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Horse trekking along Lake Khovsgol

Day 1: Arrive in Ulaanbaatar (UB), Pick up from the airport (or railway station). After lunch, sightseeing in UB: Russian Friendship monument and Sukhbaatar Square, overnight in standard hotel. 

Day 2: Flight to Murun, capital of Khovsgol province. From the airport we drive the 4 hours to Hatgal, the gateway to Khovsgol National Park at the southern end of the lake with the same name. There, we sleep in gers (Mongolian felt tents) in a basic but comfortable guest house.

Day 3: We meet our horses and wranglers, adjust saddles and tack and embark on a short shakedown ride in the hills behind the guesthouse. After lunch we leave town, crossing the Egin Gol (river) over the old wooden bridge. Our camp will be close to the lake shore.

Day 4: We ride around 40 km along the lake shore.

Day 5: We leave the shore and head inland towards the old Russian Hotspring Resort at Bulnai. Expect nothing fancy but the pools will offer a welcome hot soak. We camp beside the resort.

Day 6: We take it easy in the morning and relax in the hot pools. In the afternoon we continue our ride South.

Day 7: We ride 30 km towards the small town of Chandman Undur.

Day 8: After we pass through Chandman Undur we continue to the monument for Chingghis Khan’s mother and again camp out in the open steppes.

Day 9: Our directions turns back west and we follow the broad valley of the Arigin River.

Day 10: After we cross over the watershed we cross back over the Egin Gol and arrive back in Hatgal. We stay again in a local hostel – HOT showers.

Day 11:Free day in Hatgal. use the time to explore the small town. With some luck the small museam might be open, or walk to the top of a hill overlooking the port with the Mongolian fleet. Overnight in the same guest house.

Day 12: Hike for a few hours along the lake shore towards Jankai. In the afternoon, we drive further up the lake to a comfortable ger camp at Jankai.

Day 13: Free morning in Jankai. After lunch we drive back to Murun for our afternoon/evening flight back to UB (the schedule on this day depends on final confirmation of the flight times). Overnight in a standard hotel.

Day 14: Airport transfer to your flight home.

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