What better way to see Mongolia than as the locals do, by horse ? Genghis Khan's army crossed the world by horse, and to this day it remains the most common and reliable form of transport. Horses can go where roads and petrol do not exist, and where walkers would be exhausted by the rough terrain. Most nomadic families have a herd of horses, the size of the herd being a status symbol. In the summer months mare's milk is fermented to make "airag", a drink which is much loved by all Mongolians and drunk in huge quantities.
We will arrange horses to suit your riding experience as well as local guides, support vehicles, food and accommodation for your horse riding trek in Mongolia.
The Mongol horse (Mongolian Адуу, aduu: "horse") in Northern Khalka, is the native horse breed of Mongolia. The breed is purported to be largely unchanged since the time of Genghis Khan. Nomads living in the traditional Mongol fashion still hold more than 3 million animals, which outnumber the country's human population. The horses live outdoors all year at +30 °C (86 °F) in summer down to −40 °C (−40 °F) in winter, and search for food on their own.Go To Orkhon Horse Trek
It is such a wonderful experience to ride a horse in Mongolia, especially to trek a long distance over several days. In this way, one can truly experience Mongolia as the local people do - enjoying the sights, sounds, smells and the weather in all their raw beauty. Most areas of Mongolia are suitable for riding, but we have chosen the province of Arkhangai where we have worked with some families for many years and know them to be reliable, providing healthy and good-tempered horses and friendly, hard working horsemen.
We have planned a horse trek which individuals and groups of friends are welcome to join. It is in the area of the Orkhon river valley in Central Mongolia and the route finishes at Kharkhorin which was once the capital of the Mongol Empire.
Some of our tailor-made horse riding tours are based at the ger camps and we take day rides in the area around the camp. On continuous horse treks like our scheduled group tour, we are riding in such remote places that there are no facilities and we camp in tents. This is a really wild experience, with the lack of luxuries such as a flush toilet or hot running water, being as much part of the adventure as the horse riding itself.
Every morning the cooks will serve a hearty breakfast to prepare you for the day ahead. Whilst we are packing up, the local horsemen will be saddling up the horses. Start riding at approximately 9 o'clock, keeping to a pace which is comfortable for everyone. If the standard of riding varies greatly between members of the group, we can divide into smaller groups, each with their own local horseman in charge. We stop at mid morning for a snack, then for an hour at lunch time. The cooks will have travelled ahead by jeep to prepare the meals. Continue riding in the afternoon for a further 2 or 3 hours before arriving at camp.
It is important to read the information below and understand, before booking your horse riding tour in Mongolia.
In the case of a serious medical emergency, we may have to call the helicopter rescue service to take the injured person to hospital in Ulaanbaatar.
We carry with us a good supply of medicine and 'paramedic equipment' which is used in emergency medical situations.
Everyone must wear a helmet and suitable riding boots.
Ulaanbaatar is not a particularly dangerous city at all, but you should exercise the same caution here as you would in any other large city.
We want everyone to finish the tour safely and without injury.
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.
Mountain bike group tour in northern Mongolia beginning with an overnight train to the start point.See More Information
Motorbike group tour to the Gobi Desert passing through South Gobi province.See More Information
Horse riding tour in the Orkhon valley of Central Mongolia where Genghis Khan made his capital.See More Information
Motorbike group tour in Eastern Mongolia to the place where Genghis Khan was born.See More Information
Naadam festival group tour in Central Mongolia includes the annual village summer sporting festival.See More Information
Short motorbike group tour to Terelj National Park and the eastern province of Khentii.See More Information
Camel trek in the Gobi Desert along the Gurvansaikhan mountain range.See More Information
Cultural adventure tour in Central Mongolia includes riding horses, camels and yak cart.See More Information
Our new motorbike group tour across Middle Gobi and Ovorkhangai provinceSee More Information
Overland group tour through Middle Gobi and down to the Gobi Desert in the south of Mongolia.See More Information
Middle Gobi motorcycle tour includes the monastery ruins at Ongii Hiid.See More Information
Adventurous trekking adventure in the mountains of western Mongolia using camels as pack animals.See More Information
Motorcycle group tour to the Khorgo Volcano and White Lake National Park in Central Mongolia.See More Information
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