• Horse trek to Gunjiin soum

Adventure horse trek in Mongolia’s pristine nature

Join us for an adventure horse trek to Gunjiin soum. This remote village is far difficult to access with a vehicle and we will be traveling in total autonomy on horseback with pack-horses to carry the equipment.

Gunjiin soum hosts the Princess Temple which is dedicated to a Mongolian nobleman, Dondovdorj, Chinese wife. She is know as the Peaceful Princess who loved her adopted country and people.

Your trek will start at the end of the paved road in Terelj National park crossing a large river and continue throughout beautiful landscape made of rivers, forests, steppe valleys and mountains with rich flora.

The further you will ride, the fewer nomadic families you will meet. This will be a wonderful immersion in Mongolia’s quiet nature. However don’t be surprise if you hear wolves during the night! 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.

Duration 6 days / 5 nights

Day 1. Turtle Rock and Start of the horse trek

Day 2. Galloping across steppe valleys

Day 3. Reach Gunjiin soum

Day 4. Visit Gunjiin soum and surroundings

Day 5. Ride back to Terelj National park

Day 6. Head back to Stepperiders

Day 1. Turtle Rock and Start of the horse trek
You will leave Stepperiders and head towards the starting point of your trek. On the way you will stop to see the famous Turtle Rock, one of Terelj National park’s must see.
Once your horses ready you will start by crossing a big river. What a good way to start the adventure! You will be riding through a valley with many nomadic families and livestock.
You will camp in a quiet and beautiful place.

Day 2. Galloping across steppe valleys
The more you will ride, the fewer nomadic families you will see. You will cross rivers, gallop in high grass and see beautiful herds of horses. You will camp next to the river where you can have a swim and then relax next to the camp fire.

Day 3. Reach Gunjiin soum
On day 3 you will reach Gunjiin soum. Before this you will have to cross more rivers which transform into swamps depending on the weather. This section is one of the most challenging of the trek. You will camp at Gunjin soum.

Day 4. Visit Gunj Temple
In the morning you will head to visit the ruins of the Gunji Temple. In the afternoon you will continue your horse trek.

Day 5. Ride back to Terelj National park
You will continue riding across pristine landscape riding toward Terelj National Park.

Day 6. Head back to Stepperiders
You will continue riding in the morning. Around lunchtime you and the horses will be picked up to go back to Stepperiders. You will spend the end of the afternoon at our camp relaxing on the deck of our big ger drinking tea and sharing all your trek memories.

Set departure tour, Dates & Tour Price:

2019 Departures:
June to October – contact us to book your dates

Confirmed dates:

no confirmed dates at the moment, please contact us to organise new dates

Tour grade: Difficult – for people comfortable around and on horses, and ready to camp with little comfort

Tour Price (summer):

4 – 6 pax: 780 USD per person
2 – 3 pax: 900 USD per person

Price Includes
Tour guide
Riding horses and pack-horses
Horsman for large groups
All meals
Camping equipment
Entrance fees for national parks
Transport