Khentii Wilderness Trek

A real challenge in a remote wilderness - 9 days in Khentiii National Park, hiking through deep forests, camping by stunning lakes, and spotting wild animals.

There is no better way to explore the remote valleys of the Khentiii Mountains, in eastern Mongolia, than on foot. This is the ideal trip for the outdoor nature-lover who wants to hike far away from ‘civilization’ and look for rare and beautiful animals, such as bears, wolves, red deer and moose.

Day 1 Terelj National Park – Tuul River

Today we will drive to Terelj National Park, a beautiful area of rocks and forested hills, only a short drive out of the city. You will get your first glimpse of the traditional nomadic lifestyle of Mongolian herdsmen with their yaks, sheep and horses. After lunch in a ger camp, we will hike in the steppes in the direction of the Tuul River valley and we will also meet our horsemen. We will camp overnight on the banks of the Tuul River.

Day 2 Hike through Terelj National Park

After breakfast, we will load our packhorses. You will be impressed at the strength of the small but sturdy Mongolian horses. We will hike into the valley along the base of the mountain ranges. As we leave civilization behind, you will hear and see ever more ground squirrels, marmots and birds. After about five-and-a-half hours of hiking, we will set up camp.

Day 3 Hiking - Tuul River – Khongoriin River

Today as we hike along the Tuul River, you will notice how the landscape changes as we go north and hike through silent pine forests where all you will hear is the occasional animal call. Keep your ears open for the sound of woodpeckers and keep your eyes open for golden eagles, soaring far above us hunting for prey. After four hours of hiking, we will arrive at our camping spot, a green and peaceful place where the Tuul and Khongoriin rivers meet.

Day 4 Hiking – Tuul River

Today we hike still further along the open valley along the Tuul River, surrounded on both sides by high, densely forested mountains. We will camp at the junction of two different valleys on the banks of the Tuul River.

Days 5-7

1 day hiking – Black Lake – swimming, fishing, relaxing
Today we leave the Tuul valley and enter an area of tundra, which is the habitat of the moose. You will soon become an expert at ‘moose detection.’ After about two hours of hiking in a typical Siberian landscape, we will climb up the mountain through deep forest where deer, wolves, moose and bears live. Keep your eyes open! At the top of the mountain, we cross the pass and descend to the breathtakingly beautiful Black Lake. We will camp on the yellow sand beach of the lake. On days 7 and 8, we will stay camped by the lake and you can swim or fish in the clear water, hike in the forests or go bird and animal watching.

Day 8 Mountain climb

Today we will visit three smaller lakes. Some of you may wish to climb the surrounding mountains to admire the stunning views. We will camp in this area.

Day 9 Hiking - Khongoriin River

Today we will follow the Khongoriin River downstream for about five hours and camp near a river crossing. The high mountains and the deep valley make this a wonderful day of hiking.

Day 10 Hiking – Altan Ulgii Mountain

Today’s hike starts in wide valleys, but after about three hours these give way to large mountain forests of birch, pine and cedar. We will climb up a steep path for about two hours until we come to a high pass close to the Altan Ulgii peak. At an elevation of 2646m, Altan Ulgii (meaning Golden Cradle) is one of the highest peaks in the Khentiii Mountain range. On the other side of the mountain, we will camp near a stream where you can cool off after your strenuous day.

Day 11 Hiking - Dund Bayan Valley

Today we return to Terelj through the Dund Bayan valley. Our luggage, food and equipment will be loaded onto our packhorses and we will meet up again with our vehicles after about six hours of hiking. This evening we will sleep in a ger camp and you will have the chance to meet and chat with local herdsmen.

Day 12 Horse riding in Terelj National Park

The horsemen will invite you for a horse ride through Terelj National Park. We hope this will whet your appetite for the delicious traditional farewell lunch to follow! ‘Khorkhog’ is mutton and large chunks of vegetable cooked in a huge metal pot with hot stones from a flaming fire. You will be intrigued to see what is done to the rocks after the meal is served. After lunch, we leave Terelj and return to Ulaanbaatar and your hotel.

Diese Reise kann auf individuelle Anfrage organisiert werden.
Die Preise beinhalten folgendes:

2 Inlandsflüge, Transport innerhalb der Mongolei, Unterbringung in Zelten während der Reise, 3 Mahlzeiten pro Tag, einen deutsch- oder englischsprachigen Reiseführer, Transfers, Kamel- sowie Pferdereiten, Firmenpersonal inklusive der Fahrer, Pferde- und Kamelmänner, sowie das Personal in den Camps.

Im Preis nicht enthalten:

internationaler Transport, Reiseversicherung, Visas, Ausreisegebühr, alkoholische Getränke, persönliche Artikel.

Der Klient ist während seines Aufenthaltes in der Mongolei selbst dafür verantwortlich, eine abgeschlossene Reise- und Krankenversicherung zu besitzen.

Bitte beachten Sie folgendes:

Auf Nachfrage kann eine Einzelunterbringung auf dem Land gegen einen Aufpreis ermöglicht werden. Falls eine Einzelunterbringung in den Gercamps nicht gegeben war, wird der Betrag anhand derer Übernachtungen berechnet und Ihnen zurück erstattet. Nomads ist nicht für Überbuchungen verantwortlich zu machen, solang die Firma anhand hinreichender Unterlagen beweisen kann, dass dies der Fehler einer anderen Firma war.

Sollten unberechenbare Umstände sowie Quarantäneverhängungen, Änderungen des hiesigen Flug- oder Zugplanes eine Änderung der Reise bedeuten, werden wir Ihren Reisevermittler kontaktieren und eine equivalente Route vorschlagen. Erneut, Nomads kann nicht die Verantwortung fuer die nationale Flug- oder die Eisenbahngesellschaft übernehmen.

Der Reisende ist selbst dafür verantwortlich, gültige Reisedokumente, sowie einen gültigen Reisepass, Visum und Passfotos, zu besitzen.

Choose from our selection of other travel specialities:

200 OK


The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, [no address given] and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.