Tours Horseback Tours Eight Lakes Horseback Tour

Price: ( 8 Days )

Discover Mongolia while riding horseback around the Eight Lakes and through the countryside. Get up close and personal with each of Mongolia's famous Eight Lakes found 2,400 meters above sea level in the Khangai mountains. We will ride to Shireet, Khaliut, Deep, Haya, Shanaa, Duruu, Bayan, and Huis Lakes which are about 500 to 3,000 meters from each other.

Day 1. From the Dunes to the Monastery

In the morning we will pick you up from your hotel and drive to Elsen Tasarkhai, an 80 kilometer long stretch of dunes surrounded by forested steppe. We will trek along the dunes and drive further to the city of Kharkhorin (the ancient capital of Mongolia). Here, we will visit Mongolia's oldest existing monastery, the Kharkhorin Monastery.  

Stay overnight in local family’s guest ger. Lunch and Dinner

Day 2. Waterfalls and Horses

Early in the morning, we will drive to Ulaan Tsutgalan, a famous waterfall about 10 meters wide and 20 meters high in the middle the Orkhon Valley. Here we will meet with the horse guides and the horses. From the Orkhon waterfall, we will ride to the Buureg valley at the foot of the Bayan mountains.

Stay overnight in local family’s guest ger. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3. Ride to Duruu Lake

After breakfast we will ride to the first of the Eight Lakes, Duruu Lake. On the way, we will see the small White Horse Lake and Bayan Lake. When we arrive at Duruu Lake, you may notice that it looks like a saddle's stirrup.  

Stay overnight in a tent. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4. Over the River and Through the Woods

After breakfast we will ride to Deer Lake. We will see other small lakes such as the Huis, Shana, and Haya Lakes. During today's ride, we will cross small rivers and mountains, so don't forget you camera!

Stay overnight in a tent. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 5. The Biggest and Most Beautiful

After breakfast, we will ride all day to the biggest of the Eight Lakes, Shireet Lake. We will again be crossing streams and mountains in order to see Khaliut Lake, one of Mongolia's most beautiful lakes.

Stay overnight in a tent on banks of Deer Lake. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 6: Deer lake-Khuis lake –Buureg valley

Early in the morning, we will ride back to the Buureg Valley.  We will again see Khuis Lake and Shanage Lake. We will cross the Bayan mountains on horseback and eat lunch somewhere along the way. After lunch, we will ride to meet the family we will stay with for the night.

Stay overnight in a ger. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

Day 7: Buureg-Elsentasarkhai

In the morning, we will drive west to the beautiful Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes. We will then eat lunch in a ger camp. After lunch, we will switch from riding horses to riding camels and venture through the sand dunes. In the evening, we will have some time to explore the sand dunes freely.

Stay overnight in a ger. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 8: Elsen Tasarkhai - Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, we will have some time to see the sand dunes early in the morning. Then, we will leave Elsen Tasarkhai and return to your hotel in Ulaanbaatar.

Breakfast and Lunch

Tour Price:

5 people: 505 USD per person

4 people: 580 USD per person

3 people: 615 USD per person

2 people: 650 USD per person

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