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.
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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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 "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.
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:
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The places you will see along the way:
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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