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Zavkhan Trekking

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Zavkhan Trekking offers day treks, and longer, to Mongolia's remotest areas, traveling by horse-back. Our treks are aimed at people who specifically wish to avoid the main tourist areas and get well off the beaten track. For intrepid travelers who...more
Ulaanbaatar 8025, Mongolia
+64 3-325 7158
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I completed the Zavkahn Classic riding trek in September 2018. We're both seasoned travellers and love the outdoors. Consequently a large proportion of our travel centres around outdoor and adventure experiences. Without any reservations we both have to agree that the horse...More

1  Thank hiphopapotomous
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Trip of a lifetime. I was a beginner rider on the Kazakhstan trek. I took 4 horse riding lessons before going on this trip, so I was way less prepared and experienced than my fellow riders, but everyone was so helpful and welcoming that I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Margaret M
JenButtery, Manager at Zavkhan Trekking, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2018

Hi Maggie, thanks so much for the words and the book recommendation - and good luck in all your future adventures! I know you will have many :) We love that our trips can be a place for people to push their boundaries and up...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

I dreamed of going to Mongolia to ride horses in the wilderness for almost a decade before the chance finally arrived... and when it did I went with Zavkhan, and it was a dream come true. My group of 4 went on the Altai trip...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank hlrubens
JenButtery, Manager at Zavkhan Trekking, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you so much for your words - we are glad to have been able to help you come to love Mongolia as much as we do. Keep in touch and happy further adventures!

Reviewed 30 July 2018

Hello, rider! I know how you feel about the horse riding and new adventures deep in your heart! We were in your shoes a few months ago before my boyfriend and I decided to attend this fascinating adventure together. So hold on here... and let...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Alsu H
JenButtery, Manager at Zavkhan Trekking, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Hi Matthew and Alexandra, thank you so much for your description of your experience - to hear such words makes it all worthwhile for us. We are lucky to be working with such great people in a lovely and unique place. The truth is, the...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018

When I booked this tour I knew I wanted an ‘off the beaten track’ adventure where I could observe and understand more about Mongolia. After being put off by a tour in Morocco last year run by a different company I never thought I would...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank meganclaudia
JenButtery, Manager at Zavkhan Trekking, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you, Meg - it's always great to hear such good things about our team. Hope to see you again in Mongolia or Kazakhstan!

Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

I just finished up week long trek out on the steppe. Zavkhan runs an amazing operation. It feels like you are going on an adventure with family and friends more so than hiring a company. John was an interesting and amazing person as well as...More

1  Thank Aaron W
JenButtery, Manager at Zavkhan Trekking, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Hi Aaron, Thank you for the recommendation! That means a lot to us - we will have horses ready for you whenever you are ready to return!

Reviewed 13 March 2018

We had an excellent 14 day trip with Zavkhan Tekking in October 2017 which included horseback trekking, sandunes and steps! They were extreamly proffesional and attentive and at a great price compared to other tour providers. Our guide Khaldi spoke perfect English and was and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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JenButtery, Manager at Zavkhan Trekking, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Khaldi is indeed a special and talented person, whom we are lucky to count as part of the Zavkhan Trekking team - thanks for the kind words! Glad you had fun and hope to see you on further adventures in Mongolia or Kazakhstan someday.

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We are in our mid fifties, not super fit but active, not horse riders (had ridden once in the last 15 years) but somehow thought a 4 day horse riding tour was a good idea. It was magnificent. We did a private tour including riding...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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JenButtery, Manager at Zavkhan Trekking, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Good recommendations, many thanks! There are many places to ride horses in the world, but Mongolia is definitely unique and special - glad you got the chance to stay in gers, as well. As a student here many years ago, that was one of many...More

Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Zavkhan Trekking is absolutely amazing. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect way to experience Mongolia. The trip didn't leave me wanting more because I felt that the trip was so holistic and fantastic!!! It offered so much and was a great balance in...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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John_at_Zavkhan, Owner at Zavkhan Trekking, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Hi Kim, Thank you for your review. It's always nice to get confirmation we are doing something right. Our aim has always been to get up close and personal with the local nomads. That's what Mongolia is all about! Thanks, John.

Reviewed 19 September 2016

I couldn't have asked for a better trip! It was simply everything I could hope for. Mongolia is an amazing country and I dream of going back as soon as possible. Zavkhan Trekking was great, had amazing locals to help us. Best crew and wranglers,...More

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Date of experience: July 2016
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24 February 2016|
Response from John_at_Zavkhan | Property representative |
Hi Mojo2013, this is John from Zavkhan Trekking. I just found your question, a year too late! Sorry about that. I hope you had a wonderful time in Mongolia.