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 your 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 of 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 the airport and take a flight /3 hour/ to Bayan-Ulgii province by the 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 the local ethnographic museum. Stay overnight in a 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 the 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 the homeland of snow leopard. Stay overnight in nomad family. BLD
Day 5 – 8 Exploring Snow Leopards
These days are dedicated to exploring. We will go to Khar Uzuur, head of Guurt area and Ikh Baga Khadaan Gijigt by a horse with a local mountain guide. These days we will observe snow leopard and their living nest located place in during springtime. 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 some interesting places and also look for snow leopards. Stay overnights in nomad family. BLD
Day 12 Travel back to Ulgii town
The morning we will continue to travel by minivan to Ulgii town for 360kms. Stay overnight in the local hotel. BLD
Day 13 Flight back to Ulaanbaatar
Travel to the domestic airport and take a flight to Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to hotel. Shopping. Farewell dinner. Stay overnight in the hotel. BLD
Day 14 Departure
After breakfast transfer to airport for departure. B
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.