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Mongolia - Special Hiking & Horse Riding Tour

Why you'll love this tour ...

  • The unique opportunity to combine two outdoor activities: hiking and horseback riding.
  • An itinerary where you will ride or hike every day in a new environment.
  • Our own saddles, studied to suit both the Mongolian horse and the Western rider.
  • 100% financial guarantee for your tour in Mongolia.

Dates and Rates

Each tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons.

From From To  Rate /pers.  Status
04/06/2024 16/06/2024 1980 € 6 places left*
18/06/2024 30/06/2024 1980 € Available
30/07/2024 11/08/2024 1980 € Available
13/08/2024 25/08/2024   FULL
03/09/2024 15/09/2024 1980 € 5 places left*
13/05/2025 25/05/2025 2140 € Available
01/07/2025 13/07/2025 2140 € Available
19/08/2025 31/05/2025 2140 € Available

*What is a Guaranteed Departure?

After taking time off work, booking your flights and arranging for your neighbour to feed the cat, the last thing you need is for your trip to be cancelled because of a lack of people on your tour. Our guaranteed departures give you the peace of mind to book the tour that suits you.

A guaranteed departure means that the tour will definitely operate on the day it is scheduled and will not be cancelled for lack of participation. All guaranteed departures will run except in the event of a natural disaster or other similarly disruptive event that is beyond our control.



Groups of 1, 2, 3, 4 persons + 280 €/pers.


In 2024 = + 150 € / pers. (2 nights in Ulan Bator only).
This single room supplement applies if you want a single room in Ulan Bator.
No single supplement is due if you are OK to share your room with another person (same gender) even if we do not find another person willing to share.

In 2025 = no single room possible, you will share your room/yurt/tent with other riders of same gender.
Single tent possible at no extra cost if you ask for it when you book (subject to availability).



Day 1: Grouped transfer from Ulan Bator Airport on arrival of Turkish Airlines flight (usually around 07:10 am depending on the season). You can book any flight landing before Turkish Airlines flight.
If you are already in Ulan Bator, the meeting point is in the lobby of the hotel at 12:00.
Day 13: Grouped transfer to Ulan Bator airport on time for Turkish Airlines flights.

Please wait for our written agreement on your flight schedule before buying your tickets.


Tour and visits as described, hiking and horseback rides as described, full board from lunch of day 1 to breakfast of day 13 except 1 dinner, English speaking translator, local 4x4 minivan with driver, a cook per group of 4 and more, nomadic equestrian guide, financial guarantee of your deposits.



International flights, 1 dinner, drinks except water, tea and coffee, personal expenses, booking fee (15 €/person), travel insurance, visa if necessary.

Tour itinerary

This adventure tour in Mongolia combines hiking and horseback riding!

After 5 days hiking through the mountains of Khangai spend 4 days on horseback  in the Orkhon Valley.

This balanced adventure tour  gives the opportunity for beginning horse riders to experiment their first gallops in the steppes of Mongolia ...

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 12:00 in the lobby of the hotel.

Lunch in Ulan Bator.

Visit of the Gandantegchinlin Monastery with its impressive golden Buddha Statue.

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 a 3* hotel close to the central Sukhbaatar Square in a double or triple room.


Day 2: Ulan Bator - Hogno Han Park (Bayan Gobi)

Breakfast and drive to Khogno Khan Park.

Picnic lunch en route.

First short hike to the Ovgon Khiid Monastery and in the Elsentasarhaï sand dunes.

We also enjoy the fun of a camel ride!

Dinner and overnight in tents in the wilderness, with mattress and shower tent.


Day 3: Hogno Han - Tsenkher Hot Springs

After breakfast, our off-road vehicle fully justifies its name, as we leave the tarmac roads for the tracks deep in the Khangai mountains, heading for the Tsenkher hot springs.

Picnic lunch en route.

We enjoy a relaxing bath in the hot springs.

Overnight in yurt camp (2-4 people per yurt in individual beds, shower and toilet in a separate building).


Days 4, 5, 6 and 7: Hiking in the Khangai Mountains

These four days are spent hiking through the Khangai Mountains, that we will cross towards Southwest.

From the hills surrounding Tsenkher we reach the peaks that dominate the Orkhon Valley to over 2400 m.

We discover Tovkhon Monastery, one of the most sacred places of Mongolia, nestled high in the mountains.

