Horse Riding in Legendary Orkhon Valley Tour

13 days from $1940

The idea of galloping across the endless steppes is a common dream of every rider. Mongolia offers the keen rider many different conditions - from desert steppe to forested mountain rides. Mile upon mile virgin pasture land and mountain ranges with no boundaries and often without tracks to follow open up in front of you.

This horse riding holiday takes you to inspiring parts of the country letting you gallop freely through the endless horizons of this historical land. You will meet your local horse guides and horses at the lake Ugii where they will give helpful guidance for your riding adventure. Mongolian horse tends to be small, has tremendous stamina, and is well adapted to the harsh environment where they have survived over the centuries. The program offers a 20-30 km ride a day, depending on the terrain.



  •  7 days horse trekking in legendary Orkhon Valley
  •  Erdene Zuu Monastery in historical Kharkhorin, the ancient capital of the Mongol empire
  •  Wild horses in Khustai National Park

Key Info

Physical level: Advanced Physical level: Advanced
Horse & Camel Riding Horse & Camel Riding

Tour Itinerary


Day 1.

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

Transfer to the hotel and relax. City tour including the Gandan Monastery, the National Museum of Mongolia, which represents Mongolian Culture starting from the Stone Age to the 21st century, and Buddhism, Sukhbaatar Square (also known as Chingis Khaan Square). In Gandan Monastery, you can take local prayers, monks, the biggest standing indoor Buddha statue, and temples' own figure. (L/D)

in the hotel

Day 2.

Lake Ugii in Orkhon Valley

Take our vehicle and drive towards Lake Ugii in Orkhon valley. The road is smoothly paved, and for the last 90 km, we drive on a dirt road, which leads to the lake. Ugii Lake is a wonderful place to have to relax after long driving. The lake has an abundant birdlife of more than 150 bird species. Bird watching, fishing is parts of the available entertainment. Preparing yourself for the next horse trekking days. Getting the first experience of a Mongolian ger. (B/L/D)

in the camp

Day 3.

Ride to Khoshoo Tsaidam

Start our horse trekking towards Khoshoo Tsaidam, one of the important historical sites of Turkic State. Inscriptions on the ancient monuments are considered as the oldest known written documents of the Turkish language, and it describes the events of the Turks Khaganate which was settled in the Orkhon valley in the VIII-IX centuries. (B/L/D)

in the tent 4-5 hours

Day 4.

Erdene Zuu Monastery in Kharkhorin

Continue our trek through beautiful Orkhon valley and arrive in Kharkhorin in the afternoon. Kharkhorin - the ancient capital of the Mongol empire and one of the important sites of Mongolian history and culture. From here the Chinggis khan and his sons ruled the Great Mongol Empire during the XIII century, and it was a political and trade center through which passed the legendary Silk Road, the main commerce network of whole Eurasia. Visit Erdene Zuu monastery built on the ruins of Kharkhorin city in the XVI century. (B/L/D)

in the camp 4-5 hours

Days 5-9.

Horseback Riding Towards Orkhon Waterfall

Next few days we trek on horseback down to the south having a visit to Shank and Tuvkhun Monastery and arrive at Orkhon waterfall. This is the last point of our horse trekking. Each day horse trekking 4-5 hours. (B/L/D)

in the tent 4-5 hours

Days 10-11.

Khustai National Park

Today we take our vehicle and drive towards Khustai National Park - 90 000 hectares reserved area to the west of Ulaanbaatar, is a wild horse sanctuary that offers an unexpected encounter with wild horses of Takhi (or Przewalski horse), the world's only naturally surviving wild horses, recently re-introduced to Mongolia in the Khustai NP during the last 20 years. 

Arrive in the Khustai National Park in the evening. Explore a small museum and watch a short documentary about the national park. Then rest after dinner. The next day, we will have an opportunity to watch Takhi wild horses at the pasture site and other wildlife within this beautiful park. (B/L/D)

in the camp 3-4 hours

Day 12.

City Tour

Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. City tour with the Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan, where the last king of Mongolia lived and now turned into a museum. Amazing cultural performance - national folk and dance concert in the evening. Farewell dinner together. (B/L/D)

in the hotel

Day 13.


Transfer to Chinggis Khaan International Airport or Train station and depart Mongolia. (B)

Prices & Inclusions

Prices & Inclusions
Group size Price/Per person
2 PAX 2340$
3-4 pax 2190$
5-8 PAX 2090$
9-12 PAX 1990$
13-15 PAX 1940$


Accommodation: Hotel****,* ger camp, tented camp
Guiding and interpreting service
Full board meals
Transport: 4x4 vehicle or minivan
Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks
Museums and cultural performance
Local guides for horseback riding
Horseback riding
Camping equipments

Not Includes

International airfare 
Personal equipment
Optional activity cost 
Excess baggage charges
Single room supplement 
Alcoholic drinks 
Travel Insurance
The extra cost for photography in museums
Tip for a tour guide, driver, etc


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