DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY
Day-1 ULAANBAATAR CITY
This day is our international arrival day. Depending on your arrival time we can visit the National history museum with priceless treasures of Mongolian history. We will also visit and explore the main square of Ulaanbaatar city called Sukhbaatar square located a short walking distance away from our hotel. An authentic folk concert is available in the evening.
Welcome dinner. Hotel/L,D/
Day-2 ULAANBAATAR / MURUN TOWN / KHUVSGUL LAKE
This morning we transfer to the airport and take a flight to Murun town, the center of Khuvsgul province in the northern parts of Mongolia. It takes 1 hour. Here, we visit the town and supermarket for some snacks and refreshments and drive to Khuvsgul Lake. Tented camping /B,L,D/
Day-3 HAR US SPRING
Today we meet our horses and ride along the shores of Khuvsgul Lake. This amazing lake is the deepest lake in Mongolia. We begin our journey by adjusting to the horse riding tempo as well as getting used to our short-stature Mongolian horses. Tented camping /B,L,D/
Day-4 HAR US SPRING – MOGOIT RIVER
After breakfast we start riding deep into the mountain valleys, crossing rivers as we make our way slowly towards the Jigleg Pass. With our vehicles departing before us we will travel with our horses and our one-day worth of supplies. Tonight we’ll set up camp next to a small river just before the pass. Tented camping /B,L,D/
Day-5 MOGOIT RIVER – JARAAHAI RIVER
This morning after a hearty breakfast, we will start our way towards and through the Darkhad Depression. This amazing ecologically unique location is rich with hundreds of freshwater lakes and rivers. We ride through the Siberian Taiga, the forested area of Mongolia. Tented camping /B,L,D/
Day-6 JARAAHAI RIVER – SHARGA RIVER VALLEY
On this day we will continue our journey riding through the Darkhad depression with countless mountains and flower valleys as our horse riding scenery. We will set our camp near the Sharga river valley for the night.
Night horse riding can only be done if conditions are met and interest warrants. Night riding is an interesting aspect of horse riding as we can ride horses under the billions of stars of the sky! Tented camping /B,L,D/
Day-7 SHARGA RIVER VALLEY – HOGOROG RIVER VALLEY
Continuing through the beautiful Darkhad depression this day we will visit a nomadic family with livestock in Hogorog River Valley. Be a part of the locals’ culture. For the night, we will be staying in Ger – a Mongolian traditional dwelling, built by the local family. Ger stay /B,L,D/
Day-8 KHOGOROG RIVER VALLEY – EAST TAIGA / REINDEER TRIBE CAMP
Our day starts early, riding towards Taiga, the region where part of the Tsaachin or Reindeer communities lives. You will be introduced to the amazing world of the reindeer-herding people, talking with the local people and understanding their local culture and how they have managed to maintain such a traditional way of life for so long.
Spend this day staying amongst the Tsaachin people and experience their everyday life. Learn of their unique traditions such as milking reindeer and processing milk products like cheese. Tee-pee /B,L,D/
Day-9 EAST TAIGA / REINDEER TRIBE CAMP – HOGOROG RIVER VALLEY
After saying our farewell to the tribe people, we start our journey back to the Hogorog river valley while taking in the beauty of the larch forest and wildflower patches. We continue our riding journey farther to Dood Tsenher Lake and set out our camp for the night. Tented camping /B,L,D/
Day-10 DOOD TSENHER LAKE – TSAGAAN NUUR TOWN
This morning we’ll ride to see the ancient petroglyphs found in this region. Picnic lunch near a channel connecting two big lakes, one of which is Dood Lake, the other Deed Lake. We then continue our ride to Tsagaan Nuur town, the northern-most town of Mongolia. Tented camping /B,L,D/
Day-11 TSAGAAN NUUR TOWN – HOGIIN RIVER
After breakfast we ride along the mountains, passing through a rich valley of animals including sheep and goats, yaks, cows, and horses.
After a picnic lunch, we continue riding to Hogiin River valley near which we set out our camping for the night. Tented camping /B,L,D/
Day-12 HOGIIN RIVER – BAYAN MOUNTAIN
Today we’ll ride out and head into the mountains that overlook the lake. We make our way slowly to the top of the pass while enjoying the incredible views. We then ride to the canyon of Ar Bosgot or heaven door as locals call it. Arriving at our camp, we’ll say goodbye to our trusted horses. Tented camping /B,L,D/
Day-13 BAYAN MOUNTAIN – MURUN TOWN
Today, we start our drive via two passes to Murun town after breakfast. From the two passes, we will stop at one, where at the 13 Ovoo or the shamanic offering place we can offer some rice or milk for a good journey back. Driving further we return to Murun town and stay at a local hotel overnight. Local hotel /B,L,D/
Day-14 MURUN TOWN – ULAANBAATAR
Early start with breakfast and drive to Murun town to take an internal flight to Ulaanbaatar. We transfer to the hotel and free afternoon with some souvenir shopping and more. With a farewell dinner, we conclude our horse riding journey through Mongolia. Hotel /B,L,D/
Day-15 INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE
We will transfer you to your international departure.