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.
Total distance of Orkhon Valley horse riding tour approximately 200km. The horse riding distance is approximately 30km per day. You will be supplied with Russian style horse 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. This itinerary is suitable for riders with a reasonable level of horse riding experience and fitness.
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. 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.
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.
Circular route starting from Ulaanbaatar and drive south-west to Kharkhorin, original capital of Mongolia. Start riding from Tsenkher village along the Orkhon Valley and into the Khangai mountains, back to Kharkhorin. Riders must have some horse riding experience and be confident because the area is very remote, far from good medical facilities. Accommodation during the trip is wild camping in tents with no luxurious facilities. The last night will be in a traditional ger camp.
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The Orkhon river flows through basalt rocks from the Khangai mountain range to Kharkhorin town. The waterfall cascades from a height of 20 meters and is 10 metres wide. During winter months it is frozen solid.
Ride with Mongolian horsemen whose skills are legendary. They will take care of the animals at the end of each day. The remote valleys on the trail were once occupied by the armies of Genghis Khan.
This Buddhist monastery was founded in 1585 on the site where Genghis Khan established the capital of the Mongol Empire 300 years earlier. The temples are built in Tibetan, Manchurian and Mongolian styles.
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