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Hiking to Khagiin Khar Lake

Mongolia's vast open spaces and range of landscape make the country a superb choice for hiking and trekking. Highlights during this hiking holiday are the famous Terelj National Park and Khan Khentii Mountain National Park and the best time is from the end of May to the middle of September. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery, eternal blue sky and night stars. On average you will travel 10-15 kilometers a day for 5-8 hours

Brief Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar
Pick up at airport or train station. Take a city tour to Gandan Monastery and visit National Museum of Mongolian History. To Zaisan Hill War Memorial. Overnight in the hotel. (L+D)

Day 2

Princess Lodge and temple ruins
Drive to Princess Lodge. Visit Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex. On to explore the Princess temple ruins and enjoy hearing its wonderful history by ox-cart. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Day 3

Day 3. Hiking the Zuugiin spring
Today we will leave the vehicles behind and join horseman and hike further into the mountains, following the Baruun Bayan River. Each day is approximately 6-8 hours of riding, covering approx. 20 km per day. Make camp near a natural mineral spring. Camp will be moved by pack horses. Overnight in tent. (B+L+D) 

Day 4

Day 4. Khavirgan Davaa Mountains
Today, hike over Khavragiin Davaa which is a hill with a peak of 2000m. The climb up is covered with vegetation and forests. Overnight in tent. (B+L+D) 

Day 5-6

Khagiin Khar Lake
Reach Khagiin Khar Nuur (Black Lake). This is a picturesque lake which is situated in a basin within the Khentii Mountains. Camp on the yellow sandy beach of the Lake. Overnight in tent. (B+L+D)

Day 7

Back to Khavirgan Davaa Mountain
Return to our original base camp. We will hike towards the peak of Khavragiin Davaa (hill) and make camp in the valley at the foot of the mountain. Overnight in tent. (B+L+D)

Day 8

Princess Lodge 
After breakfast ride to the Princess Lodge and have Mongolian national meal named “Khorkhog”. Overnight in tourist ger camp. (B+L+D)

Day 9

Drive back to Ulaanbaatar city tour
Visit local nomad family and discover their nomadic way of life. Taken to souvenir and cashmere shops before enjoying an evening concert of National Folklore. Overnight in the hotel. (B+L+D)

Day 10

Departure Mongolia
After breakfast, you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport. (B)

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Tour Highlights:

Khan Khentii Protected Area
Khagiin Khar Lake
Nomad family
Chinggis Khaan Statue

How to book

Step 1: Choose your interested tour

Step 2: Fill the tour request form

Step 3: Get the full itinerary & price

Step 4: Make payment

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Have you ever been inside of real nomadic lifestyle and culture? Do you want to discover and stay with people whose ancestors made the biggest empire in the world during medieval period? This trip gives you only one great chance to visit real Mongolian nomadic families and experience their everyday life, custom and tradition.

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