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Horse Riding Holidays Mongolia – TransMongolia

PRICES & DATES top

TransMongolia: 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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  • 19 nights – $3,363
    • GBP: 2,635
    • EUR: 3,096
    per person sharing
  • Small Group Supplement – The rate is based on 4 persons. Groups of 2 or 3 riders: $383
    • GBP: 300
    • EUR: 353
    per person. Applies to the 3 first riders booked. When the 4th rider is booked the supplement is refunded for all riders.
  • Single Supplement$166
    • GBP: 130
    • EUR: 153
    (2 nights 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 of day 1 to breakfast of day 20 except 1 dinner, English speaking translator, Tour and visits

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

TransMongolia: Dates 2024

11 – 30 June
2 – 21 July
23 July – 11 August
13 August – 1 September

Getting There
International flight to Ulaanbaatar Airport

Transfer
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.

SUMMARY OF THE TRIP top

TransMongolia is a 3-week equestrian experience discovering Mongolia and not for the faint hearted! This trip is a real once in a lifetime adventure that enables you to ride deep in authentic Mongolia. Ride along the Khongo Tarna Mountain between cliffs and dunes. The mountain is full of historic legends, as it hosted the large Ovgon Khiid Buddhist monastery, which was destroyed, and the monks killed by the troops of Galdan Boshigt Khan in 1640. The temple was rebuilt later but destroyed once again totally during the communist regime in 1937.At the end of the communist period, in the mid-1990’s, the temple has been rebuilt again, and you will have the opportunity to visit. The terrain on this part of the journey is full of variety including steppe, taija, desert, rivers and the impressive granite formation of the mountain.

The second part of your Mongolian adventure is in the Arkhangai region following a Northwest direction to Lake Terkiin Tsgaan Naur, the “White” Lake, the Chuluut and Suman river canyons and Khorgo volcano. Camping each night you will reach a new destination every day. Arkhangai is a very wild region covered with forests. Valleys are narrower than in the Orkhon Valley and the steppe gradually gives way to dense larch forest. Rivers and valleys are mainly oriented perpendicular to the ride so you will cross many rivers and mountains. Ride along the banks of the Tamir river, which is very mighty during spring and summertime. The Tamir Valley is very green and wooded, some of the poplars in the region are older than 300 years. You will cross densely forested mountain ranges that are virtually uninhabited. Wild Mongolia is very different from the steppes of the Orkhon Valley. The ride goes on in more open spaces, offering lots of opportunities for long canters. You will also ride along the Chuluut canyon, dug by the river in the lava from Khorgo volcano, the basalt canyon is a hundred miles long and forms a spectacular scenery.

THE RIDING top

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

TransMongolia: Level of Riding & Pace – Intermediate to advanced

Tack – Western style.

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

TransMongolia: Group Size – Minimum 3 – Maximum 10

ACCOMMODATION top

This is a real adventure tour that incudes 14 nights camping, 1 night in a yurt camp, 2 nights in a yurt with a nomadic family and 2 nights in 3 and 4* hotels in Ulaanbaatar.

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.

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.

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

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-Other rides in Mongolia.

SAMPLE ITINERARY top

Day 1
Your English-speaking translator is waiting for you at Ulan Bator airport at the arrival of Turkish Airlines flight for a group transfer. If you are already in Ulan Bator, you can join the group at 2pm in the lobby of the hotel.
Lunch in Ulan Bator and a short walk through the surprising yurt (ger) district takes you to Ganddantegchinlin Monastery.
Back to the hotel you can relax in your room or enjoy the swimming pool, spa and gym at the hotel (extra fee to be paid locally).
Dinner and overnight at a 4* hotel (twin room).

Day 2
Breakfast and transfer to Khogno Khan Park. Lunch on the way. First contact with the nomads who will be your guide for this part of the trip. We will sleep in a guest yurt close to their own family yurt (ger) this evening.
Dinner and night with our nomadic friends (up to 5 riders per yurt, shower tent available).

Days 3 to 7
After breakfast, we start the first part of this epic horse-riding adventure in Mongolia!
For 5 days, we will ride between cliffs and dunes, along the Khogno Tarna Sacred Mountain. This region is visited by very few tourists, as they stay in the southern part of the Bayan Gobi Desert, where the road and gercamps makes it easy for travellers to stop.
We are heading north, keeping the cliffs of the mysterious Khogno Tarna Mountain on our right.
We will also enjoy another riding experience with a Camel ride in the dunes of Bayan Gobi.
This part of the ride ends (eventually after a short road transfer depending on the local conditions) close to Ugii Lake, famous for its migratory birds.
Nights in tents. Shower tent to share.

Day 8
After breakfast, we drive East to reach the departure point of the second part of our horse-riding tour in Arkhangai region.
Picnic lunch en route.
We cross the Khangai mountains and arrive at the yurts of the nomads who will guide us during this tour and who breed the horses we will ride.
The rest of the day is devoted to the discovery of the traditional lifestyle of the nomads of Mongolia.
We can participate in their activities and become acquainted with the various family members.
This night, we will sleep in a “guest-yurt” close to our nomad family’s yurts.

Days 9 to 17
After breakfast with our nomadic family, we start our horse-riding adventure in Mongolia.
During the next days, we will ride in the Arkhangai region, following a Northwest direction to Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur, the “White Lake”, the Chuluut and Suman rivers canyons, Khorgo Volcano …
This ride is a real horseback adventure as we will reach a different place every day.
Camping every night.

Day 18
After breakfast, road to Karakorum, the ancient capital of Mongolian Empire.
Visit of Erdene Zuu Monastery.
Dinner and night at a yurt camp (2 to 4 riders per yurt, with single beds, showers in a separate building).

Day 19
Breakfast and early departure to Ulan Bator where we arrive in the afternoon.
Lunch en route.
The rest of the afternoon is dedicated to shopping in stores downtown, or at the Narantuul “black market” where you will find traditional clothing and objects of daily life.
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 20
Breakfast and transfer to airport on time for Turkish Airlines flights.

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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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