Horseback Riding to the Eight Lakes Central Mongolia, 9 Days
Extend your adventure in Mongolia
Recommended Days: 9days / 8nights
Recommended Activities: Experiencing Unique Nomadic Tradition/ Long Distance Horseback Riding (80kms one way)/Hiking/Camel Riding
Transport Type: by Russian Van (4WD)
Total Driving km: 1300kms
Tour Date: Depart daily
Day 1. Welcome to meet our Team / Travel to Semi-Desert / Camel Riding Today, we’ll have a full day trip driving to Semi-Desert, a unique combination of Gobi sand dunes, and beautiful mountains. We will have an opportunity to ride Camels in the steppe area. Overnight will stay with nomadic family in Ger.
Day 2. Excursion in the Museum of Erdene Zuu Monastery / Travel to Waterfall We start our trip to Kharkhorin, the ancient Capital of Great Mongolian Empire in the 13th century, Kharkhorin was established in the valley of the Orkhon River in 1220. We visit Erdene Zuu Monastery was built in 1586 and is surrounded by beautiful white walls with 108 Stupas. After sightseeing, we continue our trip drive to the Orkhon Waterfall. The waterfall was formed by a unique combination of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes about twenty thousand years ago. Surround by high mountain peaks with green forest. Overnight will stay with nomadic family in Ger.
Day 3. Orkhon Waterfall / Start Horse Trek In the morning you will meet your horse for the first time. You will be briefed by the guides about the horses, the rules, the riding and sightseeing opportunities in the area. A whole day we will ride our horses through the high mountains of Khangai Range. On the way, we will have the opportunity to visit a nomadic family to experience the way of life of the nomadic family. Around noon, we will make a short stop for a picnic near one of the rivers. After some hours in the saddles, we will end up and spend our night an open-air in a tent.
Day 4. Eight Lakes / Lake Khuis The trails lead us to the Eight Lakes valley. This remote area was created by volcanic activities. It is locked between several extinct volcanoes and high mountains peaks. Legend says, valley shelters a large number of small lakes, all interconnected in the ground by rivers. The lakes are supplied with fresh water running from the mountains. The first lake will reach Khuis Lake. Overnight will stay with nomadic family.
Day 5. The road to Lake Shireet Further into the local protected area to reach to Lake Shireet Nuur, it’s one of the largest of Eight Lakes. You will have time to explore the area of 8 Lakes. Overnight will spend an open-air in a tent.
Day 6,7. Horseback Riding to the Orkhon Waterfall Today, we will ride backward to Waterfall from the 8 Lakes. After 7hrs we will reach the place where we will stay for the night and relaxing after the riding trip. Overnight will stay at a tourist camp in Ger.
Day 8. Khogno Khan Mountain Today, we will have a day trip and the first day dedicated to relaxing and sightseeing around “Khogno Khan” mountain area, a unique combination of Gobi sand dunes and beautiful mountains. We will have an opportunity to walking around and explore the area. Overnight will stay with nomadic family in Ger.
Day 9. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar After breakfast we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar, on the way enjoy our lunch and ending our journey.
The tour price includes the following services
• Accommodation during the trip
• Driver + 4WD Vehicle + All Petrol
• English speaking Tour Guide
• Our own cooking meals for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
• Catering for Vegetarian Food (on your request)
• Mongolian Barbeque Grilled with Super Hot Stones
• Water during the safari trip
• All entrance fees & Sightseeing as listed in the itinerary
• National Park fees
• Long Distance Horse Trek with Local Guide
• Packing Horses
• Camping equipment
• Portable Camping Shower
The tour price exclusive the following services
• International Airfare & Train tickets
• Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
• Tips & Gratuities
• Personal expenses
• Optional activities & additional costs
• Soft drink & Sweet bars (available to purchase)
• Toiletry (toilet paper, wet tissue)
• Travel & Medical Insurance
• Vaccination charges
• Goes to SOUTHERN PART
• Goes to NORTHERN PART
• Goes to WESTERN PART
• Goes to EASTERN PART
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.