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Terkh White lake & Khorgo-extinct volcano

Tour info

Tour code: OC8-1
Season: May 15 – Sep 30
Days in the countryside: 8 full days
Transportation: 4x4 WD vehicle.
Number of participants: min 2- max 30
Driving distance: 1550 km

Highlights & Activity

Highlights: Kharkhorin-ancient capital of Mongol Empire & Erdenezuu monastery, Karakorum museum, Tsenkher hot spa, Great White lake/ Terkhiin Tsagaan nuur, Khorgo- the  extinct volcano,  historical site of Kultegin monument, Taikhar rock-stone,   various landscapes of steppe, grassland, river, combination of sand dune of Elsen Tasarhai & mountain of Hugno Khaan.
Activity: Swimming in the lake, optional fishing, hiking to the volcano mountain, experience of riding of "two-humped" Bactrian camel and Mongolian horse, climbing sand dunes, visiting nomadic herder family.
Tip: Almost every day it is possible to watch sunset, sunrise, thousands of shining stars during the night sky.

Brief IT:

Day 1. Arrival Ulaanbaatar.
Day 2. Karakorum-museum,  Erdenezuu monastery and  Turtle rock.
Day 3 Tsenher Hot Natural Spa.
Day 4. Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park
Day 5. Excursion day to Khorgo - the extinct volcano.
Day 6. Taikhar- Enormous Rock formation  and river Ikh Tamir.
Day 7. Monument of Kul-Tegin
Day 8. Sand dunes of Elsen Tasarhai and experience of camel riding.
Day 9.  Ulaanbaatar
Day 10. Departure Mongolia.  

Itinerary & map    

Arrive Mongolia and we will pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Available city tour on request. Next morning, we will forward to Karakorum - ancient capital of Mongolian Empire in the 13th century. Throughout the driving around will provide a gorgeous various landscapes of steppe, grassland, rivers, combination of sand dune and mountain ranges. The tour also includes a visit to the Kharkhorin museum and Erdenezuu monastery, which was built on ruins of Karakorum and territory statue of Mongolian Empire of Genghis Khan.  Day 2 ends with staying in a comfortable ger tourist camp
Day 3.
The tour will take you to the Tsenkher hot spa, where you can relax and swim in the spa which contains rich of mineral natural salts.  Enjoy hiking in breathtaking fresh air, see beautiful nature and surrounding breath-taking scenery with forested mountain ranges. After the day, there will be an overnight stay in the ger tourist camp.
Day 4.  Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park
This day starts with driving to Terkh White lake, which was formed by lava flows from volcanic eruption many million years ago. The tour includes walking along the shore and swimming in Terkhiin Tsagaan pond is perfect way to end the day – you will also be given optional fishing.
You will be staying overnight at comfortable ger camp.
Day 5.
A full day excursion to the top of Khorgo mountain - the extinct volcano, on the way you will see a cave named of “ Hell of yellow dog”. There is an optional trek by horse to Khorgo-the extinct volcano. Afterwards, you will pay a visit nomads family to see their everyday life. Eat Mongolian traditional meal with the nomads.  Day 5 ends with staying at comfortable ger camp.
Day 6.
On the this day, we will visit the Taikhar Chuluu - Enormous Rock formation in the steppe and river Ikh Tamir. Overnight you will be experiencing stay in tent/ or nomads ger in wild nature.
Day 7.
The tour will take you to the Kultegiin Monument - Three metres high inscribed monument of Kul-Tegin (684-731), who was khagan – ruler of pre-Mongol Empire. Also you will be given chance to visit monument Bilge Khagan, who was the older brother of Kul-Tegin. Overnight staying in ger tourist camp.
Day 8.
In the morning, we will head to beautiful Sand dunes of  Elsen Tasarhai, where you can walk and see beautiful  landscape, combination of  sand dune and mountain ranges of Hugnu-Khaan. Afterwards, the tour will take you to visit a nomadic family and you will be given a chance to ride the central Asia’s famous “two humped Bactrian camel”.  Day 8 ends with staying at comfortable ger camp.
Day 9.
Tour will take you back to Ulaanbaatar and on the way, you will get to see various landscapes of steppe, grassland, rivers and also some common village centers. Once we arrive, we will take you to your hotel.
Day 10.
Transfer to airport/ train station for your departure Mongolia.


Date & Price

May 15- Sep 30
Tour price from 1499 usd


  1. All activities described in the itinerary
  2. Accommodation: Twin shared comfortable ger tourist camp (with hot shower, bathroom, bedding, towel, restaurant)
  3. Full board in the Gobi : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ( Mongolian/European meal)
  4. Bottled water 1,5 liter p.p. daily in the countryside
  5. English speaking experienced guide 
  6. 4x4 wheel drive vehicle with experienced local driver
  7. Admission tickets for museums & National Parks
  8. Two-humped camel  riding for 1 hour
  9. Airport transfers
  10. Tax, VAT


  1. International & Domestic air fare
  2. Hotel & other expenses in Ulaanbaatar
  3. Camera, video permits inside the museums and temples.
  4. Alcoholic drinks & beverages
  5. Passport, visa & visa services
  6. Laundry service and items of a personal nature
  7. Travel insurance
  8. Tips and gratuities
  9. Anything not mentioned in the included part
1499 USD   Хэвлэх

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