Khangai Mountain Biking 11 Days - The Great Mongolian Adventures

Khangai Mountain Biking 11 Days

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Khangai mountain range is located in central Mongolia.The most beautiful natural and cultural wonders are in this 888,455-hectare mountain range. The greenest area in Mongolia offers exquisite sites such as waterfall, hot springs, lakes, river valleys, wild animals, and ancient monasteries. Mountain biking through these mountains offers a variety of exotic lands and it's wonders, in-depth nomadic culture experiences, and true freedom one can ask from our planet earth. Khangai mountain range's wilderness offers full of outstanding mountain biking adventures. Backcountry roads of horse trails are the perfect route for mountain biking enthusiasts.

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  • Day 1.

Arrival at Ulaanbaatar city

We will pick you up from the airport, followed by breakfast or lunch, depending on your arrival time and a short rest from your flight. You will then meet with the crew to have a safety briefing and general Q&A. If desired our staff can then take you to do some special requests.

Accommodation: Hotel

  • Day 2.

Ulaanbaatar to Khugnu Khan mountain

Distance: 300km
Driving duration: 6 hours

On our first day of the tour, we will head out to Khugnu Khan Mountain National Park which is the most beautiful place on our way to Khangai mountains with the 4x4 vehicles. 

Khugnu Khan National Park:
Bulgan province’s Rashaant soum area Incredibly beautiful sacred mountain full of exotic animals and medicinal plants. There are Uvgun, and Zaluu 2 Khalkha monasteries ruins are there to tell the tale. Here we can hike around the Mountain see the beautiful view of Elsen Tasarkhai the Sand dune. There are 17 very rare species of plants and combined 399 species of plants. 100 of them are medicinal plants.

Activities: Photography, Hiking, Trekking, Wildlife observation and Sightseeing
Accommodation: Tourist camp

  • Day 3.

Khugnu Khan Mountain to Kharkhorin town via Elsen Tasarkhai

Distance: 100 km
Driving duration: 3 hours

Elsen Tasarkhai:
Elsen Tasarkhai is a part of the Mongol Els sand dunes, which stretch from the Tuv, Uvurkhangai, and Bulgan provinces all the way west to become part of the Khugnu Khan mountain range. The sand dunes are 80 km long total. Dividing the southern part of the sand dunes with the so-called northern Mongolian sand, Khugnu Tarna is the main road. River Tarnat flows in the western part of the sand dunes, it is sodden under its surfaces, so shrubberies such as willow, elm, dogwood, shrubbery grow there. In the south lies Ikh Mongol which defines the central point of Mongolia and is surrounded by the Elsen Tasarkhai. The widest section of the sand dune is located in the Ikh Mongol mountain area and covers an area of 9-10 km. Half of the Ikh Mongol sand is covered by plants, so its mostly not loose sand. Camel riding on the sand dune and local foods are highlights of this place.

Activities: Hiking, Photograph, Camel tour, Horse tour

Kharkhorin town:
Founded by Chinggis Khaan in 1200, became Mongol empire’s capital in 1220 by Ugudei Khaan son of Chinggis Khaan. Every religion in the world existed together for centuries in the Karakorum. Historically and archaeologically important place in the world. Kharkhorin is UNESCO world heritage site. Here is the famous Erdenezuu the Buddhist monastery is open to the public. Surrounding 108 stupas creates one magnificent big fence, inside there are 3 remaining ancient monastery buildings which are now a big Buddhist museum. Museum staffs are famous for their good education on the details of the Buddhist exhibits. Next to the museum actual working monasteries are open to the public. Famous Karakorum’s Turtle rock and Phallic rock are located near Erdenezuu monastery.

Activities: Photography, Hiking, Archeological tours, Museum, Monastery visit
Accommodation: Tourist camp

  • Day 4.

Kharkhorin town to Shakhlagiin Khuvuu via Shankh monastery

Distance: 130 km
Driving duration: 5 hours

Shankh Monastery:
Shankhiin Khiid is one of Mongolia’s oldest and most historically significant monasteries. It was founded in 1647 by Zanabazar, the first Jebtsundamba Khutuktu, or spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism for the Khalkha Mongolians. He was the direct descendant of Chinggis Khaan's Golden Horde.
The monastery belongs to the Gelupa, or Yellow Hat Sect, school of Tibetan Buddhism. Its main temple is famous for its seven Kalachakra Mandalas which portray all 722 Kalachakra deities, the only ones of their kind in Mongolia.

Activities: Monastery visit, Photography, Architectural tour, Sightseeing

Shakhlagiin Khuvuu
Our mountain biking start point is in Shakhlagiin Khuvuu. All day we will meet the family and explore real nomadic family's home and lifestyle. We will prepare our bikes for the trip.
In the evening, we will have a banquet together with the nomadic family.

Activities: Horse riding, Sightseeing, Photography, Hiking, Nomadic family visit
Accommodation: Camping

  • Day 5.

Shakhlagiin Khuvuu to Tsagaan Burgas

Distance: 25 km
Riding duration: 5 hours

Tsagaan Burgas:

On our bikes we will ride through Orkhon river bank, the beautiful natural scenery is all about today's ride and the destination.

Accommodation: Bayan-Uul tourist camp

  • Day 6.

