Size : min 4 people | Type : 6 - Days Riding
Location : Central Mongolia | Total Duration : 10 Days | Price : N/A
This 200km route starts from the village of Tsenkher in Arkhangai province of Central Mongolia and finishes at Kharkhorin which was the of the great Mongol Empire ruled by Genghis Khan. It goes through the Orkhon river valley and continues onwards through varied mountain, forest and open steppe scenery. The volcanic rocky ground near the Orkhon waterfall are most dramatic. This trail is suitable for anyone who rides regularly and is fit.
ACCOMMODATION WILL BE WILD CAMPING IN TENTS AND TWO NIGHTS IN GER CAMP
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.
A long days' drive by jeep from Ulaanbaatar through the provinces of Tuv and Arkhangai to reach the start point of the ride at Tsenkher. Overnight camping beside the 'Tsenkher' river.
Assemble the bikes and start riding along the road to Tsetserleg, the main town of Arkhangai province. Take lunch in a local restaurant then ride up into the mountains, crossing three passes, to arrive at the ger camp. There are 'Hot Mineral Springs' here and you can bathe outside in the pools.
Ride along lush green valleys grazed by yaks and sheep, home to many nomadic families who might invite you into their ger for a bowl of “airag” (fermented mare’s milk). Ride over 'Bogoch' pass to reach the Tsetserleg river by which we set up camp.
Continue riding through gorgeous scenery up to 'Ultiin Pass', and on through mountains of gold (which is mined in these mountains), to reach Khayasaan gorge. Overnight camping.
Follow the Orkhon river to the magnificent 'Orkhon Waterfall' and spend the evening enjoying this beautiful spot. Overnight camping.
Continue along the valley, with several 'River Crossings' then northwards up into the hills of Batulzii District. Overnight camping.
Ride along the Orkhon valley to reach Kharkhorin. This small town was once the centre of the great Mongol empire of the thirteenth century. There is a large Buddhist monastery, 'Erdene Zuu' which we can visit. Overnight ger camp.
Return by jeep to Ulaanbaatar. Overnight in hotel.
Price depends on how many people are in the group. Mountain bike hire available per day: USD $25
If you are comparing different tour companies and trying to decide which is the best, you must ask the following questions: Who owns and maintains the mountain bikes ? 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 mountain bike 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.
Khangai mountain bike trail description and details. Read the following information about this trip:
Khangai mountain bike tour price includes. The following items are included in the price of the tour:
Khangai mountain bike tour price does not include. The following items will be in addition to the price of the tour:
Highlights of this Mountain Bike tour. The places you will see along the way: