HORSE TREKKING IN ALTAI MOUNTAINS

Minimum: 2 persons

Day 1: Ulaanbaatar. Upon arrive in Ulaanbaatar (UB), the company guide meets you at the airport/train station and transfers to a hotel in the downtown of UB city. After refreshment and short rest, the tour starts with city tour to the Museum of National History with displays related with Mongolian history and its splendid collection of Mongolian traditional costumes exhibits.  If time permits evening tour around of UB -  including the World War II Memorial at Zaisan hill with beautiful panoramic view of the city. Welcoming dinner at the restaurant in downtown. Overnight at hotel. (L,D)

Day 2: Ulaanbaatar/Hovd/Hoid tsenher cave/Rock paintings of Yamaan us.  Early in the morning transfer to the airport and fly to Hovd city (3 hrs). The Hovd city is the center of 17 minority nationalities of Mongolia. Sightseeing in Hovd city, visit museum, main square and after lunch before drive to the Yamaan Us where can see ancient rock paintings (250km’s), visit black market for purchase items for your own use. On the way to Yamaan Us visit Hoid Tsenher cave. Hoid Tsenher is one of the largest caves in Mongolia, with a main chamber at least eighty-five feet high. It was reportedly inhabited by Stone Age people during the Upper Paleolithic, 10,000 to 40,000 years old. The cave is famous for its rock paintings, which have been dated to 17,000–22,000 years ago. Late afternoon arrive at Yamaan Us where you will be welcomed by local horsemen and local guides. The Yamaan Us, or Goat Water Rock Drawings, are located in a narrow valley east of Uench. There are several hundred drawings on the cliff dated to the Late Bronze or Early Iron Age. Set up a camp. Overnight in tent. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Unech canyon.  Morning meet companions for the next days – horses. Today short horse trekking to familiarize and get to know the behavior of Mongolian horses. For the following days we will horse trekking up to the Uench valley and on final day will be rewarded by reaching to the top of mountain and overnight in the bank of fresh water lake. Overnight in tent. (B,L,D)   

Day 4-7: Uench canyon. Sunrise and sunset in Altai mountains is a moment that you never should miss. Spend four days with nomads and experience their tradition. Average distance of the horse trekking is 10-15 km’s each day. This trip not only gives you an opportunity to be a part of nomadic life but also horse riding through a scenic landscape and formation is an another gem of the tour. The harsh, dry climate has forced the wild animals of the Altai Mountains to be tough and hardy. In Altai mountains inhabit animals that listed as endangered species like the snow leopard, the argali sheep with its massive curved rams, ibex, lynxes, maral deer, falcons, foxes, golden eagle and the vulture. Many smaller animals have managed to survive in this environment including the snowcock, ringed-neck pheasant, beavers, and marmots.  This tour gives you a high opportunity to see and track wild animals. The best time to see them is in the early morning and late evening. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Drive back to Khovd city, fly to Ulaanbaatar. Relax at the hotel and free time at leisure.  (B,L,D)

Day 9: City tour with visit to Gandan Monastery, Fine Art Museum, State Department store and cultural performance show - followed by farewell dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Departure.

Number of days: 10
Covered regions:
Central Mongolia
Gobi Desert
Western Mongolia
Northern Mongolia
Eastern Mongolia
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: • PICK-UP AND DEPARTURE SERVICE 
 • ACCOMMODATION IN UB /B&B; (ACCOMMODATION BASED ON TWIN BEDDED ROOMS, • BASE CAMP (ACCOMMODATE IN GER OR IN TENTS ) SERVICES IN UENCH • GUIDE SERVICE, HORSE IN UENCH AND 4WHL DURING THE TRIP 
 • MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL PERFORMANCES IN UB
 • ENTRENCE FEE TO NATOPNAL PARKS • FULL BOARD DURING THE TRIP AND COOK SERVICE IN HOVD
What to bring: sleeping bag, mosquito cream, good boots for horsetrekking, rain jacket
Transport: SUV 4x4
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
Private tours
Cultural tours
Adventure tours
Offroad tours
Sightseeing tours
Winter tours
Special Event tours
Wildlife tours
Highlight tours
Photo tours
Hiking tours
Horseback riding tours
Circle tours
Short tours
Budget tours
Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Other
Payment Method

For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.