Hiking with Yaks in Central Mongolia (11 days)


Route Yak Hiking

Hiking in the Khangai Mountains with pack yaks to Naiman Nuur, Eight Lakes, one of the amazing landscapes of Mongolia, called the “Mongolian Switzerland”

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

Day 2: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, Khustai Nuruu National Park
Morning arrival at Chinggis Khan Airport in Ulaanbaatar, transfer to the hotel, after short break at airport we will drive for 2 hours to Khustai Nuruu National Park, there is a project for reintroducing the “Przewalski Wild Horse” (called „Takhi“ by Mongolians, which is the one of ancient wild horses) back to their native land. In the afternoon from our base ger camp Extra Ger (managed by local nomads) we will hike to water place of Takhis (approx. 15 km), back to ger camp we will drive by our car, in the evening traditional Mongolian cuisine with the first night in Mongolian ger.

Day 3: Kharkhorin
In the morning we will drive to the ancient capital of Mongolia, Kharkhorin, on the way we will pass the nature park Khugnu Khan, famous for its beautiful semi-desert landscape, hiking to the Uvgunt Temple Ruins in the valley of Khungu Khan Mountains (approx. 10 km). In Kharkhorin we will visit the monastery of Erdene Zuu (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and archaeological excavations of the palace of Uguudei Khan, in the evening folklore and stay overnight at ger camp.

Day 4: Waterfall Ulaanzutgalan
Trip to the largest and most beautiful waterfall Ulaanzutgalan, on the way hiking to the temple Tuvkhun (UNESCO World Heritage Site) on the mountain peak, from the eastern side over the mountain to the west (approx. 25 km), in the afternoon continue our drive to extra gers by waterfall.

At the Waterfall

Day 5: Lakes of Naiman Nuur
Today we begin our hiking tour with pack yaks in the beautiful mountain landscapes of the Khangai National Park to the lakes Naiman Nuur. On the way we visit the nomadic families, where we will learn about the yak milk products and daily life of nomads (approx. 30 km). Stay overnight in the tent.

Naiman Nuur

Day 6: Lake Khuis Nuur
In the morning we hike toward to the eastern lake Khuis Nuur over pass Bodonchiin (approx. 30 km), stay overnight in tents at the lake.

Pack Yak

Day 7: Lake Shireet Nuur
We hike to the largest lake Shireet Nuur, on the way we visit the other lakes. Late in the afternoon we will return to our base camp at the lake (approx. 25 km).

Day 8: Back to the waterfall
In the morning, we hike back to the waterfall, on the way stay overnight in tent near by nomads (approx. 30 km).

Day 9: Extra Gers at waterfall
Today, in the afternoon, we will reach our extra gers (approx. 30 km), in the evening farewell dinner with our local guide.

Day 10: Ulaanbaatar
Morning drive back to Ulaanbaatar, in the late afternoon we arrive at the hotel of the city. We will have time for shopping in State Department Store for Souvenirs, in the evening farewell dinner with folklore.

Day 11: Departure
Early morning transfer to airport for departure.