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Altai tavan bogd tour

Adventure tour in Ulaanbaatar

Tour Price : 4000$ Duration : 14 days Languages: English, Russian, Korean

TRAVEL BUDDIES & TOURS ALTAI TAVAN BOGD MOUNTAIN TOUR 14 days/13 accommodations 2400 km with car 5 days horse trekking or 5 days hiking Aircraft 1.5 hours Majestic Altai Mountains overlook the western frontiers with China and Russia. Its spectacular peaks, covered in vast glaciers, are home to Argali sheep, Ibex, Lynx and the elusive Snow Leopard. The area is inhabited by proud Kazak and Tuvan hunters whose ways of life have not changed. Kazakhs have ancient traditions of falconry. They employ Golden Eagles which are kept fro hunting foxes, hares and other small animals. Starting off from alpine lakes of Hoton and Hurgan we trek through green meadows, lush forests and icy gorges. Myriads of flowers entertain eyes of those coming in June. Hundreds of “kereksur” or tombs left by various ancient tribes lie alongside our trail. Finally we reach foothills of the Tavan Bogd range, the highest mountains in Mongolia. Here, facing cold glaciated peaks and vast moraines beneath them time stands still. This tour is a huge spiritual challenge and offers a wealth of cultural experience in the caring company of local nomads and hunters. Included: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D).

Day 1: Drive to Kharkhorin, the site of the 13th century Mongolian Empire’s capital, founded by Chinggis Khan. Visit to the ruins and Erdene Zuu Monastery, the biggest monastery of 16th century surrounded by 400mx400m walls build from the ruins of ancient capital city. Accommodation: Ger (Mongolian traditional house) camp. B, L, D

Day 2: Drive to the White Lake (Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur) in the Khangai Mountains in central Mongolia. The Khorgo volcano is located near the eastern end of the lake and the Suman gol river springs from lake. Also we will visit Yellow dog heaven, Stone ger and set up tent camp near the White Lake. There will be a walking tour to top of the Volcano crater. B, L, D

Day 3: In the morning we will drive to the Telmen Lake. The lake lies near the boundary between the forest-steppe and steppe ecosystems. The Telmen Lake, a closed lake basin, is slightly salty (about 4g per L salinity). Lunch in the Tosontsengel territory. B, L, D

Day 4: After breakfast we will drive to Otgontenger Mountain which is 4021m above sea level and the peak of the Khangai Range. Set up tent in the bank of Chuluut River. B, L, D

Day 5: Today drive to Bayan Lake followed by passing Uliastay city, Erdene khairhan, Zavkhanmandal territories. We see Bor Khyars sand dune. Hope you enjoy sand dune  Accommodation: tent camp B, L, D

Day 6: In the morning we will drive to the Khyargas Lake which is one of Mongolia’s largest lakes covering 1,406 square kilometers. The brackish water of the lake is home to rare fish including Mongolian Grayling and we will hike around the lake. Accommodation: tent camp B, L, D

Day 7: We will drive to Khovd province, reach the Achit Lake and set up tnet there. B, L, D

Day 8: We will drive to Ulgii city in the western Mongolia and then to Ulaanhus territory. After arriving at Tsagaan river, we will set up tent near the Tsagaan river bank. B, L, D

Day 9: We will go to the north of the Tsagaan lake and visit Tuva family in Shiveet Khairhan mountain. We will meet our horsetrekking guide and rent out horses for the tracking. B, L, D

Day 10: Hiking and horse trekking up to the ice river of Altai Tavan Bogd. Shiveet Khairhan Mountain is 3943m above the sea level. Accommodation: Tent B, L, D

Day 11: Khuiten mountain is the tallest of the Altai Tavan Bogd mountain which is 4374m above the sea level. Hiking and horse trekking in the Malchin mountain which is 4037m above the sea level. Accommodation:Tent B, L, D

Day 12: We will go down along the ice river and arrive at Shiveet Khairhan mountain. Accommodation:Tent B, L, D

Day 13: Passing the Tsengel territory, we will visit Kazakh family. We will spend a full day with the Kazakh families. The Kazakh peoples live a similar herding lifestyle like Mongolians. However, the Kazakh people are Muslims and speak the Kazakh language. The Kazakh people are famous for their intricate handicrafts and amazing needlework. Their yurts (traditional house), which are larger than that of a Ger, are elaborately decorated with brightly colored wall hangings and floor rugs. The Kazakh men spend a great deal of time hunting with eagles during the winter months. These great birds are caught at a young age and trained to catch small prey. We will have a chance to see these magnificent birds. We will arrive in Sagsai territory later in the day. Accommodation: Tourist camp B, L, D

Day 14: Today we will drive back to Ulgii city and fly to UB. Arrival and check in accommodation. Free time at your leisure. Evening program will be held folk group performance. B, L It was a great pleasure having you with us and please visit Mongolia and our tour again~ ! Bayartai ! (Good bye) HAVE A NICE JOURNEY!

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: 4000$
Duration: 14 days
Languages: English, Russian, Korean
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :NO
Hotel pick-up:YES
Drop-off :YES
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):NO
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :NO
Translation services :NO
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :NO
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :YES
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :YES
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :NO
Attractions:Alpine lake