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Horidal Saridag Mountain Biking Tour in Hovsgol Lake National Park 2019


Hovsgol Lake National Park differs from other national parks in the world. Here man and nature exist side by side in a balance that has remained essentially unchanged for thousand of years,
We will take a flight to Moron, capital town of Hovsgol province, our cycling starts northwards through the Darkhad Depression.
The Darhad Depression is a long, wide valley just west of the Horidal Saridag Mountains. It is a unique area of many lakes and rivers bordered on all sides by high peaks and rolling forested hills.The Darhad people reside this amazing land. It is also the last place in Mongolia where shamanism is widely practiced.
Cycling beside the Khoridol Saridag mountains in the north of Mongolia, crossing the Darhad Valley and high passes through some of the most spectacular scenery of Hovsgol Lake and reach beautiful mountain fresh water lake Hovsgol. This is a trip not to be missed.


Day 1: Arrive Ulaanbaatar, guided city sightseeing
On arrival we transfer to the hotel spend a little time getting organised before exploring the city: Gandan Monastery, Mongolia’s largest monastery and the centre of Buddhism. Here you will see the impressive Golden Buddha Statue of Migjid Janraisig. Given time, the group should visit the National History Museum with its fascinating exhibition of Genghis Khan. In the evening we have a briefing and group meal.

Day 2: Fly to Moron. Assemble mountain bikes and start riding to Lake Hovsgol
Early morning, we will take a flight to Murun town of the Huvsgul province. The flight takes one and a half hours and on arrival in the Murun, we will meet local support team driver and cook.

Day 3: Continue cycling northwards.

Day 4: Biking in fantastic scenery to Arbulag.

Day 5: Cylce to Bayanzurkh. Great place for fishing.
The Darkhad Valley is good place fishing.There are countless lakes and rivers, many inhabited by the legendary taimen, which can easily exceed 150cm and 35kg, and the very tasty Siberian White fish.

Day 6: Ride eastwards along Beltas valley.

Day 7: Bike over a long slow high pass to Lake Khovsgol.

Day 8: Arrive in the Khovsgol National Park.
The park was established in 1992 in order to preserve the crystal clear lake and its surrounding meadows, pasture, and mountain forests with their unique flora and fauna.

Day 9: Cycle over a Uran Dosh mountain pass and down to Lake Hovsgol.
Cycle to Hovsgol Lake, known as The ‘Blue Pearl' of Mongolia - Hovsgol Lake and Hovsgol National Park - is located in Northern Mongolia on the border with Russia. Hovsgol Lake Mongolian largest and deepest lake, the lake is located at an altitude of 1645m, stretches 125 km long from north to south and 262 metres deep. Here, live the Tsaatan people, reindeer herders who live in tepees, with their shamanic traditions which have existed for thousands of years. Overnight at the tourist ger camp.

Day 10: Free Relaxing Day in the National Park of Lake Hovsgol (B,L,D)
This is a free day. You can enjoy horse riding, walking and hiking around the national park. Dinner will be real Mongolian Barbeque (stone grilled mutton). Overnight in tourist ger camp.

Day 11: Drive to Moron/ Fly to Ulaanbaatar.
Today our driver takes us to Murun, capital of the Hovsgol province. We will get a flight to Ulaanbaatar.

Day 12: Free day in Ulaanbaatar for sightseeing.
Sightseeing of UB, including the National History Museum, Natural History Museum with 16 m long 70 million year old skeleton of a Tarbosaur, Gandan Monastry - Mongolia's Buddist centre, the Green Palace of the Mongolian last king Bogd Javzandamba. In the evening we will see fascinating performance of traditional folk songs, throat singing, and beautiful melody of horse-headed fiddle, ethnic dances and artistic contortion. Enjoy city night life, restaurants, bars and music. Your guide will remain with you as you return to the hotel.

Day 13: Depart



Ulaanbaatar, Hovsgol Lake Nationa Park, Horidal Saridag Mountain,
Uran Dosh Mountain, Lake Hovsgol



Group size:

2, 4 to 12 people

Tour length:

14 days/13 nights

Tour cost:

$2,490.00 USD per person for 2-3 pax:
$2,190.00 USD per person for 4-7 pax:
$1,850.00 USD per person for 8-12 pax: including taxes.


Tour price includes:
• All accommodation: twin bedded rooms in hotel, sharing tourist Ger camp and tent
• Hotel single room extra charge $90
• All transport as listed in itinerary and Airport vehicle
• All meals as listed in itinerary.(Breakfast-B, lunch-L and dinner-D).
• Camping equipments (tent, sleeping bag, kitchen, cooking equipment, cook etc...)
• All entrance fees of attractions. English speaking guide, expedition cook

Tour price not include:
• International flights
• Visa and passport fees
• International departure taxes and excess baggage fees
• Insurances of any kind
• Hotel porterage
• All items of personal nature: Laundry, roomservice charges, phone call, drinks etc.
• Alcoholic drinks & Tips

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Client's comment

Just a quick email to thank you and all your people for a well organised and enjoyable tour. We arrived back on Saturday and have just finished unpacking. We are pleased with our photos of Mongolia and will forward some pictures of birds for you to identify.
Thanks again........
Terry Briggs
Dr S Subba Rao (England,UK)

Hi Ganaa and Buyant
I can confirm that Hovd Tour organised a fantastic
Mongolian adventure for me. From the greeting at the airport I was filled with confidence that I was in capable hands and my feelings were proved correct.
At no time did I ever feel uneasy whilst such a long way from home, my guides were always on hand and their English is excellent, there was never a dull moment from start to finish.
I would not hesitate to recommend Hovd Tour too you, they are a very capable and reputable organisation who can tailor any kind of holiday you desire. I will most certainly be using their services again....
James Singlehurst  (Uk)


Dear Hovd Tour Team, 

We had a wonderful time with our tour guide Biba and driver Hosoo. Thank you so much for organizing the trip. I hope we can visit again in the future and we would love to go with Hovd Tour again. 


Caroline and Vincent

Hey Everyone !!!
How is everyone after this great adventure in Bayan Olgii ???
Here back to Tokyo daily life was a bit hard at the beginning , everything so stressful and speedy... one minute is one minute  can never be  late .... aaaaaaa too much !!!
I really really enjoyed this trip with your company all, really great time and a lot's of Fun and many laugh, I think I haven't laugh that much since long time !! Thank you very much for Hovd Tour.
Julien &Alexandra (France & Japan) 

Hi Buyant and Ganaa
Greetings from Sydney, wishing you all well and an enjoyable summer full of sunshine. Once again, thank you very much for a great trip around Mongolia.
Deryn and Jo (Australia)


Many thanks for the warm welcome at the camp. We really enjoyed our travels in Mongolia and looking forward to returning in the future.
All the best....
David (UK)

Thanks Ganaa,
It was a great trip and your camp really made us feel at home after a long day on the road.
Thanks for your hospitality.
All the best....
Steve (UK)

Ganaa my friend for life
I would like to thank you for organising our tour of UB and the
neighboring countryside last year. Thanks to you we saw some great sights
in the city - some of historical interest and others of great beauty! I
particularly enjoyed our trip to the market, where your local knowledge and
humor proved invaluable. Without your help, I would never have had the
opportunity to experience a night out in the 'Countryside' with a
traditional Mongolian family.
The horse riding will forever
remain in my memory......
Chris and Ramsay

Hi Hovd Tour
We had amazing time in Mongolia. We enjoyed the horse trek very much in the nice countryside around Valley of Orkhon River.
Ingram & Katerin (Sweden)