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Live like a locals & Horse trekking to Eight Lakes

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7 Days
Max People : 5
Overview

If you looking for great opportunity to horse trekking, explore amazing nature and experience of nomadic lifestyle, this is for you!!! We created for adventurer of horse. View the Mongolian countryside from the perspective of a nomad, traveling primarily on horseback “Khuisiin Naiman nuur Nature Reserve.

Price Includes

  • Bus tickets
  • Camel and horse riding
  • Stay in nomadic family
  • Three meals (B,L,D)
  • Bottled water supply for 1.5 l pp for every day
  • Entrance fees for National Parks and Museums
  • Sleeping bags and mattress

Price Excludes

  • Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
  • International Airfare
  • Personal items
  • Optional activity costs
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Travel insurance
What to Expect

Mongolian culture and hundreds of years of Mongolian history are tightly connected with the horse and modern Mongolia is one of the last real horse cultures left in the world. Mongolian domestic horses are smaller than European horses and ponies by European standards (less than 1.5 shoulder heights) but these animals are really tough. They have more energy for work and can carry heavy loads for long periods. Mongolian horses have great stamina, although they can gallop for 10 km without break.

Mongolia is a herding society, traditional Mongolian diet is based on food that can be obtained from the five domestic animals-cows, sheep, goats, horses and camels. The Mongolian diet includes a large proportion of animal fat which is necessary for the Mongols to withstand the cold winters and their hard work. Mongolia food is seasonal. In the summer months, when animal provide milk, dairy products and dried meat (borts) become staple food. The Mongolia diets also include many forms of dairy products. Staple dairy products are yogurt (tarag), cheese (bayaslag), dried curds (aaruul), cream (zuukhii), butter (urum) and various form of butterfat

  • Horse adventure
  • Discover untouched nature wild life
  • Feel real life of nomadic lifestyle
  • Have Mongolian traditional Barbeque
Itinerary

Day 1Orkhon Valley

Today you will take bus from Ulaanbaatar to Bat-Ulziit small town at 14:00 PM. It takes around 8 hours. Our faciliatory Batgerel will waiting and greet you at end of bus station. Keep drive by their Russian jeep more 20 kms (rocky, bumpy and dust rood). His wife will prepare and serve you a hot tea, homemade biscuits and dairy products. Stay in extra ger (yurt).

Day 2Orkhon Valley

After breakfast, to see milk their yaks. This is a great opportunity to take a nice shoot with a local family, animals in beautiful nature. Today they will show you how to make dairy products: cheese, yogurt, and cream butter. After lunch, you will hike to the Red waterfall and following the longest river Orkhon. They will serve you nomadic dinner and play traditional games by ankle bones with them.

Day 3Eight Lakes

Today we will start our three days trek through the Eight lakes. Here we will leave our bags and load our luggage and food on pack horses. Eight lakes were created by volcanic activities. It is locked between several extinct volcanoes and high mountain peaks. The lakes connected by underground. The lakes are supplied with fresh water running from the mountains. After breakfast we will pack luggage on the horse. We will ride horse to Khuist lake. This lake is dotted with a large rock island. We will pass high mountain and see two lakes. We will stay second nomadic family. Explore the yak herder family’s lifestyle. You can help to family. For example, to bring animals, chop wood, clean animal cottage, and make dairy products.

Day 4Eight lakes

Ride horse to Shireet lake which is the biggest lake in the valley. On the way we can see four lakes. Explore flora and fauna of the valley.

Day 5Orkhon valley

Horseback trekking back to Bodongiin Am, on the way picnic lunch. Our vans will be waiting for us near the Buureg tourist camp. Drive to waterfall’s family.

Day 6Orkhon valley

After three days horse trekking, you can have whole day rest, free time.

Day 7Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast they will take you to Bat-Ulziit. You will take bus from Bat-Ulziit to Ulaanbaatar. When you approach Ulaanbaatar. We will send driver. He will pick up from Dragon Bus Station.

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