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THE MAJESTY OF THE MONGOLIAN MOUNTAINS

                


 

THE RIVER VALLEY DESTINATION
  
THE GREEN GEM OF THE WEST

Khoojuul is where the Tarvagatai mountains flourish with their best greens, grass, meadows full of flowers, riverside bushes and trees, and with all the thick grass-like carpet, and noisy mountain rivers flowing. The combination of all of this incredible environment creates a unique and beautiful biosphere. It is a very narrow valley meaning “driftwood”, as the result of the flash floods coming from the heavy rains above the mountains, carrying away trunks of wood by the river downstream. 
This rich valley is a staple for the nomads, and not far away from one of the main highways, it was a natural place for woodworking during the socialist time. Now tree felling has ceased, it is still an iconic place for the wooden furniture and structures used for the Ger in the whole country. Many nomads are here, because of such a soft and fertile ground, with its beautiful green carpet grass, and rich water. This rich valley was always the continuity and the birth of nomads and their animals, the source of life for many individuals. And for foreigners, it is always a pleasure to be in close proximity with the nomads in this entire region, facing incredible nature. A definite ideal spot for an outpost to be set up, for a great relaxing moment, and to appreciate the rich culture of the pastoral nomadic lifestyle. Therefore, the river nomad adventures will bring the best scenic experiences with easy treks to the surrounding mountains, and in front of busy running nomadic life, always with the curiosity and the smile of the herders. This is one of the prime locations of Gobi Mountain Lake western’s adventures, great in-between rest and exploration, and an authentic visit to discover the horse breeders of the region. Here we stay for a shorter amount of time compared to the other locations, but it doesn’t make the experience any less: because it represents a transition between two of the main discoveries. It is then the perfect location to rest from after the first one, and a soft transition to prepare for the next.

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OVERVIEW

Khojuul Destination: Located in Zavkhan province north of Uliastai town, this place is dwelling to beautiful verdant mountains, luxuriant forests, grassland with flowers, rivers, and lakes. 

From Ulaanbaatar city / 1100km, north west From Uliastai town 3 hours drive / 196km

THE RIVER VALLEY DESTINATION
 
THE GREEN GEM OF THE WEST

Khoojuul is where the Tarvagatai mountains flourish with their best greens, grass, meadows full of flowers, riverside bushes and trees, and with all the thick grass-like carpet, and noisy mountain rivers flowing. The combination of all of this incredible environment creates a unique and beautiful biosphere. It is a very narrow valley meaning “driftwood”, as the result of the flash floods coming from the heavy rains above the mountains, carrying away trunks of wood by the river downstream. 
This rich valley is a staple for the nomads, and not far away from one of the main highways, it was a natural place for woodworking during the socialist time. Now tree felling has ceased, it is still an iconic place for the wooden furniture and structures used for the Ger in the whole country. Many nomads are here, because of such a soft and fertile ground, with its beautiful green carpet grass, and rich water. This rich valley was always the continuity and the birth of nomads and their animals, the source of life for many individuals. And for foreigners, it is always a pleasure to be in close proximity with the nomads in this entire region, facing incredible nature. A definite ideal spot for an outpost to be set up, for a great relaxing moment, and to appreciate the rich culture of the pastoral nomadic lifestyle. Therefore, the river nomad adventures will bring the best scenic experiences with easy treks to the surrounding mountains, and in front of busy running nomadic life, always with the curiosity and the smile of the herders. This is one of the prime locations of Gobi Mountain Lake western’s adventures, great in-between rest and exploration, and an authentic visit to discover the horse breeders of the region. Here we stay for a shorter amount of time compared to the other locations, but it doesn’t make the experience any less: because it represents a transition between two of the main discoveries. It is then the perfect location to rest from after the first one, and a soft transition to prepare for the next.

