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Khovsgol Lake & Mountains (Mountain Biking)


  • Riding beside the Khoridol Saridag mountains

    In the north of the country, this tour passes through some of the most spectacular scenery that Mongolia has to offer. After a one and a half hour flight to Moron, capital of Khovsgol province, the circular route begins northwards through the Darkhad Depression. Views of the high peaks are fabulous and there are unusual historical and geographical features in the area as well as some minority ethnic groups.

    It is classed as 100% off road

    With some sections on rough jeep tracks and others on horse trails. This is quite a tough itinerary, suitable for riders with some experience. Follow river valleys and cross over a high pass to arrive at the beautiful Khovsgol Lake, a fresh water inland sea.

Khovsgol Lake Mountain Biking Tour Map

Fly north to Moron in Khovsgol Province then cycle a big loop to finish at Lake Khovsgol

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Day By Day Itinerary

Day 12017

Day 1

KHOVSGOL LAKE & MOUNTAINS (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and go to hotel. Afternoon free time to see the city or just relax. Overnight in hotel.


Day 22017

Day 2

KHOVSGOL LAKE & MOUNTAINS (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Fly to Moron in Khovsgol province. Meet support crew, assemble bikes and start riding. See ancient 'Deerstone' sculptures These grave markers are one of the best examples of Central Asian nomadic sculpture and probably date from the Bronze Age, around 1000 BC. Overnight camping.


Day 32017

Day 3

KHOVSGOL LAKE & MOUNTAINS (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Continue riding towards Arbulag. The scenery is beautiful and remote. Nomadic herders continue living the traditional lifestyle, moving frequently with their herds of animals. Cycling is a very good way to be able to observe their way of life close up. Overnight camping.


Day 42017

Day 4

KHOVSGOL LAKE & MOUNTAINS (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Pass through Arbulag and ride on towards 'Bayanzurkh '. The mountainous scenery is amazing and the riding quite challenging sometimes. The rivers in this area are great for fishing and huge taimen fish live in the rocky waters. We ride along a path known as "the road of Genghis Khaan's chariots" which is associated with the Mongol Imperial conquests. Overnight camping.


Day 52017

Day 5

KHOVSGOL LAKE & MOUNTAINS (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Arrive Bayanzurkh near to a dramatic river canyon. Some of the local people are Darkhad, an ethnic minority group who engage in fishing, gathering and breeding 'Reindeer'. The name "Darkhat" was given to the local population in the 17th Century by the Bogd Gegeen, the religious leader of Mongolian. Overnight camping.


Day 62017

Day 6

KHOVSGOL LAKE & MOUNTAINS (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Ride eastwards along the Beltas river valley. The area is very remote and hardly travelled by tourists. The road may be marshy depending on how much rainfall there has been, so it can be difficult. Overnight camping.


Day 72017

Day 7

KHOVSGOL LAKE & MOUNTAINS (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Wonderful riding over a long pass and continue eastwards towards 'Lake Khovsgol' which is the largest freshwater lake in Mongolia. It is known as the "Blue Pearl" because of its crystal clear water. The waters flow out of the lake into the "Egiin Gol" river and finally reach Lake Baikal in Siberia, which is actually only 250km away. Overnight camping.


Day 82017

Day 8

KHOVSGOL LAKE & MOUNTAINS (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Continue riding into the National Park to reach Khatgal, the small port on the tip of Lake Khovsgol. The village itself has grown over the years and is no longer so shabby, though it is still disappointing that one can't get a good view of the lake without going round the corner to the shore. Overnight guest house.


Day 92017

Day 9

KHOVSGOL LAKE & MOUNTAINS (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Ride into the Khoridol Saridag mountains which stretch the full length of the lake. The rocky track and dry river bed crossings are tough, but rewarded by the first fantastic view of Lake Khovsgol from the top of a mountain pass. continue riding along the lake shore to reach the traditional ger camp at 'Jankhai'. Overnight enjoy the relative luxury of beds, hot showers and a restaurant meal overlooking the lake.


Day 102017

Day 10

KHOVSGOL LAKE & MOUNTAINS (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Enjoy the morning relaxing by the lakeside. Afternoon take the drive back to Moron town, a 5-6 hour journey, to complete the circular route. Overnight local hotel.


Day 112017

Day 11

KHOVSGOL LAKE & MOUNTAINS (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Transfer to the airport outside 'Moron' and fly back to Ulaanbaatar (Note: it is not yet know what time of day the flight will be). Evening enjoy the shops, restaurants and sights of Ulaanbaatar city. Overnight hotel.


Day 122017

Day 12

KHOVSGOL LAKE & MOUNTAINS (MOUNTAIN BIKING)

Depart.


PRICE: 

Price is available on request

NOTE: Price depends on how many people are in the group.

THIS TOUR ITINERARY HAS BEEN RESEARCHED & WRITTEN BY ©OTMT SOLELY FOR THE USE OF CLIENTS OF ©OTMT. IT'S USED BY ANY OTHER COMPANY IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

Tour Information:

• This tour is classed as 98% off-road and is fully supported tour.
• Accommodation on tour is mostly wild camping in tents.
• Non riders are welcome to join the tour and can travel in one of the support vehicles.
• We accept other major currencies.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  Ancient "Deer" Stones
  "Khoridol Saridag" Mountains
  "Bayanzurkh" River Canyon
  Lake "Khovsgol"
  "Darkhad" Depression

PRICE INCLUDES:

  Hotel in UB
  Meals on Tour
  Internal Flight
  Support Vehicle
  All Transportation

NOT INCLUDED:

  International Flight
  Visa cost
  Airport Transfers in UB
  Lunch and Dinner in UB
  Mountain Bike Hire



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