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Yak Cart Supported Trekking
(6 days)

Private tours available everyday
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$607
TOUR DESCRIPTION

Gorkhi Terelj and Khan Khentii are the most picturesque national parks close to Ulaanbaatar. At Terelj, you will enjoy picturesque scenery and cozy traditional dwelling ger camp. And, Khan Khentii National Park is a place to enjoy wilderness, emptiness, and beauty of Mongolia within a short period not traveling far from the city. The regular trekking, you can do almost everywhere. Even though, yak cart supported trekking itself is a fun, lifetime experience and feel of authentic Mongolia. We also see Genghis Khaan statue, considered the biggest statue of an equestrian and visit nomad families. Wilderness camping and evening bonfires are other highlights of the tour.

Most exciting experiences of the tour
  • Trekking in Khan Khentii wilderness area
  • Yak cart riding
  • Wilderness camping and evening bonfires
  • Stay cozy traditional dwelling Mongol ger (felt accommodation)
  • Try Mongolian barbecue
  • Giant statue of Genghis Khaan
  • Explore ruins of Gunj temple
  • Gorkhi Terelj National Park
  • Duration: 5 nights/6 days
  • Tour Grade: Moderate
  • Group Size: 1 to 16 PAX
  • Available: May 20 - September 15
PLACES VISITED

Hiking in Khan Khentii wilderness area, yak cart ride, a giant statue of Genghis Khaan, Gorkhi Terelj National Park

DETAILED ITINERARY
Day 1: Giant statue of Genghis Khaan and the trekking starts

Meet with your guide and driver. Launch the tour to Khan Khentii National Park. On the way, we will visit Genghis Khaan statue complex. This 40 m tall statue of Genghis Khaan is considered the biggest statue of an equestrian in the world. See the Tuul River valley and Khan Khentii Mountains while standing on the mane of the statue horse. The journey continues further and we visit a nomad family where we will meet our local yak cart guide. Learn first-hand about the nomadic life and start the adventure. Our adventure continues along beautiful valley of the Baruunbayan River, today and next couple of days. In the evening, we will have authentic Mongolian barbecue for dinner and enjoy evening bonfire.(80 km driving and 12 km hiking)

What’s Included: camping, yak cart
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: The hiking continues

We will continue our hiking through the Baruun Bayan River Valley. A picturesque green valley with forestry mountains on one side and with the river on the other side is the best pastureland and summer area of the nomads. Nomads’ traditional dwelling gers and their fenceless grazing flocks of sheep, goats, horses and cattle including yaks in the beautiful valley is today’s scenery. (18 km hiking)

What’s Included: camping, yak cart
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Hiking into depths of the mountains and visit ruins of Gunj temple

Our today’s destination is ruins of the 17th-century Gunj/princess temple. The hiking takes place on trails of coniferous tree covered mountains. When you trek more into depths of the mountains, nature turns into pristine and wild. After exploring the temple ruins and the surrounding picturesque areas, we will continue our trekking back to Gylalzahiin Adag. (17 km hiking)

What’s Included: camping, yak cart
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Half day trekking and tour to Gorkhi Terelj National Park

Today is our last day to trek in Khan Khentii National Park. The trekking continues down the Baruun Bayan valley. Have field lunch and meet our vehicle. Drive to Gorkhi Terelj national park. The picture of Gorkhi Terelj is outstanding granite stone mountains tower in spectacular shapes and natural landscapes. On the way, we will see legendary Turtle Rock. Check in a ger camp and be refreshed from the adventures while having running water shower and dinner at the ger camp restaurant. (7 km hiking and 30 km driving)

What’s Included: ger camp, yak cart
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Drive back Ulaanbaatar

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar after 1.5 hours driving. Check in a hotel and free day to discover the city your own. (65 km driving)

What’s Included: 3* hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Departure

We will transfer you to the airport/railway station.

