Mongolia

Trekking & Horseback Riding Adventure

Level

Moderate

Duration

8 days

Time to travel

June to September are considered best months for this trip

Located in the landlocked plateau of Central Asia between China and Russia, Mongolia covers a territory larger than that of Great Britain, France, Germany and Italy combined. As the 19th largest country in the world, Mongolia’s considerable size includes a fabulous array of pristine landscapes and a nomadic people whose lives are in many ways unaffected from the days of Genghis Khan and his mighty Mongol Empire.

Mongolia is a wonderful place for trekkers with its vast green steppes with short hills, beautiful mountains and river valleys. Its deep blue sky makes the trip more beautiful and enjoyable. The hiking trip features Mongolian foresty Mountains, bare mountains with lower altitude, rivers, lakes and hilly steppes. Taking part in the exciting trip you will visit famous Giant Chinggis statue, trekking toward Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve- a hidden paradise. During the trek you will have opportunities to visit local nomadic families to see how they live and tend their livestock, watching the incredibly starry skies at nights and most of all you will be totally refreshed after the trip!

Facts:

 

Activities: cultural sightseeing, horse riding , hiking, camping

Our operation:

All Rahhalah’s ground handlers and guides are locally employed ensuring more authentic experience for travelers, as well as sensitivity and understanding of the local culture and environment

Sustainability:   

We run a low impact operation and we leave no traces behind, contributing to the efforts of protection of the local land, its people and culture.

We are committed to employing local people to the maximum extent possible. We pay our staff well and, just as important, we provide them with periodical training. In addition we emphasize on making extensive use of local products and enhance maximum economic benefits to the local communities.

As you all know 1% of our revenue go back to a local cause and Rahhalah directly takes care of that. This is our pay back promise.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: 5th Aug 17 / Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, airport transfer

Upon your arrival in Ulaanbaatar, you will be greeted by your guide  at the airport and will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight : 4* Hotel

Day 02: 6th Aug 17/ Ulaanbaatar - Giant Chinggis statue to Zamt pass (trekking) ( B, L , D)

Today we start our hiking from Giant Chinggis statue. In the morning, transfer to Giant Chinggis statue and we start our trekking to Gun Galuut Nature reserve. We visit Giant Chinggis Equestrian statue complex which is the tallest statue in the world and one of the must-see things in Mongolia. Our today’s destination is Zamt pass, one of the picturesque passes in Khentii Mountain.

Dinner and overnight in tent.

Day 03: 7th Aug 17 / Zamt Pass- Khushinga Mountain (trekking)( B, L , D)

We continue our trekking to Gun Galuut nature reserve through the Khentii Mountain range. Tent camping in a beautiful Khushinga Mountain, a combination of steppe, forest and spring.

Overnight : Tent

Approx: 15-20 km hike

Day 4: 8th Aug 17 / Khushinga Mountain- Bayandelger (trekking) ( B, L , D)

Breakfast at the campsite and we hike for 15 km toward Gun Galuut. Break our journey near Bayandelger soum. Dinner and overnight at a tent.

Overnight : Tent

Approx:15-20 km hike

Day 5: 9th Aug 17 / Bayandelger- Gun Galuut Nature reserve (Horse trekking) ( B, L , D)

Meet our horse guide in the morning and we start riding to Gun Galuut. We will ride through the steppes passing Gun lakes and Ayga lake. Lunch along the way and arrival at the ger camp in early evening. Refresh yourself in a hot shower. Enjoy traditional Mongolian dinner Khorkhog – roasted mutton/beef with hot stones in hot pot and served with rice and vegetables.

Overnight : ger camp

approx 25-30 km ride

Day 6: 10th Aug 17/ Leisure day in Gun Galuut (Half day horse ride) ( B, L , D)

Gun-Galuut is a home to many endangered species including the Argali wild mountain sheep and many more. In the early morning, we enjoy horse ride to Mt. Baits to view the gorgeous Argali mountain sheep and the White Napped Crane, Whooper Swan and other birds. Visit a nomadic family and learn their ways to tend their livestock. Optional fishing or kayaking on the river Kherlen.

Overnight : ger camp

approx 4 hrs horse riding

Day 7: 11th Aug 17 Gun Galuut nature reserve – Ulaanbaatar ( B)

After breakfast, we drive back to Ulaanbaatar for 2-3 hour. Arrive and we visit Gandan Monastery housing 26m statue of Janraisag. Lunch at the restaurant and hotel check in. In the afternoon, we visit Sukhbaatar square and Zaisan Memorial hill. Enjoy traditional folklore concert from magical Tumen Ekh ensemble. Farewell dinner.

Overnight: 4 * hotel

Day 8: 12th Aug 17 / Departure (B)

Meet at the hotel and transfer to the airport for departure.

2,290 USD

per person in a group of  min 5, Double Occupancy.

Trip Dates

5 August

This cost is based on Double Occupancy. Single Supplement Applies.

All services stipulated above are subject to availability at the time of booking / reservation. All prices are subject to change.

This includes:

Full-time English speaking local project coordinator throughout the tour

Sightseeing and entrance fees according to the itinerary

Ticket to the Giant Genghis Monument Complex

Private transfers (Comfortable van/County bus + Experienced driver)

Twin sharing tent and sleeping bags for tent camping nights

1.5-day horse riding fee

Meals as listed (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)

2 l bottled water per day

Support vehicle (4×4 van + experienced driver) during trek days

Cook for camping days

Horse wrangler for day 5 and 6

Airport transfers

Twin/double share at centrally located 4* hotel

Twin/double share at good tourist gear camp

This excludes:

International flights

Visa fees

Travel Insurance ( compulsory)

Single supplement

Optional activities

Personal gear

Tips and gratuities

Personal expenses

Important: The itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, road condition and operating conditions. In any case the guide has the RIGHT to change the program for the safety and convenience of the travelers.

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