Bike Tour through the Valley of the Orkhon River (15 days)

 

Route Bike Tour

Off road biking tour through the Khustai Nuruu and Khangai Nuruu national parks, two of the most beautiful landscapes of Mongolia.

Day 1: Departure
Departure from Europe to Ulaanbaatar/Chinggis Khan Airport.

Day 2: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar
In the morning arrival at Chinggis Khan Airport in Ulaanbaatar, transfer to the hotel, after breakfast short break, city tour including Gandan Monastery and the National Museum of Mongolia. After lunch we will visit the Choijin Lama Temple Museum, dinner at the hotel.

Day 3: Khustai Nuruu National Park
In the morning we drive to Khustai Nuruu National Park, there is a project for reintroducing the “Przewalski Wild Horse” (called “Takhi“ by Mongolians) back to their native land. We will bike from the parks research center via the water place of Takhis to our ger camp, managed by nomads (approx. 25 km). First night in a Mongolian ger.

Przewalski-Horses (Takhi)

Day 4: Deer stone and Turkish monument
Today we will have biking day to the deer stone from the Bronze Age, furthermore we bike to the Turkish monument of the 6th-8th Century (approx. 30 km).

Day 5: Sand dune of Elsen Tasarkhai, Nature Reserve Khugnu Khan
Drive in west direction to the sand dune of Elsen Tasarkhai and to the Nature Reserve Khugnu Khan. In the afternoon arrival at ger camp in the valley of the mountains Khugnu Khan, where we bike to the temple Uvgunt (approx. 30 km).

Day 6: Temple Schankh
First drive to the temple Schankh of the 17th century. Afterward we will bike to the beautiful and largest waterfall Ulaanzutgalan (approx. 40 km), on the way stay overnight in tent.

Bike Parking

Day 7: National Park Khangai Nuruu
Continue our tour by our bus-jeep to the national park Khangai Nuruu, in the afternoon we will bike from the stones of Hun period to the waterfall (approx. 30 km) and stay overnight in extra ger managed by nomads for tourists.

Monuments

Day 8: To yak breeding nomads
Today we bike to yak breeding nomads, where we learn about their daily life and taste yak milk products (approx. 40 km), stay overnight in extra ger.

Day 9: Temple Tuvkhun
We bike to the temple Tuvkhun, World Heritage Site (approx. 30 km). The temple is located 2300m high on mountain peak with a magnificent panoramic view. Stay overnight in tent surrounded by the beautiful landscape.

Day 10: Kharkhorin
We bike to the Orkhon Valley to the ancient capital Kharkhorin. On the way we pass the hot spring Jaran Raschaan (approx. 25 km). Stay overnight at ger camp.

Day 11: Khushuu Zaidam
Morning drive to Erdene Zuu, World Heritage Site, in Kharkhorin, visiting the monastery, in the afternoon we cycle via asphalt road north to the memorial site of the Turkish Empire from the 8th century at Khushuu Zaidam (approx. 40 km), stay overnight in tent.

Day 12: Lake Ugii
After a distance (approx. 40 km), we reach the lake Ugii. In the afternoon we have free time at the lake, stay overnight at ger camp.

Day 13: Khar Bukhiin Balgas
Today we cycle toward Ulaanbaatar (approx. 40 km) and in the afternoon drive to the monastery ruins of Khar Bukhiin Balgas from the 17th century, stay overnight at ger camp.

Day 14: Ulaanbaatar
In the morning we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar, in the afternoon we will have free time for shopping and sightseeing in the city and in the evening farewell dinner with folklore. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 15: Departure
Early in the morning transfer to the airport and departure.