10 Days
Duration
Mongolia
Start Location
August, July, June, September
Tour Months

We head into the wild west of Mongolia!

From the capital city across the lush, green Steppes, among the turquoise coloured lakes and through the hills and mountains, we will traverse the most spectacular region of Mongolia from the Centre to the North West.  Between our invigorating rides, we’ll experience the authentic culture of the Eagle hunters and overnight with nomadic families in their Yurts in the middle of nowhere.  Rugged Mongolia is a mind blowing adventure destination where ancient traditions are still practised daily by the hardy wanderers of the country’s vast steppes and deserts.  This Mongolian motorcycle adventure is designed to give you the most extraordinary and fantastic experience, immersed in the nomadic existence as a free, wild spirit.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION

Arrive : Chinggis Khaan International Airport – Ulaanbaatar
Depart :
Chinggis Khaan International Airport – Ulaanbaatar

TOUR DATES

2018 – June :: Monday 11th – Wednesday 20th
2018 – July :: Tuesday 3rd – Friday 13th – BOOKED OUT
2018 – August :: Wednesday 1st – Friday 10th (Hosted by Santina Keith of Royal Enfield Sydney)
2018 – August :: Monday 13th – Friday 24th – BOOKED OUT

PRIVATE ADVENTURES This tour is also available as a private adventure for a minimum of 6 people. This can be any combination of riders, pillions, sidecar passengers or even family in one of our expedition support vehicles.

Best months are June, July, August & September.

PRICES Rider: US$3,890 per person
Pillion: US$3,390 per person
WHAT’S INCLUDED All ground transfers in Mongolia, airport to airport
Domestic flight from Ulgii to Ulaanbaatar
Reception at Chinggis Khaan Airport and all transfers by private vehicle
A Royal Enfield Himalayan or a KTM 500 EXC motorcycle including all fuel
Backup van with spare parts and a qualified mechanic throughout the adventure
10 Days / 9 Nights’ twin share accommodation in mid-range hotels, neat and clean ger/yurt
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for the entire tour
Support vehicles to carry all luggage (if riders are injured or feeling unwell they can take a break and jump into our back-up vehicle to relax!)
Bottled mineral water throughout the adventure
Tea/Chai & snacks en-route
Monument entrance fees during the entire trip.
NOT INCLUDED International flights
Travel Insurance (compulsory)
Visa fee
Any damage to the motorcycle must be covered by the rider in full.  (Optional insurance available)
Personal Expenses
Tipping (US$100 is expected. It gets shared amongst the support crew)
Alcoholic Drinks

NOTE: These prices are based on 10 riders however there is a small surcharge for less than 10 riders. The price includes sharing a room with a fellow rider, however if you’d like your own room then there is a US$650 surcharge.

Payment terms: A minimum US$1000 deposit must be made at time of booking with the balance paid in US$ upon arrival. Pre payment is also accepted upon request.

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Additional information

 

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DAY 1: THE ARRIVAL IN ULAANBAATAR
A representative of Himalayan Heroes will greet you at Chiggis Khaan International Airport.
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DAY 2: TO THE DUNES
ULAANBAATAR TO ELSEN TASARKHAI (220 Kms / 6-7 hours)

We meet our back up team, our motor bikes and we’ll have a short bus ride out of the city to the start of the adventure. The 80km section of the Mongol Els sand dunes is our first challenge of this ride. We’ll stay in a traditional yurt camp at Elsen Tasarkhai.

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DAY 3: KARAKORUM
ELSEN TASARKHAI TO ORKHON WATERFALL (170 Kms / 7 – 8 hours)

Saddle up for your visit to Mongolia’s highest waterfall, the Orkhon in Orkhon Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We’ll stop at Karakorum along the way which was once the capital city. We’ll stay right at the waterfall in a ger/yurt.

