MONGOLIA SCOUTING ADVENTURE
This off-road style ride features an adventurous route between the original birthplace of Genghis Khan to an eagle hunters’ gathering in the far west.
*This is a SCOUTING TRIP and therefore things may not go as smoothly as one of our regularly scheduled trips. We are only taking riders who have off-road riding experience, good team-oriented attitudes, and do not cry over spilled milk.
Road Conditions: Some paved roads, mostly dirt surface.
|Arrival||Departure||*Double Occupancy||*Single Occupancy||*Couples Package|
|September 08, 2020||September 22, 2020||$6,790||$7,280||$11,600|
*Double Occupancy - Base Bike with a Shared Room
*Single Occupancy - Base Bike with Your Own Room
*Couples Package - Two Participants on One Base Bike in One Private Room
|Yamaha XT 225||Included|
|Honda WR 250||Included|
|Suzuki DRZ 400||Add $500|
|KTM 450||Add $500|
|Honda CRF 450||Add $500|
|Yamaha Ténéré 660||Add $500|
|KTM 690||Add $500|
|Honda Transalp 700||Add $500|
|BMW F800 GS||Add $800|
DAY 1 - Arrival in Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to ger camp outside of the city. Welcome dinner this evening. Stay at River Point Lodge.
DAY 2 - River Point Lodge to Black Lake of Genghis Khan (150 miles)
Our goal this day is to go to the place where Genghis Khan grew up. Receive your bikes in the morning before riding on tarmac to Eastern Mongolia. Pulling off for a bit of dirt and gravel, we stop at the Genghis Khan Equestrian Monument for pictures before returning to pavement. After a picnic lunch, we'll continue on to Black Lake - the last 37 miles on dirt roads. Overnight in ger-style luxury tents with stoves. Stay near the Black Lake.
DAY 3 - Black Lake of Genghis Khan to River Point Lodge (150 miles)
We will take a different way back to River Point Lodge. Lunch in Terelj National Park and back to the lodge via a mountain road. Stay at River Point Lodge outside of Ulaanbaatar.
DAY 4 - River Point Lodge to Kharkhorin (240 miles)
We start our epic ride to Western Mongolia today. Ride tarmac for the first part of the day and visit Nustain Nuruu National Park. After exploring the area, we will continue to Kharkorin and stay at a ger camp.
DAY 5 - Kharkhorin to Tsenkher Hot Springs (100 miles)
In the morning we will visit the oldest Buddhist monastary in Mongolia - Erdene-Zuu Monastery. We will then take a ride to Tsenkher Hot Springs. Stay at a ger camp near the hot springs.
DAY 6 - Tsenkher Hot Springs to Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake (178 miles)
We will continue heading west today, with a stop over in the town of Tsetserleg. We will be able to check out a museum in the town before finishing the day staying on the shores of Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake in gers.
DAY 7 - Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake to Tosontsengel (161 miles)
We will explore the Khangai Range, averaging 8,200 feet above sea level, and cross over Solongot Pass (9,800). We will continue along the Ider River valley and Ikh-Uul village, arriving in town of Tosontsengel. Tosontsengel is famous for it’s wild berries and lumber. Stay in gers near Totontsengel.
DAY 8 - Totontsengel to Songino (155 miles)
We will start into the grass plains of Zavkhan province today, riding flat dirt trails into vast grassland. We will make a stop on the way at an alpine lake called Telmen, before ending the day near Songino. Ger accommodations near Songino tonight.
DAY 9 - Songino to Khyargas Lake (145 miles)
We will continue west towards the Altai Mountains today. Stay on the shores of Khyargas Lake. Ger accommodations tonight.
DAY 10 - Khyargas Lake to Shaazgai Lake (120 miles)
We'll spend the first part of the day exploring around the shores of the massive Kyargas Lake. After lunch, we head into the trans-Altai semi-desert plains, where we will be passing by ancient stone tombs and stone monuments that date back to 6-8 Century A.D. Arrive in Shaazgai Lake overnight in gers owned by a local family. In the evening enjoy a folk performance put on by the locals!
DAY 11 - Shaazgai Lake to Ulgii (120 miles)
Today we'll ride to Bayan-Ulgii province along the Hovd river and via Achit Lake. We will arrive in the town of Ulgii and transfer to Altai Point camp, overnighting again in gers.
DAY 12 - Annual Golden Eagle Festival, Ulgii
This will be the first of two full days at the Golden Eagle Festival. We will spend today and tomorrow checking out the festival, doing day rides, and staying each night in Ulgii.
DAY 13- Annual Golden Eagle Festival, Ulgii
This will be the second day at the festival, where we will be able to witness the age old gathering of the Golden Eagle Hunters. Stay in Ulgii this evening.
DAY 14 - Ulgii to Ulaanbaatar
Fly from Ulgii to Ulaanbaatar and spend the rest of the day exploring the city before we get together for our official farewell dinner.
DAY 15 - Fly Home
Today is our departure day. Fly home, or keep the dream alive!
THE GEAR TO BRING
MotoQuest guides wear KLIM helmets, jackets, pants and gloves, and we outfit our motorcycles with luggage and accessories from Twisted Throttle. You can view and download our complete MotoQuest packing list here.
MotoQuest Staff on Tour
Included With the Tour
- Hotel Accommodations
- Premiere Welcome and Farewell Dinners
- Professional MotoQuest Guide(s)
- Support Vehicle
- Support Vehicle Driver
- Staff Trained in First Aid with Satellite Phone
- MotoQuest Swag Bag
- Photos Taken on the Trip
- Automatic Enrollment in Global Rescue
- Meals on the Road
- Alternative Tours
- Travel Insurance
- National Park Entrance Fees