Welcome to Orkhon Valley

It's a route that's popular with tourists making their way from Kharkhorin, invariably stopping at Orkhon Falls. From here you can embark on a horse trek to Khuisiin Naiman Nuur Nature Reserve, or continue east to the scenic Khangai Mountains, where you'll find one of central Mongolia's most atmospheric monasteries.

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Orkhon Valley activities

$470 Cultural & Theme Tours

The Best 6 Days Tour in Central Mongolia

Day 1: We will pick you up from your Ulaanbaatar hotel- drive to Khustai National Park - lunch time - search and explore wild horses in Khustai national park - drive to back to Khustai tourist camp - horseback riding - drive to Semi-Gobi /150 km/ - visit to nomadic family and enjoy their daily life and taste organic dairy products - dinner - overnight in the nomadic familyNational Park Khustai where re-introduction of the wild takhi horses (Przhevalsky's horses) has taken place since 1992. Takhi is last wild horse subspecies surviving in the 21st century.Day 2: After breakfast - drive to Kharakhorin /95 km/ - ride 2 humped camels - lunch - drive to Kharakhorin /270 km/ - visit to nomadic family and enjoy their daily life and taste organic dairy products - lunch - overnight in the local ger guesthouse in Kharkhorin, Erdene Zuu.Elsen Tasarkhai Sands is smaller sand dunes, several km long, continuously lies in the lowland of Khugnu Khan Mountain. Sand dunes represents landscape, climate & ecology of Gobi Desert, in this region.  Day 3:After breakfast in Karakorum /360 km/ - we'll go to the Museum and Karakorum Open Museum and more - after lunch time  we drive to Orkhon- overnight in the local ger.Karakorum, the capital of Great Mongolian State where today there is a small local township. In the history, the city of Karakorum was founded in 1220 in Orkhon River Valley by order of Genghis Khan and after collapsing of Yuan dynasty of Khuvilai Khan Min state’s invaders sacked the city and massacred its inhabitants in 1388 and ruined it.Day 4:After breakfast in Orkhon Valley - Waterfall - we'll go to the Tuvkhun Temple, a historic temple on top of a mountain.  HEre, you can hike 3-4 km or take a horse trekking to the top with the horseman and your tour guide.  Tonight, we come to the Kharakhorin and have dinner.The excellent location of Tuvkhun temple is short distance of 70 kms from Kharkhorin. If you visit to Kharkhorin, it is recommended to explore the Tuvkhun temple in impressive beautiful mountainous area. Zanabazar, who was the first leader of Buddhism, located the place. It was built in 1653, believers who gathered in Erdene Zuu monastery decided to built a special Monastery for Zanabazar. Day 5:After breakfast in Karakorum /360 km/ - we'll go to the Uugii Lake.Ugii Lake attracts travelers, tourists and nature researchers from Mongolia as well as from foreign countries.  More than 150 types rare species of birds dwelling in Ugii lake.Day 6:After lunch we will drive back to the Ulaanbaatar city and then drop you off at your hotel.

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