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Horse riding in Mongolia through newly discovered areas » Horse Riding tour via Orkhon valley

Horse Riding tour via Orkhon valley

Horse Riding tour via Orkhon valley
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Tour description
Tour name:  
 12 Day Horse riding tour via Orkhon valley
Start:              UB-back UB
Destinatoin:    Winter Palace Of Bogd Khan, Zaisan Hill Monument, Nature Reserve Khogno Khan, Sand Dune of Mongol Els, Ancient Capital city Kharhorin, Impressive Orkhon Waterfall, Stunning Eight-lake, Superb Ogii Lake,  a visit Nomadic Famliy and experience of countryside and an optional  Hustai National Park.
Goal:              Discovering Mongolia by horse is challenging but super nice experience. Through this experience, you will discover central Mongolian wonders and best sites. At the end you will have deep knowledge and good understanding. to have a taste of Countryside without having to spend much time traveling along the endless country road.  

Duration:         12 days, 11 night
Price:             1 person 2999$, 2 persons 1971$, 3-5 persons 1795$, 6-8 persons 1508$


Why do we love this trip

  • Learn unique Mongolian Culture
  • Discover Nomadic lifstyle
  • Spot Wild and Domestic animals
  • Visit and meet real Nomads    
  • Feel true silence and wild life
  • Enjoy fresh and clean


    Mongolia is a quite big county -It is important to appreciate the landscape for it's vastness.  Rugged Mongolia is an adventure destination where travellers can see the tradition of the past still practised today by hardy nomads dwelling on the country's vast steppe and deserts. 

    The trip, we offering you, will give a good chance to experience their tradition, culture. way of life and hospitality. Despite the warm welcome you will receive, there are several things to explore within central part of Mongolia. For example; spectacular countryside, vast steppes, rugged mountains, clear lake, and abundant wildlife and livestock.

Day Zero: Meeting day
 
Our will meet you at airport upon your arrival in Ulaanbaatar city/capital of Mongolia/ and take you to the hotel you stay. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. Prepare yourself; on the most of days of this tour, we'll spend a several hours on the road. Note: the camera with full battery, torch, and other stuffs/suitable clothing for horse/camel riding/. 
Accommodation in hotel
Meals: no meal

 

Day 1 -City tour.
 A experienced guide will collect you from hotel in the early morning.

After cheking you into your casas, we will begin with a walking tour starting from Sukhbaatar Square /often called Chingis Khan Square/ to National History Museum to learn about Mongolian's history.

Then we will carry on visiting the Gandan Monastery which is one of the most important a monastery and biggest touristic site where you will have chance to see the monks chanting and practising.

Then after lunch head to Winter Palace Museum which was once residence of Mongolia's eighth Living Buddha, last king,Jebtzun Damba Hutagt lived for 20 years. ​So then we will go up to Zaisan Monument Hill that was constructed  to commemorate Russian and Mongolian Soldiers from various wars. Here you will have fantastic view of whole city.  

This evening we will have welcome dinner, meet and greet, and enjoy the evening .

Overnight in hotel
Meals: B,L,D

Day-2 Journey to Kharhorin
 In the morning, you will meet your guide and head to Kharhorin city

And then you will visit to the Bogd Khan Winter Palace museum. It was built between 1893 and 1903. This palace was used as residence of Eght living Jebzundanba Hutagt, Last king of Mongolia. He lived here for 20 years with his wife

After visiting museum, we are heading to the Kharhorin, ancient capital of Mongolia.Capital was founded by the order of Chingis Khaan and was completed by his son Uguudei. The whole country was being governed from this city. 

Visit to Erdenezuu monastery. This temple is considered as oldest monastery of Mongolia and one of temples that could survive from communist purges of 1937. Temples are built with Chinese-style temple and constructed with the old bricks and stones from ancient capital Kharhorin city
 

Overnight in yurt camp
Meals: B, L, D

 

Day-3 First day for starting ride
This day we are starting fun horsetreck following Orkhon river in the Orkhon Valley. This valley is listed on UNESCO World heritage site. Throughout this valley, we confront many nomadic families living in their summer location which are near to river with their livestocks. we will see the one of the typical town named Khujirt from the distance. The town is quite popular with hot springs that have curative properies.

