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Darhat Valley on Horseback

Listed under Horse Riding in Mongolia.

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  • Photo of Darhat Valley on Horseback
  • Photo of Darhat Valley on Horseback
  • Photo of Darhat Valley on Horseback
  • Photo of Darhat Valley on Horseback
  • Photo of Darhat Valley on Horseback
  • Photo of Darhat Valley on Horseback
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Horse riding is still a major form of transport in this remote region of Mongolia. Nomadic tribes still cross this land on horseback and lead lifestyles that haven’t altered much in the last thousand years. Although you can do a trip like this on your own, it’s difficult to organise and most outfitters will arrange for you to stay with local families, try traditional dishes and visit still little known temples.

The scenery is wild, wide and sprawling, grassland poked with wildflowers spreading up into the snow topped mountains - perfect for long distance views, then pockets of dense forests - cool, clear and genuinely unspoilt by people.

This kind of trip is becoming easier to do, with operators beginning to venture into Mongolia in larger numbers. A two week trip in the Darhat Valley timed with the Naadam Festivities is offered by several guide services, and would be my suggestion for people who don’t mind the idea of other tourists around - a cultural as well as scenic adventure. Naadam is held in July.

Written by  Hollie Jones.

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