Experience the great nature of Mongolian terrain and explore its beauty through an amazing journey of driving a motorcycle! The journey will begin in Ulaanbaatar and then go through several places such as Gobi Desert, Tsenkher Hot Spring, and Flaming Cliffs. You will be guided along the journey to ensure that you get the best experience on this tour. Book now and save a place on this amazing tour!
You will be accommodated for 14 nights in various accommodations chosen by Renedian Adventures. You will be accommodated for 2 nights in a hotel, 2 nights in tented camps, and 10 nights in ger camps.
There will be a group tour of the Genghis Khan Statue. In 2008, a gigantic statue of Genghis Khan riding on a horseback was erected on the bank of the Tuul River at Tsonjin Boldog, 54 kilometers east of the Mongolian capital, Ulaanbaatar, where according to legend, he found a golden whip. The statue is 40 meters tall and wrapped in 250 tons of gleaming stainless steel.
It stands on top of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex, a visitor center that is 10 meters tall, with 36 columns representing the 36 khans from Genghis to Ligdan Khan. The statue is symbolically pointed east towards his birthplace. Upon completing the tour, you will stay in a hotel in Ulaanbaatar.
You will start riding south toward the Gobi Desert for about 62 miles / 100 kilometers on the tarmac to get used to the bikes. Then, you will hit the dirt track and continue west for 93 miles / 150 kilometers to Baga Gazriin Chuluu. Afterward, you will stay in a tented camp.
You will start riding south for 31 miles / 50 kilometers on a dirt track with a quick stop to refuel the bikes in Mandalgobi, the provincial capital of Dundgobi province. A further 93 miles / 150 kilometers on the tarmac and dirt tracks end in Tsagaan Suvarga. After that, you will stay in a ger camp.
You will play on the rollercoaster roads surrounding the cliffs in the morning. Then, you will ride for 31 miles / 50 kilometers to hit the tarmac and continue for another 62 miles / 100 kilometers where you will enter Dalanzadgad, the provincial capital of Umungobi for a quick refuel and resupply. Afterward, you will continue to ride toward Yolin Am also known as Vulture Nest Canyon and then stay the night at a ger camp.
You will start exploring Gurvan Saikhan with a visit to the natural history museum, and then into the Vultures Nest Canyon. The entire route is dirt. You will see the gradual change of landscapes from steppe to a mountain range and then a large mountain of sand dunes. After that, you will stay at a ger camp.
This will be a free dune day for climbing, camel riding, or relaxing. If you still are not tired, you can try some riding around the camp. Afterward, you will stay the night at a ger camp.
With an early start ride from Khongoriin Els towards Bayanzag, this time you will ride on the northern side of Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park. Afterward, you will stay the night at a ger camp.
A flat 82-mile / 132-kilometer ride from Bayanzag to Saikhan-Ovoo will have you encountering many Bactrian camels on this route as this area is famous for herding camels. You will stop for the night near Ongi Monastery, formerly one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia. You will then spend the night at a ger camp.
Today will be a long day with an early start. You will start riding towards Arvaikher, the provincial capital of Uvurkhangai. Along the way, you will refuel, resupply, and hit the dirt tracks to Orkhon Valley. You will notice a gradual landscape change. Small river crossings, alpine trees, mountain passes, and a different day after The Gobi will arrive in the evening in the Orkhon Valley where you will feel a bit chillier from the high mountains. Afterward, you will stay at a ger camp.
If you are having pleasant weather, you will start early and take an extra excursion out to the Orkhon Valley and its waterfall, one of largest waterfalls in Mongolia. After lunch, you will continue on the dirt track to Tsenkher Hot Springs. Tsenkher Hot Springs is a natural hot spring resort in mountains. This is a beautiful afternoon of riding and feels like Swiss mountain passes, grassy fields, with hours and hours of wildflowers. You will have many river crossings today, and the route may be amended depending on the height of the rivers. After that, you will stay at a ger camp in the night.
This will be a rest day.
You will start riding from the hot springs towards Kharkhorin, the ancient capital city of Khubilai Khan, grandson of Chinggis Khan. The main attraction here is the Erdene Zuu Monastery. You will also visit Erdene Zuu museum that holds unique artifacts of Khubilai Khan’s with the view of river and mountains. Afterward, you will stay at a ger camp.
Today will be your longest day of riding on a paved road and for some, it will be a great enjoyment after long days on dirt tracks. You will start riding toward Khustai National park where Przewalski's wild horses were introduced in the park after near extinction. In the 1950’s, a few number of horses were brought from a Dutch zoo and were reintroduced in the park. At the moment, the horses are being successfully reintroduced and currently, the park holds about 400 horses along with some red deer, marmots, and many other mammals.
You will have a short ride from Khustai to Ulaanbaatar with an option of taking a paved road or dirt track depending how the riders feel. You will ride back to the hotel.Afterward, you will check with the last group dinner in Ulaanbaatar.
You will be transferred to the airport.
Baga Gazriin Chuluu is a picturesque mountain in the Gobi Desert. With at an elevation of 1751 meters, it is located in the granite belt. It is surrounded by a vast green steppe but the area of 10 kilometers diameter is fortressed with large rocks and wildlife. There is a small monastery on the southeast part of the mountain. The area has got many species of wild animals and birds, such as ibex, Siberian argali, vultures, hawks, and eagles.
Tsagaan Suvarga is a unique formation of sheer cliffs. It is interesting to see the sheer slope facing north, which from a distance seems to be the ruins of the ancient city. The cliff is 30 meters high and 100 meters wide. Over thousands of years, the wind has created this amazing structure.
It is located in a deep and narrow gorge in Gurvan Saikhan Mountain of southern Mongolia. The valley is named after the Lammergeier, which is called Yol in Mongolian. As the valley is narrow and deep, the tour usually rides along the creek bed with dozens of small creek crossings. It is not uncommon to find patches of snow and ice in the shadow areas of this canyon even into summer.
Khongoriin Els is one of the largest formations of sand also known as “singing sands”. The meaning behind it is that in fall when there is a north-western howling wind, the tips of sand dunes make a distinctive sound caused by air turbulence.
Bayanzag means “many shrubs” in Mongolian, as this is the only place in the Gobi where trees are found. The place is also renowned for its paleontological findings as this is where Roy Andrew Chapman discovered dozens of vital paleontological findings. The red gravel high cliffs and the emptiness will be worth coming here.
It was established in the mid 16th century. But, during the Communist repression era, the monastery was destroyed and most of the monks were killed and exiled. In the early 1990’s, a few buildings of the monastery were reconstructed and nowadays a few monks inhabit the monastery.
Erden Zuu Monastery was one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia before it was destroyed by the Communists in an effort to repress religion. Most of the monks were killed and the monastery was nearly destroyed. Today the monastery is still active and holds around 100 monks.
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