HORSE TREKKING AT NAIMAN LAKE
The Horse Trekking at Naiman Lake tour allows you to explore the most beautiful landscapes of Central Mongolia and to learn authentic nomadic culture of the Mongols. Spend your time with nomadic people in the nature, ride through the shores of stunning lakes and discover historical Orkhon valley. Some areas are as far as the eye can see, herders of "five livestocks”: goat, sheep, cattle, horse and camel; nomads ride their horses through meadows dotted with white gers. We will begin the trip in the steppe by the Kharkhorin, we walk by the bank of historical Orkhon River and Orkhon waterfall. After, during four days, we go to the Naiman Lake by a real traveling trekking with horses of packsaddle. Naiman Lake is surrounded by the beautiful nature of the middle part of the Khangai Mountain.
- Ulaanbaatar city tour
- Kharkhorin, the ancient capital
- Erdenezuu monastery visit
- Orkhon river Valley historical site
- Red river waterfall
- Nomadic family visit
- Horse riding
- Wilderness in the ‘Eight lakes of Khuis’ Natural Reserve
- Khustai national park
- Takhi, the real wild horse
- Wild life observing
Day 1. Arrival in Ulaanbaatar city
Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar city, our driver and English speaking guide will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel in downtown. After you settled in, we will start city tour by visiting Sukhbaatar’s square. The Square is in the center of Ulaanbaatar, in front of the Mongolian Parliament House. Across from the central square, we will visit the National Museum of Mongolia, the biggest museum with over 54000 exhibitions from prehistoric period till 21st century. Our next stop will be Zaisan Hill Memorial. This hill provides a panoramic view of Ulaanbaatar. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2. Drive to Kharkhorin
After having breakfast at the hotel, our team will pick you up and head to Kharkhorin city. The city had existed as a capital for world’s largest contiguous empire through over 40 years. In the Kharkhorin city, we will visit to a museum, has many exhibitions which show history of Mongolian nomadic life from hunter gatherers’ period till the most powerful and consummate empire throughout the world in the 13th century. Overnight in a ger camp.
Day 3. Drive to Orkhon waterfall
Today we will visit to Erdenezuu monastery, the biggest Buddhist Monastery Museum in Mongolia. Which has many expensive and precious Buddhist art works from 17th century including mold deities of gold and silver, thankas, split paintings and manuscripts. After the monastery museum, we will head for a long drive to the historical place Orkhon river valley. Once we reach the place, we will explore the biggest waterfall in Mongolia, and visit to a nomadic family. We offer travelers to visit one of the nomadic families and experience their way of life in favor of learning about nomadic culture and traditions. You will be welcomed with open arms and you are invited to join in the milking, herding and general care of livestock. Overnight in a nomadic ger.
Day 4-5. Horse trekking in the Naiman Lake of Khuis Natural Reserve
This morning, we will have a breakfast in the ger with our nomadic friends, and load our luggage and camping gears on yaks’ back, then begin our horse trekking to the mystical Eight lakes of Khuis. In the course of trekking, you will enjoy the stunning view of the landscape as you ride around 5 hours west per a day in favor of the last one of the eight lakes. We will erect our tent on the shore of one of the eight lakes, and familiarize with the Mother Nature. Each night, you have a chance to stargaze from your tent on a lake shore. Overnight in a tent camp.
Day 6. Horse trekking in Naiman Lake
It’s time to say goodbye to the beautiful and peaceful Eight Lakes. Today we will have a last breakfast on the lake shore and pack up to continue our trekking through the Eight lakes’ valley. Approximately 3 hours of trekking we will reach a ger camp next to the border of the Eight Lakes of Khuis Natural Reserve. Once we reach the camp, you have time to relax and prepare yourself for next days’ trip. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner with horse riding team. Overnight in a ger camp.
Day 7. Drive to Khujirt Hot spring
Today we will drive to Khujirt hot spring in Orkhon River Valley. The chemical ingredients of the hot spring have healing property for some ailments. Facilities include outdoor pools (separately for men and women), showers, and both cozy gers and houses. Overnight in a ger camp.
Day 8. Drive to Khustain National Park
We will pack up and continue our journey to Khustain Nuruu National Park. The national park is famous for its unique inhabitants such as world’s last species of the truly wild horses named ‘Przewalski’s horse’, Asiatic red deer, wild mountain sheep ‘Argali’, ibex, and lynx. Once we arrive in the Khustain Nuruu National Park, we will explore the national park and observe the wild life, and you have a chance to see the last species of the wild horses in the nature. Overnight in a ger camp in the national park.
Day 9. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar city
In the morning, we will have breakfast at the camp and drive back to Ulaanbaatar city. En route to the capital city, we will behold the Mongolian pristine steppe landscape. We will arrive in Ulaanbaatar city in the afternoon, and you have time for visiting the world’s number one cashmere store and Mongolian souvenir shops or relaxing in your hotel until dinner. In the evening, our farewell dinner will take place in a restaurant. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 10. Departure
Today is the end of the Horse Trekking tour. Our team will transfer you to the airport in time for your international flight. Have a nice trip back to home and thank you for choosing ELT Mongolian tours.
- Accommodation (twin based): 2 nights in 4 – star hotel, 4 nights in ger camps, 2 nights in tent, 1 night in a nomadic family’s ger
- Guiding and interpreting service
- Full board meals
- Transportation: vehicle 4x4 or minivan
- Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks
- Museums and cultural performance
- Sleeping bags, and Matt
- Pack animal rental
- International airfare
- Personal equipment
- Optional activity cost
- Excess baggage charges
- Alcoholic drinks
- Travel insurance
Price per person