Stone Horse Expeditions & Travel provides horse riding vacations in the cultural and wilderness landscapes of Mongolia’s Gorkhi-Terelj National Park and the Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area (Wilderness). These two protected areas combine make up the largest roadless area in the country, where one can experience the nomadic herding and horse culture of Mongolia along with outstanding mountain steppe wilderness.
The Khentii Mountains was the home ground of the young Chingis Khan, where he honed his skills as a horseman and warrior. The ancient trails and tracks, mountain passes and river crossings that Stone Horse Mongolia Horse Riding Expeditions & Travel uses are the very same Chingis and his armies rode upon as they built a nation.
Stone Horse Expeditions' Mongolian horses are the same sturdy breed used for centuries in Asia. They are slightly smaller than horses found in North America and Europe, but very tough for mountain travel. Although Mongolian saddles are interesting and quite beautiful, Stone Horse uses custom Western saddles that are comfortable for both horse and rider. Tented camps and ger (yurt) sites for each nights' accommodations are chosen for their wilderness beauty and solitude to give guests a special experience on their horse riding holiday.
Stone Horse Expeditions has spent the past 15 years riding through this great area, exploring, meeting with nomadic herders, making local friends and developing Mongolia horse rides to make them interesting and enjoyable. Sharing this with guests, giving insight into the nomadic world and horse culture of Mongolia, brings the guides at Stone Horse a special pleasure. The hosts and owners of Stone Horse Expeditions & Travel, lead the trips and oversee the packing, camp and cooking. The team on the expeditions is complimented by Mongolian staff, who are happy to share the culture and history of their country with travelers. They are young horsemen and women who grew up on horseback in the Mongolian countryside.
End of Season Specials and other 2015 discounts
Book before Dec 31, 2014 and new guests get 5% off on 2015 trips
Over the next two months Stone Horse Expeditions will be offering a 5% discount to new guests who purchase a 2015 horseback riding trip before December 31st, 2014. Contact Stone Horse via email, phone at +976 9592 1167 or SKYPE: fishandnotch for details.
Return Guests- 10% off
Anyone returning to take part in another horseback riding expedition with us gets an automatic 10% discount off the current price. No time limit on that, so think about it. If you liked the horse riding in Mongolia, come join us again, we’d love to have you back. And tell your friends about us.
Referrals from former Stone Horse guests- 5% off
This is for anyone who contacts us to join a horseback riding trip and was referred to us by a former Stone Horse guest. Let us know who told you about us and when they came with us and we’ll give you an automatic 5% discount off the price of a trip. So, if you’ve heard about Stone Horse and the trips we do, don’t hesitate, join us in 2015.
Check out the 2015 Expedition Schedule for Gorkhi-Terelj National Park and Khentii Mountains Expeditions. Stone Horse has eight different trips lined up beginning in mid June and running through mid October, from the wildflowers of summer to the brilliant colors of autumn.
Guests stay in spacious tents with comfortable air mats and sleeping bags while on the trail during these Mongolia riding holidays. The camps are chosen for their outstanding beauty and solitude to give guests a real sense of wilderness. On special days, visit and stay in a traditional Ger (yurt) camp as you travel on horseback through the park. The first and last nights of each trip are in hotel accommodations.
Food is sourced locally and flavored internationally and wine is a feature of pre-dinner offerings on the trail. Your hosts like to ensure that meals are tasty and nourishing for the days of riding ahead.
Breakfasts include mueslis, breads, yogurt, eggs, pancakes, tea and coffee; picnic lunches at scenic sites include bread, cheese, sausage and spreads, fruits, snacks, hot and cold drinks; upon arrival it the campsite, tea and biscuits are offered and soon, to be followed by wine and snacks; dinners consist of soups and salad and entrees such as steak, pasta, curries, chili, and goulash.
Vegetarian and Vegan preferences can be accommodated with prior notice. Stone Horse Expeditions' Mongolian team members mostly prefer their traditional local food, and a hearty meat and noodle soup is usually prepared in the camp kitchen as well. A grill and Dutch Oven are carried along during these riding holidays, so fresh bread can be baked in camp! In the cooler season, meals are served in heated wall tents. Otherwise, the dining table is outside – with scenic views and the horses “dining” on wildflowers nearby.
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park and the Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area–– with both their cultural and wilderness landscapes. In Ulaanbaatar Capital City: Natural History and Cultural Museums, traditional music and dance concerts, cashmere clothing shops, traditional Mongolian and International Restaurants, Buddhist temples and monasteries, and the colorful 3-day Naadaam festival with traditional horse racing, wrestling and archery (mid-July).