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Central part of Mongolia


Guesthouse, Nomadic family ger, tents

Tour to the Eight lakes & Great White Lake for 11 days

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.

Accomodation YES
Duration 11 days, 10 nights
Group Size 1-5
Tour Distance 1600kms by car, 60 kms by horse
Tour Operator Idre tour


Route:  Kharkhorin -Waterfall- 8 lakes- Tsenkher-Great White Lake-Ugii lake-Khogno Khaan-UB

Activities:  Horse riding for 3 days, hiking, visiting nomadic families

Availability: .From May to end of September

Price:  All prices are per day













Note: Difference between comfortable and budget is the accommodation.  Budget tour includes stay in nomadic family ger, comfortable tour includes stay at Ger camps which are a kind of 3*hotel standard.

Day 1

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. Nearby, Turkish monuments and rock inscriptions erected in 8-9th centuries in memory of outstanding fighters for independence. 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.

Day 2

We’ll drive to Waterfall, which is great place for taking photos and go hiking through the gorge and Orkhon valley.  We’ll stay in a family ger.

Day 3

We’ll start horse trekking to the amazing Eight Lakes area from the place called “ Buureg”

Day 4

Horse riding at the Eight lakes

Day 5 

We’ll come back from the horseback riding at Buureg

Day 6

We’ll drive to Tsenkher hot spring.  You’ll be able relax taking natural hot bath in the hot spring water.  Stay at ger camp at Tsenkher hot spring.

Day 7 

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. The Khorgo crater, situated at an altitude of 2.210 meters with a diameter of 20 meters and depth of 70 to 80 meters, is the most stunning.

Day 8

We’ll go hiking to the Khorgo Volcano for a day.

Day 9

We’ll drive to the Lake Ugii where you can enjoy some hiking.  Also Ugii lake is famous for its fishing.  On the way, we’ll take a break at an interesting huge rock called “Taikhar” in the steppe.

Day 10

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 go hiking around the area or to the small sand dunes nearby called " Elsen tasarkhai".  Spend the night in a family ger.

Day 11 

We’ll drive back to UB.

Please click here for Tour booking terms and conditions.

  • Transportation with fuel
  • Guide/cook/
  • Entrance fee for the National park
  • Accommodation at nomadic family ger
  • Full board
  • 1.5L of drinking water per person a day
  • Horseback riding riding for 3 days 
  • One night in a private room or 2 nights in a dorm room in the hostel before/after the tour
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Price for showers you might take along the way
  • Personal toileries
  • Tips for drivers & guides