Known as the Blue Pearl of the Mongolia, the Khuvsgul Lake tour is probably the most breathtaking and diversified tour in terms of landscapes and distances you will have to cover. It is by far the furthest and most challenging tour we offer, hence it’s only suitable for intermediate/pro level riders, who can manage riding long distances each day (200-350km off-road). The lake itself is located in the northwest of Mongolia, at the foot of the eastern Sayan Mountains. It is 1,645m above sea level, 136 km long and 262m deep. It is the second-most voluminous freshwater lake in Asia and holds almost 70% of Mongolia’s fresh water. The lake is surrounded by several mountain ranges. The highest mountain is the Burenkhaan/ Munkh Saridag (3,492 m). As you can imagine, the surrounding area is full with diverse flora and fauna. In fact, you will see one of the nicest sceneries and landscapes Mongolia has to offer. The area is home to the famous argali sheep, ibex, bear, sable, moose and wolves. The region hosts three separate, unique tribes: Darkhad, Buriat and Tsaatan, the only tribe in the world that still rides on reindeers. Shamanism, rather than Buddhism, is the religion of choice in this part of Mongolia, we will visit different sites so you understand their way of living.
1. Terrain:85% off-road
2. Travel truck: Kamaz 43118 With sauna
3. Total : 1700 km
4. Daily rides: 100 – 350 kilometers
5. Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
6. 10 days / 11 nights of travel in the countryside
7. 2 nights in Ulaanbaatar city
8. 100% fully supported off-road tour
1. Pick up service from and to the airport
2. Private support team
3. All meals during the trip
4. All camping gear needed
5. Last hotel night in Ulaanbaatar
6. Ger camp costs
7. National park entrance fees
8. Support vehicle
9. 1 guide/tour leader, 1 mechanic, 1 private chef, 2 assistants
11. Bottled water, drinks, snacks
1. Flight expenses
2. Visa cost (group visa available for 50 euros for per person)
3. Health insurance Protective gear (available for rent, 25€ per day per person)
Starts and ends in Ulaanbaatar
Visit one of the most stunning regions in Mongolia
Explore the Tuur River Valley and the mammoth Genghis Khan Statue
Ride through a vast unspoiled landscape of rolling green hills and distant valleys
Travel through a landscape of volcanic craters and lava fields
Pass through an alpine forest and over a steep pass
Ride into an incredibly remote part of Mongolia
11 nights’ accommodation
You will be accommodated for 1 nights in three star hotels and 11 nights in established ger camps and tents. A flexible attitude is needed, as services in these extremely remote regions of central Asia will not be what you are accustomed to. All accommodations are on a twin share basis. If you are traveling alone, Enduro Expedition will pair you up with another solo traveler. The ger camps are pre-erected traditional carpet floored and felt-lined tents that are very large, each one with a log fire as the centerpiece. Each tent has a number of beds with mattresses, pillows, and linen.
DAY 1 – ULAANBAATAR
We will pick you up from the airport and take you to Hotel9 (unless you have reserved a different hotel during the booking process), which is located right next to our right center of Ulaanbaatar. You will meet with our entire team later in the afternoon to receive your equipment, followed by a thorough safety briefing. Welcome dinner will be hosted by our team in Ulaanbaatar.
DAY 2 – SAND DUNES 350KM
We will start riding towards Khuvsgul. You will get a glimpse of what its like to ride the endless Mongolian steppe. We will pass by Khustai National Park, the place where successful reintroduction Przewalski’s horse happened. Our first stop will be at the Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes, of course you can go ride camels. We will sleep in our tents, right next to the dunes, the first bonfire is waiting for you.
DAY 3 – TSENKHER HOT SPRINGS 200KM
During the morning we will have some more time to enjoy riding in the sand dunes. Once we continue our way, we will stop by Khar-Khorum, the ancient capital of the Mongol empire, where we will pay a visit to the biggest and oldest buddist monastery of Mongolia: Erdene Zuu. Going further, the Orkhon valley landscape will blow your mind. We will reach the Khangai resort ger camp and will round up the evening by relaxing in the +60°C hot springthermal water.
DAY 4 – TERKHIIN TSAGAAN LAKE 202KM
One of the most beautiful parts of the tour as you will pass by the breath taking Chuluut river canyon and the ancient volcano called Khorgo. Our destination is on the shore of the beautiful lake Terkh, also called White Lake, where we will enjoy the service of Maikhan Tolgoi tour camp, its one of the nicest camps in entire Mongolia. We can enjoy horse riding. If you like fishing, now is the time!
DAY 5 – ZUUN LAKE 150KM
Ride through the endless grasslands, Rocky Mountains and rivers to our next ger camp, Dalai Van, next to Zuun Nuur. The scenery is simply beautiful, you are surrounded by mountains and trees. You will definitely enjoy the remoteness of this area.
DAY 6-7 – KHUVSGUL LAKE 240KM
We will approach the highlight of the trip – the Khuvsgul Lake. Our team will be welcoming you at the east shore of the lake. We will now start camping in our own tents, located in a remote part of Khuvsgul, right next to the lake. By the time you arrive everything will be ready and set up. We will relax and enjoy next 2 days by the lake visiting the famous Tsaatan tribe, the only one in the world still riding on rein deers, do some hiking, fishing etc. We can of course do some day trips explore the surrounding area.
DAY 8 – TARIALAN 246KM
Time to go back home, as it’s still a long way to go! We will head to Tarialan province from Hatgal. Sceneries of the nature on the way will surely take your breath away.
DAY 9 – ERDENET CITY 230KM
Erdenet is the second largest city in Mongolia, built by Russians next to one of the biggest copper mining in the world. After 8 days of riding in remoteness, finally you will get back to civilization and have a chance to enjoy the nightlife of Erdenet city.
DAY 10 – ULAANBAATAR 360KM
From Erdenet city we are taking you all the way back to Ulaanbaatar during the morning. You will arrive in Ulaanbaatar city during the afternoon some sightseeing or cashmere shopping if desired. Mongolia is world famous for its high quality cashmere products, our staff will show you the best places to go to. We will have a big good by dinner during the evening, in the city’s best hot pot place.
DAY 11 – DEPARTURE
Departure day, we will take you to the aiport.