Eight Lakes Horseback Tour

Tours - Horseback tour
Price: $650
8 Days / 7 Nights
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Description

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


 

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Fare

included

Highlights

Perfect introduction to Mongolia for first time visitors
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Get up close to native wildlife

 

Itinerary

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 km long stretch of dunes surrounded by forested steppe.

We will trek along the dunes and then travel 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.

We will be crossing 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 get to cross streams and mountains 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 have the opportunity to see Khuis Lake and Shanage Lake again. We will cross the Bayan mountains on horseback and eat lunch somewhere along the way.

After lunch, we will ride to meet the family that 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.

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