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TransMongolia - Cross Mongolia on horseback!


Why you'll love this tour ...

 

  • A 3 weeks horse riding tour in Mongolia, with 14 days on horseback for a unique equestrian experience!
  • Itinerary ride through remote wild landscapes.
  • Accommodation including yurts and tents.
  • 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


From To  Rate /pers.  Status
4/05/2020 23/05/2020 2480 € available
11/05/2020 30/05/2020 2480 €
available
1/06/2020 20/06/2020 2480 €
*Guaranteed Departure
22/06/2020 11/07/2020 2480 €
available
Naadam Festival**    
29/06/2020 18/07/2020 2480 €
available
6/07/2020 25/07/2020 2480 €
available
13/07/2020 1/08/2020 2480 €
available
Naadam Festival**    
20/07/2020 8/08/2020 2480 €
available
27/07/2020 15/08/2020 2480 €
available
3/08/2020 22/08/2020 2480 €
available
10/08/2020 29/08/2020 2480 €
available
17/08/2020 5/09/2020 2480 €
available
24/08/2020 12/09/2020 2480 €
available
31/08/2020 19/09/2020 2480 €
available
7/09/2020 26/09/2020 2480 €
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.

 

** NAADAM FESTIVAL: stay 1 or 2 extra day(s) before your tour and visit the Naadam Festival, including 1 or 2 night(s) at Dream Hotel + a guide (non private) + grouped transfers (no lunch, no dinner, no entry fees included).

  • 130 €/person/night in double room
  • 170 €/person/night in single room

 

MEETING POINT / TRANSFERS

Day 1: Grouped transfer from Ulan Bator Airport on arrival of Aeroflot flight n°SU330 (usually landing at 07:05 am).
If you are already in Ulan Bator, the meeting point is in the lobby of the hotel at 14:00.
Day 20: Grouped transfer to Ulan Bator airport on time for flights departing after 07:00am.

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

SMALL GROUP SUPPLEMENT

Groups of 1, 2 or 3 riders: + 300 € / pers.
Applies to the 3 first riders booked. When the 4th rider is booked the supplement is refunded for all riders.


SINGLE ROOM

+ 80 € / 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.

 

INCLUDED

Tour and visits as described, horseback rides as described, full board from dinner of day 1 to breakfast of day 20 except 1 dinner, English speaking translator, Russian 4x4 with driver, a cook per group over 4 persons, nomadic equestrian guide, financial guarantee of your deposits.

 

NOT INCLUDED

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

Tour itinerary

EXCLUSIVE - In 2020, we improve this trail to make it even more intense:

  • 14 days on horseback instead of 12
  • More varied landscapes: lakes, canyons, dunes, grasslands, forests, cliffs, volcanoes and mountains!

This 3 weeks trip to Mongolia on horseback 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!

 

Day 1: Ulan Bator

Welcome to Mongolia!

Your English speaking translator is waiting for you at Ulan Bator airport at the arrival of Aeroflot SU330 flight (usually at 07:05 am) for a grouped transfer. If you are already in Ulan Bator, you can join the group at 14:00 in the lobby of the hotel.

No lunch included.

Visit of Gandantegchinlin Monastery and the National Museum of Mongolian History.

Dinner downtown and overnight at Dream hotel or similar (2* - twin or triple 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 9 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

After breakfast, we start a long day on the road (6 - 7 hours) to return to Ulan Bator.

In the late afternoon, you will attend a show with traditional dances, music and songs from Mongolia, especially the amazing Khoomei.

Transfer to our 2* hotel in the city center. This hotel is perfectly located 200 m from Peace Avenue between Sukhbaatar Square and the State Department Store, which gives you a large choice of restaurants and the opportunity of last minute shopping at the department store which remains open late.

No dinner included, to let you choose among the varied dining opportunities offered by Ulan Bator.

Night at Dream hotel or similar (2* - twin or triple room).


Day 20: Ulan Bator

Breakfast and grouped transfer to airport on time for flights departing after 07:00am.

Practical Information


MEETING POINT / TRANSFERS

Day 1: Grouped transfer from Ulan Bator Airport on arrival of Aeroflot flight n°SU330 (usually landing at 07:05 am).
If you are already in Ulan Bator, the meeting point is in the lobby of the hotel at 14:00.
Day 20: Grouped transfer to Ulan Bator airport on time for flights departing after 07:00am.

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

 

Language: English speaking translator.

Group size: 2-10 persons.

Accommodation


This is a real adventure tour:

  • 14 nights camping
  • 1 night in a yurt camp
  • 2 nights in a yurt with a nomadic family
  • 2 nights in a 2* hotel in Ulaanbaatar.

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

Horses and Equestrian Ability


This horse riding tour in Mongolia is for experienced riders only.

 

> More about required equestrian ability

Tour Reviews


Your travel expert - Sabine

"One of our top horseback trails for riders searching for real adventure! The itinerary ride in Arkhangai covers around 200 km in a line, and you will ride in some of the wildest regions of Mongolia."

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"The whole family agrees to say that it was a great equestrian, human and cultural adventure. Incredible gallops, brathtaking landscapes! We lose track of time and reality. Unexpected heartfelt encounters. AN UNFORGETTABLE FAMILY ADVENTURE!" - Kergoat Family (August 2015)

"A very skilled Mongolian team. I am an experienced rider and the team was very professional. The driver, cook and our bilingual guide were very valuable. I will never forget! The horses were beautiful and well trained. Everyone paid attention to waste and that was important in the steppe! Well done! " - Maria E. (July 2015)

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Our office in Mongolia


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

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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.