TOUR ITINERARY " HORSE TREKKING IN ALTAI TAVAN BOGD NATIONAL PARK"

1
Arrive in Ulgii and drive to White river valley

Arrive in Ulgii (capital of Bayan-Ulgii province). Same day drive to Altai Tavan Bogd national park which is home land of local Tuvan nomads. Tuvan nation is very famous in all over the world with being Shaman and Throat singing. This will be longer driving day and you will reach the national park and camp just next to Tuvan families in the national park.

2
Ride to Malchin peak

Early morning after breakfast your team will start packing all camping equipment on special camels that made ready earlier by local Tuvan camel herders. You will start your horse riding experience with your guide. After 17 km of riding you will reach 20km long Potanin Glacier which is surrounded by five holly peaks of (Tavan Bogd Mountains) Mongolia. You will have best view to the glacier. After lunch you will have enough time to experience the glacier and you can even walk on it. You will camp just next to that glacier!

3
Hiking up to Malchin peak

After breakfast your guide will guide you to 4th highest peak of Mongolia "Malchin peak" which is more than 4000 meters higher from sea level. You can get easily on the top of that peak. From the top of Malchin you will have full view to Russian territory and long and breathtaking views to Kazakhstan's and Chinese snow capped Altai mountains. Same day you will come back to your same camping spot.

4
Horse riding back to White river valley

Start horse riding back to the same gate of Altai Tavan Bogd national park, and have rest, relax and do camping over there.

5
Riding to Har Salaa

Start horse riding to the south of national park. On the way you will stop for lunch where are number of Rock Arts, Petroglyphs from ancient Turkic age. And also according to the LONELY PLANET this rock paintings are known as a biggest in Asia. At the end of the day you will reach place called "Har Salaa". This is most beautiful spot where Tuvan Nomads spend their summer. It has a high snow mountain background but very green bottom where you will setup your tents for camping.

6
Bear valley

Early morning start horse riding towards background snow capped Mountain and cross it to Bear Valley where you will have lots of chances to see wild animals such as Black Bear, Red Dear, Marmots and Wolfs...Spend night over there.

7
Akh su valley

Start horse riding, heading to south along the most beautiful white river and lakes shaped like heart and number 8. Reach Akh su Valley where western Mongolian Kazakh nomads spend their summer. Visit families see how nomads make embroideries, and milk products. you will be busy with photographing and exited by camping just next to that Kazakh nomadic families.

8
Drive back to Ulgii town

Drive back to Ulgii town on the way stop to see "Deer Stones" (rocks with face of human) or Bal-Bals. Arrive in Ulgii, have hot shower at your Hotel room. Dinner at one of the local restaurant. During your dinner time you will enjoy Kazakh traditional folk Music (Live)!

9
Departure

Fly to Ulaanbaatar the capital city of Mongolia!

WHAT TO PACK?
  • Backpack
  • Head lamp or flashlight
  • Spare batteries for cameras
  • Medications if they needed
  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Rainproof jacket
  • Wool jumper
  • Cotton T-shirt
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Trousers
  • Shorts
  • Socks
  • Sandals
  • Warm hat
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun block cream ​