Lake Khar is located West from the Khangai range, 1980 metres (6496,06 metres) above sea level. It’s located 80 kilometres (49,71 miles) Northeast from the sum of Erdenekhairkhan, in the province of Zavkhan, and 110 kilometres (68,35 miles) from Uliastai.

This turquoise-blue lake offers an astonishing spectacle. It’s surrounded by the sand dunes of Bor Khyar that litterally dive into its waters. The Tudevtei mountains at North, Burkhantolgoi and Burgast ones at East, Tovkhosh ones at Southwest, perfectly complete the landscape. Lake Khar is 48 metres (157,48 feet) deep, it stretches on 30 kilometres (18,64 miles) long and 5 to 10 kilometres (3,11 – 6,22 miles) wide. On the lake, you can see two islands: Ikh, “big”, and Baga, “small”, Avkhash. This fish-rich lake will delight the fishermen/women, while the birds lovers will watch thirteen endemic species.

4-12 people – 1 group

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Chinggis Khaan International Airport, Ulaanbaatar
DEPARTURE TIME Departure at 7:30 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 10:00 AM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Guide Meals
Shelters Transportation in mini-coach
NOT INCLUDED
Hiking equipment
Guide gratuity

4-12 people 1 group

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Day 1: Departure

  • pick-up Chinggis khaan airport
  • Place in the Hotel
  • Traveled in the Ulaanbaatar city.
  • As a socio-economic, political and cultural center of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar welcomes you with various destinations and attractions.
  • Either you are visiting Ulaanbaatar (its different spelling), for business or pleasure, you should definitely have sometime out exploring its history, arts, and natural museums that can give you ample understanding about not only the country itself, but its connections, roles and influences in the region and the whole world, in a broader sense.
  • We make sure to take you to the most popular museums and other highlighting spots in UB during this tour.
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Day 2

From Ulaanbaatar to Zavkhan aimag fly aircraft./Hotel/
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Day 3

From Zavkhan aimag to Dayan Mountain /Tent/
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Day 4

From Dayan Mountain to Otgontenger Mountain /Tent/
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Day 5

From Otgontenger Mountain to Zavkhan aimag /Hotel/
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Day 6

From Zavkhan aimag to Khar Nuur Lake /Camp/
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Day 7

From Zavkhan aimag to Khar Lake , Senjit tsohio /Tent/
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Day 8

From Senjit tsohio to Nariinii gol /Tent/
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Day 9

From Nariinii gol to Mukhartiin gol, Buurunkhii chuluu/Tent/
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Day 10-12

From Buurunkhii chuluu to Terkhiin tsagaan nuur /Camp/
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Day 13

From Terkhiin tsagaan nuur to Chuluut  river, Taikhar stone /Camp/
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Day 14

From Taikhar stone to Tsenkher /Camp/
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Day 15

From Tsenkher to Waterfall, Orkhon Valley/Camp/
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Day 16

From Waterfall, Orkhon Valley to Kharkhorin /Camp/
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Day 17

From Kharkhorin to Ulaanbaatar /Hotel/
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Day 18

Ulaanbaatar city tour /Hotel/
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Return

Chinggis khaan airport

Lake Khar is located West from the Khangai range, 1980 metres (6496,06 metres) above sea level. It’s located 80 kilometres (49,71 miles) Northeast from the sum of Erdenekhairkhan, in the province of Zavkhan, and 110 kilometres (68,35 miles) from Uliastai.

This turquoise-blue lake offers an astonishing spectacle. It’s surrounded by the sand dunes of Bor Khyar that litterally dive into its waters. The Tudevtei mountains at North, Burkhantolgoi and Burgast ones at East, Tovkhosh ones at Southwest, perfectly complete the landscape. Lake Khar is 48 metres (157,48 feet) deep, it stretches on 30 kilometres (18,64 miles) long and 5 to 10 kilometres (3,11 – 6,22 miles) wide. On the lake, you can see two islands: Ikh, “big”, and Baga, “small”, Avkhash. This fish-rich lake will delight the fishermen/women, while the birds lovers will watch thirteen endemic species.

