Discover West Mongolia with Horse Riding Trip


Get involved in this horse trek by saddling up a Mongolian horse that nomads ride through mountain ranges and great open steppes. Tsast and Tsambagarav Mountains are untouched, off the beaten track where only ancient history remains with horse riding culture.

10 days
  • Driving
  • Horseback
  • Flight
  • Tented_camping

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Far West Mongolia

Day 1:
Khovd and Sangiin Kherem

Today we will take the plane for Khovd Aimag. Khovd is distinguished by its multi-cultural population. It is home to more than 17 nationalities and ethnicities. Each of these groups has its own distinct traditional dwelling and settlement pattern, dress and other cultural distinctions, literary, artistic and musical traditions. There is a rather large minority Kazakh-Mongol population that speaks both Kazakh and Mongolian.

After 3 hours of flying we will reach the airport of Hovd where our guides and vehicles will be waiting for us. After a short visit of the town centre and Sangiin Kherem we will drive to Namarjin Valley.

Sangiin Kherem is the Mongolian name for the remains of the Manchu fort in the Northern part of Khovd city, Mongolia. The fort was built in the 18th century, and later became the seat of the Manchu amban (governor) and his office.

(Tented Camp, L, D)

Day 2:
Namarjin Valley

We will drive to our nomad family where we will meet our horseman and horses. Later today we will load our gears and start our ride in the Namarjin Valley. Excellent views of Tsambagarav Mountain (4200 meters), one of Mongolia's most glorious snow-capped peaks. In the Namarjin Valley we will also drive along several Kazakh settlement and a beautiful turquoise lake. The grassland in this valley is covered with a carpet of alpine flowers.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D).

Day 3:
Tsambagarav Mountain

For a whole day we will ride into the direction of the snow-capped Tsambagarav Mountain. Tsambagarav Mountain, Mongolia’s 3rd highest peak is located in a national park of more than 110 thousand hectares. The permanently snow-capped Tsambagarav Uul straddles the border between Khovd and Bayan-Olgii aimags. Tsambagarav Mountain is accessible from either side. This towering mountain of 4208 m has quite easy access to summit despite its altitude.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

Day 4:
Belchiriin Uul and Tsast Uul Mountain

Today we will ascend the Belchiriin Uul and Tsast Uul Mountains. Tavan Belchiriin Uul peak or Tsast Uul peak are relatively accessible and easier to climb than the Tavan Bogd Mountain.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

Day 5:
Tsambagarav Waterfall

Between the mountains is a 7m-high waterfall that flows down a narrow gorge. A couple of kilometres to the east of the waterfall is a glacier and small glacial lake. Serious mountaineers can hike up the glacier to the peak.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

Day 6:
Bayangol Valley

From the top we will ride downwards into the Bayangol Valley. From the top of this valley we will have great views on the Khar Us Nuur Lake and get to the Kazakh-populated Marra valley. The whole day we will explore the region of lush valleys, dozens of little lakes and permanently snow-capped peaks.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

Day 7:
Marra Valley

We will ride through the Marra Valley and meet some Kazakh families on the way. We will be interacting with the family members (Kazakh people tend to have large families) and experiencing their daily life. Kazakh people are known with their warm hospitality so prepare to feel greatly welcome in their home.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

Day 8:
Erdeneburen Village

Today will be our last riding day. We will reach Erdeneburen village in the evening where our vehicles will be waiting for us.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

Day 9:
Khovd Village

Today we will drive back to Hovd town. Enjoy your free afternoon in comfortable Hovd hotel.

(Hotel B, L, D)

Day 10:
Flight back to Ulaanbaatar

Flight back to Ulaanbaatar. You may enjoy the free afternoon to catch up all the places you haven’t visited yet. You might as well check the beautiful cultural show enjoy the colourful and rhythmic Mongolian dance, throat singing & admire the contortionists.

(B, L)

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Far West Mongolia

Day 1:
Khovd and Sangiin Kherem

Today we will take the plane for Khovd Aimag. Khovd is distinguished by its multi-cultural population. It is home to more than 17 nationalities and ethnicities. Each of these groups has its own distinct traditional dwelling and settlement pattern, dress and other cultural distinctions, literary, artistic and musical traditions. There is a rather large minority Kazakh-Mongol population that speaks both Kazakh and Mongolian.

After 3 hours of flying we will reach the airport of Hovd where our guides and vehicles will be waiting for us. After a short visit of the town centre and Sangiin Kherem we will drive to Namarjin Valley.

Sangiin Kherem is the Mongolian name for the remains of the Manchu fort in the Northern part of Khovd city, Mongolia. The fort was built in the 18th century, and later became the seat of the Manchu amban (governor) and his office.

(Tented Camp, L, D)

Day 2:
Namarjin Valley

We will drive to our nomad family where we will meet our horseman and horses. Later today we will load our gears and start our ride in the Namarjin Valley. Excellent views of Tsambagarav Mountain (4200 meters), one of Mongolia's most glorious snow-capped peaks. In the Namarjin Valley we will also drive along several Kazakh settlement and a beautiful turquoise lake. The grassland in this valley is covered with a carpet of alpine flowers.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D).

Day 3:
Tsambagarav Mountain

For a whole day we will ride into the direction of the snow-capped Tsambagarav Mountain. Tsambagarav Mountain, Mongolia’s 3rd highest peak is located in a national park of more than 110 thousand hectares. The permanently snow-capped Tsambagarav Uul straddles the border between Khovd and Bayan-Olgii aimags. Tsambagarav Mountain is accessible from either side. This towering mountain of 4208 m has quite easy access to summit despite its altitude.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

Day 4:
Belchiriin Uul and Tsast Uul Mountain

Today we will ascend the Belchiriin Uul and Tsast Uul Mountains. Tavan Belchiriin Uul peak or Tsast Uul peak are relatively accessible and easier to climb than the Tavan Bogd Mountain.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

Day 5:
Tsambagarav Waterfall

Between the mountains is a 7m-high waterfall that flows down a narrow gorge. A couple of kilometres to the east of the waterfall is a glacier and small glacial lake. Serious mountaineers can hike up the glacier to the peak.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

Day 6:
Bayangol Valley

From the top we will ride downwards into the Bayangol Valley. From the top of this valley we will have great views on the Khar Us Nuur Lake and get to the Kazakh-populated Marra valley. The whole day we will explore the region of lush valleys, dozens of little lakes and permanently snow-capped peaks.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

Day 7:
Marra Valley

We will ride through the Marra Valley and meet some Kazakh families on the way. We will be interacting with the family members (Kazakh people tend to have large families) and experiencing their daily life. Kazakh people are known with their warm hospitality so prepare to feel greatly welcome in their home.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

Day 8:
Erdeneburen Village

Today will be our last riding day. We will reach Erdeneburen village in the evening where our vehicles will be waiting for us.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

Day 9:
Khovd Village

Today we will drive back to Hovd town. Enjoy your free afternoon in comfortable Hovd hotel.

(Hotel B, L, D)

Day 10:
Flight back to Ulaanbaatar

Flight back to Ulaanbaatar. You may enjoy the free afternoon to catch up all the places you haven’t visited yet. You might as well check the beautiful cultural show enjoy the colourful and rhythmic Mongolian dance, throat singing & admire the contortionists.

(B, L)


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  • Tented camp stay
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  • Camping and kitchen equipment
  • National park entrance fees/Museum and Monasteries entrance tickets

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  • Hotel in Ulaanbaatar
  • City touring
  • International transport
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  • International airport taxes, excess baggage charges. Local flights are limited to 10 kg.
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