Snow Leopard Quest, Mongolia, 14 Days

14 Days Snow Leopard Tour in Mongolia:

The snow leopard is the most mysterious and rare wild cat. It is estimated that there 1,200 of them are left in Mongolia. While you quest and observe the snow leopard you can travel through the beautiful Altai Mountains, with eternal snow-capped peaks and glaciers, are the highest range in Mongolia in the far west. This is one of the very few and special tours that offer a rare chance to seeing Snow leopard and learn more about them with the locals.

Day 1 Welcoming day

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar the capital city of Mongolia. Transfer to your hotel. Welcome dinner. Stay overnight in the hotel. D

Day 2 Flight to Ulgii
Transfer to airport and take a flight /3.5hour/ to Bayan-Ulgii province by domestic airline. At the domestic airport of Ulgii town, the center of the Bayan-Ulgii we will greet and meet our driver and guide. Visit local ethnographic museum. Stay overnight in local hotel. BLD

Day 3 Travel to Deluun soum
Today we will drive to Deluun soum for 180kms of Bayan-Ulgii province and visit Kazak family and enjoy their unique tradition of training Golden Eagle for hunting. Stay overnight in nomad family. BLD

Day 4 Travel to Bulgan soum
This morning we will travel to southwest part of Mountain Munkhkhairkhan NP. On the way we will cross over a mountain pass Ulaaghin, the highest pass of Mongol Altai Mounts. Then we will visit Uriankhai family in Guurt area which is homeland of snow leopard. Stay overnight in nomad family. BLD

Day 5 – 8 Exploring Snow Leopards
These days are dedicated for exploring. We will go to Khar Uzuur, head of Guurt area and Ikh Baga Khadaan Gijigt by horse with local mountain guide. These days we will observe snow leopard and their living nest located place in during spring time. Also you have a great opportunity to take photos and record videos of snow leopards. Snow leopard (Uncia uncia Schreber,1776) Legal Status in Mongolia: Listed in the Mongolian Red Book as Very Rare (corresponds to the Endangered category in the IUCN Mongolian Red Book) and Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES). Snow Leopard habitat includes steep broken mountainous regions in the alpine and sub-alpine zones, where vegetation is sparse. Range wide, population estimates to occur in altitude from 2,000 to 3,500 m. Stay overnights in nomad family. BLD

Day 9-11 Exploring Snow Leopards
Travel to Ulaankhus hamlet for 40kms. Trekking along the River Bulgan through the amazing canyon. These days we will explore near the some interesting places and also look for snow leopards. Stay overnights in nomad family. BLD

Day 12 Travel back to Ulgii town
Morning we will continue travel by minivan to Ulgii town for 360kms. Stay overnight in local hotel. BLD

Day 13 Flight back to Ulaanbaatar
Travel to domestic airport and take a flight to Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to hotel. Shopping. Farewell dinner. Stay overnight in hotel. BLD

Day 14 Departure
After breakfast transfer to airport for departure. B

Included services:
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Entrance fees (i.e. parks, events)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Accommodation (Hotel)
Transport: Minivan