Altai Tavan Bogd national park tour /10 days/

Short description

Mongolia, the ancient realm of Genghis Khan, has emerged from the shadow of Communism and is now open to the world. Meet one of the last nomadic cultures on earth, where a traditional way of life endures as it did a millennium ago. Just three million people inhabit a country the size of Western Europe, half of them still living in portable felt tents called Ger and moving seasonally with their animals. The tour takes 8-9 days to cover the most popular travel destinations including Altai mountains, nomadic lifestyle, horse riding and hiking on the sacred mountains of Mongolia.

Tour itinerary
  • Day 1 - Ulaanbaatar city capital of Mongolia
    Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, welcomed by Travel to Mongolia’s staff at Chinggis Khan international airport. Drive to your Hotel. After the lunch at Mongolian Nomads restaurant, we will see Mongolian National museum and visit to Gandan monastery. Drive back to Hotel after the dinner.
  • Day 2 - Ulgii City, Bayan-Ulgii province
    Arrive in Ulgii. Same day drive to Khoton lake area at Altai Tavan Bogd national park. Where many Kazakh nomads stay during the summer time. Camp just next to Kazakh yurt and experience nomadic life.
  • Day 3 - Baga Turgen waterfall, Altai Tavan Bogd national park
    Early morning you will do short hiking approximately 6km through nomads and reach beautiful waterfall Baga Turgen. Have lunch there and hike back. Same day you will do short driving to the west side and camp next to khoton lake.
  • Day 4 - Khoton lake, Altai Tavan Bogd national park
    During that day next to your camp you will able to hike up to mountain with full of rock paintings from Turkic age. Later that day you can do half day fishing on Khoton lake and relax by enjoying beauties of western Mongolia. Overnight camping.
  • Day 5 - Altai Tavan Bogd mountain, Ranger station
    Early morning we will start driving towards Tavan bogd mountain, Ranger station area. Where many Tuvan nomads spend their summer. Experience differences of nomadic lifestyle. On your way you will stop to see Balbal Stones and ancient Tomb.
  • Day 6 - Altai Tavan Bogd mountain, Base camp
    Today we will do half day of horse riding and reach 20KM long Potaniin glacier which is biggest glacier in Mongolia. Camp just next to glacier at Altai Tavan Bogd mountains Base camp. After lunch experience the glacier and come back at your camp there.
  • Day 7 - Altai Tavan Bogd mountain, Mt. Malchin /4050m/
    Do hiking up to Malchin peak /4050m/ round way approximately 6, 7 hours will hiking. Malchin peak is the one of the highest mountains in Mongolia that bordering with Russia. You will have unreal views of Altai mountains. Come back to your camping spot.
  • Day 8 - Altai Tavan Bogd mountain, Ranger station
    From the Base camp side start horse riding back to the place where Tuvan Nomads are staying at Ranger station area. Have rest. Enjoy healthy meal of your cook. Overnight camping.
  • Day 9 - Ulgii city, Bayan-Ulgii province
    Drive back to Ulgii on the way stop to visit Eagle hunter’s family. Stay at local Hotel in Ulgii.
  • Day 10 - Ulaanbaatar city capital city of Mongolia
    Fly to Ulanbator. Morning our driver drop off you to Ulgii cities airport.
  • Day 11 - Home sweet home
    Leave Ulaanbaatar. Our driver drop off to Chinggis Khan international airport. Thank you for visiting our country

Essentials

Tour route
  • Day 1 - Ulaanbaatar
    Distance: n/a
    Time: n/a
  • Day 2 - Ulaanbaatar > Ulgii
    Distance: 1200km
    Time: 3 hours
  • Day 2 - Ulgii > Baga Turgen
    Distance: 200km
    Time: 5 hours
  • Day 3 - Baga Turgen > Khoton lake
    Distance: 30km
    Time: 1 hours
  • Day 4 - Hanging out Khoton lake area
    Distance: n/a
    Time: n/a
  • Day 5 - Khoton lake > Ranger station
    Distance: 180km
    Time: 5 hours
  • Day 6 - Ranger station > Base camp
    Distance: 20km
    Time: 5 hours
  • Day 7 - Base camp > Mt. Malchin
    Distance: 12km
    Time: 6 hours
  • Day 8 - Base camp > Ranger station
    Distance: 200km
    Time: 5 hours
  • Day 9 - Ranger station > Ulgii city
    Distance: 210km
    Time: 6 hours
  • Day 10 - Ulgii > Ulaanbaatar
    Distance: 1200km
    Time: 3 hours
  • Day 11 - Home sweet home
    Distance: n/a
    Time: n/a
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