KARAKORUM, ORKHON RIVER AND STEPPE
Horseback Riding Tour 1 in Mongolia
|7 nights/8 days
*Depending on amount of people and preferences
|8 people plus
3 – 7 people
1 – 2 people
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Accommodation in Hotel. City sightseeing. National folk and dance concert.
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.
Start the horse riding trip for approximately 25 km. Climb the mountains. Overnight in tents at the edge of the Orkhon river.
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.
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.
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.
Transfer to Ulaanbaatar. Shopping, free time. Overnight in a hotel.