Khuvsgul Bike Challenge - The Great Mongolian Adventures

Khuvsgul Bike Challenge

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The Lake Khuvsgul is the world’s freshest lake that is absolutely amazingly beautiful virgin natural location in the territory of northern Mongolia.

It is the main tourism region that bounded by classic formation of forests, which have inspired the eyesight and spirit of the tourists from all over the world many years and the average winter temperature of a daytime of “Mongolian Switzerland” is – 15°C to – 25°C and at nights from – 25°C to – 40°C, sometimes, there is snow storm up to 20 m/s.

We are pleased to offer you the tour riding on the glassy ice heading with the great desire to overcome obstacles by mobilizing your strength and dexterity with this winter freezing cold challenge.

Mongolian Khuvsgul Ice Bike Challenge is circle ride of 271 km (169 miles) distance on the ice for four days, averagely, 67 km per day. We are happy to offer you to join the brave team consisting skilful riders all over the world who will challenge their dexterity, strength and courage.

The “Ice Festival” has been organized by the Governor’s Office of Khuvsgul province and Khuvsgul province. Tourism Association, jointly for 15 years and it aims to introduce Mongolia throughout the world besides playing important role in developing the tourism. Therefore International Bike Tour Association plans to contribute it by participating in the Ice Festival with bike tour challenge, the new kind of tourism and we intend to organize the tour, annually. 

The mission of the tour exists on contributing to the fights against the global warming, particularly, promoting the public awareness on saving water and decreasing the consumptions of vehicles and coal.

We welcome you to the adventure tour that will bring you unforgettable memories in your life. 

235 euro (per biker) from your tour fee will be dedicated to the contribution of the fights against the global warming.  

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DAY 1: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2018

15:00-16:00 Tour introduction meeting and distribution of tour numbers

16:00-17:00 Photo in Central Square on Chinggis Monument

17:30-18:30 Dinner (Ulaanbaatar)

18:30-19:30 Shuttle bus to Ulaanbaatar Railway Station

20:35-07:20 Bayan-Undur soum from Ulaanbaatar by night sleep train (351km)

P.S: Please bring your bike for shipping

Address: Sukhbaatar District, 8th Khoroo, Baga toiruu 14200, Great Chinggis Khaan Square 5, “City Center” Building, #1304

DAY 2: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2018

08:00-09:00 Breakfast (Bayan-Undur soum)

09:00-19:00 From Bayan-Undur soum to Khatgal village, Khuvsgul aimag by bus (521km). Travel approximately 9 hours

12:00-13:00 Lunch in the tourist camp “Baatarvan” on the way (180 km)

19:00-20:00 Dinner in the tourist camp “Gangirs”, Khatgal

20:00-22:00 Preparation for the tour

22:00-07:30 Sleep (Tourist camp “Gangirs”)

DAY 3: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018

08:00-09:00 Breakfast (Tourist camp “Gangirs”)

09:00-12:00 Preparation for the tour

12:00-13:00 Dinner (Tourist camp “Gangirs”)

13:00-18:00 Check tour bikes on the lake ice (Visit to nomadic herds family in their winter camp)

18:00-19:00 Lunch (Tourist camp “Gangirs”)

19:00-22:00 Preparation for the next day tour

22:00-07:30 Sleep (Tourist camp “Gangirs”)

DAY 4: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2018

The 1st day of the bike tour will start from Khatgal village to Modon Khuis Island of the Lake Khuvsgul (72 km) through icy and snowy routines.

07:30-08:00 Wake up

08:00-08:30 Breakfast (Tourist camp “Gangirs”)

08:30-09:00 Preparation

09:00 Start

09:00-15:00 Bike tour

15:00-16:00 Lunch (Dalain modon khuis)

16:00-19:00 Preparation for the next day tour

19:00-20:00 Dinner (Dalain modon khuis)

20:00-22:00 Free time

22:00-07:30 Sleep (Dalain modon khuis)

DAY 5: TUESDAY, MARCH 01, 2018

The 2nd day of the bike tour will continue from Dalain Modon Khuis Island to Khankh soum in the north of the Lake Khuvsgul (66 km) and stay night there. 

