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
Day 2: Fly to Ulgiicity from Ulaanbaatar city
Day 3: Drive to Tavanbogd National Park
Day 4: Hike to Tavanbogd Base Camp
Day 5: Acclimatization Ascent of Malchin
Day 6–9: Climb Khuiten
Day 10: Tsagaan Gol River Valley (White River)
Day 11: Return to Ulgiicity
Day 12: Fly backto Ulaanbaatarcity from Ulgii city
Day 13: Fly backto Ulaanbaatarcity from Ulgii city
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 3 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.