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Horse riding in the Orkhon valley
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Trip highlights

Various landscapes such as steppe, forest, river valleys, etc.

  • Meet nomad families, participate in their daily lifestyles and enjoy their hospitality
  • A field team that who will look out and provide services for each and every member
  • Visit the famous and historical Orkhon valley, Bayangobi, worshipped KhugnuKhaan Mountain, and Mongolia’s ancient capital Kharkhorin city.

Mongolia is known as the land of horses. The nomadic people have worshipped horses for many years. The docile and friendly horses and untouched landscapes make Mongolia the perfect place for horseback riding.

Trip itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Ulaanbaatar.

Day 2: Drive to Kharakhorum.

Day 3: Visit to Erdenezuu monastery. Afternoon start to horse riding.

Day 4-12 : Horse riding

Day 13: Bayangobi via Uyanga

Day 14: Ulaanbaatar

Day 15: Departure

Activity: We will travel about 150 kilometers on dirt road, and about 250 kilometers on paved road. We will spend approximately 4 to 5 hours horseback riding. We will provide guidance and training to those who are riding a horse for the first time. During the trip, we will visit the famous Tuvkhunmonestary, where we will trek for 3-4 hours.

Date & Price

Duration: 15 days 14 nights

Horse riding: 9,5 days

Accommodation: 2 nights in hotel, 1  night in ger camp, 11 nights in tent

Transport:On days 10 and 11, we will use a yak or horse cart to carry our

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Tour detail

Day 1: An introductory city tour through Ulaanbaatar, where we will visit sites such as Gandan-tegchilen monastery, National Museum of Mongolia where you will learn about the history of Mongolia, and other sites such as Zanabazar fine arts museum will allow you to see the culture of Mongolia.

Overnight in a hotel.

Day 2: In the morning, we will head west out of Ulaanbaatar and arrive at ancient capital Kharkhorin city. As we come near to the city, we will see a sand dune in the middle of the steppe known as Elsentasakhai.

We will stay overnight in a ger.B+L+D

Day 3:Horse riding

In the morning we will visit Erdenezuu monastery. Erdenezuu monastery, built on top of the ruins of Kharkhorin city, was the first and biggest Buddhist temple built in Mongolia. Although ruined during the Communist period, it operates as a museum today. In the evening, we will meet our horses and herders.

Overnight in tent.B+L+D

Day 4:Horse riding

We will ride towards Tuvkhun monastery through a rocky mountainous terrain and arrive at KhukhEreg hilltop. During our horseback riding, we will visit a nomad family and see their daily lifestyle and activities.

We will spend the night in a tent. B+L+D

Day 5:Horse riding

Today we will see Tuvkhun monastery. Tuvkhun monastery was where religious figure Zanabazar lived, worked and meditated and created the Soyombo, which became the symbol of freedom and independence in Mongolia. We will have a chance to visit Mother’s womb cave. Mongolians believe that those who enter Mother’s womb are purified and are born again.

We will stay in a tent. B+L+D

Days 6-8:Horse riding

During these days, we will continue horseback riding in the Orkhon Valley. We will visit a nomad family and see their daily lifestyle and activities. Continuing on our ride, we will arrive at Orkhon waterfall, 24  m high water falls created many years ago by volcanic eruption and earthquake.

Overnight in tent. B+L+D

Days 9-11:Horse riding

We will spend the next few days exploring 8 Lakes National Park which consists of lakes Duruu, Huis, Bugat, Shireet, Shanaa and Khaya. It is called 8 lakes of the Navel because it is located at the “navel” of Mongolia. We will use a yak or horse cart to carry our baggage for the road is unsuitable for a car.

Stay the night in tents. B+L+D

Day 12:Horse riding

This is the last day of horse riding.  We will ride through the scenic lava valley which was formed by a volcanic eruption and arrive at Shuran Rock. Shuran rock is a twin rock that stands 28 m tall at the bank of a river. Locals say that those who can throw a stone over it will be prosperous. We will meet our car and drivers at this site.

We will stay overnight in tents.B+L+D

Day 13: We will drive through Uyangasoum center and stay overnight in tents in Bayangobi. Bayangobi is a unique landscape which includes Mongolian Gobi and Khangai Mountains.

We will stay overnight in tents.B+L+D

Day 14: In the afternoon, we will arrive at Ulaanbaatar city. In the evening, we will see a Mongolian cultural concert with contortion artists, throat singers, national long songs and dances.

Overnight at a hotel. B+L

Day 15: Departure

Service included:

  • Local guides.
  • Entrance fees
  • Private transfers and transports
  • Twin/double share accommodation: hotel**
  • Meals as listed
  • Invitation letter
  • Travel equipment
  • Accommodation:

We accommodate our customers in 2-5 star hotels with favorable locations in the heart of Ulaanbaatar. Click here to see information of hotel.

  • Tourist Ger Camps: The camp is made up of several Gers, furnished with 2-3 beds, a stove and other traditional furniture, and has all modern facilities, including washing blocks with western style toilets and shower rooms, laundry places, restaurant and shopping facilities. As there is no heating system in the Gers, the stoves are used for heating.Click here to see information of hotel
  • Tents: We use tents of Ferrino brand that are easy to put up and take down and most importantly, perfectly suit Mongolia’s extreme weather condition.

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  • Meals: A group made up of more than three people will be provided with a professional chef who will be serving a wide variety of Asian, European and Mongolian dishes throughout the trip. You will be served breakfast, lunch accompanied with salad and snack, and hot meal for dinner carefully prepared to suitable the weather and condition in the trip field.

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  • Transportation: We choose the transportation from 4×4 Russian vehicles, 4×4 Japanese or Korean vehicles and modern buses. The most suitable transportation for countryside travels is, in most cases, Russian vans. Baggage is sometimes carried on horse, camel and yak carts in relevance to the trip type.

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Service not included:

  • International Airfare/train tickets + Tax
  • Excess luggage charges
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, camera or video fees at any sites etc.
  • Tips for your guide and driver (discretionary).
  • Meals in Ulaanbaatar

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