07:30-08:00 Wake up

08:00-08:30 Breakfast (Dalain modon khuis)

08:30-09:00 Preparation

09:00 Start

09:00-15:00 Bike tour

15:00-16:00 Lunch (Tourist camp “Last Frontier”, Khankh)

16:00-19:00 Preparation for the next day tour

19:00-20:00 Dinner (Tourist camp “Last Frontier”, Khankh)

20:00-22:00 Free time

22:00-07:30 Sleep (Last Frontier, Khankh)

DAY 6: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 02, 2018

The 3rd day of the bike tour will continue from Khankh soum to Modon Khuis Island (69 km) through icy and snowy routines.

07:30-08:00 Wake up

08:00-08:30 Breakfast (Tourist camp Last Frontier, Khankh)

08:30-09:00 Preparation

09:00 Start

09:00-15:00 Bike tour

15:00-16:00 Lunch (Dalain modon khuis)

16:00-19:00 Preparation for the next day tour

19:00-20:00 Dinner (Dalain modon khuis)

20:00-22:00 Free time

22:00-07:30 Sleep (Dalain modon khuis)

DAY 7: THURSDAY, MARCH 03, 2018

The 4th day of the bike tour will finish in the day of Khuvsgul Ice Festival Opening in Khatgal village from the ride from Modon Khuis Island (64 км). 

07:30-08:00 Wake up

08:00-08:30 Breakfast (Dalain modon khuis)

08:30-09:00 Preparation

09:00 Start

09:00-15:00 Bike tour

15:00 Finish

15:00-16:00 Awards and photo (Dood Modot bulan of Lake Khuvsgul)

16:00:17:00 Lunch (Tourist camp “Gangirs”)

17:00-19:00 Free time

19:00-21:00 Closing ceremony and banquet (National song and folk music instrument, live music evening in Tourist camp “Gangirs”)

21:00-22:00 Free time

22:00-07:30 Sleep (Tourist camp “Gangirs”)

P.S: The Khuvsgul Ice Festival will be organized on the ice near Dood Modot bulan 5 km away from the tourist camp “Gangirs”.

DAY 8: FRIDAY, MARCH 04, 2018

08:30-09:00 Wake up

09:00-10:00 Breakfast (Tourist camp “Gangirs”)

10:00-13:00 To visit to Ice Festival Closing (without accompanying vehicles)

13:00:14:00 Lunch (Tourist camp “Gangirs”)

14:00-18:00 Preparation for returning to Ulaanbaatar

18:00-19:00 Dinner (Tourist camp “Gangirs”)

19:00-22:00 Free time

22:00-07:30 Sleep (Tourist camp “Gangirs”)

DAY 9: SATURDAY, MARCH 05, 2018

07:00-08:00 Breakfast (Tourist camp “Gangirs”)

08:00-22:00 Return to Ulaanbaatar from Khatgal village (900 km) by bus. Travel approximately 14 hours

13:00-14:00 Lunch in “Baatarvan” tourist camp (341 km from Khatgal) on the way.

21:00-22:00 Dinner in “Urikhan” restaurant (800 km from Khatgal) on the way. 

00:00 The tour will finish at 00:00 at “City Center” Building, Ulaanbaatar

P.S: Depending on the climate and other conditions, the tour may be expanded 1 or 2 days, therefore please consider your ticket reservations for train and flight.

Highlights

Ulaanbaatar city

Trans Siberian railway

Erdenet city

Murun town

Khatgal village

Khuvsgul lake

Khuvsgul Ice Festival

Route

  1. Ulan Bator
  2. Darkhan
  3. Erdenet
  4. Murun
  5. Hatgal
  6. Turt