Horse trekking in Eight lake & Orkhon valley
/ per person
- 10 Days 9 Nights
- Orkhon Valley
- 8 People
Khuisiin Naiman Nuur – The Jewel of Central Mongolia
Nestled 520 km from Ulaanbaatar, within the Uvurkhangai province, Khuisiin Naiman Nuur, or the Eight Lakes, is a sanctuary of natural beauty. Surrounded by coniferous mountains and picturesque wildflower meadows, this hidden gem is a mere 35 km southwest of Ulaantsutgalan/Orkhon waterfall.
Volcanic Legacy Unveiled: Formed by ancient volcanic eruptions, the Eight Lakes, including Shireet, Mukhar, Khaliut, Bugat, Khaya, Duruu, Khuis, and Onon, are part of the 11500-hectare Khuisiin Naiman Nuur Nature Reserve. Positioned 500 m to 3 km apart, each lake narrates a unique tale.
Adventurous Trails Await: Accessible on horseback or by hiking from the northern side, the area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Shireet, the largest lake, is a crown jewel reachable by a sturdy 4WD from the southern side.
Seasonal Symphony: Cool summers, with daytime temperatures averaging +20°C and nighttime at +15°C, create an ideal escape. But beware, the lush grassy landscapes attract flies. Arm yourself with fly spray for an undisturbed exploration.
Unveil Nature’s Secrets: Unlock the wonders of Khuisiin Naiman Nuur, where tranquility and adventure intertwine. Your journey promises an odyssey of unparalleled beauty and discovery in the heart of Mongolia.
- Accommodation: Ger camps and tented camps
- Guiding: Expert interpretation and navigation
- Meals: Full board with local and international cuisine
- Transport: 4×4 vehicles or minivans
- Entrance Fees: To protected areas and national parks
- Horse Guide and Horses: For an authentic horse trekking experience
- Camping Equipment: Provided for a comfortable outdoor stay
What’s not included:
- International Airfare: Arrange separately
- Personal Equipment: Bring your own gear
- Optional Activities: Additional costs outlined
- Excess Baggage Charges: Check airline policies
- Single Room Supplement: Available for an extra fee
- Alcoholic Drinks: Not included
- Travel insurance
Embark on a thrilling journey to the Khugnu Khaan Natural Reserve, a haven of mountains, forests, steppes, desert, and mineral water sources all nestled in one incredible location. Uncover the magic of three distinct natural zones as you hike and climb through this diverse landscape. Connect with local herders, experience nomadic hospitality, and add a touch of adventure with a camel ride to the mesmerizing sand dunes. Your night unfolds in a nomadic family’s traditional ger or a comfortable tourist ger camp.
Witness the majesty of the Orkhon Valley as you explore the Red Waterfall, a natural wonder sculpted by volcanic eruptions and earthquakes 20,000 years ago. Cascading from an impressive height of 20 meters and spanning 10 meters in width, this waterfall provides a stunning backdrop for photographing yak herds. Immerse yourself in the nomadic lifestyle with an overnight stay in a nomadic family’s ger.
Embark on a four-day trek through the Eight Lakes, leaving behind your 4x4s and loading luggage and food onto pack horses. Your expert guide will introduce you to the art of riding Mongolian horses before you traverse high mountainous terrain and lush pineapple tree forests. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the heart of nature and find the perfect spot to pitch your tents. Explore the captivating beauty and wildlife of this pristine landscape, contributing to the preservation of its natural charm.
Horseback trek back to Bodongiin Am with a picturesque picnic lunch on the way. Our vans await near the Buureg tourist camp, ready to transport you to a local waterfall family. Revel in a Mongolian traditional BBQ, culminating a day filled with adventure and cultural immersion.
Indulge in the therapeutic waters of Tsenkher, one of Mongolia’s largest hot springs. With a temperature of 86 degrees, high alkalinity, and a touch of fluoride, these hot springs offer the perfect relaxation and health restoration. Retreat for the night in a comfortable tourist ger camp.
Arrive at Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake within the White Lake National Park. Stay on the picturesque banks of White Lake, exploring the ancient Khongor volcano crater and other natural wonders. Your overnight experience includes staying with a nomadic family or opting for the comforts of a tourist camp.
Embark on a morning drive to Kharkhorin, the capital of the Mongolian Empire in the 13th century. Explore the grandeur of the largest monastery, “Erdene Zuu,” and local museums unraveling the tales of the Great Mongol Empire, Stone Age, and Bronze Age. Marvel at the unique phallic and turtle rocks before spending the night in a cozy ger hostel.
Conclude your incredible journey with a scenic drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Share memories and reflections during a farewell dinner at a local restaurant, savoring the bonds forged and the extraordinary landscapes discovered on your unforgettable 4×4 horse trekking adventure in Mongolia.