Horseback Travel & Equestrian Tradition

MONGOLIA Why Go There?

The experience of a riding holiday in Mongolia will stay with you for life! The vastness of the rolling steppes, dense forests, crystal clear rivers and peaks are legendary. The nomadic Mongolian people offer hospitality which, despite their stoic temperament forged by harsh living conditions, is delightfully warm and welcoming and the Mongolian horses are fast and strong despite their small stature. Whether you choose horseback trails through the Gobi desert, across the vast steppes of Kentii, or a visit to meet the reindeer herders in the far north, a riding holiday in Mongolia will leave you uplifted and in awe.


  • Mongolian horse
    mongolia and horse
  • Rider in Mongolia choosing horses for your ride!
    horseback in Mongolia
  • Steppes in Mongolia
    Mongolia and riders
  • Ride the courageous horses of Mongolia
    Horseback trail ride in Mongolia
  • Cantering at the side of Lake Khuvsgul
    Cantering in the mongolian steppe
  • Equestrian guide in Mongolia
    horseback in Mongolia
  • Young riders in Naadam
    Mongolia and Naadam
  • Reindeer riding with Tsaatans people
    A trail ride near Lake Khuvsgul  Mongolia with Tsaatans people
  • Ride authentic Mongolian horses across Mongolia
    Mongolian horse in Mongolia
  • Immerse yourself in the lives of nomads
    Yurt camp and horseback trail in Mongolia
  • Rider and horses in Mongolia
    horseback in Mongolia

Entry formalities

To travel to Mongolia, a passport valid for at least six months is required by all nationals of Australia, Canada, USA, UK and other EU countries.


To visit Mongolia, you will need to organise a visa. A Mongolian visit visa is usually valid for a stay of up to 30 days within six months from the date of issue. You can find more information by following the link below.

Nationals of the USA do not require a visa if entering Mongolia as a tourist for stays of up to 90 days.

When travelling to Russia or China from Mongolia, the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office advises you to get visas before travelling - seek advice from the Chinese and Russian Embassies in London BEFORE travelling. There have been issues with getting Russian visas in Ulaanbaatar.

Types and cost:
Single-entry transit visa: £35; double-entry transit visa: £55; single-entry tourist/business visa: £40;
double-entry visa: £55;
multiple-entry visa: £70.

Single-entry visa: 30 days within three months of issue;
double-entry visa: 30 days within three months of issue;
multiple-entry visa: six or 12 months.

Online visa:
As of 1 May 2019, companies and individuals who are inviting foreign citizens to Mongolia can request entry permissions online for visa on arrival. This is for single or multiple entry visas for tourism (J) and business visit (B) categories only.
You should remember that at the entry point, the immigration authority might interview you and they can refuse your entry to Mongolia. It is important for the inviting individual or company to provide full and true information about the person.

More information:

Addresses of consulates

  • Agence de l'immigration, de la naturalisation et des etrangers
    Buyant Ukhaa
    Khan Uul District
    Tél. : +1900-18-82 / +976-7
    Fax :
  • Ambassade de France en Mongolie
    3, avenue de la Paix
    quartier 1 - district de Chingeltei PO Box 687
    Oulan Bator
    Tél. : +976 (11) 32 45 19
    Fax :
  • Ambassade de Mongolie en France
    5, avenue Robert-Schuman
    92100 Boulogne-Billancourt
    Tél. :
    Fax : 01 46 05 30 16
  • Ambassade de Mongolie en Belgique
    Avenue Besme 18
    1190 Bruxelles
    Tél. : +32 (0) 2 344 69 74
    Fax : +32 (0) 2 344 32 15


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Horse Culture in Mongolia

Horses play a large role in the daily life of the Mongols. As Elizabeth Kendall, a traveller, once said "A Mongol without a horse is like a bird without wings". Mongolia is home to more than 3 million horses -  in fact, the equine population is larger than the country's human population. The horses there live outdoors all year round, even during the freezing -40 °C winters and will fend off for their own food. The Mongols are very dependent on them to serve as riding animals for the daily works their nomad lifestyle entails.

In the 13th century, Mongol horses were  key  in conquering territories and helped consecrate the famous Mongol Empire under the lead of the famous warrior Genghis Khan. After their incredible success, it is no mystery why horses are held in such high regards within the culture. A nomad with many horses is considered wealthy, and usually it is only the men that do the herding, racing and tacking, even though women also have an extensive horsemanship knowledge.

Early bird discounts
Get 3% off all trips booked before 31/12/2019 for a departure in 2020.
Terms and conditions:
  • This 3% early bird discount applies to the cost of the trip, and excludes transfers & supplements, international or domestic flights, and any additional services.
  • This offer cannot be combined with any other current discount.