The Mongol horse (Mongolian Адуу, aduu: “horse” or mori; or as a herd, ado, or in Northern Khalka, tabun) is the native horsebreed of Mongolia. The breed is purported to be largely unchanged since the time of Genghis Khan. Nomads living in the traditional Mongol fashion still hold more than 3 million animals, which outnumber the country’s human population. Despite their small size, they are horses, not ponies.
In Mongolia, the horses live outdoors all year, dealing with temperatures from 30 °C (86 °F) in summer down to −40 °C (−40 °F) in winter, and they graze and search for food on their own. The mare’s milk is processed into the national beverage airag. Some animals are slaughtered for meat. Other than that, they serve as riding and transport animals; they are used both for the daily work of the nomads and in horse racing.
Mongol horses were a key factor supporting the 13th-century conquests of the Mongol Empire.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Bayan-Ulgii Province, Mongolia|
|WEAR||Comfortable warm clothing, warm boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
|Destination||Sagsai Sum, Tolbo Lake|
Fly to Ulaan-Baatar, Capital of Mongolia.
- Arrive in Ulaan-Baatar at the Chingis Khaan International Airport.
- You will meet our guide and driver.
- Transfer to the hotel.
- Sightseeing with Mongolian’s largest Buddhist Monastery, listen to horns calling lamas to temple, rituals and observe the monks, after lunch visit Natural History museum.
Fly to Bayan Ulgii Province, Western Mongolia.
Fly to Ulgii, after have lunch in a restaurant, drive to Sagsai village, we will meet one of experienced eaglehunter’s family. He has been hunting for more than 20 years . Overnight near by the family in tent.
Drive to Sagsai sum
Load our luggage on camels and riding horses trough the dramatic valley Omnogol, overnight in tent in the valley
Ride to Tolbo Lake
Next day morning ride horses come to the shore of Tolbo Lake, Overnight in tent. remain there rest.
Drive back to Ulgii
Drive back to Ulgii ,Stay in hotel. Sightseeing.
Drive back to Ulaan-Baatar, stay in Dashinchilan village
Drive via Ikh -Tamir soum, and overnight in tent at the bank of the Khar Buh river in Dashinchilen village.