Altai Mountains—located at the borders of Russia, China, and Mongolia. One of the last untouched wilderness areas of Asia, and it the highest mountain in Mongolia, including holy peaks, Khuiten, Malchin, Burged, Olgey and Nairamdal.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Bayan-Ulgii Province, Mongolia|
|WEAR||Comfortable warm clothing, warm boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
Fly to Ulaan-Baatar, Capital of Mongolia.
- Arrive in Ulaan-Baatar at the Chingis Khaan International Airport.
- You will meet our guide and driver.
- Transfer to the hotel.
- Sightseeing with Mongolian’s largest Buddhist Monastery, listen to horns calling lamas to temple, rituals and observe the monks, after lunch visit Natural History museum.
Fly to Bayan Ulgii Province, Western Mongolia.
Fly to Ulgii, the capital of the Bayan Ulgii province. The flight takes about 2 halp hours, and on arrivel at the airport in Ulgii you will meet our guide and driver ,and after have your breakfast in a local restaurant , Drive to Altai Tavan Bogd and Tsagaan Gol Valley, by minivans (furgon) 165 km along the north western road. We reach the holy Mountain Shiveet Hairhan, where the Tuvan people live. Here we will be able to view the biggest petroligyphs from the period of the huns (approx 200 B.C) the Huns were the reason for the Chinese eperor Qin Shi Huangdi to build the great wall of China. Over night in tent.
Trek for 11 kms toward the base camp of the snow capped Tavan Bogd massif,with support of camel and horses. Pitch camp next to the 20 km patanian glaciar- the biggest of the twenty glaciers in Mongolian Altai. Remain there two nights. Tavan Bogd means “The Holy Five” referring to the five highest peaks, which Huiten Uul is the highest in Mongolia, 4374 meters above sea level. Quite a considerable height at this altitute. It is a stunning setting with the awe-inspiring massif of high snow-capped peaks. Next day climb Malchin peak 4025 meters high and these are non technical-climbs. Wonderful view of all the peaks and Potania glacier as well as Russian and Kazakhstan territory.This peak divedes Mongolian and Russian border.
Back to Tsagaan Gol Valley and drive To Sirgali area Snake Valley
Trek back to the head of Tsagaan Gol valley where Tuvan people spend their summer. Drive via Snake Valley , across beautiful mountain passes and through the biggest ancient burial sights with numerous petroglyphs and Turkic stones. Bayan Ulgii is rich in arheological remains, as a reminder of the Bronze Age and the time of the Huns and Turkic invasions. Sirgali is beautiful spot where two pristine twin lakes Hoton and Hurgan meet. Eternal snow caps with larch forests below and crystal clean mountain lakes make this area one of the most beautiful parts of the trip. It is also good place for fishing and good for beard watching. Next day hike to a beautiful Baga Turgen Valley where there are three waterfalls and go back just a few steps from Chinese border.
Drive to back Ulgii
Drive to Ulgii through Tsagaan Gol river Valley and Tsengel soum.,stop by some deer stones and balbals(Turkic stone man) and ancient burial sights. Stay in a hotel in Ulgii.