Tsagaan Burgas to Khunugiin am via Orkhon waterfall

Distance: 22 km
Riding duration: 5 hours

Orkhon Waterfall:
Orkhon river valley is located in Bat-Ulzii soum, Uvurkhangai province. Orkhon waterfall is 20 metres tall and 10 metres wide. white waves flowing on the black stone, transformed into a rainbow by sunrays make a magical scene.
Orkhon waterfalls formed 20.000 years ago after a unique combination of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. It’s the Ulaan Tsutgalaan River, ”Red Confluence”, which forms these falls by flowing into the Orkhon River.

Activities: Hiking, Swimming, Photography

Khunugiin Am: 
River valley and rocky mountains it's very beautiful place
Activities: Sightseeing, Photography, Hiking
Accommodation: Camping

  • Day 7.

Khunugiin Am to Tuvkhun Monastery

Distance: 30 km
Riding duration: 6 hours

Today we will ride towards Tuvkhun monastery through the beautiful valleys inside of Khangai mountains. We will camp near Tuvkhun monastery.

Activities: Sightseeing, Photography, Nomadic family visits
Accommodation: Camping

  • Day 8.

Tuvkhun Monastery ride and visit

Distance:15 km
Riding duration: 4 hours

Today is our last biking day. After the Tuvkhun monastery visit, we will head back to the camping site.

Tuvkhun Monastery:
Located in Khujirt soum, Uvurkhangai province. Located on top of the deep forest and rocky Undur-Ovoot or Shiveet-Ulaan mountain. Founded by Saint Zanabazar in 1648, when he was 14 years old. Saint Zanabazar’s first ever meditating cave is still intact. Most of Zanabazar’s amazing work had done at Tuvkhun monastery. On the mountain 2 minerals erupt from the rocks. Many interesting caves to be explored. Now actual monastery is open to the public.

Activities: Horse riding, Monastery visit, Hiking
Accommodation: Camping

  • Day 9.

Tuvkhun monastery to Tsenkher hot springs

Distance: 180 km
Driving duration: 5 hours

Tsenkher Hot Springs:
Tsenkher soum of Arkhangai province. The second hottest hot springs, used by Mongolians for it's medical and health purposes. 1860 m above sea level underneath the mountain full of forest area, it pumps 10 litres in 1 second. Scientists believed it formed in the 4th-period era. It doesn't get mixed with soil water and evaporates 86 gradus hot.
It contains hydrosulfuric acid and silica combination. It's used to treat having rheumatism, neuralgia, cramp, rheumatics, and pulpous injuries. 

Activities: Swimming, medical treatment, sightseeing, photography
Accommodation:  Hot Springs Resort

  • Day 10.

Tsenkher Hot Springs to Batkhaan mountain

Distance: 200 km
Driving duration: 4 hours 

Batkhaan Mountain: 
Tuv province Erdenesant soum north-west to south-east 30 km long mountain covered with the forest is the southernmost forested mountain of Mongolia. 1 of Khalkha Mongolian 4 sacred mountains. The peak Batkhaan is 2178m above sea level. Full of sand dunes and Gobi's elm, Khangai area's larch forest staying together is unique and rare in the world. Around the mountain, there are lots of ancient burials, tombs, petroglyphs, a pattern of dinosaur's track, dinosaur remains, and mammoth remains have been found. Some findings are moved to Natural History Museum of Mongolia.

Activities: Sightseeing, Archaeological tour, Photography, local family visit
Accommodation: Camping

  • Day 11.

Batkhaan mountain to Ulaanbaatar

Distance: 300 km
Driving duration: 6 hours

Ulaanbaatar city:
We will be leaving in the morning and head back to Ulaanbaatar. Goes back to the hotel and have some refreshment time. City tour with museums and do some cashmere shopping. The traditional folk art Concert with the great Tumen Ekh ensemble. And have a farewell dinner with all the travel crew members.

And until next time, Bayartai.

Activities: Tumen Ekh ensemble concert, Shopping
Museums:  Natural History Museum, Zanabazar fine art museum, Bogd Khaan’s palace museum, Choijin Lama museum
Accommodation: Hotel


92 km mountain biking in 4 days

Khugnu Khan National Park

Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes

Orkhon waterfall

Karakorum city (Kharkhorin) 

Shankh monastery

Camel riding

Horse riding

Tuvkhun monastery

Nomadic family visits

What’s included in the Price:

Airport pick up and drop off
English speaking guide at all times
1 Mechanic
1 personal chef
11 nights accommodations:
     - 4-5 star hotel in the city – 2 nights
     - Best tourist camps in the countryside – 4 nights
     - Tent in the wilderness - 5 nights
Tent & sleeping bag
All meals for 11 days as specified in the itinerary: Breakfast-11, Lunch-11 & Dinner -11
All beverages
Special traditional foods
All relevant transfers and transportation + experienced drivers (4WD minivan or Jeep)
Sightseeing and entrance fees according to the itinerary
National park and Attraction complex tickets
All beverages
Special traditional foods
All the activities expenses (horse riding, camel riding etc)
“Wonders of Mongolian Art” performance by “Tumen Ekh” ensemble,
Visa invitation letter, if required
Included all taxes

What’s Not included in the Price:

International flights & visa fee
Travel & medical insurance 
Daily personal expenses.


  1. Ulan Bator
  2. Khogno Tarna
  3. Kharkhorin
  4. Shankh Rd
  5. Bat-Ulzii
  6. Tsagaan Burgas
  7. Buurag
  8. Khuis lake
  9. Duruu Lake
  10. Bugat lake
  11. Shireet lake
  12. Khukh davaa valley
  13. Uurgat am
  14. ulaan tsutgalan
  15. Uurgat am
  16. Tuvkhun Monastery
  17. Tsenkher Hot Springs
  18. Batkhaan mountain