Altai Nomad’s Festival and Malchin Peak Climb- 2020

July 16th: Arrive UB

Arrive UB airport and meet by our car. Transfer to 4/5* hotel.

Today we will do city sightseeing tour. Explore Gandan Monastery, Chojin Lama temple, the Bogd Khan winter Palace and Buda Big Statue on the Hill / Zaisan memorial. National museum or other stops only if there is time.  We will need to stop at some point for lunch, do not need traditional cuisine. Overnight in 4/5* hotel. (LD)


July 17th: To Olgii

Meet your local Kazakh guide arriving at Olgii airport at 9:30 a.m. (local time), drive to Restaurant. After brunch or lunch, drive half an hour west to Sagsai village and reach Nomadic family (Kazakh Eagle hunter). Overnight near or with family. (BLD)


July 18th: Altai Nomad’s Festival-2017

During the festival we see some Kazakh Traditional Horse Games like “Bush Kushi” (Try to take out from each other the goat skin on horseback),”Kiss woman on horseback”, “Pick up coins from the land on horseback” and others. You will be with many local nomads, who dressed on their ancient traditional clothing.

In the evening we enjoy to have the Kazakh Concert with some traditional songs and music. Overnight in Kazakh ger. (BLD)


July 19th -20th: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park

Embark on a 1-day drive to Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. At the Sacred Mountain “Shiveet Hairhan”, we will see the largest rock painting site from the period of the Huns (around 200 B.C.). Some ancient Turkic stones can also be seen along the way. Admire the views of the snowcapped and forested mountains marking the natural wall between China and Mongolia. Next day, we will start our 6-hour trek to the top of Malchin peak at 4025m. Today’s trek to summit and back to camp is about 10 to 12 hours in total, or you may trek as high as you can before returning to camp. Below you will see the Potanin glacier – the biggest of the twenty glaciers in Mongolian Altai.  Tavanbogd means “The Holy Five”, referring to the peaks of Huiten (4374m and the highest), Naran, Ulgii, Burget and Nairamdal. It is a stunning setting with the awe-inspiring massif of high snow-capped peaks. Overnight in tent. (BLD)


July 21st: To Kazakh Eagle hunter’s family and Olgii

Walk down few hours and reach the road end. After driving 4-5hrs, we reach Bashakhan’s family-Kazakh Eagle hunter. Visit his family and feel their grade hospitalities. Bashakhan keep many horses to milk and make a koumis (nomadic beer). You have a chance to see his golden eagle and learn some hunting skills.

In the evening, drive to Olgii. Overnight in local hotel/gercamp. (BLD)


July 22nd: Fly to UB

After early breakfast (6:30a.m), transfer to Olgii airport and fly to UB. Meet by our car and transfer to 4/5* hotel. (B)


July 23th: Depart UB

After early breakfast, transfer to UB airport and depart UB. (B)

Number of days: 8
Covered regions:
Central Mongolia
Gobi Desert
Western Mongolia
Northern Mongolia
Eastern Mongolia
Included services:
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: Personal needs, laundry and renting of riding horses.
What to bring: Binoculars, Warm hat and gloves, Long underwear for travel in the high mountains, comfortable footwear, Prescription medications, (if needed), Money belt and small padlocks Daypack for use on day or overnight excursions Torch/flashlight (and spare batteries) Toiletries/roll of toilet paper/travel wipes Sunscreen, lip balm, sunhat and sunglasses Earplugs and eye mask (for light sleepers) Warm clothes - when travelling in cooler climates Wind and waterproof jacket Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes with good walking socks
Transport: SUV 4x4
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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.