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  • 13 days (Approx.)
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Overview Overview

Roaming through the Orkhon Valley on horseback might be the most beautiful thing you'll ever experience!

Naiman Nuur trip has its unique way to attract people. This adventure never ceases to amaze even the locals!

This tour will lead you to the remote sites deep into the wildland letting you see the beauty of the land and support vehicles will accompany you to assure your comfort at the same time.

You will discover Mongolian heartland teaming with our equestrian guides and translators!
- 2 days of an adventurous trip to Naiman Nuur Park with pack yak is exclusively offered only by this tour.
- 3 nights with nomadic families is the best way to discover their daily life.
- We worked hard on our saddles to give you maximum possible comfort as well as suit the Mongolian horse.
- Orkhon Valley is registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • 12x Breakfast
  • 11x Dinner
  • 11x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 12 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Horse riding
  • Nomadic equestrian guides
  • A cook per group over 4 persons
  • Entry/Admission - Mongolian Statehood History Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Erdene Zuu Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Tovkhon xiid
  • Entry/Admission - Erdene Khamba Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Tumen Ekh Ensemble
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • International flights
  • 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • Drinks: tea and coffee (except water)
  • Visa (if necessary)
  • Travel insurance.
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Chinggis Khan International Airport

Departure Time

8:00 AM

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What to Expect What to Expect

Itinerary

Day 1: Ulaanbaatar

Stop At: Gandantegchenling Monastery, 1,5 KM North West of the Central Square, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
The place is the biggest Buddhist center in Mongolia. You'll visit the main and surrounding temples as you take photos. You'll also get to know the incredible history and amazing mythological stories depicted in the ancient art form. It is the largest and most significant monastery in Mongolia. The first temple of the monastery was built in 1809 and moved to the present location in 1838. Over the next century, the monastery grew to include nine institutes, a library and housed around 5000 monks. Gandan became an important center for learning and practicing Buddha’s teachings in Mongolia.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mongolian Statehood History Museum, Chinggis Square-6 State Palace, Sukhbaatar District, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
The National History Museum, formerly named “Museum of the Revolution”, opened in 1991. It has important collections of nomadic or sacred art, the craft industry, and domestic and technical objects (used for breeding, for example), and is a very good introduction to the history of Mongolia from Prehistory to nowadays. Among the 15.000 museum pieces, we can notably see some carpets and silk objects dating back from the Huns period, and some leather boots belonging to a Mongolian soldier of this period.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Dream or Hotel Nine - 2-star/ 3-star hotel.

Day 2: Ulaanbaatar - Kharkhorin

Stop At: Erdene Zuu Monastery, Kharkhorin 62090 Mongolia
The Erdene Zuu Monastery is probably the earliest surviving Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. Located in Övörkhangai Province, approximately 2 km north-east from the center of Kharkhorin and adjacent to the ancient city of Karakorum, it is part of the Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site. The monastery is affiliated with the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

Abtai Sain Khan ordered the construction of the Erdene Zuu monastery in 1585 after his meeting with the 3rd Dalai Lama and the declaration of Tibetan Buddhism as the state religion of Mongolia. Stones from the nearby ruins of the ancient Mongol capital of Karakorum were used in its construction.[4] Planners attempted to create a surrounding wall that resembled a Tibetan Buddhist rosary featuring 108 stupas (108 being a sacred number in Buddhism), but this objective was probably never achieved. The monastery's temple walls were painted, and the Chinese-style roof covered with green tiles.

The monastery was damaged in 1688 during one of the many wars between Dzungars and Khalkha Mongols. Locals dismantled the wooden fortifications of the abandoned monastery. It was rebuilt in the 18th century and by 1872 had a full 62 temples and housed up to 1000 monks.

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in tents in Orkhon Valley entrance.

Day 3: Orkhon Valley Horse Riding Trip

Stop At: Orkhon Valley, Mongolia
We will start the adventure in the Orkhon Valley with our guide team.

The picnic lunch and everything else will be brought by our support vehicles, not carried on horses so that you can ride more comfortably.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: We set up our camp under the open sky.

Dinner and stay overnight in tents.

Day 4: Orkhon Valley Horse Riding Trip

Stop At: Orkhon Valley, Mongolia
We ride deeper into the Khangai Mountains.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: We set up our camp in the wilderness after the ride. Dinner and stay overnight in tents.

Day 5: Tovkhon Monastery in Orkhon Valley

Stop At: Tovkhon xiid, Khotont, Mongolia
Tuvkhun Monastery, one of Mongolia’s oldest Buddhist monasteries, is located on the border of Övörkhangai Province and Arkhangai Province in central Mongolia, approximately 47 kilometers southwest of Kharkhorin.

