Trekking of the Altai Mountains, Mongolia

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Mongolia, ASIA & PACIFIC

This fantastic trekking adventure takes place in Mongolia’s “Wild West” among the snow-capped peaks of the High Altai Mountains, one of the longest mountain ranges in Central Asia.

travel code

MON001

fixed departures:

01/08 – 15/08

June-September

groups:

4/12 MIN/MAX

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Available

destination:

Mongolia

type:

Trekking

duration:

14 days

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Mongolia, ASIA & PACIFIC

The Altai Mountains, with eternal snowcapped peaks and glaciers, are the highest of the three major mountain ranges in Mongolia, straddling the Russian and Chinese frontiers in the Far West. Tavan Bogd National Park was created as part of an effort to protect some of the last surviving areas of truly pristine wilderness left in Asia. The park is named after the “five kings” or “saints” (tavan bogd) which are in fact the snow-covered peaks of considerable stature. The five peaks are Nairamdal, Naran, Olgii, Burged, and the grandest of them all, the highest mountain in Mongolia, Khuiten Uul. In this remote region live many nomads of various ethnic minorities. Local Kazakh herdsmen keep their priceless Golden Eagles next to their yurts. Western Mongolian landscapes, snow-covered mountains, and the nomadic lifestyles of some of Mongolia’s groups such as the Kazakh and Uriankhai people will create unforgettable memories for the active traveler. Sample the local gastronomy: fermented mare’s milk, freshly-made yoghurt, thick mutton stews and fire-roasted meats.

Weather can be extremely temperamental in the Altai Mountains. Brief snowstorms are common even in summer. Summer is surprisingly cool in the Altai Mountains and you’ll need a reliable, sub-zero rated sleeping bag and tent.

The trek is suitable for any experienced traveller. Backup by horse and sometimes by vehicle.

Accomodation

Tents. Gercamp en hotel in UB.

Food

During trek all included.

Guide

X-plore guide.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival UB

Day 2 - Flight Ulgii- Khoton lake

Day 3 - Tavan Bogd National Park

Day 4 - Potaniin glacier

Day 5 - Ascend mountain Melchin (4037m)

Day 6 - White river valley

Day 7 - Bear valley

Day 8 - Explore bear valley

Day 9 - Trekking along white river

Day 10 - Eagle hunters visit

Day 11 - Transport to Olgii, visit the city.

Day 12 - Flight to Ulan Batoor.

Day 13 - Visit Ulan Batoor

Day 14 - Flight home

MAPS & AREA

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Included

  • Transport with car (during the program)
  • All meals during the program
  • All accommodations during the program
  • X-plore guide
  • Local guide
  • Cook
  • Camels and horses
  • Permits and fees for the National Park
  • Visa support
  • Local flight Olgiy-Ulan Batoor

Excluded

  • International flights
  • Drinks and extra costs in hotels and inns.
  • Individual equipment
  • Visa
  • Expenses due to excess baggage
  • All costs not specified at “Included”
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport tax
  • Alcoholic drinks and water in bottles.
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