Welcome to Erdenet


The basis of the local economy is a large copper mine, which has brought a modicum of economic success to the town. While the flash of Erdenet may not match the upper echelons of UB high society, there's a fair few luxury cars to be spotted.

You may also see Russians strolling around. Up to one-third of the population of Erdenet was Russian during communist times, though now only about 1000 Russians still work as technical advisers at the mine. That said, there's a noticeable population of locals borne of Russian-Mongolian unions.


Top experiences in Erdenet

Amazing hotels and hostels

We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Travel guides

Starting at $38.99

Image for

Erdenet activities

$1900 Cultural & Theme Tours

20 Day Mongolia Deluxe Tour

You know that Mongolia is a country of endless blue sky, pristine nature, and vast open steppes. Also, let’s not forget the nomads who are some of the most hospitable people on earth. They live in harmony with the nature herding their five kinds of animals. Overall, Mongolia is a vast country of natural beauty and nomadic culture. Through its diversity, every part of Mongolia has plenty of various activities and sceneries to offer all kinds of travelers. It is a county you can see arid and flat Gobi desert, sand dunes, steppes, mountainous areas, forests, big lakes. Day 1.  Arrival in UB. City tour Day 2.  Amarbayasgalant Monastery Day 3.  Erdenet city, Bulgan town  Days 4-5.  Murun town, Khuvsgul Lake National Park   Day 6.  Shine-Ider Days 7-8  Khorgo-Terkh National Park Day 9.  Chuluut River Valley, Tsetserleg town Day 10.  Tsenkher Hot Spa Day 11.  Kharkhorin, Erdene Zuu Monastery Day 12.  Tuvkhun Monastery Day 13.  Ongi Monastery Day 14.  Bayanzag - the Cemetery of Dinosaurs Day 15.  Khongor Sand Dunes Day 16.  Yol Valley of Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park Day 17.  Baga Gazriin Chuluu Day 18.  Back in UB

$1900 Cultural & Theme Tours

18 Day Mongolia Overall Tour

You know that Mongolia is a country of endless blue sky, pristine nature, and vast open steppes. Also, let’s not forget the nomads who are some of the most hospitable people on earth. They live in harmony with the nature herding their five kinds of animals. Overall, Mongolia is a vast country of natural beauty and nomadic culture. Through its diversity, every part of Mongolia has plenty of various activities and sceneries to offer all kinds of travelers. It is a county you can see arid and flat Gobi desert, sand dunes, steppes, mountainous areas, forests, big lakes. Day 1.  Arrival in UB. City tour Day 2.  Amarbayasgalant Monastery Day 3.  Erdenet city, Bulgan town  Days 4-5.  Murun town, Khuvsgul Lake National Park   Day 6.  Shine-Ider Days 7-8  Khorgo-Terkh National Park Day 9.  Chuluut River Valley, Tsetserleg town Day 10.  Tsenkher Hot Spa Day 11.  Kharkhorin, Erdene Zuu Monastery Day 12.  Tuvkhun Monastery Day 13.  Ongi Monastery Day 14.  Bayanzag - the Cemetery of Dinosaurs Day 15.  Khongor Sand Dunes Day 16.  Yol Valley of Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park Day 17.  Baga Gazriin Chuluu Day 18.  Back in UB

$1430 Cultural & Theme Tours

7-Day Khovsgol Lake Ice Festival in Mongolia with Transport

Day 1/ Mar 01 (Thu). UlaanbaatarUpon arrival in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to a hotel. Optional full and half day tours are available. Day 2/ Mar 02 (Fri). Erdenet cityOur guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and drive to Erdenet city, 370km from UB and it  will take about 6 hours. Erdenet is the second largest city in Mongolia and the capital of aimag(province) of Orkhon. Officially known as Bayan-Ondor soum. The city hosts the fourth largest copper mine in the world. Stay overnight in a local hotel (L/D).Day 3/ Mar 03 (Sat). Khuvsgul provinceAfter breakfast, we drive and arrive in Murun, center of Khuvsgul province. Upon arrival, drive to the frozen lake Khuvsgul. Have dinner and spend the night in a Ger camp on the lake shore (B/L/D).Day 4/ Mar 04 (Sun). Ice Festival / Ice MarathonAfter a relaxing breakfast, enjoy the opening ceremony of the Ice Festival. Watch traditional Mongolian folk music concert and a shamanic ritual. Today will mark the beginning of the first round of the Ice Marathon.  Ice skaters will participate in a 100km race. Guests will have plenty of opportunities for photography, horse riding on the frozen lake, and a visit to a nomadic family in the area. After dinner, a foreigner wearing the best Mongolian Deel will be elected and awarded with a medal and a certificate by the office of the province governor (B/L/D).Day 5/ Mar 05 (Mon). Erdenet cityBreakfast at the Ger camp and drive back to Erdenet city. Have a leisurely day and spend the night in a local hotel (B/L/D).Day 6/ Mar 06 (Tue). UlaanbaatarAfter breakfast, we drive to Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to a hotel. Optional full and half day tours are available (B/L).Day 7/ Mar 07 (Wed). DepartureOur guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in the morning and transfer to airport for the international departure (B/L).