Trekking through Orkhon Valley & Suvarga Khairkhan mountain tour

14 days
T1 trails
Distance: 0 - 10 km / 0 - 6 mi per day
0 - 250 m / 0 - 820 ft ascent per day

> Visit the legendary Orkhon Valley
> Enjoy the Kharkhorin site and Tuvkhun temple
> Go Trekking in wild areas of Suvarga Khairkhan mountain (3.179 m)
> Get to know the Elsen tasarkhai & Khugnu-Tarni National Park
> Visit Orkhon waterfall

This is a very convenient itinerary for those looking for an easy trek. This trek takes place in the heart of Mongolia, in Arkhangai province, a symbol of Mongolian identity, with its peaceful green meadows, rolling hills and valleys dotted with wildflowers.

Since the area presents a great environment for animal husbandry, you’ll have the opportunity to meet nomads and be invited to their families. Parallel, some few days of the tour will be spent in complete isolation from human contact, in the beautiful Suvarga khairkhan mountain. During the trek, we will occasionally have visit interesting museums and historical sites of Orkhon valley, including Kharkhorin and Erdene Zuu Monastery site, which are an important part of Mongolian history. You will also enjoy the magnificent Orkhon waterfall, freshwater rivers, and lovely sandy area of Elsen Tasarhai. On the 13th day, you will head back to Ulaanbaatar, leaving the beautiful Arkhangai province behind, but the memories of this wonderful trek will stay with you for a long time.



Arrive in Ulaanbaatar

City sightseeing with visits to the National History Museum and Gandan monastery. Short briefing on the upcoming tour and welcome dinner. Accommodation: in the hotel.



Ugii Lake in Orkhon valley

Early in the morning, the drivers will meet you at the doors of your hotel. They will load our luggage and start our tour towards Ugii Lake, the biggest lake of central Mongolia, settled in the legendary Orkhon valley. Half-day is spent at the camp, getting ready for the next 7 days of trekking. Accommodation: in the camp.

Ugii Lake


Orkhon Bridge

We will start our trek along the northern shore of the lake while exploring the lake and its abundant birdlife. We will then cross the Orkhon Bridge and have an outdoor lunch. After lunch, we will continue our trip and set the camp near Tsetserleg town - the center of Arkhangai province. Accommodation: in the tent. Walking time: 2 hours.


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