Khorgo Volcano & White Lake Motorcycle Trail

21 - 29 August 2020 only USD $2895

An off-road motorcycle tour through Mongolia's central provinces is the opportunity to see just what an amazing place this is. You can swim in the beautiful White Lake, climb the Khorgo Volcano and ride through the town of Kharkhorin which was once the capital of Genghis Khan's Mongol Empire. Motorbike touring in Mongolia is a great way to experience Central Asia, but you need some off-road experience.


The White Lake is located in a volcanic area of Arkhangai province and was created when volcanic lava damned the "Suman" river and cut a large gorge through the basalt. It is a beautiful lake, surrounded by high mountains and popular with colonies of wild birds including geese, ducks and swans.


Khorgo, an extinct volcano in the district of Tariat overlooks Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur, the White Lake. It is an easy walk to the top from where one can look down into the 100 meter crater and walk around the edge of it. It is interesting to see how volcanic activity thousands of years ago has changed the landscape.


This lake, 25 square kilometers in size, is located not far from the Tsetserleg - Ulaanbaatar road. It attracts large numbers of migratory birds.

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Nearby our ger camp in Ikh Tamir village, beside the Khoit-Tamir river, is an unusual rock known as "Taikhir Chuluu". It is 16 meters tall, standing in an otherwise empty flat plain. The subject of local legend, it is covered in ancient inscriptions which possible date back to the stone age, as well as "tamga" clan marks and texts written in Chinese, Tibetan, Manchu and other languages.


There are Iron age "Deer Stones" and some "Man Stones" in Arkhangai province dating back to the period of the Tuje Turks. The man stone statues are human figures shown standing holding a cup symbolising their participation in the funeral banquet organised in their own honour.


The town of Kharkhorin in the Orkhon valley was the place chosen by Genghis Khan as capital of the Mongol Empire in the twelfth century.

This '1700km' route will be a challenge, although part of the road between Ulaanbaatar and Kharkhorin has now been black-topped. We ride from one traditional ger camp to the next, staying in places of exceptional beauty or importance.

Khorgo Volcano & White Lake Motorcycle Tour Map

Ride from Ulaanbaatar to Kharkhorin and on to the White Lake then return via Ugii Lake

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Tour Information:

   This tour is classed as 75% 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)
   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

   Khogno Khan mountain
   Erdene Zuu monastery
   Taikhir Chuluu rock
   Khorgo volcano
   White Lake
   "Man stones" ancient sculptures
   Ogii Nuur lake

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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:

Eastern Tour1395/pp

Mountain, Forest, Steppe

  •   Total Days: 5 days
  •   Riding Days: 3 days
  •   Accommodation: Camping
  •   Support Vehicle: YES
  •   Total Distance: 600 km

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Middle Gobi1895/pp

Desert & Steppe

  •   Total Days: 6 days
  •   Riding Days: 4 days
  •   Accommodation: Ger Camp
  •   Support Vehicle: YES
  •   Total Distance: 1000 km

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Genghis Khan2395/pp

Mountain, Forest, Steppe

  •   Total Days: 8 days
  •   Riding Days: 6 days
  •   Accommodation: Camping
  •   Support Vehicle: YES
  •   Total Distance: 1400 km

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Master Rally Trail2895/pp

Mountain, Desert, Steppe

  •   Total Days: 9 days
  •   Riding Days: 7 days
  •   Accommodation: Camping
  •   Support Vehicle: YES
  •   Total Distance: 1600 km

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Gobi Desert2995/pp

Desert & Steppe

  •   Total Days: 10 days
  •   Riding Days: 8 days
  •   Accommodation: Ger Camp
  •   Support Vehicle: YES
  •   Total Distance: 1750 km

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Khorgo Volcano & White Lake Motorcycle Tour Video

Watch the video to get an idea of the variety of scenery you will see and the different terrain if you join this White Lake and Khorgo Volcano motorbike tour in Mongolia.

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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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