Size : min 4 people | Type : 7 - Days Riding
Location : Central Mongolia | Total Duration : 9 Days | Price : $2895/pp
This motorcycle tour through Mongolia's central provinces is partly off-road and offers the opportunity to see just what an amazing place this is. Ride round the shore of the 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.
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.
Set out early morning and ride south eastwards, initially on the main asphalt road to 'Zuun Mod' town, then off into the wilderness. Outside the city most people live the traditional nomadic lifestyle, moving several times a year with their herds of animals and we pass through only a couple of villages along the way. Arrive 'Khogno Khan' in the late evening. Overnight at the foot of the dramatic granite mountain.
Ride Khogno Khan to Kharkhorin and spend an hour or two at 'Erdene Zuu'. This is an active monastery and we will probably see the resident monks performing their morning rituals. Ride through the district of Tuvshuruulekh and Tsenkher to arrive at Tsetserleg town for a late lunch. Cross over Bulgan mountain pass to the ger camp beside the Tamir river and the sacred 'Taikhar Chuluu'. Overnight ger camp.
Riding mainly on rough jeep tracks, we travel across the fertile rolling hills of Arkhangi province, passing through the village of 'Chuluut'. Ride on to Tariat village and stay at a ger camp beside the river at the base of Chuluut gorge.
Follow the rocky trail that runs along the northern shore of the and a little further to the salt water 'Country Lake' nearby which are several ancient 'Stone Sculptures'. There are usually a number of nomadic families here and you will see how they live in this harsh environment. Afternoon at the 'Ger Camp' and afternoon relax by the lake.
Depart from the ger camp on the shores of the 'White Lake' and visit the Cave of the Yellow Dog, then climb to the top of the 'Khorgo Volcano'. Walk around the rim of the crater for fantastic views of the whole area including the lake and surrounding black lava field. Then ride back to Ikh Tamir on tarmac road, stopping on the way at 'Chuluut River Gorge'. Overnight Ikh Tamir ger camp.
From Ikh Tamir ride along the valley following the Tamir river eastwards to Ugii Nuur lake. This is an area of some historical significance since the princes of Mongolia’s Turkic era (7th century) were based here and even now there are a number of ancient monuments including 'Deer Stones' to be seen. Cross the Tamir river on a 'Raft' and arrive early afternoon for lunch. Overnight ger camp near the lake.
NOTE: Please note that nowadays there are a few competitor motorcycle companies offering the same or similar tours. Some have copied our "White Lake Motorcycle Tour" 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.
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