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Type
Stationary and progressive trail rides
Comfort
In camps and bedrooms
Level
Level 3 :You must be able to walk, trot, canter and gallop outdoor

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Riding on horseback beside nomads through the wonderful landscape of the Orkhon Valley in Mongolia, is there a better way to experience the real Mongolia ? This camping horse riding tour takes you to the most remote sites of the Valley, with the comfort of a support vehicle (except for 3 days with pack yaks in Naiman Nuur Park). With your English speaking translator, and guided by authentic nomads, you will discover the heart of Mongolia.

Itinerary
Programme intro

horseback ride in mongolia

HORSE RIDING TRIP IN MONGOLIA
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *

Day 1: Ulan Bator. Welcome to Mongolia ! Your English speaking translator is waiting for you at Ulan Bator airport at midday (arrival of Turkish Airlines flight - private transfer at extra cost if you are flying with another airline). Visit of Gandantegchinlin Monastery and the National Museum of Mongolian History. Dinner downtown and overnight at Dream hotel or similar (2*).

Day 2: Ulan Bator - Kharkhorin (Karakorum). Breakfast and drive to Karakorum, Mongolia ancient capital. Picnic lunch en route. This is a long day on the road (6-7 hours drive - depending on the condition of the roads), but this evening, you will already be in the Orkhon Valley World Heritage Site, ready to start your horse riding tour tomorrow ! Visit of Erdene Zuu Monastery. After the visit, we set up camp in the wilderness at the entrance of the Orkhon Valley for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Horse riding tour in the Orkhon Valley. After breakfast, meet the nomadic herders and horses who will be your companions during this horseback ride in Central Mongolia. We begin our equestrian adventure in the northern mountains of the famous Orkhon Valley. Picnic lunch brought by our support vehicules, nothing to carry on the horses, so we can enjoy many canters ! After the ride, we set up camp in the wilderness for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Horse riding tour in the Orkhon Valley (Tovkhon Monastery). After breakfast, we continue our horse ride in the Khangai Mountains. Picnic lunch brought by our support vehicules. In the afternoon, we arrive at Tovkhon Monastery, one of the major Buddhist sites in Mongolia. We reach the monastery with our horses at 2400m. After the ride, we set up camp in the wilderness for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Horse riding tour in the Orkhon Valley (Orkhon Falls). After breakfast, we ride down the mountains to the Orkhon Valley. The views are astonishing ont the large valley with wooden mountains in the background. This regions is known as the cradle of the nomadic way of life in Mongolia. Picnic lunch. In the afternoon, we ride to the famous Orkhon Falls. After the ride, we set up camp in the wilderness for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Horse riding tour in the Orkhon Valley. After breakfast, we continue our horse riding tour in the upstream part of the Valley where the landscape becomes wilder and wilder. This region has black ancient lava flows which contrast with the white running water of the Orkhon River and remind us Mongolia's volcanic past. Picnic lunch. We reach on horseback the larch forests with the impressive Naiman Nuur mountains in front of us. After the ride, we set up camp in the wilderness for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Horseback adventure in Naiman Nuur Park (with pack yaks). For the next 3 days, our horse ride will have a totally different pace: after the wide open spaces, we now ride in very wild and remote landscapes: the Naiman Nuur Natural Park, which means "the 8 Lakes Park". Pack yacks carry the equipment and your personal belongings for these three days as this beautiful and isolated area is not accessible to vehicles. We pack the luggage and camping equipment on the yacks and start our steep ride to the mountains. Picnic lunch. After the ride, we set up camp on a lake shore for dinner and overnight. We will stay 2 nights at this camping site, to avoid having to ride with the pack yacks tomorrow, and therefore enjoy a faster horse riding pace.

Day 8: Horseback ride in Naiman Nuur Park. Today, we ride in beautiful forested mountains, discovering the wonderful scenic lakes of the Naiman Nuur Park, one of the most beautiful sites in Mongolia. Dinner and overnight at the same camping site.