Here we pitch up tent.
Dinner and breakfast at the tent

 

Day 4 Journey to Tovkhon monastery

This morning, we head to the direction of Tovkhon monastery through mountains and forests  where Zanabazar, gifted sculptor, painter, musician, the first religious leader of Mongolia, developed the Soyombo alphabet. it is surrounded by wild forests on the border of uvurhangai and Arhangai. Altitude is 2312 metres (1,44 mile) above the sea level. There is wonderful view of the whole area on the top of the hill.

Overnight in tent
Meals:B,L,D

Day-5 Journey to Orkhon valley for night in yurt camp
Today we leave Tovkhon monastery for Orkhon river where we have nice spot to pitch up tent next to river. Here you will cross old wooden bridge and enjoy the evening in the valley of the Orkhon.

 

Overnight in tent
Meals:B,L,D

Day-6 Journey to Nomadic family close to Waterfall
Today we continue riding and visit to a nomadic family. Here you will see the nomad lifetyle in your eyes and can participate in their daily work. The area will be close to the waterfall site.
Orkhon Khurhree /Waterfall/
Orkhon valley is one of the top sights in central Mongolia. Orkhon river flows untill Russien border where it joins with the Selenge Murun/Bigger river/. It streches 1,120km. Orkhon Khurhree is located in the popular Orkhon Valley, better-known for its past rich history. Around three hours drive from Khujirt. Orkhon Valley had been formed by volcanic eruption. It is 22m deep. 
About 250m downstream from waterfall. 

Overnight in Nomadic family
Meals:B,L,D

Day-7. Journey to Shuranga river

Today we ride entering through the entrance of Eight lake national park and  the forests of larches and pines. We will stay one night in the small yurt camp in middle of mountain.  

Overnight in yurt camp
Meals:B,L,D

Day-8 Journey to Eight lake

We go on ride via Khangai Nuruu for Eight lake.
Naiman Nuur /Eight lake/
Eight lake is one of the best place for a horse trek. Naiman Nuur means Eight Lake, by its name there are eight separate lake actually 9 lake.  Eight Lake was created by volcanic eruptions centuries ago and now it is part of Khuisiin Naiman Nuur Nature Reserve. The lakes are located about 35 southwest of Orkhon Khurhree. Roads to the Lake are tough, only reachable by horse. But the landscape is breathtaking.
Forests consist of larches and pines, wild roses and wild flowers, junipers, gooseberries, and wild onions. 

 in afternoon, we are riding again for views of lakes fitting them for one day. First we go for forest lake Shireet. Then on our return back, we will see the other lakes. 
Overnight in nomadic family yurt
Meals:B,L,D

 

Day-9 Journey back to river Shurang
This morning we start returning direction of Orkhon valley with one night break. When we leave Eight lake, we will see the other two lakes which are located on the beautiful sites. 

Overnight in yurt camp
Meals:B,L,D

Day-10 last day of riding

After spending the night in yurt camp in middle of forest Shurang, we will head to nomad family along the The Shurang river for the night. we'll see a great variety of landscapes.  In the eveing we will refresh you with Mongolian Barbique and you can also experience mothed of preparing Barbique.

Overnight in yurt camp
Meals:B,L,D

Day-11 Elsen Tasarhai.
Today we take jeep again and leave Orkhon valley for Elsen Tasarhai
Elsen Tasarhai is something of an oasis. It is located in Erdenetsogt soum in Province of Overhangai and Bulgan. It happens being crossed by the main Ulaanbaator-Kharhorin highway neighbouring with the Khogno Khan /Nature Reserve/.  These large dunes strech for some 80km and are worth stopping off at for those who are not planning to visit the much more spectacular Khongoryn Els in the Gobi Desert. This is perfect place for camel riding. 

Here you will be riding camel through the charming sandy hill passing by fresh river and green land. Traveling by camel at the Majesty of Elsen Tasarhai might make for some awesome photos. 

Overnight in yurt camp
Meals:B,L,D

Day-12  Back to Ulaanbaatar
Having stayed overnight at Elsen tasarhai,  we will drive back to UB. Driving time from Lake to UB will be majority of the day. All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your journee. Lunch will be served during the driving in the afternoon.
If you arrive in Capital earlier, after checking in hotel, you can do some visit some places you would like do, like /cashmer shoping, souvenir shopping/

Overnight in hotel
Meals:B,L,D

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