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Mongolian Short tours

Orkhon Valley and Kharkhorin Tour

Orkhon Valley and Kharkhorin Tour 4 days/ 3 nights

DAY 2 Elsen Tasarkhai

We will pick you up from your hotel or guesthouse at 8:30 am. Then our tour will head to the Semi Gobi  Elsen Tasarkhai. Elsen Tasarkhai is a stunning semi-desert region located in central Mongolia. It boasts a unique mix of sandy dunes, grasslands, rocky formations, and small water bodies, creating a captivating natural scene. This area is often referred to as the “Mini Gobi” due to its resemblance to the larger Gobi Desert. Camel riding 1h.

Distance: 285km ( 5h drive on paved road ) Lunch/ Dinner
Elsen tasarkhai

DAY 2 Orkhon Valley

Today’s destination is the Orkhon Valley. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Orkhon Valley, with its lush grassy plains, winding river, and the stunning Khangai Mountains in the background. Also while going for hikes and horseback rides to fully experience this breathtaking landscape. Visit the Orkhon Waterfall, one of the most famous attractions—a picturesque waterfall framed by rocky cliffs.

Distance: 185km ( 4-5h drive on paved/ dirt road) Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
Orkhon waterfall

DAY 3 Kharkhorum

Kharkhorin was established as the capital of the Mongol Empire by Genghis Khan’s son, Ögedei Khan, in 1235. Consequently, it served as the political, cultural, and economic center of the empire for several decades. Furthermore, adding to its historical allure, one of the most famous landmarks in Kharkhorum is the Erdene Zuu Monastery. Constructed in 1585 on the ruins of the ancient city, it holds the distinction of being one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in Mongolia.

Distance: 125km ( 3-4h drive on dirt/ paved road ) Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner

DAY 4 Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, we’ll head from Semi Gobi to Ulaanbaatar and drop you off at your booked hotel or guesthouse. 

Distance: 365km ( 6h drive on paved road ) Breakfast/ Lunch

Orkhon Valley and Kharkhorin Tour

2 person-$760 per person

3 person-$615 per person

4 person-$580 per person

5 and more-$530 per person


*Breakfast- 3, Lunch- 4, Dinner-3
*Ger camp 2 nights, Ger Guesthouse 1 night.
*English speaking tour guide
*Driver+ fuel+4WD vehicle / Minivan
*Camel riding 1h
* Horse riding 1h
*Entrance fees for the parks and museums indicated in the program
*Daily drinking water (1.5 liter per person per day)

Not Included

-International Airfare and Mongolia visa fee
-Personal items
-Alcoholic drinks and snacks
-Travel insurance
-Accommodation in UB
-Gratuities for guides and drivers

About Orkhon Valley and Kharkhorin Tour

This tour offers a diverse range of experiences, from exploring historical sites to enjoying the stunning natural landscapes of this beautiful country. 

Highlights of Orkhon Valley and Kharkhorin Tour

 Horseback Riding
Mini Gobi Desert
Camel Riding
Erdene Zuu Monastery 
Kharkhorum Museum

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit the Orkhon Valley and Kharkhorin is during the summer months, from June to August when the weather is warm and the landscapes are lush and green.


How To Book This Tour

What is Standard Ger Camp ?

What is Ger Guesthouse ?

In some national parks or sightseeing areas in Mongolia, nomadic families have established their own small businesses, renting out ger accommodations for backpackers. This unique opportunity provides travelers with an up-close experience of the nomadic way of life and lifestyle.

During our budget tours, you will have the chance to stay in Mongolian traditional accommodations known as Ger Guesthouses. These guesthouses typically feature 4 to 6 beds, with occupancy based on a multi-share arrangement but exclusively with your group members and not shared with other tours.

It’s important to note that many nomadic families in these areas do not have formal toilets in their summer locations. Instead, you can expect to find designated toilet trenches, often screened on three sides for privacy. Additionally, it’s worth mentioning that some local ger guesthouses may not provide showering facilities. This rustic setting allows for an authentic experience, connecting you more closely with the nomadic lifestyle and the natural environment.

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