HORSEBACK ORKHON VALLEY

Adventure Horse Trekking Tour

Overview

On this Horse trekking tour across central Mongolia with five days of actual riding, we will experience the incredible diversity of scenery in Mongolia abounds on horseback. We have a chance to horse trekking in true nature Orkhon valley, Tuvkhun temple, Tsenkher hot springs, Bayangobi sand dune.

There are much of the journey being on dirt roads but it is also highly rewarding with spectacular scenery and memorable sights throughout. Offering plenty of good walks and cultural interactions.

Our tour will take 9 days to cover the best travel destinations in Mongolia including UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Mongolian Ancient Capita Karakorum - ruins and museum of ancient, Tuvkhun temple, Orkhon Valley, Orkhon Waterfall, Mongol Nomadic Show, Bayangobi Sanddune.

From

4pax 3pax 2pax
$ 1530 $ 1700 $ 1920
Per adult in a twin share room Want your own room? from an extra USD 240
NO BOOKING OR CREDIT CARD FEES
BEST PRICE QUARENTEE Flexible to choose your travel dates
TOUR CODE EPH-10
DURATION 9 days
DESTINATION 7 destinations in Mongolia
START/END IN Ulaanbaatar/ Ulaanbaatar
TOTAL DRIVING 1400
AGE RANGE min 16 years old
ACCOMADATION Hotel (2 nights), Tourist camp ger (6 nights)
MEALS Breakfasts 8, Lunches 7, Dinners 8
GROUP SIZE min 2 max 12
TRANSPORT Jeep & 4WD/ Horse
AVIALABILITY 2019-06-01 to 2019-10-01

Highlights

Itinerary

Sainbainuu! Welcome to Mongolia, whenever your international flight lands at “Chinggis Khan” international airport our team will meet you at the airport and you will be transferred to the hotel in the city. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

You may need some time to relax and recover from the long-distance flight or possibly from jet-lag. If you feel like going for a walk and checking out places nearby, feel free to ask from your hotel reception for recommendations.

Accommodation

  • Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included

  • Dinner at / Hotel Restaurant/ if your flight lands late at Ulaanbaatar we will prepare a dinner box in your hotel room

 

 

After breakfast, we will drive to  Mongol Nomadic Tourist Camp (approximately 2 hours), where we will see the traditional nomadic lifestyle show. 

In the afternoon, we will horse trekking around. There is you can ride Yak, Camel, and Horse  

Accommodation

  • Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Mongolian Nomadic Show
  • Horse Trekking

Meals Included

  • Breakfast  
  • Lunch        
  • Dinner 

 

      

 

 

After breakfast, we drive to Bayan Gobi (approximately 5 hours).  magnificent sand dunes - surrounded by hills with willow trees, streams, and bushes, and appear as a small desert in the center of the country. This sand dune is 80km long and the widest part of the sand dune is 9-10 km. Also, the sand dune called the mini Gobi.

In the afternoon, we will discover around on horseback.  there is a chance to ride two-humped Bactrian camels too. It is a gentle, calm and extraordinary patient animal and can carry on without water for a month.

Accommodation

  • Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Horse Trekking
  • Bayan Gobi sand dunes
  • visit camel herder family
  • Hiking riding camel

Meals Included

  • Breakfast   
  • Lunch        
  • Dinner      

 

 

After breakfast, we will drive to Orkhon river and the Red waterfall in Orkhon valley ( approximately 3-4 hours). The valley had attracted humankind since Paleolithic times some 750,000 years ago. Therefore Orkhon valley is one of the world’s most important cultural regions and recognized as a “Cultural Landscape” of the UNESCO World Heritage in 2004. 

The Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape is the place to visit for anyone who wishes to follow the historical path of the Mongol Empire. Orkhon valley is boasted its’ natural beauties, making it one of the favorite places among tourists. You will witness unique lifestyle, culture, and rare historical memorials.

The beauty of Orkhon Valley, Orkhon waterfall formed by combination volcanic eruption and earthquakes some 20000 years ago cascades down from a height of 27 meters.  Stay overnight at tourist Ger camp

Accommodation

  •  Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Orkhon waterfall
  • Hiking, Horse Trekking
  • Visit nomadic families

Meals Included

  • Breakfast 
  • Lunch      
  • Dinner   

 

  

 

 

 Trekking day in the morning, we will start Horse trekking to Tuvhun temple which is located on a rocky mountain hill surrounded by forests at the top of the mountain in a secluded area.

The great sculptor and one of the biggest representative of Buddhism Zanabazar were attracted to this place at his early teen years and in 1965 ordered his people to build a small house for studying. It became a place of his for meditation and artworks. He made his famous creations in the monastery.

