Gobi Desert & Eight lake's horseback tour

Tours - Horseback tours
Price: $108
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 wants to experience the local nomadic family culture.

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

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Group Tour
      1. Shared accommodation: 108$ per-person/per-day. 
          Usually, a Mongolian ger has 4 beds and you will share Ger with other travelers.
      2. Provate acommodation: 140$ per-person/per-day 

OvernightsGuest Ger of Nomadic family's  Or Tent 

Group Tour

    1. Shared acommodation: 170$ per-person/per-day
Usually, a Mongolian ger has 4 beds and you will share Ger with other travelers.
    2. Private accommodation: 220$ per-person/per-day

Overnights: Tourist Ger camp 

12 Days/ 11 nights      
Tent // Mongolia ger 

Age range:     

 7 to 80           
Operated in:

  • Driver + Patrol
  • English speaking tour assistant/cook ( on request)
  • All meals as displayed in the itinerary
  • Horse guides for every 3 pax
  • Riding horses, packing yaks, and horses
  • Entrance fees to national parks and monasteries
  • Bottled water supply 

Not included
  • International airfare
  • Personal items
  • Optional activity costs
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Ets


  • 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 



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 Climbing To The Sand Dunes
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)
DAY 5  Driving To The Bayanzag /Flaming Cliffs/
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)
DAY 6 Driving To Ongi monastery
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 the 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)
DAY 7  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 in Mongolian culture, way of life of nomadic families or tent. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY 8 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 the other 7 lakes.
We will stay overnight in a local family's ger or tent.
(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
DAY 9 Horseback riding in the Eight lakes
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)
DAY 10 Finish horse riding back to Buureg valley
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)
DAY 11 Drive To Kharkhorum ancient city
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
DAY 12 Drive Back Ulan Bator city
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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