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Amazing Horse Riding Holiday Mongolia

If you are in Mongolia and would like to take a quick trip to Terelj National Park, this tour organized by Mongolia Short Tours definitely will suit you. The tour will cover one of the most visited national parks in Mongolia in the shortest possible time with peace of mind and experiencing local culture along with natural beauties. Apart from enjoying Terelj national park's splendid sceneries and visit nomadic families, you will learn a lot from the unique culture and lifestyle. It is the best experience of Mongolian horse and a very natural and discovery tour.

Key information

  • Rider weight limit: 110 kilograms / 242 pounds
  • Horse height range: 13.77 to 15.74 hands
  • Tack type: Mongolian and Western tack
  • Horse breed: Mongolian

Highlights

  • Visit Turtle Rock and the Ariyabal meditation temple
  • Visit the biggest equestrian statue of Genghis Khan in the world
  • Explore most visited scenery Terelj National Park on horseback for 3 hours
  • See world's last remaining wild horses in their natural habitat not in zoo park
  • Visit Nomadic family in the countryside and Kazakh family in Nalaikh village
  • Service of English speaking guide only for your group
  • 1 night accommodation in a tourist Ger camp
  • Full board meals with water bottles

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


2 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Mongolian
Group size: Maximum of 5 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
08:00
Check-out Time:
18:00

Facilities

  • Restaurant

You will stay in Ger camp which is traditional dwelling dedicated to travelers. Mongolia Short Tours provides the best Ger camps in the destinations. Tourist Ger camp is traditional style accommodation with full service facilities, most commonly used in outside of the city. The Ger is a round structure of walls, poles and a peaked roof covered with canvas and felt, and tightened with ropes.

Tourist Ger camp consists of 20-30 Gers (Mongolian traditional dwelling), restaurant, and some entertainment facilities, western style toilet and hot water showers. Each Ger has two to four beds and furnished with a table, chairs and wood-stove. Most visitors prefer to stay in Ger, which provide an authentic taste of Mongolian culture and adventure, their most enjoyable experience in Mongolia.

Program

Day 1: Full day horse riding in Terelj National Park

Pick up from your hotel at 8:00 a.m. Drive to Terelj National Park, one of the most visited national parks in Mongolia. You can see the extraordinary formation of rocks and stones; some of them look quite similar to turtles. At 11:00 a.m., you will explore the national park from horseback. Mongolia is the best destination for horse riding trip and especially the Terelj national park is the best-recommended place for this experience.

After giving preliminary instructions, orientation about horse riding, you will discover around nature from horseback. The horse-riding will end by 5:00 p.m. and you will be transferred to a tourist Ger camp for dinner and overnight. The Ger camp is located in the most spectacular spot in the national park.

  • Accommodation: Tourist Ger Camp
  • Meals: Packed lunch and dinner
  • Total distance: 80 kilometers, about 3 hours.

Day 2: Terelj National Park trip - Genghis Khan’s Statue Complex

After breakfast, you will be visiting a local nomad family to experience nomadic life and enjoy tasting dairy products. Explore the national park and visit Turtle Rock formation, an interesting rock formation looking like a turtle and the symbol of the National Park. Continue to visit the Ariyabal meditation temple, which is surrounded by scenic mountains with massive rock formations and sits on top of the mountain. Lunch at the tourist Ger camp.

In the afternoon, take a short drive to visit Genghis Khan’s Statue Complex, the biggest (40 meters high) equestrian statue in the world. Explore the statue complex to have a good panoramic view from the top of the statue. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar and transfer to the hotel at 6:00 p.m.

  • Meals: Breakfast and lunch
  • Total distance: 110 kilometers, 3.5 hours

Please note that a private tour guide and a driver with an air-conditioned car will serve only for you. No other travelers will join in your group. This tour package also can be fully customizable to fit your travel plan.

Included excursions

Turtle Rock

Turtle Rock, or called Melkhi Khad by the locals, is an interesting rock formation looking like a turtle. This giant rock formation is a popular spot for visitors to the area. There are you can ride a camel or travel on horseback around scenic nature.

The Ariyabal meditation temple

The Ariyabal meditation temple is situated in the scenic area of Terelj National Park, three kilometers from Turtle Rock. Buddhist Monks perform meditation and ritual for many years amongst beautiful and tranquil mountains. The temple is surrounded by scenic mountains with interesting rock formations and sits on top of the mountain.

