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Thunkel Trek

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Thunkel Trek

11 days/10 nights
August 14th – August 24nd 2018

35 – 45km horseback riding a day, 5 to 7 hours on horse

Trek suited for good and advanced riders, no accompanying vehicle. Transportation of equipment and goods on packhorse only.

Trip schedule:

Day 1: Transfer from Ulaanbaatar to home camp and beginning of horse trek tour

Departure from Ulaanbaatar to home camp in the morning, located 2 hours east of the city. Meeting the crew, befriending and packing the horses , followed by a lunch at home camp finishes the preparation, so that we are able to begin our trip. From now on, overnight stays will be primarily in tents.

 Day 2 – Day 5: En route to Tunkhel

We pass through taiga forests, cross rivers, ride through the steppe and along the tracks of the Trans-Siberian railway for a while. After 150km on horse, we reach Tunkhel where we rest in a simple, but cosy wood hut (no running water but electricity).

Day 6: Tunkhel hut

Take a day to relax. Whoever is keen can explore the surrounding area by joining a 4 to 5 hour long ridge walk in the transitioning terrain between mountain steppe and Taiga forest.

Day 7 – Day 11: Horseback riding

Well rested, we resume our journey on horseback and follow a different route back to home camp that awaits us 150km away. By now, you will be comfortably familiar with your horse so that you can absorb sensations and views even better. On the day of arrival at home camp, we well say farewell to the crew and the horses. After a meal, you will return to Ulaanbaatar where you check in at a hotel of choice.

Day 12: Resumption to individual travel plans

Price per person: 1980.- USD
Number of Participants: 3-8 people (trips starting from 1 participant at a premium)

We highly recommend arranging an annulation or travel cancellation insurance.

Scope of services:
– 11 days of horseback riding with a Mongolian crew
– 2 overnight stays at Tunkhel Lodge
– 3 meals a day
– potable water
– an accompanying crew
– international trip companion

Not included services:
– tips
– personal expenses
– insurance
– visa

Please note: This schedule is subject to change at any time.

Weather conditions in Mongolia are often unpredictable. Flexibility and endurance are thus essential for a horseback riding.

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