The Central Mongolian part the Orkhon Valley, west of Ulaanbaatar, along the Orkhon River in the Övörkhangai and Arkhangai Provinces, was the center of the Mongol Empire, the center of the Uighur Empire, and the birthplace of Mongolian Buddhism. Today, the cultural heritage of the valley constitutes a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Karakorum the ruins of capital city of the Mongol Empire, built by Genghis Khan’s son, Ogedei.
- Ordu-Baliq archaeological site on the remains of the capital city of the first Uighur Empire
- Erdene Zuu Monastery the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia
- Tuvkhun Monastery
- Khustain Nuruu National Park
These trail rides take place in the Orkhon Valley in the mixed nature steppes central part of Mongolia. On these rides accommodation is gers, with made up beds, rather than the more basic tents of other trails. Comfortable adventures!