Altai Tavan Bogd national park tour /6 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 6 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 capital city of Mongolia
    Pick you up our driver and guide from Chinggis Khan international airport. Drive to Your hotel. Visit local outdoor market /bazaar/, Gandan Monastery and Mongolia national museum. Evening Leisure day in Ulaanbaatar city. Over night at Hotel
  • Day 2 - Ulgii city and Altai Tavan Bogd national park, Oygor valley
    Arrive in Ulgii. Same day drive to Altai Tavan Bogd national park and Oygor valley area. Altai Tavan Bogd National Park is located on the Western most point of Mongolia in Bayan-Ulgii Province. This vast mountainous park borders China and Russia with views of Kazakhstan from the highest peak in Mongolia.The people living inside the park are one of the main draws. Kazakhs and Tuvan nomadic herders live inside the park and visiting them is part of most tours. On our way we will see Dear stones and ancient tomb. Evening we will stay to tent
  • Day 3 - Altai Tavan Bogd Mountain and Potanin glacier
    Early morning we will drive to Altai Tavan Bogd mountain. The Tavan Bogd /five saints/ is a mountain massif in Mongolia, near the triple border with China and Russia. Its highest peak, the Khüiten Peak (formerly also known as Nairamdal Peak), is the highest point of Mongolia at 4374 meters above sea level. We will see ice peaks and longest potanin glacier. There are many glaciers in Mongolia on Altai range. Biggest glacier in Mongolia is Potanin Glacier on Altai Tavan Bogd national park. It’s 20 km long, and it hase huge ice rivers on it. Drive continue to Tsagaan gol /White river/. White River Valley (Tsagaan gol) is place where the 4 season of the weather in one hour, where the mountains are meeting the sky and living there friendly Tuvan nomads. Overnight stay to tent
  • Day 4 - Khoton and Khurgan lake
    Early morning toward Khoton and Khurgan lake area. Located in the northern part of the Altai mountain range, near the Chinese border, in Bayan-Ulgii, the westernmost of the provinces of Mongolia, Khurgan and Khoton are 2 lakes situated at an elevation of more than 2.000m. The road to the lakes, located in Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, is gravel. And you will do short hiking approximately 6km through nomads and reach beautiful waterfall Baga Turgen. In Altai Tavan Bogd National Park located very easy accessible waterfall in Baga Turgen valley around Khoton and Khurgan Nuur area. This waterfall formed from small glaciers up the Altai range mountain and flows through local Kazakh nomads. This is very beautiful spot with gorges mountains and different lifestyles around. Have lunch there and hike back. Also we will see Altai petroglyphs. Same day you will do short driving to the west side and camp next to khoton lake.
  • Day 5 - Ulgii city
    Drive back to Ulgii on the way stop to visit Eagle hunter’s family. Hunting with eagles is a traditional form of falconry found throughout the Eurasian Steppe, practiced by the Kazakhs and the Kyrgyz in contemporary Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as diasporas in Bayan-Ulgii Provinces. Stay at local Hotel in Ulgii.
  • Day 6 - Ulaanbaatar city
    Fly to Ulanbator. Morning our driver drop off you to Ulgii cities airport.
  • Day 7 - Home sweet home
    Leave Ulaanbaatar. Our driver drop off to Chinggis Khan international airport. Thank you for visiting our country
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Tour route
  • Day 1 - Ulaanbaatar
    Distance: n/a
    Time: n/a
  • Day 2 - Ulaanbaatar > Ulgii
    Distance: 1200km
    Time: 3 hours
  • Day 2 - Ulgii > Oygor valley
    Distance: 200km
    Time: 5 hours
  • Day 3 - Oygor > Potanin glacier > Oygor
    Distance: 20km
    Time: 4 hours
  • Day 3 - Oygor > Tsagaan gol
    Distance: 60km
    Time: 2 hours
  • Day 4 - Tsagaan gol > Baga Turgen
    Distance: 120km
    Time: 3 hours
  • Day 4 - Baga Turgen > Khoton lake
    Distance: 30km
    Time: 1 hours
  • Day 5 - Khoton lake > Ulgii
    Distance: 180km
    Time: 5 hours
  • Day 6 - Ulgii > Ulaanbaatar
    Distance: 1200km
    Time: 3 hours
  • Day 7 - Home sweet home
    Distance: n/a
    Time: n/a
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