Adventures, not tours.
No hotels, no hot showers, no tourism, just fantastic riding and hiking, and fascinating culture in an untouched corner of the world!
Zavkhan Trekking is a Mongolian-New Zealand partnership, offering you the opportunity to get far off the beaten track and explore the country and its culture in the most authentic way possible - by horse or hiking. If you are an experienced rider, you will love the Mongolian horses and the unparalled riding country. If you are not a rider, but an adventurous traveller who wants to experience Mongolia by horse, or on foot, then you are also in the right place.
***Availability Update September 2017*** Ask us about late availability for our September departures, or our plans for 2018!
Top 5 reasons to experience Mongolia with Zavkhan Trekking:
- Small group travel - team up with adventurous travellers just like you (max group size ten people for our riding trips).
- Fantastic riding - to really experience Mongolia the best way is on horseback, and this is the world's ultimate horse riding destination! Don't worry if you're not a rider.
- Off the beaten track - come adventuring with us to remote areas where tourism is yet to reach.
- Unspoilt culture - our local team will immerse you in their fascinating nomadic lifestyle.
- Safety - when we say remote we mean really remote, so your safety and enjoyment while riding in Mongolia is our priority.
If the thought of riding off over the horizon on a horse doesn't fill you with joy, perhaps one of our ground-based hiking trips will be more to your liking.
If you've already experienced Mongolia with us then how about joining us on our trek in Afghanistan, to visit the nomadic peoples of the Wakhan Corridor.
Contact us now to talk about your ultimate riding or hiking adventure.
Celebrating 12 years in Mongolia, in 2017!
Zavkhan Trekking has spent the last 12 years building up our trekking routes and relationships with the local people (we don't like to rush things). We can now safely say we are leaders in arranging unforgettable horse riding and hiking adventures in Mongolia.
Small-group horse riding and hiking adventures in Mongolia
We trek in two of the least visited regions of Mongolia: Zavkhan, and the Altai Mountains. These are challenging areas to reach and to travel in, which is why there has been almost no tourism development. But if you are prepared to camp out under the stars, to cook over an open fire, and ride wherever the trail may take you, then let's go!
Our treks are not your typical organised group tour. We call our trip-style 'non-itinerised', which means that once we set off, we don't follow the same old routes, allowing us to make the most of whatever adventures Mongolia may send our way.
It's not just the great riding and hiking, but also the people and their fascinating culture that makes Mongolia special. We strongly believe that they should benefit from your visit, and we are working toward a long-term relationship with local nomadic families. In the Altai we are establishing a community garden project as a way of saying thanks for letting us visit. By keeping our groups small (max 10 people), we also hope to minimise our impact on the environment.