"ORKHON - THE VALLEY OF HISTORY" HORSE RIDING TOUR

Best features of this tour

2 days of an adventurous trip to Naiman Nuur Park with pack yak is exclusively offered only by this tour.
3 nights with nomadic families is the best way to discover their daily life.
We worked hard on our saddles to give you maximum possible comfort as well as suit the Mongolian horse.
Orkhon Valley is registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Tour itinerary

Roaming through the Orkhon Valley on horseback might be the most beautiful thing you'll ever experience!
Naiman Nuur trip has its unique way to attract people. This adventure never ceases to amaze even the locals!

This tour will lead you to the remote sites deep into the wildland letting you see the beauty of the land and support vehicles will accompany you to assure your comfort at the same time.

You will discover Mongolian heartland teaming with our equestrian guides and translators!

Day 1: Ulaanbaatar


Arrival in Mongolia.

Your English speaking translator picks you up at Chinggis Khan Airport and takes you to your hotel.

Your guide is waiting for you at the hotel front desk and will have lunch (not included).

We will visit Gandantegchinlin Monastery and the National Museum of Mongolian History.
Dinner and night at a hotel (2* – twin or triple room).

Day 2: Ulaanbaatar – Kharkhorin


Breakfast and drive to Kharkhorin, the old capital city of Mongolia (picnic lunch on the road).

You will probably spend 6 to 7 hours traveling by car. This is surely a long trip but by the evening, you will be in Orkhon Valley entrance, ready for your horse riding adventure for the next day!

Visit Erdene Zuu Monastery.

We will meet our equestrian guides and horses in the evening and set up our camp under the open sky near the Orkhon Valley.

Dinner and stay overnight.

Day 3: Orkhon Valley Horse Riding Trip


Breakfast

We will start the adventure in the Orkhon Valley with our guide team.

The picnic lunch and everything else will be brought by our support vehicles, not carried on horses so that you can ride more comfortably.

We set up our camp under the open sky.

Dinner and stay overnight.

 

Day 4: Orkhon Valley Horse Riding Trip


Breakfast and we ride deeper into the Khangai Mountains.

Picnic lunch.

We set up our camp in the wilderness after the ride.

Dinner and stay overnight.

Day 5: Orkhon Valley Horse Riding Trip reaches Tovkhon Monastery


Breakfast and we head to Tovkhon Buddhist Monastery which has about 400 years of history. We reach the monastery with our horses situated at over 2600m above sea level.

Picnic lunch.

The views are magical where you can see the enormous valley with forest mountains in the background while riding down the mountains to the Orkhon Valley.

This part of the land is the origin of the nomad life dating back to thousands of years.

We set up our camp in the wilderness after the ride.

Dinner and stay overnight.

Day 6: Orkhon Valley Horse Riding Trip reaches Orkhon Falls


Breakfast.
As we approach the Orkhon Falls, you can notice the landscape changes clearly!

What is the reason?
Ancient lava flow marks colliding with Orkhon River makes the entire valley astonishingly beautiful. And it says all about the volcanic leaks and eruptions which changed the valley eons ago.

Picnic lunch.

We roam through Orkhon Valley on horseback. We set up our camp near the Naiman Nuur Park entrance after the ride.
Our yak guides will join us here. Dinner and stay overnight.

Day 7: Horseback adventure in Naiman Nuur Park (with pack yaks)


From this day, we change our pace on a different level depending on the change of the landscapes: wide open spaces to wild and remote landscapes. Welcome to The Naiman Nuur Park!

This is a place where no vehicles can reach, thus we load the equipment and your personal items on pack yaks.

We pack everything and start our trip to the steep mountains.

We arrive at yak breeder family and stay there for 2 nights in separate yurts (4-5 persons per yurt)

Lunch and dinner with the family.

Day 8: Horseback ride in Naiman Nuur Park


Breakfast

This is the day we ride through beautiful forest mountains heading to the lakes of Naiman Nuur Park.

Picnic lunch in the Park.

Dinner and stay overnight in the yurt.

Day 9: Leaving the Naiman Nuur Park to Orkhon Valley with pack yaks


Breakfast

Time to say goodbye to our welcoming host family.

We head back to the Orkhon Valley leaving Naiman Nuur Park traveling through a steep mountain road thanks to our tough horse and skilled yak guiders.

We set up our camp near the forest which is located in between the Naiman Nuur Park and Orkhon Valley.

Dinner and stay overnight.

Day 10: Full day with a nomad family


Breakfast and we ride to the nomadic family in the Orkhon Valley.

Picnic lunch on the road.

This day is fully dedicated to getting to know the daily nomad life. Feel free to be a part of the daily activities of the family.

Your translator and the equestrian guides will explain the tradition as you enjoy your nomadic life.
Dinner and stay overnight in the separate yurt of a nomadic family.
 

Day 11: Orkhon Valley – Night in a yurt at Khogno Khan Park (mini-Gobi)


Breakfast

We leave Orkhon Valley as well as our equestrian guides and the family. Thanks to our skillful guides and welcoming family who has been our companion during our adventurous trips!

We travel to Khogno Khan Park (around 4 hours drive – depending on the condition of the roads).

Picnic lunch.

Khogno Khan region consists of desert-like landscapes.
We visit the Ovgon Khiid Monastery.

Dinner and stay overnight at the yurt camp (single beds, 4 to 5 persons per yurt, showers in a separate building).

Day 12: Khogno Khan Park – Ulaanbaatar


Breakfast and we leave to Ulaanbaatar early and arrive in the afternoon.

Picnic lunch.

You'll be offered to go shopping with a guide for the rest of the afternoon.

In the evening, you will attend Mongolian traditional shows which cover traditional dances, music, songs.

We don't include dinner to leave you a wide range of choices of Ulaanbaatar cuisine.

Night at a hotel (2* – twin or triple room).

Day 13 – Ulaanbaatar


Transfer to the airport after breakfast.

ADDITIONAL

SMALL GROUP SUPPLEMENT

Groups of 2 or 3 riders: + 250 € / pers.

Supplement is refunded for all riders after the 4th rider is booked.

SINGLE ROOM

+ 80 € / pers. (2 nights in Ulaanbaatar only). This single room supplement applies if you want a single room in Ulaanbaatar.

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Meeting point: Chinggis Khaan Airport, Ulaanbaatar.
Language: English, French
Group size: 3-10 persons.

ACCOMMODATION

In tents:                                                     6 nights
In a guest yurt with a nomadic family:   3 nights
In a yurt camp:                                          1 nights
In a 2* hotel in Ulaanbaatar:                    2 nights

INCLUDED

Tour and visits
English speaking translator
Horse riding
All breakfast, lunch and dinner except 1 dinner
4×4 with driver
Nomadic equestrian guides
A cook per group over 4 persons

NOT INCLUDED

Personal expenses
International flights
1 dinner
Drinks: tea and coffee (except water)
Visa (if necessary)
Travel insurance.

 

 

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