If you love horses and if you like adventure, you can go on a trip on horseback in the beautiful nature of central Mongolia. Mongolia is land of horse lovers. Mongolians respect horses most among all other animals and we have more than 2 million horses. Do you know Mongolian nomadic children start riding horses from the age of 3 in the countryside and only 5-13 years old kids ride in horse races? That is why it is impossible to imagine Mongolians without horses. Join us and experience riding on shorter but stronger Mongolian horses in the beautiful Khangai zone of central Mongolia and discover nomadic Mongolians’ rich culture, tradition and pristine nature. Our horseback riding tour duration and riding distances are flexible. Join us and enjoy our Mongolian horseback journey!
|Tour code: HCR-3
late May – September
10 days/ 9 nights
Tour price for 2017:
|Price USD/ per person
Note: Single supplement is available at 245 USD
|Included in the price:
- 3-4 star hotel in twin/double occupancy in UB
- Tourist ger camps (twin/triple sharing)
- Tents (twin sharing)
- Camping equipments
- Airport/ hotel/ airport transfer
- Transportation by 4WD minivan with fuel
- Experienced driver
- Guiding/ interpreting service
- Meals as indicated on the itinerary
- A bottle of water, daily
- Entrance fees for museums & protected areas
- Horse riding (4 days) with guide
- Hot spa bath/pool (1 hour)
- Invitation letter if needed
|Excluded in the price:
- Single supplement fees
- International airfare
- Travel insurance
- Alcoholic drinks
- Excess luggage charges
- Video and photographing fees
- Extra and optional activities’ cost
- Tips for guide and driver
- For children of family tour (depending on age)
- Every 16th member is free for group tours
- Who brings minimum 3 pax
Tour Itinerary Day by Day
Exp: (Ger - a Mongolian traditional dwelling /Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 1. Arrival in Ulaanbaatar and City Tour.
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. We will meet you at the airport with your name sign. Visit the National Museum of Mongolian History, Gandan Monastery and Genghis Square (Sukhbaatar Square), the city’s central square in front of the Mongolian Parliament building. Here we will provide you with some basic information about Mongolia and our capital, Ulaanbaatar. (Hotel/ L, D)
Day 2. Karakorum – Ancient Capital of the Great Mongolian Empire of the Genghis Khan.
Drive to Karakorum, the ancient capital of Mongolia. Karakorum (Kharkhorin) was the capital of Great Mongolian Empire of Chinggis Khan in the 13-14th Centuries. Visit one of Mongolia’s two largest monasteries, “Erdenezuu”, Museum of Karakorum and surrounding sites of Karakorum: the Great Khan’s monument, the legendary Turtle of Karakorum and the Phallic Rock statue. Erdenezuu Monastery has a complex of 108 stupas and over 10 temples that contain rich displays of Mongolian Buddhism. The Erdenezuu Monastery and ruins of Karakorum were registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1996. (Ger camp/ B, L, D)
Day 3. Tsenkher Hot Spring.
In the morning we will drive to Tsenkher Hot Spring in Arkhangai Province. Thenkher Hot Spring water contains a blend of the most useful minerals for the human body. Mongolians say its water is a pleasant treatment for stress, nervous disorders and rheumatism. Then enjoy walking to the beginning of the mineral spring and having hot mineral water bath. (Ger camp/ B, L, D)
Day 4. Tsenkher Hot Spa – Khooltiin Davaa, horseback riding.
After breakfast we will start our 4 day trip on horseback in the northeastern part of spectacular Khangain Nuruu Mountain Range. Khangain Nuruu is the second highest mountain range in Mongolia. The area is well-watered, covered with abundant forests, lovely meadows and plenty of fresh streams. Enjoy a full day of horseback riding. (Horseback riding/ Tents/ B, L, D)
Day 5. Khoolt – Sant, horseback riding.
Today we will continue riding to Sant Hot Spring. Enjoy horseback riding and the surrounding natural beauty. Mongolia is called “Land of Blue Sky” because the sky clear most time during the year and is the sunniest country in the world. In the evening, the stars are quite bright and the view at night is spectacular even with the naked eye with the stars appearing so close you can reach up and touch them. (Horseback riding/ Tents/ B, L, D)
Day 6. Sant – Tuvkhun Monastery, horseback riding.
In the morning we will ride to and visit beautiful Tuvkhun Monastery. Tuvkhun Monastery is located on the top of 2312 meter high Undur Shireet Mountain and was established by the first Mongolian Buddhist saint, Zanabazar, in 1654. Zanabazar lived, worked and meditated here for 30 years. There are 14 small temples, a hermit’s caves, several pilgrimage sites as well as Zanabazar’s boot imprint on a rock. Enjoy the spectacular view of the natural surroundings from the top of Undur Shireet Mountain. (Horseback riding/ Tents/ B, L, D)
Day 7. Tuvkhun – Ulaan Tsutgalan, horseback riding.
Continue riding to Ulaan Tsutgalan Waterfall. The waterfall is on Ulaan River which flows through basalt rocks formed by a unique combination of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes around 20000 years ago. Ulaan Tsutgalan Waterfall cascades from a height of 20 meters and is naturally most impressive after heavy rain but disappears in dry seasons. (Horseback riding/ Ger camp/ B, L, D)
Day 8. Shankh Monastery - Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes.
After breakfast we will drive to beautiful Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes via Shankh Monastery. Shankh is one of the oldest monasteries in Mongolia and its monks still practice original Buddhist traditions. The monastery is famous for having saved Chinggis Khan’s black spirit banner. It is an excellent example of a very old, simple monastery. Arrive at Elsen Tasarkhai, transfer to a ger camp and have lunch. Elsen Tasarkhai is one of the most picturesque places of Mongolia and is part of the 80 km long Mongol Els Sand Dunes. This place is a wonderful combination of pretty sand dunes, majestic granite mountains, grassy green land, a clear fresh spring and a tiny lake. Indeed, here you can enjoy seeing the combination of Gobi and Khangai Natural Zones. Visit the Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes and enjoy walking and climbing on the sand dunes. (Ger camp/ B, L, D)
Day 9. City Tour in Ulaanbaatar.
Return to Ulaanbaatar. Visit Bogd Khaan Palace Museum, the last Mongolian king’s winter palace, Buddha Park, featuring a 23 meter tall statue of Buddha and the Zaisan Hill War Memorial. The huge monument on the top of the hill was created as a memorial to soldiers who died in World War II. Zaisan Hill overlooks the city and offers the best panoramic view of Ulaanbaatar and its surrounding sacred mountains. Later we will go shopping at a cashmere factory outlet store, a souvenir shop or whatever else you want to do. Farewell dinner at a fine Mongolian restaurant. (Hotel/ B, L, D)
Day 10. Departure.
Meet at the hotel and transfer to the airport for departure. (B)