Mongol Derby

LocationMongolia
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Price range$$$$$
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DatesAug
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Will you conquer the world on The Mongol Derby?

Legend has it that Genghis Khan’s riders could gallop from Kharkhorin to the Caspian Sea quicker than his enemies could utter “What Mongolian horde?”....  and now you can follow in their footsteppes on the longest, toughest horse race on earth - The Mongol Derby!


Horses at The Mongol Derby


Every August, riders from all over the world undertake this legendary journey across Mongolia, only stopping for food, shelter and to change their small-but-mighty, semi-wild steed at a horse station every 40km (and perhaps rub a bit of anti-chafe cream in sensitive areas). If you’re lucky enough to bag a spot on The Mongol Derby, you’ll navigate the steppes and survive on your own wits and skill, living among nomadic herders; eating Mongolian banquets and drinking yak milk and moonshine!


Sound like a plan, Stan?


Riders gathered together at The Mongol Derby

 

“It is easy to conquer the world from the back of a horse.” 


The above quote is attributed to Genghis himself but The Mongol Derby ain’t no pony trek, it’s the greatest equine adventure in the world. After being fully trained (following a crazy launch party in Ulaanbaatar), you’re under starters orders and you're off!


You'll be provided with a GPS satellite tracker in case you get really lost, but apart from that, you and your horses are on your own! There’s no set-course, no packed lunches, no beds to sleep in. It’s just you, your team of horses and a mile after mile of unbelievably stunning vistas, people and wildlife; golden eagles soaring above high rocky passes, nomadic tribespeople crossing rivers and valleys, remote wooded hills, yak grazing in wetland and camel herders walking across sand dunes. 


The Mongol Derby


The deserts may be freezing but The Mongol Derby ain’t for snowflakes. We guarantee this crazy adventure will be the most draining physical, mental and bottom-chaffing experiences of your life but also one of the most powerful, fulfilling and inspiring!


In short:


  • Ride 1,000 km on semi-wild horses 
  • Follow in the footsteppes of Genghis Khan’s warriors
  • Live the life of a nomadic herder
  • Conquer your fears on The Mongol Derby 
  • Apply a bit more anti-chafe cream
Will Howell Cornes
written byWill Howell Cornes
LocationMongolia
Location
Price range$$$$$
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DatesAug
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