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10 Days Horse Trekking in Khentii Mountains, Mongolia

Terelj National Park, Mongolia

Horse Trekking Holiday Mongolia

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Enjoy an amazing horse riding in Mongolia! Danista Nomad Tours offers you an opportunity to experience 10-day horse riding holiday, which can be one of the most memorable experiences in your life. Spend your time with a nomad family and see their way of life, gallop in an open air while being surrounded by beautiful nature, and try camping on a lake's bank. Grab you bag and join now!

Key information

  • Rider weight limit: 120 kilograms / 264 pounds
  • Tack type: normal seat not a Mongolian

Highlights

  • Horse riding through Khan Khentii National Park
  • Enjoy galloping around the Tuul River’s valley area
  • Spend unforgettable moments surrounded by beautiful nature
  • Visit Khagiin Khar Nuur, one of the most beautiful lakes of Mongolia
  • Stay with local family with astonishing nomadic lifestyle
  • Meals as outlined on itinerary are provided
  • 9 nights accommodation

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Accommodation

During the holiday, you will stay with local family and in tents.

Program

Day 1 - Driving to Terelj National Park

Today, you will start the holiday by driving to Terelj National Park, which is 75 kilometers away. En route, you may see Ovoo, a pile of stones which was set for the god of nature and blue sky. Then, explore the beautiful granite rocky hills, nomads home "ger" and their livestock in the pasture, visit to protected area, explore the Turtle Rock, soft trekking on the green meadow, hike to hills, explore the green valleys, and horse trekking in the surrounding of Zaisan Hill, Meditation Monastery, Turtle Rock, and winter palace.

Overnight stay with a nomad family experiencing nomad life style. If you want, you also can join nomad work such as making a milk product. Also, you will start training for the horse riding.

  • Lunch and dinner are included.
  • Stays in: Local family

Days 2 and 3 - Horse trekking to Khavirga Pass and Khan Khentii National Park

Today, you will ride horse for two long and adventurous days through Khan Khentii strictly protected area. You will experience a real wilderness nature without any local citizen. During the trek, you will stay overnight in a tent next to beautiful river and spring. Khavirga mountain pass is around 2076 meters above sea level and has an extremely beautiful surrounding.

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner are included.
  • Stay in: Tent

Day 4 - Horse riding to Khagiin Khar Nuur

You will continue your trek through the beautiful nature scenery and you will cross rivers small mountain passes. Finally, at end of the day, you will reach the Khagiin Khar Nuur, which is one of the most beautiful and wild lakes of Mongolia. Here, you can swim and relax.

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner are included.
  • Stay in: Tent

Day 5 - Free day at the lake

Today will be a resting day. You can swim or hike the surrounding mountains.

  • Stay overnight in tents, at the bank of the lake.

Days 6 and 7 - Khan Khentii National Park

In the morning, you will start your way back to Terelj National Park. You will ride through beautiful mountains, muddy trails, forests and green grassland. On the way, you will stop overnight at the splendid Mount Jalman.

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner are included.
  • Stays in: Tent

Days 8 and 9 - Horse riding to Terelj and Tuul River Basin

You will ride the next two days in the Terelj and Tuul River’s valley. The Tuul River is one of Mongolia’s longest rivers. You will enjoy some galloping in the open area.

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner is included.

Day 10 - Return back to Terelj National Park on horse back

Today is your last day to ride along the river in the national park. On the road back, you will visit the biggest Chinggis Khaan statue of Mongolia.

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner are included.

Location

This horse riding holiday will take you to amazing places in Mongolia, such as Terelj National Park, Khavirga mountain pass, Khan Khentii National Park, Khagiin Khar Nuur, and Tuul River’s valley.

Food

Meals as outlined on the itinerary are included in the package.

Mongolian food

The foundation of the traditional Mongolian food is based on the products of the animal nomadic herders raise in the Mongolian steppes – meat and milk. Those simple materials are processed with a variety of methods, and combined with vegetables and flour.

The most common rural dish is cooked mutton, often without any other ingredients. In the city, every other local displays a sign saying "buuz". Those are dumplings filled with meat, which are cooked in steam. Other types of dumplings are boiled in water (Bansh, Mant), or deep fried in mutton fat (Khuushuur). Other dishes combine the meat with rice or fresh noodles made into various stews(tsuivan, budaatai huurga) or noodle soup (guriltai shol).

The most surprising cooking method is only used on special occasions. In this case, the meat (often together with vegetables) gets cooked with the help of stones, which have been preheated in a fire. This either happens with chunks of mutton in a sealed milk can (Khorkhog), or within the abdominal cavity of a deboned goat or marmot (Boodog).

Milk is boiled to separate the cream (öröm, clotted cream). The remaining skimmed milk is processed into cheese (byaslag), dried curds (aaruul), yogurt, kefir, and a light milk liquor (Shimiin Arkhi). The most prominent national beverage is airag, which is fermented mare‘s milk. A popular cereal is barley, which is fried and malted. The resulting flour (arvain guril) is eaten as a porridge in milk fat and sugar or drunk mixed in milky tea. The everyday beverage is salted milk tea (Suutei Tsai), which may turn into a robust soup by adding rice, meat, or bansh. Horse meat is eaten in Mongolia and can be found in most grocery stores. Mongolian sweets include boortsog, a type of biscuit or cookie eaten on special occasions.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Horse riding sessions
  • 9 nights accommodation during the trip
  • 4WD vehicle, driver and petrol
  • English speaking guide / cook
  • All meals as displayed in the itinerary
  • Bottled water every day (1.5 liters)
  • Entrance fees for national parks and museums
  • Visa support and invitation letter if needed
  • Camping equipment

What's not included

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Personal items
  • Optional activity costs
  • Alcoholic drinks and snacks
  • Travel insurance
  • Service tip

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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