Horse riding trek with personal a cook, an english speaking guide, and horse wranglers. Ride through vast open valleys and panoramic ridges, from the Genghis Khaan’s Whip, a place he rode horses, to the Princess Temple ruins.
Day 1. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Pick up at the airport. Transfer to hotel. Museum. D.
Day 2. Drive to Tsonjin Boldog, 54 km. Get lifted to the top of the giant monument of Genghis Khaan to get a spectacular view of the area. It is said that here a young man Temuujin, who was later to become Genghis Khaan, found a whip on his way back with two brothers in 1177 after meeting King Tooril to whom he presented a luxurious mink coat and formed an alliance with. Running into a whip is a good omen for ever-horse-riding Mongolian men. Happy with the item, Genghis said, “the way of great endeavor opened”. The 40m tall monument depicts him holding a whip under his arm. The base building of the monument has 36 columns representing 36 kings born in the lineage of Genghis Khaan. After lunch, stay in ger camp. We’ll meet our horse guides too.
Overnight in ger camp. B.L.D.
Day 3. Today we’ll start our day long horse riding tour. Horseback riding to Zur Huzuu. 20-30кm. Camp in tents. B.L.D.
Day 4. Horseback riding trek continues to the Threshold Bridge. Camp in tents. B.L.D.
Day 5. Further we’ll have another day of our horse trek to the hill of Sharga Morit. Near the top of the hill we’ll have lunch and will continue to a place called the Cut. Camp in tents. B.L.D.
Day 6. Today we’ll continue horseback riding to the Glittery Cliff. Camp in tents. B.L.D.
Day 7. Final destination of today will be the ruins of the Temple of Princes. The ruins marks a place a temple was built in memory of a princess, the sixth daughter of Manchurian Emperor given to a Mongolian top ranking man, as a wife in 1697. She was meant to be a spy too, sending information to her father. She did not obey this requirement and was very respected by Mongol nobles. It is said she was poisoned by the Manchurian servants. At her death in 1740, she said she did not want to be taken to China (Manchuria then) and but be buried in Mongolia saying “I had become a Mongol marrying a Mongol”. And her husband built the temple. This was a time when Mongolia was conquered by Manchu Empire. Until 1930s’ purge it was intact, but since then it was damaged beyond measure.
Camp in tents. B.L.D.
Day 8. Riding along the West Rich river, we’ll come to the Board ford where we’ll camp. Camp in tents. B.L.D.
Day 9. After days of horseback riding today we’ll be back to Terelj. Stay a night with a nomadic family. Sleep in tents. B.L.D.
Day 10. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Check in to hotel. Lunch. Shopping. Farewell dinner. Folk art performance. B.L.D.
Day 11. Transfer to at the airport for departure. B.
The price per person, shown at the top of the page, is for 2 people group. With additional booked members price will go down. Look below for prices from 1-10 people group.
- airport pickup and see off, accommodation in Ulaanbaatar and countryside,
- all meals, all transfers
- camping equipment, sleeping pads,
- a guide, personal cook and driver, travel by minibus or other vehicles and related fuel,
- horses, experienced horse guides,
- fees for natural parks or museums included in the tour
Prices do not include:
- international flights, visa,
- alcoholic beverages,
- tips and personal expenses,
- insurance, repatriation
Departure date of the horse riding trek:
Prices depending on horse trek group size:
1 person -3290 $ per person
2-3 people -1850 $ per person
4-6 people -1740 $ per person
8-10 people 1662 $ per person