Many people who have never visited Mongolia have a picture in their mind of horsemen galloping across the open steppe - just as they did in the days of Genghis Khan. This image is not far from the truth in present day Mongolia. Outside the cities most families keep horses, and for some it is their only form of transport.
In Central Mongolia you can stop at places of particular beauty and interest, and take horses for the day to explore the area.This tour can be adapted to suit your own horse riding skills - you can ride for just a few hours, or gallop across the fenceless expanse for the whole day if you prefer.
Travel to various ger camps in Arkhangai province and ride horses around the different areas
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and go to hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in hotel.
By jeep to Khustain Nuruu Natural Reserve. See wild 'Prezwalsky'“ horses living free in their natural habitat. Overnight ger camp.
Drive to 'Khogno Khan' mountain. Take horses to explore the area in and around this huge granite mountain. Overnight ger camp.
Drive to Kharkhorin. Visit 'Erdene Zuu' monastery established in the sixteenth century as the centre of Buddhism in Mongolia. Overnight ger camp.
Spend the day riding in the mountains surrounding the 'Orkhon Valley'. This historical place is where Chinggis Khaan built his capital when he ruled the Mongol Empire in the thirteenth century. Overnight ger camp.
By jeep to Tsetserleg town, the capital of Arkhangai province. Visit the busy market place, the old monastery museum on the mountainside, and the main street. Drive up into the mountains to 'Tsenkher Jiguur' hot mineral springs. Afternoon relax in the outdoor baths.
Horse riding in the mountains and flower-filled meadows around the Tsenkher hot springs. Overnight ger camp.
Drive to 'Elsen Tasarkhai', an area of big sand dunes and desert vegetation. Ride horses or camels in the desert. Overnight ger camp.
Return to Ulaanbaatar by jeep. Overnight hotel.
NOTE: Price depends on how many people are in the group.
Wild Prezwalski Horses
"Khogno Khan" Mountain
"Erdene Zuu" Monastery
Hot Mineral Springs
"Orkhon" River at Kharkhorin
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