Western Mongolia where Rich adventure in wild environments

Rich for wild animals and birds, which are usually not seen outside the region,
Experience the Kazakh lifestyle and habits.

OVERVIEW

The snow- capped peaks of the imposing Altai Mountain’s majestic beauty always justifies its reputation as one of the country’s treasures. Countless lakes, Glaciers, springs, and stream dotted throughout the mountains and green valleys.

 

 Destination: Western Mongolia

10 Days Journey by plane

  • Day 1. Fly to the Olgii town, meet and greet local guide and driver,Continue on to your kazakh family and settle in for a stay. Get prepared border permit for the next day of journey.
  • Day 2. Drive to ranger station Altai Mountain through Tsagaan salaa river
  • Day 3. Aclimation in advanced base camp altai Mountain
  • Day 4-5. Hiking Altai Tavan Bogd area –Malchin Peak, Honog Tolgoi
  • Day 6. Return hike to base camp –Altai Tavan Bogd
  • Day 7. Go to twin lake Hoton and Hurgan –Altai Tavan Bogd
  • Day 8. Hoton Hurgan lake – kazakh family – Altai tavan Bogd
  • Day 9. Sagsai village Olgii town – visit eagle hunter family
  • Day 10. Fly back to Ulaanbaatar

Domestic flight – round way tickets

Driver and local tour assistant: Reliable and professional driver and English-speaking local tour guide who also cooks will assist you to make your adventure tour around Mongolia in reality.

Accommodation: You usually stay in extra ger which is prepared by kazakh nomads, sometimes at ( selected days) in tent.

Food: You will have a breakfast lunch and dinner as original kazakh food on the way cooked by the chef. Vegeterias are welcome. Drinks provide 1.5 liter of mineral water per day.

Fees: Border permit, National Park and museum fees are included in the price of the tour.

Activities:You are able to ride a horse and local guide will be your assistant for how to ride a horse safety.

Vehicle type: Russian minivan, gasoline inclusive.

Total Km of Covered: 710miles /1130km ( per day 4-6hrs)

Destination: Western Mongolia

10 Days Journey by plane

  • Day 1. Fly to the Olgii town, meet and greet local guide and driver,Continue on to your kazakh family and settle in for a stay. Get prepared border permit for the next day of journey.
  • Day 2. Drive to Hovd river, Altai Mountain
  • Day 3. Go to twin lake Hoton and Hurgan
  • Day 4. Hoton Hurgan lake – kazakh family
  • Day 5. Drive to ranger station Altai Mountain through Tsagaan salaa river
  • Day 6-7. Aclimation in advanced base camp Altai Mountain< Potanin Glacier
  • Day 8.Return hike to base camp
  • Day 9. Achit lake, Uureg lake
  • Day 10.Early morning reach Olgii town, Fly back to Ulaanbaatar

Domestic flight – round way tickets

Driver and local tour assistant: Reliable and professional driver and English-speaking local tour guide who also cooks will assist you to make your adventure tour around Mongolia in reality.

Accommodation: You usually stay in extra ger which is prepared by kazakh nomads, sometimes at ( selected days) in tent.

Food: You will have a breakfast lunch and dinner as original kazakh food on the way cooked by the chef. Vegeterias are welcome. Drinks provide 1.5 liter of mineral water per day.

Fees: Border permit, National Park and museum fees are included in the price of the tour.

Activities: You are able to ride a horse and local guide will be your assistant for how to ride a horse safety.

Vehicle type: Russian minivan, gasoline inclusive.

Total Km of Covered: 710miles /1130km ( per day 4-6hrs)

Details:

Day 1. Fly from UB to Ulgii town /3.5hrs/. You are now at the far west of the country, a region mostly inhabited by Kazakh nomads. Get off the plane you board a car and drive into the countryside toward the Altai Mountains. Get border permit, procession. Spend night in Khazah family ger.

Day 2. After breakfast you will proceed along the huge Siylhemiyn Nuruu valley (natural historic Monument/ where you have opportunity to meet several nomads. Late afternoon you will arrive at the Ross of the white and black river (tsagaan salaa and Khar salaa) separated from a high pyramidal rock. In this area you will admire thousands of petroglyphs. You are in Altai Tavan Bogd National Park! Night in Kazakh ger.

Day 3-4. You will stay exactly front of Tavan bogd Mt. (4353meter) Highest Mountain in Mongolia bordering Russia and China. You will hiking toward the base camp of it, reachable in about 5 hours, you are supported by an excellent stuff (driver and guide – who will cook for you during the trip) overnight in tent.

Day 5-6. Just close to the camp start Tavan Bogd’s and other surrounding mountain’s glacier. Where you will spend whole day. Return to basecamp-Overnight.

