Horseback riding in Gobi Steppe, Mongolia

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Eastern Gobi Trail

Eastern Gobi Trail
Gobi Steppe Mongolia

On this riding holiday, we explore the rich and unique landscapes of the Eastern Gobi on horseback.

This is the closest you will get to a safari experience in Mongolia. As we ride through the arid steppes and through a labyrinth of maze-like granite rock formations, we will come across game such as Argali Sheep (Ovis ammon - the world’s largest wild sheep with impressive horns), Siberian Ibex (Capra sibirica) and sometimes Mongolian (Procapra gutturosa) and Goitred Gazelles (Gazella subguttorosa). We might also see a fox every now and then. The area also abounds in prehistoric burial sites, petroglyphs and ruins of Buddhist monasteries, representing all layers of Mongolian archaeology. 

This horseback journey also offers close encounters with Mongolian horsemen (Steppe Nomads), nomadic people who have thus far been able to withstand modern pressures and lifestyles, the largest remaining pastoralist people on Earth. An experience not available anywhere else on Earth.
Steppe habitats once made up 25 percent of the global land area. Today the Pampas, the Puszta, the Prairies and the Ukrainian steppes have largely been developed for agricultural output. Only the Mongolian steppes have survived. The high elevation of Mongolia creates unusually clear air and starry nights year round. It is an overwhelming visual experience of emptiness and vastness to ride into the great Mongolian void. The silent, treeless steppe, completely devoid of any fences. Stretching away into the distance: no trace of human activity except for the pastoralists themselves and their herds.

We will undertake this horse ride without vehicle support, in wild terrain. All our luggage will be loaded onto Bactrian two-humped camels, well adapted to the winter climate in Mongolia. Even a ger (Mongolian yurt) will be carried to serve as our mobile restaurant. 

Camping Ride with vehicle support
Camping Ride with pack horses
Suitable for riders over 210 lbs

Meeting: Ulaanbaatar
Airport: Chinggis Khaan International Airport (UBN)
Transfer: Ulaanbaatar
Riders: Min 2 riders
Max 8 riders

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    Eastern Gobi Trail
    Tour Code: IT-MNRT12
    11 days / 10 nights ~$2,600.00
    Dates : May to October

    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    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.
    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.
    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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    A 2023 05/15 - 10/15 11d / 10n 11 day trip 2 /8 Reserve
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    Tack: Mongolian Buryat Soldier Saddles
    Horses: Mongolian
    Pace: All gaits / around 6-7 hours in the sa...
    Walk, Trot, Canter,
    Airport: Chinggis Khaan International Airport (UBN)
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