Altai Mountain is one of the most remote and unvisited places on the planet. Altai High Mountains with glacier topped peaks over 3000 meters, crystal clean mountain rivers and glistening streams where world’s largest wild sheep-Argali, ibex, snow leopard, eagles, marmot, wild beautiful flowers, wild onions, and beautiful butterflies.
Altai Tavan Bogd mountains of the Mongol Altai Mountain Range which lies on the border with both Russia and China, some 2000 kilometres (1250 miles) in the far west of the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar. The Tavan Bogd (Holy Five Peaks) highest and most spectacular peaks in Mongolia. The massif is made up of five peaks Khuiten (meaning cold) at 4374m/14.350ft, Naran, Olgii, Burged and Malchin (4082m/13.392ft also it is called Nairamdal-Friendship). Meaning the 5 Kings it comprises of five neighboring peaks. Tavanbogd is one of Mongolia's permanently covered with snow and large glaciers including Potanin', Aleksandra and Graneg glacier. Potanii Glacier is the longest in Mongolia and stretches 20 kilometers.
This unique Mongolian journey is designed for the adventurous spirit and for trekker. Our expedition allows trekkers to explore the remote regions of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park near Base Camp and attempt the non-technical Malchin peak (4037m / 13,245ft), we can see dramatic views of the Potaniin Glacier. Our expedition is supported by horses and camels. Discovering the land of Genghis Khaan, land of blue skies, sleeping in traditional felt covered nomad’s ger, trekking through the Altai Mountains, climbing one of the Highest peaks in Mongolia, camping in the colorful valley and visiting the Kazak, Mongolian herding families and experiencing nomad’s life and culture. It is an unforgettable journey.
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DAY 1. ULAANBAATAR.(L,D)
Upon arrival at the Ulaanbaatar airport, you will be met by your guide and driver and transferred to your hotel. Ulaanbaatar is a very rapidly growing and developing city with a population of nearly a million people. Your hotel is located downtown of UB and just within walking distance from main square- Sukhbaatar Square, museums, theatres, and shops. Depending on an arrival time, you may enjoy a short city orientation tour before dinner. Sightseeing of UB, including the Natural History Museum with 16 m long 70 million year old skeleton of a Tarbosaur, Gandan Monastry - Mongolia's Buddist centre, the Green Palace of the Mongolian last king Bogd Javzandamba. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 2. FLY TO OLGII. (B,L,D)
In the early morning we will catch a flight to Olgii town of western most province, Bayan-Olgii. This town is located among the snow capped peaks of Altai Mountains. About 90% of Bayan-Olgii province's population is Kazakh community (Turkic Kazakh) who have their own language and culture. Also Byan Olgii province is the home Mongolia's greatest Golden Eagle trainers. We will land in Olgii. and we will meet our driver and have a lunch at Kazakh teahouse or local restaurant.
Then we will drive to deep into beautiful Altai High Mountains to start our Altai Adventures, pass Sagsai small village and see the 'deer' stones that date back to the earliest centuries, Golden Eagles and visit to Kazakh family. We will visit Mongolia's greatest eagle trainers. The tradition of hunting with eagles goes back thousands of years in central Asia; we will stay with the eagle trainer's family and learn the secrets of taming these enormous birds, as well as about the traditions of the Kazakh minority in Mongolia. Explore Kazakh people's amazing culture and tradition. Late evening, we will reach Khargaant River. This is our camping place. Overnight in tent
DAY 3. HOVD RIVER/LAKE KHURGAN/LAKE KHOTON(B,L,D)
In the morning leisure breakfast in the valley of Hovd River. We will continue our drive to Tsengel village and up to the Valley of Khovd River and cross the Khovd river by Mogoit (snack) Bridge. Afternoon, we will reach twin lakes called Khoton and Khurgan. The lakes are resource of Mongolian second largest Lake khar Us (Black Water) and have crystal-clear water and are fed by many rivers and streams originating in the Altai Mountains. The landscape around the lakes is very beautiful and picturesque with the snow-capped mountains surrounding them, green meadows at their foothills and larch forests in the middle and sand dunes. This is nice place to hiking, swimming, birdwatching. Also we will visit Kazakh family and experience their custom and culture. We will camp at Aral Tolgoi and meet with our trek crew-a local guide and camels that will carry our equipment and packs during the trip. Dinner and overnight in tent
DAY 4. ALTAI MOUNTAINS/ALTAI TAVAN BOGD NATIONAL PARK (B,L,D)
After a relaxed breakfast we start our trekking to Rashaant ( spring) Mount of Altai Mountains in the Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, extends 632.2 ha. Our today trekking will continue to Baavgai Salaa (Bears). Today's approximate distance of the trekking is 15-20km. either horses or camels will carry our luggage and camping equipments and food. On the way to Altai Mountain we will experience wild alpine landscape with beautiful scenery. We will reach Baavgai Salaa, the foot of the Altai Mountain by evening. This really nice place; forest, beautiful mountain flowers, different kinds of wild fruits. Here we will camp and overnight in tent.
