Selena Travel

Khentii Mountains Trek


Tour grade: Medium

Style: Traveller

From: US$ 1,300
  • Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve, Mt. Hushinga, sacred rivers – Tuul & Kherlen river, and Valley of Terelj National Park
  • Ulaanbaatar sightseeing & the Giant Genghis Monument
  • Nomadic Culture: Real nomadic way of lifestyle, to see how to make an dairy products
  • Meet people and make friends! You will be part of a group of 4-8 people during the tour as it is a group departure.

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!

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Brief itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar- Terelj National Park
  • Day 2: Full Day of Hiking Day
  • Day 3 - 4: Full Day of Hiking day  to the Tuul River
  • Day 5: Full Day of Hiking Day
  • Day 6: Arriving in the Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve
  • Day 7: Gun-Galuut – Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 8: Departure from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Full Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar- Terelj National Park

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar; meet at the airport after custom formalities. Drive out of the city to Terelj National Park. Hiking in the national park, visit the Turtle Rock, Buddhist Monastery etc. Optional hiking around the ger camp.  Ger camp L+D

Day 2:

Full Day of Hiking Day

Start hiking toward Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve, cross the river by the Botgo Bridge, trek in the sacred valley of the river Tuul and mountains of Terelj. Enjoy the nature beauty and the fresh air. Camping in tents B+L+D

Day 3 - 4:

Full Day of Hiking day  to the Tuul River

Today, we’ll hike to the Tuul river and admire flowery steppe and hike in the pictorial Gurvan Bayan mountains under the blue skies. Continue the hiking through the valley of Hushinga mountains toward Bayandelger. Enjoy the wilderness and nature beauty. Camping in tents B+L+D

Day 5:

Full Day of Hiking Day

Trekking to Gun-Galuut via Bayandelger soum, optional visit to a nomadic family. Admire the beauty of a part of Great Mongolian steppes. Tent camping near a hill. Camping in tents B+L+D

Day 6:

Arriving in the Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve

This morning we drive to Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve. Cold beer and hot shower! Explore the surrounding places and visit the Baits mountain to see endangered wild mountain sheep Argali. Ger camp L+D

Day 7:

Gun-Galuut – Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast we drive back to Ulaanbaatar for 2 hours and transfer to the hotel. On the way back, visit to Giant Genghis monument. The city tour of Ulaanbaatar takes you through some of the principal sights of this unique city. You visit the Gandan Monastery, Genghis Khan monument on the Sukhbaatar square, the Museum of National History, and we visit to Natural history museum where we can learn about dinosaurs and flora and fauna. Farewell dinner. Centrally located excellent hotel 3 B+L+D

Day 8:

Departure from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

You are transferred to the airport/train station after breakfast. End of service. B

Date & Price

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
  • Ticket to the Giant Genghis Monument Complex
  • Private transfers and transports (Saloon car/4WD minivan + Experienced driver)
  • Twin/double share in hotel***, twin/triple share at good tourist camps/tents
  • Meals as listed (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
  • Cook for camping days
  • 0.5 l x 3 bottled water per day
  • Visa support invitation letter where applicable
  • Exclusive Hiking in National Parks 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 

  • Courier bringing min 3 pax
  • More attractive prices for groups of 12 and more people!
  • 1 free space for every 16 PAX


Tour Background

Accommodation on Selena Travel tours 
Ulaanbaatar: Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia has many hotels ranging from basic 1* to high-end 5*. Some international hotel chains have opened such as Kempinski, Ramada, and Best Western to name a few. Some of Selena Travel Mongolia tours do not include hotel accommodation in Ulaanbaatar, where clients are advised to take care of their own accommodation in Ulaanbaatar. Please refer to your tour program (Included services and Exclusions section) for more details. 
Your Selena Travel advisor is happy to assist you with hotel booking on your request. Below you will find some suggested hotels in Ulaanbaatar:  
  • Best Western Gobi Kelso ***
  • Springs hotel ***
  • Ramada hotel ****
  • Kempinski Khan Palace ****
  • Best Western Premier *****

Outside Ulaanbaatar: Please take in mind that traveling in the countryside of Mongolia is often tough, a trip is conducted in remote areas where there’s no hotel and paved roads exist.

