19.08.2024 - 06.09.2024
Zavkhan Desert Trek
Unique Magical Trek through Zavkhan Province in Western Mongolia
We start with our horses from Khyrgasnuur Lake, a huge salt lake, in the Uvs Province in the northwest of Mongolia, riding through endless wide stone desert followed by sand dunes, rocky mountains up to the green wide open steppe and forested hilly landscape to Ikh Uul in the Zavkhan Province.
From Ikh Uul we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar in 4 days and 3 nights to visit sights like Kharkhorin and Khusati National Park with its Przewalski horses.
Day 1: Flight from Ulaanbaatar to Ulaango
Flight duration with a direct flight approx. 3 hours (changes of the flight dates possible) Onward journey with our transport cars to the Khyrgasnuur lake approx. 200km to our camp and horses
Day 2 – 5
Riding through the endless expanse of the stone desert, along rivers with incredible landscapes
Riding in the Mukhart river valley like in a fairy tale
Desert and rock landscape at 1900 m.a.s.l. to Ulaagchny Lake
Day 8 – 10
Riding between grass landscapes and sand dunes towards Yaruu Sum
Day 11 – 15
The last 4 days alternating between green forested valleys and endless expanses to Ikh Uul Sum.
Return journey by car via Tariat, visiting the volcano and spending the night in Tariat in Arkhangai province.
Visit to the hot springs. In the afternoon continue to Kharkhorin, the former capital of Mongolia, with a visit to the monastery and museum.
Camel riding in the sand dunes further to the famous Hustai National Park
Sightseeing of the National Park and its famous Przewalski horses and return to Ulaanbaatar.
(These last driving days can also be shortened if it does not fit with the return flight dates)
With your booking you support underprivileged children in Mongolia. 20% of the proceeds from your booked horseback riding tour will benefit the Misheel Kids Foundation. Learn more: Misheel Kids Foundation
We highly recommend arranging an annulation or travel cancellation insurance.
Scope of services:
– Domestic flight from Ulaanbaatar to Uvs
– 15 days riding with Mongolian crew and translator
– 3 meals per day, 2 snacks per day, drinks; alcoholic drinks not included
– 4 days car ride, meals and all entrance tickets for the sightseeing objects as well as camel riding
– 2 -3 nights accommodation in ger camp
– Personal expenses
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.