Trekking in Hagyn Har Lake

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Turtle rock

Day 1: Khentii National Park

In the morning we will head east of UB, reaching Khentii National Park after a 3-hour drive, where the landscape consists of green, forested hillsides, and spectacular granite cliffs. Many nomads live in this area, and you can see yaks, sheep, goats and horses grazing in this peaceful valley. At noon we will have lunch at our horse breeding family. We will meet our horseman, load our gear and food on pack horses and set off for 13 days trekking in Khentii Mountains. We will hike through lush meadows for a couple of hours towards the Terelj River valley. Then, we will have dinner and camp on the Terelj River bank.
(Tented Camp, L, D)

East Mongolia

Day 2 – 6: Trekking in Khentii National Park

The Khentii Mountains are a mountain range in the Töv and Khentii Provinces in northern Mongolia. The chain overlaps the Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area and includes Mongolia’s sacred mountain, Burkhan Khaldun, which is associated with the origin of Genghis Khan.
The range forms the watershed between the Arctic Ocean (via Lake Baikal) and the Pacific Ocean basins. Rivers originating in the range include the Onon, Kherlen, and Tuul.
After breakfast, we will load our gears on our packhorses. You will be impressed at the strength of the small but sturdy Mongolian horses. We will hike into the valley along the base of the mountain ranges. As we leave civilization behind, you will hear and see ever more ground squirrels, marmots and birds. These amazing trek will take us through an area of tundra, which is the habitat of the moose. You will soon become an expert at ‘moose detection. It is a typical Siberian landscape. We will climb up the mountain through deep forest where deer, wolves, moose and bears live. Keep your eyes open! The high mountains and the deep valley make this wonderful hiking through wide valleys to give a way to large mountain forests of birch, pine and cedar.
(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

Hagyn Lake

Day 7: Trekking to Hagyn Har Lake

Today at the top of the mountain, we cross the pass and descend to the breathtakingly beautiful Hagyn Har Lake. We will camp on the yellow sand beach of the lake.
(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

Mongolian East Landscape

Day 8: Rest Day at Hagyn Har Lake

Today we will stay camped by the lake and you can swim or fish in the clear water, hike in the forests or go bird and wild animal watching.
(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

Grazing field

Day 9: Khongoriin River

Today we will follow the Khongoriin River downstream for about five hours and camp near a river crossing. The high mountains and the deep valley make this a wonderful day of hiking.
(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

Mongolian East Landscape

Day 10 – 13: Dund Bayan Valley

Today as we hike along the Tuul River, you will notice how the landscape changes through silent pine forests where all you will hear is the occasional animal call. We will climb up a steep path for about two hours until we come to a high pass close to the Altan Olgii peak. At an elevation of 2646m, Altan Olgii (meaning Golden Cradle) is one of the highest peaks in the Khentii Mountain range. On the other side of the mountain, we will camp near a stream where you can cool off after your strenuous day.
Keep your ears open for the sound of woodpeckers and keep your eyes open for golden eagles, soaring far above us hunting for prey. After half way through our trekking we return to Terelj through the Dund Bayan valley. Our last few days’ hike will take place in wide valleys which will eventually give way to large mountain forests of birch, pine and cedar.
(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

Pine forest

Day 14: Terelj National Park back to Ulaanbaatar

Our short tours in Mongolia are designed to help you make the most of your travels. Those tours packages will allow you to enjoy Mongolian culture and landscape with a private tour guide and vehicle. The short trips are available from January to December and are ideally suited to groups of 1 to 15 people who don’t have that long to spend in this wonderful country.

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included

  • Transport within Mongolia (vehicle, driver, fuel)
  • Tented camp stay
  • Meals 13B, 14L, 13D
  • Tour guides
  • Camping and kitchen equipment
  • National park entrance fees/Museum and Monasteries entrance ticket

not included

  • Hotel in Ulaanbaatar
  • City touring
  • International transport
  • Passport and visa costs
  • Medical, trip insurance and evacuation costs
  • International airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Laundry
  • Telephone calls
  • Items of personal nature
  • Other items not specifically mentioned as included
  • Airport transfer

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