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TransMongolia - Cross Mongolia on horseback!


Why you'll love this tour ...

 

  • A 3 weeks horse riding tour in Mongolia, with 12 days on horseback for a unique equestrian experience!
  • Itinerary ride, through remote wild landscapes.
  • Accommodation including yurts and camping.
  • Our own saddles, studied to suit both the Mongolian horse and the Western rider.
  • 100% financial guarantee for your tour in Mongolia.

Dates and Rates


From  Rate /pers.  Available Status
29/04/2017 2265 € 10 Min. 3 pers.
06/05/2017 2265 € 10 Min. 3 pers.
13/05/2017 2265 € 10 Min. 3 pers.
20/05/2017 2265 € 10 Min. 3 pers.
24/06/2017 2265 € 10 Min. 3 pers.
01/07/2017 2265 € 10 Min. 3 pers.
08/07/2017 2265 € 10 Min. 3 pers.
15/07/2017 2265 € 10 Min. 3 pers.
22/07/2017 2265 € 10 Min. 3 pers.
29/07/2017 2265 € 10 Min. 3 pers.
05/08/2017 2265 € 10 Min. 3 pers.
12/08/2017 2265 € 10 Min. 3 pers.
19/08/2017 2265 € 10 Min. 3 pers.
26/08/2017 2265 € 10 Min. 3 pers.
02/09/2017 2265 € 10 Min. 3 pers.
09/09/2017 2265 € 10 Min. 3 pers.

 

SMALL GROUP SUPPLEMENT

Groups of 3 riders: + 300 € / pers.
Applies to the 3 first riders booked. When the 4th rider is booked the supplement is refunded for all riders.


SINGLE ROOM

+ 90 € / pers. (3 nights in Ulan Bator only).
This single room supplement applies if you want a single room in Ulan Bator.
No single supplement is due if you are OK to share your room with another person (same gender) even if we do not find another person willing to share.

 

MEETING POINT / TRANSFERS

Day 1: Meeting at the arrival lobby of Ulan Bator Airport at 11:30 (please book a flight arriving before 11:05am).
Day 20: Transfer to Ulan Bator airport on time for flights departing after 08:00am.


Please wait for our written agreement on your flight schedule before buying your tickets.

INCLUDED

Tour and visits as described, 1 domestic flight, horseback rides as described, full board from dinner of day 1 to breakfast of day 20 except 2 dinners, English speaking translator, Russian 4x4 with driver, a cook per group over 4 persons, nomadic equestrian guide, financial guarantee of your deposits.

 

NOT INCLUDED

International flights, 2 dinners, drinks except water, tea and coffee, personal expenses, booking fee (15 €/person), travel insurance, visa if necessary.

Tour itinerary

EXCLUSIVE - This 3 weeks trip to Mongolia on horseback is a real horseback adventure which combines:

- an equestrian expedition in the steppe and volcanoes of Arkhangai (Central Mongolia)

- a horse riding trip in the forests surrounding Lake Khövsgöl.

From Central Mongolia to the border with Siberia, TransMongolia is aptly named and offers an unparalleled discovery of Mongolia on horseback!

 

Day 1: Ulan Bator

Welcome to Mongolia!

Your English speaking translator is waiting for you at Ulan Bator airport at 11:30 (arrival of Turkish Airlines flight).

No lunch included.

Visit of Gandantegchinlin Monastery and the National Museum of Mongolian History.

Dinner downtown and overnight at Dream hotel or similar (2* - twin or triple room).

Day 2: Ulan Bator - Camel ride in Khogno Khan / Bayan Gobi Park

Breakfast and transfer to Khogno Khan Park.

Lunch at the gercamp (yurt camp).

Camel ride in the Bayan Gobi, the "rich desert".

Visit of the Ovgon Khiid Monastery, set in a dramatic scenery.

Dinner and night at the yurt camp (2 to 4 riders per yurt, showers in a separate building).

Day 3: Khogno Khan - Arkhangai

After breakfast, we drive to the North to reach the departure point of our horse riding tour in Arkhangai region.

Picnic lunch en route.

We cross the Khangai mountains and arrive at the yurts of the nomads who will guide us during this tour and who breed the horses we will ride.

The rest of the day is devoted to the discovery of the traditional lifestyle of the nomads of Mongolia.
We can participate in their activities, and become acquainted with the various family members.
You'll find simple tips to facilitate contact with your host family on the site by clicking here.

This night, we will sleep in a "guest-yurt" close to our nomad family's yurts.

The comfort is more simple than in the yurt camps as there are no showers, but you will experience the real nomadic way of life...

Days 4 to 10: Horse riding tour in Arkhangai (Central Mongolia)

After breakfast with our nomadic family, we start our horse riding adventure in Mongolia.

During the next 8 days, we will ride in the Arkhangai region, following a Northwest direction to Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur, the "White Lake".

This ride is a real horseback adventure as we will reach a different place every day, never coming back to our departure point. Therefore we will enjoy varied landscapes and go closer to Lake Khövsgöl, the final step of our Trans-Mongolia ride!

Arkhangai - Northern Khangai - is a very wild region covered with forests. Valleys are narrower than in the Orkhon Valley and the steppe gradually gives place to dense larch forest.
Rivers and valleys are mainly oriented perpendicular to our direction, so our horseback ride will cross many rivers and mountains.

Itinerary of the horse riding tour

On the first days, we ride along the banks of the Tamir river, which is very mighty during spring and summertime.

The Tamir Valley is very green and wooded. Some of the poplars in the region are older than 300 years.

