Naiman Lake Horse Riding and Karakorum Naadam

​Trek through Mongolia and the Remains of the Mongol Empire

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Trek through Mongolia and the Remains of the Mongol Empire - On this two-week adventure, you can experience the nomadic life.

Naiman Lake Horse Riding and Karakorum Naadam

​Trek through Mongolia and the Remains of the Mongol Empire

13 Days
Starts from: 2145 USD
Group size : 4-12 people

Schedule 2015

Naadam jul 01 festival jul 13

​Trek through Mongolia and the Remains of the Mongol Empire

Trek through Mongolia and the Remains of the Mongol Empire - On this two-week adventure, you can experience the nomadic life. Ride through valleys and mountains to reach a beautiful monastery and natural reserve; then ride to the archaeological ruins of Karakorum, the capital of 13th century Genghis Khan's Great Mongol Empire.
Whether you have ridden before or not, our staffs will help make your experience an enjoyable one. The best time to ride here is July to September when the horses are at their best.
After that you can attend a local naadam festival with activities such as archery and enjoy an authentic Mongolian barbecue. Horseback riding is a way of life in Mongolia and one of the most popular outdoor pursuits for visitors. Come visit us and see just how much fun a person can have on horseback!

Why choose this tour

  • Horse riding in Mongolia is wonderful experience.
  • More of the culture and history
  • New experience and love with Mongolian horse
  • See Takhi, Asian wild horses - 5000 years history
  • Explore nomadic lifestyle, culture and tradition
  • A chance to see how the real Mongolian authentic Barbecue is made the traditional way!

Full itinerary

Day 1

​July 01. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and city tour

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. You'll be greeted at the airport and escorted to 4* hotel. After lunch, take a half-day city tour including a visit to National Museum of Mongolian History, where you will see artifacts from Mongolia and Central Asia from the Stone Age to the present and an excursion to the Zaisan Hill War Memorial to get your bearings with a panoramic view of the whole city. Overnight in the hotel. (L+D)

Day 2

​July 02. Karakorum, Erdenezuu monastery

Drive to Karakorum, the symbolic ruins of the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire. Visit Erdene-Zuu, the oldest monastery, with 108 stupas, built in 1586. Then visit Karakorum museum and see the Great Mongol state period, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Ancient state period halls.. Overnight in tourist ger camp. (B+L+D)


Day 3

​July 03. Shuranga river

Today's destination is Shuranga river. You will meet your horse keeper and get prepared for the trip. Stay in”Naiman Lake” eco camp. Meet local people and Your horse guide will accompany you to give you the chance to discover the life and food of the nomads. Real authentic Mongolian Barbecue is made the traditional way! Stay overnights in local Ger camp. (B+L+D)

Day 4

July 04. Lake Shireet

Begin the horseback riding trip in the territory of Naiman Lake. Yak ride trial and support. To Lake Shireet 18 km. Stay overnights in tent. (B+L+D)

Day 5

July 06. Naiman Nuur (Eight Lakes)

Horseback riding trip to Naiman Nuur. The area of Naiman Nuur (Eight Lakes), which was created by volcanic eruptions centuries ago and 3,163 metres above sea level Khuisiin Naiman Nuur (Navel Eight Lakes) is located on over 2,400 meter above sea level. Stay overnights in tent. (B+L+D)

Day 6

July 05. Lake Haliut

Horseback riding trip to Lake Haliut 18 km. The lakes located in a high mountain area with sub alpine mountain meadows and coniferous forests of Siberian Pine and Siberian Larch; flat valley areas with lava stone fields in the north of the protected area and barren mountain tops, and the lakes. Stay overnights in tent. (B+L+D)

Day 7

July 07. Buurug valley

Horseback riding trip to Buurug valley 15 km. Visit the family of a horseman. You are free to taste the favorite beverage of the nomads - airag, fermented mare’s milk. Stay overnights in tent. (B+L+D)

