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Mongolian Horse Trek

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What to Expect
From the time you are met at the airport you will be fully escorted by your knowledgeable guide as you explore Zavkhan, one of Mongolia's least-visited regions. Begin with a group dinner and briefing in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, before heading west across the steppe in 4WD vehicles for the first three days, on the Great Mongolian Road Trip. Visit Karakorum, the ancient capital of the Mongolian empire, Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur (The Great White Lake), and continue on to Tosontsengel where you will meet your horse.

Spend the next 10 days riding through steppe, forested valleys, sand dunes and mountains, and getting to know your horse. You are very unlikely to encounter any foreigners here. Tourism really hasn't made it to Zavkhan. For those who do make the effort, beautiful untouched landscapes, fascinating local culture, and perfect riding country awaits. If you have ever dreamed of galloping across the open steppe with the wind in your hair, this is the place to live that dream.

During this trek you will enjoy perfect riding country – everything from tricky forest trails to wide open steppe ideal for a faster pace, and not a fence or gate to be seen (9-10 days riding).

If you are an experienced rider, you will love the local horses. If you are not a rider, but an adventurous traveler who wants to experience Mongolia by horse, then this trip is also suitable for you.
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Important Information
Departure Point
From the included group hotel
17 days
  • Transfers to and from the airport/train station
  • Transport while in Mongolia, including support vehicle for the duration of the trip, and internal flights
  • Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar for two nights (Day 1, and one night upon returning to Ulaanbaatar)
  • Accommodation outside of Ulaanbaatar, in hiking tents and local gers
  • All meals for the duration of the trip, from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on the final day, including snacks, tea and coffee
  • English-speaking trip leader
  • Local horse wranglers/guides
  • National Park fees
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Visas, travel insurance and your international flights
  • Excess baggage fees on domestic flights
  • Tips. There is absolutely no requirement to tip the local staff, but if you do wish to tip, as a way of saying thanks, your guide can advise
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Maximum weight of 100kg at time of travel
  • Some riding experience is preferable but not essential
  • Participants must be fit and active to enjoy this trip
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviewed 11 August 2019

Zavkhan provided a unique and authentic insight into the vastness of Mongolia and the peoples connections to their animals and land. For people who love horses, riverside camping, roaming across landscapes, genuine cultural experiences and exchange, the Classic Trek, takes you off the beaten track...More

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Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Plumpigeon
Reviewed 9 August 2019

everything has been amazing. A true adventure, personally would recommend to anyone who wants to loose them self in nature surrounded by horses as well as having the chance to really get to know the locals and their culture. you get to see some places...More

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Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 8 August 2019

I loved it! The people, the vastness of the area, the nature, the horses, the stars at night, the silence. Challenge & adventure. This was exactly what I was looking for and so much more. All risks were managed by professional team. They were taking...More

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Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 8 August 2019

Excellent trip in June 19 in Katon-Karagay NP; great selection of forward going, race friendly horses, helpful and generous local rangers, and great base camp experience with all of the Zavkhan team- particular kudos to the cooks. Our group of 8 experienced daily gallops, snowy...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank IsoMurph
Reviewed 7 August 2019

I joined the July 2019 Zavkhan Classic trip and still find it hard to put into words how incredible the experience was. If you love adventure, the great outdoors, experiencing new cultures and meeting amazing people from Mongolia and across the world, this is the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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  • Zavkhan Trekking
  • Duration: 17 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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