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HORSE RIDING TOURS

 

We present below some basic routes that we can arrange for you to take through our nomadic partner-friends who welcome us to their ger (yurt), share with us their nomadic life and hospitality, provide us with horses, local guidance and equipment.  

These routes can be the basis for our discussion on your trip design.  

 

Routes are classified by areas where horse riding take place

CENTRAL
MONGOLIA

NORTH
MONGOLIA

WEST
MONGOLIA

EASTERN MONGOLIA

You can ride horses in different places, with transfers by car between the places. To protect horses, we recommend that the duration of one horse-riding session stay less than 10 days. 

 

All these routes can be modified according to your needs and wishes, especially the daily rhythm, which can be changed to fit your preference. A detailed offer adjusted to your arrival dates, number of horse riding days and other details will be sent to you upon request

 

All these routes are based on an average of 6 hours riding each day. During your horse riding, you can stay one to several days with nomadic family participating in daily activities of nomadic life and caring for horses, cattle, goat, sheep, and processing of milk products.  

 

Horse riding can be part of your jeep tour. Usually we have car support on horse riding days, the car carries luggage and food, we can meet you at lunch and camp places in the evening. In some areas, there are no roads for cars, in this case we will use packhorses, camels or yaks to carry food and camping materials and an additional assistant horseman to handle packhorses.

We specially provide you softly fixed, comfortable Russian style saddles.

 

Browse the below routes descriptions.

 

Service description is detailled at the end of this section.

Bayan Onzuul
Circuit H1. Horse riding in Bayan Onjuul

Explore northern edge of Gobi Desert in Bayan Onzuul area – about 150 km south of Ulaanbaatar. It is an open semi-desert flat area and a beautiful rocky mountain in middle of the steppe. There is  

also a small area with sand dunes.

Visit nomadic families, stay with nomads in their ger and experience how people and animals live in this dry area.

 

Convenient for 1 to 3 days of horse riding with nomadic stay. 

We introduce to you 4 days horseriding total 7 days.          

This place can be reached by car from Ulaanbaatar within 5 hours on dirt road. 

Example of price (Price does not include transfers to Mongolia)

 

All inclusive price per person : USD 899 based on a constituted group of 4 persons / 1 vehicle / 2 joining team members / total 7 days (see detailed service description at the end of this section)   

Gungaluut
Circuit H2. Horse riding in Gungaluut

Explore Gungaluut nature reserve, about 150 km east of Ulaanbaatar. It is an open steppe area surrounded by gentle mountains. Visit Kherlen river valley. See the wild sheep Argali and visit nomadic families. 

 

Convenient for 1 to 3 days of horse riding with nomadic stay.  

We introduce to you 4 days horseriding, total 7 days. 

This place can be reached by car from Ulaanbaatar within 4 hours: 120 km of asphalt road and about 30 km dirt road. 

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Example of price (Price does not include transfers to Mongolia)

 

All inclusive price per person : USD 899 based on a constituted group of 4 persons / 1 vehicle / 2 joining team members / total 7 days

(see detailed service description at the end of this section)

Khovsgol
Circuit H3. Horse riding in  Hovsgol lake area
H3A

Pearl blue lake water, surrounding forest and snow-capped Sayan mountain range makes it an excellent area to ride horses in this area in the north of Mongolia. 

 

You can make 1 to 14 days of horse riding here.

 

We offer several route options:

  • West Bank Hike and Darhad Valley

  • East Rim Hike and Hot Springs

  • Horseback riding around the lake

Due to road conditions, it is not possible to have car support while you ride horse in the Khovsgol lake area. 

e-Mongol’s experienced horse guides will take care of luggages on packhorses. Also, you can visit nomadic families.

Khovsgol lake can be reached by a 4x4 car or a direct flight between Ulaanbaatar and Khatgal – a small town at the south shore of the lake.

We suggest you combine this hiking program with le Jeep J3 tour.

 

Please find below the different horse riding options around Lake Khovsgol:

Circuit: H3.A. Horse riding on the western shore of Lake Khovsgol – Darhad Valley 

 

Ride a horse along the west of shore to the north for 6 days, then change direction to west and cross Khoridol saridag mountain range. 

 

You will reach Darhadiin khotgor, which is considered the most beautiful area of Mongolia, because of its numerous small lakes and rivers, open valley surrounded with snowcapped mountains.

From Khatgal to Darhad valley town Renchinlhumbe, it requires 6 days of horse riding. 

 

Coming back from Renchinlhumbe to Khatgal (not following the same road) will require another 4 days, total 10 days of horse riding; 

Total 14 days.

Price example (Do not include routing to Mongolia)

 

Fixed price per person: USD 1,749 based on a group of 4 people / 1 vehicle / 2 guides / 14 days. (see detailed service description at the end of this section.)  

Route: H3.B. Horse riding on the eastern shore of Lake Khovsgol – hot springs

Compared to the western shore, the eastern shore is flatter and more open with semi-forest mountains and valleys. 

We will see snow capped mountains cross the lake on the west shore.  

Ride a horse along the lake shore for 1 day and then the route goes far from lake into forest mountains and river valleys. 

The Hot spring is located about 60 km from the town of Khatgal at the Arshaanii Tsagaan gol (white river of mineral water). 

Locals come to this hot spring to have medical baths and drink the water. There are small wooden houses for hot baths.

From Khatgal to Hotspring, it requires 3 days of horseriding. 

 

Coming back from the hot spring to Khatgal (not following the same road) will require another 3 days, 1 day rest in hot spring. 

Total 11 days of horse riding.

Price example (Do not include routing to Mongolia)

 

Package price per person: USD 1,449 based on a group of 4 people / 1 vehicle / 2 guides / 7 days of horseback riding, total 14 days. (see detailed service description at the end of this section.) 

Circuit H3. C. Khovsgol Lake Tour on Horseback

We will be horse riding in most remote areas. In the north of the lake, you will get a close view of the co-existence of the Holy Father Mount Burenkhaan and the widest mother ocean Khovsgol. 

This circle discovers Khovsgol lake fully. 

It will require about 17 days of horse riding, full circle around the lake, 

total 20 days.

Price example (Do not include routing to Mongolia)

 

Package price per person: USD 2,524 based on a group of 4 people / 1 vehicle / 2 guides / total 20 days. (see detailed service description at the end of this section.)

H3B
H3C
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Orkhon
Circuit H4. Horse riding  in the Orkhon Valley and Naiman Lake

Orkhon river valley, waterfalls and Naiman lake are one of the ideal places to horse ride in the central part of  Mongolia. 

 

Picturesque Orkhon valley, surrounding semi-forest mountains and a lively settlement of nomads make this place well attractive. 

 

It is also one of the best places to experience a nomadic stay, as this area is famous with airag (fermented mares milk) and processing of milk products.

Along your horse riding route, you could stay in one place for several days, staying with a nomadic family and experiencing nomadic life, participating in everyday activities, caring for cattle, sheep, horses, and processing milk products.

 

Horse riding can be made for 1 to 10 days. 

We introduce to you 5 days horseriding from Naiman lake till Tovkhon monastery, total 9 days trip.

The area is easily reachable from Ulaanbaatar by a 4x4 car in 2 days or 1 day of intensive driving.

 

Price example (Do not include routing to Mongolia)

 

Fixed price per person: USD 1,249 based on a group of 4 people / 1 vehicle / 2 guides / total 10 days. (see detailed service description  at the end of this section.