Gobi Desert and Orkhon Valley

5.0 (7)
13 days 12 nights
Mongolia
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Basic
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

This journey combines the stunning landscapes of the Gobi desert and the beautiful steppe and grassland of the Orkhon Valley. Start with a jeep tour in the southern part of the country. Ascend the Khongoryn Els sand dunes, enjoy a camel ride and search for dinosaur fossils. Discover the unexpected ice in the middle of the desert. Explore Tsagaan Suvarga, Baga Gazar and the Ongii Monastery. 

The second part of the trip will take you to Central Mongolia's Orkhon Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Begin by visiting Khar Khorum, the famous capital of Chinggis Khan, and the Buddhist Monastery. Then, meet your horses and embark on a four-day horse trek through the valley. Along the way, visit the Tovkhon Monastery. Finally, marvel at the renowned Orkhon Waterfall. The Valley is also home to nomadic families. Conclude your trek with observing the Takhi, the last remaining wild horse species on Earth. 

4-5 people: $2990, 2-3 people: $3200, 1 person: $3500.

from US$ 2 900
per tourist for 13 days
Departing from
Gobi Desert
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Number of individuals
up to 8 tourists over 14 years old
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Anujin M.
Anujin M. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
My journey began with a dream to explore the world, starting with my beloved Mongolia. Having almost completed this adventure, I transitioned into the role of a social media marketer at our company in 2019. It's been a thrilling experience to witness the joy and excitement in the eyes of my guests as they discover the pristine landscapes and immerse themselves in our captivating history. At our company, trust and reliability are our cornerstones. We strive to provide an experience that's not just about visiting places, but about forging connections with the heart of Mongolia. It's an honor to introduce travelers to the raw beauty and rich heritage of my native land. Welcome to Mongolia, a land where ancient history meets untouched wilderness. As the proud owner of a family travel tourism company, my love for exploration and showcasing the beauty of my homeland runs deep. Having traversed the vast landscapes and absorbed the rich history myself, I understand the yearning for authentic, secure travel experiences.

Tour highlights

Ride a Camel
You'll ride a horse too, but also have a chance to try riding a camel
Visit the Habitat of Przewalski
Hustai National Park is the habitat of Takhi, the last remaining species of truly wild horses in the world
From Desert to Waterfall
See the best landscapes of Mongolia, traveling by car or on horseback

Route details

Day 1
Baga Gazar Mountain Nature Reserve

We plan to drive to the Mongolian Gobi desert and make a stop at the Baga Gazar mountain nature reserve. This area is made up of granite rock formations and is inhabited by wild sheep and other wildlife. We will spend the night camping in tents nestled within the rocky terrain.

Day 2
Tsagaan Suvarga: Mud Stone Nature Formations
Day 3
Yolyn Am Gorge: Vulture Valley
Day 4
Khongoryn Els: Sand Dunes and Camel Ride
Day 5
Bayan Zag: Flaming Cliffs
Day 6
Ongiin Khiid Monastery Ruins
Day 7
Orkhon Waterfall
Day 8
Nomad Family
Day 9
Orkhon Valley National Park Riding
Day 10
Kara Korum Riding
Day 11
Kara Korum History
Day 12
Hustai National Park
Day 13
Departure
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

Riding for 4 days.

Tack: A mix between Western and Mongolian.

horse

Accommodation

Comfort
Basic
Tent
11 nights
Camp Site
1 night
11 nights
Tents
1 night
Our Ger

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Gobi Desert
preload map

Tour conditions

Included

  • transportation;
  • all entrance fee;
  • English speaking guide;
  • meals as per itinerary;
  • helmets;
  • saddles;
  • camping equipment.

Extras

  • flight;
  • optional activity cost;
  • excess baggage charges;
  • travel Insurance;
  • health Insurance;
  • tips and personal expenses.

Group size

up to 8 tourists

Duration

13 days
12 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Please bring your own riding clothes. Helmets will be provided.

We highly recommend that you bring waterproof bags for all your belongings, as the tents and packing bags provided are not waterproof. It's important to be prepared for rain and riding through rivers and deep mud. Additionally, it's advisable to bring your own sleeping bag and insulation mat. Lastly, don't forget to bring a water filter for your trip.

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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 7 reviews
  • TL
    tom linnington
    29 Oct, 2023
    about provider
    Well what a surprise, I had a wonderful time too, despite the short duration of my stay! It provided me with a good glimpse into the life of Mongol/nomads. The team was well organized; the family team was hospitable, and I was impressed by the thoroughness and attention to detail of the business.It was the perfect introduction to Mongolia and horseback riding! All the best.
    29 Oct, 2023
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    Luke
    7 Sep, 2023
    about provider
    Thank you so much for your excellent organisation and assistance with us novice riders. I also want to express my gratitude to Mendee for maintaining the camp and Baynaa for her fantastic cooking and lovely smiles. This experience has been a major highlight of my journey and a significant moment in my life. I look forward to the possibility of seeing all of you again in the near future.
    7 Sep, 2023
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    Emurph4
    22 Jun, 2023
    about provider
    My wife and I had an incredible experience, one of the best we've ever had. It was a bit challenging for me, riding 30-40 km daily, and my wife is more experienced than me. Despite that, I enjoy challenges and this was just what I needed after two years of city life in Korea. Under the guidance of Rinston, our three-person team took care of all the arrangements and constantly checked in with us to ensure we were comfortable with the tasks. We are already thinking about returning to ride with this team again in the future.
    22 Jun, 2023

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