Horse trek in Terelj National Park

Total distance:

Horse trekking to Khagyn Khar Lake

  • Places to visit: Tuul river, Chivestei river, Khagyn Khar Lake, Khongor river, Honog Tolgoi Hill, Havirga mountain, Princess temple, Baruun Bayan river
  • Activities: horse riding, sightseeing, visit nomad family, star watching, camping
  • Duration: 7 nights/8 days

Included: Trip Guide, interpreter/cooker, meals (breakfast, lunch-picnic, dinner), tent stay, Ger stay, National Park entrance fee.

Essential information on riding:

Horses – Mongolian horses. Mongolian horses are of a stocky build, with relatively short legs and a large head. They range in size from 12 to 14 hands high and have a cannon diameter of about 8 inches (average height is less than 1.47m). They have a certain resemblance to Przewalski’s Horse. Despite their small size, they are horses, not ponies. In Mongolia, the horses live outdoors all year (at 30°C in summer down to -40°C in winter) and search for food on their own.

Terrain – mountains, forests, and grasslands

Best time of riding – July, August, September

Riding ability – A rider, who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.

Riding per day – 5-6 hours and not covers more than 30kms.

Pace – All (slow, leisurely, moderate, and moderate to fast)

Saddle – Russian saddles and locally made English style

Weight limit – 200lbs (90kg)

We provide our clients best suitable horses according to their riding skills, either competent riders or beginners. Our local grooms and horse professionals will take best care for every client. Before starting a trip they will usually instruct rules about riding in Mongolia. In our riding tours we use mostly Russian (cavalry) saddles, which are more convenient that Mongolian equivalent. We recommend our clients bring their own riding helmet/hard hat. And riding boots or chaps are essential. A saddle bag is provided to every client, so bottle of water and necessary personal items can be carried in.