Horse Trekking in the Mongolian Altai
In the summer of 2011 I went on a 21-day horseback trek through the Altai Mountains in Western Mongolia. After the trek we set up our yurt at a 3-day Eagle Festival.
Mongolia is a Buddhist country, so, being a Tibetan Buddhist myself, I visited several temples and museums in Ulan Batar.
In the Altai Mountains of western Mongolia our horse trek passed through a varied landscape, from heavily forested hillsides to blasted moonscapes.
Our final few days were spent at an Eagle Festival, complete with a camel race.
The Boss-lady on the trek was a Kazakh woman named Amangul. She was a prize-winning singer and musician, and one night she entertained us in the communal yurt.
Here is a video of Amangul singing a song about the Altai.