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Nomadic trail along ancient horse relay

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Nomadic trail along ancient horse relay

A horseback journey across the Mongolian steppe is an experience not available anywhere else on Earth. Nowadays Mongolia holds more than 3.6 million horses, an entire population which outnumbers the country’s human population. Horse culture is deeply embed in our culture. Mongol horses were a key factor during the 13th century conquest of the Great Mongol Empire. Therefore discovering Mongolia on horseback is the best way to do it.

DAY 1

Meeting with nomads

Pick up at your hotel and travel for 65km to west of Ulaanbaatar to Nomad community where we can find nomad families who breed herds of horses. Visit a nomad family and enjoy an introduction about traditional life and culture. During your 3 nights stay in this place you could learn more in-depth about horse based unique culture. Afternoon you will have an instruction on riding Mongolian horses and do some warm up ride through wide open steppe. LD Read more

Nomad Ger
DAY 2

Learning Mongol horsemanship

Today you will learn and enjoy Mongol horsemanship. Start your ride with simply walk, exercise for trot, and gallop under the full instruction, escort and guidance by horse specialist. BLD

Nomad Ger
DAY 3

Learning Mongol horsemanship

Today we will be riding to different directions along flat steppe terrain and explore cultural remains of ancient nomads. BLD

Nomad Ger
DAY 4

Visit Gurvanbulag community

Early morning we will leave to Gurvanbulag soum (county) of Bulgan province, the unique combination where mountains, forest and Gobi-type landscapes are all in one location. Drive will take about 5 hours for 300kms. In the late afternoon we will reach the area and members of the community will greet us according to Mongolian custom and hospitality. Meet your horses and local horse specialist guide for next few days trail ride along the ancient horse relay of Great Kings. BLD Read more

Ger camp
DAY 5

Riding and learning culture

You will enjoy a circular day ride along the mountain valley. Late afternoon enjoy Horse racing as playing by Shagai, ankle bones of animals. While visiting nomads you will see part of nomad daily life, learn many customs and traditional tackles. BLD

Ger camp
DAY 6

Journey along ancient relay

Today we will start our ride in the morning and head to next relay (horse station) for 30kms through the open steppe where ancient horse relay of Mongolian Empire had been passed. For this part of ride you will enjoy a special task for taking a secret letter to the Kharakhorum where the capital city of the biggest Empire was existed in medieval century. BLD Read more

Tent
DAY 7

Horse riding to Ugii lake

Our ride will continue for more 30kms to famous Ugii Lake, located in the mid of steppe, which has abundant species of plants, fishes and birds. BLD

Tent
DAY 8

Exploring Orkhon valley

Enjoy ride along Orkhon valley that holds many visual and historical remains of different states established by nomad tribes in ancient time. You can feel and realize interesting history and centuries’ old life in this great steppe. BLD

Tent
DAY 9

Ride along mystical statue

Today we would continue our ride to Khushuu Tsaidam, a famous culture-historical site where many statues of ancient Turkish Empire were found. Exploring the area. Ride to Khushuu Tsaidam Ger camp. BLD

Ger camp
DAY 10

Riding to ancient capital

Our last day ride will head to Kharakhorum town. You could complete your task to bring a secret letter to ancient capital city of Great Mongolian Empire. Reach a last relay of Mongol Horse Post and hand over your letter to a scholar. Together with the scholar you will find out a secret of the letter. Enjoy Nomadic Party and Folk concert. BLD Read more

Ger camp
DAY 11

Exploring Kharakhorum

Visit Erdene Zuu monastery, the largest and first Mongolian Buddhist temple complex built on the remains of Kharakhorum city. Visit other interesting sites around Kharakhorum. Then we will visit a local cooperative to attend a workshop for making felt items by hand. BLD

Ger camp
DAY 12

Travel back to Ulaanbaatar

In the early morning travel back to Ulaanbaatar for 360kms. Transfer to your hotel. End of the service. BLD

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Bayanchandmani
Hotel Nomad family
Day 4
Location Gurvanbulag
Hotel Gurvanbulag eco camp
Day 6
Location Mountain valley
Hotel Tent
Day 7
Location Ugii Lake
Hotel Tent
Day 8
Location Orkhon valley
Hotel Tent
Day 9
Location Khushuu Tsaidam
Day 10
Location Kharakhorum town
Hotel Munkh Tenger

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • All activities described in the itinerary
  • Stay in Ger camp (5 nights), stay in community Ger (3 nights) and stay in Tent (3 nights) in countryside
  • English speaking guide service
  • Field cook service, entrance fee to Protected Area
  • All camping equipment’s, all transfers by 4WD Russian minivan in the countryside
  • Meals of breakfast, lunch /picnic during the trek/ and dinner as in countryside

Package excludes

  • International transportation to and from Mongolia
  • Hotel stay in Ulaanbaatar
  • Travel insurance, sleeping bag, mineral (bottled) water and alcoholic drinks
  • Sleeping bag, tips and gratuities
  • Laundry and items of a personal nature

More information

  • • We are happy to arrange your hotel and transfers in Ulaanbaatar, private car transportation to our destinations at discounted rate.
  • • International and domestic flight and train tickets would be arranged due to the clients’ requests and wishes with our pleasures.
  • • City sightseeing tours are offered as optional.
  • • Private departures are available on request

REVIEWS

7 Reviews

Jane Salvage, United Kingdom

My name is Jane and traveled with group of Cox and Kings. Mongolia has wonderful landscapes, scenery and wildlife. I had fantastic trip that will always stay in my memory. It has well planned and mostly comfortable. Drivers were wonderful. I liked most of Ger camps. I hope that will come back Mongolia.​ y name is Jane and traveled with group of Cox and Kings. Mongolia has wonderful landscapes, scenery and wildlife. I had fantastic trip that will always stay in my memory. It has well planned and mostly comfortable. Drivers were wonderful. I liked most of Ger camps. I hope that will come back Mongolia.​ Read more

Stefanie Chang, Switzerland

Tour company is well organized and high problem solving skill when there are issues during the trip. Reliable company. Comfortable car was provided. Itinerary was loose enough to have time for individual ideas and space.

Dave Bowling, Korea, Republic of

Punctuality, a good background information about tourist attractions & the local culture. I was worried because I booked the trip last minute, but there are no problems at all. Driving was great too. БАЯАРЛААЛА! Extremely friendly.​

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