Motorcycle Tour
Khorgo Volcano & White Lake Motorcycle Trail

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Pricing

per rider in shared twin/double room $2,895.00
per pillion passenger (travelling in the support vehicle) and in a shared twin/double room $2,895.00
Rental motorcycle (surcharge) for the entire tour incl. petrol $910.00
Single room supplement for 2 hotel nights in Ulaanbaatar $80.00
Rental off-road motorbike boots (for all riding days) $70.00
Rental helmet (for all riding days) $35.00

Features

All Meals (except Ulaanbaatar) and bottled mineral water
2 Nights Hotel "Continental" sharing twin room
Ger camp accommodation on tour
Motorbike Tour Support Vehicles
All Transportation (except Airport Transfer)
3rd Party Motorbike Insurance
English Speaking Guide
Entrance fees and permit to enter protected area
Not included features
International Flight
Visa Cost
Airport Transfers
Protective Motorbike Clothing (available for hire)
Motorbike Hire (available for hire)
Motorbike Damage Security Deposit ( fully refundable )
Alcohol and Soft Drinks
Travel Insurance

More details

This tour is total 9-days with 7-days riding.
Most support staff cannot speak English.
Arrival time at camp depends on our distance, speed and what happens during the day.
After we have arrived at camp, we cannot entertain individual participants.
We'll pick you up and drop you off at Continental Hotel, unless other services agreed.
Accommodation on tour is in traditional ger camps (one ger shared by two riders). Ger Camps are the most wonderful authentic kind of accommodation in Mongolia. They are situated in important or particularly beautiful locations, and each one is unique. Often the furniture and roof poles are painted traditionally and there is a wood burning stove.
For the motorbike security deposit (USD 700 or equivalent in another currency) we only accept cash on arrival and it is returned in full at the end of the tour if no damage to the bike.
3rd Party Motorbike Insurance: covers a rider accidentally damaging someone else’s property, for example if they were to damage a fence or hit a sheep.
This tour is classed as 75% off-road and is fully supported tour
Available to hire: KTM 450 EXC 'SIX - DAYS'
This tour will run with a minimum of 4 people
100% fully guided motorcycle tour
Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. We will gladly provide binding information upon request.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

This exciting 1750km trail through the Central Mongolian provinces passes through beautiful and unusual scenery as well as offering the opportunity to observe Mongolia’s nomadic lifestyle and ancient culture.

Riding through the small town of Kharkhorin, once the hub of Genghis Khan’s great Mongol Empire, you will visit Erdene Zuu monastery, the former centre of Buddhism in Mongolia.

Dramatic geographical formations such as the volcanic area in Khorgo National Park, the sandy shores of the White Lake, the river canyon at Chuluut and the massive granite mountain at Khogno Khan are quite spectacular. The ancient sculptures dotted around the countryside are also noteworthy, as is the Taikhir rock at Ikh Tamir, located in the middle of a flat river plain.

Travelling on our KTM 450EXC enduro-style bikes, you can enjoy the vast open space, big sky and wild landscapes, unspoiled by modern developments. We ride from one ger camp to the next, each camp being located in a place of particular beauty or importance and stay in authentic traditional round felt tents, having facilities on site for your comfort and convenience.

Tour Highlights:

- Khogno Khan (dramatic granite mountain)

- Erdene Zuu Buddhist monastery

- Kharkhorin town (site of Genghis Khan’s capital in 13th century)

- Taikhir Chuluu (large rock on flat plain with ancient graffiti)

- White Lake

- Ancient stone sculptures

- Khorgo volcano

- Nomadic families

Itinerary:

Day 1

Arrive Ulaanbaatar. Overnight hotel.

Day 2

Set out early morning and ride south eastwards, initially on the main asphalt road to Zuunmod 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. Overnight ger camp at the foot of the dramatic granite Khogno Khan mountain.

Day 3

Ride to Kharkhorin and visit Erdene Zuu, an active Buddhist monastery and maybe 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 Taikhir rock.

Day 4

Riding mainly on rough jeep tracks, we travel northwards across the fertile rolling hills of Arkhangi province, passing through the village of Chuluut. Ride on to Tariat village and then stay overnight at a ger camp beside the river at the foot of the canyon.

Day 5

Follow the rocky trail that runs along the shore of the White Lake to reach 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. Continue to the lakeside ger camp in the afternoon.

Day 6

Start the day by climbing to the top of the volcano and walking 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 the Cave of the Yellow Dog and Chuluut river gorge. Overnight ger camp.

Day 7

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 “man stones” to be seen. Cross the Tamir river on a raft and arrive early afternoon for lunch. Overnight ger camp near the lake.

Day 8

Return to Ulaanbaatar, stopping for a picnic lunch along the way. The first 20 km are across open steppe on the rough tracks we have become used to. After Dashinchilen the road has been surfaced, so the final stretch to the city should be a bit quicker. Overnight hotel.

Day 9

Depart.