Our 7 day Dog Sledding Adventure tour is a great way to spend a winter vacation! Dog sledding in the beautiful Terelj National Park is an unforgettable experience where you will drive your own dogsled powered by a team of our friendly, handsome Huskies. These dogs live to pull. Our experienced mushers accompany you to provide complete training, help out as needed and point out signs of scenic interest. Enjoy the wild and vast scenery as you sled and horse ride through open steppe, forest and mountain staying overnight with remote nomadic families, sharing stories and jokes over a cup of hot milky tea.
- Drive your own team of eager huskies through the Mongolian taiga and steppe in the Terelj and Khan Khentii National Parks
- Experience the warm hospitality of nomadic families and learn about the unique Mongolian culture
- Feel the vastness of the steppe and marvel at the winter beauty
- Horse trek over mountain passes and through forested valleys
- Discover Mongolian traditional music, dance and culture in an exclusive Ulaanbaatar tour including live performance.
|START DATE||END DATE||PLACES AVAILABLE|
|12 DEC 2017||18 DEC 2017||6|
|7 JAN 2018||13 JAN 2018||6|
|28 JAN 2018||3 FEB 2018||6|
|25 FEB 2018||3 MAR 2018||6|
*Available as a private tour from December till mid-March
PROGRAM: Dog Sledding Adventure: Mongolia’s Frozen Heartland
Day 1 – Airport or train station pick up. Overnight in guesthouse in Ulaanbaatar. Upgrades available.
Day 2 – Drive to Terelj National park. Horse trek to meet your dogsled team and mushers to start your dog sledding expedition. The morning will allow you to get used to the sledge, on an easy path, till you are used to your team. You’ll learn the ropes, and by the end of the day you will feel like a pro. Sled till the evening, when we will stay overnight in a ger next to a local herder and his family. Experience the life of Mongolian Nomads and learn to make traditional meal such as Buuz (steamed dumplings).
Day 3 – A full day of dog sledding today, with a stop for lunch. You will speed along the Terelj River, passing through the valleys and forest. At the end of the afternoon you come back to the edge of civilization to a family’s settlement for a warm cup of tea and Mongolian dinner. You can learn more about the nomadic way of life with your host family. Sharing this time together in the family ger is an unforgettable experience. You will discover a different world, a different culture combining ancient and modern habits in harmony, and a different notion of time. Overnight in a ger next to family.
Day 4 – In the morning help to harness the dogs and prepare to leave. Today you will travel along the Tuul river. The team will run on the ice without any fear, sniffing here and there for wolf or fox tracks. It will give us the opportunity to look at tracks in the snow, perhaps from wolves, foxes or rabbits that have crossed the frozen river. Continue along the trail before arriving at the next host family just in time for dinner. Say goodbye to your trusty dogs, as tonight they will be heading back home to their cozy kennel. Stay overnight in a ger next to nomadic family.
Day 5 – This morning stretch your legs and climb up to a great vantage point to see the river stretched out before you. Meet your horses and mount up for a half day horse trek along the frozen river and across the mountains. In the afternoon you can visit the Chinggis Khan Equestrian Statue located over a beautiful river valley where a local legend says Chinggis Khan fortuitously found a golden horse whip. Tonight you will stay in a ger camp, with western facilities. Enjoy a tasty fusion dinner before relaxing in the bar. Overnight in twin ger or room. (single supplement available).
Day 6 – After a leisurely breakfast depart for Ulaanbaatar. Today you have the option to spend a half day at the local ski resort (ski rental payable locally) or have a city tour to soak up the cultural and historical sites. In the evening see a highly recommended traditional song and dance concert. Overnight in guesthouse, twin room (Single supplement and upgrades available).
Day 7 – Transfer for your international departure.
OUR ADVENTURE INCLUDES:
English speaking guide and musher, dog sled package including instruction and equipment rental, private vehicle and fuel, horse trekking, accommodation as per itinerary, meals as per itinerary, activities as mentioned in itinerary, all entrance fees and taxes, drinking water.
1580 USD per person
Minimum number of people to operate tour = 2
Please contact Bold and Anna to get the full itinerary or to make modifications to meet your needs.
Don’t forget there are other activities to add on too, if you like. Check out our activity page for ideas!