This "Nomad's Trail" is our newest, most varied and longest motorcycle tour, 2100 km over 9-days riding, with maximum off-road. It is our only itinerary that has mixed accommodation along the way: the ger camps we have chosen are in beautiful and dramatic locations, whilst the nights camping in tents are in unique places where tourists never travel. The circular route passes through Kharkhorin, ancient capital of Mongolia, through fertile Arkhangai province where the nomadic people have yaks and horses, past the White Lake then northwards to mountainous Khovsgol region.
The terrain is 80% off-road and includes rough jeep tracks, hard-pack, loose gravel, rock, mud, sand and river crossings. Experience is required because the route is remote and far from good medical facilities. Accommodation is 4-nights at ger camps staying in traditionl Mongolian gers with restaurant and shower facilities on site, and 4-nights wild camping with no such luxurious facilities.
In the north of Mongolia, between three of the largest mountain ranges, lies the junction of five major rivers: Delgermurun, Bugsei, Ider, Chuluut and Selenge Murun. The beauty and remoteness of this place are remarkable and one night spent in a luxury ger camp under the stars will be one of the highlights of the trip.
These days about a quarter of the population are still nomadic, living in traditional gers (yurts) and moving frequently with their herds of animals. See how people work with their livestock, their horse-riding skills and religious practices and traditions. Visitors traveling and enjoying their country are always made welcome.
“Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur” in the Khangai mountains of Central Mongolia lies at an altitude of 2060 meters. It was created many millennia ago when torrents of lava from the nearby Khorgo volcano blocked the north and south Terkh rivers forming a damned lake. The water is crystal clear and home to many species of fish and birds.
Arrive in 'Ulaanbaatar' and go to hotel. Evening meet the tour leader and rest of group for pre tour meeting. The meeting is about the day by day itinerary and safety issues. Overnight in hotel.
The motorbikes are allocated and we set off. Start riding south-west across the rolling hills of Tuv "Central" province. We pass through only a couple of villages and most families are living the nomadic lifestyle. Overnight wild camping near in 'Buren' mountain.
Ride to Kharkhorin, the original capital of Mongolia and visit 'Erdene Zuu' monastery. This was the first and most important Buddhist monastery in the country, founded in the 16th century. Afternoon continue westwards and overnight wild camping near 'Tuvshruulekh'.
We are now in the province known as Khovsgol, a beautiful mountainous region that borders Siberia and has several major rivers which flow north into Lake Baikal. Near the point where 'Five Rivers' meet is a ger camp and here is where we spend the evening, surrounded by spectacular scenery. Overnight 'Ger' camp.
Ride southwards and along a very pretty part of a belt of sand dunes which stretches for 80 km through the 'fertile' grassy hills of Uvurkhangai province. The sandy track is quiet and remote, not much used even by local people. Emerge at the dramatic granite mountain of Khogno Khan. Overnight 'Khogno Khan' ger camp.
The terrain on this Nomad’s Trail is 80% off-road includes rough jeep tracks, hard-pack, loose gravel, rock, mud and river crossings.
Experience is required because the route is remote and far from good medical facilities.
Accommodation is at traditional 'GER' camps and 'Camping' in tents with decent facilities, located in the most beautiful places.
АНХААРУУЛГА: Хэрэв та болон таны компани тухайн аялалын маршрутын чиглэл, текст үг өгүүлбэр, фото, газрын зургыг хуулбарлахаар төлөвлөж байгаа болон хуулбарлан санаа авч өөр арга хэлбэрээр дахин нэр өгч өөрчлөн боловсруулж ашиглахыг хориглоно!
Non-Riders are welcome on every trip and can ride in one of the support vehicles. Mongolia motorcycle adventures give you an opportunity to make great friends amongst the group as well as meeting local Mongolians and nomadic families living an ancient lifestyle that has changed little in centuries.