HORSE BACKEXPEDITIONS

Your Western Mongolian Adventure Travel Specialist

Horseback Riding in Mongolia


If you love horseback riding in the countryside, you will enjoy the wilderness of Western Mongolia. This is an excellent adventure for seasoned riders and it also great for those that do not have a great deal of experience on horseback.

Do you crave an adventure off the beaten path that only can be experienced on horseback? Travel back into the past and see this unspoiled wilderness the way it was centuries ago, by the Kazakh people of the region.

With some tours, you take your chances far away from civilization, but not with Bear Valley Adventures. Even though you are in the wild, you are around experienced guides that have lived in the area their entire lives, and your tour is an eco friendly adventure too.


Not Your Typical Pony Ride


Maybe you have taken a pony ride with the kids at home. This can be a lot of fun but Bear Valley Adventures are nothing like pony rides. Imagine the difference between a local drive to the market and an exciting off-road experience in mud and dirt. This will give you an idea of the difference between pony rides and a horseback experience in Western Mongolia.

Are you tired of tours with set itineraries and everything is planned down to the finest detail?

Where is the sense of adventure when you know what's going to happen from one minute and one hour to the next? With Bear Valley Adventures, no two horseback riding experiences are the same. You have an excellent idea what you will be doing, but there could be a wonderful surprise just over the horizon at any time.


Wildlife


Are you a birdwatcher? Maybe you have seen documentaries on the lives of eagles, harriers, vultures, owls, goshawks, lammergeyers, and many other bird species. This is nothing close to what you will experience when you see these majestic creatures in real life.

This area is home to a wide variety of mammals like wild fox, gazelles, beavers, marmots, and ibex (Siberian mountain goats). There are many animals that you may only see in a zoo back home, but now you have the chance to view them in their natural habitat. This is a real-life experience that cannot be duplicated.


Safety


It's not unusual to cover as much as 40 kilometres (25 miles) or more in a day's time, and you can rest assured that your personal safety is always a major concern of your guides. Your journey will take place on a horse with a comfortable saddle and you will have plenty of time for breaks. In other words, you're not spending an entire day in the saddle, as this could be very uncomfortable. Your guides also make sure that you receive the best horse for your height and size, to insure a pleasurable journey.


Booking Your Adventure


It's very easy to book your tour with Bear Valley Adventures. All you have to do is contact us online or by phone. We are there to discuss your vacation and help you customize an experience just for your group. For more information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, or LinkedIn.

Why Bear Valley Adventures?

Real Adventure

A "tour" with Bear Valley Adventures is a true adventure. You never quite know what is going to happen.
Sometimes, our horse trekkers will have sunshine for most of their trip - at other times, you might have to battle the elements and find out exactly why the locals wear lots of thick furs and heavy felt clothing. (If you have a look at the "About Us" page, you'll see a picture of Rick modelling just how to wear fox fur...)
The local wildlife is another unpredictable factor - you might get the chance to see a wild eagle soaring above the steppes or hear wolves in the distan... or have a fox attempt to raid your food supplies in the middle of the night when you're on a trek!
It's human and horse against the elements, rough, raw and ready - just the way an adventure ought to be.
However, we take safety seriously, and we always do our best to make sure that we have a trained first aid specialist with every tour (and hot showers and real coffee for when you come back to base).

Sustainable Tourism

Bear Valley Adventures is sensitive in the forms of transport we use to get around the steppes.
The last thing we want to do is to destroy the wilderness we love by damaging it through excessive use of technology. Where appropriate, we'll use 4x4 vehicles, keeping to established trails to minimise damage to the local steppe environment.
At other times, we'll use the same sort of sustainable transport that the locals use: the tough little Mongolian horses and camels.

We also work in partnership with the local people, and a lot of the profit made by the tours goes into improving the local community, especially in the areas of health and education, while still preserving and encouraging their traditional nomadic lifestyle and values.

Watch Some of Our Best Adventure Videos

Want to see what you're in store for if you sign up for any of Bear Valley Adventures' great trips? Our videos will give you a brief glimpse of the expanse of the Mongolian steppes that our horse treks cross (although a mere video doesn't do them justice and you really have to go there to experience the full impact of this vast wilderness). Want to see just how big a golden eagle is compared to a human and how these huge birds of prey hunt alongside people? Want to get an idea of just how big the fish are in this part of the world? Don't believe that a city slicker from Australia can master some of the impressive feats of riding that the locals have perfected? We hope that our videos will whet your appetite for the sort of adventure that only Bear Valley Adventure can offer.

And if you've enjoyed a trip with Bear Valley Adventures and took a good video showing some of the highlights, let us know so we can share it with the world.