Altai Mountains, Western Mongolia, Eagle Hunter Mixed Trip /8 days/
Hope you heard about the KAZAKH EAGLE and ALTAI MOUNTAINS in WESTERN MONGOLIA. Imagine that in the far western corner of Mongolia lie the Altai Mountains, a stunningly beautiful region of snowcapped peaks, immense glaciers and large alpine lakes, petrography, ancient rock images and stones from Bronze and Turkic age. Also you will discover Kazakh, Tuvan nomads are thousand years of traditional things in Western Mongolia as like following days:
Day 1 – Pick you up and Drive to White River Camp
Arrive in Olgii, Bayan-Olgii province. Meet our guide and driver. Same day drive to the gate of Altai Tavan Bogd national park which is named “Tsagaan gol” means “White river” also it is approximately 8 hours’ drive from Ulgey to there. On the way stop, you will see ancient stones from Turkic period and do camping along white river valley.
Day 2 – Potanin Glacier /long about 20km/
After kind of nomadic breakfast, we start horse riding towards Tavan Bogd massif which is more than 4000m higher from Tsagaan gol camp, it takes approximately 7 hours from White River camp to there. And near by the mountains we see approximately 20km Potanin Glacier. And remember camels are carrying our luggage and we riding horses in the wild green nature, sounds like real nomadic right? We will camp nearby the Tavan Bogd Mountains, at the night you will see clearly, beautiful and shining thousands of stars.
Day 3 - Altai Mountains /Malchin peak 4,050m/
Big day, imagine that you are hiking to the Mongolia`s 3th highest peak which is approximately 4050M and on the Russia, China and Kazakhstan border. After that big day, take your rest since you made it.
Day 4 – Tuvan Nomadic Family
Time to back to the White River camp while horse riding, do relaxing around visit the yurt of local Tuvan family and try Nomadic drinks. Tuvan language is different, but pretty close with both Kazakh and Mongolian languages. Their traditional clothes and yurts looks like Mongolian. By the way, our guide will teach you Mongolian Card game, you will enjoy and play this game.
Day 5 – Petroglyph and Khoton, Khurgan Lakes
After wild beautiful mountains, we will drive to Khoton and Khurgan lakes and waterfalls areas. On the way, you will see petroglyph, ancient rock images from Bronze and Turkic age it is unbelievable, amazing. And of course get some rest while looking at the beautiful lakes with views.
Day 6 – Waterfall and Kazakh Nomadic Family
This day you will see beautiful waterfalls. We start to drive another side of the lake where is beautiful valley with pure running river and beautiful waterfalls. You will do hiking through nomads to the waterfalls. While short hiking, you will enjoy the views and you can visit local Kazakh nomads. And do camping near by the waterfall.
Day 7 – Kazakh Eagle and Back to Olgii
Time to drive back to Olgii, on the way back, we will visit Kazakh eagle hunter’s family to experience their lifestyle and see golden eagle. Arriving in Olgii, after a hot shower, we will see Kazakh folk concert at the camp and a goodbye party.
Day 8 - Farewell
The sad day. After the breakfast, our team give you ride to the Olgii airport. But remember that you have choice to book another tour from our tour package. We can service all of tour in Mongolia.