Day 1: Arrive Mongolia, meet the team and route introduction.
Day 2: From Ulaanbaatar to Rashaant (261 km). The first day is a relatively long day on packed dirt roads to the west, after an early start from our camp in UB. As the condition of the road will vary considerably, this day is time to get used to the bike and get a bit of saddle conditioning. The destination is Rashaant.
Day 3: From Rashaant to Kharhorin (105 km). After a leisurely start we leave for Kharhorin, where there is a Monastery and other points of interest. Last tarmac for awhile. At Kharhorin there is a Tourist information Centre and sites of Paleolithic findings.
Day 4: From Kharhorin to Tariat (274 km). After an early breakfast, we head to the North West. After Tsetserlelg the trail crosses two river valleys and low hills to Tariet. The ride to Tariat all off road from now. Arrive at Tariat National Park - home of the Volcano with the crater lake.
Day 5: Rest and exploring day. Pre-conditioning for the tough ride the next day. Explore the area and hone the riding skills in this difficult terrain.
Day 6: From Tariat to Jargalant (84 km). The shortest but hardest ride of the journey - through the national park and around the volcano - all cross country to the town of Jargalant. Try the thermal springs and take a long soak after the ride. The river Ider is joined here by two smaller mountain streams.
Day 7: From Jargalant to Moron (204 km). This is a comparatively easy ride through valleys of grassland and across the Bulnayan Nuruu (mountain range), to the city of Moron - the biggest in the north of the country and the gateway way to Lake Hovsgol. We stop at Moron to refuel and stock up.
Day 8: From Moron to Hovsgol Camp (147 km). Up at a leisurely time for the ride to our camp on Hovsgol Lake. Here we will spend 2 nights, resting and recreating. One part of the journey, crossing a dry river bed will take some time but the rest is a straight forward easy ride.
Day 9: Rest and exploring day. Camp is on the edge of the Lake where the water is clear enough to see through and pure enough to drink. The lake is 130 km long and 30km at its widest point. A ferry makes a daily trip to the northern end of the lake to the town of Hanh, the northern-most town in Mongolia and on the border to Russian Siberia. Easy rides to explore the area or just take it easy at the camp.
Day 10: From Hatgal Camp to River Camp (225 km). An early start as we retrace our track back to Moron and onto a river camp in the Selenge Valley.
Day 11: From Selenge River camp to Bulgan (252 km). Heading east we leave the Selenge River valley and head for the hills. This day involves a lot of mountain climbing and river crossings.
Day 12: From Bulgan to Bayanhangay (229 km). More mountains and rivers. Skills should be very high by now.
Day 13: From Bayanhangay to Ulaanbaatar (113 km). The last day of riding is an easy one - Packed dirt to the city. Return to Ulaanbaatar in time for dinner. The total journey takes 12 days (with 2 rest days) and covers 1894 km at an average of 190 km per day.
Day 14: Depart Mongolia.
- Fleet 10 Kawasaki KLX 250's, 4 Yamaha 250 WRF's and 6 450's
- As an adventure tour itinerary, accommodation and routes may have to be changed due to local conditions, for example depending on seasons rivers may run deeper forcing a route change.
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