Day 9: Horse riding tour in Naiman Nuur Park towards Orkhon Valley (with pack yaks). Today, we leave the Naiman Nuur Park with our pack yaks, to go back to the Orkhon Valley. We ride through steep mountains, and will appreciate our sure footed horses and the ability of our yak drivers ! We set up camp close to the yak breeder's yurt. Dinner and night under tents.

Day 10: Full day with a nomad family. We spend this last day in the Orkhon Valley with the family of the nomads who guided us during this horse ride in Central Mongolia. They became our friends as we shared so intense equestrian - and human - emotions, and it is always a wonderful experience to discover their wives and children, and the way they live in their yurts with their herds. The day is devoted to the discovery of the traditional lifestyle of the nomads of Mongolia. We can take part to the daily activities of the family. You'll find simple tips to facilitate contact with your host family here. During the day, we can still spend a few hours in the saddle, helping them to round up the herds, or just going for a ride to explore the region. In the evening, our hosts will prepare a traditional specialty, the Khorkhog, the "Mongolian barbecue". This night, we will sleep in a "guest-yurt" close to our nomad family's yurts. The comfort is more simple than in the yurt camps as there are no showers, but you will experience the real nomadic way of life in Mongolia ...

Day 11: Orkhon Valley - Night in a yurt at Khogno Khan Park (mini-Gobi). Breakfast and transfer to Khogno Khan Park (4 hours drive - depending on the condition of the roads). Khogno Khan'landscape is very similar to Gobi Desert, in southern Mongolia. Picnic lunch. Visit of the Ovgon Khiid Monastery and short hike in the Elsentasarhaï sand dunes. For this last night in the steppe, we enjoy the magic of a touristic ger camp (yurt camp) close to the majestic cliffs. Spending the night in a traditional yurt, with Mongolian furniture and hot showers, is also a wonderful experience, not to be missed ... Last dinner in the Mongolian steppe, at the ger camp restaurant.

Day 12: Khogno Khan Park - Ulan Bator. Breakfast and early departure to Ulan Bator where we arrive in the afternoon (5 hours drive - depending on the condition of the roads). Picnic lunch. The rest of the afternoon is dedicated to shopping downtown, where you will find traditional clothing and objects of daily life. In the late afternoon, you will attend a show with traditional dances, music and songs from Mongolia, especially the amazing Khoomei. The dinner is not included, to let you choose among the varied dining opportunities offered by Ulan Bator. Night at Dream hotel or similar (2 stars).

Day 13 - Ulan Bator. Breakfast and transfer to airport on time for Turkish Airlines flight (private transfer at extra cost if you are flying with another airline).
 

MEETING/DEPARTURE
MEETING: 

At Oulam Bator airport at Turkish Airlines flight at 7:50 am or 9:20 am (depending on season). If you arrive with an other flight, please book an earlier arrival flight.

DEPARTURE:

After breakfast, transfer to oulam Bator airport for Turkish Airlines fligh after 7 am.

FLIGHTS:

Our trips do not include flights because it is generally more advantageous to book your transport yourself, avoiding agency commissions. We are at your disposal to help you find the best flight deals and possibly offer you a stay including flights: free service.
Turkish Airlines offers direct flights between Istanbul and Ulaanbaatar.

Riding

RIDING LEVEL: image 175
You must be able to walk, trot, canter and galop outdoor on open spaces and in very good physical condition.

GUIDE: 
Professional guide. The guide speaks French and English. 


horseback trail ride in mongoliaHORSES:
Mongolian horses.

TACK: 
The saddles are especially made for the rides n Mongolia, which fit both Mongolian horses and riders. They are based on a short wooden tree to respect the back of the horse. On the rider side, a large cushion ensures comfort, and two arches allow better stability in front and behind. The quarters are very long to protect the rider's leg.

 

Comfort
ACCOMMODATION:
rando a cheval Mongolie

6 nights in tent, 1 hight in a yurt camp, 3 nights in host yurts wit a nomad family, 2 nights in a 2* hotel in Oulan Bator.
Tents for 1 or 2 people. For more privacy, we can provide free individual tents at no additional cost (to be reserved before departure and subject to availability). The mattresses are particularly thick for your comfort. A large mess tent, with tables and chairs, accommodates meals and conviviality moments. A shower tent is available.
You will sleep in traditional yurts, furnished with single beds (2 to 5 beds / yurt), a small table and a stove. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to have individual yurts in most camps, so you must be prepared to share your yurt with other travelers in the group. Some camps offer yurts with a double bed, but their availability cannot be guaranteed. You will find common showers, sinks and toilets.

