Hiking tour in central Mongolia for 11 days
Route: Elsen tasarkhai(semi gobi)-Orkhon waterfall- 8 lakes- Tsenkher hot spring- Great white lake(Terkhiin tsagaan nuur)-Kharkhorin- 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.
This tour is Budget. But you have a choice
Budget - $1199- for 11 days p/p
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 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.
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 dinner we can hike around the sand dunes. We can possibly see the sunset brilliantly in the area.
We’ll drive to waterfall “Orkhon”, which is great place for taking photos and go hiking through the gorge. We can able to ride a horse and go hiking around
Begin the trekking to 8 lakes. we will walk to Buureg.(Approx. 20-22 km).
We will trekking to Khuis lake. Which is one of the small lake in 8 lakes (Naiman Nuur). We will see 2 lake today. 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. (Approx 20 km)
We will last 6 lake today. Last lake is Shireet lake. Shireet lake is the largest and the most beautiful lake.
We will walk back to Buureg. we will meet our driver there.
After your breakfast, We’ll drive to Tsenkher hot spring. You’ll be able relax taking natural hot bath in the hot spring water. Also you have half day hiking aroun tsenkher hot spring . Stay in (Tourist camp)
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.
We’ll go hiking to th Volcano “Khorgo” for a day
We’ll drive to Mongolian ancient capital, Kharkhorin, 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, Kharkorum 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 back 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
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.