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WESTERN MONGOLIA TOUR 12 DAYS

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12 days

Introduction

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.
All luggage and equipment for this tour will be loaded onto pick camels or horses, which are
provided by the local herders and local nomads who will lead us on this journey the heart of the
Altai Mountain. No support vehicle will follow in this rugged and road less territory on our trek in
the Altai Mountain.

Tour Brief:
 Duration: 11 nights / 12 days
 Activities: Visiting cultural heritage sites, experiencing nomad culture, exploring varied
natural landscapes, hiking, camel riding, horse riding.
 Distance: 3400kms
 Group: Min 3 – Max 20
 Season: May – October

Destination

Mongolia

Departure

Departure Time

Dress Code

Itinerary

1
1

Journey in Ulaanbaatar

Arrival at the airport, meeting with our driver. Transfer to your hotel, settling in, and rest. He will
take you in the restaurant. Let’s immerse ourselves in the heart of the Mongolian history, in the
wonderful National History Museum. Three floors of a rich, glorious, violent and noble past, from
prehistory to Soviet period, including the creation of the great Mongolian Empire by Genghis
Khan. Walk in the center of Ulan-Bator. Discovery of Gengis Khan Square and the House of
Parliament. Than Mongolian traditional show at Tumen Ekh: folkloric dances, contortion, and of
course khoomi, the overtone singing. Welcome dinner in Mongolian style restaurant. Overnight
in the hotel.

2
2

Domestic flight to Ulgii

Arrive to Ulgii city and transfer to Hotel. After lunch we drive to Tavan Bogd National park. Along
the way, we will find numerous petroglyphs and Turkic stones and picnic lunch. 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 intent or yurt. B/L/D

3
3 & 4

Tavan Bogd massif (17 km up and 17 km down)

These days we hike and during the hiking we can see the glaciers and Tavan Bogd massif. Tavan
Bogd 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 tent. Next day (4th day)- To the top
of the Malchin peak- Today we will make a day hike to the Malchin peak (4050m). Malchin peak

is the one of five peaks of the Tavan Bogd mountain on the Mongolia-Russian border. Non-
technical climbing mountain. Breathtaking view from the top of the mountain. Overnight in tent.

B/L/D

4
5

Hike back from the Base camp and reach to Ranger station. Walking back will take 3 hours
so we will stay on ranger station with Tuban nomads. Overnight in tent. B/L/D

5
6

Today we drive to Hoton lake. We will pitch our camp near to Nomadic family. We are
now only 10km from the China border. Overnight in Kazakh yurt or tent. B/L/D

6
7

Day with nomads

Today you relax and swim, fish and explore amazing mountainous area. These days you can see
and learn regular day life of nomads and their tradition. Fishing and hiking around. Also, we see
the snowcapped mountains with forest, which make the wall between China and Mongolia and
some beautiful waterfalls. Overnight in Kazakh yurt. B/L/D

7
8 & 9

Drive back towards Ulgii and arrive to Kazakh Eaglehunter’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. We will spend two
days with Eagle hunter’s family. Overnight in Kazakh yurt. B/L/D

8
10

Drive to South River camp

We will spend one full day resting at a “South River” camp. Here in “South River” camp we have
a shower, free Wi-Fi, and small traditional Kazakh souvenir shop. Also around camp you may
have opportunity to see some wild animals such as: Argal sheep, Ibex, fox, rabbit. Overnight in
ger camp. B/L/D

9
11

Drive back to Ulgii city and fly back to UB. Arrival in town and settling in at your hotel,
where you can rest a few moments. Rest of the day free. With our guide, you can go and shop in
the center of the city. Overnight in hotel. /B/L/D

10
12

Breakfast at the hotel. We go with you to the international airport of Ulaanbaatar. The
transfer can be organized at the time you want, according to the schedule of your flight.

Details

activities

PRICE Included
 Transfers airport / hotel / airport
 2 nights in 3* or 4* hotel in Ulan Bator, breakfast included
 Domestic flights from Ulaanbaatar to Ulgii and Ulgii to Ulaanbaatar
 Full pension during the tour
 Bottle water
 1 nights in comfortable yurts camps with warm shower
 4 nights with a host family, in a guest yurt
 4 nights in tent
 Journeys in Japanese or Russian 4WD jeep or minibus with Air con + Driver
 Petrol
 English or Russian speaking guide
 Camel and Horse trek
 Local guides for the treks
 Entrance fees for parks and museum indicated in the program
 Traditional show
PRICE Not included
 International transport
 Passport and visa fees
 Repatriation insurance
 Travel insurance
 Drinks / alcohols extras
 Any excursion that is not indicated in the program
 Single room supplement: Single supplement is available at 50 euros in the hotel (for 1
nights) Single ger supplement: Single supplement is available at 20 euros per night at
ger camps.

Payment

For your journey in Mongolia, it is possible joining a fixed departure tour with a group,
which has the advantage of providing a friendly atmosphere and to let you benefit from the
best price. Our groups are composed of an average of 3 to 12 participants.

Price :

2 participants -£2190 p/p

3-5 participants-£1990 p/p

6-9 participants £1890 p/p

10 more participants £1790 p/p