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HIKING AND TREKKING IN WESTERN MONGOLIA

Western Mongolia brings awesome hiking and trekking places and opportunities to nature lovers. Its diverse wilderness runs along the Khangai and the Altai Mountain range. Between the north-western end of the Khangai Mountains and the western summit of the Altai Mountains, it passes through the Great Mongol Sands National Park and Kharhiraa-Turgen Mountain National Park. The vast majority of the 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 most remote places in the country.

With some of the most off-the-beaten-track routes, you can choose from a wide range of locations to challenge yourself and bring you closer to the culture and wilderness of Mongolia. Our responsible travel guidelines have been developed to ensure our treks to have a 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 pack horses or camels, your presence on one of our trekking trips means that you are helping the local community to grow and to develop itself both economically and environmentally.

Gobi Mountain Lake offers journeys for all levels of trekkers, from the beginners to the pros, from a small and moderate hike to a challenging trek. Our treks and hikes will take you to some of Mongolia’s most remote and beautiful locations.

TREK AMONG THE PEACEFUL LAKES AND HOLY MOUNTAINS

TREK AMONG THE PEACEFUL LAKES AND HOLY MOUNTAINS

From mountainous peaks to the holy lakes and cascading waterfalls, it’s an inspiring way to get deep into the remote backcountry. The entire treks are filled with incredible scenery and potentially quite a few wildlife spotting occasions. This is sightseeing and adventure full of great moments will provide just enough relaxation in between. You will get off the beaten path to discover hidden areas, observe wildlife, be amazed by the surrounding glaciers, tranquil lakes, mountain rivers, misty waterfalls, and an amazing cliff called by the locals "Deer Jumping Canyon". High passes with great views, magical lakes, rocky gorges, waterfalls, remote valleys: this trek has everything.

TREKKING INTO KHARKHIRAA TURGEN MOUNTAINS

It’s no easy feat, but it will reward you with jaw-dropping views over the glaciers, tumbling valleys, and, of course, Mount Kharhiraa itself. This unique mountain formation is one of the utmost highlights of this amazing trek and spending the night in the wilderness will give you a once in a lifetime experience. This is an area of alpine lakes, swift mountain streams, vast glaciers, and expansive grasslands. The pleasant trek to the Goojuur Waterfall introduces us to a great first hike in order to acclimatize. You will 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 Kharhiraa massif where we will uncover the many lakes surrounding the site.

TREKKING INTO KHARKHIRAA TURGEN MOUNTAINS
GREAT MONGOL SANDS NATIONAL PARK TREK

GREAT MONGOL SANDS NATIONAL PARK TREK

The timeless spirit of Mongolia can be found amid its rolling sand dunes and endless deserts. If you always dreamed to experience great sand dunes, this journey will push you over the edge. We have crafted here the perfect cocktail of western Mongolia's most dramatic sights. Wander through the sand dunes, dine together with a wonderful view over the stretching desert, and sleep at the sand camp. Trekking here leads you through the unique rock formations and across the enormous sand dunes of the Great Mongol Sands National Park. The enormous sand dunes of western Mongolia is an enthralling destination of breathtaking landscapes—the desert, the mountains, the sand rivers, immense dunes, lakes —and the fascinating lifestyle of the western Mongolian nomads. Dedicating days to experience the western Mongolia desert allows you to truly switch off from civilization. Emulate the nomadic existence. Lose yourself into the rhythm 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 wonders of the desert.

SAND DUNE RIVER

This breathtaking safari takes you on a sweeping tour of the natural wonders and diverse wildlife only 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). That one is the only source of water in the 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 edge 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.

SAND DUNE RIVER
THE ROCKIES OF WESTERN GOBI

THE ROCKIES OF WESTERN GOBI

The Western Rockies and its 108 Caves represent the jewel of the Great Mongol Sands National Park. Rising high above the endless desert, Western Rockies looks almost ethereal and otherworldly. Described as a “floating Gobi Rockies”, it is without a doubt one of the most beautiful mountains of the Gobi. The western Rockies 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.

GREAT HIKES IN INCREDIBLE PLACES WILL BE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIPS. TO BRING ALL YOUR SENSE ON THE PATHS