TTR Mongolia

Terkh White Lake - best road in Mongolia

Reviews

5/5

Price

From $180

Duration

12 days / 11 nights

Age range

2 to 80

Operated in

English

Group Tour

Shared acommodation: 90$ per-person/per-day

Included/Excluded

11 nights Accommodation 

Friendly local English-speaking tour guide

Meals as stated

Clean drinking water

Entrance fees to national parks and monasteries

Horseback and camel riding (as specified in the itinerary)

Transportation and driver

  • Flights not included
  • Insurance is not included
  • Other activities and services not included

Personal shopping

Insurance

Alcohol

Additional activities

Tour Plan

Venture outside of the capital city, Ulaanbaatar, and experience Northern Mongolia’s stunning vistas and endless grasslands surrounding Lake Khuvsgul, Asia’s second largest freshwater lake. On this 12-day adventure, visit ancient monasteries, hike high into the mountains, and ride horseback while learning the ropes of the nomadic lifestyle from actual nomadic families.

After picking you up from your hotel in Ulaanbaatar, we will drive to Kharkhorin. Kharkhorin is located in the northwestern part of Uvurkhangai, a central Mongolian province, and was Mongolia’s capital for 30 years during the 13th century. On the way, we will stop for lunch and take in the views of the Mongolian countryside.

After arriving in Kharkhorin, we will settle down in a local ger hostel. We will eat dinner and have some free time to hike or wander the streets of the beautiful city.

Kharkhorin is home to Erdenezuu, one of the most attractive Mongolian Buddhist monasteries. Built in 1585 by Abtai Sain Khan, it was allowed to exist as a museum, while the only functioning monastery was located in Ulaanbaatar. However, after the fall of communism in 1990, Buddist leaders reclaimed their religious rights and Erdenezuu again became a place of worship.

Lunch and Dinner.

After breakfast in a ger camp, we will drive to Tsenkher Hot Springs. These sulphuric springs bubble up from the ground at a sizzling 89°C (190°F). We will spend the night with a local family or tent

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. 

After breakfast in a ger camp, we will drive to Tsenkher Hot Springs. These sulphuric springs bubble up from the ground at a sizzling 89°C (190°F). We will spend the night with a local family or tent

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. 

After breakfast, there will be an optional horseback ride to the Khorgo volcano. Khorgo is an inactive volcano lying east of the White Lake. At the volcano, hike to the rim of the crater (2100 m). At the peak, the summit opens into splendid views over the lake and countryside. Ride back to stay with the same host family that night.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Spend a full day enjoying the scenic drive to the Shine Ider Village in the Khuvsgul province. Our route will take us further north through the forested slopes of the Khangai Mountains and many other beautiful landscapes. We will have lunch in the midst of their beauty along the way and spend the night in a ger/tent

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Enjoy scenic driving through rural landscape to Lake Khuvsgul. Lake Khuvsgul is to the northwest, near the Russian border. Spreading 136 km long, 262 m deep and about 1100 m above sea level, it is the second largest freshwater lake in all of Asia.

During the winter, the lake’s surface freezes over completely, becoming the focal point of the annual ice festival in early February. This festival, the taiga, and the Tsaatan (reindeer) people are the main attractions of the area. This peaceful spot will is right place to enjoy a well deserved rest after long hours of scenic road tripping.

Spend free time to exploring around the lake before dinner will be served. Stay overnight in a ger/tent

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Explore and enjoy lake khuvsgul

Spend a peaceful day at the lake. Go swimming, hiking, horseback riding, and relax next to the vast blue lake. Stay overnight in a Mongolian ger/tent

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After breakfast in a ger camp, we will drive to Tsenkher Hot Springs. These sulphuric springs bubble up from the ground at a sizzling 89°C (190°F). We will spend the night with a local family or tent

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. 

Early in the morning we will drive you to a nearby Tsaatan (reindeer) family to experience the taiga forest lifestyle. Hike the surrounding mountains to see brilliant view of Lake Khuvsgul. In the evening, take photos and do some fishing during your free time. Stay overnight in a ger/tent 

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

After an early breakfast, we will start driving to Ikh Uul, another town in the Khuvsgul province. We will drive through Ikh Uul to enjoy the landscape during our picnic lunch. Continue the road trip to meet with our next hospitable host family/tent

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

After breakfast, we will drive to Uran Togoo, an inactive volcano surrounded by mountains in the Khutag-Undur district of the Bulgan province. We will stay overnight in a Mongolian ger/tent.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

After having breakfast, we will drive to the Amarbayasgalant monastery, the second largest monastery in Mongolia. It is located in the beautiful Iven Gol river valley at the foot of the Burenkhaan mountains. Amarbayasgalant is one of the few monasteries in Mongolia that has remained intact despite religious purges during the 1930s.

The beauty, decorations, and construction of the monastery have made it one of the most magnificent architectural monuments in Mongolia. In 1990, communism had fallen and the people were eager to revive their religious tradition, so Amarbayasgalant was restored . Now it stands strong after 300 years of a persecuted history.

We will stay in a traditional ger/tent  for the night. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

After saying goodbyes and thanking our host family, we will drive to Ulaanbaatar. When we arrive, we will conclude the tour by returning you to your hostel or hotel.

Breakfast and Lunch.

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