Mongolia is a unique area of unsurpassed geographical and human diversity, with forest, desert, steppe and lake lands populated by over 15 distinct ethnic groups. Join us on a horseback riding adventure in Mongolia to experience this culture first hand and from the saddle.

Horses are deeply embedded within Mongolia’s culture; they are an indication of a man’s wealth. The pace of life is governed by the speed of the horse and horses are woven into Mongolian song, verse and history. Infants are taught to ride before they walk, and a young man’s prowess is measured by his skill as a horseman.

There is a great deal of wildlife in the country to include the Argali sheep, snow leopard, Gobi bear, brown bear, Siberian Ibex, the indigenous bactrian camel (two humped), wolverines, wolves, gazelle and flocks of birds such as rare pelicans, eagles, storks and woodpeckers.

This offers an ideal setting for a small adventurous group to experience a way of life unchanged since the days of the Golden Horde, when Ghengis Khan’s “devil horsemen” created the largest empire the world has ever known.

An English-speaking, native Mongolian guide will accompany the group at all times.  A cook will accompany the camp gear.  In addition, the services of local herdsmen will be hired along with their animals.  The horsemen come from local families who follow a traditional lifestyle in the area where you will be riding.

  Peak Season

June, July , August


  Quiet Season

May, September


  Timezone in Mongolia

GMT+8


  International Airports

Chinggis Khaan International Airport, Ulaanbaatar


Climate in Mongolia

Mongolia is a land of weather extremes. The winters can be arctic, to the point where there may be snow in the Gobi Desert as late as April. In the northern region of Lake Khovsgol, July and August can bring hot sunny days, drenching rain, wind, and below-freezing temperatures – sometimes all in one day. Especially at the higher elevations, the permafrost creates wetlands, ponds and boggy areas. In general, days in July and August average 52º F. It is also the wettest time, and you should be prepared for rain.

  Average Temperature

90 °F » 40 °F


 

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Gobi Steppe Ride

It is an overwhelming visual experience of emptiness and vastness to ride across the silent treeless steppe, completely devoid of fences, paved roads, power lines or permanent structures, stretching away into the distance with no trace of human activity except the pastoralists themselves, and their herds. This well-designed trek... Read more

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Spirit of the Reindeer Herders

On horseback you journey deep into the taiga-forest area and make contact with the unique Tsaatan people, nomadic reindeer herdsmen. There are only 30-40 herding families still living this traditional lifestyle as they have done for centuries, moving constantly in search of a particular type of moss on which... Read more

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Classic horse riding trek in Mongolia

Mongolian Classic with Naadam Festival

This horse riding trek in Mongolia combines the lush beauty of the Blue Khentii Mountain, the austere landscape of the Gobi Desert, and the colorful Naadam Festival. The mountains of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park are breathtaking; lush green forests, crystal-clear lakes, mountain streams, waterfalls and spectacular mountain scenery. The wild... Read more

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Ride through the Mongolian steppe on this classic horse trek

Mongolian Classic Trek

This horse riding trek in Mongolia combines the lush beauty of the Blue Khentii Mountain and the austere landscape of the Gobi Desert. The mountains of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park are breathtaking; lush green forests, crystal-clear lakes, mountain streams, waterfalls and spectacular mountain scenery. The wild flowers, which carpet the... Read more

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Karakorum with Naadam Festival

This horseback riding holiday in Mongolia will take you through the Khangai Mountain range in the central region, which is drained by some of Mongolia’s mightiest rivers, including the Orkhon, the most famous of them all. Local horsemen will accompany you and share their homeland and secrets of... Read more

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Enjoy riding horses on the steppe on the Karakorum horseback riding holiday

Karakorum Ride

Ride through the Khangai Mountain range in the central region, which is drained by some of Mongolia’s mightiest rivers, including the Orkhon. For thousands of years the Orkhon and its tributaries provided water and shelter to the nomadic peoples and their animals. Today local horsemen will accompany you and... Read more

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The Spirit of the Reindeer Herders Ride was our 5th Equitours trip overseas and they have all been amazing! This year in Mongolia was so far our most exotic adventure and once again far exceeded our expectations. Equitours does a great job of contracting with excellent tour companies and makes it so easy to arrange for all aspects of travel.  Our guide and her crew were SO fantastic! They became like family and were so VERY patient. Mongolia is beautiful and must have the most hospitable people on earth! We even got to see a wedding! The entire trip was perfect!

Jeannie Bunt, 2012

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