Altai Mountain Trek

Adventure tours
Experiences
3
Days
6

Itinerary Details

With a rich turbulent history, varied ethnically cultural influences, the biggest lakes and wild mountains, the western region of Mongolia provides a wonderful environment and experience quite unlike any other. This trip takes you through three big provinces: Uvs, Bayan-Ulgii, and Gobi-Altai and focuses on the most scenic sections of Western Mongolia, renowned for their famous eternally snowy peaks, majestic scenery, and wild nature and various ethnic groups: Kazak, Durvud, Uriankhai, Torguud.

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Day 1 Meet in UB & Fly to Ulgii. Visit local museum of Ulgii & handcraft shop.
Meeting point
Meet in Sukhbaatar square, Ulaanbaatar.
09:00 AM
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: Bayan-Ulgii province is the westernmost province of Mongolia. Bayan-Ulgii has an area of 45.7 thousand km square and 92.6 thousand population. Its capital is Ulgii. The most famous snow-peaked mountains and glaciers are here. Nature's view in the area is quite attractive and majestic. There are plenty of rare animals, plants, rivers, and lakes to visit. 

Activity: Fly to Ulaangom (2.5 hours) Visit the most interesting local museum of Ulgii, with comprehensive information of flora and fauna of Bayan-Ulgii as well as its colorful traditional costumes. Visit a handicraft shop and explore the Ulgii. 

Accommodation options:
Nomad Family
Tourist Ger Camp
Day 2 Drive to Tsagaan Gol or Potanina glacier. Take photo.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: Tsagaan Gol or Potanina glacier is the biggest glacier in Mongolia and one of the biggest in Central Mongolia. It is 25 km long & 350 meters wide and runs down from the highest mountain of Mongolia. The place is suitable for photographing.

Activity: Admire the natural beauty and take pictures on the way. Get the support of camels to go ahead. Trek for 11km to the base camp area at the edge of Potanina glacier.

Accommodation options:
Tent
Day 3 Full day, trek through Altai Mountains. Enjoy landscape & wildlife.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. Altai Tavan Bogd means "The Holy Five Peaks of Altai mountain range" and there are the peaks of Huiten (4374m and the highest point of Mongolia), Nairamdal, Ulgii, Burget and Malchin. It is a stunning setting with the awe-inspiring massif of high snow-capped peaks. Burial of Huns, Huns is the first Mongolian state in Mongolian history. The state was quite strong and it was the reason for the Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huangdi built the Great Wall of China.

Activity: Full day trek through the Altai Mountains. Enjoy the charming landscape and wildlife.  Photograph on the way. Trek back on the other side of the Tsaagan Gol (White River) to Shiveet Hairhan Mountain, where the Tuva people live. See the biggest burial from the period of the Huns (approx 200 B.C).  Relax after the hard trekking. 

Accommodation options:
Tent
Day 4 Full day, trek through Altai Mountains. Enjoy landscape & wildlife.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. Altai Tavan Bogd means "The Holy Five Peaks of Altai mountain range" and there are the peaks of Huiten (4374m and the highest point of Mongolia), Nairamdal, Ulgii, Burget and Malchin. It is a stunning setting with the awe-inspiring massif of high snow-capped peaks. Burial of Huns, Huns is the first Mongolian state in Mongolian history. The state was quite strong and it was the reason for the Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huangdi built the Great Wall of China.

Activity: Full day trek through the Altai Mountains. Enjoy the charming landscape and wildlife.  Photograph on the way. Trek back on the other side of the Tsaagan Gol (White River) to Shiveet Hairhan Mountain, where the Tuva people live. See the biggest burial from the period of the Huns (approx 200 B.C).  Relax after the hard trekking. 

Accommodation options:
Tent
Day 5 Drive back to Ulgii province. Visit a Kazak nomad family & see Eagle.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: Kazak family. This is a place you will visit a local nomadic family and experience their way of life. Most nomadic families in the Bayan-Ulgii are Kazak and they usually have hunter eagles. They grow the eagles and train for hunting. The Kazak gers look quite charming with its handy crafts and hosts are very friendly and hospitable.

Activity: Visit a Kazak nomad family on the way and experience their nomadic way of life. See their hunter eagles.  Interest how Kazakh women are making felt and other handy crafts. Kazakh concert during dinner.

Accommodation options:
Nomad Family
Tourist Ger Camp
Day 6 Fly back to Ulaanbaatar from Bayan-Ulgii. End the trip.
Breakfast

Fly to Ulaanbaatar from Bayan-Ulgii (2.5 hours). End the trip.

Highlights

  • Potanina glacier is suitable for photographing.
  • Trek for 11km to the base camp area at the edge of Potanin glacier.
  • Visit to a Kazak nomad family & experience their nomadic way of the life.

Prices

We offer 2 different type of tour arrangements for our customers.

Standard Arrangement

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Budget Arrangement

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