Altay Tavan Bogd Mountain in Western Mongolia
Altay Tavan Bogd Mountain is the highest snow-capped mountain in Mongolia and is located in
western Bayan-Ulgii Province. It consists of five peaks, with the highest peak being Huiten Uul
which is about 4374 meters above sea level. The peak which is possible to climb without
equipment is Malchin Peak which is about 4050 meters. Also, on Tavan Bogd Mountain is the
Potaniun glacier which is about 20 km long. In this place one can see the real wild nature of the
area, the sacred mountains, petro-glyphs which are many centuries old, and a white river fed
from the glacier and flowing for several kilometers. Surrounding the river live nomadic ethnic
groups such as the Tuvan people, which are famous for their throat singing, and Khazakh
people who train Golden Eagles
Day1. Arrive to Ulgii airport and drive to Dayan
After you arrive at Bayan-Ulgii Province Airport you will be meet by the team. From there we
start the first day of your trip. We will drive 200km to Dayan valley with forest where live Kazak
nomadic families. You will have chance to introduce with Kazak tradition and their everyday life
style. This palce us summer pasture of nomadic family. Every family live with the yurts./ger/
Second and third 2 days we will ride horse by side to side and visit to other families. Enjoy the
Dayan lake one of fresh water lake in Mongolia. You will see beautiful view like green grass full
of wonderful flowers around you. Stay with the family in ger.
Day4. Drive to Altai tavan bogd National Park
We will drive to Altay Tavan Bogd National Park via Tsagaan Gol (White River Valley). We will
drive between the high Altay Mountains at 3000 to 4000 meters elevation. After driving 5 to 6
hours we will reach the sacred mountain of Shiveet Hairhan, where we can see the largest rock
painting site from the period of the Huns (approx. 200 B.C.). Some ancient Turkic stones can
also be seen along the way. After driving about 30 more minutes we will come to the White
River Valley. There we will pitch our tent next to the White River and spend the night.
Day 5 TavanBogd Mountain (3300 meters)
After breakfast we will begin the 20 km trek to the base camp of the snow-capped Altay Tavan
Bogd Mountain. On our way to the base camp you will be able see the surrounding Altay
Mountains and the beautiful wild nature of the area. We will pitch our tent next to the 20 km
long glacier where we will spend the night.
Day 6. Climb Malchin peak (4050meters)
In the early morning we will start up the trail to Malchin Peak, which is about 6 km from the base
camp. After reaching the top of Malchin Peak you can see the most beautiful view of the Altay
Mountains. The AltayTavan Bogd Mountain range stretches over Mongolia, Russia, Kazakstan
and China. We will come back to the base camp in the late afternoon and spend the night in the
Day 7. Trek back to White river valley
In the morning we will hike about 4 hour back to Tsagaan gol (White River Valley). We will pitch
our tent next to the White River and be able to relax after our long hike.
Day8. Drive Hoton Hurgan lakes (2300 meters)
After driving about 150 km we will reach the Hoton and Hurgan twin lakes where many Nomadic
Kazakh families spend the summer. This beautiful place is bordered by a forested mountain
which forms a wall between China and Mongolia. There is also a big waterfall on this mountain
afternoon we will have soft hiking to waterfall. One of spectacular place surrounded by
snowcapped mountains. After crossing the wooden bridge over the water channel between
Hoton and Hurgan Lakes, we will drive north along Hoton Lake for about 12 km and reach Biluut
Mountain. Here you can see many petro-glyphs. The Kazakh people who live here are very
kind and hospitable. They live in gers (yurts) which they make by hand. We will stop to visit with
them and you will be introduced to their lifestyle and experience their hospitality. This place is
the summer pasture for their livestock. We will pitch our tent for the night next to Hoton Lake.
Overnight in a Kazakh family’s ger with family.
Day 9 Visit to Golden Eagle hunter’s family
Today we will visit to a Kazakh eagle hunter’s family, who live in the Altai Mountains. We will
spend time visiting with this Kazakh nomadic family, experiences their great hospitality, and see
the eagle hunter’s magnificent bird. We will then spend the night in a traditional nomadic ger
Day 10. Drive back to Ulgii province
After breakfast we will drive back to Ulgii, which takes about 5 hours. Once we are back in Ulgii,
you will have a chance to travel in the city and do some shopping at the handcraft shops. You
will then spend the night at a ger campl.
It includes: English speaking guide, camping gears (tent, mats, and blankets), 4x4 car,
border and Nat. Park permits.
It does not include: personal needs, laundry, alcohol drinks. Flights,
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