Day 8

July 08. Orkhon waterfall

Continue on the trip to Orkhon waterfall. In the beginning, the terrain will be wide open valleys to mountain, rivers and then changing to Forest Mountain and 20m wonderful waterfall. Stay overnights in tent. (B+L+D)

Day 9

July 09. Local Naadam festival

Today we will enjoy Local Naadam Festival including wrestling, horse racing, archery and traditional games. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Local naadam

Day 10

July 10. Ugii Lake & Khushuu Tsaidam

Drive to Ugii Lake (altitude 1387 m; surface area—25 sq. km). When you visit the lake, you will have an opportunity to take a boat tour and do some birding. On the way, you will see Khusuu Tsaidam, a Turkic inscribed monument of the Turkic State (6th – 8th Centuries A.D). Visit Erdene-Zuu, the oldest monastery, with 108 stupas, built in 1586. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Ugii lake

photo by Uugan-erdene

Day 11

July 11. See Takhi, the Asian wild horse and Ungut man monuments

Early morning drive to Hustai National Park. You can see many historical there are many historical monument ensemble of Ungut- famous with it is large number of man like figures, which belongs to 6-8 th century AD and many other sepultures, rectangular tombs. On the way, see Takhi, the Asian wild horse. If you have a chance, see wolf, argali sheep and deer. Enjoy small hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife. Visit Takhi's information center and overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Day 12

july 12.​Ulaanbaatar and city tour options

Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. A chance to enjoy main Naadam festival in Ulaanbaatar. In the afternoon, you may wish to do some shopping for souvenirs and cashmeres before attending the evening concert of National Folklore. Overnight in the hotel. (B+L+D)

Day 13

July 13.​Departure Mongolia

After breakfast, you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport. (B)

B - Breakfast L - Lunch D - Dinner


Bayarlalaa, Christoph Klojda

Dear Oyunaa, Now that things have calmed down a little since returning home, I wanted to thank you for your patience and assistance in organizing my recent tour of Mongolia. It was an excellent experience, and an amazing country to spend some time in learning about the people and the culture. I would also like to pass on my thanks to both Lagshmi and Dovchin. They are both wonderful people, took too good care of me and helped make the experience extra special. Please pass my thanks onto them. While it may be a long time off, I look forward to visiting Mongolia again in the future. When that happens, I will definitely look for Discover Mongolia's assistance again. Please keep my information on hand if anyone is requesting referrals. Christoph Klojda ,USA.

Tour information

​The best time to make this trip:

July, the peak season in July for the Naadam Festival. July and August are also the wettest months of the year, but be assured, our climate is such that you will still have many sunny days at this time. The best time to visit the Gobi is June or September.

​Accommodation:

We believe that comfortable, welcoming accommodation is vital to the enjoyment of your trip. You will be stay in a standard 3-4 star hotel in Ulaanbaatar and a tourist ger camp (traditional dwelling) with currency (220V), shower and other useful services (2 or 4 people per ger) in the countryside...

​Meals:

In Ulaanbaatar, you will be dining at fine European and Asian cuisine restaurants. Mutton, beef, rice and noodles form the basis of the Mongolian diet, so your meals will be based around this. However, the trail rations may include vegetables, eggs, peanut butter, cheese and sometimes yak! On so...

​Transport:

Discover Mongolia use the highest level, latest model, air-conditioned private vans or 4WD vehicles for the maximum comfort on your touring days. A day's drive in the countryside will be approx 200-250km.

​Guide:

An English speaking Mongolian guide will accompany the group at all times. The guide will be a native Mongolian person with great local knowledge who can deal with any requests and ensure that your holiday to become one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life.

Personal things to bring with you:

Warm thin layers of clothing are the best such as bring a waterproof jacket, sandals and a hat and headscarf to protect you from the sun and winds. Don't forgot insect repellent, sun cream, lip-gloss and first aid kit (medicine for headache, cold, diarrhea, runny nose; bandages; any medicine pre...