Horse Trekking in Orkhon Valley

Duration: 7 days
Trails: T1 trails
Distance: 0 - 10 km per day
Ascent per day: 0 - 250 m ascent per day

> Spend 2 night with a Nomad Family
> Enjoy horseback riding through the Khuisiin Naiman Nuur nature reserve
> Get to know the locals and their way of life

This tour is a great choice for those who seek adventure in one of the mountain ranges in Mongolia and wilderness trekking.

Trek to the Khuisiin Naiman Nuur nature reserve and Orkhon waterfall which are rich in flora and fauna. Spend 6 nights in traditional accommodation including two special nights welcomed into the warm homes of beautiful nomadic families.

Note: the minimum of trekkers for this route is 2. If you are traveling alone, get in touch with our booking experts to join a group!



Visit Former Capital - Erdenezuu Monastery

This morning, our Travel Buddies tour guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel and will head to Karakorum, the site of the 13th-century Mongolian capital. Upon arrival, you will visit the Karakorum museum and learn about the Great Mongol state period, Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Ancient states. Take a tour through the ancient city before moving on to the beautiful ruins of Erdene Zuu Monastery. Surrounded by huge 400m x 400m walls, built from the ruins of Karakorum, the Erdene zuu was the first and the biggest Buddhist monastery of the 16th century. Overnight in tourist Ger camp (2 people share a Yurt with single beds, shower/bathroom in a separate building).

Accommodation: Tourist Ger camp | Distance: 370km - 6 hours

Tourist Ger camp in Karakorum

Tourist Ger camp in Karakorum

Orkhon Waterfall – Nomad Family Homestay

Today we will drive to Orkhon waterfall, which is located in Orkhon river valley. The waterfall was formed by volcanic eruptions about 20.000 years ago. The waterfall cascades from a height of 20m. It is a scenic, tranquil spot and the surrounding nature is undisturbed. Here you will have the opportunity to go for a good walk. After visiting the waterfall, we will meet a hospitable nomad family and you will stay overnight in their guest Ger. We will discover their way of life by helping them with the daily activities, including milking a cow, cooking traditional dishes, herding livestock and making dairy products.

Accommodation: Nomad family | Distance: 140km - 3 hours

Nomad Family Homestay at Orkhon Waterfall

Nomad Family Homestay at Orkhon Waterfall

Trekking to Khuisiin Naiman Nuur

Today, we start trekking to Khyusin Naiman Nuur Natural Reserve. “Naiman Nuur” (eight lake) was created by volcanic eruptions centuries ago. It is now part of the 11.500 hectares Khuishyn Naiman Nuur Natural Reserve, in Uvurkhangai province. Our host is a local equestrian who will guide our trekking and take care of the horses. Every day we trek about 20-25 km through green forest, stream, and lakes.

Accommodation: Tent camping | Distance: 20km

Tent Camping at Khyusin Naiman Nuur Natural Reserve

Tent Camping at Khyusin Naiman Nuur Natural Reserve
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