2019.08.15 - 24th 10 days / 9 nights. –Tent & Ger Camp Pack Horse Support Riding Level: All Levels
Price: $2370 USD*
Includes horse, guide, translator, tack, safety equipment, 3 meals and 2 snacks /day, coffee, tea & water, (alcohol extra) accommodation based on shared occupancy (tent), and return airport transfer.
Terrain includes river crossings, brush riding, and forest riding – incl. sometimes steep terrain both up and down, Mongolian steppe. Most days will include 5-6 hours of riding with ample time for rest breaks, photography or just relaxing. Evenings will include loads of star gazing, chatting around the fire (when we can build one) enjoying a cup of tea or a glass or red if you prefer.
1st Day - 5-6 hour car drive to Kharkhorin, former capital city of Mongolia. Visitation of the monastery and museum of Kharkhorin. (Ger camp) 2nd Day - Drive to the Orkhan Waterfalls. Scenic drive through the Orkhan valley to the falls. (Ger camp) 3rd Day - Start of the Horse back riding Trek. Now the fun begins we will ride through breathtakingly beautiful scenes such as the pine tree forests, crystal clear forests, endless green steppes and a mountain passage that leads to the 8 lakes. (Tent) 4th & 5th Day - Ride to the largest lake. We will be riding around 20 km to the largest lake where we will set up our camp and spend the day swimming, hiking, and just relaxing. Later on we will explore the other lakes. 6th Day - Leaving the main 8 lake area through another mountain passage. We will ride through a narrow passage that leads to a beautiful valley and becomes a landscape filled with volcanic stones around the Ulaanstutgalan riverbed. We will camp here. 7th Day - Riding alongside the Ulaantsutgalan 8th Day - Back to the Ger Camp around the waterfalls 9th Day - Car drive to Hustai National Park 10th Day - Exploring the Hustai National Park. Visiting the famous Hustai National Park where you can observe deers, roe deers and the infamous Takki (waking up very early is required 6am to see as many animals as possible) Late afternoon arrival in Ulaanbaatar
As always, Horse Trek Mongolia will donate 20% of the tariff from this trek to support the children of the Children of the Peak Sanctuary Kindergarten. See www.veloofoundation.com for details
Mongolian horses are very forward moving and responsive and if your experience or ability is not up to managing them, for your own safety you will be put on a lead for some or all of the trek. Please note that, as with all our treks, we will be proceeding into areas where medical coverage is sparse or non-existent and, in the event of an emergency your treatment may be delayed as a result.