Adventure tours: Khentii Trailblazers
- Adventure tours
- Khentii Province
- Khukh Lake, Baldan Bereeven Monastery,
- 8 nights/9 days
- Adventure level:
- Moderate to Demanding
- Total driving km:
- May 15- Sept 15
The Khentii Mountain range rises out of the Terelj National Park across the Russian border. The range encompasses a fascinating transition zone between the taiga and mountain forest steppe. Here, you will see these uniquely Mongolian mountain landscapes where forests grow only on the northern slopes, with their southern sides covered in grass. With its rich heritage of human settlement, the Khentii region is an archaeologist’s paradise with constant new discoveries. Khentii also has an amazing and incredibly ancient human dimension. For thousands of years, the grassland-covered valleys, foothills and steppe along the range’s southeast have seen a succession of people and cultures. For nomads, this was ideal country for both herding and hunting, with plenty of summer grass and protected winter shelter up the valleys for their animals.
Day 1. Ulaanbaatar. Our team will meet you at the “Chinggis Khan” international airport and transfer to the hotel in the city. After rest, we will start our city tour starting from the Sukhbaatar square. This square is a spirit of the capital and famous for its surroundings including Parliament House, National Opera Theatre, Cultural Palace and House of City Council. Then we will visit Zaisan Hill that provides wide open view of the Ulaanbaatar. Visit in the Museum of National. We will end our day with traditional performance of folk songs, throat singing, horse-headed fiddle, ethnic dances and arty contortion. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 2. Huh Nuur. After breakfast we will motorbike to the direction of east. The Khukh Nuur lies in the Khar Zurkh Mountain which is great green area located in Tenkhermandal town in Khentii province. The lake is a beautiful fresh watered and located 1675m above the sea level. It surrounded by brilliant forested mountain which is truly attractive place in Mongolia. On the way, we will steppe landscape with many wild birds, flowers and local families who herd their livestock in the peaceful land of steppe. We will reach the lake in the late afternoon to see the everyday life style of Mongolian nomads. Overnight tent in the steppe.
Day 3. Binder, Khentii Province. After breakfast, we will bike to Binder, Khentii the province via Baldan Bereeven Monastery on the way. We will bike off roads. On the way we will see semi-arid and forest steppe landscapes and crossing beautiful small rivers and springs. Overnight in the tent or Chingisiin Toonot camp.
Day 4. Dadal, Khentii Province. After breakfast we will continue biking to Dadal sum. (Village) It is now generally accepted that the great Chinggis Khaan was born at the junction of the Onon and Balj rivers. Dadal is a gorgeous area of lakes, rivers, forests and log huts reminiscent of Siberia, which is only 25km to the North. There is no shortage of scenery to admire and bike around in. Overnight in tent.
Day 5. Dadal, Khentii Province/Gurvan Nuur. We will have free morning to spend in the surrounding area. Opportunities to ride a horses and yaks and hiking in the forest mountains. We will visit local nomads to experience their life. In the afternoon biking around beautiful combination of wild nature. Overnight in tent.
Day 6. Gurvanbayan Sum, Khurkh Collective Farm. Breakfast. Start biking to Khurkh Collective farm via Gurvanbayan village of Khentii province. Overnight in tent.
Day 7. Avarga Toson via Chingiss city. After breakfast we will bike Avarga Toson mineral spring via Chingis city of Khentii. There is the Avarga Toson Mineral Spring, from which Ogedei Khaan drank and was cured of a serious stomach ailment. Locals claim the water can cure up to 13 known diseases including ulcers, hepatitis and any pancreatic problems, and acts as a male aphrodisiac. Between the statue and the spring lie the underground remains of the ancient city of Avarga. Overnight in tent.
Day 8. Ulaanbaatar. We drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Full day of exploring Ulaanbaatar city and shopping in the State Department Store and cashmere outlet store. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 9. International Departure.