Hiking to Lake Khagiin Khar

​Mongolia 's vast open spaces and range of landscape make the country a superb choice for hiking and trekking.

​Mongolia 's vast open spaces and range of landscape make the country a superb choice for hiking and trekking.

9 Days
Starts from: 1435 USD
Group size : 4-12 people

Schedule 2015

jun 08 jun 18 jul 13 jul 22
aug 04 aug 13 aug 25 sep 03

The best time to hiking through the National parks is June and June or August. 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.​

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, Khan Khentii Mountain National Park and Bogd Khan Mountain National Park.
The best time to hiking through the National parks is June and June or August. 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.

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Full itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. You'll be greeted at the airport and escorted to the hotel. After lunch, take a city tour to Gandan Monastery where you will see huge gold plated Buddha, a symbol of Mongolian national pride and cultural revival. Then visit National Museum of Mongolian History, where you will see artifacts from Mongolia and Central Asia from the Stone Age to the present. Excursion to Zaisan Hill War Memorial to get your bearings with a panoramic view of the whole city. Overnight in the hotel. (L+D)

Day 2

Princess Lodge and temple ruins

After breakfast, drive to Princess Lodge and Princess temple ruins. On the way, visit Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex. After lunch, move on to explore the Princess temple ruins and enjoy hearing its wonderful history by ox-cart. Enjoy the scenery and views from top of the Siberian Mountains. (B+L+D)


Day 3

Khavirgan Davaa Mountains

Today ride over Khavragiin Davaa which is a hill with a peak of 2000m. The climb up is covered with vegetation and forests. The descent on the other side is not as steep and leads down a long winding path. At the base of the hill we will cross a wide open plain which can be quite wet in the summer months. The wildlife in the area is varied and includes musk deer and moose, brown bear, roe and elk. It is also a paradise for bird lovers who may be lucky enough to spot whooper swans, spoonbills, great white egrets and numerous raptors. Make camp on the other side of the Khag hongoriin belcher. Overnight in tent. (B+L+D)


Day 4

Hiking the Zuugiin spring

Today we will leave the vehicles behind and join our horses and horseman and ride 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 5

First Day in-Khagiin khar Lake

Today you will reach Khagiin Khar Nuur (Black Lake). This is a picturesque lake which is situated in a basin within the Khentii Mountains. The slopes of the surrounding hills are forested and the water is crystal clear. A hut has been built in a clearing nearby which can be used as a shelter as well. The wildlife in the area is varied and includes musk deer and moose, brown bear, roe and elk.


Day 6

Next day in Khagiin khar Lake

Local hunters roam in the area in the spring months. It is also a paradise for bird lovers who may be lucky enough to spot whooper swans, spoonbills, great white egrets and numerous raptors. Make camp on the other side of the plain. We will set up camp on the yellow sandy beach of the Lake. Overnight in tent. (B+L+D)


Day 7

Back to Khavirgan Davaa Mountain

Today we will return to our original base camp taking a slightly different route from the path we took on the way in. We will ride 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 and visit nomad family

After breakfast ride to the Princess Lodge and have Mongolian national meal named "Khorkhog". Visit local nomad family and discover their nomadic way of life. Taste milk tea and dairy products. Learn how they herd their livestock. Overnight in tourist ger camp. (B+L+D)


Day 9

Drive back to Ulaanbaatar city tour

After breakfast, drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Via Terelj National Park and you'll explore the extraordinary formation of rocks and stones; some of them look quite similar to turtles. The Terelj National Park incorporates parts of Khentii Mountain Range. In Ulaanbaatar, you may choose an optional city tour where you will be taken to souvenir and cashmere shops before enjoying an evening concert of National Folklore. Farewell dinner in Mongolian barbecue restaurant. Overnight in the hotel. (B+L+D)


Day 10

Departure Mongolia

You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport. (B)


​Chris Deeley

Dear TuvshinbatI would just like to give you some feed back from our recent 15 day tour of Mongolia.(12-26) We had a fabulous time. Our guide (Bolgor) and driver (Uscar) were wonderful; they were friendly, very helpful and went out of their way to make our trip the best it could be. They were a major factor in making our visit a success, with many wonderful memories. Some of the people in our group were sometimes unreasonably difficult and demanding, and made things unpleasant for our guide. We were very sad to see this happening. I would like you to know that we (Jan Watt and myself) were very happy with the tour and we are even planning on returning in the future. I would also like you to pass on a message to Gom( he picked us up on the our return to UB), we forgot to give him a tip!! We are so sorry as he did a great job, talking about the city and taking us around for the day. Please pass on our apologizes. Thanks again New Zeland. July, 2010

Tour information

Guide:

An English speaking Mongolian guide will accompany the group at all times. The guide will be a native Mongolian person with great local knowledge who can deal with any requests and ensure that your holiday to become one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life.

Transport:

Discover Mongolia use the highest level, latest model, air-conditioned private vans or 4WD vehicles for the maximum comfort on your touring days. A day's drive in the countryside will be approx 200-250km.

Meals:

In Ulaanbaatar, you will be dining at fine European and Asian cuisine restaurants. Mutton, beef, rice and noodles form the basis of the Mongolian diet, so your meals will be based around this. However, the trail rations may include vegetables, eggs, peanut butter, cheese and sometimes yak! On some days there will be lunchboxes from tourist camps. It is good food and our experience has been that guests are happy with this arrangement. Please let us know in advance if you are a vegetarian. Alcohol is not provided on the trip but tourists are free to bring their own.

Accommodation:

We believe that comfortable, welcoming accommodation is vital to the enjoyment of your trip. You will be stay in a standard 3-4 star hotel in Ulaanbaatar and a tourist ger camp (traditional dwelling) with currency (220V), shower and other useful services (2 or 4 people per ger) in the countryside. All accommodation offered by Discover Mongolia is personally checked by our staff to ensure high standards.

The best time to make this trip:

May to September is the best season, with the peak season in July for the Naadam Festival. July and August are also the wettest months of the year, but be assured; our climate is such that you will still have many sunny days at this time.

Personal things to bring with you:

Warm thin layers of clothing are the best such as bring a waterproof jacket, sandals and a hat and headscarf to protect you from the sun and winds. Don't forgot insect repellent, sun cream, lip-gloss and first aid kit (medicine for headache, cold, diarrhea, runny nose; bandages; any medicine prescribed for you ). All your camera equipment.