"I could never resist the call of the trail" - Buffalo Bill

HORSE TREKKING IN ALTAI TAVAN BOGD

The Mongolian Altai mountains of western Mongolian offer a beautiful landscape coupled with three unique cultures - Mongols, Kazakhs, and Tuvas. The area is rich in wildlife and provides one of the last refuges for the Altai Argali, the world's largest sheep, as well as the endangered Snow Leopard. In addition, western Mongolia is rich in archeological sites that vary from ancient petroglyphs to stone carvings from early Turkish nomads. To travel in western Mongolia and visit this area's nomadic people between the snow covered peaks of the Altai Mountains means to experience something that cannot be repeated anywhere else in the world. On a trip though this region, one discovers new horizons, will feel the beauty of unexplored wilderness and experience the freedom of nomadic life.

A horseback journey across the Altai Mountians is an experience not available elsewhere on Earth. These few days you will be out of civilation and all world problems.
 



 

HORSE TREKKING IN ALTAI TAVAN BOGD

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HORSE TREKKING IN ALTAI TAVAN BOGD

Duration: 12 days /11 nights
Date: June-September
Transport: 4WD Jeep/Van
Individual: 1-3 pax
Small group: 4-6 pax


Day-by-day Itinerary

Day 1
  Ulaanbaatar - Ulgii
Transfer to Chinggis Khan International Airport and take domestic flight to Ulgii, capital of Bayan-Ulgii Province. At the local airport our local English-speaking guide, driver and expedition cook will meet you. From there you will be driven to the Dayan Lake, where we will meet up with the local Kazakhs who will join our group with their camels and horses. Overnight in tent. (L/D)

Day 2-3  Dayan Lake
Today we will start our horse ride to the Hoton and Hurgan Lakes. The landscape around the lakes is stunning, with forests and snow-capped mountains. A car will follow us for safety. Overnight in tent. (B/L/D)

Day 4  Hoton lake
We will ride on the north shore of Khoton Lake to Biluut Hill. Overnight in tent. (B/L/D)

Day 5   Tsagaan Us River Valley
We will ride to the Tsagaan Us River Valley. Camel support will follow us. (B/L/D)

Day Across Altai Mountains
On this day we will ride across on the highest mountain pass with continued camel support. Overnight in tent. (B/L/D)

Day 7  Shiveet Uul Mountain
Today our ride will take us to Shivet Uul Mountain. On the way we will enjoy the spectacular beauty of the snow-capped Altai Mountain range with its glaciers. The lush meadows between the mountains are carpeted with wild and sweet smelling flowers. On this part of the excursion we may have the luck to see wild ibex. We will continue with camel support and overnight again in a tent. (B/L/D)

Day 8  Malchin Peak
Following a glacier exploration, we will climb the Malchin Peak (4050m) on the Mongolian and Russian border. The Malchin Peak is the lowest of the Holy Five Peaks and takes 6 to 7 hours to climb. (B/L/D)

Day 9  Rest Day
We will take a break. It will be a day at your own leisure. (B/L/D)

Day 10  Oigor River
We will ride north to the Oigor River where we visit a Kazakh family in their summer camp and experience their customs and culture. They will introduce us, and you can taste to their locally made milk products which play such an important role in their traditional diet. At this point passenger cars will arrive from Ulgii. (B/L/D)

Day 11  Ulgii
We will drive back to Ulgii and visit the local Mosque, open air market, museum, and shop for local art and handicrafts. You will have the choice to stay overnight in our ger camp or our guest house and have the luxury of a hot shower!

Day 12  Ulgii - Ulaanbaatar
Transfer to the airport and fly to Ulaanbaatar. Meeting upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. (B)

SERVICE INCLUDES
Twin share accommodation, domestic flight tickets, support camels, horses, nomad guide for every 2-4 riders, transfers by private 4WD vehicle, meals as indicated, daily supply of bottled water.

SERVICE EXCLUDES
International flight, travel insurances, gratuities, personal spending.

Total Cost:
Individual: US$

Small Group: US$

HORSE TREKKING IN ALTAI TAVAN BOGD

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HORSE TREKKING IN ALTAI TAVAN BOGD

HORSE TREKKING IN ALTAI TAVAN BOGD

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