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2017 Mongolia Tour

Mongolia Highlights:

  • offroad heaven;
  • 90% double track off road riding

Tour Summary:

 

Tour price : USD $5,750* Duration: 15 days – 2,200 kms Road Conditions: 90% double track, 10% paved
June 1 – 15, 2017
June 1 – 15, 2018

 

Includes:

  • 14 nights accommodation; (2 hotel, 2 tented camp, 10 ger camp)
  • all meals
  • Guide on motorcycle
  • chase truck for carrying luggage
  • spare motorcycle
  • mechanic on tour
  • all tolls and park entrance fees
  • airport transfers

Prices for 2017:

Note: The prices for our Mongolia trips are in USD.

USD $5,750 with Kawasaki KLX250, Yamaha WR250 or WR450.

  • Lowered Yamaha WR250 available
  • Two person buggy available for USD$5995
  • Solo room supplement is USD$895
  • Passenger in 4×4 chase vehicle is USD$4250

Mongolia Tour Itinerary:

 
map
[Day 1]. June 1

UB-UB

Group tour to Genghis Khan statue. In 2008, a gigantic statue of Genghis Khan riding on horseback was erected on the bank of the Tuul River at Tsonjin Boldog, 54 km east of the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar, where according to legend, he found a golden whip. The statue is 40 meters tall and wrapped in 250 tons of gleaming stainless steel. It stands on top of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex, a visitor center that is 10 meters tall, with 36 columns representing the 36 khans from Genghis to Ligdan Khan. The statue is symbolically pointed east towards his birthplace.
 
Lodging in hotel in UB.

[Day 2]. June 2

UB-Baga Gazriin Chuluu Total 237km

We will start riding south towards the Gobi desert for about 100 kilometres on tarmac to get used to the bikes and then will hit the dirt track and continue west for 150 km to Baga Gazrin chuluu. Baga Gazriin Chuluu is a picturesque mountain in the Gobi desert. With at an elevation of 1.751 metres, it is located in the granite belt. It surrounded with vast green steppe but the area of 10 km diameter is fortressed with large rocks and wildlife. There is small monastery on the South East part of the mountain. The area has got many species of wild animals and birds, such as ibex, Sibirian argali, vultures, hawks and eagles.
 
Lodging in tented camp.

[Day 3]. June 3

Baga Gazriin Chuluu- Tsagaan Suvraga White Stupa 200km

We start riding south for 50 kilometers on a dirt track with quick stop to refuel the bikes in Mandalgobi, the provincial capital of Dundgobi province. A further 150 kilometers on tarmac and dirt tracks ends us in Tsagaan Suvraga. Tsagaan Suvrage is unique formation of sheer cliffs. It is interesting to see the sheer slope, facing north, which from a distance seems to be the ruins of the ancient city. The cliff is 30 meters high and 100 meters wide. Over thousands of years the wind has created this amazing structure.
 
Lodging in ger camp.

[Day 4]. June 4.

Tsagaan Suvraga-Yoliin Am (Vulture Nest) 136km.

We will play on the rollercoaster roads surrounding the cliffs in the morning and then 50 kilometres to hit tarmac and continue for another 100 where we will enter Dalanzadgad, the provincial capital of Umungobi. quick refuel re supply and continue to ride towards Yolin Am also know as Vulture Nest Canyon.

Lodging at ger camp.

[Day 5]. June 5

Yoliin Am-Khongorin els 193km

Start exploring Gurvan Saikhan. We start the morning with a visit to the natural history museum, and then into the Vultures Nest Canyon. It is located in a deep and narrow gorge in Gurvan Saikhan Mountain of southern Mongolia. The valley is named after the Lammergeier, which is called Yol in Mongolian. As the valley is narrow and deep we ususally find that we are riding along the creek bed with dozens of small creek crossings. It is not uncommon to find patches of snow and ice in the shadow areas of this canyon even into summer.
The entire route is dirt will see the gradual change of landscape from steppe to mountain range and then a large mountain of sand dunes. Khongorin els is one of the largest formation of sand also knows as  “singing sands” the meaning behind is that in fall when there is a north-western howling wind the tips of sand dunes make distinctive sound caused from air turbulence.
 
 Lodging at ger camp.

[Day 6].  June 6.

Rest day – dune visit, camel rides.

Free day dune climbing, camel riding relaxing or you still not tired some riding around the camp.

Lodging at ger camp.

[Day 7]. June 7

Knongoriin Els-Bayanzag 160km

Early start ride from Khongoriin els towards Bayanzag, this time we will be riding on the northern side of Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National park. Bayanzag means “many shrubs” in Mongolian, as this is the only place in the Gobi where trees are found. The place is also renowned for it’s paleontological findings as this is where Roy Andrew Chapman discovered dozens of vital paleontological findings.  The red gravel high cliffs and the emptiness will worth coming here.
 
Lodging at ger camp.

[Day 8]. June 8     

Bayanzag – Saikhan ovoo 132km

A flat 132 kilometre ride from Bayanzag to Saikhan ovoo will have us encountering many Bactrian camels on this route as this area is famous of herding camels. Our stop for tonight will be near Ongi Monastery, formerly one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia. It was established in the mid 16th century but during the Communist repression era the monastery was destroyed most of the monks were killed and exiled In the early 1990’s a few building of monastery were reconstructed and nowadays a few monks inhabits the monastery.

Lodging at ger camp.

[Day 9]. June 9

Today will be a long day early start and start riding towards Arvaikher, the provincial capital of Uvurkhangai. Refuel, resupply and hit the dirt tracks to Orkhon valley now you will notice a gradual landscape change small river crossings, alpine trees mountain passes and different day after Gobi will arrive in the evening in the Orkhon valley where you will feel a bit chillier from the high mountains.

Lodging at ger camp.

[Day 10]. June 10

Batshireet-Tsenkher hot springs 200km

If we are having pleasant weather, we will star early and take an extra excursion out to the Orkon valley and its waterfall, one of largest waterfalls in Mongolia. After lunch we continue on the dirt track to Tsenkher hot springs. This is a beautiful afternoon of riding and feels like Swiss mountain passes; grassy fields, with hours and hours of wildflowers. We have many river crossing today, and the route may be amended depending on the height of the rivers. Tsenkher hot springs is a natural hot spring resort in mountains.
 
Lodging at ger camp.

[Day 11]. June 11

Rest day.

[Day 12]. June 12

Tsenkher Hot springs  – Khar Khorin

Will start riding from hot springs towards Khar khorin, the ancient capital city of Khubilai Khan, grandson of Chingis Khan. The main attraction here is the Erdene Zuu monastery which was one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia before it was destroyed by the Communists in an effort to repress religion. Most of the monks were killed and the monastery was nearly destroyed. Today the monastery is still active and holds around 100 monks. We will also visit Erdene zuu museum that holds a unique artifacts of Hubilai Khan’s with the view of river and mountains.
 
Lodging at ger camp.

[Day 13]. June 13
Sand dunes – Khustai 200km

Today will be our longest day of riding on a paved road and for some it will be a great enjoyment after long days on a dirt tracks. Will start riding towards Hustai National park where Prizewalski wild horses were introduced in the park after near extinction. In the 1950’s a few number of horses were brought from Dutch zoo and were reintroduced in the park at the moment the horses are being successfully reintroduced and currently the park holds about 400 horses along with some red deer, marmots and many other mammals.

[Day 14]

Hustai-UB 100km

Short ride from Hustai to UB with option of taking a paved road or dirt track depending how the riders feel. Ride back to hotel. Check in bikes, last group dinner in UB.

[Day 15]

Fly out. Transportation to airport.