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THE RIVER VALLEY DESTINATION
  
THE GREEN GEM OF THE WEST

Khoojuul is where the Tarvagatai mountains flourish with their best greens, grass, meadows full of flowers, riverside bushes and trees, and with all the thick grass-like carpet, and noisy mountain rivers flowing. The combination of all of this incredible environment creates a unique and beautiful biosphere. It is a very narrow valley meaning “driftwood”, as the result of the flash floods coming from the heavy rains above the mountains, carrying away trunks of wood by the river downstream. 
This rich valley is a staple for the nomads, and not far away from one of the main highways, it was a natural place for woodworking during the socialist time. Now tree felling has ceased, it is still an iconic place for the wooden furniture and structures used for the Ger in the whole country. Many nomads are here, because of such a soft and fertile ground, with its beautiful green carpet grass, and rich water. This rich valley was always the continuity and the birth of nomads and their animals, the source of life for many individuals. And for foreigners, it is always a pleasure to be in close proximity with the nomads in this entire region, facing incredible nature. A definite ideal spot for an outpost to be set up, for a great relaxing moment, and to appreciate the rich culture of the pastoral nomadic lifestyle. Therefore, the river nomad adventures will bring the best scenic experiences with easy treks to the surrounding mountains, and in front of busy running nomadic life, always with the curiosity and the smile of the herders. This is one of the prime locations of Gobi Mountain Lake western’s adventures, great in-between rest and exploration, and an authentic visit to discover the horse breeders of the region. Here we stay for a shorter amount of time compared to the other locations, but it doesn’t make the experience any less: because it represents a transition between two of the main discoveries. It is then the perfect location to rest from after the first one, and a soft transition to prepare for the next.


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DISCOVER 2 LANDING PLACES AT THE RIVER VALLEY

1st landing place: RIVERSIDE TREKKING

1st landing place: THE LITTLE LAKE RIDE & HIKE
Local name: Jijig Lake

1st landing place: 
THE RIVERSIDE TREKKING

Crossing the river to a very quiet space. Very energetic and warming place, charming with birds chirping around. On the opposite side of our Outpost, let’s reach higher grounds with a beautiful view over the entire valley. This hike can take us few hours, or the day if you wish to spend more time around the mountain top. Let’s hike towards the North-Eastern side of our camp, along the river. At this time of the year, its water is generally a little warmer, and it will be possible for us to cross at a narrower part of the stream. We will venture for approximately 6 km through some small woods at first, and as we got higher, leaving the forest and accessing the mountain. From there, we will observe the surroundings of our camp, between the river and the tree line, and the various camps of the nomads of the region. It is a great spot for setting up a lunch picnic, with an interesting view, for a pleasant small hike.

2nd landing place: TREK TO THE SACRED MOUNTAIN WITH OVOO
Local name: 
"Ovoot" Mountain Trek

2nd landing place: 
TREK TO THE SACRED MOUNTAIN WITH OVOO 
Local name: "Ovoot" Mountain Trek

2nd landing place: TREK TO THE SACRED MOUNTAIN WITH OVOO
Local name: "Ovoot" Mountain Trek

Leaving the Outpost for a few kilometers, we head South-West along the river and through the valley to reach higher grounds and a forested mountain. Here, a beautiful opening leads to a white stupa, the presence of the great memories of the Buddhism past in the region. Here, the hike will be pretty easy around the dense forest of pine trees, until reaching the top of the mountain to another sacred site with an Ovoo dominating the all surroundings view. From there, a great panorama of the mountains and the valley offers us a beautiful moment. A perfect landing place for a refreshing picnic at the top.

UNCOVER THE GATEWAY TO THE

SACRED MOUNTAINS & MYSTERIOUS GOBI

This whole region is a really good place for a soft exercise before our adventure to the higher mountains of the
Ider River and our outpost. It is here a very relaxing place to be part of the daily life of the nomads,
learn about their ways to live. As being one of the coldest regions during the Mongolian winter (November - March),
it is also a wonderful place to discover a totally new landscape, for when the snow is covering the ground.
An incredible place to ride the many horses of the region, for a unique experience, rarely seen elsewhere.

AN IMMERSION INTO SACRED LANDSCAPES TO DISCOVER AND FORGET YOURSELF