The north western Mongolia, Mount Kharkhiraa and Mount Turgen of Altai Mountain range are the best place to do hiking in Mongolia. The trek route passes through a spectacular region of western Mongolia- permanently snow-capped mountains over 3000m, glaciers, crystal clean fast following rivers, alpine lakes and a largest diversity of animals and plants. Our 14 days trek distance that supported by local crew with horses, camels and 4wd is about 130km and a moderate level of fitness. The area is a wild region where inhabited nomadic Durvud, Bayad and Hoton ethnic groups who live in the traditional round white gers and herd yaks, horses, camels, sheep and goats . Also we will visit to nomad herder's ger and experience with them secrets of their traditional way of nomad life. Trekking and camping in the beautiful mountains is unforgettable experience.
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DAY 1: ARRIVAL (D)
Arrival to Ulaanbaatar, meet the guide and transfer to hotel. Depending on time of arrival, you may have a short city sight-seeing tour. In the evening welcome dinner. Overnight in hotel
DAY 2: ULAANBAATAR/ ULAANGOM/ KHATAG ULIAS (B,L,D)
After breakfast we will take the 3 hour flight to Ulaangom where capital city in Uvs province. Here we will meet our driver. He will take us into mountain by 4WD vehicles. We will hike up the Kharhira Mountain Range. Today is first day of hiking and it will be short walking. Overnight in tent
DAY 3: THE BLUE LAKE (B,L,D)
Today we will cross over several low passes and trek down to the Blue Lake. The lake is beautiful small lake with crystal clean water and amazing views, where ancient graves and standing stones. It is a fantastic place to camp. We will camp beside of Blue Lake.
DAY 4: HIKING AND CAMPING ALONG THE BEAUTIFUL KHARHIRAA RIVER (B,L,D)
We will follow the course of the Kharhira River up through a rocky valley.
Kharkhiraa River comes from glacier of the Kharkhiraa and Turgen. We will pass near ancient burial mounds, on our way to the fertile pastures where we will see many gers, yak herds, and birds of prey. Camping overnight in tent beside the river
DAY 5: EKHEN KHOROO/THE KHARKHIRAA PASS (B,L,D)
Today we will hike up to the foot of Kharkhiraa pass and set up our camp surrounded by snow capped mountains and glaciers.
DAY 6: THE KHARHIRAA PASS/ EXPLORE KHARKHIRAA GLACIER (B,L,D)
We will climb up to the Kharhiraa Mountain Pass, lying at 3000m above sea level. The pass is located between the Kharhiraa and Turgen glaciers, both over 4000m high. As we pass between the glaciers you will have spectacular views of both valleys on either side of the pass. And we will explore the stunning white glaciers. Kharkhiraa glacier is the source of the Kharhira River.Then we will come to a beautiful wild open plateau which is called Olon Nuur (many lakes) and also called 108 Lakes. This is Turgen Mountain National Protected Area. Camping overnight below the Kharhiraa Pass beside 3 Colors Lakes
DAY 7: KHAR YAMAAT PASS (BLACK GOAT PASS) (B,L,D)
Today's our hiking destination is up to Khar Yamaatiin pass, the highest point of the trek and down into Yamaatiin valley. Camping overnight in tent
DAY 8: YAMAAT VALLEY (GOAT VALLEY) (B,L,D)
We will trek down this wonderful valley with rare flora and trek to snow leopard information center. Overnight tent
DAY 9: LAKE UUREG (B,L,D)
We will continue our trek down the valley to a small coal mining town. About 80% of population of the town is Kazakh community (Turkic Kazakh) who have their own language and culture. Here we will meet our driver and we will visit a Kazakh family and share with them their culture. Then we will drive to Uureg Lake.
DAY 10: REST DAY AT UUREG LAKE /VISITING TO NOMADIC HERDERS FAMILY (B,L,D)
The Uureg Lake is an important point for migratory birds. Here we will enjoy for bird watching in the morning. Afternoon we will meet with herders and visit their Ger and experience nomadic herder’s culture. Taste natural fresh yogurt, milk vodka, airag- fermented yak milk. And we will see horsemen’s talents to catch horses by lasso and timing their wild horses. It will be high attractions of the day. Today is our last day hiking in wildness. Our cook will cook us hearty Mongolian meal called stone grilled real Mongolian barbeque. Overnight in tent
DAY 11: ULAANGOM (B,L,D)
After breakfast we will drive back to Ulaangom and check in hotel. Afternoon we will explore the town and market.
DAY 12: FLY TO ULAANBAATAR (B,L,D)
We will take a flight to Ulaanbaatar. Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar we will check in hotel. We will take some rest, nice in hot shower, bath and meet the guide for dinner. Try a real Mongolian BBQ and horse meat meal followed by a pub crawl, giving you the chance to try best Mongolian vodka and beers. Your guide will remain with you as you return to the accommodation in the early hours of the morning. Overnight in hotel
DAY 13: FREE DAY IN UB
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.
DAY 14: DEPARTURE (B)
Transfer to the airport for your departing flight.
June, July, August and September
2, 4 up to 12 people
14 days/13 nights
$2,860.00 USD per person for 2-3 pax:
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
• 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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