Princess Temple Trail

5.0 (7)
6 days 5 nights
Mongolia
Difficulty
Extreme
Comfort
Basic
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

Come join us for an adventurous horse trek to Gunjiin soum, a remote village that is difficult to reach by vehicle. We will be traveling on horseback with pack-horses to carry our equipment, as the village is not easily accessible. Gunjiin soum is home to the Princess Temple, dedicated to a Mongolian nobleman and his Chinese wife, known as the Peaceful Princess who loved her adopted country and its people. 

The trek will begin at the end of the paved road in Terelj National Park, crossing a large river and traversing beautiful landscapes of rivers, forests, steppe valleys and mountains with rich flora. As we ride further, we will encounter fewer nomadic families, allowing for a wonderful immersion in Mongolia's serene nature. However, be prepared to hear wolves during the night!

The price displayed is for groups 4-6 people. 2-3 people: $1160. 1 person: $1300.

from US$ 1 020
per tourist for 6 days
Departing from
Ulaanbaatar
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Number of individuals
up to 10 tourists over 16 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 in the Wilderness
Off the beaten tracks
Camp in the Nature
Overnight under the starry skies of Mongolia
Nomadic Stay
Be our guest in our ger camp and spend a night in a traditional Mongolian home

Route details

Day 1
Start of the Horse Trek

Your thrilling journey begins when you depart from our camp in the morning and head to the starting point of your trek. Along the way, you'll stop to visit the famous Chinggis equestrian statue, a must-see attraction in Terelj National Park. After that, you'll continue on to a nomadic family's home to meet the horses that will accompany you on this adventure. 

While experiencing the nomadic culture and stunning landscapes, you'll enjoy a delicious lunch. Once your horses are ready, you'll begin your horse trek, a fantastic way to start your adventure. You'll ride through a beautiful valley, passing by several nomadic families and their herds. Your day will end with a peaceful and scenic campfire setup. Accommodation will be in a tent.

Day 2
Galloping Across Steppe Valleys
Day 3
Gunjin Soum
Day 4
Gunj Temple
Day 5
Terelj National Park
Day 6
End of the Trek
Difficulty
Extreme
Tour provider's comments

4-6 hr ride daily. The road can be difficult depending on the weather conditions, as it can transform into large swamp areas after rainfalls. We therefore recommend it to people who are used to challenging treks and conditions and comfortable on and around horses.

Tack: A mix between Western and Mongolian.

horse

Accommodation

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

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Ulaanbaatar
preload map

Tour conditions

Included

  • transportation;
  • guiding and interpreting service;
  • meals as per itinerary;
  • all entrance fee;
  • camping equipment;
  • helmets;
  • saddles;
  • horseback riding.

Extras

  • flights;
  • personal equipment;
  • optional activity cost;
  • excess baggage charges;
  • alcoholic drinks;
  • travel insurance;
  • health insurance.

Group size

up to 10 tourists

Duration

6 days
5 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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