This ride of approximately 200km begins at Tsenkher village in Arkhangai province. We ride up into the mountains through a remote and beautiful landscape where the only inhabitants are nomadic families with their herds of horses, yaks and sheep. The scenery is quite dramatic, especially at the Orkhon waterfall. Ride over the mountains to return to Kharkhorin, site of Genghis Khan's capital in the thirteenth century. There is a large monastery here, Erdene Zuu, the original centre of Buddhism in Mongolia.
The equine skills of Mongolia's nomadic people are legendary and the crew who join us for the trek have been riding and working with horses since they were 3 years old. The horses we use for the trek belong to these men and their extended families.
The highest mountain pass of the trip is Ulttin Davaa at an altitude of 2000 meters. The rough track which winds up to the top passes through a forest which was completely destroyed by fire a few years ago, but has quickly re grown and the scenery is again softer and green. lf
Genghis Khaan established his army's most important supply centre in this part of Mongolia because the climate is better.
The Orkhon waterfall is the biggest waterfall in Mongolia and lies at the confluence of two rivers in an area which has seen a lot of volcanic activity in the distant past.
Kharkhorin in the central Mongolian province of Ovorkhangai is just a small town located beside the Orkhon river. One can hardly believe it was once the headquarters of the Mongol Empire, from where half the known world was ruled during the thirteenth century. During the reign of Genghis Khaan it was just a military base, but when his son Ogodei took over Kharkhorin became a large city with artisans and skilled labour from all over the Empire.
This impressive monastery, was founded in the sixteenth century on the site of Ogodei Khaan's palace, and the various temples were built in the architectural styles of Mongolia, China and Tibet.
The riding distance is approximately 30km per day. You will be supplied with Russian saddles, and the local horsemen will take care of the horses. At Kharkhorin you will stay at a traditional ger camp, and all other nights will be camping in Western style dome tents.
Tour starts from Tsenkher in Arkhangai province and goes through the Khangai mountains
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and go to hotel. Afternoon free time. Overnight in hotel.
Jeep out of the city and across the vast open land to reach 'Tsenkher' village. Meet crew and horses. Overnight camping.
Start riding, first across an open river valley, then into the fertile meadows and hills. Ride up into the mountains and over 'Bogoch Pass'. Descend to the Tsetserleg river. Overnight camping.
Ride to the 'Orkhon Waterfall'. Here the landscape is quite dramatic, having been created by volcanic activity thousands of years ago. Overnight camping.
Ride along the river gorge, then cross the 'Orkhon Bridge' and head up into the open hills of Batulzii district. Overnight camping.
Continue riding up and down the hills, Riding in the 'Orkhon River' valley joining the Orkhon river again. Overnight camping.
Ride to Kharkhorin town, the place where Genghis Khan established his capital in the 13th century crossing the Orkhon river several times on the way. Visit 'Erdene Zuu' Buddhist monastery. Overnight ger camp.
Jeep to Ulaanbaatar. Overnight hotel.
The trail we follow is mainly on rough jeep tracks
Accommodation on tour is wild camping and ger camps
Non riders are welcome to join and can ride in one of the support vehicles
Local horsemen take car of the horses
Saddles are Russian style - a leather cushion with metal frame
This tour will run with a minimum of 4 people
We accept other major currencies
All Meals (except UB)
2 Nights Hotel (shared twin room)
Traditional Ger Camps (shared Ger)
All Transportation (except Airport Transfer)
Hire of Riding Horse and saddle
Alcohol and Soft Drinks
Riding in the places where genghis Khan himself travelled
Riding with local Mongolian horsemen
Erdene Zuu monastery
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We organize several fixed date group trips to Mongolia including mountain biking, motorcycling, horse riding, trekking and cultural trips. You are welcome to join as an individual or if there are several friends together. This is a good way to travel in Mongolia if you want the companionship of others and to meet some interesting people.
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