It is the shortest tour to visit the Eight lakes in the Orkhon valley. Eight lakes are one of the most wild, pristine natural part in the central part. Hiking through sand dunes and camel ride and two days horse trek in through beautiful lakes and visit honourable nomadic family.
Day 1: Elsen tasarkhai
Early in the morning, driver and guide will pick you up from your accommodation. We will drive to Elsen tasarhai mini sand dunes for 280 km. On the way, we will have lunch in a local canteen. After lunch, we will drive further to sand dunes. When we reach the dune, we will hike through. It is a good place to take photo. The granite rock mountain appears just north side of the dunes. Beside the dune, there is a small lake which enables to live nomadic families around. The free-grazing animals and the beautiful combination of the green part, sand dunes, lake and mountains make this place attractive. After a hike, we will ride a camel an hour. And drive to our staying place the teepee shaped camp in the rocky mountain valley.
Day 2: 8 lakes base camp
The green central part tour starts from today. The monadic families getting more, green mountains, yaks, horses will appear more frequently than the Gobi desert. We will have lunch in Arvaiheer town. We will buy our food for 2 days horse ride from this town. Afternoon we drive farther to 8 lakes base camp. We will drive over the mountains and hills. Evening arrives at the camp beside Shireet lake. Sleep in tourist Ger camp.
Day 3: Horse riding
We will ride horse for two days and see our car on the second day. The total riding km is nearly 10 km in two days. So you can take clothes and some stuff for a day in a small bag back. We will carry our luggage to yaks. Morning, preparing luggage and load up to our horses will take some time. The first day we will ride 4- 5 hours through 3 lakes. We will have a picnic lunch beside the shore of the lake. And Afternoon arrives at nomadic family. You will ride the same horse for two days. If you are riding a horse just the first time, it will be a new experience. Most of the beginner visitor ride very well. Our horses are calm with tourist and our horse guides – the horse herders are experienced with visitors. Today we will stay in nomadic family’s spare ger. The family has horses, sheep, goat and yaks. And they stay just close with the fourth lake.
Day 4: Horse riding and Orkhon waterfall
Morning, we will pack luggage to the horse and mount our horses. We will have a picnic lunch on the way in the forest. After riding 3-4 hours, see our car. The driver will pick up us and drive to Orkhon waterfall. You can swim in the river. We will stay beside the waterfall in a Ger camp. Evening, we will hike through a waterfall.
Day 5: Ulaanbaatar
After breakfast, we will drive to Ulaanbaatar. On the way, have lunch in a local town. It will long drive for 460 km. We will arrive in the city in the evening.
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For your journey in Mongolia, it is possible joining a fixed departure tour with a group, which has the advantage of providing a friendly atmosphere and to let you benefit from the best price. Our groups are composed of an average of 3 to 10 participants.
Our departures are confirmed without any additional fees to the price of 990 Euros from a minimum of 3 participants. If you are only 2 participants registered for this particular departure however, we can still organize the tour for you against an added fee of 300 Euros per person.