West Mongolia Expedition: Riding With the Tuvan People

5.0 (4)
15 days 14 nights
Mongolia
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Basic
Midscale
Weight limit
100 kg / 220 lb

The western region of Mongolia, characterized by the Altai mountain range, is a place of unspoiled nature, diverse wildlife and a rich cultural legacy. The scenery features expansive glaciers, swift mountain streams and verdant alpine meadows where herds of yaks, goats and sheep roam. The largest Muslim community in the country, with roots similar to modern Turkish culture, resides here alongside smaller ethnic groups practicing Buddhism and Shamanism. Their traditions are genuine, and the land holds a wealth of historical artifacts, including ancient burials and rock art. 

Enjoy this seven-day horseback adventure with the Tuvan people, known for their exceptional hospitality and horsemanship skills; this is going to be an unforgettable experience.

US$ 2 784
per tourist for 15 days
Departing from
Tov Province, Chinggis Khaan International Airport
Tour starts
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Number of individuals
up to 12 tourists over 16 years old
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Batbayar A.
Batbayar A. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English, German
Mongolian tour guide

Tour highlights

The Best of the Capital City
Immerse in vibrant atmosphere of modern Ulaanbaatar
Western Mongolia Adventure
Enjoy raw beauty of genuine wilderness and see the highest peaks of Mongolia on this great riding route
Eagle Hunters and Nomadic Art
Experience authentic nomadic culture, learn about hunting eagles and explore ancient rock art and burial places

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Meet with your guide and transfer to a 4* hotel in city center. If wished you can have a guided tour of the city highlights: the Gandan Temple - city's main Buddhist center, the central city square with a grand statue of Genghis Khan and the Zaisan Memorial, an elevated hill on the city's edge providing a panoramic view of UB

Then choose to visit any of the following museums: National Museum introducing Mongolia's history from early humans to modern era, Dinosaur Museum with a unique collection of dinosaur fossils, Choijin Lama or State Oracle Residence-museum displaying best samples of Buddhist artwork and religious masks. Winter palace of Bogd Khan showcasing rare statues of Buddhist deities and items of personal use of this last theocratic ruler of Mongolia is also worth considering. 

An evening folk show of music, throat singing and contortion will be followed by a welcome dinner

(Dinner, hotel)

Day 2
Flight to Ulgy and Drive to Baga Oigor Petroglyph Gallery
Day 3
Travel to Tavan Bogd National Park
Day 4
Ride to Tavan Bogd Peaks
Day 5
Climb to 4051m Malchin Peak
Day 6
Ride Out to Tsagaan Gol River
Day 7
We Begin Our Way to the Lake
Day 8
Journey With the Tuvan People
Day 9
Eagle Hunters
Day 10
Riding Further
Day 11
To Khoton Lake
Day 12
Rest Day
Day 13
Return Travel to Ulgy Town
Day 14
Return to Ulaanbaatar
Day 15
Departure
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

Tack: Western 

Horses: Mongolian

6 to 7 hours riding daily including breaks and stops. The difficulty level is moderate.

horse

Accommodation

Comfort
Basic
Midscale
Hotel
3 nights
Tent
11 nights

Throughout this trail, your accommodations will primarily consist of tents, with the exception of three nights, which will be spent at hotels. Your package includes all necessary camping gear, cooking equipment and comfortable sleeping mattresses.

+ USD 144 for single supplement.

2 nights
Hotel 4*

In Ulaanbaatar.

11 nights
Tents
1 night
Ulgy Hotel

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Tov Province, Chinggis Khaan International Airport
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Tour conditions

Included

  • all accommodation;
  • complete camping and cooking equipment;
  • sleeping mattresses;
  • horse riding tackle;
  • meals and drinking water;
  • all visits, sightseeing, national park and permit fees;
  • overland transport;
  • domestic airfare and airport transfers;
  • English speaking guide;
  • expedition cook(s);
  • local guides;
  • horse and pack animal hire.

Extras

  • international flights;
  • travel insurance;
  • excess baggage fee on domestic air travel;
  • personal riding clothes;
  • sleeping bags;
  • meals not indicated;
  • drinks and alcohol;
  • gratuities.

Group size

up to 12 tourists

Duration

15 days
14 nights

It's important to know

What languages does your team speak?

We speak Mongolian, English, Chinese (mandarin), French, German, Korean and Russian.

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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 4 reviews
  • Z
    ZUKITAKATA
    26 Jul, 2023
    about provider
    The tour was an exceptional experience that ranks among the finest I've ever had. The breathtaking landscapes, warm and hospitable guides, along with the delectable Kazakh food, make it difficult for me to imagine any room for improvement! I highly recommend this adventure to anyone who likes trekking.
    26 Jul, 2023
  • A
    Alan
    6 Jul, 2023
    about provider
    What an amazing experience. It went beyond my expectations, thanks to the welcoming staff who played a major role. The breathtaking views and landscape were truly remarkable, and our guide Zolo's expertise provided me with a deep appreciation of Mongolian culture and history. I want to express my immense gratitude to the entire team for providing me with an unforgettable adventure!!!
    6 Jul, 2023
  • M
    Melissa
    1 Jun, 2023
    about provider
    A fantastic tour! Tsenge, a guide with excellent English proficiency, was both knowledgeable and amiable.
    1 Jun, 2023

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 2 784
    15 – 29 Jul 15 days 14 nights
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  • US$ 2 784
    9 – 23 Aug 15 days 14 nights
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