Genghis Khan Motorcycle Trail

7 - 14 August 2020 only USD $2395

Genghis Khan was born in Dadal near to the Siberian border in the north east corner of Mongolia. This is a beautiful area of mountains, forest, lakes and wide rivers. It is also of immense historical significance and we will visit the places where Genghis Khan lived until he became leader of his people and moved his capital to Kharkhorin in Central Mongolia. The '1400km' ride from Ulaanbaatar to the small village of Dadal is an experience of wilderness and culture that would be hard to beat elsewhere.


Khentii province, a few hours east of Ulaanbaatar, has the historical distinction of being the homeland of the 13th century conqueror Genghis Khaan. Dozens of sites scattered across this province are associated with his life, especially in his birthplace, Dadal.


Located 330 kilometers from Ulaanbaatar Ondorkhaan is the capital of Khentii province. It is located on a wide grassy plain at 1027 meters above sea level, on the banks of the Kherlen river.


This small lake hidden in the mountains just north of Tsenkhermandal village, is the place where the young Temujin was crowned "Genghis Khan" in 1206. The lake is difficult to find and surrounded by muddy water-logged valleys on all sides.

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Not too far from Ulaanbaatar, on the road leading east, is the amazing gigantic silver statue of Genghis Khan on a horse. It is 40 meters tall and can be seen from more than 30km away, glinting in the sunshine. Visitors can take a lift to the top for a marvelous view of the Tuul river valley. In the base is a visitor centre and small museum.


Genghis Khaan was born in 1162 on a hill called Deluun Boldog near to the present day Dadal village. Not far away is "Gurvan Nuur", which means "Three Lakes" but actually two of them have dried up. One of the lakes is known as "spleen lake" because legend has it that when Temujin (Genghis Khan) was just about to be born, his mother made soup from the spleen of a horse. There is a large monument erected in 1962 to celebrate the 800th anniversary of his birth. It reads "I have exhausted myself to unite my people. If my body should suffer, so be it ! But let not my people fall into confusion."

The first and last days of the trip are on a good new black topped road, but for the rest of the tour we follow rough jeep tracks on packed mud or rock. There may be some river crossings (depends on recent weather conditions), although we travel out of our way to find bridges to cross the big rivers. All nights on tour are spent in the wild, camping in tents.

  Please note that nowadays there are a few competitor motorcycle companies offering the same or similar tours. Some have copied our "Genghis Khan Motorcycle Trail" and website content, given it a new name and advertised it as their own tour, at a cheaper price, perhaps without having tried and tested the route.

Genghis Khan Motorcycle Tour Map

Tour starts from Ulaanbaatar, goes north east to Dadal, then returns via Ondorkhaan

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Day by Day Itinerary



Tour Information:

   This tour is classed as 75% 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 (shared twin room)
   Hire of Tents (two people sharing)
   Entrance Fees
   Support Vehicle
   All Transportation (except Airport Transfer)
   Motorbike Insurance (3rd Party)

   International Flight
   Visa Cost
   Airport Transfers
   Motorbike Protective Clothing
   Motorbike Damage Security Deposit (fully refundable)
   Motorbike Hire ( motorbike hire USD $130 per day including fuel)
   Travel Insurance
   Alcohol and Soft Drinks

   Silver statue of Genghis Khan
   Kherlen and Onon rivers
   Birthplace of Genghis Khan
   Khukh Nuur "Blue Lake"

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  •   Accommodation: Camping
  •   Support Vehicle: YES
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Genghis Khan Motorcycle Trail Video

You will get an idea of the terrain and scenery in the province of Khentii if you watch this video of the "Birthplace of Genghis Khan Motorcycle Tour".

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What Our Customers Think

  • "We were very impressed with the organisation, variety of terrain and scenery, the food - delicious ! We think this just might be the best catered trip we have been on - the support, the bikes and their maintenance and the team in general. We will certainly be telling all our friends about how professional this trip was. We had a great time"

    Huw Williams (Wales)
  • We wish that we had more time to spend in Mongolia. What a fascinating place. Not only the Naadam Festival in Ulaanbaatar, but the many mini - Naadam Festivals we encountered in the countryside as well as the people and scenery were fantastic...

    Steve Sidebotham (Delaware, USA)
  • "We really enjoyed our time in Mongolia with the off-road experience and closeness to nature. The experience at the family ger was an emotional one. It struck a chord with me, somewhere deep inside. I could see the sense in their simple way of life, which I have not really been able to see in ours in the west"

    Joakim Hansson (Sweden)
  • "We really enjoyed all aspects of our trip. The itinerary was well organized. We felt like we had a good taste of the country. We especially liked meeting the nomadic family. The accommodations and food were all satisfying as well"

    Hans Schnegluth (Germany)
  • Many thanks for a great holiday in Mongolia it was amazing ! My dad finally managed to visit the place he had been speaking about for 30 years and it was everything and a lot more he ever imagined it to be, so thanks again for looking after us so well...

    Lisa Brydon (Scotland)
  • "Thanks very much for looking after us and our arrangements in Mongolia. We enjoyed the tour immensely and loved the sites, scenery and sense of solitude this country gives you. It was a lovely adventure, thanks again"

    Clare Elsdon (England)
  • The staff was extremely dedicated” and the bike route took us to places of extraordinary beauty and diverse landscape of Mongolia. This mountain biking trip certainly was the most challenging and memorable one so far...

    SJi-Eun Kim (Seoul, South Korea)

2020 Summer Group Tours

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.

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