Hiking and horse riding

This mixed tour is made for nature and large open spaces lovers. We'll start with a 4-day pony trek from Tsenkher hot springs to Orkhon Valley, riding across the wonderful landscapes of lower Khangai. Then we'll leave for a 4-day self-sufficient hike in the Naiman Nuur National Park.

This is the perfect tour for the inexperienced horsemen/women who wish to taste the joys of the gallop in the steppes and enjoy a natural hike in the lower Khangai.

Day 1. Arrival in Ulan Bator and visit of the city

  • Arrival at the airport, meeting with our driver. Transfer to your hotel, settling in, and rest.
  • Appointment at 12 o'clock at your hotel with your guide. He will take you in the restaurant of your choice.
  • Let's immerse ourselves in the heart of the Mongolian history, in the wonderful National History Museum. Three floors of a rich, glorious, violent and noble past, from prehistory to Soviet period, including the creation of the great Mongolian Empire by Genghis Khan.
  • Walk in the centre of Ulan-Bator. 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.

Day 2. Kharkhorin, from one capital to another

Ulan Bator - Kharkhorin
  • Visit of Gandantegchinlen Monastery. In the morning, lamas get together to pray. They will answer your questions at the Mongolian Buddhist Centre.
  • Journey to Kharkhorin, the former capital of Mongolia. The legendary city of Genghis Khan was founded in 1220 and was one of the stages of the silk road. The Mongolian Empire was governed from this city, until Kubilai Khan set up the capital in Beijing. Today, there are only a few vestiges left of the former capital.
  • Visit of Erdene Zuu Monastery, built in 1586 by a nomad prince. The Chinese and Tibetan-inspired buildings are surrounded with 108 sacred stupas. Visit of the Museum of Kharkhorin.

Day 3. A bit of history and much pleasure

Kharkhorin - Khoshoo Tsaidam
  • Let's immerse ourselves in the Turkish period. We reach the site of Khöshöö Tsaïdam and its two monoliths built in the 7th and 8th centuries. These writings tell the story of Prince Kul-Tegin and his brother Bilge-Khagan. They are the oldest traces of Turkish literature. Funeral steles and tumuli, alignment of erected stones are so many accounts of the rites of that period.
Khoshoo Tsaidam - Tsenkher hot springs

Day 4-5. Pony trek in Khangai

Day 5
  • Ride along a valley where many breeders have set up their camp. We reach the Ondor Shireet Hill and have lunch near the winter camps of the nomads. In the area, we will observe petroglyphs dating from the Bronze Age.
  • Visit of Tovkhon Monastery. Vehicles can't go until the top of Öndör Ulaan Hill and we will walk until there to discover Tovkhon Ermitage, where Zanabazar, the first religious leader of Mongolia, created the Soyombo alphabet. The monastery is located 2312 metres (1,44 mile) above the sea level and from that place we'll have a wonderful view on the whole Khangai range. We'll picnic in exceptional surroundings, facing Orkhon Valley.

Day 6. Stay among nomads in Orkhon

Khangai Mountain - Orkhon valley
  • We ride along a hilly path and reach the Orkhon River and its canyons. We cross the river in the place called Ongoistiin Guur and reach the Orkhon Valley, and its hundreds of herds and yurts. We ride on a path scattered with volcanic stones, because the valley is located in an old area of volcanos.

Day 7. Horse riding to Orkhon Waterfalls

  • Visit of Ulan Tsutgalaan falls, white flood flowing on the black stone, transformed in rainbow by a short sunray... These 16-metres (52,49 feet) falls are just magic ! They were formed 20.000 years ago, as a result of a unique combination of earthquakes and volcano eruptions.
  • Horseriding until the entrance of Naiman Nuur National Park. We'll follow our path across the steppes scattered with edelweisses, then we'll ride along the forests of larches and pines, before stopping for the night at Boorgiin Oroi, on the edge of a small wood, in front of the mountains of Naiman Nuur Park.
  • We finish this pleasant day in a small yurts camp at the gates of the Naiman Nuur National Park. We'll enjoy a good comfort and will have a restorative rest.

