TTR Mongolia

Gobi Desert & Eight lake’s horseback tour

Reviews

5/5

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Price

From $180


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Duration

12 days / 11 nights


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Age range

6 to 90


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Operated in

English


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Group Tour

Shared accommodation

Included/Excluded

Accommodation during the trip

tent & traditional ger /yurts

English speaking tour assistant/cook

All meals as displayed in the itinerary

 

This tour offers Vegetarian food option on request. Simply let our Customer Support team know the food option that you prefer.

Accommodation during the trip

Driver + Patrol

English speaking tour assistant/cook

All meals as displayed in the itinerary

Horse guides for every 4 pax

Riding horses, packing yaks, and horses

Bottled water supply 

  • 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.

International airfare

Personal items

Optional activity costs

Alcoholic drinks

Travel insurance 

Tour Plan

A classic combination of Jeep tours and horseback adventures.

 During the tour you will explore the best of the Gobi desert and central Mongolia.

Eight lakes, also known locally as Shuranga, is one of the best places for doing horseback riding.  Enjoy being surrounded by breathtaking mountain landscapes and discover for yourself if there really are 8 lakes.

This trip is one of our most attractive tours offered to our clients seeking adventure, wild nature and wants to experience the local nomadic family culture.

Routing:

Ulan Bator-White stupa-Yoliin Am- Khongoriin Els Sand Dunes -Bayanzag /Flaming Cliffs/-Ongi monastery-Orkhon waterfall- Eight lakes-Buureg valley-Khar Khorum- Elsen tasarkhai-Ulan Bator

  • Explore dinosaur’s lands in south gobi area of Gurvan saikhan national park in Gobi
  • Best trip of horse riding in point eight lakes Mongolia.
  • The Flaming Cliffs site and sand dunes 
  • Traveling to both of Gobi desert and central Mongolian tour. Which mean Golding ring travel in Mongolia
  • Small rock formation in Mongolia.
  • Experience great camel riding trip
  • Visinting Erdenezuu monastery & kharkhorum museam 
  • Visinting Mongolia herder’s family 

After meeting at your hotel, we will drive to  Tsagaan Suvarga. Here we will see limestone cliffs with spots of bright red and purple minerals. From the top of the cliffs, we will look out along the badlands.

Tsagaan suvarga is a 60 meters high, 400 meters long cliff. 10 million years ago this cliff used to be under water. After the sea dried, because of the wind and other natural forces it eventually changed its form and colour. The different coloured layers indicates different time periods, if you look it from far away it looks more like an ancient ruined city.

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 family ger or tent. (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. Then you will camel riding an hour.

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 find have been made. It was given the 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 be staying overnight with their ger or tent  

(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 Orkhon waterfall 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.

We will get experienced of Mongolian culture, way of life of nomadic families or tent. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

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 the other 7 lakes.

We will stay overnight in a local family’s ger or tent. 

(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

During the day we will see great landscapes, a beautiful lake and one of the wildest and unspoiled travel destinations of Mongolia. We will be staying overnight with their ger or tent.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

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. 

After 3 days of horseback riding, we will reach Orkhon Waterfall. 

We will stay overnight in our tents and families.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) 

You will learn our history

After having breakfast we will drive to Kharkhorin town where the ancient  city Karakorum capital of the Great Mongolian Empire existed in the thirteenth century.

As soon as we get to the town we will visit the Kharkhorin museum. In this museum, you will learn our history and how was the ancient Karakorum city at that time during the Great Mongolian Empire.

After having lunch we will visit Erdenzuu monastery which is established in 1586 by Abtaisain khan on the foundation of Karakorum city.

 

Stay in a ger guest house.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinnerthe 

After breakfast, we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar. When we arrive in Ulaanbaatar, we take you to your hostel or hotel in UB where the fantastic, adventure trip ends.

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