Mongolia’s unspoiled nature is the best place to have safe and fun trekking.
Altai Mountain Trekking
Tour length: 13 nights and 14 days.
Tour description: The feature of this tour is to introduce western Mongolian life and environment, as well to learn Kazakh people culture and life. Guests challenge serious trekking in valleys and Mountain Ranges of Mongol Altai.
Day 1 Ulaanbaatar city tour
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. On arrival, you are welcomed by a representative from Enjoy Mongolia Travel and are transferred to your hotel. City sightseeing tour including a visit Central square, where all central departments including Government house and Chinggis khaan’s statue situated on. Visit to Gandantegchilen monastery. Panoramic view of Ulaanbaatar city is available from the Zaisan Hill War Memorial. Next to the memorial, there is a Buddha garden and statue. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 2 Flight to Ulgii city, Western Mongolia
Early morning we fly to Ulgii city, Bayn-Ulgii province. Visit to local museum and drive to the west of Ulgii. Camping and sleep in tents.
Day 3 Altai Tavan Bogd National National Park
Drive further and we will arrive at Shiveet Hairhan Mountain, in Altai Tavanbogd National Park, where numerous Tuvan people live. Shiveet Hairhan is holy for them, so there is no hunting, and usually possible to see a lot of Altai Ibex in the early morning. Camping and sleep in tents.
Day 4 Altai Tavan Bogd
With the support of camels, we will trek for 16km to the base camp area at the edge of the Potanina glacier. We will camp and set up our tents here. Tavanbogd means "The Holy Five" referring to the peaks of Huiten (4374m the highest), Naran, Ulgii, Burged and Nairamdal. Sleep here at tent.
Day 5 Climb to Malchin Mountain
After breakfast, Climb to snow capped Malchin Mountain (4021 m the highest). After returned to the base camp we can explore the glacier area. Overnight in tents.
Day 6-7 Altai Tavan Bogd
Trek back on the other side of the Tsaagan River (White River) to Shiveet Hairhan Mountain, where the
Tuva people live. Here we will now be able to view the biggest petrolgyphs from the period of the Huns.
Day 8-9 Across Altai Mountains
We will allocate two days to cross the Altai Mountains range which is a total of 32km. You will be able to see remote and spectacular country from 3600m high. Today we will cross very near the peak of Tsaagan Hairhan Uul. This is the habitat of the Snow Leopard and its prey species the Siberian Ibex, as well as the rare Altai Snowcock. Camping. We will stay one more night in the same place and make day hike in Bear Valley.
Day 10-11 Drive back to Ulgii
Drive down through steppe valley along the river that drains from the Altai Tavanbogd massif creating a series of beautiful lakes. In this area, there will still be some Kazakh herdsmen to visit. Their yurts are a bonanza on handicrafts, and they are very friendly and hospitable people. Overnight in ger camp.
Day 12 Flight to Ulaanbaatar
After breakfast will have a flight back to Ulaanbaatar. You may choose an optional city tour where you will be taken to souvenir and cashmere shops before enjoying an evening concert of National Folklore. In the evening we will talk about the Altai trek during a farewell dinner. Overnight in hotel.
Day 13 Visit to Chinggis Statue Complex
Drive to Chinggis Khaan’s Statue Complex. Evening folk art concert. Overnight in hotel.
Day 14 Departure