Discovery Western Mongolia tour /15 DAYS/

Short description

This trip covers the Western Part of Mongolia and is especially suitable to those, who want to face new challenges and different experiences! There are about 10 different ethnic nomadic groups live in the area including Kazakhs. You will travel in the landscape of eternally snow-capped peaks of the Altai Mountain as much as rivers, streams, lakes and the forest zone of Khovd, Uvs, and Bayan-Olgii provinces. A wonderful tour which will fulfill all your hopes and desires.

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 - Khovd city, Khovd province and Khar Us lake
    Our driver will pick you up from your accommodation early morning and transfer to the airport for your flight to Khovd town, the capital of Khovd province. Our team will be waiting for you at the local airport. Continue we will drive to Khar Us lake and stay to ger camp.
  • Day 3 - Gurvan Tsenher cave
    Drive to Khoid tsenkher cave. The rock paintings of the cave dating back 20,000-15,000 years ago are rightfully considered as world class evidence of the Upper Paleolithic period. Overnight tented stay
  • Day 4 - Tsambagarav mountain
    Drive back to Khovd city and Continue drive to Tsambagarav mountain. Tsambagarav national park is suppurated huge sacred mountain from Altai range. This mountain is 4165 M higher with snow on the top whole year and located on the border between Bayan-Olgii and Hovd provinces, The park has beautiful scenery, rich wildlife, plenty of archeological sites, and native nomadic Kazakh and Uriankhai herders living in the shadow of the holey mountain. Overnight camping
  • Day 5 - Ulgii city, Bayan-Ulgii procince
    Drive to Bayan-Ulgii province via Lake Tolbo. Admire the attractive view of majestic mountains on the way. Break the trip near the sheer Tolbo Lake and free hiking there. Visit the Zahchin or Urianhai ethnic nomad family. Stay overnight in tourist camp in Ulgii town
  • Day 6 - Altai Tavan Bogd national park, Tsagaan gol
    Today we will have full day drive to Altai Tavanbogd National Park via Tsagaan Gol (White river) valley and through Altai Mountains that are Mongolia’s largest and highest mountain range more than 3000-4000 meters high. One famous spot is “Shiveet Hairhan” Sacred Mountain, where we will see the largest rock painting site from the period of the Huns (approx 200 B.C.) Overnight tented stay.
  • Day 7 - Altai Tavan Bogd national park, Ptanin glacier
    Today you will do half day of horse riding and reach 20KM Potaniin glacier which is biggest glacier in Mongolia. 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. Lunch is there. After lunch back to our camp.
  • Day 8 - Altai Tavan Bogd national park, Khoton lake
    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 9 - Baga Turgen waterfall and Eagle hunter family
    Early morning you will do short hiking approximately 6km through nomads and reach beautiful waterfall Baga Turgen. Have lunch there and hike back. Today we will stay with Eagle hunter family and experience with their life style also you will see how to training Eagle to hunt. Overnight stay to Eagle hunter family.
  • Day 10 - Ulgii city
    Drive back to Ulgii. On the way visit Kazakh Nomadic family and feel their great hospitalities. See how Kazakh women are making felt and other handy crafts. Stay overnight in Guest house at Ulgii.
  • Day 11 - Uureg lake
    Today’s destination is Uureg Lake, We will spend rest of day leisure at the lake, walking, bird watching, and swimming. Stay overnight in tourist camp from 15 km from the lake.
  • Day 12 - Uvs lake
    Drive to Uvs lake via Ulaangom capital town of Uvs province. We will see Uvs Lake, a gigantic inland sea in the middle of the desert. The Uvs lake basin has an extraordinary temperature range; the lowest winter temperature in western Mongolia (-58 °C) has been recorded here but summer temperatures can rise to 40 °C. Within the site there are nine strictly protected areas, representing the main ecosystems. Overnight tented stay.
  • Day 13 - Nomad family and Camel ride
    Today is a relaxing day. We will visit a local nomad family. There we have an opportunity to experience their way of life, their culture and traditions and ride 2 humped Bactrian camel. Back to base camp and overnight in tent.
  • Day 14 - Ulaangom city, Uvs province
    After breakfast drive back to Ulaangom for your departure flight to Ulaanbaatar. Take a small city tour including local museum and market. Stay overnight in local hotel
  • Day 15 - Ulaanbaatar city capital city of Mongolia
    After breakfast you will have a flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, and you will be transferred to your accommodation. End of the tour.
  • Day 16 - Home sweet home
    Leave Ulaanbaatar. Our driver drop off to Chinggis Khan international airport. Thank you for visiting our country


Tour route
  • Day 1 - Ulaanbaatar
    Distance: n/a
    Time: n/a
  • Day 2 - Ulaanbaatar > Khuvd
    Distance: 1150km
    Time: 2 hours
  • Day 2 - Khovd > Khar Us lake
    Distance: 450km
    Time: 1 hours
  • Day 3 - Khar Us lake > Gurrvan Tsenkher cave
    Distance: 80km
    Time: 2 hours
  • Day 4 - Gurvan Tsenkher cave > Tsambagarav mountain
    Distance: 260km
    Time: 4 hours
  • Day 5 - Tsambagarav > Ulgii
    Distance: 150km
    Time: 3 hours
  • Day 6 - Ulgii > Tsagaan gol
    Distance: 200km
    Time: 4 hours
  • Day 7 - Tsagaan gol > Potanin glacier
    Distance: 16km
    Time: 4 hours
  • Day 8 - Tsagaan gol > Khoton lake
    Distance: 160km
    Time: 4 hours
  • Day 9 - Khoton lake > Eagle hunter family
    Distance: 30km
    Time: 1 hours
  • Day 9 - Eagle hunter family > Baga Turgen
    Distance: 8km
    Time: 2 hours
  • Day 10 - Eagle hunter family > Ulgii city
    Distance: 200km
    Time: 5 hours
  • Day 11 - Ulgii city > Uureg lake
    Distance: 220km
    Time: 4 hours
  • Day 12 - Uureg lake > Uvs lake
    Distance: 160km
    Time: 4 hours
  • Day 13 - Nomad family
    Distance: n/a
    Time: n/a
  • Day 14 - Uvs lake > Ulaangom
    Distance: 60km
    Time: 1 hours
  • Day 15 - Ulangom > Ulaanbaatar
    Distance: 1130km
    Time: 2 hours
  • Day 16 - Home sweet home
    Distance: n/a
    Time: n/a
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