Horseback Journeys

Here you find our selection of horse trekking tours in Mongolia. They are true rides in the style of caravans and expeditions.

Nomadic Journeys offer horseback journeys as an integral part of our lifestyle. Even on treks and our ordinary trips, it is at most times possible to cater for individual requirements to go horse riding. The best for keen horse riders is to join a small horse riding group in the Terelj National Park, 100 km from Ulaanbaatar and in the steppe areas south thereof. Both are rather wild areas, with the cultural aspect more pronounced in the steppes, and extraordinary mountain taiga landscapes more pronounced in the Terelj and Khan Khentii. We depend totally in moving our equipment by yak carts, and we have no vehicle support during such trips. Since the carts will be slower than the riders, we will ride in circles, meeting up with the luggage and the carts to the campsites agreed ahead of us. It also provides slow riders the option to join the carts. They travel no more than 25 km in one day.

If you join any of our other journeys, and still want to ride, this is also perfectly possible. You should then order your personal horses at the time of booking if you are an experienced rider. Horses may be pre-booked out of Jalman Meadows Ger Camp as whenever we are on a trek.

We will provide you Russian saddles, which are more convenient for “western bottoms” than the Mongolian equivalent. The latter are made of birch wood! We recommend that you bring your own hard hat. Riding boots or short chaps are essential. We provide a saddle bag if needed.

To participate in extended rides it is required to be a competent rider, at ease at all paces, capable of riding confidently over varying terrain for several hours every day. It is not essential to be a skilled horseman; both good riders and less experienced riders will find horses suited to their abilities and character.

Mongolia is probably the most equestrian nation in the world. Not only is the Mongol heritage and lifestyle intimately connected with the horse. Mongolia is an exceptionally inviting place for keen horse riders. The absence of fences and the vast expanses of the steppes and forests are ideal.

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