We then descend through larch forests to the Orkhon Valley and its famous waterfalls.

Every day we hike between 4 and 6 hours in a gentle mountain terrain.

The nights are spent in tents in the wilderness, with mattress.

Dinner and overnight in tents.

Our 4x4 vehicle joins the group each night with camping equipment.

On the evening of day 7, we drive to the yurt of a nomadic family. This is the opportunity to discover the unique lifestyle of Mongolian nomads.

Night in a guest yurt close to the family yurt.


Days 8, 9, 10 and 11: Horse riding in the Orkhon Valley

These four days are spent trekking on horseback through the famous Orkhon Valley.

Every day, we ride between 4 and 5 hours depending on the riding ability of the group, and therefore the pace of the ride (the slower you ride, the longer you stay in the saddle!).

The vehicle meets us for the picnic lunch (nothing to carry on horseback), then in the evening to set up camp.

The first three nights are spent in tents in the wilderness, with mattress and shower tent.

The last evening, we arrive at Karakorum.

Breakfast and visit of the Erdene Zuu Monastery.

Overnight in yurt camp in Karakorum (2-4 people per yurt, in single beds, shower and toilet in a separate building). 


Day 12: Karakorum - Hustai Park - Ulan Bator

Breakfast and early departure to Hustai National Park, home of the wild Przewalski's horses also called Takhi (4 hours drive - strongly depending on the condition of the roads). Lunch on the way.

After lunch, our drivers take us to a 4x4 safari in Hustai National Park, searching for the Przewaslki's wild horses, but also deers and marmots which abound in this protected area.

In the late afternoon, we return to Ulan Bator for a bit of shopping at the Department Store.
Farewell dinner and overnight in a 3* hotel near the central Sukhbaatar square (double or triple room).


Day 13: Transfer to airport

Early in the morning, transfer to the airport in time for Turkish Airlines flight check-in (scheduled take-off around 08:45).
The hotel will provide you with a packed breakfast (remember to ask the day before).

Lunch is not included, as most flights depart in the morning.



Practical Information


Day 1: Grouped transfer from Ulan Bator Airport on arrival of Turkish Airlines flight (usually around 07:10am depending on the season).
If you are already in Ulan Bator, the meeting point is in the lobby of the hotel at 12:00.
Day 13: Grouped transfer to Ulan Bator airport on time for Turkish Airlines flights.


Language: English speaking translator.

Group size: 2-11 persons.


This is an adventure tour:

  • 7 nights camping
  • 2 nights in yurt camps
  • 1 night in a yurt with a nomadic family
  • 2 nights in a 3* hotel in Ulaanbaatar

More information about accommodation during our tours in Mongolia ...

Hiking and Equestrian Ability

This tour has been specially created for fit travellers, who usually hike and are novice riders.

We advise to take a few horse riding lessons before leaving, in order to be able to control your horse and enjoy you ride during the tour.

> More about required equestrian ability

Tour Reviews

Your travel expert - Sabine

"A very successful tour for sporting travellers who want to experience their first gallops with the nomads."


"This trek in Mongolia will remain an unforgettable experience, as it was a real immersion in Mongolian culture and a discovery of magnificent landscapes. The organisation was perfect, the team was attentive and very caring.
The trek was very natural and superb. The Orkhon valley was magnificent, although very busy given the time of year (Naadam).
A very patient horse, ideal for my beginner level. Saddlery in good condition and sufficient riding time.
Accommodation in very comfortable tents and yurts.
Hearty, varied and delicious meals.
Dondov was an excellent interpreter, cultured and keen to pass on her country's culture. Many thanks." - Céline B. (July 2019)

- "A unique and unforgettable trip, as much for the natural beauty of Mongolia, for the adventure (bivouac, 80 km trek, 100 km horse riding... we get out of our comfort zone... and it feels so good) as for the encounters and bonds forged with our crack team! The return to real life is difficult, but the memories are many! THANK YOU! " - Clémence R. (June 2019)

- This trip was just magical! The Trek and Horse combination allowed us to have a good balance and take full advantage of the extraordinary landscapes of the Orkhon Valley and the Khangai Mountains.

We were treated to a 3-star bivouac where everything was put together to make us as comfortable as possible (quality mattresses, extra duvets, etc.). The spots were always chosen so that every morning we woke up in an incredible setting...

