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8 lakes, Orkhon valley, nomadic tradition of Mongolia 9 days

Private and Joint Group tour

Tour has Terelj, Hustai National parks and Orkhon valley. 2 days horse trek through 8 lakes natural park. Relax in Tsenher hot spring. Those areas have lots of nomadic family and Mongolian main animals of a horse, cattle, sheep, goat and few camels. So you will visit nomadic families during a tour. Tour has 1735 km drive road. 

Brief itinerary

  • Day 1 Terelj NP
  • Day 2 Hustai NP
  • Day 3 Kharhorin – Erdenezuu temple, history museum 
  • Day 4    8 lakes base camp
  • Day 5 Horse trek to Shireet lake. nomadic family visit
  • Day 6 Horse trek to other lakes and nomadic family in a                          mountain valley
  • Day 7 Tsutgalan waterfall visit and Tsenher hot spring
  • Day 8 Tsetserleg town ethnic museum, Elsen tasarhai – semi Gobi desert
  • Day 9 Ulaanbaatar

Detailed itinerary

Day 1 Terelj National Park 

Morning, driver and guide will pick up you from accommodation in Ulaanbaatar and drive to Terelj national park. In Terelj we will hike through turtle rock and hike to meditation temple. Where you can see the beautiful natural scenery of the park. Stay in mini-camp. Free time to explore the natural park with lots of nomadic families. 

Day 2: Hustai NP

The morning we will drive to Hustai National Park. We will see Przewalski's wild horse and deers. There is a number of marmots, vultures in the park you can easily see. We will stay in steppe's nomadic family's spare Ger house. 

Day 3: Kharhorin - Erdene zuu temple

Farther we will drive to Kharhorin village to see Erdene zuu Buddhist monastery and history museum. In this village, you can see outside open black market.

Day 4: Naiman nuur (8 lakes) base camp

We will drive through mountains and Uyanga sub-district. This district's residents are mostly gold mining workers and herders from nearby places. You can visit and see a school here. We will arrive afternoon in the base camp of 8 lakes. 

8 lakes camp

Day 5: Horse trek through Shireet nuur – Shireet lake one of the biggest lake

Morning, pack our luggage to a horse and mount on a horse. Mongolian herds of horse roam the plains by horse from their very young age under 5. Riding horse rests so deep within its culture. Your horse trip will continue with a reliable local horse guide and English guide. If you are riding a horse very first time, don’t be afraid. The local guide instructs you well and cares you. We will ride in fascinating wild nature; larch forest, wildflowers and fresh lakes. A trip on horseback makes you completely cut off from the city and daily routine. Leading horse is going to be a new challenge and adventure. As horses are friendly animals they become your good trip companion. Today we will ride around 15 km. Have lunch outside. And stay in nomadic family’s ger. We will visit traditional local family with horses, yak and sheep, goats. Try Mongolian traditional food.   

Day 6: Horse trek to other lakes arrives in nomadic family in Buureg mountian valley

 The next adventurous and wilderness of nature explore day.  We will visit other lakes, ride through volcanic mountains. We will cross rivers on the way you will see wildflowers, meadow tiny valleys. Horse riding toward the other side of the mountain and visit another nomadic family with small children. 

 Day 7:  Tsenkher Hot spring, on the way visit Tsutgalan waterfall Orkhon Valley, ethnic museum.

Our car will pick up us from the nomadic family and drive to Tsutgalan volcanic waterfall. We will drive through Tsetserleg town. Where we will visit an ethnic museum. Relax in the Tsenher hot spring. Camp stay.

Day 8: Elsen Tasarkhai

This semi Gobi is 80 km long sand dunes through Hangai mountains. Bit rocky mountain and sand dunes stays simultaneously and also lake over there. Nomadic families have camel, horse, yak and sheep. You can ride a camel, climb up sand dunes and hiking through a lake.  

Day 9: Ulaanbaatar.

 Morning, we will drive to Ulaanbaatar. On the way, we will see rock painting. And have lunch in a restaurant. We will arrive in Ulaanbaatar around 15-16 PM. Transfer you to your accommodation.

Road length 280 km


Price for 2 people 1130$ per person

Price for 3 people 930$ per person

Price for 4 people 775$ per person

Price included:

  • 4 WD air conditioned car for 2 person; if 4 people 4            WD Russian UAZ
  • 8 night accommodation
  • English speaking guide
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner, water intake during 9 days tour
  • 2 days horse riding cost with horse wrangler
  • Camel trek cost with camel wrangler
  • Museum, monastery, National park’s entrance fees, all taxes  




Number of days: 9
Start Date: Jul 18, 2019
End Date: Jul 26, 2019
Included services:
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Transport: Minivan
Start in (City): Ulaanbaatar
End in (City): Ulaanbaatar