Day 8-10. 4-days hiking in the Naiman Nuur National Park

Day 8
  • We start our self-sufficient hike. We hike in a valley surrounded by the Khangai range. We reach a small mountain lake where we'll set up our camp for the night.
Day 9
  • We go on hiking in the Khangai Valley. We cross a tree-filled area, go up towards the pass of Khangai Nuruu, then come back down towards Lake Tsagaan Azarga. Picnic. We go up towards the gorges of the Khokh Davaanii River, then we reach the Naiman Nuur National Park. First, we visit Lake Shanaga, then we set up our camp in the banks of Lake Khuis.
Day 10
  • Visit of the several lakes of the area : Lakes Bugat, Khaya, Doroo, Khaliut, and then Lake Shireet where we set up our camp.

Day 11. We join a nomads family

  • We hike on the Shireet Hill and visit the stone of Shurangiin Tsokhoi. Then we finally join a nomads family and rest in its camp.

Day 12. Desert area of Khogno Khan

  • We arrive at the splendid rocky formations of Khogno Khan. Discovery of the park : semidesert steppes, taiga, stunning rocky formations, 80-kilometre (49,71 miles) long sand dunes, are characteristic of this arid area nicknamed "Mini-Gobi".
  • Walk until Erdene Khambiin Monastery. "Monk Erdene's Monastery" dates from 17th century and was built in the mountain. Zanabazar built it in honour of his teacher, monk Erdene.

Day 13. Back to Ulan Bator

  • Back to Ulan-Bator. 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 shopping in the centre of the city.

Day 14. Have a nice journey and see you soon !

  • Breakfast at the hotel. We go with you to the international airport of Ulan Bator. The transfer can be organized at the time you want, according to the schedule of your flight.

Departure dates - 2018

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 10 participants.

Our departures are confirmed without any additional fees to the price of 1490 Euros per person from a minimum of 3 participants. If you are only 2 participants registered for this particular departure however, we can still organize the tour for you against an added fee of 300 Euros per person.

Start date End date Available Status Price
May 14 May 27 10 Available 1490€ Enquire
June 11 June 24 10 Available 1490€ Enquire
July 2 July 15 10 Available 1490€ Enquire
July 16 July 29 10 Available 1490€ Enquire
July 30 August 12 10 Available 1490€ Enquire
August 13 August 26 10 Available 1490€ Enquire
August 27 September 9 10 Available 1490€ Enquire
September 9 September 22 10 Available 1490€ Enquire

Individual price per person

You can go for a private journey to the dates of your choice for your very own group of people. In this particular case, the price proposed depends entirely on the final number of participants (please refer yourself to the prices mentioned below).

In the case of an exclusive private trip for you, this program seen here can serve as a base to draw the lines of the final offer. And you can create an entire trip « à la carte ».

23-567-89-10
2200€1800€1700€1600€1490€

Included

  • Transfers airport / hotel / airport
  • 2 nights in 3* hotel in Ulan Bator, breakfast included
  • Full pension during the tour
  • Water
  • 4 nights in comfortable yurts camp with warm showers
  • 2 nights in a host family, in guest yurt
  • 5 nights tent camping
  • Journeys in Japanese 4WD jeep or Russian 4x4 UAZ + driver
  • Presence of the logistics vehicle during the days 4 to 7
  • Petrol
  • English-speaking guide
  • Cook for groups > 4 persons
  • Local equestrian guides
  • Grooms
  • Hire of the horses + 1 extra horse for 3 or 4 persons in case of bad understanding with your horse or injury
  • Pack yaks for the equipment during the days 8 to 11
  • Entrance fees for the parks and museums indicated in the program
  • Traditional show
  • Equipment for meals (mess tent, camping tables and chairs) and nights (tent, sleeping bag, ground mattress), sanitary tent

Not included

  • International transport
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Repatriation insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks / alcohols extras
  • Meals in Ulan Bator
  • Phone calls
  • Any excursion that is not indicated in the program

14 days from 1490€ per person. Flight not included.

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Departures

29 mai 2015 3 available
8 juin 2015 6 available
25 juin 2015 5 available
20 juillet 2015 8 available
17 août 2015 10 available
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