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Horse Trekking in Orkhon Valley - Adventure ride in Mongolia
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Eight Lakes Nature Reserve

Horse Trekking in Orkhon Valley

$900

per person

This tour is a great choice for those who seek adventure in one of the mountain ranges in Mongolia and wilderness trekking.

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Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Availability: June to mid of September
Group size: min 2
Physical rating: Active
Accommodation: 2 nights tented camping, 1 night in standard tourist Ger camps and 3-nights nomad homestay
Activities: Horse trekking / local living / Wilderness experience

Tour Highlights

Ride a horse like Mongols and live like nomads in Orkhon valley
Explore the untouched beauty of Naiman nuur nature reserve on horseback
– Tour through Kharkhorin and Orkhon Unesco Heritage Sites
– Local living – Homestay with nomad family and Learn daily chores
– Experience tented camping under starry night
– Sleep in Yurt – Tourist Ger camp

Tour Map

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  • Pricing
    Per Person
  • 2 person
    USD 1140
  • 3 to 4 person
    USD 900
  • More than 4 person
    More attractive price upon request
  • Include
    4WD vehicle transportation
    Bottled water
    Airport pick-up & drop-off
    Meals as indicated
    Fees for activities
    Admission fees
    English speaking guide
    Accommodation as indicated
  • Not Included
    Personal expenses
    Travel insurance
    Tipping(optional)
    Visa application & fees
    International airfares
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Day 1: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia & Free Day

city sightseeing Ger district
  • Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, Capital of Mongolia
  • Our driver will transfer you from Chinggis Khaan International Airport (check available services at the airport to your hotel (30-45 minutes)
  • Free day in Ulaanbaatar (you can explore the city on your own – check suggested attractions to visit in Ulaanbaatar or book our city day tour)
  • Meals: No Meal
  • Accommodation: Check our suggested hotels in Ulaanbaatar (we can book it without service charge)
  • Distance: 30-40 minutes ride to the city center depending on city traffic
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Day 2 : Visit Kharkhorin - Erdenezuu Monastery

mongolia getaway tour Erdenezuu Monastery in kharkhorin town
  • Meals: Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Standard tourist Ger camp
  • Distance: 5 hours’ drive on paved road
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Day 3 : Orkhon waterfall – Nomad family homestay

a week in mongolia host nomad family with their guest
  • Drive to Orkhon waterfall which is located in Orkhon river valley
  • Visit Temeen Chuluun Deer Stone – tombstone and deer steles
  • Enjoy break in Uurtiin Tohoi Cliffs - viewpoint over Orkhon valley
  • Discover Orkhon waterfall, a part of Unesco world heritage site
  • Meet nomadic herder – learn daily chores including milking, rounding livestock, cooking class of dumplings making, processing dairy products and playing traditional games
  • Get ready for the horse trek starting from tomorrow !
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Nomad family’s Guest Ger (basic facilities – no running water)
  • Distance: 3 hours’ drive on paved road and dirt road
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Day 4 : Trekking to Khuisiin Naiman Nuur

riding horse in the forest fireworks in orkhon valley
  • Trek to Naiman Nuur /eight lake/ ; created by volcanic eruptions century ago
  • Ride through green valley with lava stone field
  • Encounter with happy nomads, yak, horse, sheep and cow, Gers along the way
  • Picnic lunch and break times en route
  • Enjoy trotting and galloping
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tented camping
  • Distance: 20-25 kms horse trekking
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Day 5 : Trekking to Lake Khuis

horse riding to the eight lakes horses grazing in the lake Khovsgol
  • Wilderness time - Challenging ride through narrow trials of forested mountain and steep climb to the mountain
  • Picnic lunch en route
  • Visit Khuis lake; the smallest lake of 8 lakes
  • Set up our camping
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tented camping
  • Distance: 25 kms horse trekking
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Day 6 : Trekking to Lake Shireet

horse trekking in orkhon valley mongolian horse riding
  • Horse riding in beautiful steppes and forest mountains
  • Discover the scenic lakes in the park
  • Picnic lunch en route
  • Visit Shireet lake ; the largest fresh water lake situated 2800 meters above sea level
  • Another night reconnecting to the nature and starry night
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tented camping
  • Distance: 25 kms horse trekking
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Day 7 : Trek to small lakes + Buurug valley

horseback riding in the valley Mongolian man riding horse and look after his livestock
  • Visit two other small lakes before heading back to Orkhon valley
  • Ride through rugged mountains and forest
  • Picnic lunch en route
  • Enjoy breathtaking view of happy nomads valley
  • Try mare’s milk – favorite Mongolian beverage and have traditional meal
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Nomad family’s Guest Ger (basic facilities – no running water)
  • Distance: 25 kms horse trekking
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Day 8 : Drive to Ulaanbaatar

a mongolian girl looking at yaks
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Check our suggested hotels in Ulaanbaatar (we can book it without service charge)
  • Distance: 7 hours’ drive on paved and dirt road
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Day 9 : Departure

End of tour. Departure from Chinggis Khaan International Airport. Our tour driver will drop you off at the airport approx. 3 hours before your scheduled flight. We are happy to extend your trip to the other destinations of Mongolia (the Gobi desertWestern Mongolia & Eagle Hunters, Northern Mongolia and Eastern Mongolia). Book your trip extension with us and enjoy 5-20% discount for loyalty!

FAQ

We provide excellent accommodation, transportation and quality of service as listed below.

AVAILABILITY ACCOMMODATION
    Tourist Ger camp : Comfort level
    You will stay in excellent tourist Ger camps which a traditional hotel that provides Ger (yurt –round shape dwelling) as a hotel room and is usually located near the tourist attractions. The standard toilet, shower and bathroom facilities are provided.
    Nomad family stay in Guest Ger : Unique
    You will experience authentic nomad homestay enjoying hearty meals and drinks with local helping the nomad with daily chores from milking cow, processing dairy products (cooking milk, preparing butter) and rounding up livestock. Based on twin to quadruple occupancy, Guest ger are equipped with beds, sink to wash and table with chairs but no standard toilet, tape water, shower and electricity are provided.
    Tented camping: Adventure
    Camping under millions of star is a brilliant way to connect to the nature and spirit of Mongolia. There is no designated spot for camping but you can pitch your tent anywhere. We provide 2-4 people tent equipped with mattress, sleeping bag and sheets. We leave no trace for camping.
MEALS
    We will cater authentic Mongolian and fusion meals as well as European meals during your travel. Special dietary requests such vegetarian, gluten-free and religious meals are available upon request in advance.
TRANSPORTATION & ROAD CONDITION
    Depending on the number of people, we provide 4WD car with A/C including Land cruiser, Lexus jeep and Mitsubishi Delica for comfort and efficiency. More less half of the Mongolian road is dirt and off-beaten. Depending on day-to-day program, we drive on asphalt and dirt road for as little as a couple of hours up to six hours with pleasant stops for toilet, photographs and stretching.
BOOKING & PAYMENT
    To book this tour please complete our online booking form here. To confirm your booking, we require 30% deposit payment via online payment (VISA, MASTER) or bank transfer and balance is expected to be made in 30 days prior to your tour departure. There is no extra card payment or hidden fee. Check our terms and conditions.
WHAT TO PACK
    Travel documents, warm coat/jacket and layers, hiking shoes, raincoat, rubber slippers, sunglasses, sunblock, bandana, lip balm, hat, insect repellent, travel medicine and standard toiletries
    Camera, camera accessories, USB charger, e-book readers, walking stick if necessary, led head torch