 

Accommodation

  • Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Horse Trekking 
  • Tuvhun Temple
  • Hiking

Meals Included

  • Breakfast  
  • Lunch        
  • Dinner      

 

 

 

After breakfast, we will drive to Tsenkher Valley (approximately 2-3 hours) which  Mongolians call 'The Paradise of the Horse Herders' due to its lush grasses and open valleys, where water flows out of the ground at 86°C, and where we can enjoy a relaxing soak.

The afternoon is free to explore the valley and surrounding hills either by foot or by horseback. Stay overnight at tourist Ger camp

Accommodation

  • Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)

 Included Activities

  • Tsenkher Valley  Hot springs
  • Horse trekking
  • Hiking in the beautiful forest

Meals Included

  • Breakfast  
  • Lunch        
  • Dinner     

 

  

 

 

 

After breakfast, we will drive to the Karakorum and Erdenezuu Monastery (approximately 3  hours). We will visit the museum of Karakorum and the symbolic ruins of the ancient city, which was the capital city of the Great Mongol Empire founded in the 13th century by Genghis Khan. Also visit the magnificent and oldest Buddhist Monastery complex of Erdene Zuu, built in the 16th century, with 108 stupas. Here you can see interesting listen to monk chanting Buddhist sutras.

After lunch, we will drive to  Bayan Gobi (approximately 1-2hours).  magnificent sand dunes - surrounded by hills with willow trees, streams, and bushes, and appear as a small desert in the center of the country. This sand dune is 80km long and the widest part of the sand dune is 9-10 km. Also, the sand dune called the mini Gobi.

In the afternoon, we will Drive to Ugii Lake is located up 1337m from the ocean level and it is a pure water steppe lake, which is 7.9km long, 5km wide. The lake Ugii is famous for its birdlife.

Accommodation

Tourist Ger Camp (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Karakorum - Erdenezuu Monastery & Museum
  • Ugii Lake
  • Hiking riding 

Meals Included

  • Breakfast  
  • Lunch       
  • Dinner        

 

 

 

Today we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar (approximately 3-4 hours). We will visit Zaisan Memorial Hill is located on the south side of Ulaanbaatar City, right beside the Bogd Khan Mountain having the best view of the city and surrounding hills. 

Next, we will visit “Gandan” Monastery, Mongolia’s largest functioning Buddhist monastery including the Mongolian Buddhist University. The highlight of visiting Gandan is the 26-meter-high majestic gilded indoor statue of Megjid Janraisig. 

Afterward, free of your choice. You can be transferred to the hotel for rest and refreshment or go shopping for souvenirs and local products, your guide will be ready to serve you for that. Suggested shopping places are State department store, the famous “Gobi” cashmere factory store. 

In the evening, we will visit “Wonders of Mongolia” folklore show by famous Tumen-Ekh ensemble - is one of the most successful folk art groups to share traditional Mongolian music with the world, having traveled to over 40 countries. Will have dinner at 8:00 o’clock and transferred to the hotel. 

Accommodation

  • Hotel 4-5 star (1 night)

Included Activities

  • Zaisan Memorial Hill
  • Bogd Khan Palace museum
  • “Gandan” Monastery
  • Shopping at Department store, Gobi cashmere factory store
  • “Wonders of Mongolia” folklore show

Meals Included

  • Breakfast   
  • Lunch     
  • Dinner       

 

 

You will be free at leisure in your hotel or wander around on your own until being escorted to the Chinggis Khaan International Airport for your departure flight home.

Your driver will assist you with flight check-in and luggage, and see you off at the point of security check.  Note: You must be at the Chinggis Khaan International Airport  2 hours before your flight time.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast   at /hotel restaurant/

Inclusions and Exclusions

TOUR FARE INCLUDED

  • Airport Pick up / Drop off service with privet Vehicle for Arrival/Departure
  • All Hotels 4-5star and Good tourist ger camps during the trip.
  • Hotel (2 nights )  based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds.
  • Tourist Ger Camp (6 nights) - based on two persons sharing one Ger with twin beds.
  • If you would like to spend one or two nights as a homestay in a local nomadic family or in a ger camp please just mention it when you book our tour.
  • All meals during the trip  (8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners )
  • Privet Vehicle in the countryside trip and city tour during your  trip & petrol + experienced driver
  • Private English speaking guides at all times
  • Camel, Horse riding + horse riding guide 
  •  “Wonders of Mongolian Art” performance with Tumen-Ekh ensemble
  • All entrance fees of museums, attractions, national parks and protected areas according to the itinerary
  • Bottled water – 1 liter per day
  • Visa invitation letter, if required 
  • all taxes

TOUR FARE EXCLUDED

  • International Airfare
  • Daily personal expenses
  • Laundry, camera & video fees at any states
  • Visa application & fees
  • Changes of arrival/ departure flight
  • Tips and gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Meals/beverages not stated in itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Snacks

 

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