We are constantly researching and improving routes in order to be able to offer new and exciting tours with interesting features that are not offered by any other travel company. This off-road “Mongolia Master Rally” Motorcycle Trail is our NEW trip and it follows part of the route taken by the 'Mongolian Automotive & Motorcycle Association' annual event.
Ikh Gazariin Chuluu is in the granite belt of Mongolia. The highest peak is Erlug Uul, 1706 meters above sea level. This area of unusual rock pinacles is about 70km north east of Mandalgov in Gurvansaikhan sum.
Baga Bogd Uul mountain is one of the three mountains of the Gobi-Altai mountain range. It has an altitude of 3590 meters above sea level. There are many rare animals such as Argali and Siberian ibex. In total, 2260 plant species occur in Mongolia of which 500 are herbal plants. Also Mongolia is the habitat of 140 mammal species and 390 birds.
The desert-steppe zone on the northern rim of the Gobi Desert is a transition zone - a dry region of parched grasslands and salt pans, with many grasses and shrubs that are unique to central Asia. The flowers are a mix of alpine, temperate and Mediterranean.
In the arid Gobi Desert region of Mongolia occur groves of the unusual small Saxaul tree "Haloxylon ammondendron". It is the only kind of wood available that nomads can use for heating and cooking.
These dramatic rocky mountains form a marvellous backdrop to Buren village in Tuv (“Central”) province. At the top, the pinnacles of granite rise vertically to the sky, whilst at the bottom is a “raashan” , a mineral water spring that has been decorated with silk scarves and prayers.
Arts Bogd Uul is one of the three great mountains (Bogd) of the Gobi-Altai mountain range. They rise up from the steppe and dominate the horizon for many hours along the route (Day 5) in the district of Bogd village.On the northern part of the mountain is the site of a big forge of Palaeolithic age.
Most of the 1600 km's are off-road; sometimes the track will be fast and other times it is rough and difficult so technical skill and stamina are required because the daily riding hours are long. The trip is in a remote part of ‘Ovorkhangai’ province and we travel south from Ulaanbaatar to the edge of the Gobi Desert, returning via a more mountainous landscape. Accommodation will be wild camping in tents with no luxurious facilities.
Mongolia is a great place for a motorcycle tour, but it is only suitable for confident riders with off-road experience. The routes are too remote and the terrain too rough for beginners. In parts of the country there are no facilities for tourists so we camp in the wilderness.
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and go to hotel. Afternoon or evening meet the tour leader and rest of group. Start pre tour meeting. Meeting talks about day by day itinerary and safety issues. Overnight in hotel.
After allocating the bikes, set off from the city, riding first to ‘Nalaikh’, then going off-road. The landscape is open and hilly with several low passes to cross. There are some unusual granite rock formations, such as those near to the small temple of “Emgui Had” which is surrounded by white stupas. Around midday we reach the pilgrimage site of “Eej Had” (“Mother Rock”) visited by local people who give offerings of sweets, tea or money. After lunch continue riding to the village of ‘Bayan-Tsagaan’ and set up camp in the surrounding hills. Overnight 'Outdoor Camp'.
Ride to ‘Gobi Ugtaal’ village then to the mountains known as “Ikh Gazariin Chuluu” where the highest peaks are at an altitude of over 1760 meters. This is an amazing place with a dramatic skyline and is a very photogenic lunch spot. The landscape then becomes more ‘desert-like’ as we ride southwards in the direction of the Gobi, and the herds of camels are often large. Arrive at ‘Mandal-Gobi’, capital of Middle Gobi province, in the afternoon, then ride a little further to set up camp on the open steppe. Overnight outdoor camping.
The track proceeds towards the dark massif of “Delgerkhangai” mountain, which we ride towards for several hours before arriving at the village of ‘Delgerkhangai’ at the foot of the mountain. The road winds up into the mountains to the highest pass at 1502 meters altitude. This is another unexpected and exciting mountain range in the middle of the central 'Mongolian Steppe'. Exit the mountains and ride on mainly flat terrain in an increasingly remote wilderness, many tracks of which are not marked on maps at all. Overnight 'Outdoor Camp'.
