In this dramatic journey we will explore beautiful Western Mongolian Altai mountains & steppes, glaciers, golden eagle & hunters and visit to Mongolian, Kazakh and Tuvan nomads so you can learn nomadic way of life. In addition, western Mongolia is rich in archeological sites that vary from ancient petroglyphs to stone carvings from early Turkic invasion.
Day 1, Early flight to Ulgii. Meet your our team and after lunch drive to Taban Bogd National park. Along the way, we will find numerous petroglyphs and Turkic stones. Bayan-Ulgii is rich in archaeological remains, as a reminder of the Bronze Age and the time of the Huns and Turkic invasions. Reach to Ger camp. Overnight in Kazakh or Mongolian ger.
Day 2, TavanBogd massif (17 km ride up and down)
Today we will ride horse towards the Base Camp of Altai Tavan Bogd Mountains. Here we can see the glaciers and TavanBogd massif. Tavanbogd means “The Holy Five", referring to the five highest peaks, of which Huiten Uul is the highest in Mongolia, 4374 meters above sea level. There we see 20km long Potanina glacier – the biggest of the twenty glaciers in Mongolian Altai. Overnight in Kazakh or Mongolian ger.
Day 3, Drive back towards Ulgii on the way we will visit Kazakh Eagle Hunter’s family. See the magnificent eagles and learn about eagle-hunting. Eagle-hunters typically use female birds because they are bigger, stronger, and more aggressive than their male counterparts. Hunters typically keep their birds for 10 years before releasing them back into the wild. Overnight with Eagle Hunter’s family.
Day 4, Drive back to Ulgii and city tour.
Day 5, Fly back to UB and visit Chinggis Khan satue complex. Drive back to hotel. End of the trip.