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Horseback in Altai mountains tour /9days/

Located in the remotest corner of the most pristine and wildest country in the world, Tavan Bogd trek offers a rich cultural experience and brings you through green meadows, icy gorges, clear lakes, rushing streams, lush alpine pastures, snow capped peaks, vast glaciers and vast moraines. The area is inhabited by Mongolian nomads and Tuvans and Kazakh hunters whose ways of life have not changed since times unmemorable. Kazakhs have ancient traditions of falconry. The trek will start off  Tavan Bogd mountain range. Huiten peak, the highest peak of the Altai range is also Mongolia's highest peak. The peak overlooks 3 countries: Mongolia, Russia and China. Those mountain peaks face cold glaciated peaks and vast moraines. Depending of your climbing skills we you will climb one or the other peak.

Day0. (28th July) Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, welcomed by Travel to Mongolia’s staff at UB airport. Drive to Hotel. After the lunch at Mongolian Nomads restaurant, we will see Natural museum. Drive back to Hotel after the dinner.

Day1. (29th July)  Fly from UB to Olgii, arrive in the morning, short town introduction (small town) go to Halal Restaurant ( Turkish restaurant) and have brunch. After the brunch, we will drive out of Olgii heading towards to Ranger station of Tavan Bogd mountain. 3000 meters height from sea level. Arrive at the Ranger station where many Tuvan nomads spend their summer. Experience differences of nomadic lifestyle. On your way you will stop to see Deer Stones  and overnight in tent 

Day2. (30th July) Early morning start trekking from gate of Tavan Bogd national park to 20KM long Potaniin glacier side. After 4 hours of riding you will reach the base camp. You will experience the glacier.

Day3. (31st July) Today you will do hiking up to Malchin peak. Malchin peak is one of high peaks of Mongolia over 4000M. As Malchin peak is bordering with Russia you will have full views to Russian and Chinese Altai mountains. Same day you will hike back to your camp.

Day4. (1st August) Today you will do trekking back where are Tuvan nomads are staying.

Day5. (2nd August) With packed camels you will start trekking to south of Altai mountains national park. On your way you will go through historical places and see rock arts from ancient Turkic age. Camping at Khar Salaa.

Day6. (3rd August) Early morning you will start trekking up to Altai mountain and pass to Bear Valley which very beautiful place with breathtaking landscapes, waterfalls and white rivers that is flowing from glacier. Camp along the river.

Day7. (4th August) Start trekking to Ak su Valley. Ak su Valley is place where many western Mongolian Kazakh nomads are staying during their summer time. Visit Kazakh families and experience nomadic life, enjoy photographing.

Day8. (5th August) Drive back to Ulgii town5,6 hours and on the way stop at Eagle hunter's family. Arrive in Ulgii stay at Ger camp or at Local Hotel.

Day9. (6th August) Fly to Ulaanbatar. That day you will visit Chinggis khaan Equestrian Statue Complex

Day10. (7th August) Leave Ulaanbaatar

The price is negotiable

Includes this tour price:

  1. A Van 4x4 with a driver.
  2. Fuel for the trip for whole time.
  3. English speaking guide
  4. Hotel stays
  5. All food, during the trip and at restaurants in Olgii and in UB./Breakfast, Launch, Dinner /
  6. All cooking and camping gears.
  7. Generator and fuel , 220 volts for electricity during the stays for battery charging and other uses .
  8. National park and border office permits ( area you will go is close to China border)
  9. Eagle hunters' fee.
  10. Horse riding
  12. Hotels in UB.
  13. Guide in UB
  14. Vehicles in UB
  15. Museum tickets in UB.
  16. other small administration fees Basically, includes everything.

Excludes this tour price:

  1. Items of personal nature
  2. Baverages, alcoholic drinks, bar bills, laundry
  3. Travel and insurance
  4. International transportation
  5. Excess baggage fee in the flight /15kg includes handbag is free of charge/
  6. Optional activities
  7. Single supplement
  8. Gratuity for the tour team