• Horse Riding to Hustai National Park.

Observe wild horses’ last species in Hustai National Park

Horseback riding is the best way to explore a place while being totally immersed in nature. You will be taken through Mongolia’s vast steppes, off the beaten trails, until you reach the famous Hustai National Park. On the way you will discover lands where nomadic families have been raising their horses, sheep and yaks for centuries. When in the need of a short break, you will stop to meet them and share some tea or fermented mare milk (airag). During this trip you will ride across rivers, green hills and grass land and camp on the river side.

Once you reach Hustai, you will explore the park to find the famous Takhi. It is the last species of true wild horses in the world who has never been domesticated. Saved from extinction and reintroduced in the wild in the late 80’s, the takhi is still an endangered species. It is only in Mongolia you’ll have the chance to observe them in the wild.
This park is also the home of red deers, wild boars, grey wolves, lynx and many more. If you look up the sky you might even see a golden eagle or one of the 200 species of birds sheltered by this park.

During this trek, we will ride about 40-45km per day and be supported by a logistic vehicle and cook.

Duration: 5 days / 4 nights

7 days / 6 nights also available – Extension of 2 days in the Bogd Khan Uul National Park

Day 1. Tuul River Valley.

Day 2. Visit of a nomadic family at Bayansongint Mountain.

Day 3-4. Hustai National Park & Wild Horses observation

Day 5. Head Out to Steppe Riders Base Camp.

 

Day 1. Horse Riding to Tuul River Valley.

We will start riding from Stepperider’s camp to the Tuul river valley which is one of the longest rivers in Mongolia. We will ride in the open steppes and get to know our horses. In the evening, we will camp along the Tuul river.

Day 2-3. Horse Riding to Nomadic Family at Bayansongint Mountain.

In the morning, we will continue our adventure riding along side of Tuul river. Enjoy watching birds, livestock and landscape from horseback. In the afternoon, we will visit a nomadic family living in the valley of the Bayansongint mountain, part of the Hustai national park. We will learn from their life as nomads, share some traditional food and look at their animals. Why not try to milk a yak?!
In the evening, we will move to our camping place, at the bank of the river.

Day 4. Hustai National Park & Wild Horses

You will go with your guide to explore the national park. You will see the Mongolian wild horses ‘Takhi’ also named after the Russian explorer Przwalskii and try to spot red deers and more wildlife. Be aware that domesticated horses are not allowed in the park, therefore you will go there with a vehicle. It is possible to go hiking and get close to the wild horses.

Day 5.  Head Out to Steppe Riders Base Camp.

We will enjoy riding in beautiful valley and mountains. Late in the evening, we will drive you back to Ulaanbaatar or to Stepperider’s camp. Say bye to your amazing horses and crew.
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Set departure tour, Dates & Tour Price:

2017 Departures:
All Summer – contact us to book your dates

Confirmed dates:
2017
September 1 – 5
September 4 – 8

2018
May 8 – 12

Covering distance: 180km

Tour grade: Easy – Moderate

Tour Price (summer):

3 – 5 pax: 550 USD per person
2 pax: 650 USD per person

With extension horse riding in Bogd Khan Uul National Park (+ 2 days)

3 – 5 pax: 800 USD
2 pax: 850 USD

Price Includes
English speaking tour guide
Horse fees & horse keeper
All meals
Accommodation (tents)
Bottled water
Entrance fees for national parks
Transport.