Orkhon Valley National Park & UNESCO World Heritage Ancient Capital Kharakhorum

It is our most recommended tour in Central Mongolia. Plenty of sites and attractions have included in the tour such as Mongolian wild horses, Ancient capital Kharakhorum, Mogoit Hot Spa, Tuvkhun Monastery, and Beautiful Ulaantsutgalan waterfall. Also you can enjoy experiencing Mongolian nomadic lifestyle.

Tour Overview

Enjoy nomadic family & Nomadic lifestyle, Experience local people's lifestyle, Visit of Kharkhorum, the Ancient Mongolian Capital, Erdenezuu Monastery, Chinggis Khaan’s legendary imperial city, Observation of the wild Prjewalski horses, Hot bath in Mogoit hot spa, Horseride to Tuvkhun Monastery.

Duration: 8 days/ 7 nights
Distance to travel: Approx 1200 kms

Regions: Bulgan, Tov, Uvurkhangai Province  /Khustai Nuruu National Park, Khugnu Tarna Natural Reserve, Orkhon Valley National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Kharakhorum City Ruin, Erdenezuu Monastery, Tuvkhun Monastery, Mogoit Hot Spa, Khujirt Town, Bat-Ulzii Town/ 
Period: April to October


  • 1 night in a local family (in town)
  • 1 nights in a ger (yurt) camp
  • 5 nights in tent camping at unserviced area

Meals:     B: Breakfast   L: Lunch    D: Dinner 

Hard Level: ☆☆☆/5 - 4WD

Tour Price

  • 450 USD per person. for 2 persons
  • 425 USD per person. for 3 persons 
  • 400 USD per person. for 4 or more

Tour Map

This tour takes to the most popular tour destinations including UNESCO World Heritage Sites, interesting national Park Khustai & Wild horse Park and Karakorum - ruins and museum of ancient Mongolian capital, the oldest and most famous Erdene-Zuu monastery - Mongolian Buddhist culture.

Next destination is Ulaantsutgalan Waterfall located in Khangai range erupted and  formed along Orkhon Valley. Also explore Elsen tasarkhai sand dunes unique area combining forest and Gobi sand dunes. 

Located 360 km to the south-west from Ulaanbaatar, Kharakhorum is the ancient capital city of Mongolia.

The Great Ruler Chinggis Khaan himself ordered it to be built in 1220 as the capital of the vast Mongol Empire and the construction was completed after his death by the second Great Khaan, Ugudei.

The splendid city with a fountain in the shape of a colossal silver tree designed by the French sculptor Guillaum Bouchier was destroyed by the Chinese Ming army in 1410.

In 1586, Abtai Khaan founded the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia.

Erdene Zuu is next to the site of Kharakhorum ruins. The lively monastery comprised 100 temples, 300 gers and 1000 resident monks enclosed in an immense walled compound with 108 pagodas.

Although ruined during the 1930’s communism purges, today the monastery has been restored and is regaining its former glory.

Also visit one of the Mongolia’s best travel site Mogoit Hot spa Resort. 44-86 gradus hot spa for health and drink.


Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar. Stay overnight in a hotel.

Day 2: Start of tour to countryside

After Breakfast, Drive to Khugnu Khaan Mountain, Via Khustai National Park, where wild horse Prjevalski Horse (takhi) lives only in Mongolia. Stay overnight in tent camping at the Khugnu Khaan Mountain, near Erdenekhambyn Monastery. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Ancient capital Kharkhorum/ Erdenezuu Monastery & Khujirt town

After breakfast, Visit Erdenekhambyn Monastery and Trekking to Uvgun Monastery.  Drive to Mongolian ancient capital Kharkhorum city ruin & Erdenezuu monastery, which exhibits dozens of artifacts of 13th century. Afternoon, drive to Khujirt town and visit local family. Stay overnight in a local family in town. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Mogoit Hot Spa via Uurtiin Tokhoi/Entrance gate to Orkhon Valley National Park. 

After breakfast, Visit Nomadic Herder's Family and Experience their daily life and traditional culture. Afternoon, Drive to Uurtiin Tokhoi Canyon, a unique natural formation on the bank of Orkhon River. Entrance gate to the Orkhon Valley National Park. Continue driving to Mogoit Hot Spa Camp via Bat-Ulzii town for 40 kms. In the Camp, you can enjoy hot spa bath. Stay overnight at Mogoit Spa ger camp. (B.L.D)

Day 5: Ulaantsutgalan Waterfall & Shakhlaga Stay

After breakfast, Drive to Ulaantsutgalan Waterfall, and visit the second highest waterfall in Mongolia. Afternoon, Drive to Shakhlaga, where volcanix rocks spreads. Stay overnight in tent camping in Shakhlaga.

Day 6: Horse Trekking to Tuvkhun Monastery 

After breakfast, Visit Tuvkhun Monastery on horseback. It takes approximately 5 hours horse ride through the birch & oak trees and rocks. You will enjoy fascinatig and picturesque view of Mountains. Tuvkhun Monastery is on the top of the mountain top rock cliff. Stay overnight beside horseman's family with tent camping. (B, L, D)

In this family you will experience nomadic lifestyle and national games such as ankle bones etc. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Tuvkhun Monastery by horse and drive to Elsentasarkhai /semi sand dune/

After breakfast, Cross the Orkhon River and heading to Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dune. You can enjoy camel ride as your interest. This sand dune can give you a feeling of living in the Desert. Evening sun is fabuluous. Stay over night beside sand dunes by tent camping. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Drive back to Ulaanbaatar & End of the Tour

After breakfast, Drive back to Uaanbaatar city. Reach at Ulaanbaatar city and check in to hotel. After check in, Free time until Departure for your home country. (B, L)


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