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16 days / 15 nights

Total 16 days of tour, 9 days will be on horseback from the Tarniin river lined with small dunes of Bayan-Gobi we reach Kharkhorin, the ancient capital of Mongolia near the Orkhon River. It will serve as a thread up to small falls, where we will reach Khangai area and Naiman Nuur-lakes. Continuing south, we pass ridgelines leading to strange desert hills. Usually 6-7 hours of riding provided.

Brief Itinerary

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  • Day 1: Fly to Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 2: Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 3: Ulaanbaatar – Kharkhorin
  • Day 4: Kharkhorin – Orkhon River
  • Day 5: Steppe and the mountains of Khangai
  • Day 6: Tuvkhun Monastery (2312m)
  • Day 7: At the nomads of the Orkhon Valley
  • Day 8: Falls, rivers and beautiful cliffs of the Khangai
  • Day 9: Loading the yaks for a 4 day trip independently and
  • Day 10 -12: Lake of Naiman Nuur
  • Day 13: Cliff Shuranga.
  • Day 14: Dunes Bayan Gobi
  • Day 15: Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 16: Back to country

Images of the Tour

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  • Day 1: Fly to Ulaanbaatar

    Fly to Mongolia with stopover in between.
  • Day 2: Ulaanbaatar

    Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to the hotel, and after a rest directly visit to Gandan Monastery, Historical Museum, Zaisan Hill and Bogd Khan Winter Palace etc. Overnight in hotel
  • Day 3: Ulaanbaatar – Kharkhorin

    In the morning, departure to Kharkhorin in with 4x4 across the steppe, which is an ancient capital of Mongolia in the 16th century. Meet our guides and horses for a superb route with a friendly team. Overnight in ger camp.
  • Day 4: Kharkhorin – Orkhon River

    Visit the Erdenezuu monastery, the jewel of the ancient capital of the Mongol Empire. Hiking and cross the cervix and the Orkhon River. Bivouac.
  • Day 5: Steppe and the mountains of Khangai

    Taking shortcuts through hills and Rocky Mountains, visit to nomadic families, where we descend steppe meadows to reach Khukh Ergiin Denj. Many camps yurts, horse herds, sheep, yak and rich and varied flora (Rhubarb, carnations, wild onions, edelweiss etc) and one beyond the sables and marmots cross your path. The steppe, good place, more than ever, to great gallops! Bivouac.
  • Day 6: Tuvkhun Monastery (2312m)

    By mountainous trail we reach the monastery Tuvkhun 16th century and is located on top of the mountain Ovoot Undur of 2312 m high. After this visit, descent of the mountain towards Khoit Aguit in a wooded coniferous environment. Here, will experience beautiful view of the Orkhon Valley (Uvurkhangai Khangai province). Overnight in tent beside a cliff.
  • Day 7: At the nomads of the Orkhon Valley

    We descend to the Orkhon River where we stringers to several waterfalls sites and cliffs, crossing the passage of numerous yurts and nomadic camps, many opportunities encounters and sharing airag (fermented mare's milk). Landscapes of volcanic rocks from the eruption back over 20,000 years. Bivouac
  • Day 8: Falls, rivers and beautiful cliffs of the Khangai

    We continue to the famous falls of Ulaan Tsutgalan, which are about 24 m high in Orkhon. Overnight in yurt in a nomadic family near the cliff Khar Khyasaa
  • Day 9: Loading the yaks for a 4 day trip independently and

    Loading yaks for a 3 nights, 4 days trip independently and departure to the source Khyatruunii Am. Visit the nomad family of the valley and meeting with local people who depend on livestock. Bivouac.
  • Day 10 -12: Lake of Naiman Nuur

    For three days, we cross the mountains that surround the "Orkhon" the eight lakes of Khuisiin Naiman Nuur. They are located at 2500 m above sea level and are the place of arrival of riding. Bivouac
  • Day 13: Cliff Shuranga.

    For a beautiful valley which blends colorful volcanic hills and lush meadows, we reach the cliff Shuranga and huge rock in the shape of a camel. Last canter and last evening with our equestrian guides. Bivouac near the rock by the river.
  • Day 14: Dunes Bayan Gobi

    In the morning, we separate from our horses and guides and then start with a 4x4 with whom we join the road through the village and dunes Uyanga Bayan-Gobi gradually back to Ulaanbaatar. Bivouac near the dunes.
  • Day 15: Ulaanbaatar

    Free day for city tour, shopping, watch the traditional performance and having a dinner with team. Hotel
  • Day 16: Back to country

    Fly back.
Single supplement charge US$300   


Included Services

  • Full-time services of your local guides.
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Private transfers and transports
  • Twin/double share accommodation: Centrally located, good 3* hotel in Ulaanbaatar, good tourist camps at each destination
  • Meals as listed (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
  • Naadam Festival tickets and arrangements
  • Visa support invitation letter where applicable
  • Exclusive Great Naadam festival souvenir!


