Horse riding in Altai tavan bogd mountain

Description

The Altai Mountains are a mountain range in Central and East Asia, where Russia, China, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia. The Altai Mountains are home to diverse fauna, because of its different habitats like steppes, northern taiga, and alpine vegetation.

 Khuiten Peak is the highest at 4374 m above sea level. The national park is located in Ulgii province in Western Mongolia. Besides the Khuiten peak massif includes Nairamdal, Malchin, Burged (eagle) and Ulgii peak (motherland).

The top attraction of this tour includes Altai Tavan Bogd mountain, Potanin glacier, Green lake, unique experience of nomad homestay with eagle hunters, climbing up to one of Mongolia’s highest peak and a 9-day stay in the tent make all this tour challenging and unforgettable experience of a lifetime.

 

1950 USD per person based on 2 people

1850USD per person based on 3 people

1650USD per person based on 4 people

1550USD per person based on 5-6 people

DETAILED ITINERARY:

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN ULAANBAATAR CITY

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar city and our driver will meet you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. The hotel will be selected by you.

DAY 2: ARRIVAL IN ULGII – DRIVE TO SHIVEET KHAIRKHAN MOUNTAIN 

Early morning, transfer to the airport and fly to Ulgii by the domestic airline. The flight takes 3.5 hours. Meet your local driver, tour guide and cook. Our tour starts heading to Shiveet Khairkhan Mountain. The road condition is off-road. On the way, we will stop in Tsengel town for lunch. Continue our driving to Shiveet Khairkhan, which is a sacred Mountain. Have dinner and stay in a tent. (L + D)

DAY 3: HORSE RIDING TO TSAGAAN GOL 

After breakfast horse riding trip starts heading to Tsagaan Gol. Today we will ride about 20 km and takes around 4-5 hours. We will transfer all our luggage by camel. The horse guide will help us until the end of our trip. On the way, we will see the rock painting which was drawn in 1500 BC. We will visit the Tuvan family who is a minor ethnic group in Mongolia. If you are lucky, you can see the mountain sheep, ibex, brown bear, fox, and grey wolf on the way. The lunch will be served in the lunch box prepared by our cook. Have dinner and stay in a tent. (B+L+D)

DAY 4: HORSE RIDING TO POTANIN GLACIER 

After breakfast, all luggage will transfer by camel. Our trip will continue to Potanin glacier. Total, we will ride17 km by horse and takes 3-4 hours. On the way, you can see wild nature with snow-capped mountains. Marmots are easy to see. We will have lunch beside the glacier and relax. The Potanin glacier is the longest which is a total of 22.5 km. Then, we will reach base camp. There is a great opportunity to hike beside the glacier. Have dinner and stay in a tent. (B+L+D)

DAY 5: FULL DAY CLIMBING TO MACHIN PEAK 

Early morning, after breakfast, we will climb to the Malchin peak, which is 4050 meters above sea level. It is available to climb with non-mountain equipment. After lunch, we will come down. On top of the peak, you can see Chinese and Russian Altai Mountains and borderlines. There is a great opportunity to take a photo with Altai snow-capped mountains with Alexander glaciers. Then, we will back to base camp and have dinner and stay in a tent.  (B+L+D)

DAY 6: RETURN TO TSAGAAN GOL 

After breakfast, our all staffs and luggage are transfer by camel. We will horse trail by 17 km and takes 3-4 hours. Have lunch on the way. Local people called Milk tea because the White River flows from Potanin glacier and color is white. You can hike to Green Lake close to the Eagle Peak (Burged peak). Have dinner and overnight. (B+L+D)

DAY 7: HORSE TRAIL TO KHAR SALAA 

After breakfast, our trip will continue to Khar Salaa and luggage are transferred by camel. On the way, you can pass long valley and semi steppe, surrounded by snow-capped mountains. The simple lunch will prepare by the cook. Have dinner and stay in a tent. (B+L+D)

DAY 8: HORSE TRAIL TO BEAR VALLEY

After breakfast, we will ride our horse and go to the long valley which is called Bear valley total of 20-22 km. It takes 5-6 hours. We will pass the hill which is called a Takhilt hill, 3250 m above sea level. If you are lucky, you can see brown bears, Asian red deer, snow cock and other more. It was surrounded by Siberian Larches, waterfall, and high mountains. Have dinner with beautiful nature and overnight stay in a tent. (B+L+D)

DAY 9: HORSE RIDING TO AKH SU VALLEY 

After breakfast, our trip will start at Akh Su valley. All luggage will transfer by camel. The lunch will be beside Green Lake. It is one of the beautiful Lake, no fish, no drinking any insects but shape look like a heart. Then, we will reach to next camping point. Have dinner and stay in a tent. (B+L+D)

DAY 10: KHOTON & KHURGAN LAKES 

Early morning, we will ride our horses and go to twin lakes. It was surrounded by high snowcapped Altai Mountains by Siberian Larches. The simple lunch will prepare by cook beside the lake. The lake is fresh water to drink and a possibility for fishing such as Osman, Mongolian grayling and Whitefish. Then, we will reach to next point for camping. We will relax and hike around the national park to see the rock painting in Khar Salaa. It was located 10 km from Sirgali and near the name of the place Shibar Kharagai. It has a total of 5000 rock paintings which was drawn in 2000 BC.  Have dinner and stay in a tent. (B+L+D)

DAY 11: DRIVE TO SAGSAI SMALL VILLAGE – VISIT TO EAGLE HUNTER’S FAMILY  

After a simple breakfast, we will drive towards to Sagsai small village. His name is Kazim. He is 60 years old and won on Eagle festival twice. He is very famous and made a documentary movie in 2002. On the way, we will have lunch and continue driving. Road condition is off-road and semi steppe. He will teach us his golden eagle skills. How does he teach her? Mostly, eagle hunters are looking after female eagles, not male. Females are stronger than males. Their speeds are too fast and very ginger. Have dinner and stay in a nomadic family. (B, L, D)

DAY 12: DRIVE TOWARD TO ULGII PROVINCE 

After breakfast, we will drive to Ulgii province. Whenever, arrival in Ulgii province, you will check-in the tourist ger camp and relax. The lunch will be at the tourist ger camp. In the afternoon, it is free time. There is great opportunity to visit to a local museum and black market. Return to tourist ger camp have dinner and overnight. (B+L+D)

DAY 13: FLY BACK TO ULAANBAATAR 

In the morning, your local driver will transfer to the airport. After you will meet your city driver and he will transfer to the hotel. The hotel will be selected by you. (B)

DAY 14: DEPARTURE 

In the morning, your driver will transfer to the airport. Have a nice journey!

 

Information

TOUR PRICE INCLUDED

  • Tour guide
  • Tourist Ger camp 
  • Tent 
  • Eagle hunter family
  • All meals
  • Experienced driver +fuel + best vehicle
  • All entrance 
  • Camel for loading your luggage
  • Horse for trail
  • Water
  • Mattress, sleeping bags and other tour equipment
  • Cook assistant 

TOUR PRICE EXCLUDED

  • Travel & Camp;
  • Medical insurance
  • Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
  • Internal flights
  • Daily personal expenses
  • Laundry
  • Drinking alcohol or beer
  • Optional activities
  • Single supplement

 

 

WHAT TO BRING

  • Waterproof jacket
  •  Lip-gloss balm
  •  Sun hat
  •  Sun scream
  • Sun glass
  • First aid kit (medicine for headache, cold, diarrhea, runny nose, bandages, and medicine prescribed for you) 
  •  Camera

 

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