DAY 5. ALTAI MOUNTAINS/ KHAR SALAA (B,L,D)
We will start our day walking up to Tsagaan River and pass Takhilt Mountain Pass. And we will reach Khar Salaa. This is our camping place. It is also very beautiful place. On the way we will enjoy the spectacular beauty of the mountain. The lush meadows between the Mountains are carpeted with wild and sweet smelling flowers. Today's hiking altitude is 3000-3200m and distance 20-23km. Overnight in tent camp
DAY 6. MOUNT SHIVEET KHAIRKHAN/ (B,L,D)
We will begin trekking towards Mounth Shiveet Khairkhan. We will reach the mountain by afternoon, it is today's our camping place. We will unload camels and set up our camp and lunch. After lunch we will walk up to the Mountain to see wild life. We can see Wild goat-Yangir, marmots, Golden eagle, Black Vultures as close-up views. Our camp will be at an altitude of 3000m and today's walking distance is 25km.
Dinner and Overnight in tent camp.
DAY 7. RIVER TSAGAAN GOL (B,L,D)
We will trek to River Tsagaan Gol. Toady we will hike about 12 km. Here, we will visit to Tuba families of Mongolia and experience their custom and culture, traditional food, yoghurt, clotted cream and milk vodka made from yak milk. Dinner and Overnight in tent camp
DAY 8. ALTAI TAVAN BOGD-HOLY FIVE PEAKS/POTANIN GLACIER (B,L,D)
We will begin trekking towards Potanin Glacier and Mount Altai Tavan Bogd. The Tavan Bogd (means Holy Five Peaks) highest peaks in Mongolia, Khuiten Uul- 4353m high above sea level, Peak Malchin, Peak Naran, Peak Burged and Peak Olgii. Meaning the 5 Kings it comprises of five neighboring peaks. The glacier is known as Potanin's Glacier. On the way, we will cross Aleksandra and Graneg glacier. Afternoon we will reach Base Camp of the Tavan Bogd Peaks and Potanin Glacier. It is the longest glacier in Mongolia, stretches 20 kilometers and connects the Tavan Bogd (the 5 Holy Peaks) of the Altai Mountain Range. Our camp will be at an altitude of 3000m hiking distance is 20km.
DAY 9 ASCENT OF MALCHIN PEAK 4082M
We will climb up Mt Malchin and the opportunity to visit three countries! The Peak lies on the triple border of Russia, China and Mongolia giving it a unique feel and panaromic views. Then we head straight off down to the warmth and green of basecamp. It takes 6-8 hours (B,L,D)
DAY 10.OIGOR RIVER . (B,L,D)
Today we will trek back to Oigor River. Our drivers will be waiting for us at the camp with a hearty Mongolian meal. This is our last day of our trekking. We will visit to Kazakh Family and see trained Golden eagle and develop our falconry skill. Overnight in tent
DAY 11.HOVD RIVER/OLGII. (B,L,D)
Today we will get back into the vehicles and drive towards Olgii. We will set up camp in the early outside the town of Ulgii, on the banks of the River Khovd. Overnight in tent
DAY 12.OLGII RETURN FLIGHT TO ULAANBAATAR. (B,L,D)
Today we will drive into Ulgii and take the local flight back to Ulaanbaatar. On arrival we will be met our driver and will be transferred to your hotel. A farewell dinner in Mongolian Barbeque restaurant. Your guide will remain with you as you return to the hotel. And overnight in the hotel
DAY 13 ULAANBAATAR. (B,L,D)
You will have a free day to explore Ulaanbaatar. Museums, galleries, history, shops, music and bars. In the evening we will see fascinating performance of traditional folk songs, throat singing, and beautiful melody of horse-headed fiddle, ethnic dances and artistic contortion.Overnight in hotel. Overnight in hotel
DAY 14. DEPARTURE BACK MONGOLIA OR EXTRA CITY TOUR OPTION. (B)
June, July, August and September
2, 4 up to 12 people
14 days/13 nights
$2.925.00 USD per person for 2-3 people:
Tour price included:
• All accommodation: twin bedded rooms in hotel, sharing tourist Ger camp and tent
• All transport as listed in itinerary and Airport transfers.
• All meals as listed in itinerary. (breakfast-B, lunch-L and dinner-D).
• Camping equipments (tent, sleeping bag, kitchen, cooking equipment, cook etc…)
• All entrance fees of attractions.
• English speaking guide
Tour price not included:
• Domestic flights
• International flights
• Domestic flights; UB-Olgii-UB
• Visa and passport fees
• International departure taxes and excess baggage fees
• Insurances of any kind
• Hotel porterage
• All items of personal nature: Laundry, room service charges, phone call, drinks etc.
• Alcoholic drinks
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