Mongolia is full of great trekking and hiking opportunities, you just have to choose the destination that suits and attracts you best.
Mongolia is a trekking mecca – wild landscapes & endless horizons stretch before the craggy soles of your walking boots in this sparsely populated nomadic land without boundaries. Discover for yourself on one of our comprehensively researched and expertly crafted Mongolia trekking tours.
Our Mongolia treks explore spectacular and diverse scenery – classic routes combine with hidden trails through remote wilderness terrain. Some trips are short, some longer, some are full-on Mongolia trekking trips, some combine with horse riding, and others contain elements of trekking within the framework of a longer cultural overland journey.
The Altai Mountains : If you have enough time the western region along the Altai Mountains is famed for its stunning natural beauty. There are plenty of rivers and lakes here that you can follow as well.
Dominating the skyline for much of the trek are the twin peaks of Mount Kharkhiraa (4,037m/13,225ft) and Mount Turgen (3,965m/13,009ft) home range to snow leopards, ibex and wolves.
Lake Khuvsgul: Here you can easily follow the shores of the lake or hike along one of the many rivers which enter this massive freshwater hold.
8 Lakes: Choose one of the many rivers leading to any of these lakes. Hike along Khuis and Shireet Lakes or follow the Baruun, Suv, Khug, Tamch, Uliastai or Orkhon Rivers. Alternatively, you can just trek them all! There’s also great fishing around here.
Arkhangai Aimag: There are lots of treks to choose from around this incredibly scenic area. Consider following the Chulut River from Chulut Sum to Tariat, an excellent 120 km adventure that is truly off-the-beaten-path!
Terelj & Khan Khentii : Conveniently located 60-100km from Ulaanbaatar (depending on start point), the lesser-visited areas of Terelj - and beyond to the more remote hills of Khan Khentii - offer a conveniently accessible wilderness escape for anything from 2 days to 2 weeks. Trip suggestions – Trails of Terelj (short) or Eastern Explorer (longer) Scenery highlights - Mesozoic rock formations, undulating hills, nomadic families, lush wide valleys, rivers & streams, Khagiin Khar Lake, Burkhan Khaldun (sacred mountain of Chinggis Khaan - on bespoke longer treks only)
Our Equipment & Provisions
Your enjoyment, comfort and safety are of utmost importance to ART88 Travel. We pride ourselves in providing top quality equipment and provisions on all our Mongolia treks, so you can concentrate on what you came to Mongolia for – the riding.
Equipment- Some of our Mongolia treks have vehicle support to carry equipment, but some don’t, due to the remote expeditionary nature of our trips, so we provide pack horses or camels which carry equipment and provisions. There is usually 1 pack horse for every 2 guests. Robust saddle bags are provided, plus extra waterproof duffle-style bags are provided within to ensure certain things – rest mats, sleeping bags – remain dry under all circumstances. Plastic sheeting is also available to cover packhorses whilst on the move and to shelter equipment at camp in times of inclement weather.
Eating and Sleeping – We provide high-quality tents & rest mats, plus a dining tent on most trekking trips. A cook accompanies all trips, who dishes up 3 top quality hearty meals a day. A typical breakfast may include pancakes, porridge, bacon, bread & jam, juice, and tea and coffee. Lunches are packed and may include a sandwich, salad, cold noodle or rice dish, plus fruit, snacks and chocolate. Dinner is often a hearty meaty/noodle broth, a stew, stir-fry, barbecue or similar. Drinking water is provided by using a Katadyn water filter and/or boiling water from nearby fresh water streams, rivers and/or lakes. Sleeping bags are not provided, but can be hired for a small extra charge (including fresh linen liners)
Communications, Orientation & Safety - On any Mongolia trekking trip, where mobile communication and vehicle access is compromised, we provide a satellite phone for use in emergencies. Your guide will carry this and will be fully briefed on its usage. We also provide topographic maps of the area for reference and review purposes, and there may also be a GPS handset as well. For medical emergencies that do not require evacuation, we provide a fully-equipped Life Systems First Aid kit suitable to the trip type and group size.