lakes
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Horse riding around Eight Lakes

10 Days
9 Nights
1 - 11 travelers
June 1st, 2024 - September 30th, 2024

Tour Overview

Eight Lakes National Park, located at the edge of a historic Orkhon Valley is the ideal place for anyone looking for adventurous horse rides or a trek. Taking place far from major civilized settlements, tours in this area will offer you a glimpse at truly untouched landscapes only inhabited by a handful of nomadic families who live here in harmony with nature.

Tour available dates

2023-06-01 - 2023-09-30

2024-06-01 - 2024-09-30

Tour Highlights

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

Tour Itinerary

    Day 1. - Ulaanbaatar

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

    Day 2. - Kharkhorin

    After breakfast, we will drive to the town of Kharkhorin, where the ancient capital of Mongol Empire, Karakorum was located. Upon arrival, 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. - 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 tallest waterfall in the country. Have lunch with a Nomadic family and start horse riding to the bottom of the mountain where Khyatruun hot spring is located. Overnight stay in a tent. (B/L/D)

    Day 4. - 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. Overnight stay in a Nomadic family. (B/L/D)

    Day 5. - 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 little 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. - 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. - 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 approximately one hour in one way. Overnight stay in a Ger camp. (B/L/D)

    Day 8. - Tuvkhun monastery – Elsen tasarkhai sand dune

    After breakfast, drive to Elsen Tasarkhai. It is known as mini-dune due to its Gobi-like appearance. Have lunch at the camp next to the sand dune and visit Ovgon temple in the afternoon. Enjoy spectacular sunset over the golden sand dunes. Overnight stay in a Ger camp. (B/L/D)

    Day 9. - 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, return to Ulaanbaatar and check-in to hotel. Overnight stay in a hotel. (B/L)

    Day 10. - Departure

    Transfer to the airport or train station for international departure.

Horse riding around Eight Lakes
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