Horse trail in Altai Tavan Bogd - 14 days 13 nights

Altai tavan Bogd National Park

The Altai Mountains are mountain range in Central and East Asia, where Russia, China, Kazakhstan and Mongolia. The Altai Mountains are home to a diverse fauna, because of its different habitats like steppes, northern taigas and alpine vegetation. Steep slopes are home to the Siberian ibex whereas the rivers the rare argali or mountain sheep. The region is inhabitants by a sparse but ethnical diverse population, including Russians, Kazakhs and Mongolians.

The Tavan Bogd is a Five Saints massif in Mongolia near the triple border with China and Russia. It’s the highest peak Khuiten Peak at 4374 m above sea level. The national park is located in Ulgii province in western Mongolia. Besides the Khuiten peak massif includes Nairamdal, Malchin Burged (eagle) and Ulgii peak (motherland).

NUMBER OF PAX & PRICE:

2 pax: 1650 USD per person,
3-4pax:  1550USD per person,

DURATION: 14 days 13nights

ACTIVITY: horse riding, climbing, visiting to nomads, and learning golden eagle skills and exploring the wild natures,

DATE: June 01- October 10, 2020

DETAILED ITINERARY:

DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN ULAANBAATAR CITY

Whenever your international flight landed in Ulaanbaatar, your driver will meet you at airport and transfer to the hotel. The hotel will selected by you.

DAY 02: ARRIVAL IN ULGII ULGII– DRIVE TO SHIVEET KHAIRKHAN MOUNTAIN 

Early morning, you will fly to Ulgii and a plane takes 3.5 hours. Meet your local driver, tour guide and cook. After, we will drive to Shiveet Khairkhan Mountain. The road condition is off road. On the way, we will stop in Tsengel small town for lunch. After lunch, we will continue our driving to Shiveet Khairkhan sacred Mountain. Have dinner and stay in a tent. (L, D)

DAY 03: HORSE TRAIL TO TSAGAAN GOL 

After breakfast, at 9 am, we will ride our horses and go to Tsagan gol. Total, its 20 km and takes 4-5 hours. We will transfer our all luggage by camel. The horse guide will help us until finish our trip. On the way, we will see the rock painting which was 1500BC. We will meet to Tuvan family who are minor ethnic group in Mongolia. If you lucky, you can see the mountain sheep, Ibex, brown bear, fox and grey wolf. The lunch will be by lunch box and prepared by cook. Have dinner and stay in a tent. (B+L+D)

DAY 04: HORSE TRAIL TO POTANIN GLACIER 

After breakfast, all staffs and luggage’s are transfer by camel. Our trip will continue to Potanin glacier. Total, we will do total 17 km by horse and takes 3-4 hours. On the way, you can see wild nature with snow capped mountain. Marmots are easy to see. We will have lunch beside of the glacier and relax. The Potanin glacier is longest which is total 22.5 km. Then, we will reach to base camp. There is great opportunity to hike beside of the glacier. Have dinner and stay in a tent. (B+L+D)

DAY 05: FULL DAY CLIMBING TO MALCHIN PEAK 

Early morning, after breakfast, we will climb to the Malchin peak total 4050 meters above sea level. It is available to climb non-mountain equipment’s. After lunch, we will come down. Top of the peak, you can see Chinese and Russian Altai Mountains and borderlines. There is great opportunity to take photo with Altai snow capped mountains with Alexander glaciers. Then, we will back to base camp and have dinner and stay in a tent.  (B+L+D)

DAY 06: RETURN TO TSAGAAN GOL 

After breakfast, our all staffs and luggage’s are transfer by camel. We will horse trail by 17 km and takes 3-4 hours. We will stop and have lunch. Local people called Milk tea because the White river flows from Potanin glacier and color is white. You can hike to Green Lake close to the Eagle Peak (Burged peak). Have dinner and overnight. (B+L+D)

DAY 07: HORSE TRAIL TO KHAR SALAA 

After breakfast, our trip will continue to Khar Salaa and luggage’s are transfer by camel. On the way, you can pass long valley and semi steppe, surrounding by snow capped mountains. The simple lunch will prepare by cook. Have dinner and stay in a tent. (B+L+D)