Dayan Mountain

Otgon Tenger

Otgon Tenger Uul is the highest peak of the Khanaai Nuruu range. Its height is today considered to be 3905m, but in some older topographic maps the hight is marked with 4021m. Othgon Tenger is the only mountain of the Khangaii range that is capped with a glacier. The south face of Otgon Tenger Uul is the biggest granite wall in Mongolia.

Otgon Tenger Uul is one of three most sacred mountains in Mongolia; Khan Khentii Uul, and Bogd Khan Uul are the other two. Otgon Tenger, Khan Khentii, and Bogd Khan are actually state-worshipped mountains in Mongolia. Worshipping at these mountains began during Khunnu times by the first governing state of Mongolia, and this tradition continues to the present day. Chingis Khan (Genghis Khan) first identified these three mountains as sacred mountains in the thirteenth century, and they were worshipped by his empire. Khentii Khan is the birthplace of Chingis Khan, and history says that Genghis Khan’s funeral procession travelled from Tangad state to Otgon Tenger holy mountain.

Many sacred mountains in Mongolia are said to have ferocious deities. The deity of Otgon Tenger Uul is Ochirvaani. These ferocious deities emerged after Buddhism was introduced in Mongolia. Otgon Tenger translates as ‘Young son of the sky’.

The “Teeme Tower”, a granite rock wall in the Otgon Tenger Uul protected area has first been climbed by an American Team (Heather Baer, Jackie Carroll, Shaun Chartrand, Steve Schneider, Mike Strassman).

Nariinii gol river

The Orkhon Waterfall

The Orkhon Waterfall water flows for remarkable 1120 km to the North and lies in the historically significant Orkhon Valley, UNESCO World Heritage site. The waterfall formed by combination volcanic eruption and earthquakes some 20000 years ago cascades down from a height 27 meters. The Orkhon, longest river in Mongolia, begins at the state worshipped mountain Suvraga Khairkhan in the Khangai mountain range. The drainage basin of the river is 132835 sq.km. The river is 10-60 m wide to begin with but it becomes 120-150 m around the end and the speed of the river flow decreases. The Orkhon has many species of fish like the pike, Siberian sturgeon, taimen, asian common asp, Siberian grayling, roach etc.

There are many rocks and boulders around the river as well as some waterfalls like a small waterfall with 4-5 m height and the Ulaan tsutgalan waterfall biggest in Mongolia at a height of 26 m. The Orkhon river Valley has been protected since 2006 as a National Park.

Kharkhorin (Mongolian: Хархорин) is a town and sum (district) center in Övörkhangai Province in Mongolia. The sum population was 13,828 (1994), 13,964 (2000), and 13,496 (2003). The population of Kharkhorin town itself was 8,977 in 2003 and covered an area of 20.5 km2.

Kharkhorin is located at the lower end of the upper valley of the Orkhon River which is included within UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape. The location marks the easternmost foothills of the Khangai Mountains, where they meet the rolling steppe of central Mongolia.

Nearby are the ruins of the ancient town of Karakorum (also known as Kharkhorum or Qara Qorum) which, for a short time, served as the capital of the Mongol Empire under Ogedei Khan. Another Kharkhorin landmark is Erdene Zuu monastery and its famous phallic rock. The important Paleolithic archaeological site of Moiltyn-am is located near the bridge over the Orkhon River, just west of the settlement. A modern resort is south of Kharkhorin at Khujirt on the Orkhon River.

Kharkhorin’s principal sources of income are tourism and agriculture. Water from the Orkhon River serves to irrigate crops on the large plain east of the town. The Kharkhorin Airport (KHR/ZMHH) has one unpaved runway and is served by regular flights from and to Mongolia’s capital, Ulan Bator.

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5 based on 2 reviews
August 21, 2015

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August 21, 2015

I had a wonderful time during the trip. The guide was informative, friendly and attentive to our entire group! I definitely plan to be a returning customer and recommend this to my friends and family!

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