Horse Riding In The Orkhon Valley

This ride of approximately 200 km 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.

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information about

Riding Terrain and Facilities

The total distance is approximately 200 kilometers and the daily riding distance is usually around 30 kilometers. 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.

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Orkhon Valley Horse Trek Map

Day By Day Itinerary

This itinerary is suitable for riders with some experience who can ride horses confidently.

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 up through the forest and over   'Ultiin Davaa'. On the other side of the pass we ride by a gold mine before reaching the pretty   'Orkhon' valley. 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 "Bat-Ulzii" 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.

(Tour price is based on a group of 4 people)


about the tour


To ride a horse in the "Orkhon" valley of Central Mongolia is to travel back through the centuries to a part of Asia that has been so influential in shaping history. Not only was the great Mongol Empire of Genghis Khan centred here, but also several vast Asian empires before that.
The nomadic people still live in Gers ("yurts"), moving frequently with their herds of horses, sheep and yaks, and life for them has not changed a lot since the days of Genghis Khan.

Orkhon horse trekdescription:

  • This tour is fully supported

  • Accommodation is wild camping in tents

  • Minimum group size 4 people

  • Accompanied by Mongolian horsemen

  • Non riders are welcome to join

  • 100% fully guided

  • We accept other major currencies

  • Hotel in UB based on sharing "TWIN" room

The following items are included in the price of the tour:

  • All meals (except Ulaanbaatar)

  • 2 - nights hotel "Continental" shared room

  • 1 - night traditional 'Ger' camp

  • Hire of tents

  • Entrance fees and permits

  • Horse and saddle

  • Support vehicles and staff

  • Bottled Mineral Water

The following items will be in addition to the price of the tour:

  • International flight

  • Visa Cost

  • Airport Transfers

  • Lunch & Dinner when in Ulaanbaatar

  • Alcohol and soft drinks

  • Travel Insurance

The places you will see along the way:

  • "Kharkhorin" ancient capital

  • "Khangai" Mountains

  • "Erdene Zuu" Monastery

  • "Orkhon" Waterfall

  • Volcanic River Canyon

  • Nomadic Life Style

  • Flora and Fauna

  • Riding horses with nomads

what you will see

Tour Highlights

Horse Trek Mongolia
Location: Central Mongolia

Orkhon Waterfall

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.

Horse Trips Mongolia
Location: Central Mongolia

Riding with Nomads

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.

Cultural Activity Mongolia
Location: Central Mongolia


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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