Mongolia’s capital is full of life and well
worth a look around. We will all meet for
drinks and some dinner before heading to
the wilderness the next day. The briefing
will give you an idea of what lies ahead.
An easy ride to the Herlen River which has its origin on the south slopes of the Khentii mountains. Plenty of paved roads today and a chance to stop at the incredible 40 metre tall statue of Chinggis Khan on horseback. We camp next to the river.
Khenti to Sukhbaatar Province
We are entering steppe area riding through stunning grassland and valleys. Steppe is an incredible ride as you can make your own paths cross generally smooth grassland, watch out for the marmot holes!! We will be camping Camp near Mukhkhaan village.
Through the Steppe
Onwards through the Steppe for many symbolic of the Mongolian countryside. Detouring up hills for the view. Nomadic tracks providing a sense of direction. Ride via Baruun Urt city and camp after the city.
To Shilin Bogd
One of Mongolia’s famous sacred areas. They say all men should go there and meet early at sunrise to ensure a prosperous year ahead with lots of good luck. Its located on the border of Mongolia and China. The accommodation tonight is in a Gher Camp.
Ride via Ganga Nuur Lake
Famous for bird watching and beautiful landscape. More nomadic tracks passing Gher Camps, now approaching the Gobi a name many associate with the Mongolian desert and camels. This area is the transition between the Southern Steppes and the Gobi desert. We camp after Dariganga village.
Ride to Sainshand City
A long ride to Sainshand city the capital of
Dornogobi province. Mixed tracks and roads make for a full days riding experience. We will be staying the night in a hotel in town.
Destination Khamriin Khiid
An ancient monastery and energy centre in the Gobi Desert. The landscape surrounding this spiritual centre has a stark natural beauty. They believe that here all the energy of the world converges. The original monastery was founded in 1820 Danzan Ravjaa but subsequently destroyed in 1937. There are also caves that were used for high levels of meditations of 108 days. Feel the force!!
Ride to Undrushil Village
Today we ride to Undrushil Village in Gobi desert, more desert riding today which doesn’t mean loads of sand but mixtures of track got to keep you wits about you and your concentration, and tonight we camp.
Ride to Ikh Gazriin Chuluu
These are stunning mountains rising from the desert and a historical site. The terrain is inspiring and beautiful as the Gobi desert reveals itself in all its glory. Tonight the accommodation is in a Gher camp
Back to Ulaanbaatar
Our final ride today takes us back into UB with a mixture of the nomadic tracks we have become accustomed to and asphalt as we cruise back into the capital. Here we have our final farewell dinner over a few beers.