Majestic Western Beauty Tour

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17
Days
13

Itinerary Details

With a rich turbulent history, varied ethnically cultural influences, the biggest lakes and wild mountains, the western region of Mongolia provides an 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. Hike to the magnificent Altai Tavan Bogd,  Kharkhiraa mountains and Tsagaan Gol glacier, explore the famous Gurvan Tsenkher cave, discover the various nomadic people and their culture and enjoy relaxing in remote wild nature. Sounds enjoyable? Then see more about the tour and spend your unforgettable holiday with us.

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Day 1 Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Meet at the airport. Take a city tour.
Meeting point
Meet in Sukhbaatar square, Ulaanbaatar.
09:00 AM
Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: Ulaanbaatar city is the capital of Mongolia finally settled on its present site in 1778. Holy mountains surround it; the Bogd Uul Mountain to the south, the Songino Mountain to the west, the Bayanzurkh Mountain to the east and the Chingeltei Mountain to the north.

Activity: Sightseeing around Ulaanbaatar such as National historical Museum, Palace Museum of Bogd King, Zaisan memorial hill, Sukhbaatar’s square, etc.

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Day 2 Fly to Ulaangom. Visit to the biggest lake Uvs. Hike around the lake.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: Uvs Lake is a strictly protected area and the biggest lake (3350 km square area) of Mongolia. The lake is surrounded by high mountains and it makes the lake depression the coldest place of Mongolia in the winter time. Uvs Lake is home to about 200 species of birds and plenty of wild animals & plants. Uvs Lake is not far from Ulaangom, the center of Uvs province.

Activity: Fly to Ulaangom (Aero Mongolia 2.5 hours) Meet a local driver at the airport Ulaangom. Visit the biggest lake Uvs. Hike around the lake, photographing and free bird watching.

Accommodation options:
Nomad Family
Tourist Ger Camp
Day 3 Drive to Kharkhiraa Mountains.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: Kharkhiraa Mountain is 4038 meters high a.s.l and is one of the eternally snow-capped mountains. The mountain is quite attractive and very suitable for hiking and photographing. This place is home to wild and endangered species of animals, including the globally endangered Asiatic Ibex, wild mountain sheep – Argali, Snow Leopard, etc.

Activity: Wonder the pristine nature of beauty. If we are lucky, we might see some of the endangered animals. Hike in the mountain. Take some very good shots.

Accommodation options:
Nomad Family
Tourist Ger Camp
Day 4 Hike in wonder the nature beauty.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: Kharkhiraa Mountain is 4038 meters high a.s.l and is one of the eternally snow-capped mountains. The mountain is quite attractive and very suitable for hiking and photographing. This place is home to wild and endangered species of animals, including the globally endangered Asiatic Ibex, wild mountain sheep – Argali, Snow Leopard, etc.

Activity: Wonder the pristine nature of beauty. If we are lucky, we might see some of the endangered animals. Hike in the mountain. Take some very good shots.

Accommodation options:
Nomad Family
Tourist Ger Camp
Day 5 Drive to Bayan-Ulgii province. Visit the local museum of Ulgii.
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: 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 6 Drive to Tsagaan Gol or Potanina glacier. Admire the nature beauty.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: Tsagaan Gol or Potanina glacier is the biggest glacier in Mongolia and one of the biggest in Central Asia. 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:
Nomad Family
Tourist Ger Camp
Day 7 Full day, trek through Altai Mountains. Enjoy landscape and 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 a 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:
Nomad Family
Tourist Ger Camp
Day 8 Full day, trek through Altai Mountains. Enjoy landscape and 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 a 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:
Nomad Family
Tourist Ger Camp
Day 9 Visit to a Kazak nomad family & experience their nomadic way of the life.
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 to a Kazak nomad family on the way and experience their nomadic way of the 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 10 Drive to Khovd province. Attractive view of majestic mountains.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: Khovd Province has an area of 76.1 thousand km square and 93.1 thousand population. Center of Khovd province, Khovd town is located on the bank of the Buyant river and it is 1425 km from Ulaanbaatar. Most territory of the province is located in the Altai mountain range and there are a lot of mountains that are more than 4000 meters high and plenty of fresh rivers & lakes. Khovd is one of the most important fruit plantation places in Mongolia. 

Activity: Admire the attractive view of majestic mountains on the way. Break the trip near the sheer Tolbo Lake and free hiking there. Explore the Khovd town. See the “Sangiin Kherem” wall. Play Mongolian traditional ankle bone shooting with your guide and driver.

Accommodation options:
Nomad Family
Tourist Ger Camp
Day 11 Drive to Khar-Us lake and Gurvan Tsenkher cave.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: Gurvan Tsenkher cave is located in Mankhan soum. The cave is 220 meters long and 20 meters tall, but not easy to go through the cave. Ancient people lived in this cave in the stone age and they drew a lot of ancient animals. It is the only drawing in Asia that expresses the stone age time and the drawings belong to 20-15 thousand B.C.  

Activity: Explore the famous Garvan Tsenkher cave and see the ancient drawings on the wall. Visit the fresh Khar-Us lake. Hiking and photographing bird watching around the lake.

Accommodation options:
Nomad Family
Tourist Ger Camp
Day 12 Fly to Ulaanbaatar from Khovd. Take a city tour.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Attraction places: International Intellectual Museum displays over 11000 intellectual items from 130 countries around the world and over 5000 of them are puzzles. All the items are classified into 15 subcategories in order to make visitors understand the scientific nature of exhibits. Most of the displays of the museum represent various branches of sciences in simplified form by toys and puzzles. That fact that visitors are allowed to touch and challenge themselves by putting puzzles together. Show Traditional Folklore Concert. It is a witness the wonder of Mongolian throat singing, melodious dancing, pliant contortionism, and melodious musical instruments.  

Activity: Fly to Ulaanbaatar from Khovd (Eznis, 2.5 hours). International Intellectual museum, shopping for souvenirs, cashmere and woolen products, Show Mongolian traditional folklore concert by Moon Stone or Tumen Ekh ensemble.

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Day 13 Departure from Mongolia.
Breakfast

You will be transferred to the airport. 

Highlights

  • Visit Museum of national history
  • Zaisan Memorial Hill
  • Walking through Sukhbaatar square
  • You'll see one of the museums with the biggest collection in Mongolia.
  • You will see Uvs Lake, a gigantic inland sea in the middle of the desert.
  • Kharkhiraa mountain is home to wild and endangered species of animals, including the globally endangered Asiatic Ibex, wild mountain sheep – Argali, Snow Leopard, etc.
  • Kharkhiraa mountain is home to wild and endangered species of animals, including the globally endangered Asiatic Ibex, wild mountain sheep – Argali, Snow Leopard, etc.
  • Potanina glacier is suitable for photographing.
  • Altai Tavan Bogd National Park is a stunning setting with the awe-inspiring massif of high snow-capped peaks.
  • Potanina glacier is suitable for photographing.
  • Visit to a Kazak nomad family & experience their nomadic way of the life.
  • Visit Gurvan Tsenkher cave
  • Visit the fresh Khar-Us lake
  • Challenge yourself by putting puzzles together
  • Enjoy Traditional Folklore Concert

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