Adventures in the Altai Mountains

Adventures in the Altai Mountains

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13 Days
12 Nights
Western Mongolia


  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • English-speaking guide at all times
  • In the countryside all lodging will be in tents
  • All meals are provided as stated in the itinerary
  • Ground transportation: in the countryside by a chauffeured 4WD vehicle, minivan or bus in the city area
  • Domestic flight between Ulaanbaatar and Ulgii town
  • Park entrance fees
  • Border permits
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • 1 liter of drinking water per day per person

Package price DOES NOT INCLUDE

Accommodation in a hotel or hostel in Ulaanbaatar, hotel extras, such as telephone calls, bar bills and laundry services, travel insurance, medical insurance, visa application fees, alcoholic beverages, personal expenses such as items of personal nature, gratuity to local guides and drivers, airfare or train tickets, airport taxes, excess baggage charges (over 33 pounds / 15 kilograms), changes of arrival/departure flights, additional services, any charges of force majeure beyond our control (e.g. imposition of quarantine restrictions, etc.), optional excursions unless stated in your itinerary, etc.

Tour Overview

Adventures in the Altai Mountains offers insight into some of the most exotic sceneries in Mongolia. Taking place in Bayan-Ulgii province, a home to an ethnic minority of Kazakh people, the tour takes you across almost untouched mountainous landscapes of Western Mongolia. Trekking at the Altai Tavan Bogd National Park is undoubtedly the highlight of the tour. Stretching across the boundaries of China, Russia and Mongolia, the Park is home to great massifs, ice glaciers and wildlife.

Tour Highlights

Ulgii city, Khoton and Khurgan Lakes, Tsagaan Gol Valley, Potanin Glacier and Malchin Peak

Tour Itinerary

    Overnight Tour
    • Day 1. - Arrival / Ulaanbaatar

      Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar, you will be greeted by your guide and driver. Transfer to a hotel. If time permits half or full day sightseeing is optional on request.

    • Day 2. - Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex and Terelj National Park

      After breakfast, drive to Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex, 54 km from Ulaanbaatar. Explore the statue complex. Statue symbolically faces east towards to his birthplace. Visitors walk to the head of the horse through the chest and neck area of the horse, for a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. Afterwards, drive to Terelj National Park. Spend the day touring the area and enjoying the magnificent alpine scenery. There are great opportunities for hiking, rock climbing and horse riding. You can visit a nomad family, explore their unique lifestyle, and experience horse riding. Return to your hotel for overnight. (L/D)

    • Day 3. - Ulgii town/ Khovd River

      On this day you will take a domestic flight to Ulgii town and upon arrival will drive to the Khovd River for camping on the bank. Overnight stay in a tent. (L/D)

    • Day 4. - Khoton and Khurgan Lakes

      Drive to Khoton and Khurgan Lakes. On the way there will be a visit to Kazakh families to experience their nomadic lifestyle and then set up a camp early. Meet our local guides and prepare for the trekking. Overnight stay in a tent. (B/L/D)

    • Day 5. - Khoton and Khurgan trekking day

      The trek will begin on this day. Trekking will be over a terrain of gentle hills and small flat valleys that lie along the Khoton Lake. The area is dotted with white Gers of Kazakhs who live in the area. Also you will spot few ancient circular tombs where the perimeter circle is marked with stones with rocks piled in the center. Overnight stay in a tent. (B/L/D)

    • Day 6. - Tsagaan Gol Valley

      On this day, drive to Tsagaan Gol Valley with lunch on the way. Arrive at Tsagaan Gol Valley in the evening. Camp next to a Tuvan family and visit the family to meet them and experience their lifestyle. Overnight stay in a tent. (BLD)

    • Day 7. - Tsagaan Gol Valley

      The hike on this day is around 18 km through Shiveet Khairkhan mountain which is famous for its petroglyphs. Camping on the banks of Tsagaan Gol. Overnight stay in a tent. (BLD)

    • Day 8. - Potanin Glacier

      On this day, the hike will be 18 km. The group will reach Potanin Glacier and camp there. The glacier stretches for 17km. View of the five highest peaks of Altai Tavan Bogd Mountains can be enjoyed from here. Overnight stay in a tent. (BLD)

    • Day 9. - Climbing to Malchin Peak

      On this day, the group will climb Malchin Peak which is one of the five highest peaks of Altai Tavan Bogd. The peak is 4,049 meters above sea level. Overnight stay in a tent. (BLD)

    • Day 10. - Tsagaan Gol Valley

      This is the last day of trekking and we will make our way back to Tsagaan Gol Valley to meet our local drivers. We will have a farewell dinner with our local camel and horse guides. Overnight stay in a tent. (BLD)

    • Day 11. - Ulgii town

      The group will drive back to Ulgii town. Check-in to a local hotel upon arrival in town. If time permits, we will visit local bazaar and walk around the town. Dinner in a Muslim restaurant. Overnight stay in a local hotel. (BLD)

    • Day 12. - Ulaanbaatar

      After breakfast the group will drive to airport for a domestic flight back to Ulaanbaatar city. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check in. (B)

    • Day 13. - Departure

      Transfer to the railway station or airport for international departure. (B)

    Tour available dates

    2022-06-01 - 2022-08-20

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