Pony trekking & comfort

From one yurts camp to another, ride in Orkhon Valley and Mini-Gobi. Each evening, you'll enjoy a comfortable bed, a warm shower and you'll rest in fitted out camps. A ride in huge spaces in one of the most lovely areas of Mongolia. Horseback created this original route for the horses lovers.

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. Ride in the park of the wild horses

Ulan Bator - Khustai national park
  • Visit of Gandantegchinlen Monastery. In the morning, lamas get together to pray. They will answer your questions at the Mongolian Buddhist Centre.
  • Journey to Khustai Reserve that houses the Przewalski horses (takh). Twilight is the best moment to observe them. We'll walk until the river where they drink, and observe them with no fear to bother.
  • Pony trek. We notably discover the sand dunes of Moltsog.

Day 3. Visit of the former Mongolian capital

Khustai national park - Kharkhorin
  • 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 4. Let's go for a 5-day ride !

  • We go riding along the Orkhon River, in the Orkhon Valley that is inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List. Orkhon Valley is a land of nomadism where many breeders settle down their summer camp. We will attend the daily nomadic life. We reach Khujirt, where there are famous hot springs that have curative properties. Mongolians enjoy them a lot.
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4Five-day trekking with the assistance of the logistics vehicle along the Orkhon Valley between Kharkhorin and the gates of the Naiman Nuur National Park.

Day 5-6. Orkhon Valley and Tovkhon Monastery

Day 5
  • We go on riding in the green steppe. Here, herds of yaks, sheeps, goats and horses graze in total freedom outside our dumbfounded eyes. A picturesque Mongolia stretches outside us and we go from surprise to surprise. We go to the place called "bend of Uurt" at the foothills of the Khangai Mounts.
Day 6
  • From our camp in Uurt, we ride through mountains and forests until Tovkhon Monastery, 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.
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5, 6Five-day trekking with the assistance of the logistics vehicle along the Orkhon Valley between Kharkhorin and the gates of the Naiman Nuur National Park.

Day 7. We join our guides

  • We ride until the camp of our local guides, perfectly located in the heart of the valley. We meet the family and discover the breeders' life : milking the animals, preparing dairy products, cutting wood, etc. Tender moments with the family, we share the little moments of their daliy life, such as playing thucklebones with children. We attend the preparation of a Mongolian barbecue that we'll enjoy for dinner with the hosts.
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7Five-day trekking with the assistance of the logistics vehicle along the Orkhon Valley between Kharkhorin and the gates of the Naiman Nuur National Park.

Day 8. At the gates of Naiman Nuur National Park

  • 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 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.
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8Five-day trekking with the assistance of the logistics vehicle along the Orkhon Valley between Kharkhorin and the gates of the Naiman Nuur National Park.

Day 9. Relaxing in Tsenkher hot springs

Day 10. Change of scene in the Mini-Gobi

  • We arrive at the splendid rocky formations of Khogno Khan. Discovery of the park : semidesert steppes, taiga, stunning rocky formations, 80-kilometres (49,71 miles) long sand dunes, are characteristic of this arid area nicknamed "Mini-Gobi".
  • Pony trek 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.
  • Visit of the sand dunes of Elsen Tasarkhai.

Day 11. Back to Ulan Bator

Khogno Khan - 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 12. 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 - 2017

Start date End date Available Status Price
May 31 June 11 8 Confirmed 1590€ Enquire
June 14 June 25 6 Confirmed 1590€ Enquire
July 11 July 22 10 Available 1650€ Enquire
August 2 August 13 8 Confirmed 1590€ Enquire
August 16 August 27 10 Available 1590€ Enquire
August 30 September 10 10 Available 1590€ Enquire

Individual price per person

23-56-10
2100€1690€1590€

Included

  • Transfers airport / hotel / airport
  • 2 nights in 3* hotel in Ulan Bator, breakfast included
  • Full pension during the tour
  • Water
  • 8 nights in comfortable yurts camp with warm showers
  • 1 night in guest house, in a host yurt
  • Journeys in japanese 4WD witi Air con + driver
  • Presence of the vehicle during the trek
  • Petrol
  • English-speaking guide
  • Assistant guide for groups > 8 persons
  • Local equestrian guides
  • Hire of the horses + 1 extra horse pour 3 or 4 persons in case of bad understanding with the horse or injury
  • Equestrian equipment with Kazakh or English saddles
  • Entrance fees for parks and museums indicated in the program
  • Traditional show
  • Equipment for meals (camping tables and chairs) and nights (sleeping bags)

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

12 days from 1590€ 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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