Mongolia Horseback Riding Tours with Stone Horse Expeditions & Travel

Stone Horse Expeditions  in Darkhid valley, about 1 hr drive from Ulaanbaatar / All Regions
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30+ years wilderness guiding experience - Pack Trips into Mongolia's largest roadless area - Trail Rides in picturesque landscapes - Small Groups

Asia/South-Pacific > Mongolia > All Regions > Darkhid valley, about 1 hr drive from Ulaanbaatar

Our Khentii Mountain rides all start from our staging area in the Darkhid Valley, where there is a guest cabin and herder family ger stay. The valley is used for traditional semi-nomadic lifestock husbandry, and it is right on the edge of the largest roadless area in Mongolia, the combined Gorki-Terelj National Park and the Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area. From here, the home valley of our horse herd, it’s not uncommon to see marmot, roe deer, golden eagles, wolves, red deer, and fox. A few hours ride brinsg you into bear country. The area is located in scenic forest-steppe landscape, where you can y also stay with a local herder family in their guest ger and experience real herder life.
Help milk cows, herd sheep and goats and take a short horse ride with the herder as he looks after their livestock. The forests and surrounding hills are great for walking and afford wonderful views of the area. Prior to pack trips, we have a day ride in the Darjhid area for familirization.
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Additional information about the area

Excursions: Inquire about tailor made sight seeing that we can arrange to cultural and historic sites and other areas of natural history interest.
Traveling by plane:
There are regular weekly/bi-weekly flights to Ulaanbaatar's Chingis Khan Airport from Berlin/Moscow, Incheon (Seoul), Osaka and Beijing by MIAT (Mongolian Airlines), Korean Air and Air China all are very good services. Flights for the summer months fill fast, therefore book early.
Pick-up at Chingis Khan Airport.
Traveling by train:
Ulaanbaatar is a stop-over of the Trans Siberian Railway, and train rides, particularly from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar, in comfortable overnight coaches, have become popular.
Arrive from Irkutsk/Moscow/Berlin, or Beijing.
Pick-up at Ulaanbaatar Train Station

nearby /
on the property

Hiking, Wildlife Viewing, Birding

Not more
than a 90 min.
drive away

Restaurants, National Historic Sites, Theater, Galleries / Museum, Cinema, Shopping, Fitness Center , Lake/river for swimming, Fishing, Golf course
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Information about the riding facility / horse farm/ranch


Holiday Company, Working Ranch
from: 1. June
to: 31. October
Guest Capacity:
Minimum age for guests:
age 12 & up

General description:

30+ years wilderness guiding experience - Pack Trips into Mongolia's largest roadless area - Trail Rides in picturesque landscapes - Small Groups

Amenities/equipment of the riding facility

    More details of the property

    All rides start in the Darkhid Valley, home of traditional Mongolian herding families, about 1 hr drive from the capital city Ulaan Baatar. Accomodation here in traditional Ger or Log Cabin.
    What we have to offer
    • Horses for guests available
    • Short Term stays (2-5 days)
    • Weekend stays
    • Weekly
    • Long Term stays
    • Family Trips
    • Group activities

      Additional Animals on the property

      18 + Horses for riding and packing.
      The pastures are grazed also by herds of cattle, yak, sheep and goats. Family dogs.

      Other offers and explanations

      Pre-trip and upon return from pack trips, accomodation in modern Hotel in traditional Mongolian design, about 30 min. drive from trail head. During pack trips, tent (double, single on request) camping
      Horses available in our riding program
      Number of Horses:
      in all >10 Horses are available.
      Kind of Horses:
      For Beginners, For Advanced Riders
      Riding (trained for / saddle):
      Western, For guided Trail Rides
      More information of the Horses for rent (Breed - Training etc.)
      Our horses are Mongolian horses, free roaming year-round. Growing up natural, they are usually easy-going. We spent lots of time with our horses preparing them for riders of all levels.
      Riding program
      • with horses for rent
      • Guided Trail Rides
      • All-day Rides
      • Pack Trips / Horse Trekking
      • Weekend Rides
      • Short Week 3-5 days
      • 5-8 days
      • 9-14 days
      • 15 days & up
      • Horse Trekking with different Stations
      Minimum age for Trail Rides:
      age 10 & up
      Riding experience:
      No restriction
      Demand on rider:
      average demands
      Big/Heavy Riders:
      max. 90 kg - 200 lbs
      Notes and supplements for the Trail Rides / Riding Program
      Day Rides in spring and autumn. 7- Day Pack Trips in Gorkhi Terelj National Park. 14 - Day Pack Trips into Khan Khentii Special Protected Area - this wilderness trip is for the more adventurous.

      Guest lodgings

      before/after trip: traditional ger w. en suite, Resort Hotel; herder's ger; tent

      1 Cabin :
      no details
      6 Tents, Tepees, Hay Stores etc. :
      no details

      Rates and contact

      Rates of the Horses for rent

      Rates for renting a Horse:
      Included in the Rates of the accommodation.
      Notes to the rental costs:
      Day Rides: 130 USD/day (includes transport, meals, equipment)
      10 Day Trip (7 days riding): 2,150.00 USD
      18 Day Trip (14 days riding): 3,780.00 USD.
      Inquire for Group Discounts
      Stone Horse Expeditions and Travel
      First name:
      Last name:
      + 976 9592 1167
      Phone 2:
      + 976 9592 11 67
      + 976 11- 329 259

      You can contact us with the following languages:
      German, English

      E-Mail address: Inquiry

      Company: Stone Horse Expeditions and Travel
      Zip/Postal Code: 210646
      Street: Jamyangun Stre,et Viva Bldg. , Room 104. PO Box 46-107
      Country: Mongolia -- All Regions -- Darkhid valley, about 1 hr drive from Ulaanbaatar
      Phone: + 976 9592 1167
      Phone 2: + 976 9592 11 67