Eight Lakes Horse Trekking
The itinerary below and price quote is intended for travelers starting their journey in Mongolia. Accommodation: 2 nights in a ger camp; and 4 nights in tent.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
Best dates: From middle of May – middle of September
Hotel: Ger camp *
Total driving distance: 740 km
Price from: USD 1021 pp (pair travelers)
Will be updated soon. Please see itinerary on for detailed information.
Day 1. UB – Elsen Tasarkhai – Karakorum (370 km)
After breakfast, the tour starts off in direction of “Elsen Tasarkhai” sand dune in Uvurkhangai province with your guide and driver. Here you can see a sandy Gobi like terrain and experience camel riding at your cost. As it is on the way to Karakorum, you will stop by and continue to the ancient capital ruins with lunch on your way. In the Karakorum you can visit Erdenezuu, Turtle rock, museum of Karakorum and Khaadiin Khaad hill. Dinner and overnight stay is in the ger camp. (L, D)
Day 2. Karakorum – Orkhon Valley – Uurtiin tokhoi
In the morning you meet your horses and two horse assistants that will accompany you through the travel. After your personal belongings are loaded, the travel starts off on a horseback via north side of Orkhon Valley, into the Uurtiin Tokhoi. Lunch and dinner is on the way, and in the evening you choose to camp where it is suitable for you. (B, L, D)
Day 3. Tuvkhun Monastery
Today you will travel further to Tuvhun Monastery, where Undur Gegeen Zanabazar has created the Soyombo scripts, of which the first symbol appears in our National flag. Lunch and dinner is on the way, and in the evening you choose to camp where it is suitable for you. (B, L, D)
Day 4. Shuranga Cliff – Eight Lakes
By riding through the extinct volcanic field you will see Shuranga rock cliff, and after a short while arrive in the Naiman Nuur (Eight Lakes), the very lakes that had been created by the volcanic eruption. Food and camping follow suit of previous days. (B, L, D)
Day 5.Eight Lakes – Orkhon waterfall
From the Eight Lakes, you travel back to Orkhon Valley where you will arrive in the Orkhon River Waterfall. Food and camping follow suit of previous days. (B, L, D)
Day 6. Orkhon Waterfall – Orkhon Valley
After camping near the Orkhon Waterfall, you travel back through south of the Orkhon Valley. Food and camping follow suit of the previous days. (B, L, D)
Day 7. Karakorum
Travel starts in the morning from the point where you put up a camp, then end in the evening when you reach Karakorum. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are on the way. Overnight in ger camp.
Day 8. Ulaanbaatar (370 km)
Travel back to Ulaanbaatar after breakfast. On your way back, you can visit the Khustai Natural reserve to observe “Takhi” wild horses. Arrive in UB in the evening and the tour ends at your accommodation.
The price is based on *** hotel rate.
Upgrade to **** and ***** hotels are possible at your request.
Price for children aged 2-12 get discounted.
Infants travel free, with their own equipment.
Package price includes:
Package price includes:
- Airport or train station transfers in Ulaanbaatar
- Accommodation: Hotel***, ger camp*
- Your preferred language speaking guide
- Chaffeured transport during the tour
- Entrance fees to National Parks and protected areas
- Tickets to museums and art performances
- Meals as mentioned in itinerary
- Two bottles of 0,5 liter drinking water per day
- Sightseeing as per itinerary
Package price excludes:
- Visa application fee
- International airfare or train tickets
- Travel insurance
- Single room supplement
- Hotel extras (phone calls, laundry, minibar,. etc)
- Personal toiletries
- Gratuity to local guides and drivers
- Optional excursions unless stated in the itinerary
How to get a visa?
If you are a citizen of one of the 46 countries that has been granted “visa-free access” to Mongolia, or 41 countries covered in a 30 day visa-free visit regime until 31st December 2015, you do not need to present a visa when entering Mongolia for tourism purposes. With exception of those, visitors are required to have a valid visa issued by Mongolian diplomatic missions or honorary consuls abroad. The following materials are required to obtain a visa under grounds of tourism:
- Passport, valid for at least six months from the end of intended period of stay in Mongolia
- One passport size photo
- Completed and signed Visa Application Form for Tourists
- Invitation from Mongolia (Either an invitation of the receiving entity, or an official request of the sending country and the organization).
- Transit visa processing requires visa for next destination, and copy of onward tickets.
How to get to Mongolia?
By airways: Providing you with comfort flights, Mongolian national flag carrier MIAT – Mongolian airlines operate scheduled and chartered flights to Ulaanbaatar from Berlin, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka and Beijing. The Chinggis Khaan international airport, conveniently located 18 km southwest of the capital, hosts following carriers apart from MIAT:
- Hunnu Air
- Aeroflot Air
- Korean Air
- Turkish Airlines
We will always be happy to help arrange your international flights to Mongolia. By railways: If your holiday duration and plan allows, another great way to get to Mongolia is via trans-Mongolian train. This is possible either from Moscow or Beijing. The journey takes 4 nights and 5 days from Moscow, and 1 night and 2 days from Beijing. It is a magical journey which takes you from the heart of buzzing downtowns of metropolises into nomadic Mongolia, past the Great Wall of China through the Gobi desert, or Russian countryside villages through the Baikal Lake. Also trains to border cities run every day, as the cities of Ulaan-Ude (Russia) and Erlian (China) are both popular get-away destinations for locals, for a little cultural sightseeing and a bit of shopping. You can let us handle your international railway tickets, to make your travel plan even smoother.
What to bring? What to wear?
Yes, you would want to pack a few additional things to make your travel more comfortable.
- Your personal toiletries
- Summer hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
- Earplugs to use when camping in the countryside
- Small headlamp or a flashlight
- Portable battery charger for your phone, tablet, camera etc.,
Small first aid bag including following:
- Small adhesive bands
- Blister plasters
- Medicine to treat occasional diarrhea
- Lip balm
- Wet tissue
- Mosquito repellent cream
- Sleeping bag or sleeping sack
- Mosquito net
- After sun cream when possible
- Trekking shoes
- Weatherproof jacket
- Wool hat, gloves, scarf
- Spare pairs of socks and underwear
- Bathing or swimming suit
- Other casual clothing
Foreign currency can be exchanged at . commercial banks and Mongolian national currency “Tugrug” are in notes of 1, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 20,000. The US dollar is preferred currency. Credit cards are also accepted at major hotels, restaurants and tourist shops. UB and major cities have ATMs.
Mongolian nationwide electricity output is 220V/50HZ in a European style plug. Most likely all the wall sockets will feature 2 widely spaced round pins. But no worries if your device is different, because universal plug converter is commonly found at relatively cheap price here in Mongolia.
Mongolians have several national holidays and celebrations, and when we talk about celebrating holidays, we mean to do it nationwide. Believe us, celebrations take festive forms in most cases, and some certain are