The entrance of the gate is accessible by car, hiking or on horseback. The distance between the gate and the actual temple is about one kilometers and it is only accessible by walking. To get to the top, you would cross the suspension bridge and climb up on 108 stairs, according to Buddhist prayer beads. This small hike is seen as a ritual to cleanse one’s sins.

The temple, when observed from a distance, can be seen as a beautiful white elephant and the staircase looks as if the dangling elephant’s trunk. From the top, you can enjoy the breathtaking view overlooking the Terelj National Park.

Visiting nomadic family

You can enjoy visiting the nomad family to experience firsthand how people live in the countryside, a lifestyle which has not changed for centuries. There, you can help the herders with their daily tasks to get an idea of how nomadic people alongside of their livestock.

The Genghis Khan Statue Complex

The Genghis Khan Statue Complex is currently the biggest (40 meters high) equestrian statue in the world. It is connected to Ulaanbaatar by a paved road of 54 kilometers.There is a recreation area, restaurants, and souvenir shops occupy the base structure. From there, visitors use an elevator or walk to the head of the horse through the chest and back neck of the horse, where they can have farseeing and good panorama view over the complex area.

Location

Mongolia is a marvelous country where you can witness an exceptional merger of the ancient culture and motherland of Chinggis Khaan. Mongolia is the only country which has a nomadic lifestyle and a nomadic way of living. This is the land of blue sky and untouched wild nature.

In today’s fast-changing world, Mongolia is considered as one of the few travel destinations that can offer travelers beautiful, unspoiled landscapes, ancient customs and traditions which have been kept for centuries. Mongolia is located hidden deep in the heart of Asia between Russia and China. The country is best known as a remote, sparsely populated land, full with wonders of the Mongolian unique scenery, simple nomadic lifestyle, and hospitality, little changed through the past millennium.

Mongolia and its endless steppes, massive ranging mountains, crystal clear lakes, and rivers provide a variety of activities for both the amateur adventurers interested in exploring the nomadic culture and the experts who have a specific dream of adventure in mind. One of the few remaining places where a living history needs no special revival for the tourism industry, Mongolia offers explorers unrivaled hospitality. The Gobi Desert, Khovsgol Lake, and Khangai, Khentii Mountain ranges are the real home of breathtaking natural wonders.

Terelj National Park

Terelj National Park is one of the most visited and interesting national parks of Mongolia. It is connected to Ulaanbaatar by a 70-kilometer paved road. The National Park is by its natural beauty, forested alpine mountains and interesting rock formations (Massive wool-sack weather conditions) very well known.

Food

During your trip in Mongolia, you will be served mostly with European style meals and sometimes you will have authentic Mongolian meals. Lunches and dinners consist of three to four courses (soup or/and salad, main dish, dessert) and bottled water.

If you require special meals due to religious, medical limitation and vegetarian food, please inform Mongolia Short Tours so that arrangements can be made in advance.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

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

Things to do (optional)

  • Archery
  • Making barbeque
  • Ballooning
  • Seeing Ger building

What's included

  • 1 night accommodation based on twin share at the best tourist ger camp
  • 4% of total payment as a bank charge for online payment with Master/Visa credit cards
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary: 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
  • All relevant transfers and transportation by private vehicle
  • All entrance fees as listed in the itinerary
  • All government, local taxes, and service charges
  • Complimentary drink water during the tour (2 bottles per day per person)
  • Full day horse riding
  • Private English-speaking tour guide

What's not included

  • Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
  • Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tipping and other personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Chinggis Khaan International Airport (ULN) is the largest airport in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. It is 25 miles (20 kilometers) from the city center. Transfer time from the city center to the airport is 30 to 45 minutes. Transfer from this airport is available on request an additional cost. Please send an inquiry for further details.

For arrival, no need to hold the city map, look for a taxi, bargain the price, you will be welcomed by a friendly staff will meet and greet you at the exit of international or domestic arrival terminal by holding the signboard with your name, then escort you to your vehicle parking and bring you home, hotel, office or the place you wish.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.
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Pricing information
  • Free charge for children aged less than 2 years old.
  • For children aged from 3-10 years old: 30% at the regular adult price.
  • For children aged 11 and over, they will be charged at the regular adult price.

 

Availability

This tour is available all year round. Please select an arrival date below. The best months to visit:

  •  First best months: June, July, and August
  • Second best months: mid of May and September

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