BEST OF WESTERN MONGOLIA

 

1
Arrive in Ulgii and drive to White river valley

Arrive in Ulgii and same day drive to the gate of Altai Tavan Bogd national park and on your way stop to see "Dear Stones" from ancient Turkic period and through snake valley reach the gate of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. Do camping along white river valley (Akh Gol basi).

2
Horse riding to Glacier side

Live your vihicle around the gate there and start horse riding towards Tavan Bogd massif (five holly peaks of Mongolia which is more than 4000m higher) next to that mountains you will see 20km long Potanina Glacier. You can even walk on the glacier. Camp just next to that glacier. You will have two humped camels for your luggage transportations to Glacier side.

3
Hiking up to Malchin peak

After breakfast your guide will guide you to 4th highest peak of Mongolia "Malchin peak" which is more than 4000 meters higher from sea level. You can get easily on the top of that peak. From the top of Malchin you will have full view to Russian territory and long and breathtaking views to Kazakhstan's and Chinese snow capped Altai mountains. Same day you will come back to your same camping spot.

4
Horse riding back to the White river valley

Start horse riding back to the same gate of the park same way as day 2 with two humped camels. Do relaxing around and visit the ger of local Shaman, try local handmade Tuvan Nomadic vodka.

5
Drive to Khoton and Khurgan lakes

Drive to Khoton and Khurgan lakes in the Altai Tavan Bogd national park where many Tuvan nomads spend their summer. Lakes are crystal clear with fantastic views of Altai Mountains and fascinating Nomadic lifestyle. Visit Kazakh nomadic family, and camp just next to the families.

6
Hiking to the beautiful waterfall

You will do hiking through nomads to the beautiful waterfall. It is short hiking so it is better to enjoy you views on your way and even you can visit local nomads to experience different life. Come back at your same camping spot.

7
Drive to Dayan lake area

Drive to Dayan lake area as this area is best place for fishing. Also home for Kazakh nomads that rich with their livestock. On that lake you will do fishing meet also local people who are doing fishing as well and together eat that fish for your dinner tonight.

8
Drive back to Ulgii town

Drive back to Ulgii town. On your way you will stop to visit Kazakh Eagle hunter’s family. You will see the eagle, busy with photographing. Same day arrive in Ulgii. Have hot shower and have relax until the evening. During your dinner time you will enjoy Kazakh traditional folk concert! Throat singing is also available during that day! (During the summer time eagles are not for hunting so you can just visit the Eagle Hunter and see some training activities with Eagle, also try it by yourself.)

Number of days: 9
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: Any flight tickets, Any insurances, Any expenses in Ulaanbaatar city.
What to bring: Backpack, Head lamp or flashlight, Spare batteries for cameras, Medications if they needed, Hiking boots or shoes, Rainproof jacket, Wool jumper, Cotton T-shirt, Long sleeve shirts, Trousers, Shorts, Socks, Sandals, Warm hat, Sun hat, Sunglasses, Sun block cream etc.
Transport: Minivan
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December
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