Mongolia Motorcycle Tours – Western Mongolia 2
BayanUlgii is Mongolia’s westernmost province. Nestled in the Altai mountains, an area steeped in historical significance as the ancient cultural crossroads between east and west, the Mongolia Motorcycle Tour starts in the city of Ulgii. A city that is as likely to have eagles perched on the roof tops as cities back home have pigeons and starlings, Ulgii is the home to Mongolia’s Kazakh population. We’ll spend some time to learn a little about the Kazakhs of Mongolia famed for holding on to the century old tradition of hunting with Golden Eagles.
Riding east we’ll leave the beaten track in our dust as we descend the Altai mountain range into the Great Lakes Depression. Where once the pre Silk Road nomadic Sycthian tribes called home, the Mongolian ‘wild west’ is one of the worlds last true remaining frontiers. Today, it is a patchwork of cultures; a vast remote and rugged region of nomadic herders, tiny outposts and prospectors searching for gold. We will make our way to Zavkhan, a central Mongolian province surrounded by the Gobi Desert to the south, the Khangai mountain range to the east and the Great Lakes to the west.
The province offers unique and spectacular scenery; the likes of which not anywhere else.
Mongolia Motorbike Tours – Western Mongolia 2 Highlights
- Meet the Kazakh Eagle Hunters
- Ride through the Altai Mountains
- Only 10 bikes per tour for an extremely personalized and hassle free riding experience on the Mongolia Motorcycle Tours.
- Unbeatable scenery, some of the best on the planet.
- Camping in Yurts, known as Ger camps
- Good mix of on and off road and everything in-between
- Chance to visit places very few foreigners have been to
- You don’t pay for anything once you arrive (except items personal in nature, alcohol.) Your fuel, meals, accommodation, transfers are all included in the cost of the Mongolia Motorcycle Tours.
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Please note, we reserve the right to adjust the itinerary at any time in the interests of safety or to improve the experience.
Please note also that any travel in Mongolia is a real adventure.
Whilst we wish to make your experience as comfortable as possible this itinerary
includes many nights camping and long hours on rough roads on the bikes.
Adventure is an important part of the experience, so expect your boots to get a little muddy!
Day 1 of the Mongolia Motorcycle Tours – Wild Western Mongolia 2:
Welcome to Ulaanbaatar. Meet the team in the afternoon for a briefing followed by a meal and drinks.
Day 2 of the Mongolia Motorcycle Tours – Western Mongolia 2:
We fly into the Altai mountains to Ulgii by turboprop. Check out the unique and special landscape of Mongolia from the air before you ride it the following day. We’ll take you to our camp and introduce you to the bikes for the first time!
Day 3 of the Mongolia Motorcycle Tours – Wild Western Mongolia 2:
Wake up in our camp we’ll have breakfast followed by a little relaxing in the mountains. We’ll meet the Kazakh eagle hunters and take opportunities to hike, ride horses and fly eagles. Don’t get too carried away though, today is an important day to get acquainted with your new steed! We’ll begin our ride and camp out beside the beautiful Lake Tolbo.
Day 4 of the Mongolia Motorcycle Tours – Wild Western Mongolia 2:
Riding on through the mountains we’ll reach Kashaat Davaa. A stunning mountain pass famed for being a sanctuary for ibex.
Day 5 of the Mongolia Motorcycle Tours -Wild Western Mongolia 2:
On to Khovd. The remains of an of an ancient fortification can be seen poking out of the ground in Khovd; a pretty city nestled in a fertile green plain. We’ll camp up at a Ger camp for a shower!
Day 6 of the Mongolia Motorcycle Tours – Wild Western Mongolia 2:
Working our way around Khar Us Lake we reach Chandmani, a small village famed for its Khoomii singers. The villagers will teach you how to throat sing like a true nomad!
Day 7 & 8 of the Mongolia Motorcycle Tours – Wild Western Mongolia 2:
Leaving the main road we’ll venture into Mankhan, a reserve containing an abundance of fauna including antelope. Ride on under the shadow of Monkh Khairkhan Uul through spectacular valleys under the watchful gaze of vultures and eagles soaring above.
Day 9 & 10 of the Mongolia Motorcycle Tours – Wild Western Mongolia 2:
These twi will feel like a true expedition into the unknown as we wind further off the Altai mountains into the Gobi Desert below we’ll barely see any sign of human habitation bar the odd nomadic Ger in the distance.
Day 11 of the Mongolia Motorcycle Tours – Wild Western Mongolia 2:
Reaching the city of Altai we’ll top up on supplies and stay at a Ger camp to refresh!
Day 12 of the Mongolia Motorcycle Tours – Wild Western Mongolia 2:
Turning north we’ll make our way into Zavkhan. We’ll stop by a tributary to the Zavkhan river the lifeblood of this province.
Day 13 of the Mongolia Motorcycle Tours – Wild Western Mongolia 2:
Our final stop will be our camp under the shadow of Otgon Tenger. This sacred mountain will be our final refuge on the expedition.
Day 14 the Mongolia Motorcycle Tours – Wild Western Mongolia 2:
We’ll fly back to Ulaanbaatar and take you to your hotel.
Clean yourselves up and get ready for a slap-up meal and drinks to celebrate!
Day 15 the Mongolia Motorcycle Tours – Western Mongolia 2:
Onward journey/Flights home.