Rider and pack horses in Yukon, Canada
Pack Trip

Expeditions and Pack Trips

Pack trips are real horseback adventures and journeys. Long trail rides where your belongings are often transported by pack animals such as horses, yaks or camels, enable you to reach isolated areas, forgotten high valleys and meet local people and learn about their traditions. These rides often involve camping as you venture off the beaten track and will have to pack light. You might be expected to help with the horses or to help around camp as well, so these adventurous riding holidays are for riders with a sense of adventure. Having pack animals with you means that these horseback trails are not fast and so it is often possible for novice riders to also enjoy the sense of freedom these trail rides offer.

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From the horse’s mouth

  • The Kham Riders (Shamalong Festival)
    July 2020 Mark aged 45
    We had a great holiday thanks. Everything was wonderful – the horses, the horsemen, the food and especially Tashi (guide / translator) who was excellent. The stay at the Ecolodge was also lovely. Angela and her team do a great job.The weather on day one wasn't great but we quickly forgot about that and the weather... Read all
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  • Languedoc Roussillon - The Three Countries
    September 2019 Jane
    An exhilarating trail ride through stunning mountain scenery on strong, sensible and well-kept horses who really know their job. Lots of walking and leading on descents. Be prepared for sudden changes in the weather ( we went from 24 degrees sun to 2 degrees and snow - and back again). Mine was Cazar. Kind, patient,... Read all
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  • The Kham Riders (Tagong Festival)
    July 2019 ADELE aged 36
    This trip was my first on horseback, and I think I might be hooked! This trip went far and above all my expectations. From the support I received initially in getting my visas, to the local folks running the trip and the incredible guides I could not have had a better experience. The landscape itself was stunning, and... Read all
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  • The Kham Riders (Tagong Festival)
    July 2019 Elke Hilda H. aged 46
    The Kham Riders was un unforgettable experience: being immersed in the Tibetan culture of the Kham region with its warmhearted people, its gorgeous landscapes and brilliant horses.The local team is superb: perfect combination of an American guide, Angela, who accompanied us during the non-riding days -who is very... Read all
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  • Riding the Gobi Desert
    July 2018 Marcos aged 46
    The trip exceeded all expectations.The riding was second to none, the food was unbelievable and Mongolian people are some of the most gracious I have come across in all my travels. Journey of a lifetime. Mongolians do not name their horses (as they eat them..) but it was a tough swiss army knife of horses that could... Read all
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    Expedition trail ride in Yukon in Canada