Horse riding

Tour Details

The horseride will lead you to Kharkhorin, the deep heart of the Mongol Empire, in the ruins of the capital of Genghis Khan, then in the lush Orkhon Valley, where fragrances of thyme and fresh herbs merge. Here, the richness of the landscapes is matched only by the richness in the heart of the inhabitants. You will finish the trek in the Naiman Nuur Park, where you’ll discover eight wonderful lakes nestled in a peaceful green setting.

11 days from
1150$ per person
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival at Ulan Bator and visit of the city

Arrival at the airport, meeting with our driver. Transfer to your hotel, settling in, and rest.
Let’s immerse ourselves in the heart of the Mongolian history, in the wonderful National History Museum. Three floors of a rich, glorious, violent and noble past, from prehistory to Soviet period, including the creation of the great Mongolian Empire by Genghis Khan.
Walk in the centre of Ulan-Bator. Discovery of Gengis Khan Square and the House of Parliament.
At 18 o’ clock, Mongolian traditional show at Tumen Ekh: folkloric dances, contortion, and of course khoomi, the overtone singing.
Meals and accommodation

Day 2Let's hit the road to Kharkhorin, gateway into Orkhon Valley

Journey to Kharkhorin, the former capital of Mongolia. The legendary city of Genghis Khan was founded in 1220 and was one of the stages of the silk road. The Mongolian Empire was governed from this city, until Kubilai Khan set up the capital in Beijing. Today, there are only a few vestiges left of the former capital.
Visit of Erdene Zuu Monastery, built in 1586 by a nomad prince. The Chinese and Tibetan-inspired buildings are surrounded with 108 sacred stupas. Visit of the Museum of Kharkhorin.
Meals and accommodation

Day 3.4.5Orkhon Valley-Uurt and Tovkhon Monastery

We go riding along the Orkhon River, in the Orkhon Valley that is inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List. Orkhon Valley is a land of nomadism where many breeders settle their summer camp. We will attend the daily nomadic life. We reach Khujirt, where there are famous hot springs that have curative properties. Mongolians enjoy them a lot.
Uurt
We go on riding in the green steppe. Here, herds of yaks, sheeps, goats and horses graze in total freedom outside our dumbfounded eyes. A picturesque Mongolia stretches outside us and we go from surprise to surprise. We go to the place called “bend of Uurt”at the foothills of the Khangai Mounts.
From our camp in Uurt, we ride through mountains and forests until Tovkhon Monastery, where Zanabazar, the first religious leader of Mongolia, created the Soyombo alphabet. The monastery is located 2312 metres (1,44 mile) above the sea level and from that place we’ll have a wonderful view on the whole Khangai range. We’ll picnic in exceptional surroundings, facing Orkhon Valley.
Also horse riding along the Orkhon Valley until the Naiman Nuur National Park. The six first days are made with the assistance of the logistics vehicle, whereas the three last ones are self-sufficient with yaks carrying equipment and your bags.
Meals and accommodation

Days 6.7.8Naiman Nuur National Park

Also day horse riding along the Orkhon Valley until the Naiman Nuur National Park. The six first days are made with the assistance of the logistics vehicle, whereas the three last ones are self-sufficient with yaks carrying equipment and your bags.
Meals and accommodation
Today, we ride until the camp of our local guides, perfectly located in the heart of the valley. We meet their family and discover their way of life : milking the animals, making dairy products, cutting the wood, etc. Rich and gentle moments with the family, we can enjoy the small pleasures of life, such as playing thucklebones with children.
Also day horse riding along the Orkhon Valley until the Naiman Nuur National Park. The six first days are made with the assistance of the logistics vehicle, whereas the three last ones are self-sufficient with yaks carrying equipment and your bags.
Meals and accommodation

Day 9 Khogno Khan

We arrive at the splendid rocky formations of Khogno Khan. Discovery of the park : semidesert steppes, taiga, stunning rocky formations, 80-kilometre (49,71 miles) long sand dunes, are characteristic of this arid area nicknamed “Mini-Gobi”.
Walk until Erdene Khambiin Monastery. “Monk Erdene’s Monastery” dates from 17th century and was built in the mountain. Zanabazar built it in honour of his teacher, monk Erdene. Visit of the sand dunes of Elsen Tasarkhai. Meals and accommodation

Day 10Khogno Khan - Ulan Bator

Back to Ulan-Bator. Last herds of wild horses crossing the road outside our dumbfounded eyes, last yurts smoking far away, the steppe will be with us until the last moment. Arrival in town and settling in at your hotel, where you can rest a few moments.
Rest of the day free. With our guide, you can go shopping in the centre of the city.
Meals and accommodation

Day 11Have a nice journey and see you soon !

Breakfast at the hotel. We go with you to the international airport of Ulan Bator. The transfer can be organized at the time you want, according to the schedule of your flight.

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SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Sightseeing and attractions
  • English speaking guiding and driver service throughout the entire time
  • Vehicle rental
  • Gasoline and fuel
  • Nights in the hotel and tourist yurt announced in the program
  • Nights at the breeders
  • All meals in the countryside during the trip
  • Entrances to natural parks, museums, sites, monuments and museums mentioned in the program
  • Meals at Ulanbator except a free lunch
  • Airport transfer


SERVICES NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Intrenational aire are or train tickets
  • Mongolia entry visa fee
  • Insurances
  • Personal expenses / extra drinks,food, telephone calls, optional activities (riding, camel, yak…), sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary
  • Tips
  • Lunch at Ulanbator