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Horseback Riding in Central Mongolia

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 12 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 6 people
Destination(s): Mongolia  
Specialty Categories: Horse Riding  
Season: May - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1290 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1290 US Dollar (USD)

On horseback discover unexplored paths, follow rivers, cross forests and mountain passes and live nature’s greatness. Visit the many herders' families on the way and experience their hospitality. Drink a milk tea with them, try the local barbecue and get a glimpse of the traditional way of living of remote families. Those unbelievable journeys on Mongolian horses offer the riders unique contacts with the local people who will honour foreigners exploring their country the way they live it. Well-organised logistical supports make our horseback expeditions accessible to most but a basic knowledge of horseback riding is preferable.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Upon arrival at the airport we will be welcomed by our guide. He will bring us to our comfortable, centrally located hotel. In the afternoon we will stroll around Ulaanbaatar. We will visit the Natural and the Historical Museums. We will have dinner at a local restaurant. (Hotel, L, D)

Day 2: In the morning we leave for Khustai Nuruu National Park located about 100 km southwest from Ulaanbaatar. It was established in 1993 and protects today the Takhi, the Mongolian's wild horses, also known as the Przewalski horses. After lunch we will hike in the area and see the wild horses. Overnight in a tented camp. (Tented Camp, B, L, D)

Day 3: After breakfast we will head for Kharkhorin (also called Karakorum), site of the 13th century capital of the Mongolian Empire created by Chinggis Khaan. Very little is left from this legendary city. In the 16th century, Mongolia's biggest Monastery was build from the ruins of Kharkhorin. Now Erdene Zuu Monastery are the remains of what once was a huge monastery of 100 temples and about 1.000 lamas residencing there. We will explore the grounds of Erdene Zuu Monastery surrounded by its massive 400 m X 400 m walls. We will be guided around the 3 remaining temples: Dalai Lama, Zuu of Buddha and Lavrin Temple.

We will also see the Turtle Rock and the Phallic Rock. After having visited the area we will set off further westwards. In the evening we will meet our horsemen and our horses. Being 1.40 meter high the horses are often taken by Europeans as ponies. Their height is deceiving; they are renowned for their strength, speed and dexterity. We will put up our camp next to the wranglers' family ger. Our guide - translator will help us to forge contact with the local population. (Tented Camp, B, L, D)

Days 4 - 7: Horseback riding in the Khangai Mountain Region. (B) (L) (D)

Day 8: More horseback riding. End of the day we will leave our horses and drive to Tsenkher hot spring resort. Managed by Japanese this resort has a large open-air pool at its customer's disposal. The hot water of the pool flows continuously in from the hot water spring. At the spring, the temperature of the water is over 80 ° C. A complex pipelines system regulates the water temperature. Some will spend hours sitting in the pool talking, staring at the stars or scanning the nightly nature around them. (Ger camp, B, L, D)

Day 9: Today we will have a whole day driving back. In the evening we will stop at the foothills of the Khogno Khan Mountains. It is an impressive massif in the open steppes. It is an impressive massif in the open steppes. Not far from here runs the Tasarkhai Els, a 100 km long sand dune. (Ger Camp, B, L, D)

Day 10: In the morning before our departure for Ulaanbaatar we will visit the nice little Uvgun Monastery and for those who want, they will have the opportunity to walk up the mountain and enjoy the incredible view over the plains, the sand dune and grasslands. (Hotel, B, L, D)

Day 11: Today we will have a free day to stroll around in Ulaanbaatar and buy some souvenirs before heading back home. In the evening we will have a far well dinner in a good restaurant. (Hotel, B, D)

Day 12: After breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure. (B)

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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Location: Mongolia
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M10055 invites you to discover the natural and cultural wonders of Mongolia, one of the last remaining seldom-explored countries. The traveler will discover this untouched country and marvel at its unique combination of ancient Buddhist tradition with a nomadic horse-based culture. He will revel in her natural beauties...

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