This trek in in a beautiful part of the country which has some exciting geographical features and nomadic families living the traditional lifestyle. Hot mineral springs, used by the local people as health spas, are quite common in Mongolia, and the first part of our trek takes us to a small resort in the wooded hills of the Khangai mountains. Further north, the White Lake and its surrounding area were influenced by volcanic activity thousands of years ago creating some dramatic sights.
There are few steep slopes to climb and for the most part we can walk on rough jeep tracks.The distance planned for each days trekking varies from approximately 15-25km per day. However a support vehicle will always be at hand so if you prefer to do shorter daily walks this will not be a problem. Accommodation outside the city will be a mixture of traditional ger camps and camping in western style tents.
Walking tour in the Khangai mountains of Central Mongolia
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and go to hotel. Afternoon at leisure to look around the city. Overnight in hotel.
Jeep from Ulaanbaatar to Khogno Khan. Evening walk around the base of the huge granite mountain to find the tiny 'Monastery' on the other side. Overnight ger camp.
Drive to Kharkhorin and visit 'Erdene Zuu monastery' Drive on westwards to Tsenkher village and camp beside the river in a grove of trees.
Trek across the open plain then up into the Khangai mountains behind Tsenkher. Reach 'Tsenkher' hot mineral springs in the evening and bathe in the outdoor baths. Overnight ger camp.
Trek through beautiful alpine meadows and over three passes down to 'Tsetserleg' town, the capital of Arkhangai Province. Overnight camping.
Jeep northwards towards Tariat. Overnight camping at the bottom of the spectacular 'Chuluut ' river gorge. Evening fishing in the river or walking at the top of the gorge.
Short drive to Tariat village, then start the trek heading into the National Park. The scenery changes dramatically when one enters the park due to the effects of the lava flow from the now - extinct volcano. Hike over the pass and down to camp on the shore of the 'White Lake' . Overnight ger camp.
Trek along the shore of this beautiful lake, admiring 'Wild Flowers' and many species of water bird. Evening fishing or swimming.
Continue beyond the end of the White Lake to reach the small salt water Country Lake. Nomadic yak herders live here during the summer months and we will visit one family and join them for a cup of tea and a ride on the back of their yak and cart to see an ancient 'Stone Man ' sculpture in the area. Overnight camping.
Before leaving the National Park, take a short hike up the 'Khorgo Volcano 'and around the crater rim for magnificent views of the whole area trekked. Drive to Ikh Tamir. Overnight ger camp.
Jeep to 'Elsen Tasarkhai', an area of big sand dunes and desert vegetation. Evening explore the unusual desert surroundings on foot, horse or camel. Overnight ger camp.
Return to Ulaanbaatar. Overnight hotel.
NOTE: Price depends on how many people are in the group.
Hot Mineral Springs
"Chuluut" River Gorge
"Taikhir" Chuluu Rock
Ancient "Man Stones"
Hotel / Ger Camps / Tent
Meals and Drinking Water
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