The horse is the basis of Mongol culture, and the best way to apprehend the country to perceive it body and soul.
Mongols are not nomads without their horses. To live in the nomadic way of life, you must explore on horseback the immense steppes and the green valleys discovered by the Mongolian warriors. Treat the horse as your friend, and let yourself be completely free.
Arrival at the Chinggis Khaan international airport in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. Our guide-interpreter and driver will welcome you at the airport and lead you to the city journey. The city has plenty to offer. The guests visit the Gandan Monastery, a historical and spiritual place in the city. Then you will visit the National History Museum and the Genghis Khan Square in front of the Mongolian Parliament to introduce the general knowledge and information about the Mongolian history and culture. FB, tourism hotel « White House »
Directly move to the Khogno Khan called Central Gobi, one of the 33 Gobi in Mongolia. Visit a nomadic family, installed in the middle of the pastures. Tasting « White food » and notably airag, the traditional drink made from fermented mare’s milk. Visiting one of ancient Buddhist monasteries in the mountain. Erdene khamba monastery located in the sacred Mountain Khugnu Khan. Discovery of nomadic way of life and participance in their dialy life (cooking traditional dishes, looking after the herd of cattle etc) FB, overnight in nomadic family
Departure to Khushuu Tsaidam via Ogii freshwater lake, located 90 km from Karakorum attracts anglers and bird watchers. Lake Uguii is part of the RAMSAR conventions (spaces that include wetlands of great importance for their richness in avifauna). Arrival in Khushuu Tsaidam and installation at “Tsaidam” ger camp. Visit the Turkish history museum and a dedicated memorial of Bileg Khan. Meet horses and nomadic friends to share horseback riding in this paradise of horses. FB, overnight in nomadic family
Riding to the West across the huge empty steppes. First day of riding towards Khar Balgas, former capital of the tribe ouigour nicknamed “black ruins”. Second day, riding in the territory of the region Arkhangai. Third day, arrival in Tsetserleg, capital of Arkhangai province (the northern Khangai), is a city set in a beautiful area. This town, with a population of about ten thousand, lives mainly from its herds of horses and the exploitation of wood; its name also means “Garden” in Mongolian! Visit to the Ethnographic Museum “Zay gegeen”. Before noon, 3 hours of horse riding Afternoon, 3 hours of horse riding FB, stay the night in tent
Today the natural surroundings change while we follow trails through beautiful landscapes of forests, mountains and rivers. Nomadic yak herders are more numerous in this region. We finally arrive at Tsenkher, famous for its hot springs from which the water naturally spurts out at the temperature of 86 ° C… In the afternoon, we relax in our yurt camp’s spas. Before noon, 3 hours of horse riding Afternoon, 3 hours of horse riding FB, overnight in Shiveet Mankhan camp
Departure to the Orkhon Valley crossing the basaltic stone field at the foot of the Khangai Mountains towards the Uvurkhangai region! It is then the occasion to enter great gallops to compete against the Mongol riders encountered along the way. With its landscapes of verdant hills that undulate infinity, its forests of conifers, its fauna and its flora, the Arkhangai has become the symbol of the landscapes of Mongolia! Before noon, 3 hours of horse riding Afternoon, 3 hours of horse riding FB, overnight in tent
Ride to the waterfalls of the Orkhon River, located in the heart of the valley, have water only after rain or showers; But getting there allows you to pace this beautiful area. About fifteen meters high, they offer a nice walk along the banks of the river, at the bottom of canyon, after a difficult descent! Before noon, 3 hours of horse riding Afternoon, 3 hours of horse riding FB, overnight in tent
You’ll start horse riding in Orkhon valley, inscribed by UNESCO in the World Heritage List as representing evolution of nomadic pastoral traditions spanning more than two millennia. On the way, you’ll enjoy the unique formation of nature such as small waterfall, Uurtyn tokhoi canyon, Temeen chuluutyn am site, etc, The Orkhon valley is one of the few sites in Mongolia which is classified World Heritage of Humanity. And the beauty of its natural site consists not only of green plains and hills bursting with basalt lines extending on both sides Orkhon River, but also steles a cervidae, hirgesuur (tombs in cairn), tombs with slabs, anthropomorphic and zoomorphic statues, ruins of ancient capitals … With the brand new telescope MEADE ACF 200 of 14 inches and guided by GPS, you can observe the stars, planets and galaxies from the steppes of the Orkhon Valley.. Before noon, 3 hours of horse riding Afternoon, 3 hours of horse riding FB, overnight in tent, second night in yurt
Journey by 4×4 to the Khugnukhan Nature Reserve via Karakorum, the former capital of the Mongol Empire.Visiting Buddhist Monastery of Erdene Zuu surrounded by an enclosure of 108 stupas with a circumference of 1,600 meters. The building dates from 1586 and is subject to the political winds many ups and downs known. Once the complex consisted of more than a hundred temples. Part of the monastery is since 1990 active again and pressure restored. It is one of the cultural highlights in Mongolia. Drive to Khogno Tarna Park. FB, overnight in yurt
We’ll have breakfast in the café after arrival in UB and take you to the hotel. After taking a rest and in your hotel, we’ll go for shopping to the State department store, the largest shopping mall in Mongolia, a leftover of the Soviet occupation. You can find cashmere and leather, whatever you want to give for souvenir, present and gift. Folklore show Concert of traditional music and contortionists. Presentation of the Traditional Mongolian instrument Morin Khuur, old two-string adorned with a carved horse’s head. Overtone singing performance previously only used by shamans to enter into communication with the spirits. Diner d’adieu FB, overnight in « White House » hotel.
After having a breakfast in the hotel, we’ll drive you to the Chinggis Khaan international airport 2 hours before your departure. END OF SERVICE