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EQUITOUR HORSEBACK RIDING ADVENTURES

Horseback Riding Tours Mongolia

Mongolia is a unique area of unsurpassed geographical and human diversity, with forest, desert, steppe and lake lands. Horses are still central to life in the country so an equestrian vacation in Mongolia is just as much a cultural experience as an equine experience. It has been said that Mongolia is a vast place of unexpected and unlikely encounters. A horseback riding adventure in Mongolia is ideal to experience Mongolian culture from the saddle, first hand.

From camping adventures into the complete wilderness, to exciting routes with traditional yurt accommodation, there is something for everyone. These holidays are all for adventurous travelers, however there are options to cater for all levels, even beginners and novice riders.

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Mongolian boys playing polo in beautiful Mongolian landscape with gers and mountains in background.

WHILE IT’S STILL THERE

Nomad Culture

Horses are deeply embedded within Mongolia’s culture; they are an indication of a man’s wealth. The pace of life is governed by the speed of the horse and horses are woven into Mongolian song, from the horse violin to the verse and history. Infants are taught to ride before they walk, and a young man’s prowess is measured by his skill as a horseman.

The Mongolian style of riding is different to that in the West. Mongols carry the reins in one hand and stand up in their short stirrups. The tack is also different. The saddle is wooden and has changed little over centuries. It has a high pommel and cantle which allowed Chinggis Khaan’s warriors to shoot with a bow and arrow from any direction without falling from their horse.

A herder usually has a saddle ‘for best’ which he will use at special occasions such as the Naadam festival and Tsagaan Sar (lunar new year). This saddle will almost certainly be adorned with silver and have fancy material. Bridles are usually very simple and made from cowhide, but again at Naadam you will often see horses sporting fancy silver mounted bridles. Mongolian horse equipment can be purchased from various shops in Ulaanbaatar.

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KARAKORUM, ORKHON RIVER AND STEPPE

Horseback Riding Tour 1 in Mongolia

Quick overview

Duration:
Transport:
7 nights/8 days
Bus/Mini van/Jeep* 

*Depending on amount of people and preferences

Available for:

Large group:
Small group:
Individual:
8 people plus
3 – 7  people
1 – 2  people

Day 1:

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar.  Accommodation in Hotel. City sightseeing. National folk and dance concert.

Day 2:

Drive to Karakorum. The city was established in 1220. Karakorum was the capital of Mongolia for 140 years and the capital of the Mongol Empire for 32 years. Overnight in Ger camp.

Day 3:

Start the horse riding trip for approximately 25 km. Climb the mountains. Overnight in tents at the edge of the Orkhon river.

Day 4:

Ride a horse following the Orkhon river downstream for 25 km. The Orkhon river takes its source in the Khangai Mountain Range and flows 1.124 kilometers, joining the Selenge river in Northern Mongolia and so to Lake Baikal in Siberia. The main tributaries of the Orkhon river are the Tamir and Yeroo rivers, which have their source in the Khentii and Khangai mountain ranges.
The Orkhon River has numerous species of  fish such as Pike, Mirror Carp, Baikal Sturgeon, Taimen, Sig, River Perch, Siberian Umber, Roach, Ide, Bull Ide, Golden Carp, Amur Catfish and Burbot. Overnight in tents.

Day 5:

Horse riding trip reaches Karakorum. Visit Erdene Zuu Monastery, which is the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. It was built at the initiative of  the most influential Khalkha lord Abtai Khan, in 1586 on the spot where Karakorum, the famous capital of the Mongolian Empire of the 13th century.
The territory of the monastery occupies an area of 400 square meters and is surrounded by a stone wall with 108 stupas. The stone columns, blocks and sculptures excavated from the ruins of the city show that various building materials were used in the construction of this monastery, which began in the 16th century and continued until the 19th century.
Erdene Zuu monastery was severally damaged at the end of the XVII century and the beginning of the XVIII centuries at the time of the struggle of the Mongolians against the Manchu invaders. It was restored several times, in 1760-1796 and in 1808-1814. Overnight in Ger camp.

Day 6:

Ride over the steppe. Visit a nomad family. Observe the  Mongolian traditional way of life. Taste airag, camel, horse riding. Try Mongolian traditional food – Horhog – meat processed hermetically with hot stones. Overnight in tents.

Day 7:

Transfer to Ulaanbaatar. Shopping, free time. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 8:

Departure.

ERDENE ZUU, TUVKHUN, KHANGAI MOUNTAIN RANGE AND ORGON RIVER

Horseback Riding Tour 2 in Mongolia

Quick overview

Duration:
Transport:
10 nights/11 days
Bus/Mini van/Jeep*

* Depending on amount of people and preferences

Available for:

Large group:
Small group:
Individual:
8 people plus
3 – 7  people
1 – 2  people

Day 1:

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar.  Accommodation in Hotel. City sightseeing. National folk and dance concert.

Day 2:

Drive to Karakorum. The city was established in 1220. Karakorum was the capital of Mongolia for 140 years and the capital of the Mongol Empire for 32 years. Overnight in hotel.

Day 3:

Visit the Erdene Zuu monastery, which is the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. It was built at the initiative of the most influential Khalkha lord Abtai Khan, in 1586 on the spot where Karakorum, the famous capital of the Mongolian Empire of the 13th Century.
The territory of the monastery occupies an area of 400 square meters and is surrounded by a stone wall with 108 stupas. Erdene Zuu monastery was severally damaged at the end of the XVII century and the beginning of the XVIII centuries at the time of the struggle of the Mongolians against the Manchu invaders. It was restored several times, in 1760-1796 and in 1808-1814.
Visit a nomadic family on the way.  Observe the Mongolian traditional way of life. Taste airag, ride a horse. Try Mongolian traditional food – Horhog – meat processed hermetically with hot stones. Overnight in Ger hotel.

Day 4:

Ride a horse around the tourist camp. Overnight in Ger camp.

Day 5:

Climb up to the mountain for approximately 25 km. Overnight in tents.

Day 6:

Ride along the valley for 30 km. Overnight in tents.

Day 7:

Go along the valley and through the Orkhon river bridge for 30 km. The Orkhon river has its source in the Khangai Mountain Range and flows 1.124 kilometers, joining the Selenge river in northern Mongolia and so to Lake Baikal in Siberia.
The main tributaries of the Orkhon river are the Tamir and Yeroo rivers, which have their source in the Khentii and Khangai mountain ranges. The Orkhon River has numerous species of fish such as Pike, Mirror Carp, Baikal Sturgeon, Taimen, Sig, River Perch, Siberian Umber, Roach, Ide, Bull Ide, Golden Carp, Amur Catfish and Burbot.  Overnight  in tents near the Tuvkhun temple.

Day 8:

Ride  for approximately 35 km and visit the Tuvkhun temple which is located on the top of the Tuvkhun Uul mountain. It was built by Undur Gegeen Zanabazar. Mongolians erected about 10 stone monasteries in the 17th century. Overnight in tents.

Day 9:

Horseback riding along the mountain. Overnight in Ger hotel.

Day 10:

Transfer to Ulaanbaatar. Box lunch. Free time, shopping. Overnight in hotel.

Day 11:

Departure.

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