ORKHON, CHULUUT, CHOIDOG BORGIO AND SUMAN RIVER
Fishing Tour 2 in Mongolia
|14 nights/15 days
* Depending on amount of people and preferences
|8 people plus
3 – 7 people
1 – 2 people
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Accommodation in Hotel. City sightseeing. National folk and dance concert.
Drive by bus/minivan/jeep to Karakorum. The city was established in 1220. Karakorum was the capital of Mongolia for 140 years and the capital of the Mongol Empire for 32 years. Box lunch. Overnight in “Mongon Mod” Ger hotel.
Drive to the Orkhon river. Full day of fishing. The Orkhon river has its source in the Khangai Mountain Range and flows 1.124 km, joining the Selenge river in northern Mongolia and so to Lake Baikal in Siberia. The main tributaries of the Orkhon river are the Tamir and Yeroo rivers, which have their source in the Khentii and Khangai mountain ranges.
The Orkhon river has numerous species of fish such as Pike, Mirror Carp, Baikal Sturgeon, Taimen, Sig, River Perch, Siberian Umber, Roach, Ide, Bull Ide, Golden Carp, Amur Catfish and Burbot. Picnic. Overnight in tents.
Travel upward the river Orkhon. Fish at the UurtiinTokhoi waterfall. The Uurtiin Tokhoi is a cold spring with carbonic gas, which lies at the sheer sided canyon of the Orkhon river. A small cliff and waterfall are at the mouth of the Khurgan Khurem. The nearby place Temeen Chuluu has interesting sights such as the rectangular tombs of the Bronze Age.
The historical place of Uuld Ulan Had, which was visited by Galdanboshigt, on his way to conquer the Khalkha, can be seen from the northern part of the Orkhon river. Overnight in tents.
Visit the Monastery of Tuvkhun on the top of Tuvkhun Mountain. Undur Gegeen Zanabazar erected it. Mongolians erected about 10 stone monasteries in the 17th century. Overnight in tents in the forest.
Leave for Arkhangai aimag. Visit the Zaya Gegeen temple a large old Buddhist Monastery, remarkably intact, preserved as a museum but with an active community of monks. The first temple was opened in 1586, expanded to 5 temples in 1679. The contents are magnificent, housing many treasures, clothes, seals, games, weapons, ceremonial masks and fine collection of Mongolian musical instruments. Overnight in tents.
Arrive in Chuluut river. This river flows through basalt canyon which extends 100 km from the mouth of the Teel river to the Atsat. The basalt is formed of lava of nearby extinct volcanoes such as Khorgo Volcano and others. The Chuluut river is rich in fish. Overnight in tents.
Full day of fishing at the Choidog Borgio. Waterfall at confluence of rivers Choidog Borgio. This waterfall cascading from the Chuluut and Suman rivers confluence, over a sheer cliff with a height of 2 meters. It is interesting to watch the fishes jumping in the waterfall. Overnight in tents.
Transfer to lake Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur. Great Cormorant are common in summer flying around and nesting on the hill at the lake of Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur. This lake is an astonishingly beautiful lake with crystal clear fresh water. The lake supports Pike and other fish. Full day of fishing.
Near the lake is Khorgo mountain, which enjoys State protection as a National Park. The volcanic crater of the Togoo Uul is 200 meters wide and 100 m deep. Red deer, Siberian Deer, Wild Boar, Ruddy Shelduck and duck are found here. Overnight in tents.
Drive to Karakorum. Overnight in Ger camp.
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Free time, shopping, relaxing.