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Khentii Mountains Trek

Trekking in Khentii Mountains Mongolia | Mongolia adventure tours  | Mongolian mountain expeditions

8days/7nights

Tour grade: Medium

From: US$ 1,250

Style: Private Tour

  • Trekking in the beautiful Terelj National Park and Khan Khentii Strictly protected areas
  • Indulging at serene Gun Galuut Nature Reserve
  • Embark on an adventure to explore the untamed wilderness of the Khushinga Mountains.
  • Witnessing Guinness World Records registered Giant Chinggis statue.
  • Exploring lesser-known routes and destinations

Tour Overview

Mongolia is a wonderful place for trekkers with its vast green steppes with short hills, beautiful mountains and river valleys. Its deep blue sky makes the trip more beautiful and enjoyable. The hiking trip features Mongolian foresty Mountains, bare mountains with lower altitude, rivers, lakes and hilly steppes.

 

Taking part in the exciting trip you will visit the famous Terelj National Park, trek crossing the sacred Tuul valley toward Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve- a hidden paradise. During the trek you will have opportunities to visit local nomadic families to see how they live and tend their livestock, watching the incredibly starry skies at nights and most of all you will be totally refreshed after the trip!

Tour map

Khentii Mountains trekking map | Remote trekking in Mongolia

Brief itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival at Chinggis Khaan Airport- Terelj National Park
  • Day 2: Baruun Bayan River
  • Day 3 - 4: Hiking to the Bosgo Bridge onwards to Tsagaan Khutul
  • Day 5: Khushinga Mountain Valley
  • Day 6: Arriving in the Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve
  • Day 7: Gun-Galuut – Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 8: Departure from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Camping in Mongolia | tent camping | Mongolia tour
Hiking in gun Galuut nature Reserve
Terelj National park
Nomadic family in Central Mongolia

Full Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrival at Chinggis Khaan Airport- Terelj National Park

Upon completing customs formalities, you'll be greeted by your guide at the airport and transferred to Terelj National Park. After a scenic 2-hour drive, we reach our ger camp, our accommodation for the night. In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the park as we embark on a hiking excursion, taking in highlights such as Turtle Rock and a Buddhist Monastery. Optional hiking activities around the ger camp offer further exploration opportunities, allowing you to fully appreciate the serene surroundings.

 

Accommodation: Ger camp

Meals:

Lunch

Dinner

Day 2:

Baruun Bayan River

After enjoying breakfast at the tourist ger camp, we embark on our trek through the scenic Khentii Mountains. Our journey takes us north from the camp, traversing picturesque mountain passes as we make our way towards the Terelj river. Upon reaching the river, we cross over via a bridge and pause for a delightful lunch along its tranquil banks. In the afternoon, we resume our trek towards the Baruun Bayan River, our resting point for the night. Upon arrival at our camping spot, we settle in for dinner and an overnight stay, surrounded by the peaceful wilderness of the mountains.

 

Accommodation: Tent

Meals:

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 3 - 4:

Hiking to the Bosgo Bridge onwards to Tsagaan Khutul

On day 3 of our journey, we will push ahead with our trek towards the east in the Khentii Mountains, making our way towards Bosgo Bridge and continuing our path along the Terelj River. Then, on day 4, we will persist in our trekking adventure, heading towards the Tsagaan Khutul pass via the beautiful Gutai Springs.

 

Accommodation: Tent

Meals:

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

 

Day 5:

Khushinga Mountain Valley

Today's itinerary entails trekking another 10 to 12 km through the picturesque Khushinga Mountain, pausing for a lunch break in a scenic spot along the way. As we reach our destination, we will settle into our campsite nestled in the southern valley of Khushinga for the night.

 

Accommodation: Tent

Meals:

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

 

Day 6:

Arriving in the Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve

Today, we embark on a picturesque journey from the Khushinga Mountains to the serene landscapes of Gun Galuut. Departing from our mountainous retreat, we traverse scenic roads that wind through valleys and across rolling hills, offering breathtaking vistas of Mongolia's rugged beauty. As we venture towards Gun Galuut, a pristine conservation area nestled amid the vast Mongolian countryside, anticipation builds for the natural wonders that await us. Upon arrival, we immerse ourselves in the tranquility of the surroundings, exploring the lush grasslands, meandering rivers, and diverse wildlife habitats that define this idyllic sanctuary. Whether engaging in birdwatching, hiking along scenic trails, or simply basking in the serenity of the landscape, Gun Galuut promises a rejuvenating retreat into nature's embrace. As the day draws to a close, we settle into our accommodations, where the sounds of the wilderness provide a peaceful backdrop for rest and relaxation, concluding our active adventures in Khentii Mountains. 

 

Accommodation: Ger camp

Meals:

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 7:

Gun-Galuut – Ulaanbaatar

Following breakfast, we embark on a 2–3-hour journey back towards Ulaanbaatar. En route, we make a stop to visit the impressive Giant Chinggis monument. Upon arrival in the city, our Ulaanbaatar city tour commences, offering insights into the rich cultural tapestry of this vibrant metropolis. Our itinerary includes visits to iconic landmarks such as the Chinggis Khan monument situated on Sukhbaatar square, and the Natural History Museum, where we delve into the fascinating realms of dinosaurs and diverse flora and fauna. As the day draws to a close, we gather for a memorable farewell dinner, celebrating the end of our journey amidst the warmth and camaraderie of newfound friendships.

