MUHART RIVER: ENJOY THE CHARM OF OASISTHE VARIED LANDSCAPES CHANGE CONTINUOUSLY FROM MOUNTAINS, LAKES, SAND DUNES, UNIQUE ROCK FORMATIONS, PLAINS, PLATEAUS AND GRASSLAND
OVERVIEWThe scenery from Khar Nuur to Muhart is indescribable. An interesting highlight on this part of the overland journey is the Senjit Had – a natural stone arch. This stone arch is located on an elevated plain where surrounding views are breath-taking, and it looks like a doorway to heaven.
Considered one of Mongolia's most sacred mountains, Otgontenger is a preserved natural wonder and place of pilgrimage. Like many other religious sites in Mongolia, Otgontenger displays a syncretic fusion of traditional nature worship with Buddhist influences. The mountain is particularly associated with the Bodhisattva Ochirvaani, whose fierce, ornate statue dominates the base of the mountain.
Prayer Boards Facing Otgontenger Mountain - 15km Outside Uliastai, Mongolia. The mountain is now the seat of the Otgontenger Strictly Protected Area, a 95,510-hectare national park encompassing hundreds of kilometers of pristine mountain ranges and fast-flowing rivers.
Are You Ready To Escape?
- Day 1. Kharhorin ancient capital city where you will "Erdenezuu monastery".
- Day 2. Terkhi white lake
- Day 3. All day horse trip around Terkhi white lake.
- Day 4. Telmen nuur
- Day 5. Khar Nuur
- Day 6-7. Erdenehairhan- Muhart river, Senjit Rock
- Day 8. Otgontenger Mountain
- Day 9. Otgontenger Mountain - Uliastai city
- Day 10. Fly back to Ulaanbaatar
Domestic flight: One way back to Ulaanbaatar
Driver and tour assistant: Reliable and professional driver and English-speaking local tour guide who also cooks will assist you to make your adventure tour around Mongolia in reality.
Accommodation: You usually stay in extra ger which is prepared by nomads, sometimes at ( selected days) tourist ger camp.
Food: You will have a lunch as original Mongolian food in the finest local restaurants on the way and the breakfast and dinner is cooked by the tour guide. Vegeterias are welcome. Drinks provide 1.5 liter of mineral water per day.
Fees: National Park and museum fees are included in the price of the tour.
Activities:You are able to ride a horse or camel and local guide will be your assistant for how to ride a horse or camel safety.
Vehicle type: Japanese jeep, Russian or Korean minivans, gasoline inclusive.
Total Km of Covered: 720miles /1150km ( per day 5-7hrs)
1. When is the best time to come to Mongolia?
May to September is the best season, with the high season in July for the Naadam Festival. August and September are also suitable months of the year, our climate is such that you will still have many sunny days at this time.
2. Is Mongolia a safe destination?
Mongolia has one of the lowest crime rates in the world and people are known for their nomadic hospitality and kindness and they will make you feel very welcome. But when you are in the street of Ulaanbaatar city, you have to watch your bag and wallet unless there are many pickpockets around.
3. What should I bring with me?
Warm and thin layers of clothing, waterproof jacket, good walking boots, sandals and a hat and/or headscarf to protect you from the sun and winds. Don’t forget insect repellent, sun cream, lip-gloss and first aid kit (medicine for headache, cold, diarrhea, runny nose; bandages; any medicine prescribed for you ) and camera equipment.