Altay Tavan Bogd National Park

Vacation in Mongolia

All the best of Western Mongolia are combined in this tour

Vacation in Mongolia is an amazing trip for those people who love adventure and want to see more in Mongolia. During this trip you will be driving to Altai Tavan Bogd National Park and see 20 km long Potaniin glacier, do climbing up to Malchin peak which is higher than 4000 meters from the sea level, do one-day horse riding, short hiking, experience nomadic life, visit eagle hunter’s family and much more activities that combined in this tour!

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:

Day1. Arrive in Ulgii and drive to white river valley

Arrive in Ulgii ( capital of Bayan-Ulgii province ) and meet your team ( guide, driver and cook ) at the airport and start driving to Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. Camping in the ‘White river valley” next to Tuvan nomadic families.

Day2. 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 close to the glacier!

Day 3. 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.

Day 4. White river valley and Tuvan families

Start Horse riding back to the same gate of Altai Tavan Bogd national park. Take a rest and camp enjoy the evening cuisine.

Day 5. Khoton and Khurgan lake area

Drive to Khoton and Khurgan lakes in the Altai Tavan Bogd national park where many Kazakh nomads spend their summer. Lakes are crystal clear with fantastic views of the Altai Mountains and fascinating Nomadic lifestyle. Visit Kazakh nomadic family, and camp just next to the families.

Day 6.Hiking to waterfall

You will do hiking through nomads to the beautiful waterfall. It is short hiking so it is better to enjoy your views on your way and even you can visit local nomads to experience a different life. Come back at your same camping spot.

Day 7. Back to Ulgii

After leisurely morning, head back to Ulgii through Kovd River Valley. On the way, we take you to see some ancient bronze age burials and balbal stone.

Day 8. Back to UB.

Departure to Ulaanbaatar 🙂

What do you expect to see?

  • Authentic nomadic lifestyle
  • Untouched nature
  • Visit to Eagle hunter
  • Visiting local Nomads
  • An unusual different life of people
  • Horse riding in Altai mountains
  • Learn different traditions
  • Climbing to the 4th highest mountain of Mongolia, Malchin Peak
  • Hiking
  • Walking on the glacier
  • Experience Kazakh folk music
  • Wildlife

Find more information in the Tourist info page

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