Fishing and discovering in Arkhangai

Mongolia is a dream destination for fishing lovers, with its several wild and fish-riched streams. This tour will lead you to Arkhangai, where fishing lovers will try to catch lenok trouts and graylings, or even a small taimen, while the other ones will enjoy the beauties of the area and discover the nomadic way of life.

Perfect for fishermen/women who want to travel with their family or persons who don't fish.

Day 1Arrival in Ulan Bator and visit of the city

  • Arrival at the airport, meeting with our driver. Transfer to your hotel, settling in, and rest.

  • Appointment at 12 o'clock at your hotel with your guide. He will take you in the restaurant of your choice.

  • Let's immerse ourselves in the heart of the Mongolian history, in the wonderful National History Museum. Three floors of a rich, glorious, violent and noble past, from prehistory to Soviet period, including the creation of the great Mongolian Empire by Genghis Khan.

  • Walk in the centre of Ulan-Bator. Discovery of Gengis Khan Square and the House of Parliament.

  • At 18 o' clock, Mongolian traditional show at Tumen Ekh : folkloric dances, contortion, and of course khoomi, the overtone singing.

Day 2Observing Przewalski's horses

Ulan Bator - Khustai national park

  • Visit of Gandantegchinlen Monastery. In the morning, lamas get together to pray. They will answer your questions at the Mongolian Buddhist Centre.

  • Journey to Khustai Reserve that houses the Przewalski horses (takh). Twilight is the best moment to observe them. We'll walk until the river where they drink, and observe them with no fear to bother.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Hotel Nine
Lunch: Made by your team
Dinner: Khustai camp
Accommodation: Khustai camp

Day 3Fishing pike in Lake Ogii

Khustai national park - Ogii lake

  • We go towards Lake Ögii. We'll spend the end of the day near the banks and will try to catch a pike. Nestled in the heart of the steppe, this small fish-riched lake attracts many migratory birds that birds lovers will observe at leisure.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Khustai camp
Lunch: Picnic from the camp
Dinner: Ogii camp
Accommodation: Ogii camp
Tamir river

Day 4 - 5Fishing trout in the Tamir River

Ogii lake - Tamir river

  • We go towards Northwest to settle on the banks of the Tamir River where we'll spend two days moving along the river. We can catch .

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Ogii camp (4)
Breakfast: Made by your team (5)
Lunch: Picnic from the camp (4)
Lunch: Made by your team (5)
Dinner: Made by your team
Accommodation: tent camping
Tamir river
1h 30m-50km
3h 30m-100km

Day 6 - 7Fishing taimen in the Chuluut River

Tamir river - Tsetserleg

  • Stop at Tsetserleg, small lovely village nested in mountains of larches. We'll buy fresh supplies at the local market and visit Zayan Gegeen Museum.

Tsetserleg - Chuluut river

  • We go towards the Chuluut River where we'll settle our camp for two days. We'll walk along the river to try to catch a small taimen, but catch and release only.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Made by your team
Lunch: Made by your team
Dinner: Made by your team
Accommodation: tent camping

Day 8 - 9Lakes and volcanos area

Chuluut river - Terkhiin Tsagaan national park

  • Road to Khorgo – Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur Natural Park that is located 2060 metres (1,28 mile) above sea level. This lake, called "the great white lake", and its whole volcanic surroundings, are the emblematic area of the province of Arkhangai. The waters of the lake are full of fish and it's possible to fish if you wish.

Day 9

  • Hiking along the banks of the lake. We go towards Southeast where Khorgo Volcano reaches its highest point at 2240 metres (1,39 mile). (Easy) ascent of the volcano. From the top, we enjoy a splendid view of the lake and the surrounding hills. Nearby the volcano, stunning lava flows form an original landscape never seen up to now.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Made by your team (8, 9)
Breakfast: Maikhan Tolgoi (9)
Lunch: Made by your team (8, 9)
Lunch: Picnic from the camp (9)
Accommodation: Maikhan Tolgoi

Day 10Relaxing in the sot springs

Terkhiin Tsagaan national park - Tsenkher hot springs

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Made by your team
Breakfast: Maikhan Tolgoi
Lunch: Local restaurant
Accommodation: Shiveet Mankhan

Day 11 - 12Among nomads in Orkhon Valley

Tsenkher hot springs - Tovkhon monastery

  • Journey to Orkhon Valley. Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the valley is a land of nomadism and many breeders set their summer camp there.

  • Visit of Tovkhon Monastery. Vehicles can't go until the top of Öndör Ulaan Hill and we will walk until there to discover Tovkhon Ermitage, where Zanabazar, the first religious leader of Mongolia, created the Soyombo alphabet. The monastery is located 2312 metres (1,44 mile) above the sea level and from that place we'll have a wonderful view of the whole Khangai range. We'll picnic in exceptional surroundings, facing Orkhon Valley.

Day 11

  • Visit of Ulan Tsutgalaan falls, white flood flowing on the black stone, transformed in rainbow by a short sunray… These 16-metres (52,49 feet) falls are just magic ! They were formed 20.000 years ago, as a result of a unique combination of earthquakes and volcano eruptions.

Day 12

  • Day 11Day 12

    Stay at herders' from the valley. During your stay, you will discover their way of life and you will be proposed many activities, such as milking, making traditional dairy products, or rounding up the animals with a horse.

    You will also attend the preparation of a Mongolian barbecue that you will enjoy with yours hosts.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Shiveet Mankhan (11)
Breakfast: Made by your team (12)
Lunch: Picnic from the camp (11)
Lunch: Made by your team (12)
Dinner: made by the family (11)
3h 30m-130km
1h 30m-110km

Day 13Change of scene in the mini-Gobi

Orkhon valley - Kharkhorin

  • Journey to Kharkhorin, the former capital of Mongolia. The legendary city of Genghis Khan was founded in 1220 and was one of the stages of the silk road. The Mongolian Empire was governed from this city until Kubilai Khan set up the capital in Beijing. Today, there are only a few vestiges left of the former capital.

  • Visit of Erdene Zuu Monastery, built in 1586 by a nomad prince. The Chinese and Tibetan-inspired buildings are surrounded with 108 sacred stupas. Visit of the Museum of Kharkhorin.

  • We arrive at the splendid rocky formations of Khogno Khan. Discovery of the park : semidesert steppes, taiga, stunning rocky formations, 80-kilometre (49,71 miles) long sand dunes, are characteristic of this arid area nicknamed "Mini-Gobi".

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Made by your team
Lunch: Local restaurant
Dinner: Eden camp
Accommodation: Eden camp
4h 30m-280km

Day 14Back to the Mongolian capital

Khogno Khan - Ulan Bator

  • Walk until Erdene Khambiin Monastery. "Monk Erdene's Monastery" dates from 17th century and was built in the mountain. Zanabazar built it in honour of his teacher, monk Erdene.

  • Back to Ulan-Bator. Last herds of wild horses crossing the road outside our dumbfounded eyes, last yurts smoking far away, the steppe will be with us until the last moment.

    Arrival in town and settling in at your hotel, where you can rest a few moments.

  • Rest of the day free. With our guide, you can go and shop in the centre of the city.

Flight back

Day 15Have a nice journey and see you soon !

  • Breakfast at the hotel. We go with you to the international airport of Ulan Bator. The transfer can be organized at the time you want, according to the schedule of your flight.

duration 15 days. International flight not included.

from 1390€ (per person)

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