Explore the 90,000-hectare Khustain Nuruu National Park, set 60 miles southwest of Ulaanbaatar, is home to the World's only naturally surviving wild horse. The Przewalskii horse (or takhi in Mongolian) has been successfully reintroduced into the wild and has a light yellow coat and a short, stiff black mane. Each horse is approximately 250cm long, 146cm tall, and weighs on average 300kg.
Khustain Nuruu has good vegetation, springs, birch forest, and rocks which are suitable for many wild animals including 46 species of mammals and 172 species of birds. The best time of the day for game viewing in the early morning and early evening.
- Przewalski horses
- Hustai National Park
- Wild life nature
At a pre-arranged time you will be met by your driver and guide and drive to Khustai National Park. The drive will take about 2 hours until you reach your destination where the re-introduction of the wild Przewalski horses has taken place since 1992.
On arrival, you will have lunch at the camp. There is an interesting information center where you will be supplied with all the necessary facts and data. The afternoon will be spent at leisure hiking in the surrounding mountains with an evening visit to the wild horses while they come to drink in the evening. (B/L/D)
A full day of hiking along a prepared route accompanied by your guide. There will be plenty of wildlife to see, including vultures, deer, marmots, and of course the Przewalski horses. You will have lunch at Mount Khoshoot and descend into the North Bird Cherry Valley for dinner and overnight. You will be accommodated in charming wooden huts. (B/L/D)
This morning you will saddle up your horses and ride towards the ancient, so-called Turkic graves, which are the remains of an ancient tribe that existed in this area during the 6th-9th centuries. On the way, we will visit a nomadic herders' family and learn about their lifestyles. You will be accompanied by your guide and a horse wrangler to look after you. You will observe a piece of history while enjoying your packed lunch, before continuing to a beautiful island on the Tuul River where you will spend your last night in a tent. (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar. The drive will take two and a half hours. On arrival, you will be taken to your hotel. (B)
Prices & Inclusions
Accommodation: ger camp, wooden house, tented camp
Guiding and interpreting service
Full board meals
Transport: 4x4 vehicle or minivan
Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks
Museums and cultural performance
Optional activity cost
Excess baggage charges
Single room supplement
The extra cost for photography in museums
Tip for a tour guide, driver, etc
Map & Destinations
From start to finish this was an amazing trip. My favorite was the stay at the nomadic family near Hustai National Park. I feel that I got a very good impression of Mongolia and seen many of its beauty. Amara is an amazing driver/tour guide. She is amazing and very friendly. The second family we stayed at they were extremely accommodating and really included us in their daily activities which gave us a very good idea of what life in the Mongolian steppes is like. I feel very fortunate that I got the opportunity to see this magnificent country and amazing people. I wish I bought more gifts for the families. It would be good to tell the tourists in advance that it is nice to bring gifts from your home country. We only bring sweets. I recommend this trip to my friends. Sabine van Riel and Stephanie Kara Thanasi from Netherlands. 10 July, 2018