Mongolia offers an excellent opportunity to enjoy mountaineering and serious treks.
Munkhhairhan Mountain Climb
Tour length: 14 days/13 nights
Tour description: The feature of this program is to show the nomadic life in countrysied and to introduce western Mongolian life and environment, as well as to climbing to snow capped mountain Munkhhairkhan which is not a beathen destination for climbers.
Day 1 Ulaanbaatar city tour
Arrival 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. On to Zaisan Hill War Memorial. Next to the memorial, there is a Buddha garden and statue. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 2 Flight to Khovd
Breakfast at early morning. Fly to the Khovd (two and a half hour flight). Visit the monuments of Galdanboshigt Khaan and Ard Ayush. Drive to the old wall of the Manchu. Visit the local Museum which includes some rare artifacts such as ethnic clothes, rare stones, stuffed animals, photos and exhibitions of Manchu. On to Khar Us lake, the Ishgen tolgoin (kid hill) rock painting. We will get there in 3 hours including a stop for photo. From there, Khoid Tsenkher Cave. We will camp here and have dinner. Overnight in tents.
Day 3 Munkhhairkhan soum
We drive to Munkhhairkhan soum center passing through a deep canyon. On the way we will visit to herder families. We will travel for 70 km through wide steppe and high steep canyons and pass high mountain pass. We will have lunch on the bank of Tsenkher river where Munkhhairhan soum centre is located. After lunch, we will drive to Shuurkhai Lake which is a high altitude lake surrounded by beautiful scenery. We will camp on the shore of the lake. It is our base camp. Visit to local family. Overnight in tents.
Day 4 Explore area around the mountain
We will have short walking and discover the area, see where we will have long walking and do climbing. Take the snow capped mountain photos from the distance. We will back to tents and prepare for 2 days walking and also climbing. Free time. Overnight in tents.
Day 5 Trekking
We will start our walking and travel shuurkhai river and arrive in a beautiful waterfall. Then we will pass a steep mountain pass. Unforgettable scenery! We will have picnic lunch. Then walk down to Doloon Nuuriin River. Camp there. Today we will walk for 20 km. Rest. Overnight in tents. Vehicles with our luggage will go another way and be waiting for us there.
Day 6 Trekking
We will across the Doloon Nuuriin river and just little walk up and set our tents. It is our high camp place. Have energetic lunch and rest and keep warm in tents. We will have dinner earlier today and prepare foods and drinks for tomorrow climbing. Check climbing equipments. Go to bed early.
Day 7 Climb to the summit of Munkhhairhan
Today we will get up at 3 am and feed ourselves. Then we will start climbing at 4 am. From the high camp until the snow edge, we will walk about 5 hours because it is quite hard and there are many big stones in the mountain side. From the snow edge we will climb to the summit about 3 hours. It is Mongolia’s second highest mountain. Down to high camp. We will be back around 4 pm. Rest.
Day 8 Back to the base camp
Down to the base camp or where the vehicles are. Today is free day. You can do whatever you like. Walk through wilderness, take photos, visit to local family, riding and learning everyday life.
Day 9 Back to Khovd city
Drive back to the Khovd city. Afternoon, rest time.
Day 10 Drive to Ulgii
Drive to Ulgii city where Khazah people live. On the way we will see Tsambagarav snow capped mountain. Afternoon we will visit to local museum. Overnight in hotel.
Day 11 Meet Eaglehunter
We will go to eaglehunters place and meet khazak family. Afternoon free time to shop some handcrafts and explore the area.
Day 12 Flight to Ulaanbaatar
Flight to Ulaanbaatar. Overnight in hotel.
Day 13 Chinggis Statue Complex
We drive to Chinggis Khaan’s Statue Complex. Then go to “13th Century” camp. Folk art concert. Overnight in hotel.
Day 14 Departure.