Finally, this trip wouldn't have been the same without our crack trio. Our interpreter, our guide and our driver made our trip the best ever! We shared some really good times with them, with laughter, card games, cooking workshops... Simple moments of happiness that we'll miss when we get back to France!

Many thanks for this PERFECT organisation!" - Elise R. (May 2019)

-We had an unforgettable experience in Mongolia. The choice of trekking/horse-riding is a good compromise for appreciating the vast, diverse and varied expanses. The land dotted with edelweiss, herds of horses, yaks, sheep and goats is a real pleasure for the eyes and the soul. The Mongols are very welcoming, respectful and playful, with a keen sense of hospitality. The RANDO CHEVAL team was very professional and reassuring. Despite the language barrier, we were able to establish a rapport that made our stay as enjoyable as possible. We advise you to be in good physical and mental shape for this trip. A big thank you to all the Mongolian team on site and to our English-speaking guide, a real well of knowledge and attention." - Dany & Katie (August 2018)

- "An overwhelming encounter with the various nomadic families. A sense of sharing that is rare with us. The people were very at ease and made you feel at ease. The richness of their culture and way of life that I will try to reproduce and share in France! Thank you to everyone who made this trip possible." - Nathan E. (August 2017)

- "It was very good!" - Xavier D. (Sept. 2015)

- "We had an extraordinary trip. Not only are the landscapes breathtaking, but the relationship we had with our guide Boogii, our two drivers Toogii and Suren, our cook Seegii and our two equestrian guides Dorjoo and Taivnaa were rich. Without speaking the language, we shared many things, including sports games, card games... We quickly became close friends and helped each other out all the time. The horse-riding part was a great moment for everyone. The guides put everyone at ease. We did some great gallops. A must for everyone". - Cécile and Eloi (August 2015)

- I loved this trip. As much for the wide open spaces and magnificent landscapes as for meeting the Mongols and nomads. For my part, it was the human encounters (local population) made during this stay that made it so beautiful.

I loved the Randocheval team on site. They were young, dynamic and really nice (we were all in the same age group, which meant we got to know each other better).

- Macha: a real driver, I climb into his truck with my eyes closed! A man you can trust
- Zotla: an outstanding cook, a lovely young woman with a great sense of humour,
- Jensen: great horses, a gentle and very touching young man,
- Boogii: a lovely girl, kind, very available, smiling and an angel of patience,
- Timé: a very warm welcome.

In my opinion, the fact that we were only 3 tourists in a team of 4 on the Randocheval side enabled us to get closer to them and learn more about the Mongols (than if we'd been in a group of 9 or 10 people). I wish them all the best of luck.

As far as the technical facilities, the equipment and the comfort are concerned, I have no comments to make as I think everything was perfect. The only small area for improvement I can think of would be the geo-location. A slightly more detailed map to help you find your way around and locate all the points of interest would be a plus, but then again...

I really enjoyed the tour, and it was a real eye-opener.

All this means that I give very good feedback on Randocheval to anyone who asks." - Emilie (August 2014)

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Our office in Mongolia

Mongolia Travel & Tours
/ Randocheval Mongolie LLC

8 toot, 33 bair, Erkhuugiin gudamj
7r khoroo, Sukhbaatar duureg
Ulaanbaatar, MONGOLIA

Our office in France

Randocheval Mongolie
1645 route du Vernéa
38440 Moidieu Détourbe
+33 437 02 2000 (Monday to Friday)

IMPORTANT - Flights in Mongolia

Be aware that very few airlines go to Mongolia, flights are therefore quickly fully booked, especially between June and September. Book at least 6 months in advance to have the best air fares.
If your luggage has been delayed, the airlines do NOT deliver it in Mongolia, they keep it available in Ulan Bator. If your tour has already started, and you are already in the Orkhon Valley for example, it can be very expensive to deliver it.
We can do it for you at extra cost:
- 50 € for a delivery inside Ulan Bator
- 100 € for a delivery in Hustai
- 200 € for a delivery in Khogno Khan
- 300 € for a delivery in Karakorum, the Orkhon Valley or Arkhangai
- 400 € for a delivery at Lake Khövsgöl or in the Gobi Desert
This cost includes the driver & the vehicle for 1 or 2 days depending on the distance + fuel for the vehicule for the round trip + meals and accommodation for the driver if the roundtrip is more than 1 day.
If your flight is late, the same rates apply if you need a private transfer.