Nomads Lifestyle and Photography Tour in Western Mongolia

Mongolia, the ancient realm of Genghis Khan, has emerged from the shadow of Communism and is now open to the world. Meet one of the last nomadic cultures on earth, where a traditional way of life endures as it did a millennium ago. Just three million people inhabit a country the size of Western Europe, half of them still living in portable felt tents called Ger and moving seasonally with their animals. The tour takes 8-9 days to cover the most popular travel destinations including Altai mountains, nomadic lifestyle, horse riding and hiking on the sacred mountains of Mongolia.

 

Detailed itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Ulgii. Same day drive to Sirgali area where many Kazakh nomads stay during the summer time. Camp just next to Kazakh yurt and experience nomadic life.

 

Day 2 - Early morning you will do short hiking through nomads and reach beautiful waterfall. Have lunch there and hike back. Same day you will do short driving to the west side and camp next to khoton lake.

 

Day 3 - During that day next to your camp you will able to hike up to mountain with full of rock paintings from Turkic age. Later that day you can do half day fishing on Khoton lake and relax by enjoying beauties of western Mongolia.

 

Day 4 - Early morning you will start driving towards Tavan bogd mountain area where many Tuvan nomads spend their summer. Experience differences of nomadic lifestyle. On your way you will stop to see Deer Stones.

 

Day 5 - Today you will do half day of horse riding and reach 20KM Potaniin glacier which is biggest glacier in Mongolia. Camp just next to glacier. After lunch experience the glacier and come back at your camp there.

 

Day 6 - Do hiking up to Malchin peak. Malchin peak is the one of the highest mountains in Mongolia that bordering with Russia. You will have unreal views of Altai mountains. Come back to your camping spot.

 

Day 7 - From glacier side start horse riding back to the place where Tuvan Nomads are staying. Have rest. Enjoy healthy meal of your cook.

 

Day 8 - Drive back to Ulgii on the way stop to visit Eagle hunter's family. Stay at local Hotel in Ulgii.

 

Day 9 - Fly to Ulanbator.

 

Tour total price: Per person 1420$

Includes this tour price:

1.       A Van 4x4 with a driver.

2.       Fuel for the trip for whole time.

3.       English speaking guide

4.       Hotel stays

5.       All food, during the trip and at restaurants in Olgii./Breakfast, Launch, Dinner /

6.       All cooking and camping gears.

7.       National park and border office permits ( area you will go is close to China border)

8.       Eagle hunters' fee.

9.       Company servise fee

10.    Horse riding

11.    other small administration fees Basically, includes everything.

Excludes this tour price:

12.    Items of personal nature

13.    Baverages, alcoholic drinks, bar bills, laundry

14.    Travel and insurance

15.    Excess baggage fee in the flight /15kg includes handbag is free of charge/

16.    Optional activities

17.    Single supplement

18.    Gratuity for the tour team

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)
Transport: SUV 4x4
Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Other
Payment Method

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.

Cancellation Policy

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.