On this 4-day circular route we travel more than '1000 km' and will visit the unusual granite mountain at Baga Gazriin Chuluu, temple remains at Ongi Khid and another beautiful mountain, Zorgol Khairkhan nearby the sand dunes at Ovurburd Els. Most of the population in the countryside still live a nomadic or semi-nomadic existence, moving frequently with their herds of animals. Nevertheless, in recent years many families have moved to the city, so we may ride for a considerable distance across the wild and beautiful land without encountering people or vehicles. Accommodation will be at traditional ger camps.
Zorgol Khairkhan mountain is composed of granite rock, being in the Granite Belt of Mongolia. It has an elevation of 1686 meters above sea level and was mentioned in "The Secret History of the Mongols".
The steppe zone of Mongolia is a sea of grass covering 20% of Mongolia and is crucial for the livestock of Mongolia's semi-nomadic herdsmen. These permanent pastures, undisturbed by ploughing or artificial chemicals are rich carpets of sweet smelling herbs, flowers and grasses.
Ongii Hiid was a very large monastery built on the banks of the Ongii river. It was destroyed during the religious purges of the 1930s, but the ruins are still fascinating and attempts are being made to restore the site.
Circular route is south through Tuv "Central" province then around Middle Gobi Province and return to Ulaanbaatar.
Arrive in 'Ulaanbaatar' and go to hotel. Afternoon or evening meet the tour leader and rest of group for pre tour meeting to discuss the day by day itinerary and safety issues. Overnight in hotel.
Make an early start to get out of Ulaanbaatar city and onto the road leading south to the Gobi. The road is black-topped for a while, then soon becomes a rough jeep track as it crosses the green rolling hills of Tuv (“Central”) Province. Ride on to 'Baga Gazriin Chuluu', a mountain of unusual granite rocks which are home to ibex, marmots, steppe fox and plenty of birds of prey. Overnight ger camp.
Ride through the picturesque granite rocks of Baga Gazriin Chuluu, then turn westwards and ride through Delgerkhangai village to Saikhan Ovoo. Nestled in the mountains, on a bend in the river, are the extensive ruins of 'Ongii Hiid' monastery. Overnight ger camp.
Drive back north to Ulaanbaatar, stopping on the way for lunch before riding through Sergelen village and arriving in the afternoon. Overnight hotel.
This tour is classed as 95% off-road and is fully supported tour
Accommodation on tour is always in ger camps
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 (shared twin room)
Traditional Ger Camps (shared Ger)
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
Baga Gazriin Chuluu
Ongii Hiid ruins
Nalaikh Mining Town
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
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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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