Tour grade: Medium
Have you ever dreamed of galloping on a Mongolian sturdy steed across the lush green valley under the cobalt blue skies? This epic horse trekking tour will take you to the Central Mongolia highlights on Mongolian horses, those once made Genghis Khan and his soldiers' world journey a possibility. The UNESCO world heritae site Orkhon river valley and Central Mongolia is a cradle for numerous nomadic empires throug the centuries and one of the best places in Mongolia for horse riding. During the trek you will ride in various terrains from hilly steppes to mountains with the most spectacular views. You will start your horse trek at Lake Ugii and make your way to the Orkhon Waterfalls visiting some of the most important sites in Central Mongolia including the ancient capital Karakorum, Erdene Zuu monastery, Tuvkhun and Shankh monasteries, and some random nomadic families to witness the renowned Mongolian hospitality and generousity of nomads.
The horse trek is fully supported and suitable for all levels of riders from novices to advanced riders - our horses are energetic and not lazy, and our guides are experienced and effervescent! Let's ride in the beautiful steppes under the blue skies of Mongolia.
Tour of the City – Ogii Lake
The city tour of Ulaanbaatar takes you through some of the principal sights of this unique city. You visit the Gandan Monastery, Genghis Khan Monument on the Sukhbaatar square and the Museum of National History. Welcome lunch in a Mongolian restaurant. After lunch, we drive to Lake Ogii, arrive early in the evening and transfer to ger camp. Prepare for your horse ride and enjoy the wilderness. Hor se riding practice around Lake Ogii. Ger camp B+L+D
Horse Riding Day around the Ogii Lake
Early rising to enjoy your breakfast over the admiring sunrise. As the terrain is hilly steppes, perfect for horseback riding, we will cover 35-40 km each day with great views and wilderness as well as lots of fun! Tent camping under the starry skies of Mongolia. Tent camping B+L+D
Arriving In Karakorum. 25-30 Km Ride
We continue the ride and arrive in Karakorum in the early evening, transfer to tourist ger camp. Take shower and enjoy the evening with good dinner and cold beers! Say farewell to your horses and horse keepers. Ger camp B+L+D
Horse Riding to Shankh Monastery. 20km Ride
This morning; we’ll start horse riding toward the Orkhon Waterfalls. We’ll overnight near Shankh Monastery. Tent camping B+L+D
Horse riding to Tuvkhun Monastery
On these 3 days we ride our horses to legendary Tuvkhun monastery, in Khangai mountains. Visit the legendary monastery and hear the stories related to Zanabazar – Mongolian 1st Buddhist Saint. Day 7, we’ll arrive in Tuvkhun monastery Arrive in Tuvkhun in the evening of Day 8. Tent camping. On day 9, we’ll overnight at ger camp on the Orkhon river shore. Tent camping B+L+D
Tuvkhun – Orkhon Waterfalls Ride
The ride to the Orkhon Waterfalls; arrive at the waterfalls in the evening of
Orkhon Waterfalls – Karakorum – Elsen Tasarkhai
Today, we’ll leave our horses and say goodbye to horse keepers. We drive to Elsen Tasarkhai via Karakorum. Arrive in Elsen Tasarkhai, you can have an optional camel riding on the Elsen Tasarkahi sand dunes. Overnight at ger camp. Ger camp B+L+D
Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes – Hustai National Park
This morning we drive to Hustai national park, transfer to Hustai National Park, where the Takhi wild horses graze peacefully with other wild animals. View the gorgeous Takhi wild horses in the evening. Ger camp B+L+D
Hustai National Park – Ulaanbaatar
After breakfast we drive back to Ulaanbaatar for 2 hours and transfer to hotel. Then we visit the Bogd Khaan’s Palace Museum – the residence of the last king of Mongolia and the Buddha Park. Enjoy traditional folklore concert by the magical Tumen Ekh ensemble. Farewell dinner. Centrally located excellent hotel 3* B+L+D
Departure from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
You are transferred to the airport/train station after breakfast. End of service. B
|Single Supplement Charge||US$350|
|Naadam add - on||US$350 per person|
MONGOLIA HORSE TREKKING - MONGOLIA HORSE TREK
Aug 10, 2012. Gobi & Karakorum Explorer tour Our recent "The Gobi & Karakorum Explorer" tour with you was excellent, everything exceeded our expectations! It was a super trip in our lives and we loved our Mongolia holiday so much. Our guide Joe was kind, well organised, accurate and informative, polite and caring and always provided us with timely information. And our driver Jack is super, very friendly, professional and always on time. We are wild travelers, having been to many places in the world - but Mongolia is still truly unspoiled and uncontaminated. Selena Travel's services were perfect right from the very first email. We would like to thank Selena Travel, our guide and our driver for having made this Mongolia experience a truly beautiful one with so many wonderful memories.
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Sending you some of our nicer pictures. Some are chosen for their beautiful scenery while the rest are just us happily playing and goofing around. There are a couple of shots of us doing some Mongolian wrestling, as suggested by Oyuna since we missed out on the mini-Naadam festival. She said since we missed it, we might as well organise our own festival by playing some Mongolian games. Haha... We had so much fun playing those games!!! :)OK, I hope you like the pictures we send you. Best regards to everyone at Selena Travel and thank you once again for all your assistance.
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