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Horseback adventure to Eight lakes

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8 days

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8 peoples

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Overview

This 8-days trip covers Central Mongolian’s most iconic places: include Khustai National Park, Semi Gobi, ancient capital of Mongolian Empire-Kharakhorum, Orkhon Valley -UNESCO World Natural Heritage and one of the wildest destinations. This trip created for horseback adventurers.

Eight lakes were created by volcanic activities. It is locked between several extinct volcanoes and high mountain peaks. Horseback adventure to Eight lakes is one of the most fantastic and wild destination. You will enjoy your adventure, wild nature, meet local people, experience of nomadic life.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Khustai National Park-100 kilometers to the west from Ulaanbaatar. The place forested steppe is home to the last true wild horse in the world, the Przewalski’s horse or Takhi horse.
  • Khugnu Khaan Natural Reserve is mountains, forests, steppes, Gobi Desert and mineral water sources all in one location represents three different natural zones.
  • Spend 2-4 hours a day camel trekking, horse riding.
  • Stay with nomadic family, feel real nomadic way of lifestyle, to see how to make and dairy products.
  • Orkhon Valley-Register in UNESCO-World Natural Heritage.

Itinerary

Day 1: Khustai National Park-Khugnu Khan Natural Reserve

Today we will drive to Khustai National Park. Khustai was established in 2003. Unique wild horse – Takhi reintroduction project at Khustai National Park started in 1992. Keep drive to Elsen tasarkhai /Khugnu Khan Nature Reserve Area/ which are mountains, forests, steppes, Gobi Desert and mineral water sources all in one location represents three different natural zones. Around area is nice place to hiking, climbing. You will visit to older family to explore the nomadic lifestyle and to have talking with nomads about their life and tradition. We will ride a camel to sand dunes. After dinner you have a chance to play Mongolian traditional game by ankle bones with nomads. Stay in nomadic family.

Day 2: Orkhon valley

In the morning drive to 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 height of 20 meters and its width is 10 meters. Learn about their unique lifestyle and culture. There is an opportunity to ride a horse, fish, and hike.

Day 3: 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.

Day 4: 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. After breakfast we will pack luggage on the horse. We will ride horse to Khuist lake. This lake is dotted 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. 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.

Day 5: Orkhon valley

Horseback 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.

Day 6: Tsenkher hot spring

After breakfast drive to 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.

Day 7: Kharakhorum

Drive to Kharakhorum, site of the 13th century capital of Mongol Empire, visit the impressive monastery, named “Erdene Zuu” by Mongolian and local museum where see the Great Mongol Empire, Stone Age, Bronze Age. The monastery was erected from the ruins of the legendary city of Kharakhorum. Visit small history museum.

Day : Ulaanbaatar

Drive back to Ulaanbaatar

Included/Exclude

  • check-1 Accommodation during the trip/Nomadic Family, Tourist camp, and Camping/
  • check-1 Driver + 4WD vehicle + Petrol
  • check-1 English Speaking guide
  • check-1 Camel and horse riding
  • check-1 Stay in nomadic family
  • check-1 Three meals (B,L,D)
  • check-1 Bottled water supply for 1.5 l pp for every day
  • check-1 Entrance fees for National Parks and Museums
  • check-1 Tent, sleeping bags and mattress
  • remove Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
  • remove International Airfare
  • remove Personal items
  • remove Optional activity costs
  • remove Alcoholic drinks
  • remove Travel insurance

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