Hiking 10 days tour Western Mongolia
My name is Bota . I am tour guide working since 2006. And I would like to offer you to do that you will never forget and it will one of the best or, probably, the best trip in your life.
I was born in Mongolia and I am Kazakh and I would love to invite you to visit this wonderful countries. I adore mountains and from childhood I was captivated by their beauty. I can organize you Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia tour. There is not only the charming beauty of mountains. There are much more that you can imagine.
This land has very deep and fascinating history, particular nomadic culture, and numerous customs and traditions.
I am also traveller like you and I know what you want to see in each country. I will do my best to show and tell about history of Kyrgyzstan Kazakhstan and Mongolian. Moreover, I will be happy to exchange with our knowledge and experience, and make your trip interactive trip.
Day 1 Ulgii & Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
Catch an early flight to Ulgii, western province of Mongolia. After tour briefing we will drive 180km via the village of Ulaanhus over desert mountain landscapes (4-5hrs) and reach the road end. This is home place of Tuvan people,other small ethnic group in Mongolia. Here we will meet with the nomads who will supply horses and camels for our trek. Overnight in tent.
Day 2, Tavan Bogd massif ( Base camp )
Trek for the 16km towards the base camp of the snow-capped TavanBogd massif. We will pitch camp next to the 20km long Potanina glacier – the biggest of the twenty glaciers in Mongolian Altai – and remain there for two nights. TavanBogd means “the Holy Five” referring to the five highest peaks, of which Huiten Uul( Cold peak ) is the highest in Mongolia, 4374 meters above sea level.. The other peaks are: Nairamdal( Friendship ), Ulgii, Burged(Eagle) and Malchin(Nomad). Enjoy the gorgeous view of all of them during the sun set and sun rise.
Day 3, To the top of the Malchin peak
Today we will make a day hike to the Malchin peak(4050m). Malchin peak is the one of five peaks of the Tavan Bogd mountain on the Mongolia-Russian border. Non-technical climbing mountain. Breathtaking view from the top of the mountain.
Day 4, 15km down & Back to Tsagaan Gol Valley
Trek back to to the head of Tsagaan Gol( White River ) valley where Tuvan people spend their summer. Tuvans are shamans, and there are some tribe people who really practice shaman and they help sick people and do various shaman ceremonies. In the evening visit Tuvan family and get introduced to their culture, taste dairy products as well as milk vodka, which is distilled from the yogurt , made from yak milk. They also do wonderful felt crafts. Camp nearby the family.
Day 5, Hike to the Khar Airikh Valley
Hike to the Khar Airikh Valley via Shiveet Hairhan Uul( Carved Holly Mountain ) we will be able to see the biggest petroglyphs from the iron and bronze ages and Turkic invasions. There are about 400 Ibexes (Capra sibirica) on the top of the Shiveet Mountain. So, if we lucky we can see & capture some of them during the trek.
Day 6-7, Altai Mountain crossing
Today we will pass the Altai at the highest elevation( 3300m ). After crossing the Altai Mountain we enter to Bear Valley as local nomads used to call. We are now in a scenic area, where small streams develop into rives fed by the melting glaciers flowing down broad steppe valleys.
Day 8, To Green Lake
Trek down a valley with patches of Larch forests and reach the so called Green Lake( also called Heart lake ), where we pitch camp.
Day 9 Free day & Trek to Aral tolgoi
Today we will continue trekking downhill to the Aral Tolgoi ridge and meet with the vehicle team. We will overnight here in tents
Day 10 Drive back to Olgii.
After breakfast leave valley and will drive back to Olgii town. We will visit eagle hunter family and golden eagle along the way. Overnight in ger camp, Olgii
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.