TREKKING IN ALTAI MOUNTAINS /11 DAYS/

Short description

Located in the remotest corner of the most pristine and wildest country in the world, Tavan Bogd trek or Trekking in Altai mountains Mongolia 9 days 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.

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 - Ulgii city, Bayan-Ulgii province
    Arrive in Ulgii. Visit local outdoor market /bazaar., Islamic mosque and local museum. Prepare for excursion at your Guest house.
  • Day 3 - Ranger station of Oigyr, Altai Tavan Bogd mountain
    Early morning we will start driving towards Tavan bogd mountain, Ranger station area. Where many Tuvan nomads spend their summer. Experience differences of nomadic lifestyle. On your way you will stop to see Balbal Stones and ancient Tomb.
  • Day 4 - Potanin glacier, Altai Tavan Bogd mountain
    Early morning start hiking from Ranger station to 20KM long Potaniin glacier side. After 4 hours of riding you will reach the base camp. We just camping next to the glacier.
  • Day 5 - Ranger station of Tsagaan salaa, Altai Tavan Bogd mountain
    From the Potanin glacier side start hiking back to the place where Tuvan Nomads are staying another Ranger station area. Have rest. Enjoy healthy meal of your cook. Overnight camping.
  • Day 6 - Khar Salaa, Altai Tavan Bogd national park
    With packed camels you will start hiking to south of Altai Tavan Bogd national park. On your way you will go through historical places and see rock arts from ancient Turkic age. Camping at Khar Salaa.
  • Day 7 - Bear valley, Altai Tavan Bogd national park
    Early morning you will start hiking 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 8 - Akh-Su valley, Altai Tavan Bogd national park
    Start hiking 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 9 - Khoton lake, Altai Tavan Bogd national park
    On this day we will pack up and start hiking to Khoton lake area at Altai Tavan Bogd national park. There we will meet our drivers and prepare to back Ulgii city.
  • Day 10 - Ulgii city, Bayan-Ulgii province
    Drive back to Ulgii on the way stop to visit Eagle hunter’s family. Stay at your Guest house in Ulgii.
  • Day 11 - Ulaanbaatar city capital city of Mongolia
    Fly to Ulanbator. Morning our driver drop off you to Ulgii cities airport.
  • Day 12 - Home sweet home
    Leave Ulaanbaatar. Our driver drop off to Chinggis Khan international airport. Thank you for visiting our country

Essentials

Tour route
  • Day 1 - Ulaanbaatar
    Distance: n/a
    Time: n/a
  • Day 2 - Ulaanbaatar > Ulgii
    Distance: 1200km
    Time: 3 hours
  • Day 3 - Ulgii > Ranger station
    Distance: 210km
    Time: 6 hours
  • Day 4 - Ranger station > Potanin glacier
    Distance: 20km
    Time: 5 hours
  • Day 5 - Potanin glacier > Ranger station
    Distance: 20km
    Time: 5 hours
  • Day 6 - Ranger station > Khar Salaa
    Distance: 20km
    Time: 5 hours
  • Day 7 - Khar Salaa > Bear valley
    Distance: 20km
    Time: 5 hours
  • Day 8 - Bear valley > Akh-Su valley
    Distance: 20km
    Time: 5 hours
  • Day 9 - Akh-Su valley > Khoton lake
    Distance: 20km
    Time: 5 hours
  • Day 10 - Khoton lake > Ulgii city
    Distance: 210km
    Time: 6 hours
  • Day 11 - Ulgii > Ulaanbaatar
    Distance: 1200km
    Time: 3 hours
  • Day 12 - Home sweet home
    Distance: n/a
    Time: n/a
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