Khan Khentii and Black Lake Trail

5.0 (7)
10 days 9 nights
Mongolia
Difficulty
Extreme
Comfort
Basic
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

This horse expedition will take you completely off the beaten path, with all your gear being carried by a pack horse. Prepare for a complete immersion in nature.

The journey will begin in Terelj National Park and take you to the Khan Khentii Protected Area. Khan Khentii spans over 1.2 million hectares of land and is nearly uninhabited by humans. This is an ideal habitat for wildlife and endangered species like the brown bear. Along the way, you will make a stop at the remote Khagiin Khar Nuur, also known as Black Lake. This glacial lake, with a depth of 20 meters, is nestled within the Khentii mountains and surrounded by forest. 

Every evening, you will set up your tents in picturesque locations away from crowds and have the chance to enjoy activities like playing cards or singing around the campfire with your guides.

The price displayed is for groups 4-5 people. 2-3 people: $2450, 1 person: $2600.

from US$ 2 300
per tourist for 10 days
Departing from
Ulaanbaatar
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Photo Anujin M.
Anujin M. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
My journey began with a dream to explore the world, starting with my beloved Mongolia. Having almost completed this adventure, I transitioned into the role of a social media marketer at our company in 2019. It's been a thrilling experience to witness the joy and excitement in the eyes of my guests as they discover the pristine landscapes and immerse themselves in our captivating history. At our company, trust and reliability are our cornerstones. We strive to provide an experience that's not just about visiting places, but about forging connections with the heart of Mongolia. It's an honor to introduce travelers to the raw beauty and rich heritage of my native land. Welcome to Mongolia, a land where ancient history meets untouched wilderness. As the proud owner of a family travel tourism company, my love for exploration and showcasing the beauty of my homeland runs deep. Having traversed the vast landscapes and absorbed the rich history myself, I understand the yearning for authentic, secure travel experiences.

Tour highlights

Meet a Nomadic Family
Go to Gorkhi Terelj National Park to meet a nomadic family
Visit Khan Khentii
This wild land is almost inhabited by humans
Black Lake
Spend a day of this expedition hiking by this beautiful forest lake

Route details

Day 1
Terelj National Park

Our adventure begins as we leave our camp in the morning. We use a car to travel to Terelj National Park. Once we arrive at Terelj, we meet a local nomadic family and get our horses ready for the trip. Our expedition starts as we make our way towards the East Bayan mountain. We will spend the night in tents.

Day 2
Khavirga Pass
Day 3
Altan Ulgii Mountains
Day 4
Khagiin Khar Nuur
Day 5
Leisure Day at Lake
Day 6
Jalman Mountain
Day 7
Khan Khentii National Park
Day 8
Terelj River Valley
Day 9
Tuul River Valley
Day 10
Back in the Terelj National Park
Difficulty
Extreme
Tour provider's comments

Each day, you will ride about 30 to 40km (4-6hr). Part of the track might be difficult, especially when riding in hidden trails such as muddy meadows or crossing rivers. But don’t worry, some route will be much easier with dried valleys and forested mountains.

Tack: A mix between Western and Mongolian.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Basic
Tent
9 nights
9 nights
Tents

Tickets to group meeting place

Group meeting place
Ulaanbaatar
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Included

  • transportation;
  • guiding and interpreting service;
  • meals as per itinerary;
  • all entrance fee;
  • camping equipment;
  • helmets;
  • saddles;
  • horse fees.

Extras

  • flight;
  • personal equipment;
  • optional activity cost;
  • excess baggage charges;
  • alcoholic drinks;
  • travel insurance;
  • health insurance;
  • tips and personal expenses.

Group size

up to 10 tourists

Duration

10 days
9 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Please bring your own riding clothes. Helmets will be provided.

We highly recommend that you bring waterproof bags for all your belongings, as the tents and packing bags provided are not waterproof. It's important to be prepared for rain and riding through rivers and deep mud. Additionally, it's advisable to bring your own sleeping bag and insulation mat. Lastly, don't forget to bring a water filter for your trip.

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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 7 reviews
  • TL
    tom linnington
    29 Oct, 2023
    about provider
    Well what a surprise, I had a wonderful time too, despite the short duration of my stay! It provided me with a good glimpse into the life of Mongol/nomads. The team was well organized; the family team was hospitable, and I was impressed by the thoroughness and attention to detail of the business.It was the perfect introduction to Mongolia and horseback riding! All the best.
    29 Oct, 2023
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    Luke
    7 Sep, 2023
    about provider
    Thank you so much for your excellent organisation and assistance with us novice riders. I also want to express my gratitude to Mendee for maintaining the camp and Baynaa for her fantastic cooking and lovely smiles. This experience has been a major highlight of my journey and a significant moment in my life. I look forward to the possibility of seeing all of you again in the near future.
    7 Sep, 2023
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    Emurph4
    22 Jun, 2023
    about provider
    My wife and I had an incredible experience, one of the best we've ever had. It was a bit challenging for me, riding 30-40 km daily, and my wife is more experienced than me. Despite that, I enjoy challenges and this was just what I needed after two years of city life in Korea. Under the guidance of Rinston, our three-person team took care of all the arrangements and constantly checked in with us to ensure we were comfortable with the tasks. We are already thinking about returning to ride with this team again in the future.
    22 Jun, 2023

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