Climbing tour at Khuiten peak, Altai tavan bogd mountain /12 days/

The Mongolian Altai Mountains, straddling the Russian and Chinese borders, are the tallest of the three major mountain ranges of Mongolia.  Riddled with eternally snow-capped peaks and glaciers, they provide some of the most beautiful sights in Mongolia.

The Altai’shighestpeak, Khuiten(4,734m), andfourneighboringpeaksalongthemassivePotaninglacierarecollectivelyknownasTavanBogd, “TheFiveSaints.”  ThefourothermountainsareNairamdal(4,082m), Snowchurch(4,071m), Ulgii(4,113m), andMalchin (4050m).

The Altais are home to a variety of wildlife including argali sheep, ibex, elk, brown beers, marmots, foxes, and wolves as well as the endangered snow leopard and lynx.  Birds in the area include Saker falcons, Altai snow cocks, and the famed golden eagles used by Kazakh eagle-hunters.  The Altais also boast numerous archaeological sights, including petroglyphs, deer stones, Turkic stone men, and ancient burial sites.

Day 1: Arrive Ulaanbaatar capital city of Mongolia

  • Pick up our driver and guide from Chinggis Khan international airport. Drive to Your hotel.  
  • Visit local outdoor market (bazaar), Monastaryand museum
  • Evening Leisure day in Ulaanbaatar city

Day 2: Fly to Ulgiicity from Ulaanbaatar city

  • Arrive in Ulgii
  • Visit local outdoor market (bazaar), mosque, and museum
  • Prepare for excursion at nearby ger camp

Day 3: Drive to Tavanbogd National Park

  • Drive to the White River Valley, the gateway to the Tavanbogd peaks
  • The valley is dominated by the sacred Shiveet Mountain, around which lie hundreds of ancient burial mounds and petroglyphs
  • Meet up with local Tuvan herders who will provide us with horses and camels for the trek

Day 4: Hike to Tavanbogd Base Camp

  • Hike up through a mountainous terrain of rock outcroppings to the Tavanbogd base camp
  • Perhaps catch sights of local wildlife including marmots, hares, and a number of birds (golden eagles, vultures, and falcons)
  • All luggage and equipment will be transported by camels handled by Tuvan herders
  • Campsite elevation is 2,900m

Day 5: Acclimatization Ascent of Malchin

  • At 4,050m Malchin is the smallest of the 5 peaks
  • Hike along the Potanin glacier for an hour and then start climbing Malchin
  • It’sridgelinestraddlestheRussianborderandprovidesspectacularviewsofthePotaninglacier, snow-cappedpeaks, andsightsinto Russia
  • Looking west you will see the massif of Mt. Belukha (4,500m) in Russia, the absolute top of the Altai mountain range

Day 69:  Climb Khuiten

  • The next four days (including one leeway day) will be spent climbing Khuiten
  • An advanced base camp will be established below the eastern face of Khuiten
  • A number of crevasses need to be traversed before reaching Khuiten’sfoothill
  • The actual ascent, although technically moderate, takes four hours
  • The summit offers tremendous views into China, Russia, and the neighboring snow-capped ridges

Day 10: Tsagaan Gol River Valley (White River)

  • Hike back to our camp in the White River Valley
  • The river is fed by the Potanin glacier
  • This gradual descent will give you a chance to witness how the initial stream of glacial dust transforms into the mighty White River

Day 11: Return to Ulgiicity

  • Drive 7 hours back to Ulgii
  • Stay in a ger camp and enjoy a hot shower
  • Watch a traditional Kazakh concert and dine on “beshbarmak,” theKazakhnationaldishofstewed meat, root vegetables, and steamed flour

Day 12: Fly backto Ulaanbaatarcity from Ulgii city

  • Our driver pick you up and transport to your hotel
  • Relax or Leisure day
  • Watch a traditional Kazakh concert and dine on “beshbarmak,” theKazakhnationaldishofstewed meat, root vegetables, and steamed flour

Day 13: Fly backto Ulaanbaatarcity from Ulgii city

  • Our driver transport to Chinggis Khan international airport from  your hotel

Group size

Price/Per person

1 pax

3990USD

2-3 pax

3180USD

4-6 pax

2850USD

7-9 pax

2580USD

10-12 pax

2410USD

13-15 pax

2280USD

16< pax

2050USD

 

N:

Include service

Exclude service

Include service of Meals

1

A Van 4×4 with a driver.

Items of personal nature

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

2

Fuel for the trip for whole time

Beverages, alcoholic drinks, bar bills, laundry

Per day 3 bottle water for per person /1,5 liter/

3

English speaking guide

Travel and insurance

1 bottle wine during trip /0.75L/

4

Accommodation

International transportation

24 can of beer/0.5L/ during trip

5

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/

6

All cooking and camping gears.

Optional activities

7

National park and border office permits (area you will go is close to China border)

Single supplement

8

Take you to Airports

Gratuity for the tour team

9

Domestic flight tickets

taxi in Ulaanbaatar

10

Other small administration fees Basically, includes everything.

11

Pick you up from Chinggis Khan international airport

Transport: 

This trip uses the highest level, latest model, air-conditioned private vans or 4WD vehicles for the maximum comfort on your touring days.

 

​Meals

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.

 

​Guide:

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.

 

Personal things to bring with you: 

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.