Horseriding Adventure Trip in Otgontenger Mountain - 11 days

DAY 1: Flight to Uliastai Town
DAY 2: Otgontenger Mountain
DAY 3: Otgon Hot Spa
DAY 4: Chuluut River
DAY 5-6: Badar Khundaga River
DAY 7-9: Khukh Nuur Lake
DAY 10: Drive back to Uliastai
DAY 11: Flight back to Ulaanbaatar
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Otgontenger Mountain

Detailed description

Donoi Valley

Flight to Uliastai Town

Zavkhan aimag is situated in the western part of Mongolia. On the North it borders with the Russian Federation. The eastern edge of Zavkhan aimag is the western flank of the Khangai Nuruu, the second highest mountain range in Mongolia, and a spectacular area of forests and lakes, dotted with snow-clad peaks, white-water streams and hot and cold springs. The southern and western parts of Zavkhan, usually ignored by visitors and by Mongolians because of poor roads and transport, is a sharp contrast – a land of vast deserts, sand dunes, salt lakes and mountains where rain falls once or twice a year. Because off its awkward location few travelers pass which is pity. Scenery is some of most dramatic and varied in the country. You will be picked up by our team at Donoi airport. Our jeeps will drive us along the Bogd River through the Donoi Khundii open valley to reach our starting point close to the granite formation. This place is called Mod Tolgoi.

(Tented Camp L, D)

Otgontenger Mountain

For 2 days we will ride into the direction of the Otgontenger Mountain. Otgontenger Uul is the highest peak of the Khangai Nuruu range and Mongolia’s 5th highest mountain. Its peak is at 4020 meters above the sea level. Otgontenger is the only mountain of the Khangai range that is capped with a glacier. The mountain is one of the worshipped mountains of Mongolia.  Worshipping began during Khunnu times by the first governing state of Mongolia, and this tradition continues to the present day. Historically, this mountain was initially protected in 1818. The peak and its environs have been protected since 1992 to conserve the high mountain ecosystem. The south face of Otgon Tenger Uul is the biggest granite wall in Mongolia.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

Otgontenger Mountain

Otgon Hot Spa

We will ride another 2 more days to reach the Otgon Hot Spa.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D

Zavkhan Province

Chuluut River

Today we will ride along the Chuluut River.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D).

Horse Milking

Badar Khundaga River

After more riding, we will reach in the area of Otgontenger’s glaciers. Close to here is the Badar Khundaga Lake, located on the lower slopes of Otgontenger Mountain.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D).

Valley in West

Khukh Nuur Lake

We will ride for the next 3 days, passing Khurh Nuur Lake and ending our trekking at Nart Lake.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D).

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Drive back to Uliastai

Today we will arrive at Uliastai to catch our flight. Ulistai is surrounded by mountains on all sides and one of the remote aimags of Mongolia. It is quite and pleasant place.

(Hotel, B, L, D)

Horseman with his Horse

Flight back to Ulaanbaatar

It is time for us to leave the beautiful place and take a flight back to the capital city, Ulaanbaatar. You may enjoy the free afternoon to catch up all the places you haven’t visited yet. You might as well check the beautiful cultural show enjoy the colourful and rhythmic Mongolian dance, throat singing & admire the contortionists.

(B, L)