Altai Nomad's Festival and Malchin Peak Climb

July 19 Arrive UB

Arrive UB airport and meet by our car. Transfer to 3* hotel.

Today we will do city sightseeing tour. Explore Gandan Monastery, Chojin Lama temple, the Bogd Khan winter Palace and Buda Big Statue on the Hill / Zaisan memorial. National museum or other stops only if there is time.  We will need to stop at some point for lunch, do not need traditional cuisine. Overnight in 3* hotel.

July 20 To Olgii

Meet your local Kazakh guide arriving at Olgii airport at 9:30 a.m. (local time), drive to Restaurant. After brunch or lunch, drive half an hour west to Sagsai village and reach Nomadic family (Kazakh Eagle hunter). Overnight near or with family. (LD)

July 21 Altai Nomad’s Festival-2018

During the festival we see some Kazakh Traditional Horse Games like “Bush Kushi” (Try to take out from each other the goat skin on horseback),”Kiss woman on horseback”, “Pick up coins from the land on horseback” and others. You will be with many local nomads, who dressed on their ancient traditional clothing.

In the evening we enjoy to have the Kazakh Concert with some traditional songs and music. Overnight in Kazakh ger. (BLD)

July 22 Altai Tavan Bogd National Park

Embark on a 1-day drive to Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. At the Sacred Mountain “Shiveet Hairhan”, we will see the largest rock painting site from the period of the Huns (around 200 B.C.). Some ancient Turkic stones can also be seen along the way. Admire the views of the snowcapped and forested mountains marking the natural wall between China and Mongolia. Overnight in tent. (BLD)

July 23 Tavanbogd – Malchin Peak – Tavanbogd

After breakfast, we will start our 6-hour trek to the top of Malchin peak at 4025m. Today’s trek to summit and back to camp is about 10 to 12 hours in total, or you may trek as high as you can before returning to camp. Below you will see the Potanin glacier – the biggest of the twenty glaciers in Mongolian Altai.  Tavanbogd means “The Holy Five”, referring to the peaks of Huiten (4374m and the highest), Naran, Ulgii, Burget and Nairamdal. It is a stunning setting with the awe-inspiring massif of high snow-capped peaks. Overnight in tent. (BLD)

July 24 To Kazakh Eagle hunter’s family and Olgii

Walk down few hours and reach the road end. After driving 4-5hrs, we reach Bashakhan’s family-Kazakh Eagle hunter. Visit his family and feel their grade hospitalities. Bashakhan keep many horses to milk and make a koumis (nomadic beer). You have a chance to see his golden eagle and learn some hunting skills.

In the evening, drive to Olgii. Overnight in gercamp. (BLD)

July 25 Fly to UB

After early breakfast (6:30a.m), transfer to Olgii airport and fly to UB. Meet by our car and transfer to 3* hotel. (B)

July 26 Depart UB

 

After early breakfast, transfer to UB airport and depart UB. (B)

The price includes:

 

-        Eng. guide, 4x4 transport, 3 meals per day, overnights in 3* hotel, tent or  gers, camping gears (sleeping tent, matts, chair), festival fee, border and nat. park permits. City-tour in UB, 4 transfers from/to UB airport, ULN-ULG-ULN flights. 

Number of days: 8
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch/Dinner
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Entrance fees (i.e. parks, events)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Accommodation (Hotel)
Not included: Personal needs, laundry and alcohol drinks
What to bring: Binoculars, Warm hat and gloves, Long underwear for travel in the high mountains, comfortable footwear, Prescription medications, (if needed), Money belt and small padlocks Daypack for use on day or overnight excursions Torch/flashlight (and spare batteries) Toiletries/roll of toilet paper/travel wipes Sunscreen, lip balm, sunhat and sunglasses Earplugs and eye mask (for light sleepers) Warm clothes - when travelling in cooler climates Wind and waterproof jacket Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes with good walking socks
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