Day 1 - Arrival at Karakorum
Ulaanbaatar - Karakorum 365 km
Our team will pick you up from anywhere in UB and send you to Kharkhorin, the old capital of the Mongolian Empire. For groups of less than 5 people, we will take you to the public bus to go to Kharkhorin which is the final stop. Our guide will pick you up in Kharkhorin and bring you to a ger camp to have a dinner and relax. For groups of 5 or more, we will rent a private bus for you.
Day 2 - Visit of Karakorum
Karakorum - Orkhon Camp 115 km
After breakfast, you will visit the Erdene Zuu buddhist complex and its wall of 108 stupas, built on the ruins of the old Karakorum. After lunch, you will visit the museum of Karakorum which is probably the best museum of Mongolia. Your guide will tell you more about Karakorum and the Mongolian history. Then, you will leave Karakorum to go to the heart of the Orkhon Valley. On the way, you will stop at Urtiin Togoi scenic spot. You will have a dinner and spend the night at Orkhon camp.
Day 3 - The Orkhon Waterfall
Orkhon Camp - Orkhon Waterfall 7 km
The third day is dedicated to kayaking on the Orkhon river. Firstly, you will hike to Ulaan Tsutgalan, the largest waterfall of Mongolia, 7 km away from the camp. On the way you will stop by a nomad family to taste their dairy products and learn more about the nomadic way of life. Once at the waterfall, you will have a lunch and embark on your kayak to descend the river, which is very impetuous on some spots and very calm on others. If you are not comfortable with rafting, you can come back to the camp with our driver. Once at the camp, you can do some fishing, play archery, volleyball, pétanque, or just relax.
Day 4 - The Tuvkhun Monastery
Orkhon Camp - Tuvkhun Monastery 35 km
Early in the morning, you will head towards the Tuvkhun Monastery, founded by the monk Zanabazar in 1648. We will either ride or walk through the forest to the Monastery located on top of the Shireet mountain. After visiting the place and having your lunch, you will return to the bus and head towards Tsagaan Sum about 10 kilometers away from Tuvkhun. There, you will explore the ruins of the Ogodei's palace.
Day 5 - Mogoit Spa or day relax
Orkhon Camp - Mogoit Spa 37 km
On day 5, you will relax in the hot springs of Mogoit Spa. But before that, you will hike through the forest to the sacred mountain of Tsagaan Khairkhan (the white rock). The hot springs of Mogoit Spa are said to have been discovered by Zanabazar.They contain sulphur and have therapeutic virtues. You can come back to the camp with our driver. Once at the camp, you can do some fishing, play archery, volleyball, pétanque, or just relax.
Day 6 - Departure from Bat Ulzii
Orkhon Camp - Ulaanbaatar - 480 km
That's almost the end of your trip. After breakfast your guide will bring you to the little town of Bat Ulzii to take the public bus back to UB. Departure everyday at 10:30. For groups of 5 people or more, we will arrange a private bus to bring you to UB directly. Your will arrive in UB around 7pm.
Hiking, rafting & horseriding
From €410* / person
In this tour, you will discover Karakorum, the ancient capital of the Mongolian Empire, as well as the other landmarks of the Orkhon Valley such as its waterfall, Tuvkhun Monastery and its hot springs. You will hike, ride and kayak on an amazing adventure.
All Transportation costs
1 night in a camp in Kharkhorin
4 nights at Orkhon camp
French or English Speaking guide
1 day kayaking
1 day horseriding
Entry fee for Erdene Zuu monastery
Entry fee for Karakorum Museum
Tax for entering the Orkhon Valley
Entry fees for hot springs
DOES NOT INCLUDE
Passport and visa fees
* prices vary according to group size
RATES BY GROUP SIZE
2 people 620/pers.
3 people 550/pers.
4 people 490/pers.
5 people 450/pers.
6 people 430/pers.
7 people & + 410/pers.
Single supplement - 10euros / night
We offering camel riding, horse trekking and hiking tour based on local community. Nomadic families live in the area are main parts of the tours. They will supply camels, horses, meals, and accommodation for tourists.