Size : min 4 people | Type : 3 - Days Riding
Location : Eastern Mongolia | Total Duration : 5 Days | Price : $1395/pp
This amazing 3-day ride to Khentii province east of Ulaanbaatar, includes forested mountain passes, remote steppe and dramatic landscapes. The journey begins riding along the Tuul river to Terelj National Park, then a little further to the gigantic silver statue of Genghis Khan on a horse. Beyond this we ride eastward into Khentii province and through a valley where it is believed that Genghis Khan established his original capital. It is also celebrated as the place where the book “Secret History of the Mongols” was written.
THIS ITINERARY IS SUITABLE FOR EXPERIENCED RIDERS, PREFERABLY WITH SOME OFF-ROAD EXPERIENCE.
Arrive in 'Ulaanbaatar' and go to hotel. Evening meet the tour leader and rest of group for Technical Briefing. The meeting talks about day by day itinerary and safety issues. Overnight in hotel.
Meet the tour crew and allocate motorbikes. Start riding along a potholed tarmac road to reach the village of Gachuurt. Following the Tuul river for several kilometres, the road quickly becomes very poor, rough and 'Rocky' , with mountains either side. Heading uphill through pine and silver birch forest, cross two mountain passes at over 1800 meters altitude, then down into the valley to the village of 'Terelj'. There are many tourist ger camps and hotels in this beautiful valley. Stop to visit the amazing silver statue of 'Genghis Khan' on a horse and visit the museum located in the base of the statue. Continue eastwards riding through typical lush green meadows and hills inhabited only by nomadic families with their herds of animals. Overnight camping.
After the coal mining town of 'Baga Nuur' we ride parallel to the Kherlen river for a while and along a long flat valley before reaching the village of Tsenkhermandal. After a few kilometres on the new black-topped “Millennium Road” we turn southwards, back onto the hard-pack track. We come upon the rather surprising health spa 'Avarga Toson' where many local people go to bathe and heal various ailments. Not far from this “holiday village” is a statue marking the place where the first book describing the history of Mongolia was written: 'The Secret History' of the Mongols. Continue in a south-westerly direction until reaching the wide Kherlen River. The 'Wooden' bridges are quite exciting and make for some good photographs. Overnight camping.
The wide empty valley is crossed by many tracks and after a while we head up to a low pass at an altitude of 1273 meters and cross a wild remote stretch of steppe where you may see 'Gazelle', steppe foxes, eagles, or other wildlife. Pass through the pretty village of Bayanjargal and continue on for a further 40km or so, bypassing another health spa Buureljuut Rashaan and on to the village of Gurvan Bag where the line of the Trans Siberian Railway crosses our track. The trail passes by more dramatic and beautiful granite rocky mountains and over 'Buuraliin' davaa pass at an altitude of 1603 meters with fantastic views at the top. Ride down to the mining town of Nalaikh and back to Ulaanbaatar along the tarmac road 'Overnight hotel'.
If you are comparing different tour companies, you must ask the following questions: Who owns and maintains the motorbikes ? Will everyone ride the same model of bike ? Will an experienced mechanic travel with the group ? What kind of spare parts and equipment do they have ? Have they done the route before as a motorcycle tour ? What kind of support vehicles will go with the group ? When you have asked all these questions, you will be in a good position to compare the prices of different companies.
Eastern Mongolia motorbike trail description and details.
Motorbike tour price inclusions. The following items are included in the price of the tour:
Motorbike tour price exclusions. The following items will be in addition to the price of the tour:
Highlights of this motorbike tour. The places you will see along the way: