Khangain Nuruu Horse Trek 9 Days - The Great Mongolian Adventures

Khangain Nuruu Horse Trek 9 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. Horse riding 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. Mongolian horses are wild yet their understanding nature of their rider will melt your heart away. The Great Mongolian Adventures is working with the most respectful nomad family who is native to Khangai mountains for generations. They are terrific at horse riding and their ingrained helpful culture will blow your mind away.

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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 horse herding family is in Shakhlagiin Khuvuu. All day we will meet the family and explore real nomadic family's home and lifestyle.
We will have a banquet together with the family.

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

  • Day 5.

Shakhlagiin Khuvuu to Tuvkhun Monastery

Distance: 20 km
Riding duration: 6 hours

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

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, Photography, Monastery visit, Hiking, Sightseeing
Accommodation: Camping

  • Day 6.

Tuvkhun Monastery to Tsagaan Burgas

Distance: 30 km
Riding duration: 6 hours

Tsagaan Burgas:
Orkhon river bank, the beautiful natural scenery is all about today's ride through and our final destination.

Activities: Hiking, Swimming, Photography, Horse riding
Accommodation: Tourist camp

  • Day 7.

Tsagaan Burgas to Khunugiin Am via Orkhon waterfall

Distance: 30 km
Riding duration: 6 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, Horse riding

Khunugiin Am: 
River valley and rocky mountains it's very beautiful place

Activities: Sightseeing, Photography, Hiking
Accommodation: Camping

  • Day 8.

Khunugiin Am to Batkhaan mountain

Distance: 230 km
Driving duration: 5 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 9.

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


80 km horse riding in 3 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
Personal chef
Horse handler
9 nights accommodations based on twin/double occupancy;
     - 4-5 star hotel in the city – 2 nights
     - Best tourist camps in the countryside – 3 nights
     - Tent in the wilderness - 4 nights
Tent & Sleeping bag
All meals for 8 days as specified in the itinerary: Breakfast-8, Lunch-8 & Dinner -8
All beverages
Special traditional foods
All the activities expenses (horse riding, camel riding etc)
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
“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. Tuvkhun Monastery
  7. Orkhon River
  8. Tsenkher Hot Springs
  9. Batkhaan mountain