Trekking Through Orkhon Valley & Suvarga Khairkhan Mountain Tour

14 days from $1740

It’s just a very convenient itinerary for easy trekkers, which takes place in the heart of Mongolia in Arkhangai province, a symbol of Mongolian identity with its peaceful green meadows, rolling hills and valleys dotted with wildflowers.

Because the area presents the most appreciable environment for animal husbandry, you’ll have the opportunity to meet nomads and be invited to their families. Parallel, some few days of the tour will be spent in the complete isolation of the human living, in the beautiful Suvarga khairkhan mountain. During the trek, we will occasionally have a visit to interesting museums and historical sites of Orkhon valley including Kharkhorin and Erdene Zuu Monastery site, which are the important part of Mongolian history. You will enjoy the magnificent Orkhon waterfall, freshwater rivers, and the lovely sandy area of Elsen Tasarhai. The memories of the wonderful trek will touch you for a long time. 



  • Legendary Orkhon Valley
  • Erdene Zuu monastery in historical Kharkhorin, the ancient capital of the Mongol empire
  • Trekking in wild areas of Suvarga Khairkhan mountain (3.179 m) with horse support
  • Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes
  • Orkhon waterfall 

Key Info

Physical level: Advanced Physical level: Advanced
Hiking & Trekking Hiking & Trekking

Tour Itinerary


Day 1.

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

Transfer to the hotel and relax. City tour including the Gandan Monastery, the National Museum of Mongolia, which represents Mongolian Culture starting from the Stone Age to the 21st century, and Buddhism, Sukhbaatar Square (also known as Chingis Khaan Square). In Gandan Monastery, you can take local prayers, monks, the biggest standing indoor Buddha statue, and temples' own figure. (L/D)

in the hotel

Day 2.

Lake Ugii

Head to Lake Ugii in the morning. The road is smoothly paved, and for the last 90 km, we drive on a dirt road, which leads to the lake. Lake Ugii is a wonderful place to have to relax after long driving. The lake has an abundant birdlife of more than 150 bird species. Bird watching, fishing is parts of the available entertainment. Half-day is spending at the camp preparing yourself for the next 7 days of trekking. (B/L/D)

in the camp

Day 3.

Orkhon Bridge

Start our trekking along the north shore of the lake while exploring the lake and its abundant birdlife. Further, we cross the Orkhon Bridge and have an outdoor lunch. After lunch, we continue our trip and set tented camp near Tsetserleg town - the center of Arkhangai province. (B/L/D)

in the tent 3 hours

Day 4.

Tsetserleg town

Entering the Tsetserleg, the central town of Arkhangai province. Visit a local museum. Driving to the south through the beautiful grass valley from which begins a forest mountainous area. (B/L/D)

in the tent 3 hours

Days 5-7.

Suvarga Khairkhan Peak

Next few days we trek up to the mountains towards Suvarga Khairkhan peak 3.179 m. The trek leads us to several passes and forests of larches at the foot of this sacred mountain. We will leave our vehicle behind, and further horses and camels will support our team. The area is wild and has abundant wildlife including wolves, fox, bear, and deer. We will hear their voices at night in the forest, and if we are lucky we can see the wild animals during our whole trek. (B/L/D)

in the tent 5 hours

Days 8-9.

Teel River

Walking down to the Teel River at the altitude of 1800 m, and trek through beautiful surrounding areas occasionally meeting herders and horsemen, visiting hospitable nomadic families. We have a chance to taste home-made milk products. (B/L/D)

in the tent 3 hours

Day 10.

Orkhon Waterfall

Now trekking along Orkhon valley until we reach the magnificent Orkhon waterfall or known as Ulaantsutgalan waterfall. After a while, we will visit the Tuvkhun temple settled on the Shiveet Mountain top. This is the place where Zanabazar, the head and founder of Mongolian Buddhism, was creating his famous artworks such as the national script “soyombo” in the XVI century. Now, the temple has accepted as “the world's precious heritage” by UNESCO. We can see the symbolic rock formations, stone script, and caves in the surroundings. (B/L/D)

in the tent 4 hours

Day 11.

Erdene Zuu Monastery in Kharkhorin

Today we arrive in Kharkhorin, the ancient capital of Mongolia at the time of the Mongol Empire. There’s almost nothing left from this great capital of the world, but in 1586, under the rule of King Avtai Sain, the Erdene-Zuu Monastery was built at the site of the ruins of ancient Kharkhorin. The Erdene-Zuu – means Hundred of Treasures was again destroyed during the Stalinist purges of the 1930s, but there are still various Buddhist statues, works of art, religious instruments, and even Tsam religious dance masks at the monastery. There are an amazing 108 stupas surrounding the monastery. (B/L/D)

in the camp 4 hours

Day 12.

Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes

Drive to Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes, the northmost point of the Mongolian desert with lovely sand dunes. It is a magnificent place to create portraits of wildlife landscape photography. Further, explore the lovely sand dunes and hike up to the ruins of Uvgun Temple in settled in the magnificent Khogno khan mountain.

No matter the time of day, the beautiful and ever-changing scene of this majestic sand dune Elsen Tasarkhai will be full of wildlife, energy, and motion. (B/L/D)

in the tent 3-4 hours

Day 13.

Back to Ulaanbaatar

Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Lunch at a road-side restaurant on the way. Relaxing hours in the hotel. Farewell dinner together. (B/L/D)


in the hotel

Day 14.

Departure Day

Transfer to Chinggis Khaan International Airport or Train station and depart Mongolia. (B)

Prices & Inclusions

Prices & Inclusions
Group size Price/Per person
2 PAX 2390$
3-4 pax 2190$
5-8 PAX 2040$
9-12 PAX 1890$
13-15 PAX 1740$


Accommodation: Hotel****,* ger camp, tented camp
Guiding and interpreting service
Full board meals
Transport: 4x4 vehicle or minivan
Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks
Museums and cultural performance
Horses for carrying luggage

Not Includes

International airfare 
Personal equipment
Optional activity cost 
Excess baggage charges
Single room supplement 
Alcoholic drinks 
Travel Insurance
The extra cost for photography in museums
Tip for a tour guide, driver, etc


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