Located in the remotest corner of the most pristine and wildest country in the world, Tavan Bogd trek offers a rich cultural experience and brings you through green meadows, icy gorges, clear lakes, rushing streams, lush alpine pastures, snow capped peaks, vast glaciers and vast moraines. The area is inhabited by Mongolian nomads and Tuvans and Kazakh hunters whose ways of life have not changed since times unmemorable. Kazakhs have ancient traditions of falconry. The trek will start off Tavan Bogd mountain range. Huiten peak, the highest peak of the Altai range is also Mongolia’s highest peak. The peak overlooks 3 countries: Mongolia, Russia and China. Those mountain peaks face cold glaciated peaks and vast moraines. Depending of your climbing skills we you will climb one or the other peak.
Day 1– Arrive to Ulgii and Drive to Tavan Bogd mountains where Tuvan nomads. Camp.
Day 2– Early morning start horse riding from gate of Tavan Bogd national park to 20KM long Potaniin glacier side. After 4 hours of riding you will reach the base camp. You will experience the glacier.
Day 3 – Today you will do hiking up to Malchin peak. Malchin peak is one of high peaks of Mongolia over 4000M. As Malchin peak is bordering with Russia you will have full views to Russian and Chinese Altai mountains. Same day you will hike back to your camp.
Day 4 – Today you will riding horse and back where are Tuvan nomads are staying.
Day 5– With packed camels you will start horse riding to south of Altai mountains national park. On your way you will go through historical places and see rock arts from ancient Turkic age. Camping at Khar Salaa.
Day 6- Early morning you will start horse riding up to Altai mountain and pass to Bear Valley which very beautiful place with breathtaking landscapes, waterfalls and white rivers that is flowing from glacier. Camp along the river.
Day 7-Start horse riding to Ak su Valley. Ak su Valley is place where many western Mongolian Kazakh nomads are staying during their summer time. Visit Kazakh families and experience nomadic life, enjoy photographing.
Day 8 – Drive back to Ulgii town and on the way stop at Eagle hunter’s family. Arrive in Ulgii stay at Ger camp or at Local Hotel.
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 3 bottle water for per person /1,5 liter/
English speaking guide
Travel and insurance
1 bottle wine during trip /0.75L/
Accommodation and Tent
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)
Domestic flight tickets /Ulaanbaatar-Ulgii-Ulaanbaatar/
Gratuity for the tour team
Camel and Horse
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.