Golden Eagle Festival2022-06-13T04:34:52+00:00

Golden Eagle Festival

We will leave Ulaanbaatar in time for the Golden Eagle Hunting Festival in Olgii. Daytime temperatures will be from -1 C to 10 C so cold weather riders – this is for you! This one-way route flows with the hilly and mountainous side of Mongolia with a rest day at the relaxing Tsenger Hot Springs.We leave the bikes in Olgii and fly back to UB at the end of our tour (included).

This ride is guided and fully supported. Available bikes are enduro style 250cc – 690cc with models from Husqvarna, KTM, Honda, and Suzuki. 800cc UTV’s (side by side) are also available. (1,770 kms plus optional 240 kms around Olgii).

 

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USD $6,995

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DURATION

15

DISTANCE 1770 km / 1100 mi

PAVED 75%

GRAVEL 25%

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ITINERARY
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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

PRICES AND DATES

Prices

USD $6,995 with BMW F750GS and shared accommodation

OPTIONS

  • USD $6,995 (with motorcycle)

  • USD $7,915 (with UTV & solo driver)

  • USD $6,095 (with UTV & two drivers sharing)

  • Single room supplement USD +$1,150

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Includes

  • All highlights as noted

  • 14 nights accommodation (4 hotel, 10 ger camp)

  • All meals

  • Local guide on motorcycle

  • Renedian guide on motorcycle

  • Chase truck for carrying luggage

  • Mechanic on tour with spare motorcycle
  • Park entrance fees and tolls
  • Internal flight from Olgii to Ulaanbaatar
  • Airport transfers
  • Motorcycle rental with basic insurance
  • Dedicated office staff for trip planning
  • Road book for day-to-day routing
  • The BEST welcome pack in the motorcycle touring world!
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Excludes

  • Visas, pre-trip medical items, trip & medical insurance
  • Personal travel to or from Tour
  • Lunches and dinners on rest days
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Fuel
  • Staff and local guide gratuities

Dates

2022
September 20 – October 4 | Open

2023
September 26 – October 10 | Open

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Ulaanbaatar
Arrival.
No riding.

After a local Buddhist monastery visit we head out to the Genghis Khan Statue Complex. In 2008, a gigantic statue of Genghis Khan riding on horseback was erected on the bank of the Tuul River at Tsonjin Boldog, 54 kms east of the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar, where according to legend, he found a golden whip. The statue is 40 meters tall and wrapped in 250 tons of gleaming stainless steel. The statue is symbolically pointed east towards his birthplace. Back in the city we will attend a cultural show in the early evening and quick meal at a local restaurant will finish off this day. Overnight in very nice hotel downtown.

DAY 2

Kharkhorin
300kms.
Accommodation in ger camp.

We have a full day ride from Ulaanbaatar, getting off the road quickly outside the city of UB and following a wide, rolling wide river valley, stopping at Hustai National Park for lunch, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Przewalski’s horse, the worlds only true wild horse that were re-introduced in the park after near extinction in late 1950’s.

A combination of paved and dirt roads will bring us to Kharkhorin, an ancient capital city of Khubilai Khan, a grandson of Genghis Khan. Overnight in ger camp.

DAY 3

Erdene Zuu Monastery
200kms.
Accommodation in ger camp.

Morning visit to the Erdene Zuu monastery which was one of the largest monasteries in Mongolia before it was been destroyed by the Communist regime to repress religion. Today the monastery is active and holds around 100 monks. A bit of paved roads and we get back onto track, hopping from hill top to hill top until we reach Tsenkher hot springs. We should expect some shallow river crossings today. Overnight in gers beside the hot springs.

DAY 4

Tsenkher Hot Springs
Off day
Accommodation in ger camp

Rest day to rest, maintain bikes, laundry and explore the area on local horses if you wish. Overnight in gers beside the hot springs.

DAY 5

Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake
290km

We will use a combination of paved roads and track to get us to the high (2060m) Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake (Great White Lake) for our evening stop. If we arrive early enough, we could get hiking up to the Khorgo volcano crater, or rent horses for an easier time. Overnight in ger camp.

DAY 6

Khangai Mountain Range
260km

We cross the Khangai mountain range today, peaking at 2600m and the Solongot pass, one of Mongolia’s greatest passes. We will crest it on the way to the lumber and berry village of Tosontsengel, Mongolias coldest spot where it normally dips below -45C in winter. The valleys arround it are magnificent – tranquil and serene. Overnight in a simple, local hotel.

DAY 7

Zavkhan Grasslands
250km

From Tosontsengel and the Ider river valley the track will continue with dirt roads through the plains of Zavkhan province into vast grass lands. We will stop at Telmen, an alpine lake and arrive into the Songino village in the afternoon. Overnight in a simple, local hotel.

DAY 8

Altai Mountains
230km

Today we take another riding day towards west to Altai Mountains, our dirt ride trek goes into valley of the great lakes, arriving Uvs Lake’s southern shore. Our ger camp will be beside the lake, and our cool time of year for this visit should keep the bugs at bay. Overnight in ger camp.

DAY 9

Shaazgai Lake
190km

Khyargas Lake is a salt lake, and at over 2300 km2, the second largest lake in western Mongolia. In the morning we can explore the lake then return to ger camp for lunch. This afternoons track goes into trans-Altai semi-desert plains, and passes ancient stone tombs and stone monuments that dates back to 6-8 Century A.D. We arrive at Shaazgai Lake where we overnight in gers of local families. In the evening we relax and enjoy a folk performance of the local people.

DAY 10

Olgii
200km

Today we ride to Bayan-Ulgii province along the Hovd river and via Achit Lake, arriving in Olgii, and transferring to a private ger camp in Khatuu river valley. Overnight in ger camp.

DAY 11

Tsambagarav  Mountain Eagle Hunters
50km

We take a day trip to Tsambagarav Mountain Eagle Hunters and spend time in the homes of the eagle hunters to witness their preparation for Eagle Hunters Festival. We return in the afternoon. Overnight in ger camp.

DAY 12

Golden Eagle Festival
(optional 150km)
Overnight in ger camp

Day 1 of the Golden Eagle Festival. Another optional ride if you want to miss a bit of the festival is to go up to the Russian border. Overnight in ger camp.

DAY 13

Festival Day

Day 2 of the Golden Eagle Festival. Overnight in ger camp.

DAY 14

Fly to Ulaanbaatar

Our flight back to Ulaanbaatar will likely get us back to the capitol city in the early afternoon, so we can spend a few hours doing our last minute shopping before our last group dinner. Overnight in very nice hotel downtown.

DAY 15

Fly Out

Fly out. After breakfast your driver will take you to the airport, bringing your Mongolia experience to a close

VOICE OF EXPERIENCE

George Revington Rides to Mongolia’s Golden Eagle Festival

When George Revington returned to riding ten years ago, he was looking for something to stretch his comfort zone. Since then he’s motorcycled in Patagonia, Peru, Chili, Switzerland, Germany, [...]

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