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Western Mongolian Adventure and Horse Riding Tour

 

Western Mongolian Adventure and Horse Riding Tour

Duration: 13 nights/14 days

Tour grade: Moderate

Group size: 5-10 PAX

Highlights: City tour, visit Kazaks, see and practice eagle training, explore ancient rock drawings and balbal stones, 4 days horse riding, picturesque landscapes and national parks of western Mongolia, adventures and trekking in Altai Tavan Bogd and Botanin Glacier.

Day 1: Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and city tour. Meet at the airport, transfer to a hotel and be refreshed. After lunch, taken on a city sightseeing tour. First, we will visit Gandantegchilen Monastery. The monastery is a favored place for locals as well as foreigners due to its interesting religious artifacts and peacefulness. A 26 m gilded statue of a Buddha is another thing of interest. Next, visit National Museum of Mongolia followed by a visit to the Central Square. In the evening, attend traditional cultural performance which is one of the most interesting and must see things in Ulaanbaatar. Accommodation: *** hotel. (L/D). (80 km driving)

Day 2: Fly to Ulgii, see and practice eagle training Fly to Ulgii, a central town of remote western Mongolia. Prepare for the tour, visit the local museum and market. The countryside adventure starts to Altai town. On our way, we will explore some rock drawings, balbal stones and visit an eagle hunting Kazakh family. See the eagle training an practice. Overnight in an extra ger of the Kazakhs. (B/L/D) (120 km driving)

Day 3: The horseback adventure starts Today, we will start the horseback adventures and ride approximately 30 km heading

hihertei Zuslan. Chichertei is a summer area of the nomadic people where we will stay in the tent near a lake. If you wish, you can catch fish and use for dinner. Overnight in the tent. (B/L/D) (30 km horse riding)

Day 4: Horse riding to Yolt Nature Reserve Today, the trails become more obstacle and the landscape changes into a forested area. We see a waterfall and more balbal stones. Yolt is a picturesque Nature Reserve established to protect the wildlife such as brown bear, deer and ibex. If we are lucky, we will see some wild animals. Overnight in the tent. (B/L/D) (25 km horse riding)

Day 5: Horse riding along the Mongolia and Chinese border area Today will ride along Mongolia and Chinese border area. The landscape will be forested with a river. Overnight in the tent. (B/L/D) (25 km horse riding)

Day 6: Ride back Chihertei nomads’ summer area Today we will ride 30 km back Chihertei Zuslan and stay overnight in the tent. (B/L/D) (30 km horse riding)

Day 7: Driving to Hoton Hurgan Lake Today, we say goodbye to our horses and the equestrians and continue the journey driving on the rough roads. On our way, we will have a shower in Altai town. If you wish, you can explore some rock drawings. At the lake, we can fish and enjoy the picturesque surroundings. Overnight in the tent. (B/L/D) (290 km driving)

Day 8: Driving to Tsagaan Gol/White River Today, we will drive approximately 180 km on the bumpy roads. If you wish, you can explore some ancient rock drawings at Shiveet Ulaan Mountain and visit Tuvan ethnic families. Overnight in the tent near the Tsagaan/White River. (B/L/D)

Day 9: Hiking to Botanin Glacier We will pack our luggage on horse/camels hike approximately 18 km to the Botanin Glacier. Overnight in the tent near the Botanin Glacier. (B/L/D)

Day 10: Hike back Tsagaan Gol In the morning, we will hike back 18 km and stay overnight in the tent. (B/L/D)

Day 11: Drive to Ulgii town In the morning, we will have some hiking and arrive at the vehicles. The journey continues to Ulgii town. Accommodation: hotel. (B/L/D)

Day 12: Meet with the Shaman Meet the Shaman in Ulgii and free afternoon for the town sightseeing. See the Kazakh’s mini concert in the evening. Accommodation: hotel. (B/L/D)

Day 13: Fly to Ulaanbaatar Fly back Ulaanbaatar and free day for shopping and refresh from the adventures. Accommodation: 3* hotel. (B/L/D). (220 k bumpy roads driving)

Day 14: Departure Transfer to the airport. (B)

  • The tour includes:
    • 2 nights in a hotel in Uaanbaatar
    • 2 nights in a local hotel
    • 9 nights in the tent
    • Riding horses and luggage horses/camels
    • English-speaking guide
    • Return internal flights
    • Entry fees to national parks and museums
    • Daily bottled water
    • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

The tour excludes:

  • Items for personal use, beverages, alcoholic drinks
  • Travel and medical insurance (mandatory)
  • International transportation
  • Visa fee
  • Optional activities
  • Excess baggage fee in the domestic flight
  • Single supplement