THE ORKHON VALLEY - 7 DAYS - 1050 KMS
FOR THOSE WHO DON'T HAVE MUCH TIME BUT WHO WANT TO EXPERIMENT THE NOMADIC LIFE
DAY 1: ULAANBAATAR TO DASHINCHILEN 220 kms
Departure from Cheketours to avoid the traffic in UB. This is the big start. Today, we drive to Dashinchilen through the Khustain Nuruu (Birch mountain) Nature Reserve. This nature reserve is a mountain where wild Prejevalsky horses are being re-introduced.
Sleep in a small hotel just opposite the petrol station.
DAY 2: DASHINCHILEN TO OGII LAKE 120 kms
A freshwater lake in eastern Arkhangai, in central Mongolia. It is known for its fish and for birdlife. It is a stopover point for migrating waterbirds of the family Anatidae. Almost half the lake is less than 3 m deep.
There are several yurts from nomad families where you can sleep.
DAY 3: OGII LAKE TO KHARKHORIN 73 kms
The ancient capital of the Mongolian Unified Empire back to the XIII century and Erdene Zuu Monastery, a monastery built back in 1586 using not a single nail
Sleep in guesthouses or hotels that are plentyfull in the city
DAY 4: KHARKHORIN TO TSENKHER HOT SPRINGS 120 kms
A short day of driving that will be rewarded on arrival by hot water baths in which we will dive with delight.
Sleep in yurts from nomad family
DAY 5: TSENKHER TO TUVKHUN MONASTERY 80 kms
A SMALL 2 HOURS TREK - One of most beautiful monastery complex is situated on a forested rocky mountain, on the boarder of Uvurhangai and Arhangai provinces.ﾠ
Enlightened Bogd Gegeen Zanabazar chose the place to build a monastery in 1648, when he was 14 years old. The construction of the monastery started in 1651.ﾠ
Sleep in yurt - nomad family
DAY 6: TUVKHUN MONASTERY TO KHOGNO KHAN 150 kms
ocky formations of Khogno Khan : semidesert steppes, taiga, stunning rocky formations, 80-kilometre (49,71 miles) long sand dunes, are characteristic of this arid area nicknamed "Mini-Gobi".
Sleep in yurts - nomad family or tourist camp.
DAY 7: KHOGNO KHAN TO ULAANBAATAR 270 kms