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2016-10-28 09:00 GMT+8

Mongolia is a great place for hiking and trekking, and once you are here in Mongolia make sure you hike a lot, especially in winter to allow your lungs enjoy some fresh air. Nowadays, urban Mongolians are becoming avid hikers and this can be seen from the number of hiking clubs in Ulaanbaatar and hikers in the mountains and national parks at weekends whether it’s summer or winter. 

One of the biggest and most active hiking clubs in UB is Khairkhan, founded in 2011 by hiking enthusiasts to promote Mongolia’s nature beauty and wilderness among the Mongolians, and inform the public about benefits of hiking, trekking and mountain sports. Khairkhan club organises a weekend hiking trips every Sunday around Ulaanbaatar and nearby national parks, and averagely about 25-35 hikers join the weekend hikes. You are always welcome to join a group of friendly Mongolian hikers and enjoy hiking in weekends. Moreover, Khairkhan Club also organises special trekking and mountaineering trips and children’s trips in remote areas a few times a year.

Why hiking is good for your health? For adults, regular exercise such as hiking leads to:

  • Improved cardio-respiratory fitness (heart, lungs, blood vessels)
  • Improved muscular fitness
  • Lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
  • Lower risk of high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
  • Lower risk of high cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Lower risk of colon and breast cancer, and possibly lung and endometrial cancer
  • Increased bone density or a slower loss of density
  • Reduced depression and better quality sleep
  • Lower risk of early death (If you are active for 7 hours a week, your risk of dying early is 40% lower than someone active for less than 30 minutes a week.)
  • Weight control; hiking burns up 370 calories an hour (70kg person)
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Hiking with kids

  • Kids get many of the same benefits, including:
  • Improved cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness
  • Better bone health
  • Less chance of becoming overweight
  • Less chance of developing risk factors for heart disease and type 2 diabetes
  • Possibly reduced risk of depression and feeling less stress, more ready to learn in school
  • Sleeping better at night

What’s more, hiking exercises almost every part of your body: legs, knees, ankles, arms, hips and butt, abdominals, shoulders and neck.

This Sunday, Khairkhan Club are hiking in the beautiful Khandgait area for some 8-9 km in the north of Ulaanbaatar.

Venue: Hikers gather at 9:15am at the Central Post Office, and take the transportation from there to Khandgait (petrol fee is shared among the group).

Notes: Hikers are to bring their own lunch and drinks (images of usual picnic lunch are shown for your inspiration). Expected temperature for this Sunday is -10’ C, therefore, please do prepare good hiking boots and warm clothes.

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Contact info: Hikers interested in joining this exciting hike please refer to the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/306007843131008/ (English information is available asl well). Also, you can call the organisers at 976-8000-8042 or email at khairkhanhikingclub@gmail.com

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