MEALS:randonnee cheval Mongolie
Taken at the camps. At the restaurant in Ulan Bator (free, not included in the price).

ASSISTANCE:
Luggage is transported by an assistance vehicle. Par véhicule d'assistance. The logistics vehicle also brings tables and chairs for the picnic lunch (except in certain isolated rplaces such as Naiman Nuur Park where horses or pack yaks are used).



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Rates
Infos tarif

2022 PRICE / PER PERSON
1 645 € in shared tents, yurts, bedrooms.
Small group supplement for 2-3 riders: 250 € / pers.
Depending on the number of bookings on your ride, you may be charged this supplement before departure. You agree to accept it by registering for this trip.
Single bedoom  2 night hotel in Oulam Bator: 80 €
Booking fees: 15 €


THE PRICE INCLUDES: 
The equipped horse rental, a local French-English speaking guide, accommodation, meals (except at Ulan Bator, breakfast only), coffee and water during meals, rides and visits as described, transfers in "Russian" 4x4 with driver, Iridium satellite phone in case of emergency, the financial bond for your payments by our travel agent guarantee.

THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE:
Individual insurance, visa (around € 60), drinks other than water and coffee for meals, any visits and personal expenses, the trip to and from Ulaanbaatar, all that is not mentioned in "the price includes".

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Booking
How to book
HOW TO BOOK:

By booking with Cap Rando, you get the benefit of the French travel agency law, one of the strictest in the world: an unlimited financial guarantee for all your payments !

BOOKING PROCEDURE:

1. CHECK THE AVAILABILITY, PRICE, DISCOUNT:
Check the availability and price (depending on the type of accommodation and after possible discounts) by contacting us through the availability & quote request form or by phone +33 (0)483431321, whatsapp +33(0)609520324, or e-mail: contact@horsebackridingvacations.eu

2. BOOKING:
Fill out the online registration form: 
https://www.horsebackridingvacations.eu/form/formulaire-d-inscription


3. INSURANCES:
Cap Rando is covered for its professional civil liability: GENERALI contract n ° AL974010.
To register on a Cap Rando holiday, you must be covered by an individual liability insurance covering your activity, individual accident, assistance, repatriation, and possibly cancellation (strongly recommended not to lose your payment in case of unforeseen your cancellation insurance contract).
For Europe Union citizens only: we offer to subscribe the "Cap Protection Security" from Chapka Insurance. This covers you for cancellation, interruption of stay, individual accident, assistance 24h / 24h, medical expenses abroad, luggage insurance, civil liability. You can also only take a cancellation insurance if you have insurance covering other risks. 
See all information about our cancellation policy and Chapka insurance offer.
For non West European citizens: if you pay by credit card, depending on your card, you may be fully covered: check your contract.
You can subscribe directly an insurance for instance on: https://www.axatravelinsurance.com/

4. PAYMENT:
A 30% deposit is required upon booking, the balance being due 60 days before the stay date. Less than 60 days before your departure date, full payment is requested at registration.
You can pay:
- By credit card on our secure payment website: Click here to access the server
- By bank transfer: Bank information

Your payments are guaranted by our GROUPAMA travel agent bond.
If you book a trip through Cap Rando, you have the guarantee not to loose any payment. 
The French law is the strongest and requires all French travel agencies to have an unlimited financial guarantee for their customers in case of financial failure.


5. CONFIRMATION:
You will receive a confirmation file and contract with the invoice and all practical information within 24 hours after reception of your registration form and payment.

6. CANCELLATION POLICY:
See general conditions and special covid conditions: cancellation conditions.
Please note: Any stay may be canceled in the event of insufficient bokkings to ensure the stay up to 21 days before the starting date. In this case, a replacement stay may be offered to you, if it does not suit you: full refund is guaranteed without compensation. We advise you to book refundable flights / trains.

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