Tövkhön Monastery was first established in 1648 by the 14-year-old Zanabazar, the first Jebtsundamba Khutuktu and spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism for the Khalkha in Outer Mongolia. He determined that the location on the Shireet Ulaan Uul mountain overlooking a hill at 2,600 meters above sea-level was an auspicious location. The first physical structures were built upon his return from studying in Tibet in 1653. Zanabazar, who was a gifted sculptor, painter, and musician, used the monastery, originally called Bayasgalant Aglag Oron (Happy Secluded Place), as his personal retreat over the course of 30 years. While there created many of his most famous works. It was also where he developed the Soyombo script.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: We set up our camp in the wilderness after the ride.

Dinner and stay overnight in tents.

Day 6: Orkhon Falls in Orkhon Valley

Stop At: Orkhon Waterfall, Orkhon River Valley, Bat Ulzii Mongolia
Orkhon Falls or ”Orkhonii Khürkhree”, white waves flowing on the black stone, transformed in rainbow by sunrays… These 16-meters (52,5 feet) high and 5-meters (16 feet) wide waterfalls are just magic.

Orkhon waterfalls formed 20.000 years ago after a unique combination of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. In the heart of summer, their flow is very important, but they can dry up during spring. It’s the Ulaan Tsutgalaan River, ”Red Confluence”, which forms these falls by flowing into the Orkhon River.

From the camp of the families living in the surroundings, they can be an ideal hike along the river or a ride among the steppes.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: We set up our camp near the Naiman Nuur Park entrance after the ride. Dinner and stay overnight in tents.

Day 7: Naiman Nuur Park in Orkhon Valley

Stop At: Orkhon Valley, Mongolia
From this day, we change our pace on a different level depending on the change of the landscapes: wide open spaces to wild and remote landscapes. Welcome to The Naiman Nuur Park!

This is a place where no vehicles can reach, thus we load the equipment and your personal items on pack yaks.

We pack everything and start our trip to the steep mountains.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Lunch with nomadic family.
• Dinner: Dinner with nomadic family.
Accommodation included: We arrive at yak breeder family and stay there for 2 nights in separate yurts (4-5 persons per yurt)

Day 8: Horseback ride in Naiman Nuur Park

Stop At: Orkhon Valley, Mongolia
This is the day we ride (4-5 hours on horseback) through beautiful forest mountains heading to the lakes of Naiman Nuur Park.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast with a nomadic family.
• Lunch: Picnic lunch in the Park.
• Dinner: Dinner with a nomadic family.
Accommodation included: Overnight beside the nomadic family in separate yurts. (4-5 persons per yurt)

Day 9: Leaving the Naiman Nuur Park to Orkhon Valley with pack yaks

Stop At: Orkhon Valley, Mongolia
Time to say goodbye to our welcoming host family.

We head back to the Orkhon Valley leaving Naiman Nuur Park traveling through a steep mountain road thanks to our tough horse and skilled yak guiders. (5 hours on horseback)
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: We set up our camp near the forest located in between the Naiman Nuur Park and Orkhon Valley. Stay overnight in tents.

Day 10: Full day with a nomad family

Stop At: Orkhon Valley, Mongolia
We ride to the nomadic family in the Orkhon Valley. (4 hours on horseback)
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: with nomadic family
• Dinner: with nomadic family
Accommodation included: Stay overnight in the separate yurt of a nomadic family.

Day 11: Orkhon Valley – Khogno Khan Park (mini-Gobi)

Stop At: Erdene Khamba Monastery, Mongolia
We leave Orkhon Valley as well as our equestrian guides and the family. Thanks to our skillful guides and welcoming family who has been our companion during our adventurous trips!

We travel to Khogno Khan Park (around 4 hours drive – depending on the condition of the roads).

The Ovgon Khiid monastery is located in the mountains of Khogno-Khan 257 km away from Ulaanbaatar, o¬n the way to Arvaykheer, Uvurkhangai province. 173 km away from Arvaykheer and about 75 km away from Kharkhorin. It is impossible to drive right up to the impressive ruins of the monastery situated at the altitude of 1532 meters.

The only way there is to walk from the functioning monastery Khogno-Tarni Khiid, which stands lower on the hill.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Stay overnight at the yurt camp (single beds, 4 to 5 persons per yurt, showers in a separate building).

Day 12: Khogno Khan Park – Ulaanbaatar

Stop At: Tumen Ekh Ensemble, National Amusement Park, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
Tumen Ekh is the name of a revered traditional long song that opens ceremonies and festivals. Tumen Ekh means ‘leader of ten thousand’. Tumen Ekh is the title bestowed upon the fastest racehorse in Mongolia, a symbol of power and speed.

Tumen Ekh is also the name of Mongolia’s best folk song and dance ensemble.

The Tumen Ekh ensemble was founded in 1989 and has gone on to win awards across the world. The ensemble’s goal is to present a rare selection of ancient Mongolian performing arts and culture to local and international audiences, particularly younger generations.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at Dream or Hotel Nine - 2-star/ 3-star hotel.

Day 13: Ulaanbaatar

Pass By: Chinggis Khaan International Airport, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Transfer to the airport after breakfast.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

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Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

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