VACATION IN MONGOLIA IN 8 DAYS

TOUR ITINERARY WITH DETAILED ADVENTURES IN MONGOLIA:

1
Arrive in Ulgii and drive to White river valley

Arrive in Ulgii and same day drive to the gate of Altai Tavan Bogd national park and on your way stop to see "Dear Stones" from ancient Turkic period and through snake valley reach the gate of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park. Do camping along white river valley (Akh Gol basi).

2
Horse riding to Glacier side

Live your vihicle around the gate there and start horse riding towards Tavan Bogd massif (five holly peaks of Mongolia which is more than 4000m higher) next to that mountains you will see 20km long Potanina Glacier. You can even walk on the glacier. Camp just next to that glacier. You will have two humped camels for your luggage transportations to Glacier side.

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 the White river valley

Start horse riding back to the same gate of the park same way as day 2 with two humped camels. Do relaxing around and visit the ger of local Shaman, try local handmade Tuvan Nomadic vodka.

5
Drive to Khoton and Khurgan lakes

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

6
Hiking to the beautiful waterfall

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

7
Drive back to Ulgii town

Drive back to Ulgii town. On your way you will stop to visit Kazakh Eagle hunter’s family. You will see the eagle, busy with photographing. Same day arrive in Ulgii. Have hot shower and have relax until the evening. During your dinner time you will enjoy Kazakh traditional folk concert! Throat singing is also available during that day! (During the summer time eagles are not for hunting so you can just visit the Eagle Hunter and see some training activities with Eagle, also try it by yourself.)

8
Fly to Ulaanbaatar!
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 
WHAT TO EXPECT TO SEE?
  • Pure and breathtaking beautiful nature
  • Unusual different life of people
  • Experience nomadic lifestyle
  • Meet different traditions 
  • Visit Eagle hunters
  • See hunting eagles
  • Visit traditional real Ger (Yurt)
  • Do horse riding with nomads
  • Do trekking 
  • Do hiking
  • Walking on the glacier
  • Be on top of 4th highest mountain in Mongolia
  • See Kazakh traditional live melody
  • Visit historical places
  • See Petroglyphs (Rock arts)
  • Try different food
  • And much more unexpected adventures!
Frequently Asked Questions
 

 

Mongolia has large enough selection of vegetables so you can travel in Mongolia with now worries and with no problems. Many Mongolian touristic destinations and attractions are located not in the town so before you travel out of the town or city make sure that you will have enough food with you that will last until you are back in nearest town. If you are travelling with local tour agency or with local tour company make sure that you did let them know before you arrive or meet them so they can start managing this for you before your arrival.

In Mongolia has the only international airport in Ulaanbaatar city which is the capital of Mongolia. There are no other places with international airports. So after you arrive in Ulaanbaatar you will need to take flight to other provinces or destinations. So there are two other domestic airlines that you can catch to get to Ulgii. One is Hunnu Air (www.hunnuair.com) and another one is Aero Mongolia (www.aeromongolia.mn).

In summer in western Mongolia is very hot during the day time. Some days might be windy and some days rainy. Average temperature is between +18 to +25 while you are traveling in low areas around the towns. But if you will go traveling on the mountain in Altai Tavan Bogd national part it is more colder there. Weather changes often as it can stay warm and sunny and after few hours there can be windy, rainy and start even snow in some areas and after few hours there can be sunny and warm again. So be prepared for any weather conditions while you are traveling in western Mongolian national park. Inside the national park is between +20 and +10 during the daytime. And during the night time it is between +14 and +7. Weather condition is also different in those areas depending on its altitudes.

Western Mongolian “Altai Tavan Bogd” national park is highest point of all Mongolia. Elevation of lowest areas around 1,710 m and highest is around 4,374 m. “Tavan Bogd Mountain” are 5 highest peaks of Mongolia. Khuiten peak is highest point of Mongolia 4,374 m, Nairamdal peak 4,180 m, Burged peak 4,068, Malchin peak 4,050 and Olgii peak 4,050. Malchin peak is easy accessible point where you can hike without any special equipment. Easy to get on its top and it has a beautiful views to Russian mountains and Altai mountain range.

Normally in the camping tours in western Mongolia no shower facilities are available. If you want it during your tour and want to include you can discuss it with tour agency and can do extra payment and include it in your tour. So they can carry small standing special tent for that and you can take shower during your tour. You can heat water for shower on gas-stove.

There are toilets that look like camping toilets but normally people prepare go to the nature around. Again as a camping shower by discussing with travel agency you can take portable camping toilet for the tour if you think it is required for you.

There are no problems with wifi while you are in the city or in the towns. When you are travelling out of the town there are no wifi and in most places even don’t have a mobile reception as well. So before you go on tour make sure that you have sent all your important e-mails and have notified all people that you needed.

OTHER TOURS

Our dates are very flexible so you can choose the best date that fits you well and we will be very happy to manage this for you:

Domestic plane tickets between Ulaanbaatar and Ulgii you can buy online here: 

  • www.hunnuair.com 
  • www.aeromongolia.mn 

Price includes:

  • Driver & Van + Gas,
  • Translator guide,
  • Own chef for cooking,
  • All food and meals in western Mongolia,
  • Horses for riding, Camels for baggage,
  • All camping equipment,
  • 1 night at the Local hotel in last night,
  • Airport pick up and taking to airport after the tour. 
  • All national park permissions and fees

Price excludes:

  • Any plane tickets,
  • Any insurances,
  • Any expanses in Ulaanbaatar city.