Western Mongolia Tour: Explore Great Altai Mountains, 9 Days
Tour Highligts: Altai Tavan Bogd, Ak Su valley, Bear valley, Green Heart Shaped Lake, Tsagaan gol, Malchin peak (Herder peak)
Explore the Altai mountains of Western Mongolia
Day 1. Fly to Ulgii and drive to Ak Su Valley
Day 2. Trek in Bear Valley
Trek up a valley patches of Larch forests and have a lunch near to Green Heart Shaped Lake. Valley is surrounded by forested hills of larch. Lots of flowers and if we are lucky there is chance to see wild animals such as Brown Bears and Siberian Ibexes. Small crystal clear streams decending from top of massive mountains and small waterfalls.
Day 3-4. Altai Mountains cross
Full days of Altai Mountains of Tahilt ( Worship) Crossing. On the top of crossing there is a Ovoo which is the pile of stones built by Shamanic people which is prayed and worshipped by local people. Overnight in tent ( B+L+D )
Day 5. Trek to Gate
Today we will trek to Tsagaan Gol. Also, we will have time to visit Tuvan families and see their lifestyle. Taste their dairy products and feel a great hospitality of Tuvan people. Overnight in tent ( B+L+D)
Day 6. Base camp
Today we will trek to Base Camp with camels loaded with our equipments and horse support. We will ascend distance of 15km and it will take us about 6 to 7 hours. On the way we would cross small streams coming from Tavan Bogd massive, we may get horse support with muddy areas. We are trekking towards massive snow capped mountains and air would be cooler than usual. Overnight in tent (B+L+D)
Day 7. Malchin Peak
Malchin Peak (Herder Peak) is one of the Holly Five Peaks of Tavan Bogd. Local people worship and give a high respect to this peak. On the ascending way and on the top of the mountain we would encounter Ovoos (Pile of stones which is worshipped and paid respect). Climbing to Malchin Peak is non technical. However, it is very stiff, terrain is rocky and slippery. We would be following one path. Now we are just meters close to Russian border. From Malchin peak we would see Majestic snow capped Tian Shan Mountains. We are on the roof of Mongolia, below we would see 22km long Potanine Glacier and breathtaking view of Tavan Bogd Mountains. Overnight in tent ( B+L+D)
Day 8. Trek back to a Gate and drive to Ulgii
Day 9. Fly to UB
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.
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.