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Horse Trekking in the Orkhon Valley


Tour grade: Medium

Style: Traveller

From: US$ 2,550
  • Central Mongolian Highlights: Ancient capital at Karakorum, legendary Erdene Zuu monastery and Karakorum Museum, Tuvkhun Monastery, Lake Ogii and Shankh monastery
  • Authentic culture experiencing by visiting real nomads and interacting with them, horse riding through the greenery
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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.

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Brief itinerary

  • Day 2: Tour of the City – Ogii Lake
  • Day 3 – 4: Horse Riding Day around the Ogii Lake
  • Day 5: Arriving In Karakorum. 25-30 Km Ride
  • Day 6: Horse Riding to Shankh Monastery. 20km Ride
  • Day 7 – 9: Horse riding to Tuvkhun Monastery
  • Day 10 – 11: Tuvkhun – Orkhon Waterfalls  Ride
  • Day 12: Orkhon Waterfalls – Karakorum – Elsen Tasarkhai
  • Day 13: Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes – Hustai National Park
  • Day 14: Hustai National Park – Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 15: Departure from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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