Orkhon Valley - Mongolia

Camping Trail

5 star rating   1 August 2019

Steve D who has been on 17 In The Saddle rides. great riding, great food, great to experience life on the steppe | Excellent

The Riding

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The Accommodation

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The cook prepared varied meals, wonderful for a camping trip.

Before Your Holiday

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We were well matched with horses. The driver, horsemen, and cook were a delight. The translator gave good interpretations. The food was fantastic. The riding was fun. Experiencing living with herds was wonderful – watching people milk mares and herd horses, yaks and cows; seeing the goats come in on their own at night for protection from wolves and leave in the morning when they’re hungry. One night after rain, we stayed with a family in an adhoc fashion and that was really special. There were many small enchantments – watching an eagle swoop down to catch a squirrel or chipmunk, riding in hail just after we’d transferred to rain gear, a huge double rainbow up at the lakes, the night sky, the sounds at night of thundering hooves, baahing sheep, snoring yaks. I just loved the Buddhist monastaries – Erdene Zuu reminded me of Bodhnath in Nepal; the one on the hilltop was beautiful; the last one in the scrublands had the great smell of incense and the steppe. The smell of the steppe – sagey and minty – is a great memory