TTR Mongolia

3 Weeks Great Mongolia & Horse back trip



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From $140

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21 days / 20 nights

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Age range

17 to 80

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Group Tour

Shared acommodation


Start and end in Ulaanbaatar! With the Explorer tour 3 Weeks Great Mongolia & Horse back trip, you have a 21 days tour package taking you through Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and 10 other destinations in Mongolia. 3 Weeks Great Mongolia & Horse back trip includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals.


-Traditional ger/yurts and tent

-English speaking tour assistant/cook

All meals as displayed in the itinerary

-Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point.

  • Travel insurance is not covered in the tour price. You can organize travel insurance with your preferred insurance company. We recommend World Nomads, a company recommended by LonelyPlanet. You can check out the details here.

Tour Plan

One of our most activity trip. 

it will be an unforgettable adventure, rather than just a holiday! Mongolia is one of the last unspoiled travel destinations in the world, where nomadic herders still tend to their flocks amongst vast grasslands.

The country is an overlander’s paradise, with challenging roads, stunning scenery and a unique and welcoming culture. 

From Ulaanbaatar we will head west through the central provinces of Mongolia, old capital city  Khar Khorum monastery to the natural beauty of the Orkhon Valley and the Tsenkher hot springs, khorgo  white lake national park then make the journey north to the remote and spectacular Khovsgol Lake before heading back towards the capital.

We will start with a full day trip out to the Baga Gazriin Chuluu Ruins. A picturesque Mountain Baga Gazriin Chuluu is one of the most attractive areas of the Gobi desert. With at an elevation of 1.768m, it is located in the granite belt.

The ruins of a small monastery are on the south east part of the mountain. The area has got many species of wild animals and birds, such as ibex, argali, vultures, hawks and eagles.

At the ruins, there are some mineral water springs and trees a top the many beautiful rocky hills. On the way we will stop for a lunch at Zorgol Khairkhan Mountain, and then we will continue to drive to the first campsite of our trip. Once we get there, we will have free time to wander around the mountains and do some hiking.

Stay overnight in this area. (Lunch and Dinner)

After having breakfast at the family, we will start driving to Yoliin Am, which is a deep narrow gorge in the Gurvan Saikhan Mountains of the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park, covering 70 sq.kms. There is a small natural museum at the entrance of the National park which exhibits a collection of dinosaur eggs, bones, stuffed birds and snow leopard. This place is also very rich by the rare plants.

After we seeing the museum at the entrance we will drive about 10kms to get to the car parking where we leave our car there and walk a head to the ice gorge and stream for a several kms. In the winter time, the stream freezes several kms into the gorge.

Once we wandering around the gorge, we will get back to our car and drive to the campsite we will stay there for tonight. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

After having breakfast, we will drive to the sand dunes called Khongoriin Els. The Khongoriin Els sand dunes lie north of the Baruunsaikhan Mountain in the northern part of the Sevrei and Zuulun Mountains.

The Khongoriin Els is one of the largest and most spectacular sand dunes in Mongolia and they are up to 200m high, 12km wide and about 100km long. The largest dunes are at the northwest corner of the range. You can climb to the top of the sand dunes and then slide back down on the plastic bags. The views of the desert from the top are wonderful.

Climbing to the top of the dunes during the sunset gives you an amazing panoramic view of the surrounding desert, to the north lies the Khongoriin River.

We will stay overnight in a local family’s ger. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Today after breakfast, we have the option of riding camels around the sand dunes before lunch time. After having lunch with our host family, we will climb to the top of the biggest sand dune.

We will stay overnight in a local family’s ger. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

After having breakfast this morning, we will drive to the Bayanzag which is an important fossil finds have been made. It was given name by American paleontologist Roy Chapman who visited there in the 1920s.

The area is the most famous place for finding the first discovery of dinosaur fossils. There is a picturesque saxaul forest the place is named after and colorful rocks which is brilliantly colorful.

We will visit Mongolian family there and will staying overnight with their ger. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

After having breakfast in the family at the Bayanzag, we will head off to Saikhan Ovoo which is a small village in the Middle Gobi province. The bend in the river marks, the remains of two ruined monasteries, the Barlim Khiid on the north bank and the Khutagt Khiid on the south.

The monastery used to have about 500 monks and built in the late 18th century for dedicating the first visit to Mongolia by a Dalai Lama. The monastery was reopened in 1990 and current Dalai Lama visited in 1992.

After we explore the ruins of the Ongiin Khiid we will drive to the campsite for staying overnight tonight. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

After having breakfast at the town hostel, we will start driving to Shuranga for preparing our horse trip with Mongolian family where we will get our horses, packing yaks and local horse guides for our horseback riding trip for next riding days.

Once we arrived at the family, we will be introduced and get used to our horses and helping to cook and having brilliant Mongolian barbeque for dinner. We will get experienced of Mongolian culture, way of life of nomadic families. 

This morning we will start our horseback riding tour. After having breakfast, we will pack our staff on some packing yaks and ride to Shireet Lake, which is the biggest one in other 7 lakes. 

During the day we will see great landscapes, a beautiful lake and one of the wildest and unspoiled travel destinations of Mongolia.