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DAY 4: ELEPHANT TRUNK
ORKHON WATERFALL TO ZAANKHUSHUU VILLAGE (170 Kms / 6-7 hours)

From the waterfall, we’ll ride the mountain and forrest tracks to the western part of Mongolia to the blue hot spring. Bring your bathers as we’re going to enjoy the natural hot water before continuing to the village of Zaankhushuu which means Elephant Trunk. We’ll see how the nomadic villagers live and enjoy their hospitality and local cuisine. We’ll stay in a traditional Ger/Yurt

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DAY 5: DORMANT VOLCANO
ZAANKHUSHUU VILLAGE TO WHITE LAKE (155 Kms / 8 hours)

This is the longest day of the adventure. It will take us to White Lake, one of the purest lakes in Mongolia. It is situated in the Khangai Mountains which is also home to the dormant volcano Khorgo. We stay overnight in a ger.

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DAY 6: HEAD WEST
WHITE LAKE TO BLACK LAKE (330 Kms / 8 hrs)

We head west to Black Lake in the Zavkhan province. It is surrounded by sand and rocky mountains and we’ll ride along the cliffs with stunning landscapes grappling for our attention. We’ll stay overnight in a ger.

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DAY 7: A SPOT OF FISHING
BLACK LAKE TO KHYARGAS LAKE (240 Kms / 8 hours)

The Khyargas lake is one of four lakes in Mongolia which cover more than 1,000km2. Years of rainwater drainage have carved many creeks leading out of this lake. On the southern side, the white marble rocks offer spectacular scenery. Fishing is popular at the lake and if you’re not exhausted after the days ride, it’s a great way to relax. We stay overnight in a ger.

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DAY 8: ALONG THE RIVER BANK
KHYARGAS LAKE TO BLACK WATER LAKE (215 Kms / 5-6 hours)

Perpetually snow capped peaks overhang the boggy banks of the Black Water Lake. In the middle, Ak-Bashi (White Head) Island separates the lake into a southern and northern part. We stay overnight in a ger.

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DAY 9: EAGLE HUNTERS
BLACK WATER LAKE TO ULGII’S EAGLE HUNTERS (170 Kms / 5 hours)

Finally we reach Uglii city where 80% of the Kazakh people live. We’ll immerse ourselves in the local culture in the afternoon by taking a tour through Kazakh traditions and get to see the talents of the local Eagle Hunters before having dinner with a local Kazakh family. We stay overnight at a traditional Kazakh yurt which are different from normal Mongolian yurts.

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DAY 10: HOMEWARD BOUND
FLIGHT BACK TO ULAANBAATAR (3 hours)

We fly back to the capital and you’ll have the afternoon for sightseeing and last minute souvenir shopping before we transfer you the airport for your flight home.

That’s it, you’ve explored the wild west of Mongolia, eaten yoghurt in a yurt, met eagle hunters and enjoyed the hospitality of a local nomadic family and of course you’ve completed some of the best off road motorcycling the planet has to offer. Your life won’t be the same after this adventure!

INSURANCE IN INDIA, NEPAL, BHUTAN, MONGOLIA, MYANMAR and SRI LANKA

In the countries we conduct adventures, commercial insurance on motor vehicles is either not available, or is of questionable value. They are generally worthless in the event one needs to make a claim. Accidents and damages occurring in these countries are usually settled on the spot and can take hours and even days.

Himalayan Heroes offers optional insurance that covers damage to the bike you are riding. The premium is US$200 paid before the tour starts. In the event you damage the motorcycle, the insurance will cap your damage bill at US$200.(A US$200 excess)

3 Scenarios

  1. If, like most of our riders, you do not damage the motorcycle then the total cost to you is US$200.
  2. If, like some of our riders, you put the bike down and damage mirrors, levers, foot pegs etc and the damage bill is say US$120 then you pay the $120. The cost to you is US$320 (US$200 + US$120)
  3. If you have a big off and damage the tank, forks etc and the damage bill is say US$750 then you only pay the $200 excess. The cost to you is US$400 (US$200 premium + US$200 excess).

This insurance is optional so if you would like to carry the risk yourself, you are welcome to. At the completion of the tour, you will be presented with an itemised bill of the damage to the bike. Approximately 50% of our riders do not damage the bikes and of the 50% that do receive a damage bill, the majority of the bills are less than $300. Please send us an email if you’ve got any questions about this if you are thinking about any of our adventures.