Day 1: Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to a hotel. The rest of the day will be available for you to explore the city. In the evening, your guide will take you to a folk cultural performance, which will be followed by dinner in a local restaurant to welcome you to Mongolia.
Day 2: In the morning we will head out to the east of Ulaanbaatar and reach Khentii National Park after a 3-hour drive. The Khentii landscape consists of green, forest hillsides and spectacular granite cliffs. Many nomads live in this area and you can see yaks, sheep, goats and horses grazing in this peaceful valley. That is where we will meet our horsemen.
Day 3: After a breakfast, we will saddle our horses and prepare for the linear ride, while the packhorses are being loaded. As we start, we will ride into the valley along the base of mountain ranges. You will soon realize that you are slowly leaving civilization behind, entering into the wilderness-birds, marmots and other ground squirrels nestle in the surrounding area. We will reach our campsite area in Khurkh River valley for the night.
Day 4: Leaving the Khurkh valley behind us, we will move to tundra forest and cross the mountain pass "Suviin Davaa". When we approach the Akhain River, we will settle down for the night.
Days 5-6: The environment is a typical moose habitat and you will see so many marks of this magnificent animal that by the end of the day, you will able to detect their presence like an expect! After four days of riding, we will camp right beside of the Asralt Khairkhan and let our horses rest.
Day 7: On that day we will climb the peak of the Khentii Mountain Range and can see surrounding mountains, lakes and admire the superb panorama.
Day 8: We ride again to the Khongol River. There will be time for trout fishing.
Day 9: We will ride down the Khongol River and set up a camp on the yellow sandy beach of the Black Lake.
Day 10: We will saddle our horses and arrive at the confluence of the Khongol and Khag Rivers, where we camp for the night.
Day 11: We will make a steep ascent and an even steeper descent across the Khavirgiin pass, which lies at the eastern shoulder of Altan Ulgii peak. We will continue riding towards through the Dund Bayan River valley. Towards the end of day, we will meet up with the support vehicles and set up camp for the night.
Day 12: After breakfast we will return to Ulaanbaatar and check into the hotel.
Day 13: In the morning you will visit Gandan, the largest functioning monastery in the country and there will be time for shopping after lunch. In the afternoon you can discover the treasures of the National History Museum. The rest of your afternoon is free before a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
What is included: All transfers and transportation within Mongolia. Shared accommodation in the a good quality hotel, single accommodation can be arranged at an additional cost. Tented and ger camp accommodation in the countryside. All meals. An English speaking guide. All sightseeing costs and fees. Horse and all riding equipment, except helmet (you must bring your own ensure a good fit). All support staff including drivers, horse men and camp assistants.
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