At the heart of landscapes of a surprising variety, the file path in the winds has conquered the horizon … This journey of striking contrasts between trudge great steppes, meadows, hills, green mountains, taiga, lakes, volcanoes, sand dunes, rivers , waterfalls … It is a timeless journey into a mythical country … in the run between volcanoes and lakes, fades over time and the landscapes we leave here to conquer a space without limits … the freedom-loving traveler will here plenty of time to escape. Armed with GPS, motorized explorer proceed at its own pace giving free rein to his inspiration under the constant attention of the French guide Hiking Trail. Only Hiking Trail offers today this exceptional trip to the handlebars / driving of a machine all terrain suited to Mongolian areas. Power and excess, invisible forces and symbols animate these wilderness. Carried by the wind, the traveler leaves enchanted by the breathtaking beauty of nature, intoxicated by the fresh and transparent air of the steppes. This is truly an escape out of the ordinary that marks forever the traveler who love freedom and infinite spaces.
Besides the usual bike equipment:
- A helmet
- A pair of glasses mask iridium preferably
- A spare screen
- A pair of gloves
- A pair of leather boots
- Pants and jacket endurance, and all necessary protection to the practice of motorized hiking terrain
- Long sleeve shirt
- Sweater or sweatshirt
- Spare pants and shorts
- Lightweight shoes
- Personal medication (2-3 bandages, eye drops, immodium, ercefuryl, Nifluril …)
- A small notebook and pen to note the instructions of the daily briefing,
- GPS with handlebar bracket and power cable (or batteries).
DAY 1 – Arrival in Ulaanbaatar
Above Russia, the day arrives suddenly. The aircraft tore the azure … Bombarded by insistent onslaught of rising, the gold mirror Baikal explodes under our wings. The blazing rays ricochet to the clouds. The altimeter down. locked train, plane now teases endless peaks. In this ocean of greenery, a few furtive yurts seem like lost drifting rafts. Landing in Ulaanbaatar. Overnight at Bayangol or equivalent hotel.
DAY 2 – Oulan Bator – Khishig Undur – 270 km
The hearty breakfast is swallowed with the thoughts embedded in the steppes. Everyone jumps up … Consideration of vehicles. Right out of the capital, we are already engulfed in grassy areas. The first hundred kilometers march slowly on a sometimes broken tar tape and tricky. The adjoining meadow seems more welcoming, but beware sneaky ravines abound there. Mistrust ! Overnight camping.
DAY 3 – Khishig Undur – Hayrhan – 215 km
We approach the Arkhangai province. The mountain devours the plain gradually. The altitude increases in the more rugged landscapes. Overnight camping.
DAY 4 – Hayrhan – Khorgo – 240 km
A line of volcanoes some reaching more than two thousand meters announced our arrival in the reserve Khorgo. The village is nestled in the Khangai Mountains. The route jumped on meandering rivers with crystal clear water and fish, encrusted on the basalt walls, bypasses a lava flow. dream accommodation on the banks of the Grand Lac Blanc. All lit up over the surrounding landscape floats in an unreal clarity … From the top of the adjacent mountain, the show is magical. The setting enhances colors of a crater with sharp lips, and ignites the ripples of the lake to the horizon. Above its waters rich in salmon and pike Siberia, the colonies of wild geese and swans begin a last ballet. Overnight in yurts.
DAY 5 – Khorgo – Tsenkeriin – 250 km
Birds chirping. The day begins. Chimneys of our houses of felt and wood smoke slowly. The view is stunning. Each lunch in silence with eyes inlaid in this powerful nature. These images will remain anchored. After a few steps on the flanks of the volcano to the slopes dotted with caves and grottoes, and mystical place high in the region, a new vertiginous step ahead … The route elbowing between mountains whose streams feed many fords and in tough crossing. Overnight in yurts.
DAY 6 – Tsenkeriin – Tsenkeriin – Relaxation and tour around 60 km
Day dedicated to the review of material at rest and explore the area. yak herders settled in the lost valleys. horseback, nomads engage us for some friendly competition. The flowers lining the idyllic hills. Hot springs bubble behind our yurts. In the cool of the evening, the pool smoke, and after dinner, the evening continues with a long restful and relaxing bath. Overnight in yurts.
DAY 7 – Tsenkeriin – Kharakorum – 190 km
We concur the ancient capital of the empire of Genghis Khan. Overnight in yurts.
DAY 8 – Kharakorum – Zagal – 110 km
The Orkhon Valley breaks into deep faults. The route follows the winding course of this turbulent river. Overnight in yurts.
DAY 9 – Zagal – Ulan Bator – 280 km
Turning a last hill, the capital suddenly arises. Overnight at Bayangol or equivalent hotel.
DAY 10 – Ulaanbaatar
Free day … Transfer to the airport. Fly to Europe.
- in twin rooms or bivouacs or yurts from the evening of the first day through the morning of the last day
- lunches and dinners from the evening of the first day through the morning of the last day
- The complete track of the itinerary
- Matresses and tents for the bivouacs
- on motorcycle
- Logistics attendant for luggage transport
- One interpreter
- Fuel for the motorcycle