Real Cycling Adventure to Darkhad Valley in Khuvsgul Lake

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Day 1: Uran Togoo, Bulgan

After a good breakfast in our hotel restaurant, we will set off to the countryside in our vehicles. About 400 km driving west north of capital city is the extinct volcano of Uran Uul and nearby Togoo Uul, now part of the 1600 hectare Uran-Togoo Tulga Uul Natural Reserve in the sum (district) of Khutag-Ondor. It is a beautiful place to break long driving day.
Trails to the top of the relatively unimpressive volcano lead up from the west side, which also has some nice camping areas.
(Ger camp, L, D)

Day 2: Murun

After breakfast in our Ger camp we will drive further west north and reach afternoon Murun, capital city of Khuvsgul province. Before getting to province town we will visit the Uushig Deer Stone complex. A complex of deer stones dating back to prehistoric time. Evidence of Prehistoric people’s art work known as deer stones and burial mounds.
We will stop at the local market to stock up food and enjoy the comfort of hotel & the dinner in restaurant before heading to wilderness for a while.
(Hotel B, L, D)

Day 3: Sumber Setllement

After breakfast we will start driving north. Early afternoon we will reach Sumber village, departure spot of our cycling tour. In the afternoon we will assemble our bikes, make adjustments and try them in the area.
(Tented camp B, L, D)

Day 4: Toom Settlement

Today we start our 7 days’ cycle expedition in the remote region of the Tsagaan People and the reindeer. After a full day cycling we will reach the little village of Toom.
(Tented camp B, L, D)

Day 5: Cycling to Oliin Davaa, Ulaan Uul Village

We will cycle more northwards, across the Oliin Davaa Pass. In the evening we will set up our camp close to Ulaan-Uul village. We will re-supply our foods.
(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

Day 6: Soyo Settlement

Now we reached the Darkhadiin Khotgor Depression. The depression, originally formed as a glacial lake, is surrounded by several high mountains. Their peaks reach a height of almost 3.000 meters. The depression is home to over 150 alpine lakes.
We will cycle more northward to reach Soyo village where we will camp among the banks of the Khog River. The river flow through mountainous woodland and forms numerous islets. Its waters are the home of abundant lenok and grayling.
(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

Day 7: Rest Day

Today we will have a day rest. Those who are interested may try to fish. Please bring your fishing gear with you.
The lakes and rivers are full of fish. Around a dozen species of fish inhabit the lake and rivers. The most well-known are the sturgeon, grayling, lennok, salmon, taimon, etc. As our horsemen are fishing fans, you will have many opportunities to go fishing.
(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

Day 8: Cycling

For three days we will explore the region of the alpine lakes. We will search for Tsaatan families. The remote & wild region is home to Mongolian minor ethnic group known as Tsaatan or Dukha, one of the last remaining reindeer herders of the world. Their unique way of life is centred and structured around reindeer and guided by Shamanism, ancestral spiritual practice based on nature worship. We will have a chance to visit Tsaatan tribe and discover their life and the influence of Shamanism on their daily life. The last day we will set up our camp close to Renchinlkhumbe village. The village is located in Darkhad Depresstion. The Darkhad depression is located between the Khoridol Saridag Mountain Range and the Ulaan Taiga Forest. It is at an altitude of 1600 m above sea level and covers an area of 4300 km².The region is the strongest center of Shamanism.
(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

Day 9: Cycling

Our cycling will continue.
(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

Day 10: Cycling

Our cycling will continue.
(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

Day 11: Drive to Khuvsgul Lake

Today we will leave the Darkhadiin Khotgor Depression towards Khuvsgul Lake. Depending on weather and road condition we might take shot cut directly through mountains or long detour.
We will reach the breath taking beautiful Mongolian Blue Pearl.
Khuvsgul Lake is a huge 2760 square km alpine lake (130 km in length and 30 km in width), surrounded by mountain chains, thick pine forests and lush meadow with grazing yaks and horses. More than 100 small rivers and streams feed the lake with crystal clear water. Water exits the lake through only one river, the Egiin, whose waters eventually reach the Baikal Lake. The lake contains about 1.5% of the world’s fresh water (excluding water contained in the icecaps).
The lake and rivers are full of fish. Around a dozen species of fish inhabit the lake and rivers. The most well-known are the sturgeon, grayling, lennok, salmon, taimon, etc.
(Ger Camp, B, L, D)

Day 12: Cycling around Lake Shore

We will spend a full day exploring the lakeshore and surrounding mountains. For those interested they will have the possibility to go horseback riding, visit reindeer families, go hiking and canoeing (if weather permits). Those who would like exploring lake shores on bikes there is plenty options.
(Ger camp B, L, D)

Day 13: Drive to Murun

Enjoy your last morning in Mongolian wilderness. After lunch we will drive to Murun, capital city of Khuvsgul province to get our flight next day to Ulaanbaatar.
(Hotel, B, L, D)

Day 14: Flight back to Ulaanbaatar

Flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Our team will pick you up at airport and take you directly to your hotel. You may enjoy the free afternoon to catch up all the places you haven’t visited yet. You might want to go and see the beautiful cultural show enjoy the colourful and rhythmic Mongolian dance, throat singing & admire the contortionists.
(B, L,)

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  • Airport transfers
  • Land transportation
  • Domestic flight
  • Hotel stay
  • Ger camp stay
  • Tented camp stay
  • Meals 13B, 14L, 13D
  • Tour guides/cycling guide/
  • Mountain bike
  • Camping and kitchen equipment
  • National park entrance fees/Museum and Monasteries entrance tickets

not included

  • Hotel in Ulaanbaatar
  • City touring
  • International transport
  • Passport and visa costs
  • Medical, trip insurance and evacuation costs
  • International airport taxes, excess baggage charges. Local flights are limited to 10 kg.
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Laundry
  • Telephone calls
  • Items of personal nature
  • Other items not specifically mentioned as included
  • Airport transfer

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