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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 1 week ago

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

Thank Margaret M
JenButtery, Manager at Zavkhan Trekking, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank hlrubens
JenButtery, Manager at Zavkhan Trekking, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 29 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

Thank Alsu H
JenButtery, Manager at Zavkhan Trekking, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Thank meganclaudia
JenButtery, Manager at Zavkhan Trekking, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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JenButtery, Manager at Zavkhan Trekking, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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 12 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

Thank Zee337
JenButtery, Manager at Zavkhan Trekking, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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JenButtery, Manager at Zavkhan Trekking, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Thank kimlynnh
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 18 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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Reviewed 1 August 2016

The mixed group of ages and nationalities was very, very good. All Mongolians were absolutely friendly, sensitive and helpfully. The Newzealand trip leader could speak a little bit more, but he was also very friendly and interested in doing a great trip for us.

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23 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.