Mongolia - Mongolia Express
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Horse Riding Holidays Mongolia – Mongolia Express


Mongolia Express: Prices 2024

Suitable for intermediate plus fit riders. Rates are quoted per person sharing. Our Mongolia trips are set departure riding holidays.

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  • 7 nights – $1,506
    • GBP: 1,185
    • EUR: 1,382
    per person sharing
  • Small Group Supplement – The rate is based on 4 persons. Groups of 2 or 3 riders: $197
    • GBP: 155
    • EUR: 181
    per person. Applies to the 3 first riders booked. When the 4th rider is booked the supplement is refunded for all riders.
  • Single Supplement$89
    • GBP: 70
    • EUR: 82
    (last night 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.

Note: Rates are subject to daily exchange rate fluctuations, please refer to our ‘Terms & Conditions’ for full details.

Includes – All the riding, accommodation, full board from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on day 8 except 1 dinner, English speaking translator, tours and visits

Excludes – Flights, drinks (except water, tea & coffee), 1 dinner and tips

Mongolia Express: Dates 2024

12 – 19 May, 19 – 26 May, 26 May – 2  June
2 – 8 June, 9 – 16 June, 16 – 23 June, 23 – 30 June, 30 June – 7 July
7 – 14 July, 14 – 28 July, 28 July – 4 August
4 – 11 August, 11 – 18 August, 18 – 25 August, 25 August – 1 September
1 – 8 September, 8 – 15 September, 15 – 23 September

Getting There
International flight to Ulaanbaatar Airport

Short transfer to a local hotel.

Note: Rates are subject to daily exchange rate fluctuations, please refer to our Terms & Conditions for full details.

All our horse riding holidays hold a price guarantee. We believe in your piece of mind on price when you book one of our horse riding holidays and will refund the difference should you find the same horse riding holiday elsewhere at a lower price.


A short and intense adventure in Mongolia where you will spend five and a half days of the trip riding through the beautiful and wild landscapes. Explore Mongolian steppes, forests and valleys as you venture far from the tourist areas. Spend time with nomadic families and herders, learning about their traditional way of live and stay a night in one of their guest yurts.

The beauty of Mongolia is the limitless, vast and intact nature, punctuated by white yurts and Buddhist temples. If you have no fear of rough tracks and wilderness, Mongolia is for you!
Due to the terrain and very low population density, the routes can be long and tiring with bumps along the way, however, this is all part of the adventure. This is a landscape barely touched by tourism (there are no hotels outside of Ulaanbataar).


Mongolia Express: Horses – Local Mongolian horses, 13 – 14hh, very hardy, very strong and very fast.

Mongolia Express: Level of Riding & Pace – Intermediate to advanced

Tack – Western style.

Weight Restriction – 15 stone / 210lbs / 100kg.

Mongolia Express: Group Size – Maximum 10.


This is an “adventure” trip therefore accommodation is simple yet comfortable. It includes 5 nights in tents, 1 night in the yurt camp and 1 night, 3-star hotel in Ulaanbaatar.
Guest yurt accommodation is a unique opportunity to share and discover the traditional way of life of the nomadic herders in Mongolia.
2 or 3 guest-yurts are set close to the family’s yurt, surrounded by the free roaming horses, yacks, sheep and goats.
You will sleep in guest-yurts with 4 or 5 single beds, heated with a traditional stove.
Meals are served either in the family’s yurt or outside, weather permitting.
Your host will prepare traditional Mongolian dishes and it can be interesting to see how they cook with only the central stove of the yurt.
A shower tent is provided close to the yurts, water is heated on the stove & dry toilets are available.

Mongolia is one of the last countries where you can camp wherever you want. All the camping gear is carefully maintained and checked after each trip, and renewed as necessary. They have French Decathlon tents for 1 or 2 persons with self-inflating mattress which are  especially thick for comfort. A large tent hosts table and chairs for meals together. A “shower tent” is also provided. The shower water can be heated on demand on the campfire. You will have the opportunity to camp in a vast steppes area, close to a river and in a forest where you may hear wolves!

Horse Riding Holidays in the Altai Mountains are part of the Zara’s Planet collection of Horse Riding Holidays Mongolia.

Please Ask About

-Nadeem Festival in July
-Other rides in Mongolia


Day 1
Your English speaking translator is waiting for you at Ulan Bator airport at the arrival of Turkish Airline flight (early in the morning) for a grouped transfer.
Immediate departure for the Mongolian Steppe!
A short 1h30 drive takes you to the endless plains dotted with the yurts of the nomadic herders. The first herds of horses roaming free cross the road in front of your vehicle. Here you are, in Mongolia…
Lunch at the yurt camp.
Spend the evening with a family of nomads, discovering their traditional way of life and the famous yurt, called a ger in Mongolia.
For this first night in Mongolia, you will sleep in a yurt camp in the wilderness (up to 4 riders per yurt – showers in a separate building).

Days 2 to 6
5 days on horseback in the typical lanscapes of Central Mongolia.
For this ride, we have selected the horses of a breeder who takes part in many Naadam races (he is a member of the Mongolian Equestrian Federation). His horses are fast and have endurance, although not always race horses.
Guided by a nomadic herder, with the help of your English speaking translator, you will ride through steppes, hill and valleys, together with small mountains covered in larch forests.
Many nomadic families live in this region, with their yurts and their herds of horses, cattle, goats and sheep. You will have the opportunity to see their traditional way of life. You will camp close to a nomadic family at least one night during the ride.
The pace of the ride is quite fast, as the support vehicle carries all the luggage and joins the group for lunch and at the end of the day. You do not have to carry anything on your horse, which allows long and fast gallops in this very open terrain.
Dinners and nights in tents.

Day 7
Last half day on horseback in this beautiful part of Mongolia.
Picnic lunch.
Transfer to Ulan Bator, the rest of the afternoon is dedicated to shopping downtown, where you will find traditional clothes and other gifts.
In the late afternoon, you will attend a show with traditional dances, music and songs from Mongolia, especially the amazing Khoomei.
No dinner included, to let you choose among the varied dining opportunities offered by Ulan Bator.
Night at Nine hotel or similar (3* – twin room).

Day 8
Breakfast and transfer to airport on time for Turkish Airlines flights.


Zara’s Planet Horse Riding Holidays Guarantee:

All our horse riding holidays hold a price guarantee. We believe in your piece of mind on price when you book one of our horse riding holidays and will refund the difference should you find the same horse riding holiday elsewhere at a lower price.

We have travelled the world testing a huge variety of horse riding holidays to make sure we offer you, our client, the best horse riding holiday experience possible.

Our horse riding holidays are thoroughly researched – we consider all the elements that go towards making our horse riding holidays collection the best in the world. We check the quality of the horses, if they are fit for the job, well produced and looked after. We make sure the riding terrain is good going, the countryside is interesting and, for example, on Classic Dressage horse riding holidays, the arenas are in good condition. We make sure the accommodation, whether it’s a five star hotel, a farmhouse or camping, is clean and comfortable, and offers a great night’s sleep. The food is all important too – we take the time to make sure we tell you if it’s cordon bleu, home cooked, or regional and locally sourced – above all it has to be delicious, plentiful and nourishing. Last but not least, we choose the horse riding holidays that have the best hosts, who are friendly, warm and welcoming.

It’s only when all these elements come together that we add a horse riding holiday into our hand-picked collection of horse riding holidays.

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