Not included in the price


  • International Airfare/train tickets + Tax
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, camera or video fees at any sites etc.
  • Tips for your guide and driver (discretionary). 


  • For children of a family (0 – 3 years old) is 100% free of charge
  • For children of a family (4 – 12 years old) is 40% free of charge
  • Courier bringing min 4 pax
  • More attractive prices for groups of 12 and more people!
  • 1 free space for every 16 PAX

Accommodation on Mongolie Voyages tour 

Ulaanbaatar: Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia has many hotels ranging from basic 1* to high-end 5*. Some international hotel chains have opened such as Kempinski, Ramada, and Best Western to name a few. Some of Mongolie Voyages tours do not include hotel accommodation in Ulaanbaatar, where clients are advised to take care of their own accommodation in Ulaanbaatar. Please refer to your tour program (Included services and Exclusions section) for more details. Your Mongolie Voyages travel advisor is happy to assist you with hotel booking on your request. Below you will find some suggested hotels in Ulaanbaatar: 

  • Best Western Gobi Kelso ***
  • Springs hotel ***
  • Ramada hotel ****
  • Kempinski Khan Palace ****
  • Best Western Premier *****

Outside Ulaanbaatar: Please take in mind that traveling in the countryside of Mongolia is often tough, a trip is conducted in remote areas where there’s no hotel and paved roads exist.

Outside of Ulaanbaatar, tourist Ger camps are the best accommodation for travelers. A Ger is Mongolian traditional dwelling made of felt layers and wooden construction, and the Mongols have lived in Gers since the time immemorial. Tourist Ger camps offer comfortable Gers with 1-4 beds with good bedding, and also have western style showers and WCs (mostly shared). A few Ger camps offer en-suite Gers at additional charge (please ask your Mongolie Voyages travel advisor for this). Due to remoteness some tourist Ger camps may not excel in service, so travelers may not always expect high pressure showers, bubble baths or gourmet food etc. 


Food on Mongolie Voyages tour 

During your tour in Mongolia you will be eating in good restaurants in Ulaanbaatar, we have a great variety in restaurants in the capital city. Once you are outside the capital, Ger restaurants in Ger camps and local cafes in the small towns and villages will be the places where you will be eating. Ger restaurants often have set menu, but their food is usually very good (Ger camps provide mostly continental breakfast, lunches consist of salad, soup, main course and dessert, whilst, dinners are usually salad, main course and dessert).

During your longer driving days you will take packed lunch from Ger camps (often vegetable salad, main course such as fried chicken/noodles/dumplings and a chocolate bar etc). Vegetarians are well taken care of both in Ulaanbaatar restaurants and tourist Ger camps.


Luggage allowance on Mongolie Voyages tour 

When you travelling overland in a vehicle (minivan & jeep), it would be suitable if you have 20kg luggage per person (max). However, please kindly note that domestic flight luggage allowance per person is 15 kg (10 kg for the check in luggage and 5 for the carry on luggage). For 1kg extra luggage you pay US$2 - 5. 



The Naadam festival is the biggest and most joyful celebration of the Mongols. It takes place on the 11-12th July annually. 

The festival itself originated from the era of Hunnu Empire (209 BD) and was originally organized as a competition to test the skills of Mongol warriors between tribes. The festival comprises the "Three Manly Sports": wrestling, horse racing and archery. A fascinating and interesting event for all is where the 9 White Flags of Chinghis Khan are carried in a ceremonial parade from the State Parliament House to the Central Stadium and many other events to name a few.

512-1024 wrestlers compete on the green field of the State Central Stadium-there is no time limit, no weight category and the arena is not fixed. They have the most number of tricks and the Mongolian national wrestling is the most challenging wrestling in the world. Mongolian wrestlers wear traditional Mongolian boots and special clothes for wrestling, Zodog - a small open-fronted vest.

It's impossible to imagine the Mongols without their horses. Mongol horse is small in body but as strong as rocks! There are 6 different categories of Mongol national horse racing depending on the age of horses. The riders, both boys and girls are aged between 5-12 and the distance of the race ranges from 15-30 km. Horses race on natural track and natural barriers. The racers train their horses for a month on a strict diet and everyday training.

There's no need to argue on that the Mongols are the best archers in the world. Archery, originating from time immemorial, is the oldest sport of the Mongols. Traditionally, this was only men's sport but nowadays both men and women compete in separate divisions. Male archers shoot on a 75m range while female archers shoot on a 60 m range.

Why to take a Naadam festival tour? Naadam festival tour includes the Mongolia Great Naadam Festival Holiday that takes place in mid July once a year. Naadam festival tours are the highlight of Mongolia and the Naadam festival itself is a fantastic event. We invite you to our Naadam festival trips in Mongolia.

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