Experience Nomadic Life

You will experience the life of a nomad while you are on this tour.

Experience Mountains and Valleys

On horseback you will ride through scenic mountains and valleys in the beauty of nature.

Visit Beautiful Erdene-Zuu

The monastery is the oldest one in Mongolia and is a favourite stop for many on the tour.

View Ancient Archaeological Ruins

You’ll wonder at the ruins of Karakorum, once the capital of the Mongol Empire.

Take Many Pictures

You will make many memories that you will want to remember and share with others.

10 Days
Starts from: 1796 USD
Group size : 4-12 people

Schedule 2017 & 2018

Local-Naadam jul 01 festival jul 10

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)

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Day 2

​July 02. 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) (Approx. dirt & paved road 190 km, 4 hours)

Day 3

July 03. Horse trek to Lake Shireet & Lake Haliut

Begin the horseback riding trip in the territory of Naiman Lake. Yak ride trial and support. 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) (Approx. horse ride 20-24 km).

Day 4

July 04. Horse trek to 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) (Approx. horse ride 22 km)

Day 5

July 05. Horse trek to Buurug valley

Horseback riding trip to Buurug valley. 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) (Approx. horse ride 16 km)

Day 6

July 06. Horse trek to 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. End of horse trek. Overnights in tourist camp. (B+L+D) (Approx. horse ride 22 km)

Day 7

July 07. Karakorum with Local Naadam festival

In the morning, drive to Karakorum. Today is attended of Naadam festival. There will be held wrestling, horse racing and archery tournaments. Naadam festival continues to tournaments of wrestling, horse racing, archery and other traditional games. A real chance for you to experience the tradition and culture of the people of this unique country. A chance to try the local foods and beverages. Today we will enjoy Local Naadam Festival including wrestling, horse racing, archery and traditional games. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D) (Approx. dirt & paved road 120 km, 3 hours)

Local naadam

Day 8

July 08. See Takhi, the Asian wild horse & horse ride

Early morning visit Erdene-Zuu, the oldest monastery, with 108 stupas, built in 1586. Drive to Hustai National Park. 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. Horse ride for half day. Visit Takhi's information center and overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D) (Approx. paved road 260 km, 4 hours)

Day 9

July 09. Chinggis Khaan Horse Statue & Ulaanbaatar city tour

After breakfast, drive to Giant Chinggis Khaan statue. The statues in total is 40m high and see as far sighted Chinggis Khaan holds a golden whip in his right hand. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. A chance to enjoy main Naadam festival Preview. In the afternoon, you may wish to do some shopping for souvenirs and cashmeres before attending the evening concert of National Folklore. A farewell dinner and overnight in the hotel. (B+L+D) (Approx. paved road 180 km, 2.5 hours)


Day 10

July 10.​Departure Mongolia

After breakfast, you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport. (Approx. paved road 25 km, 20 min)(B)

B - Breakfast L - Lunch D - Dinner


Services included in the price:


Hotel:

Hotel cost is based on two people sharing one room with twin beds at 4* hotel
2 nights including Western or Mongolian breakfast
Free luggage keeping in the hotel while on tour to countryside


Tourist Ger camp:

Shared accommodation in tourist ger camp
Ger (traditional dwelling) has 2 to 4 beds – very interesting and unique
Western toilets and hot shower facility is separate block – shared
The restaurant serve usually Western and Mongolian meals
Single supplement cannot be guaranteed but possible


Tent

2 people in per tent, camping equipments.


Transportation:

Horse

Private Transfers on each day:

4x4 off road van
Highly skilled driver
Airports pick up and drop off service
Allow only 4 passengers for 5 passenger seats - Your comfort is our priority!

Guides:

English speaking guiding service throughout the entire time
Local horse keeper

Meals:

All meals as listed in the itinerary

Finest Western and Mongolian meals, deserts

Authentic Mongolian Barbecue

Daily supply of bottled water: 3x0.5 btl per day

Entrance fees:

To all scenic spots as listed in the itinerary such as Naadam festival, horse racing site, museums, monasteries, strictly protected areas, parks, concert and road fees

A chance to see how the real authentic Mongolian Barbecue is made the traditional way!
Invitation letter for entry visa to Mongolia.

Services not included in the price


International airfare or train tickets

Discover Mongolia! offers cheap international airfares and train tickets for our clients upon request.


Mongolia entry visa fee

Personal expenses

Such as laundry, beverages, alcoholic drinks, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.


Travel insurance

Our clients are recommended to get travel insurance coverage from their local insurance companies before traveling.


Single room supplement

Single supplement is available at $70 in the hotel


Single ger supplement

Single supplement is available at $25 per night at ger camps.

Ms. Julia McLachlan

Thanks for really good holiday. I have learnt a lot & will certainly encourage friends & other I meet to come & visit your beautiful country. / from Australia,2015 /

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. All accommodation offered by Discover Mongolia is personally checked by our staff to ensure high standards.

​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 some days there will be lunchboxes from tourist camps. It is good food and our experience has been that guests are happy with this arrangement. Please let us know in advance if you are a vegetarian. Alcohol is not provided on the trip but tourists are free to bring their own.

​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 prescribed for you ). All your camera equipment.