Rider Price: US $4,850 | Pillion Price: US $3,250
The Khangai Mountains occupy much of central and north-central area in Mongolia. It has a vast emptiness that links land and sky, and is one of the last few places on the planet where nomadic life is still a living tradition. The terrain is one of mountains and rolling plateaus, a unique and special landscape. Riding northwest we’ll leave the beaten track in our dust as we head towards the Khangai mountain range. Khangai has become a generally used term by Mongolians to describe the entire lush forest-steppe area to the north as opposed to the southern Gobi Desert.
Considering that 40% of the population lives in the capital city of Ulan Bator, or Ulaanbaatar, and almost another 40% are scattered all over Mongolia with their 56 million head of sheep, goats, cattle, horses and camels, there is plenty of room for you to travel through the outback!
Transfer from the airport to our hotel in Ulaanbaatar. We’ll get to know each other over dinner and drinks.
We take a luxury bus to HugnuHaanGher Camp. HugnuHaan is a nature reserve set in a region of beautiful mountains, steppe, forests and also the Gobi Desert – it’s a beautiful place to start the tour. We sleep in a Gher camp for the night and test ride our 500cc Royal Enfield Bullets.
We will ride towards Dashinchilen town, north of HugnuHaan, and ride along sand dunes through dirt tracks– a great start to the tour! This area of Mongolia is surrounded with beautiful mountains and wild life and is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Our campsite for the night is surrounded by the stunning mountains.
Ride towards Bulgan. Passing a small mountain range, the BürengiinNuruu, which bisects the Aimag. It provides plenty of lush habitat for wild animals and livestock. In the south of the Aimag are the two unique historical insights, Tsogt Taijiin Tsagaan Balgas and KharBukh Balgas, We’ll be driving along wetlands with a possibility of some sand. Time to stock up at the local shops whilst in town.
We will be riding across more beautiful landscapes and great terrain today, heading for Bugat village. When we reach the Selenge River, we’ll relax and take a refreshing swim. For the more adventurous there are some historic caves that we can swim to. Shopping in a local town will also be available here.
A slow ride today along the river bed. It’s a little rocky, but great fun to ride down. The Selenge is the longest river in Mongolia which runs all the way out to Russia. Fishing is amazing in this area for those who are interested. Tonight we’ll camp alongside the Selenge River.
This is another beautiful ride and a great location for some stunning photography. We will be riding on paved road for a lot of this day, towards HutagUndur village, until we reach our campsite for the night surrounded by stunning views.
We’ll head for Hatgal today – a long ride today of around 300kms down good Mongolian roads. We will arrive at Lake Huvsgul and camp at the Eastern side of lake. We’ll enjoy a very relaxed evening with a beautiful sunset spot and a few well-earned beers!
We have an easy ride back to Murun and when we arrive there will be an opportunity to see some local sights, including a museum, monastery and even a wrestling stadium. The town is small enough to walk around with the town square being a central point with a monument to Davaadorj. We will camp at river DelgerMurun near the city and have our farewell dinner.
Fly to Ulaanbaator.
Return flight or onward journey. Extreme Bike Tours can change the tour itinerary without notification if required to deal with any issues that may arise in the countries we operate in, very often due to adverse weather conditions. The itinerary will not change much but if we can make it better we always will.