Twenty Two Things to Do while Horse Riding in Mongolia
Horse Treks in Mongolia offer a Multitude of Experiences
Twenty two things to do while horse riding in Mongolia – that’s what I came up with when reflecting on our expeditions of the last seasons, and what our horse trekking groups had been up to and come across on their riding adventures.
A horseback trek in Mongolia offers great experiences – exploring the great wilderness and cultural landscapes of Mongolia, of riding horses of amazing stamina and endearing character, and immersing yourself with a culture you wanted to learn about first hand. The twenty two things to do while horse riding in Mongolia may not all happen on one horse trek, but many of them are a feature of each riding expedition in the great parks we travel in.
While the spectacular landscapes, incredible trail horses are the primary experiences of your horseback adventure in Mongolia, there is quite a spectrum of other experiences you can make during a horse riding expeditions – learning new skills, pursuing your interests and of course just relaxing and enjoying the ride and company.
Sorting through this season’s images and video taken on our horseback expeditions in Mongolia’s Gorkhi Terelj National Park and the Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area, I selected images on the twenty two things to do while horse riding in Mongolia with Stone Horse Expeditions. Enjoy the slide show and see what experiences would be the most important ones for you.
Our Horseback Expeditions in Mongolia – Exploring Pastoral and Wilderness Landscapes
Our Mongolia horse treks are in two distinct landscapes, Gorkhi Terelj National Park and the Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area.
On the horseback tours in Gorkhi Terelj National Park we explore the pastoral landscapes belonging to the forest steppe region. Beautiful wide open valleys of the Terelj and Tuul rivers with real park like areas in the naturally preserved floodplains; undulating grasslands of the foothills of the Khentii mountains, their northern slopes covered in larch forest that glow in golden hues in autumn; the high ridges of granite formations that adorn the tops of the hills and make up the characteristic scenery of Gorkhi Terelj National Park.
On the horseback expeditions into the Khentii mountains we ride through Gorkhi Terelj National Park to enter the remote wilderness of the Khan Khentii, Mongolia’s most revered protected area due to the sacred sites of deep spiritual significance connected to the life of Chinggis Khan. The Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area represents the largest road less area in Asia, with dense taiga forest, alpine passes and the signature “saridags”, barren high plains above the tree line that make up the tops of the many Khentii ranges.
Gorkhi Terelj National Park Expeditions – 10 Days – Five trips per season
Gorkhi Terelj National Park 10 Days, July 1-10, with Naadam Festival
Gorkhi Terelj National Park Autumn Trek – 8 Days – Twice per season only
Khentii Mountains Expedition – 14 Days – Once per season only
Khentii Wilderness Conservation Adventure – 14 Days – Once per season only