THM Motorcycle Treks

Thirsty Horse Mongolia
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The Trek

 

Leaving UB we head west over open steppe and past the Khustain Nuruu to visit Kharkhoran, then turn south and follow the jeep tracks through Erdenedalay and on to Dalantzadgad  - the Queen of the Gobi towns  - so much for the easy part. From Dalantzad we follow the chain of the Gobi Altai and then cross the desert, then up into the Altai Mountains and down to the historic town of Hovd. From there the last leg takes us to Olgii in time for the Eagle Festival on the 5th/6th October. Then fly back to UB. Make no mistake, this trek is the ultimate in Mongolian motorcycle adventure and it will be a tough ride.

 

Prices & Availability

28th June to 30th August

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12th July to 13th September

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour Highlights

Fabulous high plains trails across the

Mongolian Plateau, Ich Gazrin Chuluu Rock Canyon,

the painted deserts of  Ulaan Suraga and Tsagaan Suvraga,

Gobi desert sights: Khongorin Els and dunes, Flaming Cliffs, dinosaur fossils and rock carvings; Ongiyn Monasteries, Gimpildarjalaan Monastery; Ancient Cities of Kharkhoran and Khar Balgas,

 Erdene Zuu Monastery, Ogii Nuur Lake &

Khustain National Park.

Trek Itinerary

First Day / Arrival

Collection at the airport and transport to your chosen hotel.

Second Day / Sunday

Breakfast in the hotel.

Collection at 9:30 and transport to our centre in Nisikh.

Initial instruction course

12:00 Lunch in Nisikh

5:00 Return to your hotel.

7:00 meet for dinner and a pre-departure team evening.

Third Day / 1st day of Trek (250km)

Hotel breakfast.

Collection at the hotel at 9:00 and transport to  our centre in Nisikh.

Leave at 10:00 and ride to Zunmod, where we visit the Manshshir Monastery.

Late breakfast and coffee in Zunmod.

Then continue south towards Bayanzagan, where we take a mid afternoon break.

Ride through Gobi Ugtaal and finish the day’s journey at the ger camp in

Ikh Gazrin Chullu, where we stay for the night.

Fourth Day / 2nd day of Trek (200km)

Ger camp breakfast. Then e head into

Mandalgobi for lunch and a few hours looking around. Then continue south towatds

Olziyt and rde through the Ulaan Suvraga (red painted desert) and Tsagaan Suvarga (white painted desert), until we arrive at the

Tsagaan Suvarga ger camp for the night.

 Fifth Day / 3rd day of Trek (230km)

Ger Camp breakfast.

Leave early and ride across the steppe to arrive in

Dalantzadgad and book into the Dalantzadgad Hotel for the night.

Explore the town and enjoy the local entertainment.

Sixth Day / 4th day of Trek (Explore)

Hotel breakfast

Take a rest and/or explore. Ride out to the Sangiyn Dalai Monastery at Nomgon or the Vulture Gorge.

Second night in Dalantzadgad Hotel.

Seventh Day / 5th day of Trek (200km)

Hotel breakfast

Leave early and follow the track through the pass through the Gurvan Saihan Nuruu Mountains to Bayandalay. Then turn left and  follow the line of the mountains out to the

Khongorin Els dunes  - the biggest sand dunes in Mongolia,  where we find our

Ger camp for this nights rest. Climb and explore the dunes.

Eighth Day / 6th day of Trek (150km)

Ger camp breakfast.

Change the heading to north-east and follow the track to arrive at the

Bayanzag ger camp, where we check in and also have

Lunch. Take the afternoon to explore the Flaming Cliffs and search for dinosaur fossils.

Ninth Day / 7th day of trek (250km)

Ger camp breakfast. Leave early and head for

Lunch at Saihan Ovoo for the Ongiyn Monasteries. Then continue on to

Erdendalay and check in to the ger camp for the night.

Discover the Gimpildarjalaan Monastery.

Tenth Day / 8th day of Trek (200km)

Ger camp breakfast. Head for Arvaiheer and check into the

Arvaiheer Hotel for the night. Explore the town and enjoy some

Local entertainment.

Eleventh Day / 9th day of Trek (180km)

Hotel breakfast. Head north to Mongolia’s most renowned historical sites of

Kharkhoran and Erdene Zuu. Then contue on to discover the even more ancient

City of Khar Balgas, capital of the lng departed Uigut Empire.

Arrive in Ogii Nuur ger camp.

Twelfth Day / 10th day of Trek (Explore)

Ger camp breakfast

Rest day in Ogii Nuur. Explore the area or just rest by the lake.

Camp at Ogii Nur

Thirteenth Day / 11th day of Trek (250km)

Ger camp breakfast

Depart at 9:00 and ride to the Khustan National Park, stopping for lunch at the rock carvings close to Bayannuur. Then continue on to the

Ondorshireet ger camp for the night.

Fourteenth Day / 12th day of Trek (150km)

Ger camp breakfast. Then trek across the

Khustan Nuruu National Park to arrive at the

Tuul Gol river and the ancient

Turkic Standing Stones where we stop for lunch.

Arrive back in UB in the early evening and gladly return to you

Hotel in UB

Meet up around 7pm for a farewell dinner and drink.

Final Day

Breakfast

Transport to the airport and tearful farewells – until next time.

 

What’s Included

The price includes for motorcycle, supports vehicles and team, collection and deposit at UB International Airport, accommodation in hotels, ger camps or camping as indicated and all trek food. On every day of the trek we provide breakfast. On mentioned ride days we include a packed lunch All treks include a first day of instruction in off road riding technique and a team evening and dinner before the trek starts on the second day.

 

What’s not Included

Hotel and restaurant lunches and dinners.

Petrol for motorcycle.

 

It’s required that all participants have appropriate insurance for this type of trek. See Travel Insurance for details.

 

 

Rounded Rectangle: Gobi Desert Trek, from Ulaan Baatar
Rounded Rectangle: Trek Route

Duration : 15 Days (1 day instruction, 13 days trekking, 3 nights in UB.)

Start & Finish : Ulaan Baatar

Dates : 28th June to 12th July &

30th August to 13th Sept.

Price : US$ 4,000/person

Total Distance : 2,160km

Trek Level : Easy, Moderate, Tough, Extreme

 

Book this Trek

Bike Options

Price

(Minimum 2 people)

Price

 (4 people or more)

Availability

Suzuki DR650SE, Honda CRF250L, Yamaha XT250

5,000

4,000

10 bikes / 10 Remaining

Passenger

3,500

2,700

4 Places

Bike Options

Price

(Minimum 2 people)

Price

 (4 people or more)

Availability

Suzuki DR650SE, Honda CRF250L, Yamaha XT250

5,000

4,000

10 bikes / 10 Remaining

Passenger

3,500

2,700

4 Places