horseback riding holiday in Mongolia

Karakorum with Naadam Festival

Ride Overview

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. For thousands of years the Orkhon and its tributaries provided water and shelter to the nomadic peoples and their animals. Today their lifestyle has changed little; they still herd their sheep with horses and yaks, protecting them against the misfortune of the harsh weather and wolves.

On this horseback trek through the land of the Orkhon River in Mongolia, local horsemen will accompany you and share their homeland and secrets of survival. The staff will set up comfortable overnight camps which include a dining tent to shelter you from the sun and provide warmth at in the chilly evenings, comfortable sleeping tents, shower tent and a toilet tent.
Your final days are spent in Ulaanbaatar witnessing the colorful pageantry of the Naadam Festival, a celebration of Mongolia’s three national sports: wrestling, archery and horseback riding.

There are also treks scheduled at times other than in conjunction with the Naadam Festival. The itinerary is the same, except does not include the days at the festival.

Ride & Horse Details

  • Horse Breeds:
    Mongolian ponies
  • Trip Pace:
    moderate to fast
  • Tack:
    English trekking and Australian stock
  • Weight limit:
    200 lbs

Meeting Point


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