EIGHT LAKES HORSE TREKKING

  • EIGHT LAKES HORSE TREKKING
10 day
FROM 1740 USD

Overview

The Eight Lakes horse trekking tour allow you to explore most beautiful landscapes of central Mongolia and learn authentic nomadic culture of the Mongols. Spend your time with nomadic people in the nature, ride through the shores ofstunning lakes and discover historical Orkhon valley. Some areas as far as the eye can see, herders “of five muzzles”: goat, sheep, cattle, horse and camel; nomads riding horses and meadows dotted with white gers. We smoothly begin that trip in the steppe by the Kharkhorin, we walk by the bank of historical Orkhon river and we can also learn horse-riding. Then, we go to the Orkhon Valley and explore Red River Waterfall and its surrounding landscape. After, during four days, we go to the Eight Lakes of Khuis by a real traveling trekking with horses of packsaddle. Eight Lakes with its exceptional configuration is surrounded by the beautiful nature of the middle part of the Khangai Mountain. These lakes with fresh water and interconnected by ground water channels such as Shireet, Khaliut, Bugat, Khaya, Khuis, Onon, Doroo, Bayan-Uul are called Huisiin Naiman Nuur. Finally, we reach the dunes of the small Gobi Desert… deserted atmosphere to discover with the family.

highlights

Ulaanbaatar city tour

Kharkhorin, the ancient capital

Erdenezuu monastery visit

Orkhon river Valley historical site

Red river waterfall

Nomadic family visit

Horse riding

Wilderness in the ‘Eight lakes of Khuis’ Natural Reserve

Khustai national park

Takhi, the real wild horse

Wild life observing

itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar city

Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar city, our driver and English-speaking guide will pick you up from the airport and be transferred to your hotel in downtown. After you settled in, we will start sightseeing tour including visit to Sukhbaatar’s square. The Square is in the centre of Ulaanbaatar, in front of the Mongolian Parliament House. Across from the central square, we will visit to the National Museum of Mongolia, the biggest museum with over 54000 exhibitions from prehistoric period till 21st century. Our next stop will be the Gandan Monastery.  The monastery is the largest and most significant Buddhist monastery in Ulaanbaatar city with over 200 years old. If time permits, we will visit to Zaisan Hill memorial, the hill provides a panoramic view of Ulaanbaatar. Overnight in a hotel.

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Day 2: Drive to kharkhorin

After having breakfast at the hotel, our team will pick you up and head to Kharkhorin city. The city had existed as a capital for world’s largest contiguous empire through over 40 years. In the Kharkhorin city, we will visit to a museum, has many exhibitions which show history of Mongolian nomadic life from hunter gatherers’ period till the most powerful and consummate empire throughout the world in the 13th century. Overnight in a ger camp.

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Day 3: drive to red river waterfall

Today we will visit to Erdenezuu monastery, the biggest Buddhist Monastery Museum in Mongolia. Which has many expensive and precious Buddhist art works from 17th century including mold deities of gold and silver, thankas, split paintings and manuscripts. After the monastery museum, we will head for a long drive to the historical place Orkhon river valley. Once we reach the place, we will explore the biggest waterfall in Mongolia, and visit to a nomadic family. We offer travelers to visit one of the nomadic families and experience their way of life in favor of learning about nomadic culture and traditions. You will be welcomed with open arms and you are invited to join in the milking, herding and general care of livestock. Overnight in a nomadic ger.

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Day 4, 5: horse trekking in the eight lakes of khuis natural reserve

This morning, we will have a breakfast in the ger with our nomadic friends, and load our luggage and camping gears on yaks’ back, then begin our horse trekking to the mystical Eight lakes of Khuis. In the course of trekking, you will enjoy the stunning view of the landscape as you ride around 5 hours west per a day in favor of the last one of the eight lakes. We will erect our tent on the shore of one of the eight lakes, and familiarize with the mother nature. Each night, you have a chance to stargaze from your tent on a lake shore. Overnight in a tent camp.

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Day 6: the last day of the horse trekking in the eight lakes of khuis natural reserve

It’s time to say goodbye to the beautiful and peaceful Eight Lakes. Today we will have a last breakfast on the lake shore and pack up to continue our trekking through the Eight lakes’ valley. Approximately 3 hours of trekking we will reach a ger camp next to the border of the Eight Lakes of Khuis Natural Reserve. Once we reach the camp, you have time to relax and prepare yourself for next days’ trip. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner with horse riding team. Overnight in a ger camp.

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Day 7: Drive to khujirt hot spring

Today we will drive to Khujirt hot spring in Orkhon River Valley. The chemical ingredients of the hot spring have healing property for some ailments. Facilities include outdoor pools (separately for men and women), showers, and both cozy gers and houses. Overnight in a ger camp.

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Day 8: Drive to Khustain national park

We will pack up and continue our journey to Khustain Nuruu National Park. The national park is famous for its unique inhabitants such as world’s last species of the truly wild horses named ‘Przewalski’s horse’, Asiatic red deer, wild mountain sheep ‘Argali’, ibex, and lynx. Once we arrive in the Khustain Nuruu National Park, we will explore the national park and observe the wild life, and you have a chance to see the last species of the wild horses in the nature. Overnight in a ger camp in the national park.

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Day 9: drive back to ulaanbaatar city

In the morning, we will have breakfast at the camp and drive back to Ulaanbaatar city. En route to the capital city, we will behold the Mongolian pristine steppe landscape. We will arrive in Ulaanbaatar city in the afternoon, and you have time for visiting the world’s number one cashmere store and Mongolian souvenir shops or relaxing in your hotel until dinner. In the evening, our farewell dinner will take place in a restaurant. Overnight in a hotel.

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 10: Departure

Today is the end of the Horse Trekking tour. Our team will transfer you to the airport in time for your international flight. Have a nice trip back to home and thank you for choosing ELT Mongolian tours.

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Price

 

Group size

Price per person

2 pax

2340 USD

3-5 pax

 2150 USD

6-9 pax

1930 USD

10-15 pax

1740 USD

15+ pax

1530 USD

 

Inclusions

Accommodation (twin based): 2 nights in 4 – star hotel, 4 nights in ger camps, 2 nights in tent, 1 night in a nomadic family’s ger

Guiding and interpreting service

Full board meals

Transportation: vehicle 4x4 or minivan

Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks

Museums and cultural performance

Sleeping bags, and Matt

Tent

Pack animal rental

Exclusions

International airfare

Personal equipment

Optional activity cost

Excess baggage charges

Alcoholic drinks

Travel insurance

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