Incredible Riding along Sacred Otgontenger Mountain


Ancient nomads' cradle, Otgontenger is a sacred and mysterious mountain in western Mongolia. The horse riding tour gives an opportunity to deeply explore the region and local nomadic culture.

11 days
  • Horseback
  • Flight
  • Tented_camping

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Otgontenger Mountain

Day 1:
Flight to Uliastay

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 travellers 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)


Day 2:
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 Otgontenger Uul is the biggest granite wall in Mongolia.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)


Day 3:
Otgon Hot Spa

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

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)


Day 4:
Chuluut River

Today we will ride along the Chuluut River.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)


Day
5 - 6:
Badar Khundaga

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)


Day
7 - 9:
Khukh Nuur Lake

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

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)


Day 10:
Khukh Nuur Lake

Today we will arrive at Uliastai to catch our flight. Uliastai 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)


Day 11:
Free Day in 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)


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Otgontenger Mountain

Day 1:
Flight to Uliastay

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 travellers 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)


Day 2:
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 Otgontenger Uul is the biggest granite wall in Mongolia.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)


Day 3:
Otgon Hot Spa

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

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)


Day 4:
Chuluut River

Today we will ride along the Chuluut River.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)


Day
5 - 6:
Badar Khundaga

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)


Day
7 - 9:
Khukh Nuur Lake

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

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)


Day 10:
Khukh Nuur Lake

Today we will arrive at Uliastai to catch our flight. Uliastai 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)


Day 11:
Free Day in 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)



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  • Meals 10B, 11L, 10D
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  • Camping and kitchen equipment
  • National park entrance fees/Museum and Monasteries entrance tickets

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  • Hotel in Ulaanbaatar
  • City touring
  • International transport
  • Passport and visa costs
  • Medical, trip insurance and evacuation costs
  • International airport taxes, excess baggage charges. Local flights are limited to 10 kg.
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  • Laundry
  • Telephone calls
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