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HIKING AND TREKKING

ULTIMATE HIKING AND TREKKING THROUGH THE UNTOUCHED NATURE OF WESTERN MONGOLIA

FROM THE WILDS OF WESTERN GOBI DESERT TO THE HIGH TRAILS OF THE ALTAI MOUNTAINS AND THE HOLY LAKES, OUR HIKING AND TREKKING ADVENTURES ARE DESIGNED FOR THOSE WHO PREFER A HEARTY HIKE OVER A SCENIC DRIVE. OUR TREKKING LEADERS GUIDE YOU ACROSS UNTAMED MONGOLIA'S MOST SPECTACULAR LANDSCAPES

HIKING AND TREKKING IN WESTERN MONGOLIA

Western Mongolia pleases the best hiking and trekking opportunities in Mongolia. This diverse wilderness trek - runs in the Hangai and Altai Mountain range of western Mongolia. Between the north-western end of the Hangai Mountains and the western summit of the Altai Mountains, it passes through Great Mongol Sand Dunes National Park and Harhiraa-Turgen Mountain National Park. The vast majority of the western Mongolian trek is situated within the designated wilderness and lies almost entirely at or above 5,000-8,000 feet (1,500-2,400 m) in elevation. The trek has been described as Mongolia's most undiscovered trail and one of the remotest treks in the country. 

With some of the most off-the-beaten-track trekking opportunities, you can choose from a range of mindful treks to challenging treks designed to bring you closer to the culture and wilderness of a country. Our responsible travel guidelines have been developed to ensure our trekkers travel with minimal impact on the culture, environment, and community, saving the beauty of this nature for future generations and travelers. Whether it’s camping in semi-permanent campsites to discourage logging in western Mongolian high mountains, sand dunes, to hiring local guides, porters, cooks, and caring horses-camels, your presence on one of our trekking trips means that you are helping the local community grow and develop both economically and environmentally. 

Gobi Mountain Lake's Western Mongolia trekking offers from beginners to pros, from a moderate hike to challenging trekking. Our trekking & hiking adventures take you to some of Mongolia’s most remote and beautiful locations. 

TREK THE TRANQUIL LAKES AND HOLY MOUNTAINS

From mountainous peaks to holy lakes and cascading waterfalls, it’s an inspiring way to get deep into the remote backcountry. The entire trek is filled with incredible scenery and hopefully quite a few wildlife sightings. This is sightseeing and adventure galore with just enough relaxation in between. You will get off the beaten path to discover the hidden areas, view wildlife, witness glaciers, tranquil lakes, mountain rivers, misty waterfalls and an amazing cliff which called by locals as "deer jumping cliff". High passes with great views, magical lakes, rocky gorges, waterfalls, remote valleys - this trek have everything.

TREK THE TRANQUIL LAKES AND HOLY MOUNTAINS

HARHIRAA & TURGEN MOUNTAINS

It’s no easy feat, but it will reward you with jawdropping views of glaciers, tumbling valleys and, of course, Mount Harhiraa itself. This mountain tented life is one of the utmost highlights of this amazing trek and spends the night in the wilderness that gives incredible experience. This is an area of alpine lakes, swift mountain streams, vast glaciers, and expansive grasslands. The pleasant trek to the Goojuur Waterfall pleases us great hike to help with your easy acclimatization. You'll venture along the mountain trail, feeling close to both the surrounding holy lakes and the giant mountains that fascinate this area. We trek across the sacred valleys of Harhiraa massif where we will do a great hike up to the many lakes. 

HARHIRAA & TURGEN MOUNTAINS

GREAT MONGOL SAND DUNES NATIONAL PARK TREK

The timeless spirit of Mongolia can be found amid its rolling sand dunes and endless deserts. If you've always wanted to experience great sand dunes, this journey will push you over the edge. We’ve crafted the perfect cocktail of western Mongolia's most dramatic sights.

Wander through sand dunes, dine on dates in a desert front sand mountain, and sleep in the sand camp. Trekking here leads you through the unique rock formations and across the enormous sand dunes of Great Mongol Els sand dunes National Park. 

The enormous sand dunes in western Mongolia is an enthralling destination of breathtaking landscapes—the desert, the mountains, the sand rivers, immense dunes, sand dune lake—and the fascinating lifestyle of nomadic people. Dedicating days to experience the western Mongolia desert allows you to truly switch off from civilization. Emulate the nomadic existence. Lose yourself into the daily routine of the trek, and what we consider to be the luxuries of desert life; establishing wild camps, dining on the dune, enjoying sunset & cocktail party, the night skies and the natural wonder of the desert environment.

GREAT MONGOL SAND DUNES NATIONAL PARK TREK

WESTERN ROCKIES

The Rocky Mountains of 108 Caves is in many ways the jewel of Great Mongol Els sand dunes National Park's stunning formation. Rising high above the endless desert, Mount Ikh Hairhan looks almost ethereal and otherworldly. Described as a “floating Gobi Rockies”, it is without a doubt one of the most beautiful mountains in the Gobi. The Mount Ikh Hairhan trek offers a plethora of options based on your experience. The 400m cliff walls are scale-able only by experienced mountaineers. The good news for hikers is that there is also a ramp-like trail that leads to the top. It leads you past stunning natural rock Bowles, huge Gate Rock and undiscovered large caves. 

WESTERN ROCKIES

GREAT SAND DUNE RIVER TREKKING

This breathtaking safari takes you on a sweeping tour of the natural wonders and diverse wildlife to be found in arid western Mongolia. An epic desert trek through some of the least visited parts of the big sand dunes in Mongolia, including the Sand Dune River (an oasis). The Sand Dune River is the only source of water in this region. It creates an oasis along its banks - a winding band of green surrounded by the lunar-like landscape of the Western Mongolia Desert. This is unique trekking into the sand mountain river, where the extremity of the environment is countered by the intense beauty of the rolling dunes and flowing river. Walking barefoot towards the starting point is a little piece of paradise where the river flows under the tall sand mountain. 

GREAT SAND DUNE RIVER TREKKING

Hiking and Trekking

TOURS

HIGH DESERT-SAND MOUNTAIN HIKES AND GREAT LODGE IN A MAGNIFICENT LAND