DAY 08: HORSE TRAIL TO BEAR VALLEY

After breakfast, we will ride our horse and go to long valley which is called Bear valley total 20-22 km. It takes 5-6 hours. We will pass the hill which is called a Takhilt hill, 3250m above sea level. If you are lucky, you can see brown bear, Asian red deer, snow cock and other more. It was surrounded by Siberian Larches, waterfall and high mountains. Have dinner with beauty nature and overnight stay in a tent. (B+L+D)

DAY 09: HORSE TRAIL TO AKH SU VALLEY 

After breakfast, our trip will start to Akh Su valley. All luggage’s  will transfer by camel. The lunch will be beside of the Green Lake. It is one of the beautiful Lake, no fish, no drinking any insects but shape is look like a heart. Then, we will reach to next camping point. Have dinner and stay in a tent. (B+L+D)

DAY 10: KHOTON & KHURRGAN LAKES 

Early morning, we will ride our horses and go to twin lakes. It was surrounded by high snowcapped Altai Mountains by Siberian Larches. The simple lunch will prepare by cook beside of the lake. The lake is fresh water to drink and possibility for fishing such as: Osman, Mongolian grayling and White fish. Then, we will reach to next point for camping. We will relax and hike around the national park to see the rock painting in Khar Salaa. It was located 10 km from Sirgali and near the name of the place Shibar Kharagai. It has total 5000 rock paintings with 2000BC.  Have dinner and stay in a tent. (B+L+D)

DAY 11: DRIVE TO SAGSAI SMALL VILLAGE – VISIT TO EAGLE HUNTER’S FAMILY  

After simple breakfast, we will drive towards to Sagsai small village. His name is Khaizim. He is 60 years old and won ion Eagle festival for twice. He is very famous and made documentary movie in 2002. On the way, we will have lunch, continue to driving. Road condition is off road and semi steppe. He will teach us his golden eagle. How does he teach to her? Mostly, eagle hunters are looking after female eagle, not male. Females are stronger than males. They speeds are too fast and very ginger. Have dinner and stay in a nomadic family. (B, L, D)

DAY 12: DRIVE TOWARD TO ULGII PROVINCE 

After breakfast, we will drive to Ulgii province. Whenever, arrival in Ulgii province, you will check-in the tourist ger camp and relax. The lunch will be at tourist ger camp. In the afternoon, it is free time. There is great opportunity to visit to local museum and black market. Return to tourist ger camp have dinner and overnight. (B+L+D)

Day 13: FLY BACK TO ULAANBAATAR 

In the morning, your local driver will transfer to the airport. After, you will meet to your city driver and he will transfer to the hotel. The hotel will selected by you. B

Day 14: DEPARTURE 

In the morning, your driver will transfer to the airport. Have a nice journey!

PRICE INCLUDED:

Tour guide,

Tourist Ger camp in countryside – 1 night on twin share,

Tent in countryside- 9 nights, based on twin

Eagle hunter family in Sagsai – 1 night on twin shares,

All meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

Experienced driver +fuel + best vehicle,

All entrance fees and border permit,

Camel for loading your luggage,

Horse guide,

Horse for trail,

Complementary drink water during the tour,

Mattress, sleeping bags and other tour equipment.

Cook assistant and cook all gears,

 PRICE EXCLUDED:

Travel & medical insurance,

Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar,

Internal flights,

Daily personal expenses,

Laundry,

Drinking alcohol or beer,

Optional activities,

Single supplement,

Number of days: 14
Covered regions:
Central Mongolia
Gobi Desert
Western Mongolia
Northern Mongolia
Eastern Mongolia
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: Travel & medical insurance, Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar, Internal flights, Daily personal expenses, Laundry, Drinking alcohol or beer, Optional activities, Single supplement,
What to bring: Waterproof jacket, Lip-gloss balm, sun hat, sun scream, sun glass, First aid kit (medicine for headache, cold, diarrhea, runny nose, bandages, and medicine prescribed for you), and camera
Transport: Minivan
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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.