Reiten: in der Wiege der nomadischen Zivilisation

The Khangai Mountain range in Central Mongolia is drained by some of Mongolia’s mightiest Rivers. The Orkhon is the most famous of them. For tens of thousands of years the Orkhon and it’s tributaries gave water and shelter to the nomadic peoples and their animals. Until today their lifestyle has changed little and they still herd their sheep with horses and yaks, to protect them against the misfortune of the harsh weather and wolves.

Local horsemen will accompany you and take you to their homeland, teaching you about their secrets of survival. Our staff will set up the overnight camps, which will be both adequate and comfortable. There will be good food, prepared by a professional cook, a dining tent to shelter you from the sun and give you warmth at night, comfortable sleeping tents, a shower tent and a toilet tent. Vehicles will accompany the journey as an option for those who do not want to ride the entire distance.

Day 1 Lake Ugii

After breakfast at the hotel we will head out to the west of Ulaanbaatar. The scenery is wide-open steppe with rolling hills in the background. We will stop for lunch along the way. Overnight will be spent in tents next to the Lake Ugii.

Day 2 Riding – Khoshoo Tsaidam

Today we begin our linear ride. The camp will be moved each day with the aid of the vehicles. Today we will visit Khoshoo Tsaidam and see ruins from the time of the Turkic Empire.

Day 3 Ride towards Karakorum

Today we will ride towards Karakorum, setting up camp at a place called Five Trees, not far from Karakorum.

Day 4 Karakorum

Today we will ride on to Karakorum, the ancient capital of Mongolia from where Chinggis Khaan launched his cavalry. There is a small township here now. On arrival the first and most obvious landmark is the massive wall of Erdenezuu Monastery. The monastery was built in 1586 and is surrounded by a vast 400m x 400m wall. Not a single nail was used in the construction of the ornate temples, only a few of which remain standing after the communist purges. In previous times the grounds held over 60 temples with 10,000 monks using them for their daily worship. We will visit this monastery and then ride along the Orkhon River, where we will set up camp. (Total distance 40km).

Day 5 Nariin

We will continue riding until we reach Nariin today, on the way to Tovkhon Monastery. We will set up camp in the valley for the night.

Day 6 Tovkhon Monastery

Today we will visit the monastery, which is situated at the top of Mount Tuvshin, and where the first religious King of Mongolia - the Ondor Gegeen Zanabazar - worked and lived. We will continue riding along the river until we reach our overnight camping spot on the river’s shores.

Day 7 Orkhon Waterfall

Today we will continue to ride to the Orkhon Waterfall. The waterfall is situated in the Orkhon Valley. This valley is known as the cradle of Mongolian civilization as many of Mongolia’s ancient monuments lie within its borders. We will camp by the waterfall for the next two nights.

Day 8 Orkhon Waterfall

After many days in the saddle you might want to spend a day of leisure by the waterfall. If not, you can ride in this picturesque area. The area surrounding the waterfall is green and forested and you can spend the day walking in the area. This area of Mongolia is well known for producing the best ‘airag,’ or fermented mare's milk in the country. Many locals love to challenge you to singing games - the loser has to consume a whole bowl of ‘airag,’ so beware when visiting local families!

Day 9 ‘Piece of Sand’

Today we will drive until we reach a place called “Piece of Sand” - it is about a 5-hour drive from the waterfall. This stretch of sand is a long strip that originates in the Gobi and stretches all the way into the central aimags of Mongolia. On arrival we will make our camp in the foothills of the Mount Khogno Khan. This mountain is perfect for some afternoon hiking and there are some remains of an ancient monastery that should be explored.

Day 10 Return to Ulaanbaatar – evening cultural program & dinner

After breakfast we will make the six hour drive back to Ulaanbaatar mainly along paved roads. On arrival in the capital you will be taken to your hotel.

Reisecode und Reisetermin:
NRT-001, 16-25 May 2012
NRT-004, 4-13 June, 2012
NRT-007, 18-27 June 2012
NRT-010, 18-27 July, 2012
NRT-016, 31 Jul-9 Aug 2012
NRT-017, 15-24 Aug, 2012
NRT-019, 31 Aug-9 Sep 2012
NRT-022, 16-25 Sep 2012

Preis pro Person in einer Gruppe von 9 Personen:

Einzelzimmerzuschlag: USD50
Die Preise beinhalten folgendes:

2 Inlandsflüge, Transport innerhalb der Mongolei, Unterbringung in Zelten während der Reise, 3 Mahlzeiten pro Tag, einen deutsch- oder englischsprachigen Reiseführer, Transfers, Kamel- sowie Pferdereiten, Firmenpersonal inklusive der Fahrer, Pferde- und Kamelmänner, sowie das Personal in den Camps.

Im Preis nicht enthalten:

internationaler Transport, Reiseversicherung, Visas, Ausreisegebühr, alkoholische Getränke, persönliche Artikel. 

Der Klient ist während seines Aufenthaltes in der Mongolei selbst dafür verantwortlich, eine abgeschlossene Reise- und Krankenversicherung zu besitzen.

Bitte beachten Sie folgendes:

Auf Nachfrage kann eine Einzelunterbringung auf dem Land gegen einen Aufpreis ermöglicht werden. Falls eine Einzelunterbringung in den Gercamps nicht gegeben war, wird der Betrag anhand derer Übernachtungen berechnet und Ihnen zurück erstattet. Nomads ist nicht für Überbuchungen verantwortlich zu machen, solang die Firma anhand hinreichender Unterlagen beweisen kann, dass dies der Fehler einer anderen Firma war.

Sollten unberechenbare Umstände sowie Quarantäneverhängungen, Änderungen des hiesigen Flug- oder Zugplanes eine Änderung der Reise bedeuten, werden wir Ihren Reisevermittler kontaktieren und eine equivalente Route vorschlagen. Erneut, Nomads kann nicht die Verantwortung fuer die nationale Flug- oder die Eisenbahngesellschaft übernehmen.

Der Reisende ist selbst dafür verantwortlich, gültige Reisedokumente, sowie einen gültigen Reisepass, Visum und Passfotos, zu besitzen.

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