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!
The team at Zavkhan Trekking have just completed a fantastic 2013 season in Mongolia, and are currently preparing for the 2014 season, our 10th year of exploring the remotest corners of this vast country. 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 Pamir Mountains. Please contact us to talk about your ultimate riding or hiking adventure.
Small-group horse riding and hiking adventures in Mongolia
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.
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.