Day 7-8. To Khoton Nuur and Khurgan Nuur We go further into this remote corner of the country, where the Chinese, Russian and Mongolian borders are only kilometers apart, and continue through Ulaanhus the Tavan Bogd National Park to Khoton Nuur. On the shores of this pretty alpine lake we set camp for a few days. Hiking is the order of the day for those feeling active, while others may choose to simply rest and enjoy the scenery. With two full days to explore these lakes there are walks to suit all abilities and interests. Overnight in ger, Kazakh family.

Day 9. Head to Olgii town. Stop by Sagsai village for visit Eagle family. Stay with comfortable ger belonging to your guide. Visit Local museum.

Day 10. Fly back to Ulaanbaatar. Meet the local driver, transfer to your staying place.

Details:

Day 1. Fly and reach the most western aimag of Mongolia, Bayan-Olgii. Unlike the rest of Mongolia, which is dominated by Khalkh Mongolians, about 90% of populations of Bayan-Olgii are Kazakh, almost all of them Muslims. Olgii, capital city of the aimag is a Muslim influenced ethnically Kazakh city. It is home to a mosque. We will spend the afternoon strolling around in the aimag center. We will visit the museum that has some interesting displays and gives a good overview of Kazakh culture. We will also pay a visit to the mosque. We will overnight in a place host by Kazakh family (To get prepared border permit)

Day 2. Today's destination is Altai Mountains, which shares a border with China along the. This country is rich in beautiful untouched nature including the eternally snow-capped peaks of the Altai Mountain Range and pure lakes and rivers. We will meet Kazakh people and have a chance to see their famous Golden Eagles, which are trained for hunting. Their gers and clothing are quite different, and we recognize them as true descendants of ancient Central Asian tradition. Colorful ger decorations showcase traditional geometric patterns - the most popular design a 'ram's horns' motif. Dinner, Stay overnight in the tent on the banks of Hovd River.

Day 3-4. To Khoton Nuur and Khurgan Nuur We go further into this remote corner of the country, where the Chinese, Russian and Mongolian borders are only kilometers apart, and continue through Ulaanhus the Tavan Bogd National Park to Khoton Nuur. On the shores of this pretty alpine lake we set camp for a few days. Hiking is the order of the day for those feeling active, while others may choose to simply rest and enjoy the scenery. With two full days to explore these lakes there are walks to suit all abilities and interests. Overnight in ger, Kazakh family.

Day 5-7. We leave the lakes behind and enter the mountains. The White Water River runs from vast glaciers of the “Five Saints” Altai Tavan Bogd massif, the highest range of Mongolia. Its waters are milky white because of glacial dust. The first day we trek along the White Water River and follow one of its fast tributaries the next day. Though fenced by high rocky ridges rising on both sides, the river valley is rich in flowers and vegetation. With a bit of luck you may even spot a Mountain Goat (Ibex) or a marmot. Our camp and kitchen will be moved by camels. In the afternoon of the second day we will make our way across a 3400m pass called “Worship” and descend into the valley of White River, which takes its source from the longest glacier in Mongolia named after a Russian traveler Potanin.(Horse trekking 12km)This is the home of our Tuvan friends and we camp nearby their yurts. Hospitality of locals is unparalleled.

Day 8-9. Drive to Achit Nuur (Achit lake), which is the largest freshwater. (Swimming) This lake home to flocks of geese, eagles and other birdlife. We will meet the Mongolian other ethnic group (Durvud, Kazak) people and to see their life. After explore these area, we will continue our trip to Uureg Lake which lies close to the Russian border and Siberia. It is a large, beautiful slightly salt-Water Lake surrounded by glorious mountains and some snow-capped 3000 meters plus peaks. Camping beside Uureg Lake.

Day 10. Early morning Drive back to Olgii town and Fly back to Ulaanbaatar. Meet the local driver, transfer to your staying place

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FAQ

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1. When is the best time to come to Mongolia?

May to September is the best season, with the high season in July for the Naadam Festival. August and September are also suitable months of the year, our climate is such that you will still have many sunny days at this time.

2. Is Mongolia a safe destination?

Mongolia has one of the lowest crime rates in the world and people are known for their nomadic hospitality and kindness and they will make you feel very welcome. But when you are in the street of Ulaanbaatar city, you have to watch your bag and wallet unless there are many pickpockets around.

3. What should I bring with me?

Warm and thin layers of clothing, waterproof jacket, good walking boots, sandals and a hat and/or headscarf to protect you from the sun and winds. Don’t forget insect repellent, sun cream, lip-gloss and first aid kit (medicine for headache, cold, diarrhea, runny nose; bandages; any medicine prescribed for you ) and camera equipment.

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