HORSE TREKKING TO BEAUTIFUL EIGHT LAKES

 

Duration:  10 days, 9 nights

Group Size: 1-12

Activities: Horse trekking, camel riding, hiking, visiting Erdenezuu temple and Kharkhorin museum and Hot spring, Waterfall, Mini Gobi

Trip dates: From April to November

Overland Tour:  Distance 2100 km

Tour Operator:  Tours

 

Provide more than 2pax

 

Discount: 30% off for children under 2-6 years old

Horse trekking through amazing Eight Lake area which is high mountainous area and in the pineapple tree forest and lakes are supplied with fresh water running from the mountains. Waterfalls, hot spring, white lake and famous Khorgo volcano mountain.

 

Day1. Khugnu Khaan Natural Reserve

We will drive to the Khugnu Khaan Natural Reserve which is consists of mountains, forests, steppes, desert and mineral water sources all in one location. It represents three different natural zones. The surrounding area is a nice place to go hiking, and climbing. We will visit local herders and experience the hospitality of the nomads. Ride a camel to sand dunes. Stay overnight in the nomadic family’s ger or tourist ger camp.

 

Day2. Orkhon valley

We will see Red waterfall and Mongolian the longest river which is named Orkhon by Mongolia. The waterfall was formed by a unique combination of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes about 20,000 years ago. The waterfall cascades from an impressive h of 20 meters and its width is 10 meters. There is nice chance to photograph yak herds. Stay overnight in the nomadic family’s ger

 

Day3. Eight Lakes

Today we will start our four days trek through the Eight lakes. Here we will leave our vehicles and load our luggage and food on pack horses. Before horse trekking your guide will explain how to ride Mongolian horse. Then start horse riding to Bodongiin am valley. It is high mountainous area and in the pineapple tree forest, This is very attractive and much fun to explore the nature beauty and wildlife. Picnic lunch in the forest. We will find nice spot for build tents.

 

Day4. Eight Lakes

Eight lakes were created by volcanic activities. It is locked between several extinct volcanoes and high mountain peaks. The lakes connected by underground. The lakes are supplied with fresh water running from the mountains. We will ride horse to Khuist lake. This lake is ted with a large rock island. We will pass high mountain and see two lakes. We will stay nomadic family. Explore the yak herder family’s lifestyle. You can help to family. For example to bring animals, chop wood, clean animal cottage, and make dairy products. Stay overnight in the nomadic family’s ger

 

Day5. Eight Lakes

Ride horse to Shireet lake which is the biggest lake in the valley. On the way we can see four lakes. Explore flora and fauna of the valley

 

Day6. Orkhon valley

Horse back trekking back to Bodongiin Am, on the way picnic lunch. Our vans will be waiting for us near the Buureg tourist camp. Drive to waterfall’s family. Have Mongolian traditional BBQ

 

Day7. Tsenkher hot spring

 It is one of the biggest Mongolia’s hot springs, has a temperature of 86 degree with flow rate and high alkalinity and relatively high amounts of fluoride. The hot spring is mostly used for relaxing and resorting your health. Stay overnight in a tourist ger camp.

 

 

Day8.  Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake

Arrive in Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake / White Lake National Park. Here you will stay on the bank of White lake and visit some hundred years old Khongor volcano crater and other natural sites.

Stay overnight in a no0madic family’s ger or tourist camp.

 

Day 9. Kharkhorin

In the morning drive to Kharkhorin which was the capital of the Mongolian Empire in the 13th century. We will visit the largest monastery, named “Erdene Zuu” in Mongolian and local museums where we can learn about the Great Mongol Empire, Stone Age and Bronze Age. We will also see phallic and turtle rocks.

Stay overnight in the ger hostel.


Day10. Ulaanbaatar

Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Farewell dinner in a restaurant

 

Included

  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • English speaking guide at all times.
  • In the countryside, all lodging will be in ger camps and nomadic family’s Ger.
  • All meals are provided as stated in the itinerary.
  • Ground transportation: in the countryside by  driven 4WD van, bus in the city area.
  • Park entrance fees
  • Horse and Camel ride
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • 1.5 liter of drinking water per day per person

 

Not included

  • Accommodation in a hotel or hostel in Ulaanbaatar
  • Hotel extras, such as telephone calls, bar bills, and laundry services
  • Travel insurance, medical insurance
  • Visa application fees
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses such as IDD call, internet, laundry, items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to local guides and drivers
  • Airfare or train ticket
  • Airport taxes, excess baggage charges (over 44pound / 20kilo)
  • Changes in arrival/departure flights
  • Additional services
  • Any charges of major force beyond our control (e.g. imposition, quarantine restrictions, etc…)

 

Packing list

This is a suggested packing list, which you should feel free to adjust to suit your needs. Please refer to our travel guide for more detailed information.

  • backpack or soft bag
  • waterproof bag cover
  • day pack
  • head lamp/flashlight
  • spare batteries/bulb
  • personal medications
  • waterproof hiking boots
  • waterproof jacket with hood
  • waterproof over pants
  • fleece jacket or wool jumper
  • cotton t-shirts
  • long sleeve shirts
  • lightw trousers
  • shorts
  • socks
  • underwear
  • sun hat
  • sandals
  • sunglasses
  • sun cream
  • insect repellent
  • resealing (Ziploc) plastic bags
  • binoculars/camera
  • watch/ alarm clock
  • money belt/ pouch
  • insurance confirmation copy
  • emergency contact number

 

Number of days: 10
Covered regions:
Central Mongolia
Gobi Desert
Western Mongolia
Northern Mongolia
Eastern Mongolia
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
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
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
Private tours
Cultural tours
Adventure tours
Offroad tours
Sightseeing tours
Winter tours
Special Event tours
Wildlife tours
Highlight tours
Photo tours
Hiking tours
Horseback riding tours
Circle tours
Short tours
Budget tours
Languages:
English
German
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Spanish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
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Payment Method

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.

Cancellation Policy

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.