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.
Day 1 – Arrive in Ulgii. Same day drive to Sirgali area where many Kazakh nomads stay during the summer time. Camp just next to Kazakh yurt and experience nomadic life.
Day 2 – Early morning you will do short hiking through nomads and reach beautiful waterfall. Have lunch there and hike back. Same day you will do short driving to the west side and camp next to khoton lake.
Day 3 – 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.
Day 4 – Early morning you will start driving towards Tavan bogd mountain area where many Tuvan nomads spend their summer. Experience differences of nomadic lifestyle. On your way you will stop to see Deer Stones.
Day 5 – Today you will do half day of horse riding and reach 20KM Potaniin glacier which is biggest glacier in Mongolia. Camp just next to glacier. After lunch experience the glacier and come back at your camp there.
Day 6 – Do hiking up to Malchin peak. 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 7 – From glacier side start horse riding back to the place where Tuvan Nomads are staying. Have rest. Enjoy healthy meal of your cook.
Day 8 – Drive back to Ulgii on the way stop to visit Eagle hunter’s family. Stay at local Hotel in Ulgii.
Day 9 – Fly to Ulanbator.
Include service of Meals
A Van 4×4 with a driver.
Items of personal nature
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Fuel for the trip for whole time
Beverages, alcoholic drinks, bar bills, laundry
Per day 1 bottle water for per person /1,5 liter/
English speaking guide
Travel and insurance
1 bottle wine during trip /0.75L/
24 can of beer/0.5L/ during trip
All food, during the trip and at restaurants/Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner /
Excess baggage fee in the flight /15kg includes handbag is free of charge/
One time Mongolian traditional food /lamb with vegetables/
All cooking and camping gears.
National park and border office permits (area you will go is close to China border)
Take you to Airports
Gratuity for the tour team
Domestic flight tickets
taxi in Ulaanbaatar
Other small administration fees Basically, includes everything.
Pick you up from Chinggis Khan international airport
This trip uses the highest level, latest model, air-conditioned private vans or 4WD vehicles for the maximum comfort on your touring days.
In Ulgii, you will be dining at fine Turkish and Mongolian cuisine restaurants. Mutton, beef, rice and noodles form the basis of the Mongolian diet, so your meals will be based around this. However, the trail rations may include vegetables, eggs, peanut butter, cheese and sometimes yak! On some days there will be lunchboxes from tourist camps. It is good food and our experience has been that guests are happy with this arrangement. Please let us know in advance if you are a vegetarian. Alcohol is not provided on the trip but tourists are free to bring their own.
A Chinese, English or Russian speaking Mongolian guide will accompany the group at all times. The guide will be a native Kazakh person with great local knowledge who can deal with any requests and ensure that your holiday to become one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life.
Warm thin layers of clothing are the best such as bring a rain jacket, gloves and hiking booth. Don’t forgot first aid kit (medicine for headache, cold, diarrhea, runny nose; bandages; any medicine prescribed for you). All your camera equipment.