Outside of Ulaanbaatar, tourist Ger camps are the best accommodation for travelers. A Ger is Mongolian traditional dwelling made of felt layers and wooden construction, and the Mongols have lived in Gers since the time immemorial. Tourist Ger camps offer comfortable Gers with 1-4 beds with good bedding, and also have western style showers and WCs (mostly shared). A few Ger camps offer en-suite Gers at additional charge (please ask your Selena Travel advisor for this). Due to remoteness some tourist Ger camps may not excel in service, so travelers may not always expect high pressure showers, bubble baths or gourmet food etc. 
Food on Selena Travel tours 
During your tour in Mongolia you will be eating in good restaurants in Ulaanbaatar, we have a great variety in restaurants in the capital city. Once you are outside the capital, Ger restaurants in Ger camps and local cafes in the small towns and villages will be the places where you will be eating. Ger restaurants often have set menu, but their food is usually very good (Ger camps provide mostly continental breakfast, lunches consist of salad, soup, main course and dessert, whilst, dinners are usually salad, main course and dessert).
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 chocolate bar etc). Vegetarians are well taken care of both in Ulaanbaatar restaurants and tourist Ger camps.
Luggage allowance on Selena Travel tours 
When you travelling overland in a vehicle (minivan & jeep), it would be suitable if you have 20kg luggage per person (max). However, please kindly note that domestic flight luggage allowance per person is 15 kg (10 kg for the check in luggage and 5 for the carry on luggage). For 1kg extra luggage you pay US$2 - 5. 



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.
Mongolia Hiking- Hiking in Mongolia
Why to trek in Mongolia? Because, Mongolia trekking and hiking is a great opportunity to explore this fantastic country and enjoy trekking adventure at the same time. That's why trekking Mongolia is famous and everyone loves trekking and hiking in Mongolia. We invite you to take part in our famous Mongolia treks and hikes.
More about Our Hiking- Trekking Tours: 
The sport of trekking or hiking is not a modern fad but as old any other exploratory instincts know to mankind. The mountain folk have been doing it forever. There are no boundaries to trekking and age is no barrier, you are never too young and as old as you believe yourself to be. Trekking in the wilderness apart from showing you some of the most amazing scenery that nature has bestowed upon us gives you the luxury of introspection and a sense of achievement at the end of the day. Welcome to the lands of infinite Mystique and unparalleled charm - Mongolia. Trekking or hiking is one of the fundamental outdoor activities on which many others are based. Many beautiful places can only be reached overland by trekking. Mongolia hashed a lure for the traveler from time immemorial from those seeking salvation to the plain adventurous.
Enthusiasts regard trekking as the best way to see nature. Trekking over long distances or over difficult terrain does require some degree of physical ability and knowledge. Trek along narrow winding trails with an abandon that comes only from knowing that the destination you seek will be beyond your expectations. Mongolia trekking is an unforgettable experience as Mongolia is a great place for hiking and trekking. Trekking in Mongolia is unique as it gives you the chance to explore the country's nomadic culture and meet the friendly nomads while enjoying the nature beauty. No description of this trek would do justice to the scenery that unfolds in front of your eyes. Selena Travel organizes soft adventure short hikes and moderate treks to the hard adventure mountain climbing, mountain trekking and real challenging long treks.
Trekking and hiking in Gun-Galuut nature reserve gives the wildlife lovers to view the rare and endangered wildlife from the closest distance. We invite you to our well organized Mongolia hiking trips and Mongolia trekking tours. Come and trek with us under the blue skies of Mongolia! Travel to Mongolia and take famous trekking tours of Mongolia!

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Tour Reviews

Aug 10, 2012. Gobi & Karakorum Explorer tour Our recent "The Gobi & Karakorum Explorer" tour with you was excellent, everything exceeded our expectations! It was a super trip in our lives and we loved our Mongolia holiday so much. Our guide Joe was kind, well organised, accurate and informative, polite and caring and always provided us with timely information. And our driver Jack is super, very friendly, professional and always on time. We are wild travelers, having been to many places in the world - but Mongolia is still truly unspoiled and uncontaminated. Selena Travel's services were perfect right from the very first email. We would like to thank Selena Travel, our guide and our driver for having made this Mongolia experience a truly beautiful one with so many wonderful memories.

Rafaella, Benedetta, Lidia

Sending you some of our nicer pictures. Some are chosen for their beautiful scenery while the rest are just us happily playing and goofing around. There are a couple of shots of us doing some Mongolian wrestling, as suggested by Oyuna since we missed out on the mini-Naadam festival. She said since we missed it, we might as well organise our own festival by playing some Mongolian games. Haha... We had so much fun playing those games!!! :)OK, I hope you like the pictures we send you. Best regards to everyone at Selena Travel and thank you once again for all your assistance.

Margaret Suganda

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