Join one of our most unique adventures and explore diverse regions on this tour of Mongolia by traditional modes of transport: traveling by kayak and on horseback.
Traveling by kayak, glide across pristine Lake Hovsgol in the north, considered the cleanest freshwater lake on the planet, and explore the surrounding mountains on horseback. In the south, camel-trek through the Gobi and discover an awe-inspiring landscape with a surprising variety of wildlife. And in Central Mongolia, discover the beauty of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, where nomads camp and gazelles cross the grasslands beneath the vast blue sky. Approximately four to six hours will be spent in the saddle during horse trekking days, with Russian cavalry-style saddles provided for each participant. The kayaking portion of the trip will involve a full afternoon (approximately 2-4 hours) paddling in quality one- and two-person Folbot™ expedition kayaks. And in the Gobi, explore the diverse landscapes of this mystical desert on the back of a Bactrian camel. These two-humped camels, known for their strength and endurance, are easier to ride than horses and no prior experience is necessary.
Day 1-2 Ulaanbaatar
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar where this Mongolia tour will begin. Discover the treasures on display at the National History Museums and Zanabazar Fine Arts Museum. Enjoy a performance of traditional Mongolian dance and throat singing.
Day 3-4 Lake Hovsgol | Horse Trek
Following a visit to the Gandan Monastery, fly to Hovsgol Province and drive to the lake Hovsgol known as Mongolia’s “dark blue pearl.” Spend a day among the forested peaks of the Khoridol Saridag Mountains while trekking Mongolia on horseback
Day 5-6 Kayaking on Lake Hovsgol | Ulaanbaatar
Return to the lakeside base camp and kayak Lake Hovsgol, known to be the clearest freshwater lake on the planet. Fly back to Ulaanbaatar.
Day 7-8 Yol Valley | Moltsog Els | Flaming Cliffs
The second half of this trip will begin in the Gobi and will allow you to explore Yol Valley National Park. The following morning, stop at Moltsog Els sand dunes on the way to the Flaming Cliffs. Begin the camel trek to Tugrugiin Shiree.
Day 9 Camel Trek to Tugrugiin Shiree | Bulgan Sum
Continue the camel trek and arrive at Tugrugiin Shiree. Visit the farming community at Bulgan Sum before returning to the Three Camel Lodge.
Day 10 – 12 Ulaanbaatar | Hustain Nuruu National Park
Fly back to Ulaanbaatar and visit the Bogd Khan Winter Palace. The following morning, travel to the beautiful Hustain Nuruu National Park, home of the last remaining species of wild horse in the world – the takhi – before returning to the capital.