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EIGHT LAKES AND ORKHON VALLEY HORSE RIDING TOUR


DURATION: 12N/13D
HORSE RIDING DAYS: 8
AVAILABLE: 10/MAY-15/SEPT
TOUR GRADE: MODERATE

Highlights of the tour

  • Explore Mongolia by horse riding
  • Learn nomadic life
  • Chances to take photography
  • Mongolian traditional BBQ
  • Mongolian traditional concert

Tour introduction

We will ride to Orkhon valley and Naiman Nuur/Eight Lakes, located in Khangai mountain range. 

The Eight Lakes are called Shireet, Mukhar, Khaliut, Bugat, Khaya, Duruu and Khuis. Those lakes were created by volcanic eruption.

Orkhon valley, registered as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2005. There are many of Mongolia’s ancient monuments lie within its basin. There is Orkhon waterfall also called UlaanTsutgalan, formed by a series of volcanic eruptions about 20.000 years ago.



Day by day itineraries

Day1. Arrive in Mongolia and city tour in Ulaanbaatar (Abbreviation: UB) (D)

We will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. After some rest at the hotel we will visit the National History museum and see Mongolian traditional show at 6 o’clock. After dinner, we will transfer you to the hotel. Stay in hotel***

Day2. Terelj National Park and Khustai National park (B/L/D)

Today we will drive to Terelj NP. On the way to National park, we will visit Chingis Khaan Equestrian statue that is highest one in the world. In the NP we will hike to small temple Aryabal. Then we will drive to Khustai NP. The park lies in the foothills of southern Khentii mountain range and it is the place where you can see wild horse called Takhi known as Przewalski horse to the world. The wild horses survive in nature by themselves because they have been reintroduced successfully to their homeland after 40 years of extinction. Currently, the number of Takhi has already reached more than 300. Visit to local museum. Overnight in ger camp (About 250kms)

Day3. Kharkhorin and Erdenezuu monastery (B/L/D) 

We will drive to ancient capital city Kharakhorin. In 1220 great Chinghis Khaan declared it as the capital city of his vast Empire. Today there are many interesting sites left to visit; the legendary turtle rock sculptures, Buddhist stupas and the ruins of this once great city to name a few. Erdenezuu - the 1st Buddhist monastery in Mongolia was established in 1586. Today Erdenezuu monastery still shows its glory with collections of many priceless religious objects and incredibly beautiful Mongolian arts. It has a massive square wall, 420 meters in length each side, 108 Stupas & 17 temples. Overnight ger camp (about 290 kms)

Day4. Horseback riding to Orkhon River basin (B/L/D)

After breakfast, our horseback riding trip will start to Orkhon whose river flows an incredible 1120km to the north before it joins the mighty Selenge River.   Stay overnight in tents (About 30kms)

Day5. Horseback riding to Tovkhon Temple (B/L/D)

We will ride to one of most beautiful monastery complex is situated on a forested rocky mountain in the Uvurhangai  province. Stay in tents (About 25kms)

Day6. Visit to Orkhon waterfall (B/L/D)

Horse riding to Orkhon waterfall. Also called Ulaan Tsutgalan River, the waterfall was formed by a unique combination of volcano eruptions and earthquakes about 20,000 years ago. Visit Yak herder family and Enjoy Mongolian diary products. Stay in ger camp (About 30kms)

Day7. Horseback riding to Bodongiin am (B/L/D)

Breakfast, Horse riding to Bodongiin Am, Lunch, Continue horse riding. Stay in tents. (About 20kms)

Day8. Naiman Nuur - Eight lakes - Horseback riding (B/L/D)

Start horse riding to Naiman Nuur- 8 lakes, located in high mountainous area and in the pineapple tree forest.  Stay in ger guesthouse nearby the Khuis lake (About 10kms)

Day9. Horseback riding to lakes (B/L/D)

We will ride to lakes: Shireet, Mukhar, Khaliut, Bugat and Khaya. The lakes were created by volcanic eruption. 11,500 hectares area of Eight Lakes has been protected under state protection since 1992. Stay overnight in tents in lakeshore Shireet Tsagaan Lake, which is the biggest and 8-th lake (About 15kms)

Day10. Horseback riding to the Khuis Lake (B/L/D)

Horseback riding to the Khuis lake where we stayed on Day8.  Stay in ger guesthouse (About 15kms)

Day 11. Horseback riding to Bodongin Am (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we will ride to Bodongiin Am, where the jeeps are waiting for us. Drive to the ger camp We will have shower and stay in ger camp (About 40kms driving)

Day12. Ulaanbaatar city (B/L)

After breakfast, we will drive to Ulaanbaatar and transfer you to the hotel. Stay in hotel*** (About 400kms)

Day13. Departure (B) 

Transfer to the airport for your departure.

THANKS FOR JOINING US


Inclusion 

All transportation listened in the itinerary
Twin share accommodation: hotel*** and in ger camps 
Three meals per day
Services of English speaking guide
All taxes and entrance fees to the protected areas
Sightseeing cost
All transfers between airport and hotel
Horse and camel riding cost

Exclusion

International transportation
Travel and medical insurance
Alcoholic drinks
Tip
Meals in UB