Discover Mongolia on horseback: There are more than 3 million horses in Mongolia, an equine population that exceeds the human population of Mongolia. Horses live outdoors year round, and forage for food themselves. Mongolian horses were a key factor in the conquest of the Mongol Empire in the 13th century. They are now used both for the daily work of nomads, for shopping, and for trail riding !
Exploring Mongolia on horseback is undoubtedly the best way to discover its vastness and the diversity of its landscapes, ranging from the steppes to the mountains, passing through forests and rivers. Horseback riding in Mongolia provides a feeling of intense freedom by sharing the daily life of the nomadic Mongolian people. In addition to the intoxicating sensation of being lost in the immensity of this country, you will appreciate its spectacular landscapes, from the Orkhon valley to the blue waters of the 8 lake Park. You can experience a total escape during your horseback riding trip in Mongolia.
This horseback ride in Mongolia combines the authenticity of nights in the heart of nature and comfort with 4 nights in a yurt, and 2 nights in a hotel in Ulan Bator ... Gallop in…
20 days - 19 nights - 14 days riding
Mongolia is located in Central Asia and shares its borders with Russia to the north and China to the south. Mongolia is the land of blue skies, unlimited space and the cradle of true nomads. A country that breathes calm, Mongolia is one of the few places where nature still remains in its original state, creating a magical place to explore on horseback.
Mongolia has a particularly rich flora and fauna.
The Mongolian horse is one of the most important breeds among the native horse breeds of China. It is a dual-purpose horse, mainly used for moving, but also for milk production. The average height at the withers of males is 128 cm, that of mares is 127 cm, but body size varies depending on environmental conditions. Takhi horses are the last wild horses in the world and possibly the most recognized symbol of preservation and protection of Mongolia's diverse and unique wildlife.
WHEN TO GO ON HORSEBACK TO MONGOLIA
In spring, temperatures start to warm up to 17 ° C during the day. The winds, on the other hand, are more violent and cause sandstorms.
In summer and autumn, temperatures can exceed 20 ° C, but the rains are starting to appear and can be significant in the mountainous regions, almost non-existent in the Gobi Desert to the south.
These are the months of July and August that should be favored for a horseback trip in Mongolia. From October, temperatures drop to an average of 5 ° C.
ENTRY FORMALITIES IN MONGOLIA
Visa is compulsory. Consult the website of the embassy before your departure.
To obtain the visa, to be obtained before departure, you must present the following documents:
- Passport valid for at least 6 months after return;
- Completed embassy form;
- Color identity photo (4.5 x 3.5 cm format; no photocopy or scan);
- Transport certificate issued by the travel agency;
- Confirmation of hotel reservation or a travel agency certificate confirming accommodation;
- Return or onward plane ticket;
- Certificate of worldwide repatriation insurance, indicating name, dates of stay and policy number.
The visa, valid for 90 days from the date of issue, costs 66 € (payable by credit card or check). Allow 7 working days to obtain this visa.