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Jered Barclay

Los Angeles, USA

Terelj Horse Riding

Duration
13 nights/14 days
Difficulty
Moderate
Group size
2-8 people

Overview

Mongolia is undoubtedly one of the biggest horse countries in the world.

Everyday life is dependent on horse and therefore we have developed big culture around it. Having no fence and boundaries makes Mongolia one great big wide-open horse riding terrain with incredible view. As we go riding horse we visit nomad families along our terrain and it is one of a unique experience to learn this age-old culture. In the evenings we set our tents under the biggest star filled sky and sit around campfire surrounded by absolute wilderness hearing horses graze.


Highlight

  • Horse riding everyday in vast open wilderness.
  • Incredible campsites with breathtaking view.
  • Visiting herder families with unique culture of nomadism
  • Adventure with good food and comfortable stay

Itinerary

  • expand_more Day 1: Arrive Ulaanbaatar, city sight seeing. Kempinski Hotel
    Arrival in Ulaanbaatar the capital city of Mongolia. You will be welcomed at the airport by your local guide and driver who will transfer you to the comfortable hotel in down town.  Depending on your flight we will have some optional sights to visit this day before resting for the night. Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace /L, D/
  • expand_more Day 2: Sightseeing day in Ulaanbaatar
    Sightseeing day in Ulaanbaatar. This morning after breakfast we will have a full day of city sightseeing through the major sites of Ulaanbaatar, including Sukhbaatar Square, National Museum, Gandan Monastery, Zaisan Memorial Hill and Bogd King’s Winter Palace Museum. In the evening before dinner we will be entertained with the folk music concert that presents very unique art of age-old Mongolian traditional singing, dancing and music. Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace /B, L, D/
  • expand_more Day 3: Drive to Terelj National Park start camping. Tented night
    Drive to Dugan Tsagaan in Terelj National Park. This morning we will drive short distance out of Ulaanbaatar into Terelj National Park a place of mountains with forests, rivers, meadows of flowers as well as nomad families in the wide-open valleys. After crossing the river we will settle down in a place called Dugan Tsagaan for the day. Today our horse wrangler will arrive with the horses. This afternoon we will have short test ride to adjust our riding gears and get to use to our horses. Very comfortable tented night with delicious food and campfire. Tented nights. /B, L, D/
  • expand_more Day 4: Horse riding days. Tented nights.
    Baruun Bayan Valley-Bumbat. After breakfast we will saddle up the horses. Today is our first full day of riding. It always takes little more time to get everything adjusted and tuned well so we will take this time to make sure that our gears fit and we feel comfortable with the horses and saddles. In the morning we will gradually ascend up into the river Tuul following it’s bank and then eventually we will take a left turn into a very beautiful valley called Baruun Bayan. There is a small river that flows into Tuul river that we will be camping next to tonight. Today’s main goal is to get used to with our horses and saddles. There will be several stops for view and breaks before we come to our campsite located next to a small river.  Tented night. /B, L, D/
  • expand_more Day 5: Huh Chuluu Gol - Blue Rock River
    Huh Chuluu Gol - Blue Rock River. Today we ride up into the valley going over small mountain and forest and will reach to late 17th century temple ruins called Princess temple. After having lunch and exploring the ruins we will continue our ride into our new campsite high up in the valley next to small creek called Huh Chuluu meaning Blue Rock. This area is not inhabited during summer time so we will have the entire valley just for ourselves. Tented night. /B, L, D/
  • expand_more Day 6: Del Had – Mane Rock
    Del Had – Mane Rock. It is another day riding over small hills going through the forest and coming up to the top with magnificent view with no one near around you. During todays ride we will stop by healing water – believed to have healing power with its minerals by local people. In the afternoon we will reach to our campsite located next to an interesting sharp edgy rock formations created by erosion over time. Tented night. /B, L, D/
  • expand_more Day 7: Hevtee Gatsaa – Small Cliff.
    Hevtee Gatsaa – Small Cliff. This day we will cross over a little pass into the next valley. We will descend down the valley coming to a Tuul river. We will have our camp set up near Hevtee Gatsaa, a small cliff overlooking into Tuul river and its gorgeous meandering valley with willow trees growing on the side of the river. After having tea coffee it is worth a small hike up and we will be awarded with post card like view in the evening sun. Tented night. /B, L, D/
  • expand_more Day 8: Galt Belchir
    Galt Belchir. After breakfast we will cross the river Tuul onto the south side and will follow the big valley until we hit another river confluence where we will be camping. Tented night. /B, L, D/
  • expand_more Day 9: Tseteg Bulag – Flower Spring.
    Tseteg Bulag – Flower Spring. Now we will head towards south from river Tuul going over a ridge of mountain coming into wider and more open landscape. There will be less of a forest as we ride further south. During today’s ride we will have one of the stops at another healing water known as Shar Bulag or Yellow Spring, with sulfur that helps digestion and other stomach related disease. But our camp site is set up by yet another spring called Flower Spring.  Tented night. /B, L, D/
  • expand_more Day 10: Budlan Hangai Gol
    Budlan Hangai Gol. Unlike previous days the landscape will now give away to more spacious area with less wood and long wide open valleys. Today we will travel further south into the treeless area where families start inhabiting with their livestock. Less trees provide more pasture and that attracts herder families to raise more sheep and goats. We will be passing many families and will stop by one or two along the road and pay a visit that will give us glimpse into their lifestyle. Tented night. /B, L, D/
  • expand_more Day 11: Huuhdiin Ovoo
    Huuhdiin Ovoo. We will have more opportunities to go faster as landscape opens up but we will also be visiting couple more families along the road. Tonight we will settle down close to a herder family and before dinner we can go to one and will help them with their evening chorus of milking and bringing them into coral etc. Helping hands are always welcome and we interact with them more meaningfully this way than just watching them to work. Tented night. /B, L, D/
  • expand_more Day 12: Harztain Bulag
    Harztain Bulag. This is our last full day ride. We always have small race among the riders with special price at the end of the riding day. We will release the horses to their pasture and say goodbye to our horses. It is our last tented night in a Mongolian wilderness. Tented night. /B, L, D/
  • expand_more Day 13: Drive to Ulaanbaatar via Chinggis Statue. Optional shopping in the afternoon. Kempinski Hotel.
    Drive to Ulaanbaatar via Chinggis Statue. Today after breakfast we head back to Ulaanbaatar. But we have one interesting stop before we get back to capital city. On our way one of the largest horse statue made of stainless steel stands and we will pay a visit to this place where you can actually walk up through the horse and stand on horses head. After checking in the Kempinski hotel and freshen up we will have optional shopping in the town before having farewell dinner. Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace /B, L, D/.
  • expand_more Day 14: International Departure
    International departure. Today you will be transferred to the airport for your international departures to your next destination.

Inclusions

This price includes:
  • All accommodations
  • Horses and horse wranglers
  • All meals in the city and out in the field
  • All local staff and field guides
  • Entertainments as shown in the itinerary
  • National Park and Protected Area fees
This price doesn’t include
  • International flight
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa processing
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Expenses of personal nature

Dates

Trip date:
15-28 Jun, 2019
Second departure:
1-14 Jul, 2019
Third departure:
15-28 Jul, 2019
Fourth departure: 1-14 Aug, 2019

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