SHORT TREKKING IN MONGOLIA
Short trekking in Mongolia
Short trekking itinerary that you can do in western Mongolia
This is an amazing trek in western corner of Mongolia where it is bordering with China from its south and with Russia from its north. This area is Altai mountains. The place where we will do trekking is less traveled by people. It’s hard to get there by car or jeep. So, we will pack camels for our all stuff, and will start walking through breathtaking landscapes where Kazakh and Tuvan nomads spend their summer!
We invite you to visit western Mongolian most remote villages where China, Russia, and Kazakhstan are just a stone’s throw away. We invite you to experience people who live differently than you do. Thanks to their austere and rusting reality they have acquired a kind of freedom that not everyone is able to handle. Being with them you become different too as if you were living another life.
Itinerary for “Short trekking in Mongolia”
Arrive in Ulgii and drive to white river valley
Arrive in Ulgii (capital of Bayan-Ulgii province). Same day start driving to Altai Tavan Bogd national park and do camping in the ‘White river valley” next to Tuvan nomadic families.
Horse riding to Glacier
Early morning after breakfast your horse guide will bring you horses, so you start horse riding from that gate towards the base camp of Tavan Bogd mountains. After 17km of horse riding, you will reach 20km long Potanin Glacier which is surrounded with five holy peaks of Mongolia. You will have the best view to glacier and even you can walk on it. You will camp just next to that glacier!
Hiking up to Malchin uul
After breakfast, your guide will guide you to the 5th highest peak of Mongolia Malchin peak which is more than 4000 meters high from the sea level. You can easily be on the top of that peak where you will have a full view of Russia and completely snow-capped white mountains of Kazakhstan’s and Chinese Altai.
White river valley and Tuvan families
Start Horse riding back to the same gate of Altai Tavan Bogd national park. Have rest, relax and camp over there.
Back to Ulgii & Eagle hunter’s family
Start driving back to Ulgii town. On your way stop to see “Dear Stones” (rocks with face of human) or Bal-Bals. arrive in Ulgii. Have hot shower at your Hotel room. Dinner at one of local restaurant. During the dinner time you will be enjoying Kazakh traditional folk concert (live music).
Catch a plane to Ulaanbaatar 🙂
THE BEST TIME
THIS TOUR IS AVAILABLE STARTING FROM THE END OF MAY AND WHOLE SUMMER UNTIL MIDDLE OF SEPTEMBER