On this tour you will have the chance to experience local family life style, hiking, camel and horseback riding climbing sand dunes, visiting temples and musuems, capture a glimpse of a wild horse and visit the ancient Mongolian capital and its museum.

accommodation:yes duration:8 days 7 nights tour distance:1600 group size:1-16 tour operator:Idre tour

Route

Ulaanbaatar- Kharkhorin (Erdene Zuu)- Orkhon waterfall(Orkhon valley)-Khuisiin naiman nuur (Khuis lake)- Shireet Lake- Buureg valley- Orkhon Valley- Tsenkher hot spring- Elsen Tasarkhai- Ulaanbaatar.

Activities

Horse trekking, Visiting nomadic family and camping, Visiting monastery and Museum, Camel riding.

Day 1 Kharkhorin and Erdene Zuu monastery
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.
Day 2 Orkhon waterfall ( Orkhon valley )
We’ll drive to waterfall “Orkhon”, which is great place for taking photos and go hiking through the gorge. We will meet our horse herder family and get prepared for the Horse trekking trip to Khuisiin naiman Nuur.
Day 3 Horse Trekking to Khuisiin Naiman Nuur
We will start our Horse trekking trip to Khuisiin Naiman Nuur(Navel Eight Lakes). The area of Khusiin Naiman Nuur, ”Eight lakes”, formed behind the volcanic eruptions that occurred all along the centuries. The park is 2400 metres (1,5 mile) above the sea level. An area of 11.500 hectares has been protected as a National Park since 1992. Today, We will see first lake Khuis lake and we will spend night in Khuis lake. (Approx. horse ride 30 km)
Day 4 Horse trekking to Shireet lake
Horse trekking to Shireet lake which is biggest and most beautifull lake. On the way we will see the other lakes. Naiman Nuur. The area of Khuisiin Naiman Nuur (Eight Lakes), which was created by volcanic eruptions centuries ago and 3,163 metres above sea level Khuisiin Naiman Nuur (Navel Eight Lakes) is located on over 2,400 meter above sea level. Stay overnights in tent. (Approx. horse ride 20 km)
Day 5 horse trekking to Buureg valley
We will Horse trekking back to Buureg valley. we will get to our tourist camp take shower and we will have real authentic Mongolian Barbecue is made the traditional way and taste the favorite beverage of the nomads – airag, fermented mare’s milk.
Day 6 Tsenkher Hot spring
We’ll drive to Tsenkher hot spring. This place is nice place for relaxing after horse trekking. You’ll be able relax taking natural hot bath in the hot spring water. Stay in (Tourist camp)
Day 7 Elsen tasarkhai ( Khugnu Khan mountain)
We will drive to Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes which are a semi-desert typed beautiful landscape with big sand dunes. We are going to have camel riding in here. After having dinner we can hike around the sand dunes. We can possibly see the sunset brilliantly in the area
DAY 8 ULAANBAATAR
We will drive to Ulaanbaatar.

PLEASE NOTE:

The difference between comfortable tour and budget tour relates primarily to the accommodation type. Within a budget tour all accommodation will be with a nomadic family in their Ger. While a comfortable tour includes accommodation at Ger camps which are similar to a 3-4 star hotel standard. Finally the Mid-Range tour mixes Comfortable and Budget, where you will stay some nights in the traditional Ger with a nomadic family and others in a Ger camp.

All price are per person per day

Tour type/number of people 2 pax 3 pax 4-6 pax 6-8 pax 8-10 pax 10-12 pax
Budget $109 $99 $79 $89 $79 $89
Mid-range $141 $131 $121 $121 $121 $121
Comfortable $166 $156 $146 $146 $146 $146
  • Driver + 4WD vehicle + Gas
  • English speaking tour guide/cook
  • National park entrance fee
  • Camel riding for an hour or longer regarding on guest’s request
  • Horse trekking
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 1.5L drinking water a day per person
  • All meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Accommodation in UB
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal items
  • Tips for the driver and the guide
  • Alcohol drinks