Trekking in Mongolia
Trekking tours in Mongolia
Trekking in Mongolia is one of the best activities of summer. “Altai Tavan Bogd national park is the best place for trekking tours in Mongolia. I highly recommend you to do that itinerary with your friends, with your family or even private by yourself. “
Trekking in Mongolia tour is an amazing trek in the western corner of Mongolia where it is bordering with China from its south and with Russia from its north. This area is the Altai mountain. The place where we will do trekking is less traveled by people. It’s difficult to drive there by car or jeep. So, we will pack camels for our all equipment and will start walking through breathtaking landscapes by making a little caravan through Kazakh and Tuvan nomad’s summer camp!
Tour itinerary for trekking in Mongolia:
Day 1 – 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.
Day 2 – Trekking 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!
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 trekking back to the same gate of Altai Tavan Bogd national park. Have rest, relax and camp over there.
Day 5 – Har sala valley & Petroglyphs
Start trekking to the south of Altai Tavan Bogd national park. On the way you will stop for lunch where are many Rock Arts, Petroglyphs from ancient Turcic age which is also known as the biggest in Asia. At the end of the day, you will reach a place called “Har Salaa”. This is the most beautiful spot where Tuvan Nomads spend their summer.
Day 6 – Bear valley beautiful camp
Early morning start trekking to the snow-capped mountains and cross it to Bear Valley where you will have lots of chances to see wild animals such as Black Bear, Red Deer…Spend night over there.
Day 7 – Ak su valley and Kazakh nomads
Start trekking to the south along the most beautiful white river and lakes. At the same day reach Akh Su Valley which is famous as the summer camp of western Mongolian Kazakh nomads. Visit families, see how nomads make embroideries and milk products. You will be busy with photographing and more excited about new lifestyle activities. Camping just next to those families. You can also compare the differences between Kazakh and Tuvan nomadic lifestyles.
Day 8 – Back to Ulgii & Eagle hunter’s family
Start driving back to Ulgii town. On your way stop to see “Deer Stones” (rocks with a face of a human) and Bal-Bals. At the same day arrive in Ulgii. Have a hot shower in your Hotel room. Dinner at one of the local restaurants. During your dinner time, you will enjoy the Kazakh traditional folk concert (live music).
Day 9 – Departure day
Departure to Ulaanbaatar 🙂