Horseback adventure to Eight Lakes

Mongolia, with its wide open spaces and tradition of exploring the undiscovered, is still the ultimate destination for horse lovers!


With hundreds of horse riding holidays and horseback tour opportunities, Mongolia is offering you nomadic tradition, vast wilderness and the genuine hospitality of the nomad families.

Over night destination

Tsagaan Suvraga, Yoliin Am, Khongor Sand Dunes, Bayanzag, Ongi Monastery, Kharkhorum, Orkhon Valley, Eight Lakes, Tsenkher Hot Springs, Elsen Tasarkhai (Mini Gobi)


Experience everyday life of Nomads, Culture, History


Horse/camel riding, hiking, visit Erdene Zuu Monastery, Tuvhun Khiid, Kharkhorum Musuem.

Accomodaton arrangements

Over night at Nomadic families guest yurt, Tourist ger camps and camping.


Accommodations, 3 meals per day, horse rides, entrance to the museums and monasteries, transfer services from and to the airport/train station.


Travel/ Medical insurance, camel rides, accommodations and meals in Ulaanbaatar City

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Day 1  Tsagaan Suvraga

Start the day by heading to Tsagaan Suvarga, (approximately 6 hours away) found in the middle Gobi with its unique landscape of desert steppes. Look for ancient rock paintings along the way.


Over night at Nomadic Families guest yurt. (L/D)

Day 2  Yoliin Am

After breakfast we will drive to Dalanzadgad City before travelling to Yolyn Am for quick shower. Yoliin Am a wonderfully picturesque place with ice even in summer, and surrounded by sheer rocky walls, forming incredible canyons. These areas are situated in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park that encompasses the “Three Beauties” peaks and the most easterly points of the Altai Mountains.


Over night at Nomadic Families guest yurt. (B/L/D)

Day 3 Khongor Sand Dunes

Today you will drive through the beautiful Khongor Sand Dunes (approximately 4 hours) with its towering sand dunes that seemingly stretch on for as far as the eye can see. En route, you’ll stop to experience camel ride through the dunes and enjoy the sun set from the top of the dunes.


Over night at tourist ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 4  Bayanzag

We will wake up early to see sun rise after enjoy breakfast and take a 3 hour drive further south to the Flaming Cliffs of Bayanzag, a world famous site for excavating dinosaur fossils especially renowned for yielding the first discovery of dinosaur eggs.


Over night at tourist ger camp (B/L/D)

Day 5  Ongi Monastery

Your journey today will include a 3 hour drive to the south to Ongi monastery ruins through the Gobi steppes. Arrive and transfer to your ger camp. Spend the balance of the day visiting the monastery ruins either by foot.


Over night at tourist ger camp (B/L/D)

Day 6  Kharkhorum

After breakfast you will make an early drive to the lost capital of Genghis Khan at Karakorum (approximately 6-7 hours) and visit the magnificent Erdene Zuu Monastery, where you will see a distinct mixing of the styles of Mongolian and Tibetan Buddhism.


Over night at tourist ger camp (B/L/D)

Day 7  Orkhon Valley

Leave Kharkhorum drive to Orkhon Valley Spend time in stunning Orkhon Valley and visit nearby waterfalls. Hike to the 17th-century Tuvkhon Monastery for a spectacular view of this verdant valley.


Over night at Nomadic Families guest yurt. (B/L/D)

Day 8  Horseback riding to Eight Lakes (Buurug)

Today marks the beginning of our adventure. Before we leave this morning, we pack our luggage for the next two nights. We can leave all unnecessary equipment in the private yurt. The first part of the day leads us uphill through the scenic grassland.  After a hearty outdoor lunch we continue through the highlands to the mountains, not far from the mountain called Buurug.

Day 9  Lake Huise

After packing our luggage, we leave Lake Huise and the peaceful highlands. In the morning, we follow wide riding paths on which we visit rest of the lakes endlessly. During a break, we will have a picnic lunch. This is our destination for today. We leave our horses at nomadic family and spend a night in Mongolian traditional yurt.

Day 10 

We saddle our horses one last time for the ride home. This last day is like a summary of all the great experiences we have had with our favorite companions. We alternate between woods and challenging terrains. After ascending to the mountain pass Buurug, we look back over the wide highlands and see the majestic glaciers one last time.


Over night at Nomadic Families guest yurt. (B/L/D)

Day 11  Tsenkher Hot Springs

Todays destination is Tsenkher Hot Springs (approximate 2 and half hour drive). If you are feeling a little bruised or achy from your travels, bouncing over Mongolian roads, then an hour or two in the springs is just the ticket for you.


Over night at tourist ger camp. (B/L/D)

Day 12  Ugii Lake to Elsen Tasarkhai

Today we will visit Ugii Lake which is located in the territory of the Arkhangai province continue to Elsen Tasarkhai between 4 hours, a common border between Tov, Ovorhangai and Bulgan provinces


Over night at Nomadic Families guest yurt. (B/L/D)

Day 13  Ulaanbaatar

Drive back to the capital for last minute sightseeing. Opt to see a local cultural show, an excellent display of dancing and Mongolian throat singing. (B/L)

12 nights & 13 days
Important notes

Our section has been carefully compiled to help you prepare for your tour in the best possible way, to answer any questions you have, and to minimize any inconveniences you may experience on tour.


Experienced travellers may already be familiar with many of the topics covered in this document, yet proper preparation is what transforms a good time into a fantastic time! In addition to familiarizing yourself with this information, please see our website, and view the most up to date tour itinerary. You should also read our terms & conditions carefully. We take great care to compile the latest information and update all of our documents regularly. However, Railway Mongolia, LLC does not accept any liability for vehicle-related injuries or fatalities to the travelers occurring in the course of the tour. Your Railway Mongolia tour will bring you into contact with cultures and experience the vast array Mongolian traditional food. Your guide will be able to explain about food. In most places you will be eating meals provided by Nomadic family. Those with special dietary requirements may request for a guide who has cooking skills. Vegetarian lacto-ovo options (while limited) can be offered for all included meals, provided we are notified at time of booking.


Being prepared will help you to adjust to this, but there will always be times when it is best to simply relax and go with the flow. Events will often move at their own pace and may occasionally be frustrating, but this is all part of your travel experience, and we will do our utmost to ensure you have an amazing once in a lifetime experience.