 

Accommodation: Hotel 9*** or similar

Meals:

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 8:

Departure from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

After enjoying breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport or train station, marking the conclusion of our services.

 

Meals:

Breakfast

Date & Price

Tour Price:

Pax 1 US$ 3500 per person
Pax 2 US$ 2000 per person
Pax 3-4 US$ 1600 per person
Pax 5-8 US$ 1250 per person
Single supplement charge US$ 200

 

 

 

 

 


 Included services:

  • Full-time services of your English speaking local guide throughout the tour
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees according to the itinerary
  • Private transfers (4WD minivan + Experienced driver) & support vehicle
  • Twin/double share at centrally located 3-star hotel in Ulaanbaatar (1 night)
  • Twin share at good tourist ger camps – 2 nights
  • Twin shared tent during trekking (sleeping bags & mattress included)– 4 nights 
  • Meals as listed (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
  • Chef for camping days
  • 0.5 l x 3 bottled water per day
  • Visa support invitation letter where applicable
  • Exclusive Khentii Mountain Trek tour souvenir!
     
Not Included in the Price: 
  • International Airfare/train ticket
  • Travel insurance.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, camera or video fees at any sites etc.
  • Tips for your guide and driver (discretionary).
  • Optional activities such as camel riding, archery, fishing etc 

Tour Background

Accommodation info on your Mongolia tours 

Ulaanbaatar: Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia, offers a variety of hotels ranging from basic guesthouses to high-end 5* hotel.

Some of our Mongolia tours do not include the hotel stays in Ulaanbaatar in the tour package, where clients can choose a hotel that suits their needs and budget. Please make sure to check your tour program`s Inclusions and Exclusions section to confirm if your hotel stay is included in the package.

If you wish us to book your hotel for you, your travel consultant will be happy to recommend and book an ideal hotel for you. Here are hotels that are recommended by us:  

  • Springs hotel (3*)
  • Holiday Inn (4*)
  • Best Western Premier (5*)
  • Shangri-La Hotel (5*)

 

Outside Ulaanbaatar: Outside of Ulaanbaatar where there are no hotels, tourist Ger (yurt) camps are the best accommodation for travelers. A Ger is Mongolian traditional dwelling made of felt layers and wooden construction, and the Mongolians have lived in Gers for thousands of years. Tourist Ger camps offer comfortable Gers with 1-3 beds with good bedding (1 Ger equals 1 hotel room), and also offer well-maintained public western style showers and WCs on their grounds. Some Ger camps offer en-suite bathroom facilities at additional charge, please ask your Selena Travel advisor for further details when booking your Mongolia tour. 

 

Food on Selena Travel tours 

In the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, a great variety of restaurants can be found and you will be eating at some of the best restaurants of Ulaanbaatar on your Mongolia tour while in the capital. Once you are outside the capital, Ger restaurants in Ger camps, local cafes in the small towns and sometimes nomadic families will be the places where you will be eating most of your meal. Ger restaurants often offer set continental breakfasts, set menu lunches and dinners consisting of salad or soup, main course and dessert.

 

While on the tour, during your longer driving days you will take packed lunch from Ger camps, often vegetable salad, main course such as fried chicken/noodles/dumplings and a small dessert, while hitting the road. Most of the food restrictions and allergies such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and many others, can be accommodated with easy on your Mongolia adventure.

 

 Luggage allowance on Selena Travel tours 

If you are on an overland only tour across Mongolia, the recommended weight of your luggage is 20kg per person (max). However, kindly note that domestic flight luggage allowance per person is 15 kg (10 kg for the check in luggage and 5 kg for the carry on luggage). It is possible to purchase extra luggage space which costs US$2 - 5 per 1kg.

DESTINATION & ATTRACTIONS BRIEF INFO

Terelj National Park - is one of the most popular national parks in Mongolia. Terelj is just 60km from Ulaanbaatar in the east and features stunning granite mountains and flowery endless grassy green meadows. This picturesque National Park is a part of Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area. It is a great place for hiking and trekking, even you can do rock climbing here at its natural steep granite walls.

Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve - is one of the most popular nature reserves of Mongolia. The Nature Reserve is truly the marvellous combination of high mountains, colourful flowers, pretty lakes, rivers and wetland waters with its famous rare species of wild sheep Argali the Big Horns, White crane, White napped crane, Whooper swan etc., 

The River Tuul sacred valley - The river Tuul is one of the longest rivers of the country, flowing from the Khentii Mountain Range. The valley of the river has been called sacred for centuries by the nomads as they truly respect the nature expecially the rivers and the surface water. The beautiful valley in summer is often dotted with traditional Mongolian gers and offers picturesque sceneries.

Great Mongolian Steppes - is one of the biggest plateu in the Central Asia with its endless steppes. During the trip we will travel the western edge of the great steppes. White gazelles, marmot, fox, corsac fox, wolf, gerbils inhabit the steppes with livestock.
 
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