The next 2 days on horseback, we cross densely forested mountain ranges, vitually uninhabited. We immerge in wild Mongolia, very different for the steppes of the Orkhon Valley.

The ride goes on with 2 days in more open spaces, offering many opportunities for nice canters. We meet many yurts and herds belonging to nomads.

Days 9 and 10 are particularly beautiful as we ride along the Chuluut canyon, dug by the river in the lava from Khorgo volcano.

The basalt canyon is a hundred miles long and forms a spectacular scenery.

Nights in tents.

Day 11: Last day on horseback in Arkhangai region (Central Mongolia)

This is the last day of our horse riding tour in Arkhangai region.

We ride to Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur (White Lake) through ancient lava flows. We climb Khorgo Volcano on the way.

Picnic lunch en route.

We arrive at the White Lake on horseback in the afternoon.

It is time to say good-bye to our horses and the nomads who shared this adventure with us during 8 days.

After 8 days in tents, we appreciate the comfort of the yurt camp close to the lake!

Dinner and night at the yurt camp (2 to 4 riders per yurt, with single beds, showers in a separate building).

Day 12: Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur - Lake Dzuun Nuur

After breakfast we hit the road - or rather the track - to the north.

It will take us 2 days to reach Lake Khövsgöl with our vehicles.

We have to cross several mountain ranges on sometimes difficult tracks before joining the lake.

This area is very wild and we will cross passes, valleys and rivers.

Picnic on the way.

In the evening, we camp close to Lake Dzuun Nuur.

Day 13: Lake Dzuun Nuur - Lake Khövsgöl

After breakfast we drive to Lake Khövsgöl.

Picnic lunch en route.

We cross Khatgal, a touristic village at the southern edge of the lake, and go to the East bank, much wilder and remote.

We reach our yurt camp by the lake shore, in a beautiful setting with breathtaking views of the blue lake towered by the mountain ranges of the western shore.

Dinner and night at the yurt camp (2 to 4 riders per yurt, with single beds, showers in a separate building).

Days 14 to 17: Horse riding tour in the forests around Lake Khövsgöl

The next 4 days are devoted to a horse ride in the forests surrounding the Lake Khovsgol.

We ride deep into the wild forests that border the eastern shore of Lake Khövsgöl, with pack horses.

This side of the lake has almost no motorable track and is inaccessible to vehicles. We ride in a really wild and pristine environment.

We make our way on horseback through the forests and hills, always with blue reflections of the lake in the background.

Every night, we camp in the wilderness.

In the evening of day 17, we return to the yurt camp where we started the ride.

Dinner and night at the yurt camp (2 to 4 riders per yurt, with single beds, showers in a separate building).

 

Day 18: Lake Khövsgöl - Flight to Ulan Bator

After breakfast we drive to Moron airport for our return flight to Ulan Bator.

Lunch according to flight schedule.

On arrival, transfer to our 2* hotel in the city center.

This hotel is perfectly located 200 m from Peace Avenue between Sukhbaatar Square and the State Department Store, which gives you a large choice of restaurants and the opportunity of last minute shopping at the department store which remains open late.

No dinner included, to let you choose among the varied dining opportunities offered by Ulan Bator.

Night at Dream hotel or similar (2* - twin or triple room).

Day 19: Ulan Bator

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit of the Choijin Lama Temple and Museum, whose traditional architecture offers a surprising contrast with the Blue Skye glass tower.
Visit the Bogd Jhan Winter Palace. The Bogd Khan had several palaces but the other ones have been destroyed by Russians.
Consisting of 6 traditionnal buildings, you will also see many objects that reflect the magnificence of court life at that time.

Lunch downtown.

The rest of the afternoon is dedicated to shopping in stores downtown, where you will find traditional clothing and objects of daily life.

In the late afternoon, you will attend a show with traditional dances, music and songs from Mongolia, especially the amazing Khoomei.

No dinner included, to let you choose among the varied dining opportunities offered by Ulan Bator.

Night at Dream hotel or similar (2* - twin or triple room).


Day 20: Ulan Bator

Breakfast and transfer to airport on time for flights departing after 08:00am.

Practical Information


MEETING POINT / TRANSFERS

Day 1: Meeting at the arrival lobby of Ulan Bator Airport at 11:30 (please book a flight arriving before 11:05am).
Day 20: Transfer to Ulan Bator airport on time for flights departing after 08:00am.

 

Language: English speaking translator.

Group size: 3-10 persons.

Accommodation


This is a real adventure tour:

  • 11 nights camping
  • 4 nights in a yurt camp
  • 1 night in a yurt with a nomadic family
  • 3 nights in a 2* hotel in Ulaanbaatar.

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Horses and Equestrian Ability


This horse riding tour in Mongolia is for experienced riders only.

 

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Tour Reviews


Your travel expert - Sabine

"One of our top horseback trails for riders searching for real adventure! The itinerary ride in Arkhangai covers around 200 km in a line, and the eastern shore of Lake Khövsgöl is one of the wildest regions of Mongolia."

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"The whole family agrees to say that it was a great equestrian, human and cultural adventure. Incredible gallops, brathtaking landscapes! We lose track of time and reality. Unexpected heartfelt encounters. AN UNFORGETTABLE FAMILY ADVENTURE!" Kergoat Family (August 2015)

"A very skilled Mongolian team. I am an experienced rider and the team was very professional. The driver, cook and our bilingual guide were very valuable. I will never forget! The horses were beautiful and well trained. Everyone paid attention to waste and that was important in the steppe! Well done! "Maria E. (July 2015)

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