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 the vast steppes of the Orkhon Valley, go on your own with yaks in the 8 Lakes Park (Naiman Nuur). Rando in total Immersion with the nomads who will be your equestrian guides with an interpreter.
This 3 week trip in Mongolia is a real horseback adventure which enables you to ride really deep in authentic Mongolia. It combines:
- a 5 days horse riding trail between cliffs and dunes, around a sacred moutain.
- a 9 days equestrian expedition in the canyons and volcanoes of Arkhangai (Central Mongolia)
TransMongolia is aptly named and offers an unparalleled discovery of Mongolia on horseback !
HORSE RIDING TRIP IN MONGOLIA
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *
Day 1: Ulan Bator
Welcome to Mongolia ! Your English or French speaking translator is waiting for you at Ulan Bator airport at the arrival of Turkish Airlines flight for a grouped transfer. You can book any flight landing before Turkish Airlines flight. If you are already in Ulan Bator, you can join the group at 14:00 in the lobby of the hotel. Lunch in Ulan Bator. A short walk through the surprising yurt (ger) district takes you to Gandantegchinlin Monastery. Back to the hotel after admiring the impressive golden Buddha Statue, you can relax in your room or enjoy the swimming pool, spa and gym at the hotel (extra fee to be paid locally). Dinner and overnight at a 4* hotel (twin room).
Day 2: Ulan Bator - Khogno Khan / Bayan Gobi Park.
Breakfast and transfer to Khogno Khan Park. Lunch on the way. First contact with the nomads who will be your guide for this part of the trip. We will sleep in a guest yurt close to their own family yurt (ger) this evening. Dinner and night with our nomadic friends (up to 5 riders per yurt, shower tent available).
Days 3 to 7 : Horse riding trail along the Sacred Mountain.
After breakfast, we start the first part of this epic horse riding adventure in Mongolia !
For 5 days, we will ride between cliffs and dunes, along the Khogno Tarna Sacred Mountain. This region is visited by very few tourists, as they stay in the southern part of the Bayan Gobi Desert, where the road and gercamps makes it easy for travellers to stop. We are heading north, keeping the cliffs of the mysterious Khogno Tarna Mountain on our right. This mountain is full of historic legends, as it hosted the large Ovgon Khiid Buddhist monastery, which was destroyed and all the monks killed by the troops of Galdan Boshigt Khan in 1640. The temple was rebuilt later, but destroyed once again totally during the communist regime in 1937. At the end of the communist period, in the mid-1990's, the temple has been rebuilt again, and we will have the opportunity to visit it on our first day on horseback. We will also enjoy another riding experience with a Camel ride in the dunes of Bayan Gobi. These 5 days in the saddle are full of variety, as different ecosystems meet here: steppe, taiga, desert, rivers and the impressive granite formations of the mountain. So we can find a fauna and a flora that are characteristic of these ecosystems, as well as wonderful landscapes. This part of the ride ends (eventually after a short road transfer depending on the local conditions) close to Ugii Lake, famous for its migratory birds. Nights in tents. Shower tent to share.
Day 8: Ugii Lake - Arkhangai.
After breakfast, we drive East to reach the departure point of the second part of our horse riding tour in Arkhangai region. Picnic lunch en route. We cross the Khangai mountains and arrive at the yurts of the nomads who will guide us during this tour and who breed the horses we will ride. The rest of the day is devoted to the discovery of the traditional lifestyle of the nomads of Mongolia. We can participate in their activities, and become acquainted with the various family members. You'll find simple tips to facilitate contact with your host family on the site by clicking here. This night, we will sleep in a "guest-yurt" close to our nomad family's yurts.
Days 9 to 17: Horse riding tour in Arkhangai (Central Mongolia).
After breakfast with our nomadic family, we start our horse riding adventure in Mongolia. During the next days, we will ride in the Arkhangai region, following a Northwest direction to Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur, the "White Lake", the Chuluut and Suman rivers canyons, Khorgo Volcano ... This ride is a real horseback adventure as we will reach a different place every day. Arkhangai - Northern Khangai - is a very wild region covered with forests. Valleys are narrower than in the Orkhon Valley and the steppe gradually gives place to dense larch forest. Rivers and valleys are mainly oriented perpendicular to our direction, so our horseback ride will cross many rivers and mountains. On the first days, we ride along the banks of the Tamir river, which is very mighty during spring and summertime. The Tamir Valley is very green and wooded. Some of the poplars in the region are older than 300 years. We cross densely forested mountain ranges, virtually uninhabited. We immerge in wild Mongolia, very different for the steppes of the Orkhon Valley. The ride goes on in more open spaces, offering many opportunities for nice canters. We meet many yurts and herds belonging to nomads. We also ride along the Chuluut canyon, dug by the river in the lava from Khorgo volcano. The basalt canyon is a hundred miles long and forms a spectacular scenery. Nights in tents.
Day 18: Road transfer to Karakorum.
After breakfast, road to Karakorum, the ancient capital of Mongolian Empire. Visit of Erdene Zuu Monastery. Dinner and night at a yurt camp (2 to 4 riders per yurt, with single beds, showers in a separate building).
Day 19: Karakorum - Ulan Bator.
Breakfast and early departure to Ulan Bator where we arrive in the afternoon. Lunch en route. The rest of the afternoon is dedicated to shopping in stores downtown, or at the Narantuul "black market" 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. No dinner included, to let you choose among the varied dining opportunities offered by Ulan Bator. Night at Nine hotel or similar (3* - twin room).
Day 20: Ulan Bator.
