Genghis Khan statue and Orkhon valley
Visiting cultural heritage sites, experiencing nomad culture, exploring varied natural landscapes.
In this tour, you will discover Genghis khan statue and 13th Century, Khogno Khan park, Kharkhorin, the ancient capital of the Mongolian Empire, as well as the other landmarks of the Orkhon Valley such as its waterfalls. Also we staying in Mongolian traditional accommodation called ger with nomadic people and ger camp. You will fly, hike, camel and horse riding and rafting on an amazing adventure.
Tour Brief: Duration: 7 nights / 8 days
Group: Min 2 - Max 15
Season: May – October
Day 1 Visit in Ulaanbaatar
Arrival at the airport, meeting with our driver and guide. Transfer to your hotel, settling in and rest. We will take you in the restaurant of your choice. Let's immerse ourselves in the heart of the Mongolian history, in the wonderful National History Museum. Walk in the centre of Ulaanbaatar. Discovery of Gengghis Khaan Square and the House of Parliament. Enjoy a Mongolian traditional show at Tumen Ekh: folkloric dances, contortion, and of course khoomi, the overtone singing. Welcome dinner in Mongolian style restaurant. Overnight in the hotel. L/D
Day 2 Genghis Khan statue
After having breakfast, we will drive to “Genghis Khan Statue Complex” which is currently the biggest (40m high) equestrian statue in the world. (53 kms from Ulaanbaatar 2 hours) There is a recreation area, restaurants, and souvenir shops occupy the base structure. From here, we use an elevator or walk to the head of the horse through chest and back neck of the horse, where we can have farseeing and good panorama view over the complex area. Optional: Fly in the Auto gyro discovering in beautiful areas by airplane window.
XIII Century complex
Afternoon we will drive to the “13th Century “complex (46 kms from Statue 2 hours). This is the only camp in Mongolia where you can visit the old time micro kingdom of Genghis Khaan and his empire. We will enjoy the craftsmen art work, Mongolian calligraphy, learn to write Mongolian traditional scripts, dine in the kings and queen’s palace, practice archery, horse training and catching horses with lasso pole, riding horses and camels or simply sit back and enjoy the beautiful countryside landscapes and the clear blue sky. We will visit six different camps. Overnight in ger camp. B/L/D
Day 3 Travel to Khogno Khan
Up early morning we will drive to the splendid rocky formations of Khogno Khan National Park. Discovery of the park: semi desert, steppes, taiga, stunning rocky formations, 80km long sand dunes, are characteristic of this arid area nicknamed "Mini-Gobi". Visit a local nomad family conversing about their unique lifestyle of the local area. They’re very hospitable friendly hosts which they will offer a traditional delicacy made of camel’s milk. Camel-back trek along the sand dunes of Elsen Tasarkhai. Overnight in the ger with a local family. B/L/D
Day 4 Khogno Khan-Orkhon Valley
Today we will drive to the Orkhon Valley (195 kms from Khogno Khan 5 hours). Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the valley is a land of nomadism and many breeders set their summer camp there. On the way, we will see Uurtin Tokhoi Canyon scenic spot. Once at the camp, you can take a rest from this long journey in a comfortable ger by Orkhon river. B/L/D
Day 5 Journey to Orkhon waterfall
After breakfast we will hike or horse riding to Ulaan Tsutgalan, white flood flowing on the black stone, transformed in rainbow by a short sunray and the largest waterfall of Mongolia, 7 km away from the camp. On the way you will stop by a local yak herder family to taste their dairy products and learn more about the nomadic way of life. Once at the camp, you can do some fishing, play archery, rafting, pétanque, or just relax. Dinner is real authentic Mongolian barbecue, prepared in the traditional style with hot stones. Overnight in the ger camp. B/L/D
Day 6 Orkhon Valley-Karakorum
Today we will drive to Kharkhorin for 3 hours about 130 kms. Journey to Kharkhorin, the former capital of Mongolia. The legendary city of Genghis Khan was founded in 1220 and was one of the stages of the silk road.Visit of Erdene Zuu Monastery, built in 1586 by a nomad prince. The Chinese and Tibetan-inspired buildings are surrounded with 108 sacred stupas. Visit of the Museum of Kharkhorin. We’ll be staying overnight in the ger with a local family. B/L/D
Day 7 Kharkhorin-Ulaanbaatar
Today we will drive to Ulaanbaatar for 6 hours 370kms. Last herds of wild horses crossing the road outside our dumbfounded eyes, last yurts smoking far away, the steppe will be with us until the last moment. Arrival in town and settling in at your hotel, where you can rest a few moments. Rest of the day free. With our guide, you can go and shop in the center of the city. Optional: Ulaanbaatar by night (night club or pub)
Day 8 Departure
Have a nice journey. Breakfast at the hotel. We go with you to the international airport of Ulaanbaatar. The transfer can be organized at the time you want, according to the schedule of your flight.
2 participants -1650 EUR p/p
3-5 participants-1600 EUR p/p
6-9 participants 1550 EUR p/p
10 more participants 1490 EUR p/p
Transfers airport / hotel / airport
2 nights in 3* or 4* hotel in UlanBator, breakfast included
Full pension during the tour+Water
4 nights in comfortable yurts camps with warm shower
1 nights with a host family, in a guest yurt
4WD jeep or minibus
English or French speaking guide
Camel and Horse trek
Local guides for the treks
Entrance for fees parks and museum
Passport and visa fees
Drinks / alcohols extras
Any excursion that is not indicated in the program
Single room supplement:
Single supplement is available at 50 euros in the hotel (for 1 nights)
Single ger supplement:
Single supplement is available at 20 euros per night at ger camps.
For your journey in Mongolia, it is possible joining a fixed departure tour with a group, which has the advantage of providing a friendly atmosphere and to let you benefit from the best price. Our groups are composed of an average of 3 to 12 participants.
We offering camel riding, horse trekking and hiking tour based on local community. Nomadic families live in the area are main parts of the tours. They will supply camels, horses, meals, and accommodation for tourists.