This is an amazing 3-day ride to the east of Ulaanbaatar including forested mountain passes, remote steppe and dramatic landscapes.
|per rider in shared twin/double room||$1,395.00|
|per pillion passenger (travelling in the support vehicle) and in a shared twin/double room||$1,395.00|
|Rental motorcycle (surcharge) for the entire tour incl. petrol||$390.00|
|Single room supplement for 2 hotel nights in Ulaanbaatar||$80.00|
|Rental off-road motorbike boots (for all riding days)||$30.00|
|Rental helmet (for all riding days)||$15.00|
|All Meals (except Ulaanbaatar) and bottled mineral water|
|2 Nights Hotel "Continental" sharing twin room|
|Tent hire 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|
|Protective Motorbike Clothing (available for hire)|
|Motorbike Hire (available for hire)|
|Motorbike Damage Security Deposit ( fully refundable )|
|Alcohol and Soft Drinks|
|This tour is classed as 90% off-road and is fully supported tour|
|Tour is 5 days with 3 days riding|
|Accommodation on tour is wild camping (single tents)|
|Available to hire: KTM 450 EXC 'SIX - DAYS'|
|This tour will run with a minimum of 4 people|
|100% fully guided motorcycle tour|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
The journey begins riding along the Tuul river to Terelj National Park, then a little further to the gigantic silver statue of Genghis Khan on a horse. Beyond this we ride eastward into Khentii province and through a valley where it is believed that Genghis Khan established his original capital. It is also celebrated as the place where the book “Secret History of the Mongols” was written. Wooden bridges in various states of repair cross the Kherlen river and its tributaries and the route crosses some wild high steppe and passes by a few small lakes and villages before returning to Ulaanbaatar.
The total riding distance is 566 kilometers, of which approximately 90% is off-road on rough jeep tracks. Most of the route is an area of Mongolia rarely visited by tourists and there is no formal accommodation so we will camp in tents and take all equipment, including a kitchen tent.
- Terelj National Park
- Silver statue of Genghis Khan on a horse
- Kherlen river
- Nomadic families
- Statue celebrating “The Secret History of the Mongols”
Arrive Ulaanbaatar. Overnight hotel.
Meet the tour crew and allocate motorbikes. Start riding along a potholed tarmac road to reach the village of Gachuurt. Following the Tuul river for several kilometres, the road quickly becomes very poor, rough and rocky, with mountains either side. Heading uphill through pine and silver birch forest, cross two mountain passes at over 1800 meters altitude, then down into the valley to the village of Terelj. There are many tourist ger camps and hotels in this beautiful valley, which reminds one of how remote other parts of the trail are. Stop to visit the amazing silver statue of Genghis Khan on a horse and visit the museum located in the base of the statue. Continue eastwards riding through typical lush green meadows and hills inhabited only by nomadic families with their herds of animals. Overnight camping.
After the coal mining town of Baganuur we ride parallel to the Kherlen river for a while and along a long flat valley before reaching the village of Tsenkhermandal. After a few kilometres on the new black-topped “Millenium Road” we turn southwards, back onto the hard-pack track. We come upon the rather surprising health spa “Avarga Toson” where many local people go to bathe and health various ailments. Not far from this “holiday village” is a marvellous statue marking the place where the first book describing the history of Mongolia was written: “The Secret History of the Mongols”. Continue in a south-westerly direction until reaching the wide Kherlen River. The wooden bridges are quite exciting and make for some good photographs. Overnight camping.
The wide empty valley is crossed by many tracks and after a while we head up to a low pass at an altitude of 1273 meters and cross a wild remote stretch of steppe where you may see gazelle, wild foxes, eagles, or other wildlife. Pass through the pretty village of Bayanjargal and continue on for a further 40km or so, bypassing another health spa Buureljuut Raashan and on to the village of Gurvan Bag where the line of the Trans Siberian Railway crosses our track. The trail passes by more dramatic and beautiful granite rocky mountains and over Buureliin Davaa pass at an altitude of 1603 meters with fantastic views at the top. Ride down to the mining town of Nalaikh and back to Ulaanbaatar along the tarmac road. Overnight hotel.