Discovering Mongolia On Horseback

Mongolia holidays have a lot to offer, and horse riding activities top the list. Trips to Mongolia are a cultural experience made even better on the back of the strong, yet petite Mongolian horses. Amidst the various festivals, interactions with locals, and pristine nature, you can't go wrong choosing Mongolia as your holiday destination.

 

In this calm corner of the world, you're able to go on amazing tours on horseback alone with a guide or in small groups. During these tours you'll interact with nature, exposed to the scenic beauty of the Altai Mountains, the central Zavkhan and Arkhangai regions, Lake Khovsgol and the hills of Khentii, and so on. If you have a penchant for unspoilt, real, and calming nature, Mongolia horseback riding tours are the thing for you.

 

 

Mongolia is one of the countries that have let nature take its course without the disconcertion and the continual attempts to improve it like other countries have. On your adventures and treks, you will inevitably get to experience the beauty and the appeal of nature in its utmost glory. As you take in the views of the mountains and valleys, you get an intrinsic feeling that only the presence of nature brings.

 

If traveling in the summer, there is the Naadam Festival and the Nomads' Day cultural festival to consider and look forward towhen planning your visit to Mongolia. In the winter, experience the eagle hunting festival at Chingisiin Khuree Tourist Camp where you can arrive in style-on a horse. You might want to try your hand at holding a golden eagle.

 

Map of Mongolia

 

When it comes to nature`s touch, there is nothing that is quite as serenely beautiful as viewing the crystal clear waters of Lake Khovsgol mounted on a horse. As the waters find their course and make different waves giving you a glimpse of the smooth bedrock underneath, nature just seems to calm you in a way that nothing else can. When you are done with the perfection of the lake, a trip in the vast Gobi Desert by 4x4 and by camel will do you just fine. As you ride through the sand dunes, the rocks, and the gravel, you get to clearly see the paradox that nature offers. This strikes you quite clearly when you compare the landscape with that of the mountains. You can also make a clear comparison of the thriving life in the mountains and the traces in the desert. All these however, come together to offer a peaceful haven and a renewed drive to life. Apart from the herds of Bactrian camels and flocks of cashmere goats, there are also other species of animals that you will find in the desert, including Ibex and White-Tailed gazelles. With nature and the landscape, the more you see, the more you will want to see. On horseback, life in Mongolia never passes you by even for even a tiny second. Horse riding should always be at the top of your priority list when you next visit Mongolia.

 

Author: Olly Reston, Director and Co-Owner at Goyo Travel. Goyo Travel is a specialist tour operator based in Bicester, Oxfordshire and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.