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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.
Day 1- Arrive to Ulgii and Drive to Tavan Bogd mountains where Tuvan nomads. Camp.
Day 2- 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.
Day 3 - 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.
Day 4 - Today you will do trekking back where are Tuvan nomads are staying.
Day 5- 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.
Day 6- 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.
Day 7-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.
Day 8 - Drive back to Ulgii town and on the way stop at Eagle hunter's family. Arrive in Ulgii stay at Ger camp or at Local Hotel.
Day 9 - Fly to Ulanbator.