What’s Included: departure transfer
Meals: Breakfast

Tour price per person
  • 1 PAX
    1235$
  • 2-3 PAX
    882$
  • 4 PAX
    688$
  • 5 PAX
    607$
    (more attractive price for more than 5 PAX)
Discounts:
  • For children of a family trip
  • One free space for every 16 PAX
  • Low season discount:
    5-10%
    (May, September)
  • Please contact us for more trip details.
The tour includes:
  • 1 night in a 3* hotel (Double/twin share)
  • 1 night in a ger camps (Double/twin share)
  • 3 nights in the tent
  • English speaking guide
  • Yak cart and local guide
  • Support vehicle and transfer services
  • Camping and cooking gears
  • 2*0.5 liter bottled water per person per day
  • Entry fees to the museums and the national parks
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
The tour excludes:
  • Items of personal nature
  • Alcoholic drinks, beverages and bar bills
  • Bar bills, laundry, telephone calls
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Visa Fee
  • International transportation
  • Optional activities and additional services
  • Single supplements
  • Gratiuty for the guides and drivers
Is this tour suitable for me?

This is a moderate tour suitable for travelers of all age categories. Average daily hiking distance is 15 to 18 km. A yak cart loads our kitchen, camping gears and possibly our luggage will be following us all day long. As the tour is suitable for everybody, the trekking can be shortened driving the yak cart depends on your physical condition and age. For example, it is a fun for small kids. However, it is shaky when driving the yak cart on the bumpy roads. We will spend 3 nights in the tent and 1 night at a ger camp. An average altitude of the hiking area is 1500 to 1600 m above sea level. Another advantage is we will be in the picturesque national park just after 2 hours driving from Ulaanbaatar. So that we will spend more time in nature rather than drive long.

Accommodation

The tour includes 1 night in Ulaanbaatar at traveler type 3* hotel, 1 night at a ger camp and 3 nights in the tent. Good quality camping gears and cooking equipment will be provided by the company including 2 layer waterproof tents have floors, humid mats, air mats, sleeping bags suitable as low as -3°C, kitchen tent has a capacity of 8 people, camping table and chairs. The hotel category will not be limited by the 3* hotel we offer. It can be changed to higher or lower categories and there will be a price difference. For more detailed information on accommodation, please visit our recommended hotels in Mongolia, Mongolia ger camps.

Guides

Most of our company guides are English speaking. They are all friendly, helpful and most of them were born and grown in the countryside. Therefore, they have good knowledge about every aspect of Mongolia and have at least three years or more years of guiding experience. Except for your interpreter-guide, one or more nomad men will be your yak cart driver depends on the participants’ number. Your guide will be a cook for a small group of 2-4 PAX and we will provide a cook if the group has more than 4 PAX or for small groups at the base of additional payment.

Transportation

Most of our tours were designed with four wheels driving Japanese van Mitsubishi Delica driven by experienced, friendly and good mechanic-drivers. For bigger groups, Russian van will be used due to its capacity and load availability or used solely for luggage and kitchen. For more information about the vehicles, you may check Mongolia transportation page.

When to take the tour?

The most suitable time to take the tour is between 15 May and 15 September. The weather will be warm this period of the year. In Mongolia, the weather fluctuates a lot; hourly, daytime and at night. Average day temperature of summer is +27°C and highest +36°C (in June, July, August). Average day temperature of May and September is +21°C and highest 28°C. The temperature drops 15°C to 20°C down in the evenings and at nights. The temperature could dramatically fall if it rains. May have occasional chill wind and snow falls in May, September, at the beginning June and at the end of August. July is the hottest, as well as the wettest month of the year. Get monthly weather outlook here. For your pre-departure preparation, you may check detailed packing list of the trekking tour. The listed items are just giving you an idea, not mandatory.

To plan your dream holiday or customize the tour exclusively for you, what to do and see in Mongolia page may help you.

As well as, please check attractions in Central Mongolia

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