The Shireet Lake is perfect for photo-shooting and camping overnight. We highly recommend this area for our customers who want to experience adventurous horseback riding. We will stay overnight in our tents or families. After 3 days of horseback riding we will reach Orkhon Waterfall and kharkurum.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) 

In the morning 

We will vitit to One of the Mongolian most attractive monasteries Erdenezuu locates in Kharkhorin City. The Erdenezuu monastery is the most ancient survived Buddist monastery in Kharkhorin, Mongolia. The Erdenezuu monastery was built in 1585 by Abtai Sain Khan and the monastery was allowed to exist as a museum, the only functioning monastery was Gandan monastery in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. However after the fall of communism in Mongolia in 1990, the monastery was turned over the lamas and Erdenezuu again became a place of worship.

After lunch drive to tsenkher hot spring. 

Overnight in ger camp or tent 

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

After having breakfast at the family we stayed, we will drive to Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur (White lake) and Khorgo volcano. The Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur is also known as White Lake in the Khangai Mountain range in central Mongolia with relatively pure fresh water. The lake is 16 km wide, about 4-10m deep with its deepest point at 28m and over 20kms in a length. It is flooded and the lake has pike and other fishes. Rare birds are found here as well. This volcanic lake was created thousands of years ago by lava flows from the nearby Khorgo Mountain volcano. Khorgo Mountain is an extinct volcano, which lies east of the White lake. This area has been protected since 1965, fully in 1997. Once we arrive to the White Lake,  walk around the lake. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

After breakfast, we go to the Khorgo volcano. Once we get there we will climb to a volcanic crater, the Khorgo at 2100m. 

Climbing to the Khorgo Volcano. 

Overnight in ger camp or tent

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

We will driving to the Shine ider village of Khuvsgul province during day.  Overnight stay in Khangai Mountain range and we will see beautiful landscapes of Mongolia. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Visit Khuvsgul Nuur, the second oldest lake in the world, containing 65% of Mongolia’s and 2% of the world’s of fresh water. Khuvsgul Lake National Park features the deep blue lake surrounded by mountains, rivers, fish, moose, etc creating the perfect environment for activities such as mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, hiking, horse trekking, and bird watching.

Guests will travel by boat to Khusliin Khad (Wish Rock), which is a rock that many Mongolians whisper their wishes. Guests also will visit a nomadic family and ride a horse and yak, experiencing a countryside lifestyle.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Today we will do some activities such as swimming, hiking horseback riding.

We will stay overnight in a Mongolian ger or tent. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

In the morning we will drive to reindeer family and back in the evening. You will hiking. In the evening we will have free time for taking photos and do some exploring. 

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

The area is situated in the Khutag-Öndör district of Bulgan Province. A smaller area was initially protected in 1965 Again in 1995, it was designated as a Natural Monument with an area of 5,800 hectares. The peak over 1686 m, form a circle-shaped ridge about 500 m across that contains a crater lake at about 20 m wide and 1.5 m deep. The Uran and surrounding others are considered to be the remnant of an extinct stratovolcano which formed between about 20-25 thousand years ago. Also, Uran’s highest point provides unobstructed, panoramic views of the volcanic field, distant blue mountains, and valleys filled by sheep herd like threw pearls on the green carpet. Uran Volcano also offers visitors excellent opportunities for observing and understanding volcanic formation. The large volcanic field surrounding the monument contains recognizable volcanoes such as Tulga, means “Tripod”, Jalavch – “pot”, Togoo – “cauldron” which are located 12 km south of the Uran mountain.

If you want claiming to mountain we need to add more one day to your itinerary.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Visit Amarbayasgalant Monastery, which is one of the three largest Buddhist monastic centers in Mongolia. It was built from 1727-1736, in honour of Undur Gegeen Zanabazar, the first Bogd, Buddhist leader of Mongolia.

Amarbayasgalant Monastery is the most authentic of the Buddhist monasteries that have been preserved in Mongolia after the 1930s political upheavals. 

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Early morning we will drive to Dogankhad resort from Amarbayasgalant monastery. The scenery is spectacular and the area has some of the most beautiful mountains and valleys in the world.  All in all a great adventure for those who like to get off the beaten path.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

over night in ger Camp. 

Aglag Buteel (Creation) temple is a small rural Buddhist temple located in a valley of the Dalyn am of Garid mountain in Bornuur Soum of Tuv province. It is approximately 100 km away from the capital.Locals say that a long time ago, this valley was full of rhododendron dauricum watered by the pure springs named Dalan khar (Seventy black). By situating in the heart of the Garid mountain, the Aglag Buteel temple has an amazing view of beautiful nature. A founder of this temple is a well-known Buddhist artist and a monk G.Purevbat. There was an interesting story that the founder G.Purevbat had a vision in his dream which related to the temple. He dreamt that a huge boulder came out when digging the foundation for the temple. His dream came true that when he and his students were digging the foundation for the temple, a huge boulder came out. They didn’t move the boulder and kept it how it was. Soon, they carved six Buddhist mantras (Um Ma Ni Pad Me Hum) in an ancient Mongolian Soyombo script on this boulder. The temple is a two-storey, pyramid shaped and is surrounded by carved stones and mythical creatures.

The entrance to the temple is guarded by the mythical creature Garuda, carved on a large boulder. This Garuda has the body of a lion and the head of an eagle, with a nest containing 11 eggs under its belly. There is another creature with the head of a fish and the body of otter. In Buddhism, harmonizing the bodies of incompatible creatures bring good merit. This temple is good for meditation while enjoying a beautiful nature view.

After visit the monastery our adventure will be finished.


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