12 days Gobi Desert & Eight lake horseback tour

Tours - Horseback tour
Price: $104
12 Days / 11 Nights
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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 want to experience local nomadic family culture.

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Ger Camp/Nomadic Family Tour:

6 people: 104 USD per person/per day
5 people: 108 USD per person/per day
4 people: 114 USD per person/per day
3 people: 122 USD per person/per day
2 people: 141 USD per person/per day
1 person: 192 USD-perday

Budget (Tent) Tour:
6 people: 52 USD per person/per day
5 people: 55 USD per person/per day
4 people: 61 USD per person/per day
3 people: 70 USD per person/per day
2 people: 90 USD per person/per day
1 person: 180 USD per day


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 

Not included

International airfare
Personal items
Optional activity costs
Alcoholic drinks
Travel insurance


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DAY 1 Tsagaan suvarga ( White stupa)
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)
DAY 2 Drive To Yoliin Am
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)
DAY 3 Drive To Khongoriin Els Sand Dunes
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. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY 4 Driving To The Bayanzag /Flaming Cliffs
Today after breakfast, we have the option of riding camels around the sand dunes for one hour before leaving.
We will drive to the Bayanzag which is an important fossil finds have been made. It was given 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 staying overnight with their ger.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY 5 Driving To Ongiin Khiid
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 Barilam Khiid on the north bank and the Khutagt Khiid on the south.

The monastery used to have about 1000 monks and built in the late 18th century for dedicating the first visit to Mongolia by a Dalai Lama.
Bari lam monastery in the north bank of the river consists of 11 temples. Khutagt lam monastery which is located in the south bank of the river, is consists of 17 temples. 4 temples of this monastery served as universities in which pursue trainings of mathematics and astronomy, philosophy, secret mantra and meditation, and medical.
It’s said that it is the point of the huge energy concentration center. There is a mineral springs that is good for stomach in the eastern side of the ruins.
The monastery destroyed by communists during the political purges in 1937 and 200 high ranked monks were murdered and rest of the monks were forced to become herders.
The monastery was reopened in 1990 and current Dalai Lama visited in 1992.Within the frame of this restoration, 1 major temple is reconstructed, a stupa was built for the memory of victims that repressed in political purges and 2 ger museum were established collecting the monastery artifacts items.
After we explore the ruins of the Ongiin Khiid we will drive to the campsite for staying overnight tonight.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY 6 Drive To Horse Riding Destination –Orkhon waterfall
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)

Stay overnight in a ger.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY 7 We are starting our horseback riding trip for Buureg valley, Naiman Nuur
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 other 7 lakes.
DAY 8 Full day riding a horse
During the day we will see great landscapes, a beautiful lake and one of the wildest and unspoiled travel destinations of Mongolia.
DAY 9 Riding
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. We will stay overnight in our tents and families. After 3 days of horseback riding we will reach Orkhon Waterfall.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY 10 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 was existed in the thirteenth century.
As soon as we get the town we will visit Kharkhorin museum. In this museum, you will learn our history and how was the ancient Karakorum city in 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, Dinner
DAY 11 Elsentasarkhai Gobi – Khangai combined area
This morning after having breakfast we will drive to Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes which is a semi desert typed beautiful landscape with big sand dunes. We will have our lunch on the way and will be transferred to a next family ger. We are going to have an optional camel riding before dinner. After having dinner we can hike around the sand dunes. We can possibly see the sunset brilliantly in the area. Stay overnight in a ger.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY 12 After bidding farewell to our host family, we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar. When we arrive in Ulaanbaatar, we take you at your hostel or hotel in UB where the fantastic, adventure trip ends.

(Breakfast and Lunch)

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