HORSE RIDING tour IN EASTERN MONGOLIA
Map of Khentii
Day 1 Visit in Ulaanbaatar
Arrival at the airport, meeting with our driver and guide. Transfer to your hotel, settling in, and rest. We will take you in the restaurant. Let's immerse ourselves in the heart of the Mongolian history, in the wonderful National History Museum. 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. Welcome dinner in Mongolian style restaurant. Overnight in the hotel. B/L/D
Day 2 Travel to Lake Khukh
We will drive to “Genghis Khan Statue Complex” (50km about 2 hours) which is currently the biggest (40m high) equestrian statue in the world. Then drive to small Lake Khukh nuur where Genghis Khan was entitled as the Khan of Mongols in 1189 and there you will meet your lovely light bay horse and a Mongolian warrior who leads the trip (220 km from UB about 4 hours). Prepare for the horse trip and in the evening listen to brief historical highlights about the significant events in the history of Mongolia. Overnight in ger camp. B/L/D
Day 3 Horse Trek
In the morning, we begin the horse trek. Today, we will ride to Genghis Khan's fire stones. On the way, we will visit horseman nomad family. We will taste Mongolian traditional dairy products. Dinner is real authentic Mongolian barbecue, prepared in the traditional style with hot stones. Overnight in Ger. B/L/D
*prices vary according to group size
DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY
The trip goes back to the 13th Century and experience the life of a Mongolian legend. There is no better way to explore Mongolia on horseback.
Genghis Khan conquered lands riding his 8 light bay horses, which none of his entourage were allowed to touch. But at this time, his geldings are waiting just for you in Khentii National Park- a beautiful combination of forest, mountain, steppe, rivers and lakes. Experience nomadic lifestyle by riding through the breathtaking Khentii National Park on a 7 day horse riding trip.
Duration: 11 nights / 12 days
Activities: Visiting cultural heritage sites, experiencing nomad culture, exploring varied natural landscapes, hiking, horse riding. Distance: 1200kms
Group: Min 3 - Max 20
Season: May – October
Day 4 Birthplace of Jamukh
Today we will ride to tourist camp located in the birthplace of Jamukha, who was not only the best friend of Genghis Khan but also leader of clans. Overnight in tourist camp. B/D/L
Day 5,6 Ride to Breeven Monastery
Today we will ride through wonderful nature to Bereeven Monastery. The monastery is surrounded by 13 high mountains and it was built in 17th century. At that time, there were about 5000 to 6000 Buddhist lamas lived and studied. Overnight in tent. B/L/D
2 participants 1870 EUR p/p
3-5 participants 1650 EUR p/p
6-9 participants 1550 EUR p/p
10 more participants 1310 EUR p/p
Transfers airport / hotel / airport
2 nights in 3*or 4* hotel in Ulan Bator, breakfast included
Full pension during the tour
4 nights in comfortable yurts camps with warm shower
5 nights in tent
Journeys in Japanese or Russian 4WD jeep or minibus with Air con + driver
English or french speaking guide
Local guides for the treks
Entrance fees for parks and museum indicated in the program
PRICE NOT INCLUDED
Day 7, 8 Horse Trek along Kherlen River
Horse trek in the valley of Jargalant River. Genghis Khan used to drink water from this river when he returns to his mother land. We will visit nomad family to explore their lifestyle, culture and tradition. Overnight in tent. B/L/D
Passport and visa fees
Drinks / alcohols extras
Any excursion that is not indicated in the program
Single room supplement: Single supplement is available at 50 euros in the hotel (for 1 nights)
Single ger supplement: Single supplement is available at 20 euros per night at ger camps.
Day 9 Uglugsh Wall
Today is the last day for riding to the ruins of Uglugch walls where the Great Khan used to live for some time. This area has a number of ancient graves and stone monuments. Thickness of the wall is 2 m, heights are 2.5-4.5 m in average and 3.1 m in highest parts. Locals call a lanky rocky cliff inside the wall as a horse rope of Genghis khan. Overnight in tent. B/L/D
Day 10 Tour to 13th Century
For your journey in Mongolia, it is possible joining a fixed departure tour with a group, which has the advantage of providing a friendly atmosphere and to let you benefit from the best price. Our groups are composed of an average of 3 to 12 participants.
We offering camel riding, horse trekking and hiking tour based on local community. Nomadic families live in the area are main parts of the tours. They will supply camels, horses, meals, and accommodation for tourists.
Usually 6 to 8 hours of riding. This equestrian trek is intended for persons practicing regularly riding and with similar practice at a level Galop 3-4 or riders with a mastery of 3 gaits (walk, trot, canter) varied terrain and completely autonomous horse.
In the moorning we drive to 13th century National park (369 kms from Uglugch Wall about 6 hours). This is the only camp in Mongolia where you can visit the old time micro kingdom of Genghis Khan and his empire. Here we will visit the camps of Craftsmen, Shamans and Education. Visit herder's family and riding horses, camels and playing ankle bone shooting and other Mongolian traditional games and much more fun activities. Overnight in tourist camp. B/L/D
Day 11 Back to Ulaanbaatar
Drive to Ulaanbaatar (100kms about 3 hours). 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 and shop in the center of the city. /B/L/D
day 12 departure
Breakfast at the hotel. We go with you to the international airport of Ulaanbaatar. The transfer can be organized at the time you want, according to the schedule of your flight.