Horse Riding In The Orkhon Valley

3 - 12 September 2017 only USD $1995

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.

MONGOLIAN HORSEMEN

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.

ULTIIN DAVAA

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

VALLEY OF GENGHIS KHAAN

Genghis Khaan established his army's most important supply centre in this part of Mongolia because the climate is better.

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ORKHON WATERFALL

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

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.

ERDENE ZUU MONASTERY

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.

Orkhon Valley Horse Riding Tour Map

Tour starts from Tsenkher in Arkhangai province and goes through the Khangai mountains

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Day by Day Itinerary

THIS ITINERARY IS SUITABLE FOR RIDERS WITH SOME EXPERIENCE WHO CAN RIDE CONFIDENTLY.


THIS TOUR ITINERARY HAS BEEN RESEARCHED & WRITTEN BY ©OTMT SOLELY FOR THE USE OF CLIENTS OF ©OTMT. IT'S USED BY ANY OTHER COMPANY IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

Tour Information:

   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)
   Tent Hire
   Support Vehicle
   All Transportation (except Airport Transfer)
   Hire of Riding Horse and saddle

   International Flight
   Visa Cost
   Airport Transfers
   Alcohol and Soft Drinks

   Riding in the places where genghis Khan himself travelled
   Riding with local Mongolian horsemen
   Khangai mountains
   Orkhon waterfall
   Erdene Zuu monastery



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