Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape sprawls along the banks of the Orkhon River in Central Mongolia, some 320 km west from the capital Ulaanbaatar. It was inscribed by UNESCO in the World Heritage List as representing the development of nomadic pastoral traditions spanning more than two millennia.
You or your group will be joined by up to nine other people who share your interests and hobbies.
In Ulaanbaatar, you’ll stay in double or twin rooms of three-star hotels with Wi-Fi, hot water, and bathroom. While on the steppe, you’ll sleep in yurts (two to four people in each). The bathroom is usually in a common building close to the yurts. You’ll spend one or two nights in tents as well, somewhere in the middle of nowhere. The hospitality of the locals makes up for all the inconvenience. The guides will make delicious mutton stew, while you enjoy the friendlier, summery side of Mongolia.
There are in Arkhangai many old volcanos, which explains the presence of this hot water source that flows all year long at 1860 metres (1,16 mile) above the sea level in the sum of Tsenkher. The water is at 85,5°C (185,9°F).In a pleasant verdant wooded area, some yurts camps with equipment and baths with a less hot temperature have been set up for the travellers, but also for the nomads and the inhabitants.
- Terrain: 5% asphalt, 95% off-road
- Bike: rental bike ( SHERCO SEF450)
- Mileage: 1300 kilometers
- Daily rides: 100 - 350 kilometers
- Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- 7 days / 6 nights of travel in the countryside
- 2 nights in Ulaanbaatar city
- Non riders are welcome to join in all tours, price on request
- 100% fully supported off-road tour
- Pick up service from and to the airport
- Private support team
- All meals during the trip
- All camping gear needed
- Last hotel night in Ulaanbaatar
- Ger camp costs
- National park entrance fees
- Support vehicle1 guide/tour leader, 1 mechanic, 1 private chef, 2 assistants
- Bottled water, drinks, snacks
- Flight expenses
- Visa cost
- Health insurance
You will be picked up from the airport and checked-in to Hotel9 hotel (unless you have selected a different hotel during the booking) . In the afternoon all riders will meet our team and receive a safety briefing for the tour, followed by a 1-2 hour test ride. After that we will host a welcome dinner in the city center.
SAND DUNES 380 KM
The start of the adventure is an 280 km section of the Sand dunes (mini GOBI) and is our first challenge. Breakfast at the hotel and collection of our motorbikes, departure of off-road motorcycles and service vans, heading south and following the tracks on the Steppe. The Mongolian Steppe reveals itself to our eyes: starting from today, we will get views and contacts with the nomads and their lifestyle. Dinner and overnight stay in a traditional ger (YURTA) traditional Mongolian camp or camping outdoor depends on weather.
UURTIIN TOKHOI 160 KM
Breakfast and we will move west, stopping by the sand dunes of Mongol Els, then we will visit the old Mongolian capital and the Erdene Zuu Khiid, the first Buddhist monastery built in Mongolia 420 years ago. The monastery is surrounded by 108 magnificent stupas, which once counted almost 100 temples, 300 gers and almost 1,000 monks. Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape sprawls along the banks of the Orkhon River in Central Mongolia, some 320 km west from the capital Ulaanbaatar. It was inscribed by UNESCO in the World Heritage List as representing the development of nomadic pastoral traditions spanning more than two millennia.
TSENKHER HOT SPRING 240 KM
There are in Arkhangai many old volcanos, which explains the presence of this hot water source that flows all year long at 1860 metres (1,16 mile) above the sea level in the sum of Tsenkher. The water is at 85,5°C (185,9°F).In a pleasant verdant wooded area, some yurts camps with equipment and baths with a less hot temperature have been set up for the travellers, but also for the nomads and the inhabitants. Tsenkher hot springs have healing properties notably on articular diseases and nervous system’s diseases. Composition: sodium carbonate, hydrocarbonate, sulfate, fluorite, hydrogen sulfide. We will enjoy hot springs
UGII LAKE 150 KM
Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake also known as White Lake is a lake in the Khangai Mountains in central Mongolia. The Khorgo volcano is located near the eastern end of the lake and the Suman River springs from lake. The lake is located in Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park.
KHUSTAI NATIONAL PARK 280 KM
Ögii Lake is a freshwater lake in eastern Arkhangai, in central Mongolia. The lake, designated as a Ramsar Site of International Importance, is known for its fish and for birdlife. It is a stopover point for migrating waterbirds of the family Anatidae. Almost half the lake is less than 3 meters deep.
KHUSTAI NATIONAL PARK 280 KM
Hustain Nuruu National Park, also known as Hustai National Park, is a large conservation area in central Mongolia’s Töv Province. It’s known for its population of wild takhi (Przewalski’s horse) and its ger (yurt) camps. Trails lead across the steppe to the remote Moilt camp. In the park’s southwest, the Ungut monuments are a collection of ancient Turkic stone figures and Bronze Age rock carvings.
ULAANBAATAR 90 KM
Return to Ulaanbaatar, stopping for a picnic lunch along the way. The first 25km are across open steppe on the rough tracks we have become used to. After “Dashinchilen” the road (Millenium Road) has been ‘surfaced’, so the final stretch to the city should be a bit quicker. ‘Overnight in hotel’
Departure day, we will take you to the airport. Have a great flight and we hope to see you again during one of our other trips.