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Prjevalsky's horses observation

This tour is not available and is archived.
Easy - nothing more than normal walking while sight-seeing
Moderately Easy - 1-3 hours of physical activity daily
Moderate - 3-5 hours of physical activity daily
Challenging - 5-7 hours of challenging physical activity daily
Extreme - 7+ hours of challenging/extreme physical activity daily
Difficulty
Basic — most of nights in tents or rooms with shared WC, some nights in comfortable rooms.
Standard — most of nights in comfortable rooms, some nights in tents or rooms with shared WC.
Upgraded — all nights in comfortable rooms.
Comfort
Highlights
  • Prjevalsky's horses observation in their natural habitat
  • Exploration of the world of the steppe
  • Accommodation in yurt, mix of modern comfort and authenticity
Tour Overview

One of the national symbol of Mongolia is the Prjevalsky's horse, "Takh'" in Mongolian, a rare and endangered subspecies of wild horse, native to the steppe of Central Asia. It is considered to be the only remaining truly wild "horse" in the world and may be the closest living wild relative of the domesticated horse. It has been reintroduced in Khustaïn Nuruu National Parc in 1990.

This tour will give you an excellent opportunity to observe the Mongolian Wild Horse which has never been successfully  domesticated in its natural environment.  

You will discover one of the mysterious "stag stones", monoliths some high as 3 m whose style is similar from Eastern Mongolia to the Altai, from the Gobi to the Transbaikal. Artwork of former nomad empire, nobody knows why those stones were erected. They were certainly sacred and may represent the cosmology of people of the steppe.

During your stay you will be accommodate in a yurt camp, best way to experiment nomad life in european standard. 

On your last day, before driving back to Ulan-Bator, you will share a lunch with a family of traditionnal nomad herders.

Once you will be in the capital of Mongolia you will enjoy a traditionnal mongolian show with throat-singing and morin khuur.

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    After meeting in Ulan-Bator drive to Khustain Nuruu National Park. Move in. Lunch in yurt camp. Excursion to observe horses with our english-speaking guide and a local guide. Visit of the museum of the national park. Overnight in yurt camp 95 km (60 mi) .
  • Day 2
    After breakfast, excursion to the "stag stone" of the national park. Those very old and mysterious stones are decorated with rock art representing deers. It is said to have been some sacred place and nowadays locals still prefer that their herds graze far away from this kind of stone. Overnight in yurt camp.
  • Day 3
    Morning, visit of a nomad family. Traditional lunch served in its yurt. Drive back to Ulan-Bator. Traditional Mongolian Show and transfer to hotel. 95 km (60 mi)
        Detailed description
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        Price includes
        • English-speaking guide
        • Accommodation as per itinerary
        • Transport as per itinerary
        • Meals
        • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
        • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
        • Letter of invitation
        • Horse and equipment rental
        Price does not include
        • Personal expenses and tips
        • Visa fees and travel insurance
        • Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
        • Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
        • Optional activities
        For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
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