We ride parallel with a range of low rocky hills with many holes and caves in. As we approach the northern edge of the Gobi Desert the ground becomes sandy with many pink flowering grasses and “Zag” (“Saxaul”) trees. This is the true home of the "Bactrian Camel". Sometimes the track is sandy, but if it rains this turns to sticky clay making very difficult driving; occasionally the road has been destroyed by rain. Pass beside “Ulaan Khamariin Bulsh” whose red cliffs are an interesting feature on the landscape., while ahead lie the big dark “Arts Bogdiin Nuruu” mountains. Finally arrive at the village of ‘Bogd’. Overnight outdoor camping.
Now travelling northwards, many tracks criss-cross the countryside, dividing and re-joining, or going off in another direction. Sometimes the road is in a very poor condition having been 'partly destroyed' by flooding, and after rain would be muddy and difficult to ride. Cross a bridge over the “Arguut” river and pass through several small villages before setting up camp in the hills leading to ‘Sant’ village. Overnight outdoor camping.
From the village of ‘Sant’ the scenery is pretty with fertile rolling hills and layer upon layer of mountains in the background. Some areas have unusually 'shaped rocks' and there are ancient graves are in the area of “Shireet“ mountain.Ride to Erdenedalai village then north to the unusual Zorgol Khairkhan granite mountains in Bayanunjuul district. Overnight camping.
This tour is classed as 95% off-road and is fully supported tour
Accommodation on tour is always wild camping
Non riders are welcome to join any of our motorbike tours. Price is available on request
Available to hire: KTM 450EXC
100% fully guided motorcycle tour
This tour will run with a minimum of 4 people
We accept other major currencies
All Meals (except UB) & Bottled Mineral Water
2 Nights Hotel "Continental" (based on 2 people sharing twin room)
6 Nights Camping Hire of Tents (based on 2 people sharing tent)
Special Permited Area Fees
All Transportation (except Airport Transfer)
Motorbike Insurance (3rd Party)
Motorbike Protective Clothing
Motorbike Damage Security Deposit (fully refundable)
Motorbike Hire ( motorbike hire USD $130 per day including fuel)
Alcohol and Soft Drinks
Eej Had "Mother Rock"
Ikh Gazriin Chuluu mountains
Delgerkhangai mountain pass
Bichigt Khutul mountain eagles nests and flowers
Mountain, Steppe and Desert Zones
Herds of Bactrian Camels
Ride literally OFF THE MAP
When choosing which trip you want to do you will need to consider the tour dates, the cost the length of the tour and type of accommodation. See the chart below for easy comparison:
Mountain, Forest, Steppe
Desert & Steppe
Mountain, Forest, Steppe
Mountain, Desert, Steppe
Desert & Steppe
Ikh Gazariin Chuluu is a nationally protected area in the granite belt of Mongolia. The highest peak is Erlug Uul, 1706 meters above sea level. This area of unusual rock pinacles is about 70km north east of Mandalgov in Gurvansaikhan sum. Located in the province of Dundgov, "Middle Gobi", this is said to be the windiest place in Mongolia. Amongst the rocks is a natural stage in the most dramatic setting where performances of traditional music and dance take place during the summer months.
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We organize several fixed date group trips to Mongolia including mountain biking, motorcycling, horse riding, trekking and cultural trips. You are welcome to join as an individual or if there are several friends together. This is a good way to travel in Mongolia if you want the companionship of others and to meet some interesting people.
Mountain bike group tour in northern Mongolia beginning with an overnight train to the start point.See More Information
Motorbike group tour to the Gobi Desert passing through South Gobi province.See More Information
Horse riding tour in the Orkhon valley of Central Mongolia where Genghis Khan made his capital.See More Information
Motorbike group tour in Eastern Mongolia to the place where Genghis Khan was born.See More Information
Naadam festival group tour in Central Mongolia includes the annual village summer sporting festival.See More Information
Short motorbike group tour to Terelj National Park and the eastern province of Khentii.See More Information
Camel trek in the Gobi Desert along the Gurvansaikhan mountain range.See More Information
Cultural adventure tour in Central Mongolia includes riding horses, camels and yak cart.See More Information
Our new motorbike group tour across Middle Gobi and Ovorkhangai provinceSee More Information
Overland group tour through Middle Gobi and down to the Gobi Desert in the south of Mongolia.See More Information
Middle Gobi motorcycle tour includes the monastery ruins at Ongii Hiid.See More Information
Adventurous trekking adventure in the mountains of western Mongolia using camels as pack animals.See More Information
Motorcycle group tour to the Khorgo Volcano and White Lake National Park in Central Mongolia.See More Information
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