Breakfast and transfer to airport on time for Turkish Airlines flights.- Saturday: 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 Nine hotel or similar (3*).
* Indicative itinerary: may be changed if necessary.
Grouped transfer from Ulan Bator Airport on arrival of Turkish Airlines flight (usually around 09:00am depending on the season).
If you are already in Ulan Bator, the meeting point is in the lobby of the hotel at 12:00
After breakfast, group transfer to Ulan Bator airport on time for Turkish Airlines 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 Oulan Bator.
RIDING LEVEL & CONDITIONS:
To participate, you are required to be comfortable at the three paces outdoors and to have experience of trail riding. You must be able to ride and control your horse in large spaces at a walk, trot and canter, to trot or canter suspended for long distances. And to be in good physical condition. Maximum weight: 95 kg.
Professional guide. The guide speaks French and English.
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.
14 nights under camping tents.
3 nights in a guest yurt with a nomadic family.
2 nights in a 3 or 4* hotel in Oulan Bator.
On the bivouacs, meals are taken at the camps and prepared by the assistance team.
Filtration pumps to purify water used for cooking. In addition: tablets of Micropur Forte which eliminates viruses and bacteria in 30 minutes. In addition, part of the food is vacuum-packed before departure in order to optimize its preservation during the trip.
Among nomadic families, meals are served either in the family yurt, or outside if the weather permits. Your hosts prepare traditional Mongolian dishes.
In Ulan Bator, meals are taken in the restaurant (free, not included in the price).
By support vehicle. The logistics vehicle also brings tables and chairs for the picnic lunch (except in certain isolated areas such as Naiman Nuur Park where we use pack horses or yaks).
2024 PRICE / PER PERSON::
3080 € in shared bedrooms & tents.
The price is for departures with minimum 5 riders.
Less than riders supplement (2 to 4 riders): 350 € per person.
Depending on the number of riders booked on your ride, this supplement may be charged to you before departure. You agree to accept it by booking this trip.
Single bedoom 2 nights hotel in Oulam Bator: 150 €
Booking fees: 15 €
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
Rides and visits as described, full board from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 20 except 1 dinner, a nomadic guide, an English or French-speaking interpreter depending on the dates, transfers in local 4x4s, a cook for the groups from 4 riders, the financial guarantee of your payments by our travel operator surety bond.
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".
Flights to Mongolia are not included because it is more interesting to book directly your ticket: a transport package included is generally more expensive with agency commissions. However, we are at your disposal to help you find the best prices or to offer you a flight included package on request.
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 !
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If you already have received the confirmation of the availability and the price, you can proceed directly to your booking:
Fill out the online registration form: https://www.horsebackridingvacations.eu/form/booking-form
If you are registering and paying for several riders, you can add riders on the form.
If you have difficulty with the online form or if you prefer:
- Download the Excel file for 1 rider
- Download the Open Office file for 1 rider
- Download the Excel file for 2 riders
- Download the Open Office for 2 riders
To be completed, saved on your computer, and sent by email as an attachment.
Your personal information (birth date, height, weight, riding level & experience, health information, etc.) are contractuals. The facility / guide / instructor may exclude on site and without compensation, any person whose information is different from the information provided on the registration form, and/or who does not correspond to the conditions of participation.
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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 cancellation for a reason covered by a cancellation insurance).
We offer to Europe Union, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway residents (only) to subscribe the "Cap Security" insurance from Chapka Insurance. This covers you for cancellation, interruption of stay, individual accident, assistance 24h / 24h, repatriation, medical expenses abroad, luggage insurance, civil liability. You can also only subscribe a "Cap Cancellation" cancellation insurance if you have insurance covering other risks.
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Please note: your reservation will only be confirmed after receipt of your payment.
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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.
You will receive a confirmation file and contract with the invoice and all useful information within 24-48 hours after reception of your registration form and payment.
Before booking your transport: we advise you to wait for the receipt of the confirmation file and check that your transports feet with the meeting/separation times of the offered transfers. We recommend booking refundable transports.
7. CANCELATION POLICY:
Please note: Any stay may be canceled if there are insufficient bookings to ensure the stay up to 20 days before the date of a stay of more than 6 days, 7 days for a stay of 2 to 5 days. In this case, you may be offered a replacement stay or a departure with a supplement, if these proposals do not suit you: a full refund (unless you have accepted a possible supplement upon registration), excluding booking fees and possible non-refundable transport, is guaranteed without compensation.
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8. SALE CONDITIONS:
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Très bon accueil par notre guide Boogii, toujours disponible, très bonne interprète qui a constamment fait le lien avec les éleveurs et les familles nomades. Un grand merci également a Ochilo, notre conducteur, pour nous avoir suivi tout du long, préparer les repas. Le tout toujours dans la bonne humeur et avec beaucoup d'humour.
J'ai monté 2 chevaux : un 1er sur deux jour, RAS. Le second pour 7 jours, un peu plus difficile a tenir pour moi car assez énergique mais tout s'est bien passé ! Selle adaptée aux touristes, très confortable et stable ! Les éleveurs et guides font toujours très attention, check les chevaux et les équipement régulièrement et s'assure que tout va bien pour nous.
Un immense merci pour nous avoir toujours préparé des versions végétarienne des repas. Ce fut extrêmement enrichissant de passer des nuitées dans les familles nomades. Nous avons toujours été très bien accueilli.
Un voyage inoubliable avec des rencontres très enrichissantes que ce soit avec les guides, les nomades et les éleveurs.
Les services Cap Rando Cheval: tout va très bien comme d'habitude avec CAP RANDO :-)