Tour to 8 lakes horseback riding tour for 8 days
Route: Shurankh river- Shireet lake & Haliut lake- Eight lakes area-Buureg valley-Orkhon waterfall -Kharkhorin- Elsen tasarkhai(semi gobi)- Khustai national park-Ulaanbaatar
Activities: 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. 4 days horseback riding trip
This tour is Budget. But you have a choice
Budget - $850- for 8 days
All price are per person per day
2pax-$141; 3pax-$131; 4-6pax-$121
2pax-$176; 3pax-$166 4-6pax-$146
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’s spare 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.
We’ll drive to Shurankh river. We will meet our horse herder family and get prepared for the trip. The area of 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.
Begin the horseback riding tour in the territory of Eight Lake. Shireet lake is the largest and the most beautiful lake. We can see two lake today. Stay overnights in tent. (Approx. horse ride 20-22 km).
Horseback riding tour to Naiman Nuur. The area of 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)
Horse trek 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.
We’ll drive to waterfall “Orkhon”, which is great place for taking photos and go hiking through the gorge.
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 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.
After breakfast We’ll drive to Khustain Nuruu National Park, located on the north side of the Tuul River, about a two-hour drive west of Ulaanbaatar. Although located in the central grasslands, Khustai means “with birch” because birch trees and aspen groves are plentiful in the area. It is a hilly terrain, with the Tuul River forming the southern boundary. The national park was originally set up in 1993 as a nature reserve for the first reintroduction of the Przewalski’s Horse (Equus przewalskii) into Mongolia. Today the Khustai Trust runs the park, funded mainly by tourism funds. After that we will drive to Ulaanbaatar
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
Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
1.5L drinking water a day per person
All meal ( breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Accommodation in UB
Tips for the driver and the guide