Horseback riding in Khan Khentii, Mongolia

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Mongol Horsetrails


Mongol Horsetrails
Khan Khentii Mongolia
A close encounter with the Mongolian horsemen and their exquisite horse culture...

The nomads of Mongolia, who to date have survived the global spread of modern lifestyles and therefore the pressures that come with, welcome you to explore their culture and their landscapes. There is no other nation in the world that depends so readily on the horse. Mongol horsemanship is famous  and strikingly different to anything else.

This horse trek is without vehicle support out in remote, rugged and wild terrain - our luggage will be loaded on to yak- and horse-carts as the nomads traditionally would. Mongolian families frequently move from place to place using these wooden carts which are hitched to the animals available in the region like yaks, or rather yak-cow crossbreeds called hainag. The 'Ger's  will be carried to house our mobile restaurant unit and for our days and nights camping along the rivers.


The ride starts over the treeless steppes and across rather hilly terrain with occasional patches of lonely birch forest. We will encounter nomadic families where some of the most famous horse trainers of Mongolia live. The herders out here keep their horses in semi-wild conditions, allowing them to live freely in harem groups. There are no fences or any stables - anywhere.
Eventually the forests will appear and we will ride towards the Hentii wilderness area consisting of Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area which is within the interior parts of Gorkhi Terelj National Park. We ride through larch forests, up  the soft slopes of the mountains following ridges with the most superb Mongolian scenery whilst our yak carts follow the broad river valleys. Two nights in the Sharbulag Valley, then we cross a pass and ride into the upper parts of the Tuul River Valley, near the main ridge of the Hentii Mountains before we reach Jalman Meadows, famous for its wildflowers and ger camp, where we spend two more nights before returning to UlaanBator. Riding in Mongolia is an extraordinary experience you don't want to miss.

Combination
In early July this trip can be combined with the world famous Naadaam in Ulaanbataar!  Reserve early! A once in a lifetime experience for those who wish to immerse themselves in the horse culture of Mongolia!


Camping Ride with vehicle support

Meeting: Ulaanbaatar
Airport: Ulaanbaatar
Transfer: Ulaanbaatar
Riders: Min 2 riders
Max 10 riders

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    Mongol Horsetrails
    Tour Code: IT-MNRT01
    11 days / 10 nights ~$1,950.00
    Dates : June to Sept

    Trip Rating :
    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    ABeginner
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    BNovice
    Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
    CIntermediate
    Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
    D Strong Intermediate
    Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
    EAdvanced
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Standard
    Lodging Level Explained
       
    = Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
       
    Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
    Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
     Accommodations with superior comforts.
       
     = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
       
    Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
    Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
    Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
       
     = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
       
    Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
    Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
    Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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    Tack: Mongolian Buryat Soldier Saddles
    Horses: Mongolian
    Pace: Moderate, long trots and canters, 5 to...

    Airport: Ulaanbaatar
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